Judge: IBM owes Indiana $78M for failed welfare automation

Indiana and IBM sued each other in 2010 after then-Gov. Mitch Daniels cancelled the company’s $1.3 billion contract to privatize and automate the processing of Indiana’s welfare applications following numerous complaints.

Teen mom of buried newborn pleads not guilty

Brooke Skylar Richardson entered the pleas at her Monday arraignment. She was indicted Friday on charges that also include involuntary manslaughter, child endangering, evidence tampering and corpse abuse in the May death.

Tillerson says NKorea must halt launches to talk

Tillerson is offering his most specific outline to date of what preconditions the U.S. has for talks with Pyongyang. He says stopping the launches would be the “first and strongest signal.”

Ex-war crimes prosecutor quits panel probing Syria abuses

The former prosecutor for the international war crimes tribunals that investigated atrocities in Rwanda and Yugoslavia has repeatedly decried the Security Council’s refusal to appoint a similar court for Syria’s civil war, now in its seventh year. Permanent member Russia is a key backer of Assad’s government.

Governor condemns Minnesota mosque bombing

Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith visited the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington on Sunday morning, a day after an explosive device shattered windows and damaged an office at the mosque.

NYC’s long war on storefront porn reaches new tipping point

Most of the provocative attractions were swept out years ago from Times Square. But the state’s highest Court of Appeals recently issued a decision upholding zoning rules first put in place under former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.