Jeffrey McClellan

Killer who set 2 co-workers on fire is executed

A Florida man has been executed for killing two female co-workers by beating them with a hammer and setting them on fire during a robbery at a fabric store where they worked.…
FILE - This Sept. 24, 2013 file photo shows Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Sandberg and the Girls Scouts recently declared a campaign to “Ban Bossy,” complete with Beyonce, Jane Lynch and Condoleezza Rice on video, a helpful website full of tips and thousands of fans who pledged to stamp out that B word for girls. But the effort is also being questioned on a variety of fronts, including its focus on a word that not everyone considers damaging, and for encouraging a behavior that not everybody believes equals leadership skill, as Ban Bossy advocates. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Some question Sheryl Sandberg’s Ban Bossy campaign

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg and the Girl Scouts recently declared a campaign to "Ban Bossy," complete with Beyonce, Jane Lynch and Condoleezza Rice on video, a website full of tips and thousands of fans who pledged to stamp out that B word for girls.…
People wait outside a house as authorities hold an investigation, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in southeast Houston. A house overflowing with more than 100 people presumed to be in the United States illegally was uncovered just outside Houston on Wednesday, a police spokesman said. The suspected stash house was found during a search for a 24-year-old woman and her two children that were reported missing by relatives Tuesday after a man failed to meet them, said a spokesman for the Houston Police Department. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

More than 100 people found in house in Houston

UPDATE Houston police, responding to a tip, went to the home in a somewhat rural area during a search for a 24-year-old woman and her two children, a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy. …
Defense attorney Richard Scheff, representing Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair who faces charges related to having inappropriate relationships with subordinates, speaks with the media prior to entering a courthouse to represent Sinclair at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)

Sentencing for Army general could wrap Wednesday

The sentencing hearing for an Army general who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three subordinates is expected to wrap up Wednesday after testimony by friends and colleagues who praised his leadership.…
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2013 file photo provided to the AP, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers stand near a weapon at the Los Angeles International Airport after a gunman opened fire in the terminal, killing one person and wounding several others. A report on the emergency response to the shooting cites serious shortcomings in communication between agencies that left major commanders in the dark and a long lag in establishing a coordinated response. (AP Photo/File)

Harsh reactions to lapses during LA airport attack

Los Angeles International Airport is inexcusably lacking in its capacity to deal with a crisis, local and national government officials said, calling the communication lapses described in a report on last year's deadly airport shooting everything from a "failure" and an "embarrassment."…
In this Jan. 12, 2009 file photo, the General Motors logo is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  General Motors is offering free loaner cars to owners of compacts that are being recalled for a deadly ignition switch defect, the company said Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The company also will offer a $500 cash allowance to owners who want to buy or lease a new GM vehicle. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM creates new post to spearhead safety issues

General Motors is naming a 40-year engineer as its new safety chief, placing a single person in charge of recalls and other safety issues as it deals with a huge recall that is damaging the company's reputation.…
Lucy Jones, a USGS seismologist talks during a news conference at Caltech in Pasadena, Calif, on Monday, March 17, 2014. The pre-dawn quake rolled across the Los Angeles basin on Monday, rattling residents from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach but causing no reported damage. The quake's magnitude was 4.4 and it was centered 15 miles west-northwest of the downtown civic center, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )

Earthquake strongly felt across Los Angeles

USGS seismologist Robert Graves called it a typical Southern California quake and said expectations were that damage would be slight, if it occurred at all.…
File – In this May 20, 2009, file photo, Jeff Arnett, the master distiller at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn., drills a hole in a barrel of whiskey in one of the aging houses at the distillery. Jack Daniel's is fighting efforts in the state Legislature to dial back the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey, including a provision that requires the spirit to be aged in new oak barrels. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)

Jack Daniel’s opposes changing Tenn. whiskey law

If it isn't fermented in Tennessee from mash of at least 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at a minimum of 80 proof, it isn't Tennessee whiskey.…
FILE - In this Friday, March 17, 2006 file photo, members of the Irish-American gay community protest on Fifth Avenue against the exclusion of Irish and Irish-American gays people from marching in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York. As the Irish, their descendants and the Irish for the day prepare to pay tribute to their heritage, parades and Boston and New York are being overshadowed by boycotts over the refusal to allow gay groups to participate. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh)

St. Pat’s parades proceed amid tension over gays

Mayor Bill De Blasio was set to become the first mayor in decades to sit out New York City's traditional St. Patrick's Day parade over a dispute involving whether march participants can carry pro-gay signs.…