(Reuters) - A man wanted in the murders of an elderly Ohio couple and a string of armed robberies in three other states was arrested on Thursday after a car chase in Arizona, authorities said. Robert Roy Clark, 29, formerly of Dennison and Canton, Ohio, was captured early on Thursday near Kingman, in western Arizona, along with Tabatha Marie Hazel, 27, another suspect in the robberies, the FBI said. A third person, Jeffrey Caley Jr., 28, was arrested several hours later in the same area, the FBI and police said.
Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman said he was "ecstatic" on Thursday after his girlfriend gave birth to his son, and pointed out the coincidence of the boy being born on "2/5" to a dad who wears the number "25" on his jersey. "My son sure does know how to make an entrance! 2/5/15 ... Is it a coincidence or is he just that clever?! Either way I'm ecstatic," Sherman, one of the National Football League's best-known defensive players, said on Twitter early on Thursday morning. "Haven't felt anything better than this!" His girlfriend Ashley gave birth four days after Sherman's team suffered a heart-stopping loss to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. "So happy for you bud!!!," Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tweeted.
By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - The man who Aaron Hernandez is charged with murdering had a wallet, cash and two sets of keys in his pockets when his body was found near the Massachusetts home of the former New England Patriots star, a police officer testified on Thursday. North Attleborough Police Captain Joseph DiRenzo said the body of semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd was also found with a Boston Red Sox baseball hat, a towel, a marijuana cigar known as a blunt and five shell casings strewn nearby at an industrial park in the town on the evening of June 17, 2013. About two dozen law enforcement officers reported to the scene where Lloyd's body was found by a teenage jogger, DiRenzo said, recalling that they covered Lloyd's body with a tarp and canopy because thunderstorms were setting in that evening. "We made a decision that it was best to preserve evidence on the ground as best as possible." Hernandez sat quietly next to one of his attorneys during the testimony.
By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for almost six years has overseen public health initiatives ranging from tobacco control and food safety to personalized medicine and drug approvals, is stepping down, the agency said on Thursday. Hamburg, one of the longest-serving FDA commissioners in the modern era, told Reuters in an interview that her decision was prompted by the heavy demands of the job and the sheer length of time she has held the position. "This is a very challenging job full of opportunities to make a huge and enduring difference," she said, "but it is 24/7 and there are really really difficult decisions to make." The 59-year-old, nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in May 2009, was last year named the world's 51st most powerful woman by Forbes magazine. Hamburg's resignation comes at a crucial time for the FDA as Congress pushes initiatives to speed new drug development, and food safety advocates, backed by Obama, back the creation of a separate agency combining the food safety functions of the FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.