Former Major League outfielder and baseball broadcast analyst Darryl Hamilton was fatally shot at a suburban Houston home where his estranged girlfriend was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said on Monday. The bodies of Hamilton, 50, and Monica Jordan, 44, were found on Sunday and then taken to a medical examiner. The couple's 14-month-old infant was found unharmed at the home in Pearland owned by Jordan and was taken into the care of Texas Child Protective Services.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a report released Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming.
Six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a black man will go on trial on Oct. 13 in a case that sparked rioting and protests, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said on Monday. The trial is set for Maryland's Circuit Court for Baltimore City, the spokeswoman for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said. The officers have been charged in the April death of Freddie Gray, 25, who allegedly died from a spinal injury suffered in police custody.
ROY, Utah (AP) — A Utah man shot and killed his wife and two young children before turning the gun on himself on Father's Day, stunning neighbors and relatives who said the family missed an outing that day but otherwise showed no outward signs that anything was amiss.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor declared Monday that the Confederate flag should be removed from the Statehouse grounds, reflecting what she described as a new consensus that the slaying of nine black churchgoers has changed what the banner stands for.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — From spending more than a decade preparing food for some of the world's most influential people as the White House executive chef to appearing on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America" show in 2006, Walter Scheib is being remembered for his culinary creations and charity work.
New York City has agreed to carry out reforms at its Rikers Island jail complex to resolve U.S. Justice Department claims that guards regularly used unnecessary force against inmates, U.S. officials said on Monday. In a letter filed in federal court in New York, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office said the deal included appointing a federal monitor to oversee the reforms at Rikers, one of the largest jail complexes in the country. Under the agreement, the city will install 7,800 surveillance cameras throughout Rikers and, as part of pilot program, have some guards wear body cameras.