A Texas teenager was arrested for placing a threat on social media to launch a mass shooting at a Dallas-area high school on Wednesday, officials said. The teen, who has not been identified, was arrested on Wednesday for making a "terroristic threat," after posting on Burnbook, an application to anonymously share messages and pictures online, to launch an attack on Dallas-area Princeton High School, police said. Students at the school were required to pass through metal detectors and have their bags searched before entering the building, school officials said.
Florida prosecutors won’t seek charges against a dozen police officers who unleashed a hail of bullets that killed a fleeing black man and injured four bystanders on a crowded South Beach street during Memorial Day Weekend celebrations in 2011. “All of the officers were justified in the discharge of their firearms,” said a nearly 90-page report released by the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's office late Tuesday. The decision hinged on Florida’s “fleeing felon” law, which gives law enforcement the ability to use force to defend themselves or others while making an arrest. The release of the report comes as police around the country are under intense scrutiny for fatal shooting incidents, notably the killing of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal class-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corporation over a 2013 crude oil spill in central Arkansas has been dismissed by a federal judge, who acknowledged in his ruling that his decision seems unfair.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A probate judge is asking the Alabama Supreme Court to concede that gay couples can marry in Alabama if the U.S. Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional later this year.
BOSTON (AP) — It's been called the biggest art heist in U.S. history, perhaps the biggest in the world. But 25 years later, the theft of 13 works from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum remains unsolved.
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee attorney representing one of the men charged in the kidnapping and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo has filed motions asking that evidence be turned over, charges be dropped or the prosecutor be held in contempt.
The University of Houston has suspended a chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity and five of its members over a suspected hazing incident the school described as a criminal act. "I am shocked, dismayed and deeply disappointed that allegations of this nature have arisen on our campus," President Renu Khator said in a statement late on Tuesday. It said it has turned over evidence to Houston police and local prosecutors to determine what charges, if any, to file. The incident comes amid increased attention on fraternities in the United States after the University of Oklahoma this month shut the chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the school for a video where its members were seen singing a racist song.
RALSTON, Okla. (AP) — A sheriff says it's likely that a 27-year-old man accused of stealing syringes from an eastern Oklahoma hospital is responsible for medical waste that was dumped in the Arkansas River.
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A former Fortune 500 executive is facing a wrongful death lawsuit for fatally crashing into a pregnant woman, her fiance and their fetus in what New Hampshire authorities called a failed suicide attempt.