Kurt Mix was convicted for deleting text messages that had information about the worst offshore oil spill in the nation's history. That hindered a grand jury's investigation, prosecutors argued. He had been a drilling engineer with BP.
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Four buildings were evacuated and tensions were high at the university on Monday after officials received messages about "shrapnel bombs." With exams scheduled for that day, many thought that perhaps a nervous student was trying to avoid taking a test. The FBI alleges that's what happened.
The second-largest jackpot in U.S. history — possibly as much as $645 million — is going to be shared. If you know someone in San Jose or Atlanta, now might be a time to be extra nice to them.
The percentage has been steadily shrinking thanks to rising home prices, but the highest percentage of underwater mortgages can still be found in a handful of states hardest hit by the housing crisis.
Formerly, Kurt DelBene oversaw Microsoft's Office division. He will take over for Jeff Zients, who was appointed after the website launched with crippling issues.
Republican Sen. Tom Coburn is out with his annual account of "wasteful and low-priority spending." He says he's tallied up nearly $30 billion from 2013 alone.
The death of world leaders and celebrities dominated both world and U.S. searches. Oh, and lots of people also searched for the Harlem shake.
The jackpot could reach a seemingly impossible $1 billion if no one wins in Tuesday's drawing. Experts say the odds of winning are astronomical, but lottery officials say ticket sales are ahead of projections.
At issue is the arrest last week of India's deputy consul general in New York. She is accused of using false documents to get a work visa for her Manhattan housekeeper. India is calling her arrest "despicable and barbaric," and announced retaliatory steps against U.S. diplomats in the country.
Controversy over Nathan B. Forrest High School in Jacksonville has raged for decades. At its opening in 1959, students voted for a different name but lobbied by the Daughters of the Confederacy, the school board disagreed.
The former NSA contractor lives in Russia where he has temporary asylum until mid-2014. In an open letter to the people of Brazil, he says permanent political asylum would give him the ability to talk more freely. The Brazilian newspaper that published the letter says Snowden wants asylum in Brazil.
Tuesday's vote was not as close as some expected. Some Republicans joined with Democrats to move the plan forward. The two-year deal avoids any more government shutdowns until at least 2015.
The Grammy winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee had dozens of hits spanning more than six decades of performing. He died of complications from pancreatic cancer.
Rev. Frank Schaefer was convicted and suspended at a church trial last month of violating the Methodist Book of Discipline by presiding over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony.
A coroner classified Karl Pierson's death as a suicide. Authorities said Pierson came into Arapahoe High School fully armed. He shot one student, before killing himself.
Dan Akerson says asking new shareholders to pay back tax payers would be unfair, and would lead to shareholder lawsuits that would be "difficult to defend."
John Cody, 67, had initially said he was working under 'nonofficial cover' for the CIA and that the charity he stole from was part of a secret operation.
Judge Richard Leon says the sweeping NSA collection of U.S. phone metadata constitutes an unreasonable search or seizure under the Fourth Amendment. The federal judge stayed the ruling waiting for a likely appeal from the Justice Department.
The former NSA contractor leaked details of the National Security Agency's surveillance operations. Speculation that Snowden could get amnesty if he returns the documents was sparked by comments from the man in charge of the Snowden task force at the NSA.