Update: Expert: Shooting of teen ‘reasonable’

U.S. 10/02/18, 12:45

The Latest on the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. (all times local):11:35 p.m.A psychologist says white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke's shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald was a "reasonable response" to what he perceived as ...

Update: Trump heads to Philly to promote trade, economy

U.S. 10/02/18, 12:36

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):12:20 p.m.President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Johnson City, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)President Donald Trump is set to promote his new North American trade agreement and the nation's economic performance in Philadelphia on Tuesday, a day ...

New rulings on medical marijuana use go against employers

U.S. 10/02/18, 11:58

Health care worker Katelin Noffsinger told a potential employer that she took medical marijuana to deal with the effects of a car accident, but when a drug test came back positive, the nursing home rescinded her job offer anyway.A federal judge last month ruled that the nursing home, which had ...

Update: Deliberations start in W.Va. impeachment trial

U.S. 10/02/18, 11:15

The Latest on the impeachment trial of West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker and jury selection for the federal trial of suspended Justice Allen Loughry (all times local):11 a.m.The West Virginia Senate has started pondering the fate of impeached Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker.Closing arguments were held Tuesday in ...

Multiple people arrested over 2017 white nationalist rally

U.S. 10/02/18, 11:07

Multiple arrests have been made in connection with a white nationalist torch-lit march and rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, federal authorities said Tuesday.The arrests come more than a year after violence broke out when hundreds of white nationalists descended on Charlottesville to protest the planned removal of a statue ...

Update: 9 charged in Kavanaugh protest at Manchin office

U.S. 10/02/18, 10:49

The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and allegations of sexual misconduct against him (all times local):9:55 a.m.Police say nine women who refused to leave a West Virginia senator's office during a protest over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been charged with trespassing.News outlets report the women staged ...

3 dead in crash after driver doesn’t stop for Chicago police

U.S. 10/02/18, 09:41

Authorities say the driver of a speeding car who failed to stop for police caused a multi-vehicle crash on Chicago's South Side, killing a 3-year-old boy from Indiana and two men.Chicago police say the driver fled the scene on foot Monday night. He hasn't been caught.Police say officers in a ...

Museums offer yoga, meditation programs along with art

New York 10/02/18, 09:34

A little mindfulness is part of the collection at many American art museums, which are offering yoga, meditation and other wellness programming as part of the art-viewing experience.In New York City, the Brooklyn Museum offers yoga and meditation sessions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art last year featured workouts taught by ...

Zero Waste households winnow their trash down to almost nil

U.S. 10/02/18, 09:29

Less may be more, but zero is the best of all — at least where contributing to landfills is concerned.A small but growing number of households are joining what has become a bona fide movement: Zero Waste. While their goal of producing no trash at all may remain elusive, some ...

Texas school ratings must not mislead

Texas 10/02/18, 08:47

It could be time for a re-test. A recent review of Texas public schools by Hearst Newspapers revealed serious discrepancies between the rankings given to state schools and the actual performance of their students in college.At two-thirds of the highest-rated schools, most students fail to score high enough on the ...

: Firms sell school ‘hardening’ as mass shooting solution

Florida 10/02/18, 08:14

Security companies spent years pushing schools to buy more products — from "ballistic attack-resistant" doors to smoke cannons that spew haze from ceilings to confuse a shooter. But sales were slow, and industry's campaign to free up taxpayer money for upgrades had stalled.That changed last February, when a former student ...

: Firms sell school ‘hardening’ as mass shooting solution

U.S. 10/02/18, 08:09

Security companies spent years pushing schools to buy more products — from "ballistic attack-resistant" doors to smoke cannons that spew haze from ceilings to confuse a shooter. But sales were slow, and industry's campaign to free up taxpayer money for upgrades had stalled.That changed last February, when a former student ...

Trials adding up for West Virginia Supreme Court justices

U.S. 10/02/18, 07:23

The federal trial of a suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice is starting a day after a colleague's impeachment trial began in the state Senate.Jury selection is set to get under way Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston for Justice Allen Loughry, who also has a Senate impeachment trial ...

Florida officials identify boy found dead inside hot car

U.S. 10/02/18, 06:47

Authorities have identified a 4-year-old boy who was found inside a hot car in central Florida.Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson told news outlets that a bystander found 4-year-old Logan Starling inside a car parked at Elite Preparatory Academy on Friday. The bystander took the child to a nearby fire ...

Amazon raising minimum wage for US workers to $15 per hour

U.S. 10/02/18, 06:29

Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month.The company said Tuesday that the wage hike will benefit more than 350,000 workers, which includes full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions. It includes Whole Foods employees. Amazon's hourly operations and customer service employees, ...