Former vending firm official sentenced for scheme that defrauded Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9M
A former official of a New Jersey-based vending company has been sentenced to prison time for his role in a scheme that defrauded the Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9 million over a 10-year period.
Pennsylvania State Police sued by US over fitness tests, alleging discrimination against women
The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given its applicants for state trooper positions, saying the practice illegally discriminates against women.
Clown car crash: Performers come to aid of fellow jester after accident
A minor car accident involving a utility pole turned into a real high-wire act on Monday after a group of New Jersey clowns came to the rescue of a shaken-up jester.
Elaborate East Texas marijuana farm with 100,000 plants valued at $175 million
East Texas authorities say they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.
Connecticut mother whose son died after being left in hot car says she forgives husband
A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and she forgives him.
US accuses Russia of violating 1987 weapons treaty, doesn't offer details of allegation
The Obama administration's claim that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question.
Last living crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia at age 93
Tom VanKirk says his father, 93-year-old Theodore VanKirk, died Monday in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Washington State ferry loses power on Seattle to Bainbridge Island run
A ferry carrying hundreds of passengers on the Washington State Ferries' busiest route has lost power.
Japanese man sentenced to 3 months for flight attendant assault en route to Hawaii honeymoon
A Japanese man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a flight attendant while flying to Hawaii for his honeymoon will soon return to Japan.
US Pacific commander: World becoming 'numb' to advances in NKorean missile technology
The admiral in charge of U.S. forces in the Pacific says North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology.
Australia rules out fresh sanctions against Russia before all airliner victims are recovered
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while it is focusing on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine.
Bankrolling terror? European countries reportedly paying millions in ransoms to Al Qaeda
The governments, which include France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Germany, all denied paying the ransoms to the terror organization to the Times.
6 die after being swept away by swollen river in northern Mexico
Six people have died and four are missing in northern Mexico after their vehicles were swept away by a swollen river near the U.S. border.
Canadian government says Chinese hackers infiltrated top research and development organization
Chinese hackers infiltrated the computer systems of Canada's top research and development organization, the Canadian government said Tuesday.
Global aviation leaders to set up task force in wake of shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines flight
The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation says it is setting up a task force aimed at improving security measures in the wake of the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine.
Key questions about Argentina's fight with US hedge funds over outstanding debt
Argentina risks financial default unless it reaches an agreement with a group of holdout bondholders by Wednesday.
Body of suspected child stowaway found in US cargo plane
The body of a suspected child stowaway was found in the compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a base in Germany, a Pentagon spokesman confirms.
Power outage at chief Colombian port; officials blame rebel attack
Colombian officials are blaming rebels for a power outage at the country's main port of Buenaventura.
Prosecutor: Venezuela employed 'actions against Aruba' to try and free detained general
The top prosecutor of Aruba says Venezuela ratcheted up various types of pressure on Aruba and the Dutch government to free a former Venezuelan general who was detained on U.S. drug charges.
Activists: Syrian rebels detonate tunnels, kill 13
Syrian activists say insurgents fighting to oust President Bashar Assad have detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 13 pro-government troops.