LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers who called 911 minutes before a woman was videotaped being pummeled by a California Highway Patrol officer worriedly described her wandering barefoot along the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway.
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — A dump truck rammed into a car at a traffic light on Thursday, sending them both into a nearby lake, submerging the car and killing its driver, police said. The dump truck's driver was injured.
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mourners paid their respects Thursday to a rookie police officer who had requested an assignment in one of the toughest districts in New Jersey's second largest city and was killed in an ambush over the weekend.
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A Louisiana man who had long been a suspect in the brutal 1985 slaying of woman at a secluded pet cemetery where he worked as a groundskeeper pleaded guilty on Friday to manslaughter in her death, authorities said. Brandon Nodier, 60, agreed to a 10-year sentence as part of a plea agreement in the death of Dorothy Thompson, who was strangled in rural St. Bernard Parish, southeast of New Orleans, before her chained body was dumped in the Mississippi River, St. Bernard Sheriff's Office Colonel John Doran said. "Ten years is better than none." Thompson, who was 61 at the time of her death, had been the owner of the pet cemetery.
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Marijuana stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods but cannot put the drug in candies, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, according to newly released rules. Washington became the second U.S. state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults on July 8 when its first retail stores opened under a heavily regulated and taxed system approved by voters in 2012. The state's Liquor Control Board, which regulates the fledgling sector, published the guidelines on Wednesday for the packaging and labeling of marijuana edibles. It prohibited any products, labels or packaging designed to be especially appealing to children, including lollipops and suckers, gummy candy and jelly beans.