The elderly wife of Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri was shot by her 81-year-old neighbor in New York on Tuesday after a long-standing feud over harassment and noise complaints, authorities said.
Maria Cartagena was charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and assault, authorities said.
[Updated 9:01 p.m.] The House of Representatives passed the health care "fixes" bill Thursday to send the measure to President Barack Obama's desk.
The vote ended legislative action on Obama's top domestic priority by approving changes to the broader health care reform bill the president signed into law earlier this week.
Republicans have the right to be angry over the Democrat's health care bill, but "resorting to violent measures is exactly the wrong way to send a message," Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Thursday.
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Authorities are no longer able to watch a video of scenes at a Georgia nightclub in the case of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger because a digital video recorder system recorded over it, an attorney said Thursday.
Roethlisberger, who has been the starting quarterback for the Steelers for six seasons, has been accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman at a Georgia nightspot this month. He has not been charged.
An attorney for Toyota Motor Co. told a panel of federal judges Thursday that the company prefers to have the dozens of lawsuits filed against it nationwide consolidated into a single lawsuit, preferably heard in Los Angeles.
The suits were filed in the aftermath of reports of sudden unintended acceleration.
Two teenagers were arrested after a shooting at a mall in Portland, Oregon, police said Thursday.
A House Democrat said Thursday that an envelope containing unidentified white powder was sent to one of his district offices - the latest incident attributed to hostile debate over the health care reform bill.
Rep. Anthony Weiner and a New York Police Department spokesperson said a hazardous materials team was examining the powder that arrived in an envelope at Weiner's office in Kew Gardens, New York.
A look at highlights from the day's business news:
Stocks abandon rally
Stocks gave up gains Thursday, ending little changed, as a late-session bounce in the dollar sapped the strength out of a rally that had pushed the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq near new 18-month highs.
The Dow Jones industrial average added 5 points, or less than 0.1 percent according to early tallies. Earlier, it had risen as much as 119 points, to within 46 points of 11,000, before giving back most of those gains. The S&P 500 index lost 2 points, or 0.2 percent. The Nasdaq composite was little changed.
Here's a look at some of tomorrow's news events:
NASA Shuttle review
NASA managers will hold a review meeting to establish a firm launch date for Space Shuttle Discovery, which is currently scheduled for April 5.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will appear at a fundraiser for her former running mate Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, in Phoenix, Arizona. It will be their first public appearance since the 2008 presidential campaign.
Hold the popcorn
Ticket prices will be going up at movie theaters across the country this weekend as the entertainment industry looks to cash in on the growing demand for 3-D movies following the success of "Avatar"and "Alice in Wonderland." Starting Friday, prices for adult admission to 3-D movies will increase an average 8.3 percent at box offices nationwide, according to market research conducted by investment firm BTIG. Ticket prices for IMAX movies are expected to jump 10 percent, while prices for regular 2-D movies will rise about 4 percent on average. Read more
Senate Republicans succeeded Thursday in removing two minor provisions from the health care "fixes" bill.
The changes would not affect the new health care law signed Tuesday by President Barack Obama, and were not expected to prevent the "fixes" bill from winning congressional approval.
[Updated 1:49 p.m.] A Richmond police spokeswoman confirmed to CNN that a bullet was fired at Rep. Eric Cantor's campaign office.
"We are investigating the circumstance surrounding it," police spokeswoman Karla Peters said. Cantor disclosed the incident to reporters Thursday.
Cantor also accused Democrats of "fanning the flames" of violence by using threats that have been made against Democratic members "as political weapons." Democrats immediately hit back against Cantor's accusation, repeating their allegations that Republicans are at fault.
"We disagree with the charge made by Rep. Cantor today that Democrats are using acts of violence for political gain," said Brad Woodhouse, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee.