SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man has been arrested on allegations that he shot another man in a bizarre road-rage incident that ended with the victim driving himself to the hospital in the suspect's pickup.
BOSTON (AP) — Have a heart if your Valentine's Day card and flowers from your beloved arrive a little late: Florists and other delivery drivers in Boston and surrounding parts of New England are having a hard time getting through the snow-choked streets.
NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of a suicidal New York City inmate who hanged himself in a Rikers Island solitary confinement cell in 2013 after repeatedly threatening to do so — and was even dared by one guard to do it — has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four prison workers have been disciplined over the escape last year of a convicted school shooter and two other inmates, the state announced Wednesday, citing the failure to fix a broken security camera and the wrong kind of lock put on a maintenance area door, among other lapses.
By Jon Herskovitz STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - Shortly before being slain, Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper," texted a friend next to him in a pickup truck that the man who moments later would shoot them both was "nuts," a defense lawyer said on Wednesday. A Texas jury heard opening statements and the first witness in the trial of former U.S. Marine Eddie Ray Routh, 27. He is charged with murdering Kyle and Chad Littlefield, Kyle's friend and neighbor, in February 2013 at a shooting range about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Fort Worth. As the three men sped over Texas country roads, Kyle, who was credited with the most kills of any U.S. sniper, sent a text to Littlefield that read: "This dude is straight up nuts," defense attorney Tim Moore told jurors.
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rookie New York City police officer was charged with second-degree manslaughter and five other offenses on Wednesday for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in a dark stairwell of a housing project last November. Officer Peter Liang was patrolling with his partner in the Brooklyn housing project at about 11:15 p.m. on Nov. 20 when his gun discharged a single bullet, killing Akai Gurley, 28, who was in the stairwell a flight below with a female companion. Liang's indictment by a grand jury stands in stark contrast to other cases of police officers who have killed unarmed black men. Last year, grand juries in New York and Missouri found no criminal wrongdoing in the two incidents that caught national attention, sparking waves of angry protests.