(Reuters) - A 19-year-old Missouri man charged with making a terrorist threat to shoot black people at a Missouri school made a brief appearance in court on Tuesday and was released on bond, his attorney said.
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Robert Durst, a real estate scion accused of murder in Los Angeles, may be poised to plead guilty to a federal gun charge in New Orleans, potentially speeding his return to California to face charges in the death 15 years ago of a longtime friend, according to court documents.
The National Zoo's fast-growing new giant panda cub will make his first public appearance on Jan. 16, the U.S. zoo said on Tuesday. The cub, Bei Bei, was born in August to the zoo's Mei Xiang, one of the top tourist draws in the U.S. capital. A second cub born with Bei Bei died shortly after birth.
Voters in Charleston went to the polls on Tuesday to choose the first new mayor in 40 years for the historic South Carolina city, which is still coping with the massacre of nine black people this past summer at one of its oldest churches. State Representative Leon Stavrinakis and businessman John Tecklenburg, both white, emerged from a field that had included three black candidates. The race for mayor in Charleston, a city of 130,000 people, is nonpartisan.