MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York police officer punched and kneed a suspect at least 18 times during an April 2014 traffic stop, some of which was captured on video, a prosecutor said Tuesday during opening statements in the officer's trial.
Chicago tried to convince a sometimes skeptical Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday that a 2014 law deserves to survive a constitutional challenge because it aims to save two of the city's retirement funds from insolvency by guaranteeing adequate funding. The city, which is struggling with a $20 billion unfunded pension liability in its four retirement systems, is appealing a Cook County Circuit Court judge's July decision voiding the law. In oral arguments on Tuesday, Chicago's top city attorney, Stephen Patton, said while the law includes "modest reductions in future automatic increases" in retiree pensions, it differs from a 2013 law that unilaterally cut benefits for Illinois' retirement systems and was struck down as unconstitutional by the state high court in May.
LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) — Condemned Texas inmate Raphael Holiday insists he has no idea how a log cabin in the woods north of Houston caught fire, trapping and killing his toddler daughter and her two young half-sisters 15 years ago.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it will export an additional 500,000 barrels of oil a day after sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal in a bid to reclaim its market share despite low prices.
French police are hunting for a second fugitive directly involved in the deadly Paris attacks, officials said Tuesday after France made an unprecedented demand that its European Union allies support its military action against the Islamic State group.