TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A woman accused of child abuse and fleeing from police after a chaotic 2013 traffic stop in which a New Mexico officer shot at her minivan full of children was sentenced Monday to six months of probation.
By Suzannah Gonzales CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Brookfield Zoo near Chicago is investigating what caused all 54 of its stingrays to die, a zoo spokeswoman said on Monday. Four southern stingrays and 50 cownose rays died on Friday after the oxygen level dropped in the exhibit habitat, the zoo said in a statement. "We are devastated by the tragic loss of these animals," Bill Zeigler, senior vice president of animal programs for the Chicago Zoological Society, which operates the zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, said in the statement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Years ago as a young prosecutor, Preet Bharara was driving in New York City's Little Italy with a dogged investigator named Ken McCabe, who suddenly recognized some mobsters, rolled down his window and surprised them by addressing them by their Mafia nicknames.
A Brooklyn, New York man, who passed stock trading tips on napkins and Post-it notes at meetings in Grand Central Terminal before swallowing the evidence, has reached a civil settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC said on Monday Frank Tamayo was unlikely to owe a civil penalty after providing "extensive cooperation" in its investigation against his alleged accomplices, former Morgan Stanley stockbroker Vladimir Eydelman and law firm clerk Steven Metro. Tamayo, a mortgage broker, pleaded guilty last September to criminal insider trading charges over the alleged $5.6 million scheme.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former volunteer sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma who says he confused his handgun and stun gun when he shot and killed an unarmed, restrained man will face a jury trial in February, a judge ruled Monday.
The world's largest retailer also cut the size of the minimum order eligible for free shipping to $35 from $50 for at least 30 days. The discount sale will offer rollback prices, or discounts, on more than 2,000 items including electronics, toys, baby and home products for three months, spokesman Bao Nguyen said. Wal-Mart's Nguyen said the company might explore extending the free shipping offer depending on the response to the sale.