SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (AP) — The Performing Animal Welfare Society says one of the oldest African elephants in North America has been euthanized in California because of chronic degenerative joint and foot disease.
A 19-year-old Connecticut man who caused the death of his friend's sister when he threw a lit firecracker into their family's apartment was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison, court records show. Eric Morelli had pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for the death of 19-year-old Kristen Milano, who died in June 2014 of smoke inhalation, the result of a fire sparked by the firecracker. Morelli had been throwing firecrackers at the building in an attempt to get his friend's attention.
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman whose 13-month-old son was struck and killed as he sat in his stroller at a bus stop during a high-speed police chase this month in Chicago is suing the city, saying officers ignored orders by their superiors to stop the pursuit.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of passengers heading to Germany on Condor Airlines were stuck at Portland International Airport in Oregon for nearly 24 hours after an electrical smell forced the crew to stay put.