By Doina Chiacu and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service cannot hire new agents for the next presidential election or make improvements at the agency until Congress settles a dispute over funding, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Thursday. Johnson said in a speech in Washington that uncertainty over the budget for the Department of Homeland Security, which secures U.S. borders, airports and coastal waters and protects the president, had put security initiatives on hold. These included recommendations made in December by a review panel on the Secret Service, which has been plagued with a series of security lapses, among them a White House intruder and a drone that landed on the mansion's lawn early Monday. Secret Service protection extends to major presidential and vice presidential candidates and their spouses within four months of a presidential election.
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A passenger who said she had been raped by an Uber driver in India's capital sued the online car service in U.S. federal court on Thursday, claiming the company failed to maintain basic safety procedures. In the lawsuit, the woman, who resides in Delhi and was not named, called Uber the "modern day equivalent of electronic hitchhiking." "Buyer beware - we all know how those horror movies end," the suit stated. In a statement, Uber did not directly address the lawsuit but said it is cooperating fully with the authorities to ensure the perpetrator is brought to justice. India is Uber's largest market outside the United States by the number of cities covered, and the country's radio taxi market is estimated to be worth $6 billion to $9 billion.
Officers say a juvenile driver was intoxicated when he was involved in a crash that killed one person and injured another.
Two people are facing charges after a Wednesday night shooting in Chico.
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a fatal crash in Tehama County that happened Wednesday night.
Authorities are cracking down on college campus rapes. Shasta College explained their efforts.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and defensive end Michael Bennett both gave impassioned speeches Thursday about how student athletes are unfairly maligned and how universities don't do enough for them.
The difference between practice and the bright lights inside the ropes seemed miles apart for Tiger Woods on Thursday, who talked positively about his game heading into the Waste Management Phoenix Open but showed there is plenty of work ahead.
Golden State's Klay Thompson, Chicago's Jimmy Butler and Atlanta's Jeff Teague are first-time NBA All-Stars after being selected by coaches in their respective conferences.
In a stunning announcement, Duke junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from the program on Thursday. The Houston native had not previously been disciplined, at least publicly, all season.