MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A driver who participated in a 2014 street race that killed five other teens was sentenced Friday to six months in jail and probation, despite revelations from prosecutors that he had posted an epithet to police the day he pleaded guilty and that he was arrested again while awaiting sentencing.
The U.S. government is accelerating plans to add security staff and bomb-sniffing dogs at Chicago's two major airports after a "breakdown" earlier this week frustrated travelers and caused some to miss flights, a senior transportation official said. "Earlier this week we had a breakdown here in Chicago," Peter Neffenger, U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) administrator, told a news conference on Friday. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest U.S. airport, with 77 million people traveling through it in 2015, according to trade group the Airports Council International.
An Ohio jury on Friday unanimously recommended the death penalty for a man convicted of murdering three women in 2012 and 2013 and keeping their bodies wrapped in plastic bags as trophies. Michael Madison, 38, showed little emotion as he was handcuffed after Cuyahoga County Judge Nancy McDonnell read the jury's decision in court. Angela Deskins, 38, and Shirellda Terry, 18, were thankful he will never kill again.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Friday put off deciding whether to accept a man's request to plead guilty to first-degree murder in the beheading of a co-worker, as a death sentence would still be possible.