FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - A captain, whose sexual-assault allegations against a U.S. Army general made him the focus of a rare court-martial for a high-ranking officer, will likely face tough questions from his attorneys when she takes the stand on Monday.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said his agency was stepping up efforts to stem sharp increases in deadly heroin overdoses, trafficking in the drug and abuse of prescription narcotics at the root of what he called an "urgent public health crisis."
TOKYO - A Japan Airlines- operated Boeing 787 made an emergency landing at Honolulu Airport after oil pressure in its right engine dropped, the Japanese carrier said.
BOSTON - Lawyers for three college friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who prosecutors say interfered with the investigation into the attack, are due in court on Monday to brief a judge on their readiness for a June trial.
DETROIT - Former Ford Motor Co executive William Clay Ford Sr., the last surviving grandchild of the automaker's founder, Henry Ford, and the longtime owner of the Detroit Lions football team, died on Sunday at age 88, the company said.
- Double-digit annual returns for most U.S. public pension systems over the past two years have done little to shrink the yawning deficits facing many of them after a decade of inadequate funding, according to analysts and recent data.
WASHINGTON - A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Northern California early on Monday at a relatively shallow depth of 4.3 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
- An unidentified gunman opened fire inside an Ohio nightclub early on Sunday, killing three people including an off-duty police officer, authorities said.
NEW YORK - Police in Massachusetts arrested a total of 52 people after nearly a dozen more were taken into custody early on Sunday as a pre-St. Patrick's Day party turned violent, with officers in riot gear sparring with revelers in skirmishes that lasted nearly 24 hours.
- Two dozen students in Southern California were injured when a packed stage collapsed during a performance at a high school, police said on Sunday.