Honda confirms 11th U.S. death tied to ruptured Takata air bag inflator

By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said on Monday it had confirmed an 11th U.S. death involving one of its vehicles tied to a faulty Takata Corp (7312.T) air bag inflator. The Japanese automaker said the...
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Civil rights groups battle Texas Republicans in court on redistricting

By Jim Forsyth | SAN ANTONIO SAN ANTONIO Civil rights groups accused Texas Republicans of illegally drawing district maps with the intention of diluting the voting power of minorities at the start of a hearing on Monday on a long-simmering...
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Mayweather asks IRS for temporary reprieve

(The Sports Xchange) – Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather goes by the nickname “Money” but a lack of cash prompted him to file an appeal with the IRS regarding overdue taxes. Mayweather filed a tax court petition on July 5, asking...
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Chicago policemen plead not guilty to cover-up in shooting of black teen

By Chris Kenning and Suzannah Gonzales | CHICAGO CHICAGO Three current and former Chicago police officers pleaded not guilty on Monday to felony charges of conspiring to cover up the fatal shooting of an African-American teenager by a white officer,...
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Pennsylvania governor to let state budget become law

By David DeKok
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Officer who fatally shot black motorist in Minnesota leaves department

By Timothy Mclaughlin
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Judge orders new restrictions on Oakland police following scandal

By Alissa Greenberg | SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO A federal judge said on Monday he would impose new restrictions on the Oakland Police Department following a scathing report into a scandal in which officers engaged in sexual misconduct with a...
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Seattle lawmakers pass tax on highest earners; mayor eager to be sued

By Eric M. Johnson | SEATTLE SEATTLE Seattle’s city council unanimously passed a pioneering income tax on the city’s highest earners on Monday, a measure that has become a clarion call for Democrats there even though it is likely to...
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U.S. military plane crashes in Mississippi; 16 dead

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Los Angeles spells out low-cost, bold Olympic future in Games pitch

By Brian Homewood and Karolos Grohmann | LAUSANNE LAUSANNE Los Angeles could deliver a low-cost, low-risk model for the Olympic Games, officials outlining its 2024 candidacy to the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday. Bid chairman Casey Wasserman s...
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