TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A weekend revolt at a Nebraska maximum security prison that saw inmates temporarily take control of half the housing units left two prisoners dead, authorities said on Monday, probably killed by other inmates during the chaos.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Dramatic video captured by a Montana wildlife official shows a mother black bear with cubs running toward a knot of camera-clicking tourists as the animals try to cross a bridge in Yellowstone National Park.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman who has said he wanted to adopt a girl from Africa to protect her from rape went on trial Monday on charges he sexually abused three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter.
By Therese Apel HATTIESBURG, Miss. (Reuters) - A vigil to honor two police officers shot to death in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, drew law enforcement officers from across the state on Monday, while four suspects appeared in court. Marvin Banks, 29, was charged with two counts of capital murder after the two police officers were gunned down on Saturday during a routine traffic stop, officials said. His brother, Curtis Banks, 26, and Joanie Calloway, 22, were charged with accessory after the fact of capital murder and a fourth person, Cornelius Clark, was charged with obstruction of justice. The shooting, which was the first killing of a Hattiesburg police officer in more than 30 years, shook the southern Mississippi city of 48,000 people.
(Reuters) - Detroit's public sale of $275 million of bonds that financed the city's exit from bankruptcy has been delayed but should take place no later than early August, a city official said on Monday. Detroit is taking advantage of a new law that should give the bonds investment-grade ratings that could save the city between $20 million and $30 million over the life of the issue, according to the office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican. The law took effect in April and places a specific statutory lien on Detroit income tax revenue pledged to pay off the debt. Detroit privately placed $275 million of variable-rate bonds with Barclays Capital to finance its Dec. 10 exit from the biggest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy.