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Supreme Court: Two states can't tax the same income

Supreme Court rules on double taxationThe Supreme Court came down against double taxation Monday in a case that could cost some states and cities millions of dollars.

The justices sided with taxpayers over governments in a case that tested Maryland's income tax system, which does not grant a full credit to residents who also pay income taxes in states where they work. The state is among the few that collect some income taxes on residents who work out of state.


Police arrest 192 after deadly biker gang shootout

Bikers arrested in TexasNearly 200 people were arrested on Monday a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs a day earlier where nine people were killed and 18 injured at a restaurant that law enforcement called a horrific crime scene.

The bikers from at least five rival gangs attacked each other with guns, knives, brass knuckles, clubs and motorcycle chains at a Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill in the central Texas city of Waco. No bystanders or police were injured, police said.


Obama announces new police standards, bans military equipment for local police

Obama creates new police standardsPresident Barack Obama announced federal standards to improve trust between police and communities and a ban on some types of military equipment for local police agencies.

Obama will speak of the measures on Monday in Camden, N.J., a city that has struggled with one of the country's highest violent crime rates.

"President Obama believes that in America everyone should be empowered by the country they call home, not limited by the zip code into which they are born," a statement released by the White House said. "Changes include increasing the number of police officer boots on the ground and changing the way their officers interact with the community."


Texas Biker Gang Shooting Leaves Nine Dead, Several Injured

Biker gang deathsThree rival motorcycle gangs turned a local restaurant into a shooting gallery Sunday afternoon and when the gunfire was over, nine people were dead and several were injured.

Waco police Sunday afternoon, assisted by Department of Public Safety troopers, police officers from several cities and deputies from the McLennan County Sheriff's Office were surrounding the Twin Peaks Restaurant, in the Central Texas Market Place after several people were reported shot during a rival motorcycle gang fight, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.


How three Miami stoners scored a deal to arm the Afghan army

Stoners who armed Afghani army"Arms and the Dudes" is the extraordinary true story of how three twentysomething Miami stoners turned gunrunners and scored a mega-$300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm the Afghan Army.

Call it sex, drugs ’n’ munitions.

Investigative reporter Guy Lawson subtitled the book “How Three Stoners from Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History,” which makes the point but only suggests how unbelievable, though entirely credible, this account is.


Tornado Alley earns its name: Storms roar in

Tornado alley earns its nameLittle relief was in sight Sunday for nine states where violent storms and tornadoes damaged and destroyed homes, flipped cars and downed power lines this weekend.

The storms, including 28 reported tornadoes, and flash flooding raked across parts of Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Iowa and Louisiana on Saturday and early Sunday, The Weather Channel reported.


Hacker took control of United flight and flew jet sideways, FBI affidavit says

Hacker made United jet fly sidewaysA security researcher suspected of hacking into computerized systems aboard a United Airlines Boeing 737 from Denver to Chicago last month told federal authorities that he once manipulated a jetliner's flight controls to steer the plane sideways, an FBI agent's affidavit states.

Chris Roberts, a security researcher with One World Labs, was met by FBI agents after exiting a United flight in Syracuse, N.Y., on April 15 for a tweet posted on his account that suggested he may have hacked into a flight's entertainment system -- activity that he'd supposedly told agents previously that he would stop doing.


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