INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A suspected gunman was in custody on Wednesday after police and a witness said he casually walked up to a suburban Detroit home, fatally shot a 2-year-old girl at close range and injured two more people including a 12-year-old girl.
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it would increase security at overseas airports with nonstop flights to the country and U.S. officials cited concerns al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen were developing bombs that could be smuggled onto planes. The new security measures would be required at airports in Europe, Africa and the Middle East that have direct flights, the U.S. officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The Department of Homeland Security said "enhanced security measures" would be implemented in the next few days at "certain overseas airports with direct flights into the United States." It did not specify which airports or what countries would be affected, nor did it say what triggered the extra precautions.
New York City has signed a tentative contract with the city largest public sector labor group, District Council 37, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday. DC37 represents more than 120,000 city employees in jobs such as hospital workers, schools aides, construction workers and administrators. City officials said the agreement, which runs through 2018, would cost the city a gross $1.75 billion and $995 million when healthcare cost savings are taken into account. The agreement conforms to the broad pattern laid out in a deal with city teachers that before healthcare savings is expected to cost the city nearly $20 billion through 2021 when applied to all 300,000 city workers, according to an estimate by the city Comptroller's office.