KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is charged with two counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting a motorcyclist several times and backing his SUV into another — after almost hitting them as they exited an interstate.
CHICAGO (AP) — The phones are jingling off the hook at Dial-a-Carol, a student-run project on the University of Illinois' Champaign campus. It's a hotline of sorts for people who prefer hearing holiday music sung by a choir of amateurs who've been up all night studying.
HOUSTON (AP) — Santa Claus has come to town in Houston and he's sweeter than your average holiday fellow.
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Harvard University student was charged with making a false claim that bombs had been placed at up to four buildings on the school's campus in a bid to get out of taking a final exam, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. The prestigious Ivy League school a day earlier had evacuated four buildings from its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after receiving emails that U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday had been sent by the 20-year-old student, Eldo Kim. The Federal Bureau of Investigation tracked Kim down at his dorm where, after being read his Miranda rights, the student "stated that he authored the bomb threat emails ... he was motivated by a desire to avoid a final exam," according to prosecutors. The emails sent to the Harvard University Police Department, two university officials and the Harvard Crimson student newspaper said that "shrapnel bombs" had been placed in two of four named halls, which included classroom buildings and a dorm.
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The teenage gunman who stormed a Colorado high school last week, critically wounding a classmate, intended to attack five classrooms and scrawled on his forearm the Latin phrase meaning, "The die has been cast," investigators said on Tuesday. Karl Pierson, an 18-year-old senior at Arapahoe High School in suburban Denver, had written on his arm the numbers and letters that correlate to specific rooms in the building, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said in a statement. One person, 17-year-old Claire Davis, was wounded by gunfire in the 80-second rampage. The shooting in the Denver suburb of Centennial, occurred just 8 miles away from Columbine High School, where in 1999 two teenagers shot dead a teacher and 12 students before committing suicide.
(Reuters) - A man opened fire on Tuesday in a Reno, Nevada, medical building, killing one person and injuring two others before he died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, deputy police chief Tom Robinson said. The shooting erupted shortly after 2 p.m. local time at the building adjacent to the Renown Regional Medical Center, Robinson said. (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis and Tim Gaynor; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Daniel Trotta)
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A lone gunman shot and injured four people before killing himself at a sprawling medical campus in Reno.
ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — A lawyer for ABC on Tuesday asked a circuit judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station, a massive repair job that could stretch to Christmas Day.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the United Nations Security Council says fighting in South Sudan has led to a "heavy toll" in deaths.
A suburban Atlanta high school student has been suspended for a year for hugging a teacher, a television station reported. The suspension could derail Sam McNair's chances of obtaining a college athletic scholarship, his mother, April McNair told Atlanta station WGCL. McNair, 17, was suspended December 3 after a school hearing officer ruled he violated the Gwinnett County Schools sexual harassment rules, the station said. The TV report did not identify the teacher.
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old Harvard University student with making bomb threats that led to evacuation of four campus buildings and cancellation of some final exams Monday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three former Special Forces soldiers have pleaded guilty to charges of using inside bid information to win more than $50 million in Army contracts in Afghanistan in a case that shows how easily contractors can profit from military business.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The attorney who helped get George Zimmerman acquitted of murder charges said Tuesday that he expects an ethics inquiry opened by the Florida Bar will find nothing wrong in how he handled a defense fund and social media during the case.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Thieves have rustled three life-size steel horse sculptures from a herd of 39 installed on a hill north of Three Forks in southwestern Montana.
A number of unexplained bald eagle deaths in Utah when hundreds of the government-protected birds have migrated to wintering grounds in the central Rocky Mountains has wildlife officials worried. The officials said on Tuesday at least four bald eagles have died and another is close to death. But we're taking it very seriously," Leslie McFarlane, Utah wildlife disease coordinator. McFarlane said the state has never before tracked the deaths of so many bald eagles in rapid succession over a wide geographic area, and that she is not aware of a similar event elsewhere.
NEW YORK (AP) — A blind man and his guide dog were struck by a subway train in Manhattan on Tuesday after the man lost consciousness and they tumbled on to the tracks, but both escaped without serious injury.
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are giving a thumbs-up to the idea of Facebook making hundreds of millions in new revenue from video advertisements, but some users argue that the social network is already too cluttered and has become more about commercialism than communing with friends.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The small-time case of a Baltimore purse-snatcher who got nabbed after crank-calling his victim in 1976 laid the legal groundwork for today's worldwide government surveillance of telephone records in the name of protecting the U.S. from terrorists.
NEW YORK (AP) — Financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which lost nearly two-thirds of its employees in the Sept. 11 attacks, revealed a $135 million settlement with American Airlines and insurance carriers Tuesday to a judge who said the deal will end the final airplane-focused case resulting from claims of wrongful death and personal injuries.