Judge tosses involuntary manslaughter charges in frat death


A judge threw out involuntary manslaughter and many of the other most serious remaining charges Wednesday against 11 of the former Penn State fraternity members arrested in a pledge's hazing-related death last year, the second major blow to the prosecution's case.

  • Written by By MARK SCOLFORO , Associated Press

City on edge for funeral of man killed by Sacramento police


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's capital city is on edge for the funeral of a 22-year-old unarmed black man killed by Sacramento police in his grandparents' backyard.

  • Written by By DON THOMPSON , Associated Press

Justices struggle with partisan redistricting again


WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing with an issue that could affect elections across the country, Supreme Court justices wrestled Wednesday with how far states may go to craft electoral districts that give the majority party a huge political advantage.

  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

Russian ex-spy likely poisoned at front door, UK police say


LONDON (AP) — The Russian ex-spy and his daughter left critically ill in a nerve agent attack three weeks ago were probably poisoned at the front door of their home in southwestern England, British police said Wednesday.

  • Written by By DANICA KIRKA and JIM HEINTZ , Associated Press

Barclays to pay $2 billion to US to settle mortgage suit


NEW YORK (AP) — Barclays has agreed to pay $2 billion in civil penalties to the U.S. government to settle a lawsuit alleging that it was involved in a fraudulent scheme to sell residential mortgage-backed securities.