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After killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy

By JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK (AP) — For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system’s best-kept secrets. But their private process has come under extraordinary public…

Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt

By AMANDA LEE MYERS A fugitive treasure hunter embroiled in a legal fight over what’s been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history has been arrested in Florida…

Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

By DINA CAPPIELLO (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling,…

Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

By JIM KUHNHENN (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as…

Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

By CAIN BURDEAU (NEW ORLEANS, AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read “Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart)…

11 rescued from sinking tow vessel off Hawaiian island

(HONOLULU, AP) — Officials say 11 people are safe after being rescued from their sinking tow boat off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The Coast Guard says it received an…

Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt high court

By MARK SHERMAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — For the second time in 11 months, opponents of Supreme Court rulings lifting limits on money in political campaigns briefly disrupted proceedings in the…

Jury in Va. to hear closing arguments in CIA leak case

(ALEXANDRIA, Va., AP) — A federal jury is slated to hear closing arguments in the leak trial of a former CIA officer accused of giving details of a classified operation…

Video of New Jersey man shot by police raises questions

By SEAN CARLIN and GEOFF MULVIHILL (BRIDGETON, N.J., AP) — A police video of officers confronting and then fatally shooting a black man in southern New Jersey has raised questions and…

Trial to begin for Pennsylvania man whose yard had bodies

(WILKES-BARRE, Pa., AP) — A notorious Pennsylvania inmate found with at least five sets of human remains buried in his yard nearly a dozen years ago will stand trial on…

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