SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attacker stabbed a California Highway Patrol officer multiple times on Tuesday in San Francisco and was caught at a bank a mile from the downtown site of Super Bowl festivities.
Relatives of a man shot dead by law enforcement officers after taking part in the armed occupation of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon have accused the FBI and state police of covering up the circumstances of his death last week. The FBI declined to comment beyond directing attention to an aerial video of last Tuesday's shooting that it released two days later and posted online. The agency has contended the video shows Fincium outside his truck making a move for a gun in his coat pocket as he was shot to death by state police.
A major storm system brought a mix of bad weather on Tuesday to much of the central United States, with a possibly dangerous tornado in Alabama and heavy snow in the northern Midwest. Connor Baird, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, said all or parts of three counties - Tuscaloosa, Pickens and Carroll - were under tornado warnings. There were six reports of tornadoes in eastern Mississippi, with roofs blown off, mobile homes flipped, and trees down, the NWS said.
Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted Cruz sought to lock in his spot at the top of the Republican field as the presidential candidates packed up Tuesday and sped to New Hampshire.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom was stabbed to death by a Virginia Tech student, and another freshman already charged with hiding the body was more deeply involved, authorities said Tuesday. A neighbor said the seventh-grader told friends she would sneak out to meet her "boyfriend" David, an 18-year-old she met online through the Kik messaging app.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An inmate who led authorities on an eight-day manhunt after escaping from an Orange County jail got his trial on kidnapping and torture charges delayed Tuesday as his lawyer raised concerns about his ability to find an unbiased jury to hear the case.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man strangled a woman in a bathtub and then fatally shot two people at another home the next day but didn't harm any of several children, including one found in a closet and two of his own, prosecutors said.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United States struck a deal Tuesday over data-sharing that will allow the likes of Facebook and Apple to continue sending people's information across the Atlantic — but a legal challenge to the pact is widely anticipated.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The former district attorney who declined a decade ago to bring sex-crime charges against Bill Cosby testified Tuesday that he believes his decision shields the comedian from ever being prosecuted in the case.