BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a Massachusetts teen charged with manslaughter for allegedly encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself has asked a judge to put the case on hold.
Michelle Carter's lawyer argued Tuesday in Taunton Juvenile Court that the criminal case shouldn't move forward until the state's highest court decides on an appeal of a judge's refusal to dismiss the manslaughter charge.
Carter, then 17, is accused of sending 18-year-old Conrad...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia says that a planned missile launch by North Korea would be "an unmistakable slap in the face" for those arguing against more sanctions in response to its recent nuclear test.
Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel said Tuesday that a launch that uses ballistic missile technology would be another violation of a U.N. ban and strengthens the argument for the international community to impose "real consequences" on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — They say crime doesn't pay, but that might not be entirely true in the District of Columbia as lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders.
The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that includes a proposal to pay residents a stipend not to commit crimes. It's based on a program in Richmond, California, that advocates say has contributed to deep reductions in crime there.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California drought (all times local):
State officials say residents of drought-stricken California used 18 percent less water in December than the same period in 2013 and fell short of the 25 percent conservation mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown.
However, the State Water Resources Control Board reported Tuesday at a meeting in Sacramento that California remains on course to beat its...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are ready for their latest, doomed try to kill President Barack Obama's health care law. With no chance of prevailing, it's an exercise in election-year political messaging.
Tuesday's House vote is an attempt to override Obama's veto last month of a bill gutting much of the law and ending federal payments to Planned Parenthood.
Republicans have no chance of mustering the two-thirds majority needed to reverse Obama'...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The regional office responsible for federally administered hospitals that care for thousands of members of Native American tribes in the Dakotas, Nebraska and Iowa has been assigned a new interim director.
The change in leadership for the Indian Health Service's Great Plains Area office was announced Monday in a letter sent to tribal leaders.
The move comes weeks after inspectors found serious deficiencies at two health...