PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Lakshminivasa Nerusu stabbed his wife 59 times and later slit the throats of his two children when they returned to their Michigan home from school in 2008. After that, he spent nearly five years on the run in India, hiding from professional failure — and authorities.
SPRING, Texas (AP) — Officials say a gunman dressed as a parcel delivery man forced his way into his sister-in-law's suburban Houston home and shot her dead, along with her husband and four of their children.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Pentagon is considering whether a black World War I hero from New York should be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack, killing several of the enemy and saving a comrade despite suffering serious wounds.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.
Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto to strike $65 million from the General Assembly's own appropriation, urging a renewed effort to cut public-sector pensions for newly hired teachers and state workers.