(Reuters) - A Mississippi man charged with shooting and beating his mother's boyfriend has been accused of carrying out the attack in anger over the victim's mixed-race grandchildren, police said on Monday. Jeffery Daniels, of rural Smith County in central Mississippi, has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a Friday evening incident that left Craig Wilson badly beaten and with a gunshot wound to the stomach, police said. Daniels' mother told police that he carried out the attack in anger over a visit from Wilson's young grandchildren, who are mixed-race, said Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton. Because the victim and suspect are both white, the attack cannot be classified as a hate crime under Mississippi state law, Crumpton said.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A deadly head-on train collision in Arkansas proves more needs to be done to improve safety, but implementing fixes industrywide likely won't occur before a federal deadline, a transportation expert said Monday.
A Missouri teenager fatally shot by police suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may have occurred when he put his hands up or while his back was turned to the shooter, "but we don't know," a pathologist hired by the teen's family said Monday.