PHOENIX (AP) — The people aboard a Marine helicopter that crashed in earthquake-ravaged Nepal included a military videographer from Arizona and a pilot from Kansas who was flying disaster relief supplies.
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - The death of an unarmed black man who died two days after South Florida police officers shocked him with a Taser device has been ruled a homicide, according to the local medical examiner. Calvon Reid, 39, died in February following a late-night incident in which he displayed threatening and violent behavior outside his Fort Lauderdale-area apartment complex, according to police. Jarrett Blakeley, a lawyer for Reid’s family, blamed the death on use of excessive force by police. "He was tased by at least three different Taser devices by three different police officers including twice in the chest,” Blakeley said.
MOUNT MORRIS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man is facing child abuse charges after authorities say he restrained his girlfriend's 5-year-old son with belts, leaned him back over a footstool and poured water down his underwear-covered face.
Nebraska lawmakers moved legislation to repeal the state's death penalty one step from final approval on Friday, one day after the governor, a death penalty supporter, said the state was acquiring more drugs to carry out lethal injections. Nebraska's single-chamber Legislature voted 30-16 to move the bill to a vote on final passage that would send it to the governor. It would substitute life without parole for the death penalty. The legislation has bipartisan support and backers appear to have the 30 votes needed to overcome a veto from Republican Governor Pete Ricketts.
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Friday in the murder case against a man with two previous convictions for killing his estranged wife in the hours after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
5:45 p.m. The National Transportation Safety Board says it's examining damage on the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia to see if it was hit by an object. The NTSB says an assistant conductor in ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are warning people about a crook who sells phony tickets to Disneyland.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twenty-five people applied to direct Ohio State University's celebrated marching band after the firing of its last director, according to records released Friday.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Four relatives charged with stockpiling weapons in Iowa to ship to Lebanon were making money trafficking arms in a war-torn region and may have ties to Hezbollah, federal investigators said Friday.
An Oklahoma woman accused of slashing the face and cutting body parts off the corpse of a romantic rival was due to appear in a Tulsa court on Monday for a hearing on increasing her bail, law enforcement officials said on Friday. Shaynna Sims was charged this week with the "unlawful removal of body part from deceased" for cutting off the toe and breasts from the body of the other woman as it was awaiting cremation at a funeral home, the Tulsa District Attorney's Office said. Sims, also known as Shaynna Smith, had already been charged with crimes including interrupting a funeral, stealing shoes meant for the woman and unauthorized dissection for slashing the face of her former boyfriend's lover as it laid in a casket.
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of law officers searched Friday for a masked man who police say shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy at a gas station, then hijacked a car and fled.
The Wilmington mother is pleading for help, trying to find her missing daughter.
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis jury recommended decades in prison Friday for a 23-year-old man convicted of infecting another man with HIV and endangering four others with the disease while attending college in Missouri.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's state animal — the moose — fared better with potentially deadly ticks this past winter than in previous years, but the herd remains imperiled by the parasites in northern New England and beyond, wildlife biologists said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked, according to government estimates obtained by The Associated Press that provide new details about the scope of the problem.
(Reuters) - Blue Bell Creameries said it would lay off about 750 full-time and 700 part-time employees, nearly a month after the ice cream maker voluntarily recalled all its products and stopped production due to bacterial contamination. The cuts will affect about 37 percent of the Brenham, Texas-based company's total workforce of 3,900, a decision Chief Executive Paul Kruse described as an "agonizing" and "incredibly tough" in a video posted on the company's website on Friday. The 108-year old company pulled its products from store shelves in April after continuing problems with the Listeria bacteria. The recall came after health officials said three people made ill by Listeria between January 2014 and January 2015 had died in a Kansas hospital where Blue Bell frozen treats were served.
Meanwhile, investigators want to know why the train accelerated before it derailed.
DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for the family of a 20-year-old Detroit man fatally shot by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent said Friday that at least one of the bullets struck him in the back.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — All poultry shows have been canceled at the Minnesota State Fair and all county fairs across the state this year as authorities try to stop a deadly bird flu virus, officials said Friday, while other states have already made or are considering similar moves.