NEW YORK (AP) — Police say gunfire broke out at a backyard party in Brooklyn overnight, injuring nine people.
Sgt. Daniel Doody of the New York Police Department says the shooting happened at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday in the East New York section after an argument. He says nine people were taken to hospitals with gunshot wounds, but all their injuries are not life-threatening. He says four others were taken to hospitals with cuts and bruises from the melee....
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal safety officials to raise standards for stretch limousines following the fatal crash on Long Island that killed four young women.
In letters to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and to National Transportation Safety Board, he says standards need to be higher to protect passengers in stretch limos and other motor coaches altered in the aftermarket.
A stationary front will stretch across the southern Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast and the Gulf Coast. This frontal boundary will continue to be the focal point for rain and thunderstorms. Flash flooding will be possible along the eastern Gulf Coast, specifically over northwestern Florida. The majority of the southern Plains and the Deep South will experience warm, muggy conditions on Sunday.
Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure will dip southeastward over the upper Midwest...
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Bobby Brown's sister vowed the family feud was "far from over" between their family and the late Whitney Houston's kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
A frustrated Leolah Brown walked out of the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta on Saturday and spoke to reporters gathered outside. She was angry because of some words that were said during the funeral by Pat Houston, the sister-in-law and former manager...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee police officials say an officer has been fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis.
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says police received a call at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday about an officer being shot. Armstrong says the officer was conducting a traffic stop when he was shot multiple times. The officer died at a hospital.
Armstrong did not identify the officer, pending notification of next of kin....
NEW YORK (AP) — Unions representing Verizon workers in nine states say their members will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled with the wireless carrier.
Leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the decision early Sunday after a contract covering 39,000 workers expired. The unions say they're prepared to schedule regular bargaining sessions.
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday will unveil the final version of his unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants.
Obama says it's the biggest and most important step the U.S. has ever taken to combat climate change. He says power plants are the biggest source of harmful, heat-trapping gases but that until now there have been no federal pollution limits.