- US announces charges in New York Russian spy ring case
NEW YORK (AP) — Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said.
- Complaints challenge orders limiting female guards at Gitmo
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Some female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said Monday.
- Employers: Agreement made on key issue in port labor dispute
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday.
- Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday.
- Spokesman: Iowa governor to be hospitalized overnight
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will spend the night at a hospital with flu-like symptoms after being rushed there when he fell ill at an event Monday morning, a spokesman said.
- Lyft cars doing away with pink furry mustache
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The pink mustache is out.
- Woman accused of drowning puppy so she could board plane
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Florida woman is suspected of drowning a 2-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom so she could board a plane.
- Court papers: Mom says she stabbed kids to keep them quiet
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Washington state woman accused of stabbing her three small children told detectives that she cut the children's throats with a kitchen knife to keep them quiet for her soldier husband.
- 2 people killed in northern Colorado helicopter crash
ERIE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed in a helicopter crash near the Erie airport in northern Colorado.
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- Melissa Rivers files lawsuit in mother Joan Rivers' death
NEW YORK (AP) — While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated, according to a malpractice lawsuit filed Monday by her daughter, Melissa.
- Lawyer: Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of abuse
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the Boy Scouts that has been documented internally by the organization for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial in California.
- Gunman wounds worker at Los Angeles-area mental clinic
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man described as paranoid shot and wounded a mental health worker Monday during a struggle at a Los Angeles-area clinic where he had sought help, but the employee was expected to survive, officials said.
- As storm rushes in, airlines cancel while salt sellers gain
Businesses large and small are feeling the effects of a huge snowstorm sweeping into the Northeast Monday. For some, wintry weather is derailing activity: Airlines canceled thousands of flights. Car dealers expect to lose a couple sales days. Others are enjoying sales bumps, as shoppers stock up on shovels and other winter gear — and snow day snacks.
- Blind harbor seal learns basic skills at Alaska aquarium
SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — A blind harbor seal is learning basic behaviors such as being fed by hand at an Alaska aquarium.