DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Cedric Prather Jr.'s three children were his whole life and when he lost his job as a truck driver recently, the pressure over supporting them may have led him to snap and kill four people, his sister said Monday.
By Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A record-setting run of snowstorms that has pounded the U.S. Northeast over the past two weeks has taken a heavy toll on Massachusetts, prompting officials to shut Boston's mass-transit service through Tuesday to allow time to clear the rails. Following a day that saw 48 commuters stuck on a snowbound train during the morning rush hour, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said all train service would shut down at 7 p.m. EST (2400 GMT) on Monday due to the snow and remain shut on Tuesday. The closure of Boston's transit system, as well as its schools, came after officials said 73.9 inches (1.9 meters) of snow had fallen on the city so far this season, making it the 10th snowiest winter on record. At least four buildings collapsed around Boston under the snow's weight, the National Weather Service said, though no injuries had been reported as a result of those incidents.
By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two men, bound with duct tape and gagged, have been found killed execution-style in a California garage, and authorities were searching for two suspects and a potential third victim who may have fled the scene, police said on Monday. Officers responding to a report of gunfire on Sunday evening in Montclair, 33 miles east of Los Angeles, discovered the victims, men in their 30s, dead inside a detached garage, Montclair police said. Bloodhounds were used overnight to track the possible victim, Sergeant Bryon Kelly told KTLA news.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With executions in Oklahoma on hold amid a constitutional review of its lethal injection formula, Republican legislators are pushing to make Oklahoma the first state in the nation to allow the use of nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates.