(Reuters) - An Omaha police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man suspected of robbing a store in late February has resigned, the police department said on Tuesday. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer accepted the resignation of Officer Alvin Lugod, 31, who had been on administrative leave since the shooting, the department said in a statement. A grand jury cleared Lugod earlier this month. Lugod shot Danny Elrod, 39, in the back in a confrontation minutes after Elrod allegedly robbed a Family Dollar store on Feb. 23. ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's workplace safety agency said Tuesday that it may be months before it finishes an investigation into why a scaffold with several men on it broke free from the facade of a high-rise construction project and killed three workers.
BALTIMORE (AP) — With the account of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia debunked by police, advocates for sexual assault survivors are worried a movement that gained tremendous momentum in the past year could suffer a setback.
Former NFL star Darren Sharper admitted on Tuesday to attempted sexual assault of two women in Las Vegas as part of a three-part plea bargain that prosecutors in Nevada, Arizona and California said would keep him in prison for at least nine years. Sharper, 39, entered no contest or guilty pleas to separate sex-crimes cases in Los Angeles and suburban Phoenix on Monday, and has a fourth deal pending with prosecutors in New Orleans, the city whose NFL team he helped lead to a Super Bowl victory in 2010. In all four states, the five-time Pro Bowl National Football League safety was charged with raping his victims, women he met at various nightclubs, after taking them back to his hotel or apartment and spiking their drinks with a narcotic.
DENVER (AP) — Mountain pine beetles have left vast tracts of dead, dry trees in the West, raising fears that they're more vulnerable to wildfire outbreaks, but a new study found no evidence that bug-infested forests are more likely to burn than healthy ones.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger held a national summit Tuesday calling on Congress to preserve more than $1 billion in federal funding for after-school programs that have been criticized over lackluster academic outcomes for participants.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker.