(Reuters) - Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of a Montana man who shot and killed a 17-year-old German exchange student in an incident that has ignited international debate about U.S. gun laws. Markus Kaarma of Missoula is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of Diren Dede of Hamburg, who police said was killed by shotgun blasts after entering Kaarma’s garage in what appeared to be a search for alcohol. German officials have expressed outrage at the killing and the teen’s father suggested to a German news agency that U.S. ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The actress playing a teenage Jewish immigrant in 1916 never stepped out of character as she talked about the hardships of living in three small rooms with nine family members. Her captive audience of 11 — squeezed into her tiny apartment at the historic Tenement Museum in lower Manhattan — were immigrants themselves; some recently arrived in New York City from Venezuela, Mali and other far-flung nations.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The cost of six geese-a-laying spiked considerably this year, while most of the items in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," saw little to no increase, according to the 31st annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A 15-year-old murder case that landed a popular teenager from Baltimore County behind bars for life is being revived in a podcast that offers more questions than answers about the crime and its fallout.
CHICAGO (AP) — Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome, despite guidelines recommending against the practice. That's according to researchers who say 17 years of national data show parents need to be better informed.
By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, in August got no severance deal when he resigned from the force, the mayor of the St. Louis suburb said on Sunday. The officer, Darren Wilson, announced his resignation late Saturday, saying he feared for his own safety and that of his fellow police officers after a grand jury decided not to indict him in the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming Broadway musical "Doctor Zhivago" will star a Broadway newbie, two Broadway veterans who were in "Jesus Christ Superstar" together and an actress from "Wicked" who just got married.