Lawmakers discussing changes to safe-haven law
LINCOLN, Neb. - Some key Nebraska lawmakers are discussing an age limit and other possible changes to the state's new safe-haven law that has led parents to abandon children as old as 17.
The group of six met Sunday night to start discussing possible changes to the law. The meeting followed the massive publicity after nine brothers and sisters, ages 1 to 17, were left at a hospital Wednesday.
NASA delays repair mission to Hubble
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA said Monday it is delaying its mission to the Hubble Space Telescope until next year because of a serious breakdown of the observatory in orbit.
Space shuttle Atlantis had been scheduled to blast off in just two weeks, but a new and unexpected problem with the Hubble appeared on Saturday night when the telescope stopped sending science data.
That potentially means a new repair issue for the astronauts to confront - one that they haven't trained for and never anticipated.
Jury selection begins in Fort Dix plot case
CAMDEN, N.J. - Jury selection began under tight security Monday in the federal trial of five men accused of planning an attack on Fort Dix.
Lawyers were expected to take three weeks or more to seat 12 jurors and six alternates. The trial will likely last several months.
U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler has taken the relatively rare step of keeping the jury anonymous, so even lawyers in the case won't know their names.
'Rockefeller' pleads not guilty to taking girl
BOSTON - A German citizen who calls himself Clark Rockefeller pleaded not guilty Monday to charges related to the kidnapping of his 7-year-old daughter off a Boston street in July.
Magistrate Gary Wilson set bail at a sum befitting a true Rockefeller - $50 million.
Investigators say 'Rockefeller' is really Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who has been living under fake identities since coming to the United States in 1978. He also has been identified as a 'person of interest' in the 1985 disappearance of a California couple.
O.J. trial witness compares audio tape transcripts
LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson's armed robbery-kidnapping trial resumed Monday with defense attorneys trying to cast doubt on the testimony of a man who said he brandished a gun during a hotel room confrontation after being told by Simpson to 'look menacing.'
Michael McClinton underwent lengthy cross-examination by Simpson attorney Gabriel Grasso, who offered a defense transcript of an audio tape McClinton secretly recorded at a restaurant where he went with Simpson and other men after they allegedly robbed two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint last year.
Grasso began the day having McClinton do a line-by-line comparison of the defense transcript with a prosecution transcript used when McClinton was questioned Friday by District Attorney David Roger.
Investigators examine helicopter wreckage in Md.
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. - The sole survivor of a weekend medical helicopter crash that killed four people in suburban Washington clung to life Monday, while federal air safety investigators combed through wreckage to determine what caused the accident.
About 20 investigators were on the scene of the crash, including members of the National Transportation Safety Board, the U.S. Park Police, the Federal Aviation Administration and the manufacturers of the helicopter. Several people were perched in trees looking for debris.