FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police are releasing a few more details about the officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager but are still not identifying him.
News footage showed the sinkhole in Ross Township, Pennsylvania, was about three times the width of a car and filled with water. The woman was backing out of a parking space when her car sank, and local media photos showed a white sedan falling into the hole rear-end first. She escaped out of her car window before the vehicle submerged and was listed in good condition at an area hospital, according to WPXI television.
(Reuters) - An upstate New York man was accused on Tuesday of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and other political leaders just days after he was arraigned on charges that he had made previous online death threats against them, authorities said. Brandon Correa, 30, of Rochester, faces a seven-count indictment charging him with threatening the president, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, according to a statement by the office of William Hochul, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain.
(Reuters) - A 12-inch pipeline exploded in Rusk County, Texas, on Tuesday, news website KSLA.com said. According to the Texas Railroad Commission, the majority of the pipelines in the area carry natural gas, the report said, adding the scene was about 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Henderson.
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Notes left by a mother accused of drowning her infant daughter and cutting the throat of her teenager recounted the attack and said the "baby didn't suffer as she fell asleep in the water," according to an arrest warrant affidavit unsealed on Tuesday.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of a Missouri teenager who was fatally shot by a policeman say he had an eerie dream shortly before his death.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is sending 130 more military advisers to northern Iraq to help local forces in their escalating fight against Islamic militants, officials said Tuesday.
BERLIN, Ohio (AP) — A horse-drawn wagon has run over an animal park worker in Ohio's Amish country and crashed, killing the worker and injuring nine passengers.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown Sr. stood alone in the center of the narrow street where the blood of his namesake son still stained the gray pavement, two days after the 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer. He straightened a waist-high wooden cross and re-lit the candles erected as part of a makeshift memorial.
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Police in Albuquerque say a man who was being hunted on suspicion of shooting to death one woman and injuring three others was found dead on Tuesday, apparently after taking his own life with a handgun. Officers had warned members of the public to be on the lookout for 47-year-old Marcos Delgado after the shooting rampage on Friday lunchtime at a downtown industrial park in New Mexico's biggest city. Officer Tanner Tixia of the Albuquerque Police Department said in a statement that Delgado had been spotted late on Monday night traveling in an SUV with two other people.
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday approved federal disaster aid for wildfire-scorched Washington state, as the U.S. West Coast struggles with a near-record fire season that experts say will likely worsen in the coming weeks. The declaration allows federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in parts of Washington that were affected by wildfires between July 9 and Aug. 5. The order did not approve a request for individual assistance to affected homeowners in central Washington, a decision Governor Jay Inslee said he would appeal. The West Coast fire season, which runs from May to October, is on track to break records for both the number of blazes and acres burned, according to fire teams.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Struggling with depression, Robin Williams tried to cut his wrist and hanged himself with a belt in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday invited New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators who are heading to Israel this week to visit the Palestinian territories and experience "all sides of the conflict, not just one."
By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is loosening restrictions on lobbyists who want to serve on federal advisory boards, a White House official said on Tuesday, a setback to the president's efforts to tamp down special interest influence in Washington. Obama came to office pledging to curtail the sway of lobbyists and banned lobbyists from serving on such panels, which guide government policy on a range of topics ranging from cancer to towing safety. A spokesperson for the White House Office of Management and Budget said the administration was revising its earlier guidance on lobbyists serving on federal advisory panels to clarify that lobbyists may now serve on such panels when they are representing the views of a particular group.
DETROIT (AP) — Record-setting rainfall in the Detroit area has slowed vehicle production, automakers said Tuesday.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man charged with setting one of the largest wildfires in the Sierra Nevada's recorded history says he's not guilty.
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By Dawn Reiss JOLIET Ill. (Reuters) - An Illinois woman who helped plan a robbery that led to a double murder and who spent the stolen cash on cigarettes should be found guilty of murder, the prosecution said on Tuesday in closing arguments at a trial in the Chicago suburb of Joliet. Bethany McKee, 20, is on trial for first-degree murder in the killings of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, both 22, who were robbed of $120 and strangled in a duplex in Joliet on Jan. 9, 2013. During the six-day trial, Alisa Massaro, also 20 and a former friend of McKee, told the judge that both women were part of a plan to lure Rankins to a night of drinking and then rob him, but that they weren't in the room when the victims were killed. Massaro is serving a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to lesser charges of robbery and concealing a homicide.
(Reuters) - A crash that killed a fire chief and a family of five in Montana was caused by a mechanical failure that caused the fire chief to lose control of the recently repaired fire engine he was driving, the Montana Highway Patrol said on Tuesday. The June 20 crash near the state capital of Helena claimed the lives of Todd Rummel, 44, the new chief of the volunteer fire department in Three Forks, Montana, as well as Matthew Boegli, his wife Crystal Ross, and their three young children. An investigation by the state Highway Patrol showed the accident was caused by a failure in the 2002 International fire truck's drivetrain, which delivers power to its wheels, Montana Highway Patrol Deputy Chief Greg Watson said in a statement.