(Reuters) - Prosecutors in Oklahoma have charged a sheriff's reserve deputy with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a man this month in Tulsa, prosecutors said on Monday. The Tulsa County Sheriff said reserve deputy Robert Bates, 73, fatally shot Eric Harris, 44, on April 2.
A 20-year-old former community college student fatally shot a campus print shop director that he used to work under, just as his old boss arrived for his job Monday morning, school officials and authorities said.
EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — A double-decker bus heading from Chicago to Atlanta hit the back of a stopped semi-truck in a construction zone Monday morning, Indiana State Police said, leaving 19 passengers with injuries that were not life-threatening. It is the fourth crash involving a Megabus in Indiana since October.
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona judge sentenced former waitress Jodi Arias to life in prison with no possibility of parole on Monday for shooting and stabbing her ex-boyfriend to death in 2008. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens said Arias' crime, which attracted national attention, was "especially cruel ... (and) involved substantial planning and preparation." Arias, 34, had escaped a possible death sentence last month after a lone juror at her sentencing retrial refused to back the death penalty throughout five days of deliberations. Prosecutors said she killed her former partner in a jealous rage, while Arias argued she acted in self-defense. Shackled and clad in jail stripes, Arias told the court she had long wanted to be put to death for the crime.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Advocates for a black inmate facing execution in Missouri said Monday that he was unfairly sentenced to death when African-Americans were excluded from the jury at his St. Louis County trial.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Days before his death, 6-year-old Jesse Lewis scrawled three words on his mother's kitchen chalkboard in Connecticut that could now prompt a national change in teacher training.
SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — Among the seashells, sandcastles and ocean waves at the Jersey shore last year, you may also have seen these: a whoopee cushion, a parking meter, a stun gun, a clay sculpture of baby Jesus and some bra padding.
NEW YORK (AP) — The families of two slain New York City police officers threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Mets' home opener at Citi Field on Monday and were joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a time when his relationship with the police department is again coming under scrutiny.