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Old-timey car pitched to replace NYC's horse-drawn carriages

Old-timey car pitched to replace NYC's horse-drawn carriages

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea. ...

yahoo.com (5 hours ago)

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

yahoo.com (6 hours ago)

Wikipedia beats Google in helping researchers track flu season

Wikipedia beats Google in helping researchers track flu season

By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study. Researchers created a new data-analysis system that looks at visits to Wikipedia articles, and found the system was able to estimate flu...

yahoo.com (6 hours ago)

President defending health law good for some Dems

President defending health law good for some Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically.

yahoo.com (8 hours ago)

Driver killed in crash in western Montgomery County

A driver was killed early Thursday morning when his car overturned on Route 28 in western Montgomery County. Kenneth James Lovelett, 58, was driving east when his car crossed the center line, drove through the westbound lane and off the road, struck a power pole, and flipped, Montgomery County police said. Police...

washingtonpost.com (10 hours ago)

The CPS's failings are undermining the whole legal system

The CPS's failings are undermining the whole legal system

The Nigel Evans case has thrown a spotlight on an institution that is increasingly unfit for purpose, says Emily Thorne

telegraph.co.uk (14 hours ago)

Debbie Vincent: Former soldier turned animal rights extremist jailed for six years

Debbie Vincent: Former soldier turned animal rights extremist jailed for six years

A woman who helped organise a campaign of blackmail based on the harassment and intimidation of medical researchers has been sentenced to six years in prison

telegraph.co.uk (17 hours ago)

The Jamaican murderer we can't deport because he claims to be gay

The Jamaican murderer we can't deport because he claims to be gay

The 29-year-old Jamaican was given a life sentence aged 16 for stabbing another schoolboy, but cannot be deported because he claims he is gay and will be subject to degrading treatment

telegraph.co.uk (20 hours ago)

Acquitted Blakelock suspect Nicky Jacobs breaks silence

Acquitted Blakelock suspect Nicky Jacobs breaks silence

Nicky Jacobs, found not guilty of police officer Keith Blakelock's murder in 1985, tells of "disappointment" on behalf of victim's family in first media interview

telegraph.co.uk (23 hours ago)

New IRS documents: Lerner colluded with DOJ to prosecute conservative groups

New IRS documents: Lerner colluded with DOJ to prosecute conservative groups

On Wednesday, the day after what's commonly called "Tax Day" each April 15, members of the House of Representatives announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released documents that appear to describe a conspiracy by...

examiner.com (1 day ago)

France drops hate speech charges against singer Bob Dylan

France drops hate speech charges against singer Bob Dylan

On April 14, prosecutors in France dropped the preliminary hate charges that they filed against 72-year-old singing icon Bob Dylan last November. Specifically, the French charged Dylan with "public insult and inciting hate,” for...

examiner.com (1 day ago)

100 kidnapped schoolgirls: Nigerian military joins police in search for teens

100 kidnapped schoolgirls: Nigerian military joins police in search for teens

The Nigerian military joined police officers on Wednesday in their search for about 100 teenaged girls abducted from a high school in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, according to African press reports. Police officials are blaming the Islamist...

examiner.com (1 day ago)

Lord Chief Justice steps into Strasbourg row

Lord Chief Justice steps into Strasbourg row

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd urges European Court of Human Rights to leave terror extradition decisions to British courts

telegraph.co.uk (1 day ago)

Impose tougher sentences for knife crimes, says top judge

Lord Chief Justice urges magistrates to hand down more severe sentences to clamp down on knife violence

telegraph.co.uk (1 day ago)

Iraqi claimants 'conspired' to win compensation hand-outs, hears inquiry

Iraqi claimants 'conspired' to win compensation hand-outs, hears inquiry

Ministry of Defence lawyers urges Al-Sweady inquiry to dismiss allegations of unlawful acts by British troops in Iraq, as it emerges key evidence was with-held by claimants' lawyers

telegraph.co.uk (1 day ago)

Ex-California city leader gets 12 years in prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The former city manager of Bell, Calif., has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison for a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small city just outside Los Angeles.

yahoo.com (1 day ago)

Bodies of two men found under I-295

The bodies of two adult men were found under the west-bound ramp onto I-295 at 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast Wednesday morning, authorities said. A call came into police at 9:09 a.m. reporting an unresponsive male at the bridge, D.C. police spokesman Araz Alali said. While investigating the report, another...

washingtonpost.com (1 day ago)

Man charged after Tysons Corner standoff

A 62-year-old McLean man has been charged with several felonies related to a standoff in Tysons Corner. Fairfax County Fire investigators said Michael Gordon of the 8300 block of Greensboro Drive has been charged after he “threatened to shoot officers with a weapon and then would not allow officers” to enter the...

washingtonpost.com (1 day ago)

Andy Coulson: I listened to hacked David Blunkett voicemails

Andy Coulson: I listened to hacked David Blunkett voicemails

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson admitted for the first time in court that he listened to hacked voicemails but insisted he did not know then it was illegal

telegraph.co.uk (1 day ago)

Alleged Abu Hamza deputy's extradition delayed

Alleged Abu Hamza deputy's extradition delayed

US government must provide more assurances on treatment of Haroon Aswat, a British citizen accused of conspiring with the radical extremist Abu Hamza, say judges

telegraph.co.uk (1 day ago)

Islamic terrorists abduct 100 schoolgirls from burning Nigerian town

Islamic terrorists abduct 100 schoolgirls from burning Nigerian town

A large group of Islamic terrorists on Tuesday abducted at least 100 Nigerian schoolgirls from a high school in the predominantly Christian town of Chibok, Borno, following a violent terrorist attack on the town, according to Nigerian police...

examiner.com (2 days ago)

Obama reacts to massive terror bombing that kills 71, wounds 125 Nigerians

Obama reacts to massive terror bombing that kills 71, wounds 125 Nigerians

President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Nigeria's government to conduct a widespread investigation into Monday’s bomb blast which reportedly claimed numerous lives and properties in the city of Abuja, Nigeria. Obama told the &quot...

examiner.com (2 days ago)

Former NFL star Darren Sharper’s rape hearing postponed in California

Former NFL star Darren Sharper’s rape hearing postponed in California

Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on April 15 just long enough to hear the judge announce that his scheduled rape hearing set for today has been postponed until the court hears back...

examiner.com (2 days ago)

Vintage female mug shots give history lessons

Vintage female mug shots give history lessons

Sydney, Australia is a city created by inmate labor. Perhaps this is why Australia has a somewhat "rough and rowdy" reputation. A series of female mug shots from Australia's past confirms its crime history.Frustrated with...

examiner.com (2 days ago)

Dave Lee Travis charged with indecent assault

Dave Lee Travis charged with indecent assault

Veteran DJ charged with one count of indecent assault on a woman over 16 in January 1995

telegraph.co.uk (2 days ago)

Visit Sydney, Australia's Justice & Police Museum

Visit Sydney, Australia's Justice & Police Museum

The Sydney Living Museums cares for a group of 12 of important historical houses in Sydney, Australia. Their purpose is to enrich and revitalize lives with Sydney's living history, and to maintain the houses for the future to...

examiner.com (2 days ago)

US students going overseas must beware of recruitment by spies: FBI

US students going overseas must beware of recruitment by spies: FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's counterintelligence division is increasing its efforts to alert and prepare American university exchange-students, or other young people, planning to study at higher education institutions in foreign...

examiner.com (2 days ago)

Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

yahoo.com (2 days ago)

Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage

Boston Globe wins Pulitzer for bombing coverage

NEW YORK (AP) - An award that usually is met with cheers and jubilation instead came with a moment of silence, as The Boston Globe won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its "exhaustive and empathetic" coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed.

yahoo.com (2 days ago)

The City fare-dodger is no hero - he's dishonest

The City fare-dodger is no hero - he's dishonest

A crime's a crime, even if we can sometimes sympathise with those who beat the system, says Philip Johnston

telegraph.co.uk (2 days ago)

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