US lags as commercial drones take off around globe
WASHINGTON (AP) — A small, four-rotor drone hovered over Washington Nationals players for a few days during spring training in Florida last month, taking publicity photos impossible for a human photographer to capture. But no one got the Federal Aviation Administration's permission first.
Tensions rise over access to local government
It was a chilling crime and, even with a quick arrest, disturbing questions lingered.
Stepmom: Ex-Hawaii soldier's daughter hit often
HONOLULU (AP) — The stepmother of a 5-year-old girl who prosecutors allege was beaten to death by her father testified Friday that she and the former Hawaii soldier abused the girl regularly, escalating to her death.
Obama's promise to review deportations has risks
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new promise to seek ways to ease his administration's rate of deportations aims to mollify angry immigrant advocates but carries risks for a White House that has insisted it has little recourse.
Officers' body cameras raise privacy concerns
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officers at thousands of law enforcement agencies are wearing tiny cameras to record their interactions with the public, but in many cases the devices are being rolled out faster than departments are able to create policies to govern their use.
Questions that arise when placing cameras on cops
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New tiny cameras are starting to be worn by police officers across the U.S. — roughly 3,000 of 18,000 law enforcement agencies are using or trying out these cameras and the numbers are expected to grow exponentially as technology has become more affordable and reliable.
GOP gubernatorial candidates vie for supporters
BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — The ongoing struggle over the direction of the GOP played out this weekend as the California Republican Party met at its convention: The party in California and elsewhere is torn between supporters who want to steadfastly hold to conservative principles and those who want to take a more moderate, pragmatic approach that could resonate with a broader cross section of voters.
Newtown struggles to meet mental health demand
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some of the charities paying for mental health care for children and families affected by the Sandy Hook massacre are running short of money and officials don't know how much they'll need — and for how long — to repair the psychological scars from the mass shooting.
Former Georgia congressman Bo Callaway dies
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Howard "Bo" Callaway Sr., a former Georgia congressman, Army secretary and one of the founders of Callaway Gardens, died Saturday. He was 86.
Oil mars Ala. swamp months after crude train crash
ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a west Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes.