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.…
In this May 17, 2013 file photo, emergency workers arrive at the scene of a train collision  in Fairfield, Conn, after two Metro-North commuter trains serving New York City collided during Friday's evening rush hour. According to a Federal Railroad Administration review prompted by another accident on Dec. 1, 2013 that killed four passengers and injured about 70 others, the Metro-North commuter railroad has allowed its emphasis on trains' on-time performance to "routinely" overshadow its safety operations.   (AP Photo/The Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham, File)

Review blasts NY railroad after fatal derailment

The Federal Railroad Administration, in a report to Congress issued Friday, said Metro-North Railroad's emphasis on sticking to its schedule led to a deficient safety culture that has manifested itself in increased risk and reduced safety.…
In this photo provided by the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff's Office is James Robert Jones, 59. Authorities say Jones, who escaped federal custody more than three decades ago, was arrested Thursday, March 13, 2014, when he showed up for work in Pompano Beach, Fla. He had been listed as one of the U.S. Army's 15 Most Wanted for escaping from a federal prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in 1977. (AP Photo/Broward County Sheriff's Office)

After 37 years on lam, killer caught in Florida

James Robert Jones, 59, was one of the Army's 15 most-wanted fugitives after his 1977 escape from the Kansas prison dubbed "The Castle" for its large walls and tower keeps.…
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Holder endorses proposed drug sentencing changes

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's backing for a U.S. Sentencing Commission proposal to lower the guideline penalties is part of a broader Justice Department effort to lessen punishment for nonviolent drug dealers. …
This August, 2013 photo illustration provided by Google shows a frame from a moving time-lapse sequence of images, as Internet viewers would see it, of rafters on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park., Ariz. Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few ever get to experience - a moving tour of the river through the Grand Canyon courtesy of a Google time-lapse camera making sequential images. The search giant partnered with American Rivers to showcase the whitewater rapids, a handful of hiking trails, the towering red canyon walls and the stress placed on the river by drought and humans. The imagery taken last August went live Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Google)

Google cameras take rafting trip at Grand Canyon

The search giant partnered with the advocacy group American Rivers to showcase views of nearly 300 miles of whitewater rapids, towering red canyon walls, and rich geologic history.…