FORT MEADE, Maryland - An accused conspirator in the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington was expelled from a courtroom at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal on Tuesday for being disruptive.
- Insurance companies are struggling with a new request by the Obama administration to make sure people receive medical benefits under healthcare reform come January 1, even if they miss a sign-up deadline set for next Monday.
DENVER - The teenage gunman who stormed a Colorado high school last week, critically wounding a classmate, intended to attack five classrooms and scrawled on his forearm the Latin phrase meaning, "The die has been cast," investigators said on Tuesday.
- A man opened fire on Tuesday in a Reno, Nevada, medical building, killing one person and injuring two others before he died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
WASHINGTON - Technology company executives pressed President Barack Obama on Tuesday to rein in the U.S. government's electronic spying after a court dealt a blow to the administration's surveillance practices.
LOS ANGELES - The man accused of opening fire at Los Angeles International Airport last month, killing a federal security screener and wounding three other people, was indicted on Tuesday on charges of premeditated murder and attempted murder of federal officers.
- A winning ticket for an estimated $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, approaching the biggest U.S. lottery prize ever, was sold in San Jose, California, a lottery official said late on Tuesday evening.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma executed by lethal injection on Tuesday a man convicted of stabbing and beating a horse trainer to death in a case of mistaken identity.
BOSTON - A Harvard University student was charged with making a false claim that bombs had been placed at up to four buildings on the school's campus in a bid to get out of taking a final exam, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.