Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of holding his former girlfriend captive in a crate at their home in western Missouri then fatally shooting her and her teenage son, was shot and killed Saturday, authorities said.
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri police shot and killed a suspect in the murder of a woman who weeks ago had escaped from a wooden box where she said the man had held her captive when he was away from home, authorities said on Saturday. Officers found James B. Horn, 47, hiding in a closet of a vacant home in a state wildlife conservation area and shot him dead after he showed a weapon, Lieutenant Sonny Lynch of the Clinton Police Department told reporters. Investigators had been searching for Horn since the bodies of Sandra Kay Sutton, 46, and her son, Zachary Wade Sutton, 17, were found shot in the home of a relative on Thursday morning.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A white Cleveland patrolman who participated in a 137-bullet shooting that left two unarmed black people dead in their car was acquitted of criminal charges on Saturday, leading to angry but peaceful protests.
Michael Brelo, a white Cleveland patrolman, was acquitted Saturday in the deaths of two unarmed black motorists, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were killed in a 137-shot barrage by several officers. Some reaction to the judge's verdict and the potential for protests: