25 accused of plot to smuggle contraband into jail

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 13 female correctional officers, seven inmates and five others with gang ties have been charged with plotting to smuggle drugs, cellphones and other contraband into the Baltimore jail and other corrections facilities.…

Judge OKs NYC plan for e-hailing yellow cabs

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge says New York City can test out letting people hail yellow cabs via their smartphones. A Manhattan judge dismissed a lawsuit over the “e-hail” program Tuesday and lifted an order that temporarily…

‘Zombies’ invade University of Michigan campus

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — You can learn a lot from a zombie. At least that’s what a University of Michigan professor hopes her 31 graduate students took away from Tuesday’s bizarre, albeit bloody, “zombie apocalypse.” The classroom…

Obama: US will work to up support for Syria rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. and Qatar will continue to work on more support for the Syrian opposition in the coming months. His remarks come after Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that…

Claim: Kan. pill mill tied to soldier overdoses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas doctor has been charged with operating a pill mill for pain killers and antidepressants after Fort Riley officials raised concerns about soldiers who overdosed. The U.S. attorney’s office alleged in a criminal…

Apple to dole out $100B to shareholders

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is finally opening the doors to its bank vault, saying it will distribute $100 billion in cash to its shareholders over two years. Apple says it will buy back $60 billion in shares…

Bomb suspect influenced by mysterious radical

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev fell under the influence of a new friend, a Muslim convert who steered the religiously apathetic young man toward a strict strain of Islam, family…
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Kansas innovative school district law signed

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A new Kansas law will designate some school districts as innovative and make them exempt from certain state education rules. The law, signed……

No bail for suspect in alleged Fla. terror plot

MIAMI (AP) — There will be no release on bail for a Pakistani-born man accused in Florida along with his brother of plotting to detonate explosives in New York City. A Miami federal judge denied bail Tuesday for…

Airline service improves but delays still possible

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after flight delays plagued much of the nation, air travel was smoother Tuesday, but the government warned passengers that the situation could change by the hour as thousands of air-traffic controllers are…

4 charged after Va. freshmen swept into river

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police say four men are being charged in connection with alleged hazing that resulted in the drowning of a Virginia State University freshman. Chesterfield County police said Tuesday three of the suspects have been…

Dems, GOP press Obama administration on drone use

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s second-ranking Democrat is pressing the Obama administration to explicitly spell out its justification for using drones for targeted killings. Sen. Dick Durbin made the comments on Tuesday at the start of a Senate…

Poet Maya Angelou recovering after hospitalization

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — One of Maya Angelou’s doctors says the poet and author is recovering at her North Carolina home following a brief hospitalization. Dr. Jeff Williamson of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.,…