An investigator in the fatal ambush shooting of a Houston-area deputy has been fired for inappropriate behavior, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday, making him the second person in the probe to be terminated. The office said it had fired Deputy M. DeLeon on Tuesday for being untruthful in the course of the investigation into the death of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth. Goforth, 47, was fatally shot in a hail of bullets on Aug. 28 as he fueled a patrol car at a Houston-area gas station.
A former Catholic priest has been charged in a 55-year-old murder case in which he is suspected of beating and raping a beauty queen in south Texas shortly after taking her last confession, authorities said on Wednesday. John Feit, 83, was arrested on Tuesday evening in Arizona in connection with the 1960 slaying of Irene Garza, 25, in McAllen, Texas, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona. During an initial court appearance Wednesday, Feit told a Maricopa County judge he will fight the return to Texas.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a California jail told a judge Wednesday he won't fight his transfer in custody from southern Nevada back to Los Angeles for retrial on an overturned murder conviction.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy's growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes.
Burger King is going back to its fast-food roots with the new menu item after its salads and healthier offerings struggled to tempt diners. The burger chain, a unit of Restaurant Brands International Inc, had Twitter sizzling after its announcement, on Wednesday but at least some did not relish the idea. "I pray that the Burger King selling hotdogs news is real.
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of lying to federal investigators who were conducting a corruption and civil rights probe of the county's jail system, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Wednesday. Baca announced in January that he was retiring from office at the end of that month rather than seeking re-election. Baca joined the Sheriff's Department as a deputy in 1965 and was first elected in 1998 to lead the 10,000-member law enforcement agency that controls the largest county jail system in the United States, housing an inmate population of some 18,000 detainees.