ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri inmate who killed a 19-year-old woman in 2001 after sexually assaulting her and tying her to a cemetery tree pressed appeals with two federal courts Monday, a day before his scheduled execution by lethal injection.
MIDDLESEX, N.C. (AP) — A man who was illegally drag racing has been charged with second-degree murder after he careened into spectators gathered late at night on the shoulder of a country road, police said, killing four people and injuring others in a chaotic and bloody scene.
DETROIT (AP) — An 8½-foot-tall bronze monument featuring a goat-headed Satan will be unveiled at a secret, ticketed event in Detroit after the owner of a popular restaurant and entertainment complex backed out and opponents issued threats, organizers said.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado movie theater shooting trial must decide whether James Holmes met the state's legal definition of insanity when he opened fire on a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A woman accused of child abuse and fleeing from police after a chaotic 2013 traffic stop in which a New Mexico officer shot at her minivan full of children was sentenced Monday to six months of probation.
By Suzannah Gonzales CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Brookfield Zoo near Chicago is investigating what caused all 54 of its stingrays to die, a zoo spokeswoman said on Monday. Four southern stingrays and 50 cownose rays died on Friday after the oxygen level dropped in the exhibit habitat, the zoo said in a statement. "We are devastated by the tragic loss of these animals," Bill Zeigler, senior vice president of animal programs for the Chicago Zoological Society, which operates the zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, said in the statement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Years ago as a young prosecutor, Preet Bharara was driving in New York City's Little Italy with a dogged investigator named Ken McCabe, who suddenly recognized some mobsters, rolled down his window and surprised them by addressing them by their Mafia nicknames.