Guatemalan president's immunity lifted in corruption scandal
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) ? Guatemala's Congress lifted President Otto Perez Molina's immunity of office on Tuesday, opening him up to possible prosecution in a widening customs corruption scandal that has rocked his administration and the country's political system.
Baseball, wings and Ellen: Meet the Miss America hopefuls
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) ? This year, Georgia is from Oklahoma ? Georgia Frazier, that is, a cancer survivor and daughter of a former New York Yankees pitcher who holds an inauspicious World Series record.
Obama buys out cinnamon rolls at Anchorage cafe
Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally said Tuesday that federal and local authorities contributed to the death of their daughter through negligence and bureaucratic bungling.
Citing God's authority, clerk defies Supreme Court on gay marriages
Invoking God's authority, a Kentucky county clerk defied the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday and stood by her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to any couples - gay or straight - since the court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution. On Monday, the same court rejected Davis' request for an emergency order allowing her to deny marriage licenses to gay couples while she appeals a federal judge's order requiring her to issue them.
French justice ministry hired 40,000 undeclared workers: report
France's justice ministry promised Tuesday to take action after an investigation leaked in the press found it had hired over 40,000 undeclared workers on a casual basis. The 2014 report, obtained by the satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaine, found that a total of 50,000 "occasional public service workers" had not been hired on proper terms. As a result, contributions to France's welfare system or value-added tax (VAT) were not paid.
Assault charges for 3 deputies in horse-chase beating
Trial begins for officer charged with abusing Indian man
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) ? Attorneys questioned potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of an Alabama police officer charged with using excessive force against an Indian grandfather who was visiting his family near Huntsville.
Illinois hunts for suspects in killing of veteran police officer
By Brendan O'Brien FOX LAKE, Ill. (Reuters) - More than 100 police officers using aircraft and canine units were searching northern Illinois on Tuesday afternoon for three suspects believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran police officer, officials said. Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was found wounded on Tuesday morning after reporting that he was pursuing three suspects on foot, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. Officials have only described the three suspects as two white males and one black male.
Ripken honored by Orioles in celebration of 2131 game
BALTIMORE (AP) ? Instead of taking another lap around Camden Yards, Cal Ripken Jr. marked the 20th anniversary of his 2,131st consecutive game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Orioles hosted Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.