SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three security screeners at San Francisco International Airport took payoffs to wave cocaine smugglers through airport security, federal authorities say in charges against the three.
A mother killed her 5-year-old son before shooting herself to death early on Saturday in an apparent murder-suicide inside the child's hospital room in suburban Phoenix, police said. The bodies of the mother, Lola "Tammy" Griffith, 27, and her son Helious were found by hospital staff during a routine check at about 2 a.m.(0800 GMT) at Cardon Children's Medical Center, said Detective Steve Berry, a spokesman for the Mesa Police Department. No others at the hospital were hurt or threatened, Berry said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A North Carolina man suspected in a Southern crime spree that included a double slaying is dead after a warrant for a hitchhiker he and his girlfriend picked up led police to the motel where they were holed up in suburban Philadelphia.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An American Indian tribe slated to open the nation's first marijuana resort is destroying its crop and temporarily suspending the project in South Dakota while leaders seek clarification from the federal government, according to the tribe's attorney.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A prosecutor wants a judge to seal the mental health records of a woman charged with driving a car into the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring dozens.
COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A woman who was attacked by another woman in a suburban Minneapolis restaurant, allegedly because she was speaking a foreign language, said she feels traumatized and may move out of Minnesota.
Adnan Syed, 35, was convicted in Maryland in 2000 of the murder of his ex-girlfriend and high school classmate, 18-year-old Hae Min Lee, the previous year. Syed is serving a life sentence. In a ruling on Friday, Baltimore Judge Martin Welch ordered a hearing to look into questions raised by Syed's lawyers over cellphone tower records prosecutors used to show that he was at the site where Lee was buried after the Baltimore teenager's disappearance.
Darreck Michael Enciso, 27, pleaded guilty on Friday to one felony count each of attempting a lewd act upon a child, contacting a child with the intent to commit a specified sex crime, and meeting a minor with the intent to engage in lewd conduct, according to a release by the Orange County District Attorney's office. Authorities say Enciso, a dishwasher at the theme park in Anaheim, posted an ad on Craigslist seeking women willing to engage in sex acts for Disneyland tickets. Enciso worked as dishwasher in one of the resort's hotels and did not interact with guests in his job, according to Disneyland.