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Christie bridge ally under scrutiny in yet another case: report

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

One of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's closest allies, who's already embroiled in the bridge-closing scandal swirling around the governor, could be caught up in another controversy, The Bergen Record reported Monday night Just three months after a builder represented by his law …

3 killed as helicopter snags power line in Colorado

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

All three people aboard a helicopter were killed after it snagged a power line and crashed Monday in rural western Colorado, authorities said. The three-person crew was on a routine flight inspecting power lines south of Silt, about 50 miles northeast of Grand Junction, when the …

Seattle's Socialist councilwoman to accept less than half of $117K salary

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

Seattle’s only Socialist City Council member announced Monday that she will make good on a campaign pledge and accept only $40,000 a year in salary — bringing her down to the average wage of a worker in the city. The remainder of the roughly $117,000 salary will go t …

Corruption Trial Begins for Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

NEW ORLEANS — Jury selection started on Monday in the public corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who led the city during and after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and now faces charges he profited personally from the city's recovery.

Trial begins for woman in pregnant friend's killing, theft of fetus

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

BOSTON — The trial began on Monday for a Massachusetts woman accused of killing her pregnant friend, cutting the fetus out of her body and later attempting to pass off the baby as her own. Julie Corey, 39, was arrested in 2009 for the murder of Darlene Haynes and the ki …

New grand jury indicts Charlotte police officer who shot unarmed man

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

Less than a week after one grand jury declined to charge him, a different one has indicted a Charlotte, N.C., police officer for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed man who was looking for help after a car crash. Prosecutors resubmitted the case agai …

At risk in just 5 minutes: Doctors share advice on coping with the extreme cold

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

If you’re going outside in some parts of the country — the parts where it’s cold enough to close schools and ground flights — cover up. Cover everything up. That’s the advice of Dr. Brad Uren, an assistant professor in the department of emergency me …

Once-in-a-generation winter storm could paralyze Deep South

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

The Deep South is the next target for a brutal winter freeze, with much of the region in the crosshairs of a storm that forecasters called "potentially paralyzing" and "crippling." The National Weather Service issued winter storm alerts all the way from central Texas eastward th …

US reaches deal with Internet companies on spy data

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

The Obama administration and some of the nation's biggest providers of Internet services have settled their dispute over how much the companies can reveal about requests for customer information from US intelligence agencies. The settlement will likely resolve a lawsuit against …

One dead, two wounded in shooting near Georgia high school

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

One person was dead and two others were injured in a shooting near a suburban Atlanta high school Monday afternoon, police and school officials told NBC News. Phoenix High School in Lawrenceville, about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, was in "soft lockdown" as investigators tried …

Disgraced former journalist Glass denied ability to practice law in California

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

A disgraced journalist who was caught fabricating numerous articles during his career was denied a license to practice law by the Supreme Court of California on Monday. Stephen Glass "made himself infamous as a dishonest journalist by fabricating material for more than 40 articl …

Colorado high schooler sets himself on fire in school lunchroom

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A 16-year-old boy was critically injured Monday after setting himself on fire in the cafeteria at a suburban Denver high school in an apparent suicide attempt, authorities said. Westminster Police Department spokeswoman Cheri Spottke said the …

Many questions linger in deadly Maryland mall shooting

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

As a Maryland mall prepared to reopen Monday two days after a gunman entered the shopping center and killed two store employees and then himself, many questions remain about the tragedy.

'Winter burnout': Ice threatens the Deep South while Great Lakes shiver again

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

The Deep South is the next target for the deep freeze in a winter that won’t quit. Forecasters warned that ice could soon coat the front porches of Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., where winter storm alerts were posted Monday for the first time in almost four years. At …

Avalanches cut off Alaskan town, 'very dangerous' flash floods could follow

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

Debris from a gigantic avalanche blocking the only road into an Alaskan city could take "at least a week" to clear as officials worry about the possibility of very dangerous" flash floods. The 4,000 residents of Valdez were cut off Friday when slides dumped snowy debris hu …

Brain-dead pregnant woman to be laid to rest after being disconnected from life support

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

A pregnant woman who lapsed into a brain-dead state late last year was removed from life support on Sunday after a Texas hospital complied with a judge's order to disconnect her from the machines keeping her alive. Marlise Munoz stopped receiving life-sustaining treatment at aro …

Hospital removes brain-dead pregnant woman from life support

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

A pregnant woman who lapsed into a brain-dead state late last year was removed from life support on Sunday after the Texas hospital caring for her announced it would comply with a judge's order to disconnect her from the machines keeping her alive. Marlise Munoz was removed from …

No known relationship between Maryland mall shooter, victims: cops

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

The gunman who shot and killed two skate store employees at a Maryland shopping mall had no criminal record, police said Sunday. Officials said Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, Md., a manager at a Dunkin’ Donuts, was behind Saturday's rampage that claimed the li …

Actor who played Marlboro Man in ads dies from smoking-related disease

8 months agoNews : Field Notes

Eric Lawson, a working actor who portrayed the Marlboro Man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72. Lawson's wife, Susan Lawson, said Sunday that her husband died Jan. 10 at his California home. The cause was respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive …

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