LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman who was found pushing her dead son in a playground swing earlier this year has been indicted and charged with manslaughter and child abuse, authorities announced Monday.
Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo was suspended indefinitely by the school Sunday after being involved in an incident outside the team's stadium following the Scarlet Knights' 37-34 loss to Washington State on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A mother is in custody after her two young children were found barefoot, dirty and living in a wooden shipping crate in an underground cave — part of a massive subterranean network carved out beneath Kansas City.
Court documents indicate that a mother accused of having thrown her 20-month-old son off a bridge into an eastern Pennsylvania river before jumping in herself will pursue an insanity or mental health defense at trial.
A U.S. airman who helped disarm a gunman on a Paris-bound train last month will receive a Purple Heart medal, the U.S. Air Force leader said on Monday, in an unusual award of the honor to a serviceman wounded while not in a combat zone. Spencer Stone, 23, will receive the medal, which is given to troops wounded or killed in action against a U.S. enemy, U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said in remarks at the Air Force Association Conference. Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, a civilian, were vacationing in Europe last month when they saw a gunman on board a train from Amsterdam to Paris armed with a box cutter, a pistol, and a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Monday asked the City Council to confirm the city's interim police commissioner as a permanent replacement for the official fired following racially fueled riots in April. Details regarding a contract for Kevin Davis still need to be worked out after Rawlings-Blake, who last week said she would not seek re-election next year, asked the council to make him his appointment permanent. "Those details will be finalized in the coming days and then submitted to the City Council for approval," said city spokesman Kevin Harris.