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Man convicted of slaying 7 awarded nearly $500K

Updated: 03/10/2014 - A former handyman serving life in prison for the 1993 murder of seven people at a suburban Chicago restaurant has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in a civil lawsuit in which he alleged a jail guard punched him in the face.

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'300' sequel rules box office with $45.1M debut

Posted: 03/09/2014 - The stylish combat film "300: Rise of an Empire" topped the box office with a strong debut of $45.1 million seven years after the original "300" became an unlikely sensation.

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State oversight may tame California pot shops

Posted: 03/09/2014 - A California lawmaker has introduced legislation to regulate the state's free-wheeling medical marijuana industry — the farmers that grow the drug, the hundreds of storefront shops that sell it and especially the doctors who write recommendations allowing people to use it.

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No consensus on notifying victims of data breaches

Updated: 03/09/2014 - The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.

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Mom accused of driving into surf goes before judge

Updated: 03/08/2014 - A Florida judge set a bond of $1.2 million for a pregnant South Carolina woman accused of driving her minivan into the ocean in an attempt to kill her three children.

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Russia reinforces presence in Crimea

Updated: 03/08/2014 - Dozens of military trucks have been seen in Crimea today as Russia reinforces its presence in the disputed Ukrainian peninsula.

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Obama: It's time to give America a raise

Posted: 03/08/2014 - President Barack Obama says he's hearing from business owners across the country who are voluntarily paying their workers more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

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Stolen European passports on missing plane

Posted: 03/08/2014 - Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.

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Facebook expands server farm in Sweden

Posted: 03/07/2014 - Facebook plans to build a new data center at its server farm in northern Sweden, less than a year after opening the plant, its first outside the United States.

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Endo gets US approval for long-acting testosterone

Posted: 03/06/2014 - Drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals says it received U.S. approval for its long-acting testosterone injection Aveed, which joins a crowded field of hormone-boosting drugs for men.

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"Upskirt" photos in Boston deemed legal

Updated: 03/06/2014 - A man who took cellphone pictures up women's skirts as they rode the Boston subways did not violate state law because the women were not nude or partially nude.

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ARC awards grant to Ky. Promise Zone

Posted: 03/05/2014 - The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded funding to launch the Promise Zone program in eight counties in southeastern Kentucky.

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