SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who took a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket tried at least three times that day to breach airport security before she managed to board the plane, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Judges Martha Craig Daughtrey and Deborah L. Cook made it clear fairly quickly they stood on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate. Their colleague, Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, however, gave fewer hints as to where he may come down when the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decides the fate of gay marriage bans in four states.
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit jury will resume deliberations on Thursday to determine whether the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white suburban homeowner was murder or a fear-driven mistake. Theodore Wafer, 55, has been charged with second degree murder for firing a fatal shotgun blast at Renisha McBride, 19, at his Dearborn Heights home after she knocked on the door seeking help early one morning last November. During closing arguments on Wednesday, Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney Patrick Muscat said that Wafer handled his Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun, "like a toy, and as a result a 19-year-old is dead." Wafer had told police that the shooting was an accident. Defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter said Wafer acted in self-defense, and that while he may have been mistaken, he's not guilty.