An attorney in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration who was critically wounded by a stray bullet in Brooklyn earlier this month has been declared brain dead, his family said in a statement on Wednesday. Carey Gabay, 43, was struck in the head at a pre-dawn outdoor celebration on Sept. 7 before the annual West Indian Day parade, which has been plagued by violence in recent years. Gabay, the first deputy counsel at Empire State Development, the state's chief economic development agency, was in critical condition this week in an induced coma at Kings County Hospital Center.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma appeals court on Wednesday issued a last-minute stay of execution for murderer Richard Glossip so it can consider evidence that his lawyers say points to his innocence.
Steve Rannazzisi posted an apology on his Facebook page and Twitter feed Wednesday morning, saying he was in Manhattan when the attacks on the World Trade Center happened, but he wasn't anywhere near the towers.