CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed woman was one of a series of killings of young black people that shattered the public's trust has opted to quit rather than fight to keep his job.
More than 20 U.S. states that use a combination of drugs to carry out lethal injections will find it harder to conduct executions due to Pfizer's ban on sales of its chemicals, but the move will have little impact on the handful that rely on a single drug. The pharmaceutical giant's move last week cuts off the last major U.S. source for drugs in the deadly mixes, and it adds to the difficulties of states that were already struggling to procure chemicals for lethal injections. Among the states affected are Florida and Oklahoma, which have been among the leaders in executions since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The co-CEO of Westfield Corp., one of the world's largest mall operators, said that shopping centers have to act more like technology companies in order to be relevant to the fast-changing consumer.
Rachel Einspahr, 28, is being held on a $40,000 cash-only bond in the Weld County jail on suspicion of robbery and child abuse stemming from last week’s incident at a bank in Severance, about 55 miles north of Denver, authorities said. According to an arrest warrant affidavit filed by a detective with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, Einspahr removed the license plates from her Nissan Pathfinder, picked up the two girls that she was hired to babysit, bought them candy and drove to the bank. The teller, Jeffrey Swanson, believed there were “lives in danger,” and gave her $500, police said, but he did not see a man inside the SUV as it drove away.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three out of every 10 gay or bisexual men in several cities in the U.S. South have been diagnosed with the AIDS virus, three times the national rate, according to a study about how common HIV infections are in metro areas.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday said it strongly opposes a House bill to fight the Zika virus, saying its funding is "woefully inadequate" to support the public health response that is needed. The Obama administration has urged Congress to pass legislation that would direct $1.9 billion to fighting the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects including microcephaly. (Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Bernard Orr)
A senior female fixed-income banker at Bank of America Corp has filed a lawsuit accusing the bank of underpaying her and other women, and retaliating when she complained about illegal or unethical practices by her colleagues. In a complaint filed on Monday night, managing director Megan Messina said she was a victim of "egregious pay disparity" relative to male peers, and was paid less than half the salary of the man who shares her title as co-head of global structured credit products. Bank of America spokesman Bill Halldin said: "We take all allegations of inappropriate behavior seriously and investigate them thoroughly." He said Messina remains an employee of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank.
The engineer driving a speeding Amtrak passenger train that crashed in Philadelphia in 2015, killing eight passengers, was likely distracted by radio traffic, U.S. safety officials said on Tuesday after a year-long investigation. The incident could have been prevented if the track had been fitted with positive train control, a safety system, the agency's report concluded. "We will delve into the most complicated and unpredictable part of the transportation system - the human being," he told NTSB board members at a hearing into the probable cause of the accident.
Mark Malkowski, who resigned as president of Stag Arms LLC as part of his plea deal with prosecutors, agreed to have no further role in the firearms industry for violating U.S. laws requiring serial numbers on gun components. Malkowski sold Stag, which makes weapons including the AR-15 rifle, to Miami-based private equity firm White Wolf Capital in February for an undisclosed sum. Federal investigators had been probing Stag since 2007, and found about 3,000 weapon components lacking serial numbers and 62 machine guns and machine-gun components that were unregistered or improperly registered, according to prosecutors.
Detroit's city council unanimously approved the contract, which calls for Texas-based WatchGuard to supply cameras for 1,500 police officers and 450 vehicles, said Dan Austin, a spokesman for Mayor Mike Duggan. Initial installation of 50 body and 20 vehicle cameras will begin next month with a full rollout to be completed in the fall of 2017. "The most important thing we can have as a police department is the trust of the citizens we serve," Detroit Police Chief James Craig said in a statement.