CHICAGO (AP) — A man who survived being shot multiple times by Chicago police officers investigating a robbery of his beauty supply business has lost a lawsuit he filed against the officers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a mountain of bills addressing the nation's opioid abuse crisis, fueled by lawmakers' bipartisan craving for election-year action on the deadly epidemic. Yet the measures are leaving anti-drug advocates underwhelmed, and Congress won't decide till later how much money it's willing to provide.
A 37-year-old Brownsville, Texas, man was killed after being struck in the head and neck early on Wednesday by a falling 6-foot-long, 6-inch-diameter pipe while working at Exxon Mobil Corp's Beaumont, Texas refinery, a sheriff's office spokesman said on Thursday. Miguel Barron was on an elevated platform working on a heat exchanger when he was struck by the pipe at about 12:30 a.m. CDT (1.30 a.m. ET) Wednesday, said Deputy Marcus McLellan, public information officer for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Barron was initially treated by the refinery's emergency medical personnel but had died by the time Jefferson County deputies arrived at about 1:30 a.m., McLellan said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Investigators say they have found evidence that suggests a toddler suffered a serious injury two days before his stepfather reported him missing in 2002 from a San Diego playground, according to court documents unsealed Thursday.
A Chicago man suspected of shooting three people to death, including the mother of one of his children, took his own life after an 11-hour standoff with police, authorities said on Thursday. Kevin Robinson, 29, was found dead in a second-floor bedroom on Chicago's South Side shortly after 3 p.m. local time, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and a gun in his hand, Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a phone interview. Police took up positions around the house and threw gas canisters into the home to force Robinson out, Guglielmi said.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The marshal for the U.S. Western District of Texas resigned Thursday after the Justice Department warned that he would be fired for misusing his office if he didn't resign.
Firefighters in Abington, Montgomery County battled a house fire Thursday evening.
The U.S. Navy said on Thursday that it had fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Gulf in January and were briefly held by Iran in an incident that risked becoming an international crisis. The Navy said in a statement that it had lost confidence in Commander Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer of the coastal riverine squadron that included the 10 sailors. Rasch became the first person to be publicly singled out after a preliminary investigation into the incident that occurred near Farsi Island in the Gulf.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's state health director feared legislators would take away some of his authority before deciding in March to reverse warnings that hundreds of water wells near Duke Energy power plants were too contaminated to use, according to testimony provided by environmentalists Thursday.
Officials at Joint Base Andrews outside of Washington say a woman walked into the visitor control center saying she had a bomb strapped to her chest but no explosives were found.
CHICAGO (AP) — After hours in a standoff with a man suspected of killing three people, Chicago Police SWAT officers rushed into the house Thursday afternoon to find the man had apparently shot himself.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says about 88,200 gallons of oil have leaked from a Shell flow line into the Gulf of Mexico about 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana.
Nolan Jones looks like a professional baseball player and by June 9th, he might just be one.
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday moved to drop state charges against a north Alabama police officer accused of assaulting an Indian man during a suspicious person investigation.
Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, the military facility in suburban Washington where the presidential aircraft Air Force One is based, was put on lockdown on Thursday after a woman claiming to have a bomb strapped to her chest arrived at the visitor's center. It warned base residents and personnel to avoid the area, where emergency responders remained. "We take every threat seriously," said Colonel Brad Hoagland, a base commander.
BOSTON (AP) — A hospital that treated a man before he fatally stabbed two people and wounded several others at a home and mall said Thursday that it was barring a state contractor that provides mental health evaluations.
MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on legal action against a Mexican national accused of killing five men in Kansas and Missouri in March (all times local):
MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Mexican national suspected of killing five men in a two-state crime rampage will stand trial in Missouri, a judge ruled Thursday.
A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday held a Bangladesh diplomat and his wife in default for willfully ignoring a lawsuit by a former domestic worker who claimed they forced him to work without pay in slavery-like conditions. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein said Monirul Islam and Fahima Tahsina Prova acted with "sustained recalcitrance" in refusing for more than a year to attend depositions, turn over documents and otherwise cooperate in the lawsuit brought by the plaintiff Mashud Parves Rana. "A default judgment is harsh and is not imposed by this court without hesitation," Stein wrote.
MONROE, La. (AP) — A man accused in the burning death of a north Mississippi teenager will head back there after pleading guilty in Louisiana on Thursday to a theft charge related to the death of another woman.