Authorities searched a Maryland home overnight in the investigation of a deadly mansion murder, going through the trash and removing bags of evidence -- but in the end it was a piece of pizza crust that could lead to the suspect's arrest.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A plaque and metallic likeness of a dove have been installed in Michael Brown's memory near the spot where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot and killed last summer by a white Ferguson police officer.
Prosecutors in Detroit have joined the U.S. federal probe into Takata Corp's defective air bag inflators that are linked to at least six deaths globally. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section in Washington "are jointly handling the criminal investigation into Takata," Gina Balaya, spokeswoman for the Detroit office, said on Thursday. "We have been cooperating fully and are engaged in a regular dialog with the Department of Justice, and we will continue to do so," a Takata spokesman said.
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The domestic partner of an unarmed black man shot dead last fall by a New York City police officer in a dark stairwell filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city on Thursday on behalf of herself and their young child. Akai Gurley, 28, was killed on the night of Nov. 20 when Officer Peter Liang, patrolling a Brooklyn housing project with his partner, fired his gun once. The bullet ricocheted off a wall to a stairwell one floor below, where it struck Gurley in the chest.