ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A gunman shot into a crowd that gathered outside the Rochester Boys and Girls Club after a basketball game, killing three people and wounding four others in what Gov. Andrew Cuomo called "a deplorable act of violence."
More than two weeks after a mine spill fouled waterways in several Western states, officials expressed concern Thursday over the long-term effects of contaminated river bottoms as the federal agency that triggered the accident downplayed the dangers.
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of killing her three young sons out of jealousy at the attention her husband paid them was ordered held on $1 million bond Thursday as her family struggled to make sense of the arrest and her mother argued she's innocent.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators will present evidence pointing to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against transgender reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner in connection with a fatal Malibu car crash earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. The evidence will show that Jenner, 65, was driving at an unsafe speed on Feb. 7 before her Cadillac Escalade, which was towing a trailer carrying an off-road vehicle, slammed into two other cars on Pacific Coast Highway, a sheriff's detective told the paper. A Sheriff's spokesman confirmed to Reuters that the department's investigators had concluded their investigation and would submit the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney next week, but declined to say if those detectives would recommend a manslaughter charge.
Two pioneering women who completed the daunting U.S. Army Ranger school this week said Thursday they hoped their historic achievement would open doors for other females as the Pentagon opens new roles, including elite Navy SEALs, to women. The feat by Army Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver followed a re-evaluation of the role of women after their frontline involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and the end of a rule barring them from combat roles in 2013. "I do hope that with our performance in Ranger School, we have been able to inform that decision as to what they can expect from women in the military - that we can handle things physically, mentally on the same level as men, and we can deal with the same stresses in training that the men can," said Griest.
FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — The first two women to pass the Army's notoriously difficult Ranger School impressed male classmates left in their dust during road marches and proved their mettle as teammates by helping carry heavy weapons when others were too fatigued to lift another ounce.
Former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer showed up in four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is "at ease with whatever comes."