A man facing capital murder charges for plowing his car into a crowd at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin last month, killing four and injuring nearly two dozen others, has been charged with an additional 20 counts of aggravated assault. Prison records posted on Tuesday show Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, from Killeen, Texas, has had the charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon added to his detention booking. Each count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon can bring up to life in prison while a conviction on capital murder carries the possibility of the death penalty. Jamie West, 27, from Austin, and Steven Craenmehr, 35, of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, died at the scene.
By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - George Soros won a bid on Tuesday to dismiss a $50 million claim by an ex-girlfriend who claimed he reneged on a promise to buy her a pricey Manhattan apartment, but the appeals court did not dismiss an assault claim against the 83-year-old billionaire. A New York state appellate court dismissed claims by Brazilian former actress Adriana Ferreyr, 30, seeking damages for fraud, infliction of emotional distress and other claims.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will press General Motors' new CEO at a hearing Tuesday about why GM sold cars with an ignition switch that failed to meet its own specifications, and then failed to heed the recommendations of engineers to fix the part.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal prosecutor won't reopen a criminal civil rights investigation into three white Pittsburgh police officers who were successfully sued by a young black man for wrongful arrest.