HOLLY HILL, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities were searching Wednesday for the person who shot and killed four people and wounded a young boy at a rural home.
Philadelphia police are searching for four armed suspects who were caught on camera in an attempted home invasion in West Mount Airy.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in the gender discrimination lawsuit of Ohio State University's fired marching band director says he's intervening in the evidence-gathering process because of "discouraging" behavior by the lawyers.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A reputed member of the Gambino crime family who was once married to John Gotti's daughter was arrested Wednesday over a $3 million scam involving stolen cars and scrap metal, authorities said.
Boeing and Airbus said on Wednesday they were assessing the potential impact of the factory closure on their operations, since it supplies materials used in aircraft interiors. The explosion that rocked Zodiac's Newport, Washington, plant was felt miles away, injured at least seven people and prompted the evacuation of surrounding homes and businesses for about four hours due to strong chemical odors, officials said.
Horace Augustine was raised in Oklahoma City by a mother with strong convictions about guns: She didn’t want them in her house. Augustine, now an account executive with a staffing agency in Atlanta, has recently found himself at odds with his mother’s views: He wants to buy a gun, in part to protect the church he attends. Augustine began thinking last year that he should buy a gun for protection, and the shooting last month at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston intensified his conviction.
NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — A corrections officer escorting an inmate to his cell was beaten to death Wednesday at a far northeast Texas prison, Department of Criminal Justice officials said.
A pair of severed human legs was found near a train station in downtown New Haven on Wednesday, triggering a nationwide review of missing persons cases to identify the victim, police said. Investigators are cross-checking a nationwide database of missing persons cases as part of the investigation, he said, adding the age, gender and race of the victim are not yet known.
A central Texas man found unresponsive in his vehicle likely died of a snake bite, Austin police said on Wednesday, adding a cobra he kept at his home has gone missing. Also found in the vehicle was a non-venomous snake in a crate, six tarantulas and one bullfrog, all of which were taken to Austin Reptile Rescue, police said.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A company in charge of demolishing a highway overpass that collapsed and killed a construction worker in January has been cited for two safety violations and fined $14,000, a federal agency said Wednesday.
Police in Toms River, New Jersey are crediting social media for helping them nab a man wanted for groping a worker inside the Ocean County Mall.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For the time being, Tennessee's executioner will not testify in a trial challenging the constitutionality of lethal injection.
It's not uncommon for anyone to lose a wallet, but a Delaware County family's tale of lost and found is pretty remarkable.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Muslim man who objected to rules requiring him to get rid of his beard if he wanted to become a driver for UPS Inc. was told by a UPS official that "God would understand" if he shaved, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the shipping company.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former fugitive David Sweat was released from a prison infirmary Wednesday and is facing new disciplinary charges stemming from his escape from an upstate New York correctional facility.
The final day of the NAACP National Convention is underway in Philadelphia where former President Bill Clinton took to the stage to address the crowd.
Kentucky State Police officials said the two carried off in Johnson County, about 125 miles east of Lexington, were listed as missing persons. Authorities believe the other four have been unable to notify family members living outside the area, state police Captain Sean Welch said. In addition to the missing, Herman Eddie May, 56, drowned Monday evening after leaving his car on a flooded road, while the body of Willa Mae Pennington, 74, was found Tuesday afternoon amidst flood debris.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to temporarily shore up funding for transportation programs and prevent a shutdown in highway and transit aid to states at the end of this month.
A Zodiac Aerospace factory in the U.S. was structurally compromised by an explosion on Tuesday and is unsafe to enter, the local sheriff's office said on Wednesday. The blast at the factory in Newport, Washington, which supplies components used in Boeing and Airbus planes, was felt miles away and stemmed from the build-up of chemical vapor near a "treater" machine that impregnates materials with resin, Grant Sirevog, undersheriff for Pend Oreille County, said. One floor of the low-rise factory collapsed on another and the blast broke concrete supports and lifted the roof, he said.