NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Bratton, a veteran police chief who has led departments across the country, was named on Thursday as New York City's next police commissioner, taking over a force credited with a sharp drop in violent crime but criticized for its tactics.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire candy heiress Jacqueline Badger Mars pleaded guilty on Thursday to misdemeanor reckless driving charges stemming from a fatal accident in Virginia.
(Reuters) - A school bus carrying about 10 Idaho elementary school children collided with a dump truck west of Boise on Thursday, killing one student and injuring four more, a state police spokeswoman said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has repatriated two Algerians held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than a decade, the Pentagon said on Thursday, in what the men's attorneys described as an involuntary transfer that ignored their pleas to go elsewhere.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead an American chemistry teacher working at an international school in the Libyan city of Benghazi, medical and security sources said on Thursday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their family members with participating in a scheme to get health benefits intended for the poor by lying about their income.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Americans from Texas to New York were steeling on Thursday for an icy blast of winter storms expected to blanket roads and power lines with ice and threaten travel across a wide swath of the United States, forecasters said.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, considered the frontrunner for college football's prestigious Heisman Trophy, will learn on Thursday if he will be charged in an alleged sexual assault that has put a cloud over his season.