A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.
A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face.
Baggage screeners at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have discovered two World War I artillery shells in checked luggage that arrived on a flight from London.
A Twitter-like Cuban social media network that the U.S. government built to stir unrest was a “cockamamie” idea doomed to discovery and failure, the chairman of a Senate panel that oversees the U.S. Agency for International Development declared Tuesday. He said the agency didn’t adequately describe to Congress the program it was secretly operating.
Police arrested two Santa Monica High School students over a video-recorded classroom fight between a teacher and a pupil that sparked condemnation from a district official and a backlash from parents.
Four Smart cars were flipped over in an apparent vandalism spree Monday in San Francisco. Police don’t know whether the attacks were a prank or a result of rising tensions from residents who blame the tech industry for rising costs.
A bill that revives jobless payments for more than 2 million people who have been out of work for longer than six months passed the Senate on Monday but still faces an uncertain future.
Two men were arrested in connection with the severe mob beating of a Detroit motorist who had accidentally hit a 10-year-old boy who stepped in front of his truck, police said Monday. That brings to four the number of people arrested in the assault of 54-year-old Steve Utash.
The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that Internet companies are encroaching too much upon their lives, a new poll showed.
A large brawl broke out during an annual charity hockey match between New York City police and firefighters on Long Island.