- Chairman: Boston terror suspect radicalized through IS group
BOSTON (AP) — The man who was shot and killed by terrorism investigators had been spreading propaganda for the Islamic State group online, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday.
- Texas inmate, 67, set for execution in slayings 31 years ago
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 67-year-old man who was convicted of killing four men more than three decades ago has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from becoming the oldest Texas prisoner put to death in an execution scheduled for Wednesday evening.
- Boat capsizes in Utah windstorm; man, 3 children killed
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A summery day on a Utah lake turned deadly for a family and friends when high waves and violent winds kicked up and capsized their boat, throwing all seven people into the cold water.
- Bus-truck collision in Pennsylvania leaves 2 dead, many hurt
TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) — A tractor-trailer and a tour bus collided Wednesday on a highway in eastern Pennsylvania, killing two people and sending more than a dozen to hospitals.
- No bail for Canadian diplomat's teen son in killings
MIAMI (AP) — The teenage son of a senior Canadian diplomat is a risk of fleeing prosecution in South Florida for his role in an alleged drug-related shootout and will not be released on bail before trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.
- California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer
SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life.
- With Medal of Honor award, family learns WWI hero wasn't kin
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two days before President Barack Obama announced a posthumous Medal of Honor for black World War I soldier Henry Johnson, a family got staggering news about the legacy of heroism that had inspired them for generations and through three wars. They weren't related to Johnson by blood after all.
- Jury hears openings in New Jersey 'gay conversion' trial
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A nonprofit that promised to turn gays heterosexual instead offered "junk science" and lies, an attorney for four young men told jurors Wednesday during opening statements in a fraud trial involving so-called gay conversion therapy.
- Colorado theater shooting judge denies mistrial over video
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial rejected defense attorneys' second request for a mistrial Wednesday over video shown in court of a psychiatrist's interview with gunman James Holmes.
- History of the Salton Sea
For centuries, the Colorado River periodically emptied into a body of water known as Lake Cahuilla on the northern reaches of the Gulf of California. The Salton Sea was created there in 1905 when the river breached a dike and flooded for two years, bringing farm settlers to the Imperial Valley in California's southeast corner.