ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) — A rare 475-pound endangered leatherback sea turtle found stranded on a South Carolina beach was released into the ocean on Thursday following five days of treatment at the South Carolina Aquarium.
(Reuters) - An Alabama agency has closed an investigation into whether Harper Lee, the 88-year-old author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," was manipulated into the publication of a second novel after she made clear she wanted it in print, a state official said on Thursday. The Alabama Securities Commission opened its investigation after an unspecified complaint of elder abuse, first reported by the New York Times, tied to the upcoming publication of "Go Set a Watchman." "We made a determination that Ms. Lee, based on our interview with her, was aware that her book was going to be published," said Joseph Borg, who heads the commission. She made it quite clear she did." Borg said the commission looked into the case at the request of the Alabama Department of Human Resources, which is charged with protecting against elder abuse.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey condemns the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri. He tells Action News he hasn't had much time to think about what's happened there, because he's been too busy getting ready to bury one of his own.
NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — Divers have found the wreckage of a military helicopter in just 25 feet of water after it crashed in dense fog during a Florida training mission, killing seven elite Marines and four experienced soldiers. But more bad weather Thursday delayed the recovery of bodies and the flight recorder.
DENVER (AP) — Husband-and-wife meth users disarmed a Colorado wildlife officer and a sheriff's deputy then forced them to their knees along a desolate mountain highway before the husband was killed in a struggle, police reports released Thursday show.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Investigations into racism at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapters have extended to college campuses in Louisiana and Texas, the organization said Thursday, after its national office received word that members in those places had direct knowledge of a racist chant caught on video in Oklahoma last weekend.
BOSTON (AP) — A carjacking victim on Thursday described his harrowing ride at gunpoint with the Boston Marathon bombers three days after the attack and the moment he made the terrifying decision to bolt from the car.
By Kate Munsch FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, were shot and wounded in what officials called an ambush early on Thursday, in the latest spasm of violence arising from months of tension between African-Americans and the city's mostly white police force. An intense manhunt was under way for a suspect or suspects in the shootings of the officers, who were treated and released from hospital, St Louis County Police said. A 41-year-old St. Louis County Police officer was struck in the shoulder and a 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves Police Department had a bullet lodged near his ear after it passed through his cheek, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said. You don't understand that it's going to happen." The shots rang out as a rally in front of the city's police headquarters was dispersing hours after the local police chief resigned.