By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida grand jury charged the 15-year-old son of a Canadian diplomat with murder on Wednesday in connection with a drug-related shooting that killed his brother and a suspected drug dealer, according to state prosecutors in Miami. Marc Wabafiyebazu faces charges of first-and second-degree murder, as well as attempted murder, attempted armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm by a minor, the indictment stated. The shootout happened after the brothers sought to buy two pounds (one kg) of marijuana worth an estimated $5,000 from drug dealers, according to Miami police.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Exxon Mobil's top lawyer said Wednesday that a heavily criticized $225 million pollution settlement with New Jersey was reasonable and that the nearly $9 billion initially sought by the state shouldn't be used as a barometer because it was calculated using faulty methodology.
Police raided a home in Northeast Philadelphia on Wednesday, and our cameras were there as they led several people away in handcuffs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eastern U.S. poultry producers are bracing for the potential arrival of a deadly bird flu virus outbreak that farmers in the Midwest have struggled to stop.
EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — A 38-year-old man accused of strangling his wife, their 2-year-old daughter and their 8-year-old son told a judge Wednesday that he wants to plead insanity.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama promoted his tax proposals Wednesday while criticizing congressional Republicans who are pushing to repeal the estate tax.
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man whose testified against his childhood friend in a 2011 terrorism trial was spared prison on Wednesday for his role in a plot - that he abandoned midway - to aid the Islamic militant group al Shabaab. Sulejmah Hadzovic, 26, received five years of probation from U.S. District Judge John Gleeson in Brooklyn, who said the sentence should send a message to young men who walk away from militant causes and cooperate with authorities. Prosecutors, in a rare move in a terrorism case, made no recommendation for a sentence for Hadzovic, who faced 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in 2009 to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Instead, Seth DuCharme, an assistant U.S. attorney, said Hadzovic's assistance was key to disrupting a possible attack by his friend, Betim Kaziu, that prosecutors had limited visibility into.
Firefighters battled a smoky tire fire in Buckingham, Bucks County on Wednesday.
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago avant garde chef Homaro Cantu, known for using science to create unique dining experiences at his Moto restaurant, committed suicide, officials said on Wednesday. Cantu, 38, was found to have hanged himself on Tuesday afternoon, police said, in a northwest side building where he had planned to open a brewery called Crooked Fork later this year. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the cause of death was asphyxiation/hanging, and that it was a suicide. Cantu had worked for acclaimed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter before becoming a chef himself.
Something has been a little off in Lindström, Minnesota, since the town named after a 19th century settler from Sweden got new city limits signs following the 2010 U.S. census. The umlaut, two dots over the "o" in Lindström that indicate a specific Swedish pronunciation, was missing, a casualty of federal rules, the state Transportation Department said. The umlauted version of the town's name had graced the road signs for two decades. Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday said he would sign an executive order requiring the Transportation Department to put the umlaut back in Lindström, whose motto is "America's Little Sweden." "Nonsensical rules like this are exactly why people get frustrated with government," Dayton said in a statement.
BOSTON (AP) — With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings Wednesday, the emotions clearly still raw from the devastating attack during one of this city's most cherished events.
A former director of the FBI's anthrax investigation says the agency is concealing evidence that casts doubt on its conclusion that Army scientist Bruce Ivins sent the anthrax-filled letters that killed five people and sickened 17 others in 2001.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unreasonable workloads and poor leadership at the Veterans Affairs facility in Philadelphia have led to mismanagement and delays in handling veterans' disability and pensions claims, according to a government audit released Wednesday.
The killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City last year touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that has continued with the recent deaths of black men at the hands of law enforcers in North Charleston, South Carolina, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. A police officer was injured by protesters in New York on Tuesday in one of several demonstrations targeting police brutality nationwide. Here are some recent developments amid the tension between police and communities.
Wanted: Suspects for shooting in the 6th District
The mother of a missing 14-year-old girl tells Action News she has received phone calls from her daughter that have been cut off.
BERWYN HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Transportation and emergency officials say no one was hurt after a pedestrian bridge fell onto commuter rail tracks in Maryland, just outside of Washington.
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A federal court on Wednesday largely upheld an injunction blocking Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriff's Office from the unconstitutional practice of stopping and detaining anyone solely on suspicion of being an undocumented immigrant. Arpaio, 82, who bills himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff," has been found by a federal judge in Phoenix to have racially profiled Latino drivers following a class action lawsuit. The complaint, filed on behalf of the plaintiffs by the American Civil Liberties Union, alleged Arpaio's department conducted racially discriminatory traffic stops while also launching "crime suppression sweeps," known as "saturation patrols," targeting Hispanics. In Wednesday's order, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said a ruling by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow preventing traffic stops to verify drivers' immigration status was not over-broad and was aimed at remedying specific constitutional violations.
A court appearance for a Philadelphia man accused of fatally stabbing a member of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour and severely wounding another has been postponed.
If you see a large police presence on Independence Mall this evening, don't be alarmed: it's only a drill.