SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man accused of stabbing a U.S. airman who was hailed as a hero for helping thwart a European terror attack is being held on $2 million bond following his first court appearance Friday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Tyrannosaurus rex may have been known as the big guy around the Hell Creek Formation 66 million years ago, but a newly discovered species of raptor would have roamed nearby as one of the region's most lethal predators.
As a group of masked men ransacked an airport cargo building in New York on a December night in 1978, making off with $6 million in cash and jewels, U.S. prosecutors say Vincent Asaro and Jimmy Burke were eagerly waiting in a car a mile away for the biggest score of their lives. On Friday, prosecutors urged a New York jury to convict Asaro, 80, a reputed member of the Bonanno crime family, for his role in the theft as well as a litany of other offenses from murder to extortion. "He lived by and personally enforced the Mafia's code: 'Death before dishonor,'" Assistant U.S. Attorney Alicyn Cooley told jurors in Brooklyn federal court at the end of a three-week trial, noting that Asaro has that phrase tattooed on his arm.