By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A security guard at Washington's Union Station on Friday fatally shot a man who had allegedly stabbed a woman in what police believe was an incident of domestic violence. "We believe this is a domestic-related incident," Metropolitan Police Department's Jeff Brown told reporters. Security had been beefed up around the U.S. capital on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center twin towers in New York and the Pentagon.
DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in have released the name of the gunman who was killed by a SWAT team after leading police in California on lengthy car chase, running into a crowded restaurant and seizing at least four hostages.
Three men who foiled an attack by a suspected Islamist militant on a high-speed train headed to Paris were honored as hometown heroes in California's state capital of Sacramento on Friday with a street festival and parade that drew thousands despite scorching heat. "It was not a surprise, nor was it an accident that of the hundreds of international passengers on that train that it was three Americans who acted with such courage," Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said in a speech in a rally on the steps of the state Capitol building.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A family of five, including three children, died of apparent gunshot wounds in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide in an affluent Minneapolis suburb, police said Friday, but added that they still don't know for sure who did the shooting.
Seattle public schools were closed for a third day on Friday due to a teachers' strike that has idled 53,000 students and caused childcare headaches for working parents, with no word on whether stalled contract talks might resume over the weekend. Representatives for the Seattle Education Association and the school district met separately with state mediators on Thursday and again on Friday but union and district officials said there were no plans as yet for the two sides to reopen negotiations formally.
By Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department on Friday released a security camera video showing ex-tennis star James Blake being tackled, thrown to the ground and handcuffed by an undercover officer in a now infamous case of mistaken identity. The incident occurred as Blake, formerly the world's fourth-ranked player, was calmly standing by the entrance of a midtown Manhattan hotel, waiting for a car to take him to the U.S. Open. Blake, 35, standing alone by the entrance of the Grand Hyatt hotel on 42nd Street on Sept. 9, was rushed by the officer who gave no warning or identification.