Posted: Feb 14, 2013 10:32 PM
Updated: Feb 14, 2013 10:32 PM
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) After being stuck at sea for days on a disabled and foul smelling cruise ship, passengers are streaming off the Carnival Triumph, which is docked in Mobile, Ala. One of the homemade signs hanging off the 14-story ship read "Sweet Home Alabama!" Clearing the ship will take hours. For passengers who don't have rides waiting, they can opt for bus rides of 2 hours to New Orleans or 7 hours back to Galveston, Texas.
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) Remains found in the burned California mountain cabin where Christopher Dorner made his last stand Tuesday have been positively identified as Dorner's through dental examination. But the coroner in San Bernardino County hasn't disclosed how he died. Toxicology tests could take weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says it's unfortunate that congressional Republicans are using politics to block the confirmation of a secretary of defense in a time of war. A vote to end a GOP filibuster against Chuck Hagel fell short of the 60 needed to advance to an up-or-down vote on the former Republican senator and Vietnam veteran. Another vote is set for Feb. 26.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The same-sex spouse of a member of the military will be buried in a U.S. national cemetery. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki used his discretionary authority to allow the burial. The VA said the request was the first of its kind that Shinseki was asked to consider, and the first he has approved.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Attorneys for New Jersey have told a federal judge that a 1992 law banning legal betting in all but four other states is discriminatory. The federal government says Congress is allowed to treat states differently. A sports wagering bill signed last year by Gov. Chris Christie is being challenged by the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA and Major League Baseball.