Federal authorities have blamed two rig supervisors for the deaths of 11 workers killed when the Deepwater Horizon exploded and spawned BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, even though a string of investigations spread fault among a host of people and companies.
Two men accused of stealing the identities of terminally ill people and using them to reap $30 million from insurance companies and brokerage houses have pleaded guilty with their trial already under way.
The New York City police commissioner says detectives are looking for a balding, middle-aged man in connection with the shootings of three shopkeepers, all of Middle Eastern descent. He describes the man as wearing an overcoat and carrying a duffel bag.
The chief psychiatrist for the Massachusetts Department of Correction says a transgender inmate who won a court order for taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery has no medical need for further electrolysis treatments.
Federal labor officials vowed Monday they will decide quickly whether to support a request by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from pushing worker walk-outs at hundreds of stores on Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.
A Los Angeles federal judge has denied a Christian group's bid for an injunction to force suburban Santa Monica to reopen spaces in a city park to private displays, including Christmas Nativity scenes.