Pipeline spews crude in California but none reaches beach

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — An underground pipeline spewed thousands of gallons of crude oil Thursday near the Southern California coast but the foul-smelling goo was contained in a lengthy stretch of ravine and never reached nearby beaches.

  • Written by ALICIA CHANG, Associated Press

'No' to Obama's immigration plans, Supreme Court says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A short-handed and deeply divided Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama's immigration plan to help millions living in the U.S. illegally, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency and raising the stakes even further for the November elections.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Texas U. admissions can consider race, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a narrow victory for affirmative action, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a University of Texas program that takes account of race in deciding whom to admit, an important national decision that was cemented by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Acquittal of officer leaves Baltimore asking: What happened?

BALTIMORE (AP) — With no witnesses or video inside the metal compartment of a police van, it's likely no one will ever know what snapped the neck of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man left handcuffed and shackled but unbelted on his trip to the station.

  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press