Authorities hunting for a survivalist suspected of killing a state trooper at a police barracks remained in the thick woods near his parents' house Saturday to further narrow down the search area more than two weeks after the ambush.
CLEVELAND (AP) — James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.
A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.
By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - A juror was removed on Saturday in the Florida trial of a white man accused of murdering an unarmed black teen after a published report the jury member questioned the competence of the state attorney handling the racially charged case. Judge Russell Healey removed the juror shortly before testimony began on the third day of the retrial of software engineer Michael Dunn, 47, who is charged with the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis, 17, during a gas station dispute over loud rap music. ...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the transitional government in conflict-torn Central African Republic said Saturday the country has great hopes that the new U.N. peacekeeping mission will help restore security and promote development.