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School stabbing victim recalled as ‘bright light’

A rock spray-painted by students sits in memory of 16-year-old stabbing victim Maren Sanchez on Friday, April 25, 2014, sits outside Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. Sanchez was stabbed to death earlier during an altercation inside the school. A teenage boy is in...
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1 dead, 6 hurt as SUV hits group at ice cream shop

The SUV that was driven by a 70-year-old man still sits at the spot in front of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour in Buena Park, Calif. where one woman was fatally injured and six others received moderate to minor injuries. The people were waiting to enter the restaurant around 6...

NC teen accused of poisoning grandmother’s greens

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina teenager tried to kill her grandmother by dumping insecticide and termite killer into a pot of collard greens. Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West said Friday that 17-year-old Tyt’ana Lisa-Nicole...
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Possible GOP presidential candidates court NRA

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Friday, April 25, 2014, in Indianapolis. Several potential Republican contenders for president planned on courting gun-rights supporters at the convention...
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Possible GOP presidential candidates court NRA

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Friday, April 25, 2014, in Indianapolis. Several potential Republican contenders for president planned on courting gun-rights supporters at the convention...
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Lawyer: Congressman Grimm to face federal charges

FILE – In this May 9, 2012, file photo, Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grimm’s attorney stated on Friday, April 25, 2014, that federal prosecutors in New York plan on filing criminal charges against the lawmaker. Lawyer William...
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Nevada rancher had limited sympathy in the West

Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a news conference near Bunkerville, Nev., Thursday, April 24, 2014. Bundy, a Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights, lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after...
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Prom-date rejection investigated in school killing

Police remain on scene at Jonathan Law High School after a 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Milford, Conn., Friday, April 25, 2014. A teenage boy is in custody, and police are investigating whether the attack stemmed from her turning down an invitation to be his prom...

Court weighs police use of cellphone tower data

MIAMI (AP) — In the latest challenge over digital age technology and privacy rights, a federal appeals court wrestled Friday with the authority of law enforcement to obtain and use records from cellphone towers, which reel in a treasure trove of user information every...
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Builder in youth jail scandal gets year in prison

Robert K. Mericle, left, leaves the William J. Nealon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Scranton, Pa., after being sentenced to one year in prison on Friday, April 25, 2014. Mericle, a builder of for-profit youth detention centers, was sentenced for his role in a...