COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a Columbus SWAT officer who died after being shot while trying to serve an arrest warrant (all times local):
HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators questioned a man Thursday fitting the description of a gunman who authorities say ambushed a Texas deputy constable from behind following a traffic stop and critically injured him.
A Texas county jail inmate who escaped custody while receiving treatment in a hospital was found in the dishwasher of his girlfriend's apartment in boxer shorts and wearing handcuffs with the chain severed, a sheriff's department said on Thursday. "He took out the racks and made himself a nice cubby hole," said Chief Deputy Glenn Blank of the Jasper County Sheriff's office in East Texas. The inmate, Wesley Evans, 20, was captured on Wednesday morning and was taken back into custody after an escape that lasted about 24 hours.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. said Thursday it will phase out cars without air bags and other safety features after its Chevrolet Sail subcompact flunked a crash test in Latin America.
Alden Clopton, 48, who has been on the force 11 years, underwent several hours of surgery on Thursday morning after the attack that took place around midnight, said Pamela Greenwood, a spokeswoman for the Harris County Constable Precinct 7 office. "Our officer was ambushed," Precinct 7 Constable May Walker told a news conference in Houston. Dr. Joseph Love, the attending trauma surgeon for Clopton at Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute in Houston, said he expects Clopton to make a full recovery.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Chinese-born U.S. nuclear engineer has been accused of recruiting a team of U.S.-based experts to help a state-controlled Chinese nuclear energy company build reactors there.
Their mother had gone to a nearby Laundromat, thinking there was someone at their Bronx home to watch the two girls.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's hard-pressed school system has found elevated levels of lead and copper in nearly a third of its elementary schools, contamination that one expert says could be found nationwide, wherever school authorities spend the time and money to look.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Houston deputy constable (all times local):
Demonstrators voicing their opinions on various concerns including the minimum wage and Temple University's proposed new stadium have marched down Broad Street to City Hall.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee governor vetoes bill to make the Holy Bible the official state book.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state helicopter was used to deliver Gov. Robert Bentley's forgotten wallet to him at the beach two years ago, but the governor said Thursday that he did not request the pricey delivery method.
A former New York City police officer on Thursday lost a bid to set aside his manslaughter conviction for killing an unarmed black man in a darkened public housing stairwell. State Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun in Brooklyn rejected arguments from former Officer Peter Liang's lawyers that a juror with anti-police bias had lied in order to get onto the case. The decision not to order a new trial clears the way for Liang's sentencing on Tuesday, two months after he was found guilty in connection with the shooting of Akai Gurley.
A Chinese citizen has been charged with trying to illegally export to China high-grade carbon fiber used primarily in aerospace and military applications, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. "The carbon fiber – which has many aerospace and defense applications – is strictly controlled, and Sun expressed a willingness to pay a premium to skirt U.S. export laws," said Assistant Attorney General John Carlin.
RAMAPO, N.Y. (AP) — A town supervisor and the former head of a development corporation were charged with securities fraud Thursday, accused of "repeatedly and brazenly" lying about town finances as they secretly funded construction of a minor-league baseball stadium that the public had rejected.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Eight black men won a $5.3 million jury award Thursday in a lawsuit over claims that they endured a hostile work environment at UPS in Lexington, Kentucky, and that an effigy of a black UPS driver was hung from a ceiling.
The owners of a northern Vermont ski resort operated a "Ponzi-like" scheme, spending $50 million of investor funds intended for an expansion of the property on personal expenses including a condo, U.S. financial regulators charged on Thursday. A federal judge in Miami ordered the assets of Jay Peak and related businesses frozen after the Securities and Exchange Commission charged that its owners raised some $350 million from investors for projects including new resort facilities and a biomedical research facility, but spent the new funds on old projects that had gone over budget. Owner Ariel Quiros, who lives in Miami according to federal prosecutors, used investor funds to pay expenses including his income taxes, to acquire another unrelated ski resort and to buy a luxury condo, the SEC said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The bullet-riddled corpse of a retired football star — seven shots to the back, one to the side — makes a powerful starting point for prosecutors as they build the case against a gunman jailed in the death of former New Orleans Saint Will Smith, say legal experts who are watching the story unfold.
DETROIT (AP) — The first person hurt in a mass shooting in southwestern Michigan says she can't hate the man charged in the rampage and seeks to forgive him, even as she's trying to walk and use her "completely reconstructed" arm.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the case of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local):