SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said the city's embattled police chief, Greg Suhr, tendered his resignation on Thursday afternoon, just hours after an officer fatally shot a black woman.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A campaign for a ballot initiative to speed executions for inmates on death row in California submitted signatures Thursday to appear on an increasingly crowded ballot that is expected to include an opposing measure to repeal capital punishment.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Searchers combing the Wyoming backcountry on Thursday found the truck a slain rail line worker was driving when he disappeared amid a manhunt for two suspects in a bizarre Utah kidnapping case.
CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI added two men to its 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list Thursday: A Chicago-area man suspected in a teenager's 2009 killing and a Los Angeles man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend last month.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City bridge over a major roadway collapsed Thursday after being hit by a tractor-trailer rig. No one was hurt, but the highway will likely be shut down for a significant time.
Commuter trains to and from New York City's Grand Central Terminal were due to resume a regular weekday schedule on Friday, transit officials said, after a fire disrupted service earlier this week. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said on Thursday that Metro North riders should expect some delays due to speed restrictions on all four tracks. The New York City Fire Department determined that the four-alarm fire involving elevated track at Park Avenue and 118th Street had been caused by gasoline being accidentally spilled onto a hot generator at a garden supply store beneath the tracks.
The report, running more than 100 pages, offered a stinging rebuke of state officials, especially those in the Department of Corrections, for their handling of executions, which are currently on hold in Oklahoma due to the troubles in the death chamber. "Today, I regret to advise the citizens of Oklahoma that the Department of Corrections failed to do its job," Attorney General Scott Pruitt said in a statement.