COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of providing a computer tablet and other support to terrorists overseas and laundering money to disguise his actions pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, and a judge set his bond at $1 million.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man won't face criminal charges after a grand jury concluded Wednesday that the suspect was armed with a handgun police missed while patting him down.
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The jury in the case of convicted killer Jodi Arias began deliberations on Wednesday to determine whether she will be executed for murdering her ex-boyfriend in 2008, court officials said. The jury of eight women and four men began weighing the former waitress's fate after final instructions from Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens at the end of a five-month sentencing phase retrial in Phoenix. Arias, 34, was convicted in 2013 of killing Travis Alexander, 30, in his Phoenix-area home in the original trial, which was broadcast live. ...
General Motors Co is cutting production at two of its North American car plants as supplies of vehicles including the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Regal rise, a person familiar with the company's plans said on Wednesday. Automotive News initially reported GM's plans for its plants in Lake Orion, Michigan, and Oshawa, Ontario, citing sources. GM scheduled downtime for March 9-13 at its Orion plant outside Detroit, where the Sonic and Buick Verano cars are made, to adjust for lower demand, said the person, who asked not to be identified. The plant was also idle last week and previously had scheduled a down week April 6-10, Automotive News said.
By Michael Fleeman OXNARD, Calif. (Reuters) - The rail crossing where a California commuter train plowed into a truck on Tuesday was a known transportation hazard and the scene of a fatal accident as recently as last year, raising questions about why a highway overpass has not been built there. Fifty people were injured in the fiery pre-dawn wreck in Oxnard, which flipped over three double-decker Metrolink rail cars and derailed two others. A car traveling southbound hit a train and there were also fatalities." Tuesday's crash, in which the driver appears to have turned accidentally onto the tracks in the pre-dawn darkness instead of crossing them, comes three weeks after a Metro-North commuter train struck a car at a crossing outside New York City and derailed, killing six people. Robert Sumwalt of the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the crash, said over 2,000 grade crossing accidents occur every year nationally, killing about 250 people.