BOSTON (AP) — With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings Wednesday, the emotions clearly still raw from the devastating attack during one of this city's most cherished events.
Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center.
A small helicopter landed on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol with a single occupant aboard on Wednesday, but a bomb squad found nothing hazardous and normal operations have resumed, U.S. Capitol Police said. Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said in a statement that one man was in custody with charges pending, but she declined to give further information. The Tampa Bay Times reported on Wednesday that the pilot was Doug Hughes, 61, a mailman from Ruskin, Florida. Streets near the Capitol were temporarily closed while police investigated, according to a police statement that called the craft a "gyro copter." Streets have since been reopened and the aircraft removed.
Action News has learned the name of a little boy who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Southwest Philadelphia. In addition, police have located the vehicle suspected of being involved in the incident, and identified a person of interest.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's escalating legal attack on Google is likely to ignite a debate about whether the Internet search leader makes life more convenient for consumers or abuses its power to squeeze out rivals who might have something better to offer.
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina's chief justice has assigned a judge from outside North Charleston to preside over the murder case of a white former police officer accused of shooting a black man in the back in that city. The order on Tuesday said Judge Clifton Newman would be in charge of deciding all legal matters in the case and would retain jurisdiction "regardless of where he may be assigned to hold court." Newman, who is based in Kingstree, a town about 75 miles from Charleston, is a former prosecutor who became a judge in 2000, according to the state's judicial department website. Lawyer Andy Savage, who is representing former police officer Michael Slager in the April 4 deadly shooting of 50-year-old Walter Scott, said the judge had an excellent reputation.