Keisha Williams died Thursday night. The suspects charged in the case now each face a 4th murder charge.
By Peter Suciu DETROIT (Reuters) - The federal judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy case took a three-hour bus tour on Friday to view various aspects of the troubled city, from notorious blighted areas to bright spots such as the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit had argued the tour would provide important evidence for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes of the challenges facing the city as it seeks approval for its plan to adjust $18 billion of debt and exit the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. A confirmation hearing on the bankruptcy is scheduled to start on Aug. 21. ...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States warned Russia on Friday that any further intervention in Ukraine, including under the pretense of delivering humanitarian aid, would be viewed as "an invasion of Ukraine."
WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Well-known details about U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais — including that he once urged a mistress to seek an abortion and held a gun in his mouth for hours outside his ex-wife's room — didn't deter Republican primary voters from giving him a possible shot at a third term.
NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — An official with the development firm that built an upscale home destroyed in Utah's recent landslide made a tearful plea for donations Friday as part of a plan to help the displaced family.
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ruled that a New Mexico city must remove a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lawn in front of Bloomfield City Hall.
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Three homeless people in Atlanta have died of tuberculosis infections as Georgia public health officials work to contain an outbreak affecting shelters, state authorities said on Friday. The outbreak has infected 47 people, including two volunteers, linked to four shelters in Atlanta's Fulton County, said Nancy Nydam, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Public Health. An isolated case is also being monitored in Vance, Alabama, where health officials on Friday screened auto workers for the disease after an employee at a Mercedes-Benz plant tested positive.
Hurricane Julio has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph and is predicted to miss the Hawaiian islands by about 200 miles.
SEATTLE (AP) — During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported on Friday.
Police say tips helped them nab the men who they say were caught on video stealing cash and jewelry from an auction house in Delaware.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors on Friday issued six more recalls totaling more than 312,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues.
As the first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years passed by the islands, some coffee farmers on the Big Island began navigating flooded roads to assess damage to their crops Friday while tourists wandered the beaches of Oahu and surfers took to the waves despite driving rain and wind.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge has ordered investigators to leave in place a trailer and a large storage container belonging to a man charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from school but returned home nine months later.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Indiana National Guardsman who had homemade explosive devices in his vehicle when he was pulled over in Ohio was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The mother of four young boys who were found inside a squalid Denver home suffering from malnutrition and unable to speak except by grunts pleaded guilty on Friday to felony child abuse, prosecutors said. Lorinda Bailey, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse, and in exchange prosecutors dropped six other child abuse counts, said Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office. Bailey and her common-law husband, Wayne Sperling, 66, were arrested in October and charged with abusing their sons, aged 2, 4, 5 and 6, after police found them living amid animal waste in an east Denver apartment teeming with flies. According to an affidavit filed by Denver police in support of the couple's arrest, law enforcement were alerted to the situation when Bailey took the 2-year-old to an emergency room after he suffered a head laceration.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man who ran an unlikely campaign for governor of California earlier this year has been arrested on suspicion of shooting his neighbor in the stomach and killing a horse, officials said Friday.
The U.S. launched two more airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Friday, hitting a vehicle convoy and two mortar positions, the Pentagon said.
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Authorities on Friday released the names of two of the six people whose bodies were discovered in two cars in an Oklahoma lake by police testing sonar equipment, ending decades-old disappearance cases. The bodies were of Jimmy Allen Williams, 16, who went missing in 1970 and Cleburn Hammack, 42, who went missing in 1969, the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's office said. The bodies were pulled out from two cars, a 1952 Chevrolet and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, discovered in western Oklahoma's Foss Lake in September. Williams, Thomas Michael Rios, 18, and Leah Gail Johnson, 18, were last seen in Williams' Camaro on their way to a football game in Elk City on Nov. 20, 1970, according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.
FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally stabbing his infant cousin and critically wounding his aunt before being shot and killed by a police officer in Northern California might have wanted to die at the hands of police, authorities said Friday.
A total of $51,000 in reward money is now being offered in connection with the murder of a mother of two in Pennypack Park.