OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — At the annual National Spelling Bee barbecue, 15-year-old Anna Turner was one of many former spellers sporting the official T-shirt from the year she competed. But it wasn't entirely by choice.
The U.S. Capitol building was reopened after an evacuation earlier on Tuesday when an audible alarm was sounded, U.S. Capitol Police said. No other details were immediately available on the cause for the alarm, although law enforcement and fire department officials were checking on the possibility of a fire, officials said.
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman charged with killing her fiance pushed a floating paddle away from him as he struggled in the cold, choppy Hudson River after his kayak capsized, then waited 20 minutes to call for help, prosecutors said Tuesday.
(Reuters) - A U.S. airman apparently shot two Walmart employees early Tuesday at a store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, killing one of them, before fatally shooting himself, police said. It was not clear what, if any, connection the airman, who police identified as Marcell Willis, 21, had to the workers or the store. Willis was on active duty at the nearby Grand Forks Air Force Base, police said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters fought a blaze that erupted at an Apple Inc facility in Mesa, Arizona on Tuesday, local station ABC15 reported. The fire appeared to be out, but fire personnel remained on the scene, the station reported on Twitter. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Chris Reese)
(Reuters) - Amtrak plans to install video cameras to monitor the engineers of locomotives on its heavily traveled routes in the northeastern United States following a deadly derailment, the nation's largest passenger rail service said on Tuesday. The move to add cockpit cameras in trains on the Northeast Corridor line by the year's end follows a derailment outside Philadelphia that killed eight people and injured about 200. "Inward-facing video cameras will help improve safety and serve as a valuable investigative tool," Amtrak Chief Executive Joe Boardman said in a statement.
Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, following a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the engineer's actions just before the crash.