Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:30:42 -0400
By William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State". A statement released by Sotloff's family through a spokesman indicated the family considered the video to be authentic.
Three killed, two injured in Kansas City shooting
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:08:03 -0400
By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Three people were killed and two more critically injured in a shooting spree in a south Kansas City neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, police said. Law enforcement officials were called to the residential area known as Woodbridge, near an upscale country club, shortly before 1 p.m. CDT. They found five victims with gunshot wounds, three of whom died at the scene, according to a statement by the Kansas City, Missouri, police department.
Key hearing on Detroit's historic bankruptcy begins in U.S. court
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:57:07 -0400
By Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit will not recover, and it may not survive as a major city if its debts are not significantly reduced during bankruptcy, a city attorney told a federal judge at the start of a critical phase of the case on Tuesday. As Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr looked on in the courtroom, Bruce Bennett, an attorney for the city, sought to convince Judge Steven Rhodes that Detroit's 1,034-page plan to adjust $18 billion of debt would save the city. "There is no doubt, your honor, that progress has been made, but Detroit is still a city in distress," said Bennett, an attorney with the Jones Day law firm, in his opening statement. The plan is aimed at reducing Detroit's debt by about $7 billion and reinvesting as much as $1.7 billion in the city, according to Bennett.
Ex-governor's trial may hinge on cryptic email
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:35:32 -0400
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) â Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland is scheduled to return to federal court almost a decade after pleading guilty to political corruption.
Detroit-area man faces prison for death on porch
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:47:51 -0400
DETROIT (AP) â A suburban Detroit man who shot an unarmed woman on his porch could come face-to-face with her parents as he receives his sentence for second-degree murder.
Teen due for sentencing in trade center climb
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:45:53 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) â A teenager who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower is set to be sentenced to community service for a climb that fueled questions about security at the nation's tallest building.
Openings to resume in Detroit bankruptcy trial
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:45:06 -0400
DETROIT (AP) â An attorney for Detroit is set to resume his opening statement at the city's historic bankruptcy trial, after saying on the first day that Detroit needs the restructuring to survive.
AP Photos: More Atlantic City slots stop spinning
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:42:49 -0400
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) â Gamblers at two Atlantic City casinos got in their final bets over Labor Day weekend as Revel Casino Hotel and the Showboat Casino Hotel became the latest victims of Atlantic City's drastic slide.
Japan PM selects 5 women in new Cabinet
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:41:53 -0400
TOKYO (AP) â Japan's prime minister picked a record-matching five women for his Cabinet Wednesday, sending the strongest message yet about his determination to revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders.
Lawsuits seek any Michael Brown juvenile records
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:28:43 -0400
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) â Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday as two news organizations seek the release of any possible juvenile records 7/8for the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer last month.