By Marice Richter and Anahi Rama FORT WORTH, Texas/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The American teenager derided for claiming a defense of "affluenza" in the killing four people while driving drunk arrived back in Texas on Thursday after being deported from Mexico and was placed in juvenile detention. After his flight landed, Ethan Couch, 18, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sporting a beard, was seen with his hands behind his back being escorted by uniformed officers through the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. About an hour after touching down, he was placed in a Tarrant County juvenile detention center, where the local sheriff said he was calm and being fed.
Police are searching for 45-year-old Tasneem Diwan in connection with the death of her mother-in-law, whose body was found Tuesday evening in the first floor office of a home on Mozart Court in East Windsor.
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Leaders of the armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon to oppose federal land policy were arrested and will stay behind bars until at least Friday. Authorities and jailed group leader Ammon Bundy now are working to persuade the handful of holdouts at the remote preserve to stand down.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at improving the quality of life for those serving in the U.S. military, including a doubling of maternity leave for most personnel to 12 weeks. Women make up about 15 percent of the U.S. military, and thousands of women have served alongside men in Iraq and Afghanistan. "What we do to strengthen quality of life for military families today and what we do to demonstrate that we are a family-friendly force to those we want to recruit is absolutely essential to our future strength," Carter said.