New York

Civil trial of Palestinian groups begins

The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority routinely killed civilians in Israel, a lawyer for victims of terror attacks told a jury at the opening of a civil trial. Attorney Kent Yalowitz made the remarks in a Manhattan federal courtroom as an 11-year-old lawsuit came to life with victims of the 2001 to 2004 terror attacks looking on. The 2004 lawsuit sought $1 billion from the groups, which have argued that the case does not belong in U.S. courts.


Minnesota-bound Delta flight returns to LAX

A Delta Air Lines jet landed safely after a midair scare forced an emergency return to Los Angeles International Airport. Carrying 152 people, Delta Flight 2116 landed at LAX after circling to burn fuel as a precaution. The Boeing 757 departed LAX about 8:30 a.m. with 146 passengers and a flight crew of six, heading to Minneapolis, officials said. But the flight "experienced a problem" after departure, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said.


Paris attacks prompt bid for trial delay

Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge to suspend jury selection for at least a month because of the terror attacks in France. The filing said a delay would allow time for "the extraordinary prejudice" from the attacks and the comparisons to the 2013 marathon bombing to diminish. Jury selection began last week and is set to resume Thursday. Tsarnaev's lawyers have tried repeatedly to delay and move the trial.

Washington, D.C.

New limits on methane emissions planned

In President Obama's latest move using executive authority to tackle climate change, administration officials will announce plans this week to impose new regulations on the oil and gas industry's emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, according to a person with knowledge of the plans. The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the proposed regulations this summer, and final regulations by 2016.


Bartender charged with threats on Boehner

A bartender with a history of psychiatric illness was indicted on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, possibly by poisoning his drink, according to court records. A criminal complaint said Michael Hoyt was fired last fall from a country club in West Chester, Ohio, where he served drinks to Boehner, who is a member. In a conversation with a police officer, Hoyt said that before leaving, he "did not have time to put something in John Boehner's drink," the complaint said.


Mubarak conviction overturned, retrial set

An appeals court overturned the conviction of former President Hosni Mubarak on charges of corruption, removing the last legal judgment against him and ordering a retrial. Mubarak, 86, is in a military hospital. He has spent enough time in detention to allow his release for time served.

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