CLEVELAND (AP) — Police have not yet released information on how they believe a 3-year-old boy got access to the handgun he used to fatally shoot a 1-year-old relative.
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A manhunt was under way for a 20-year-old former student accused of fatally shooting a longtime school employee at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on Monday, local authorities said. Police said the suspect, identified as Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, carried a long gun to the third floor of a campus building and shot print shop director Ron Lane, who had worked at the college for 18 years. Stancil had worked for Lane in the print shop while enrolled at the college, school spokeswoman Tara Humphries said.
NEW YORK (AP) — The families of two slain New York City police officers threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Mets' home opener at Citi Field on Monday and were joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a time when his relationship with the police department is again coming under scrutiny.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For fans of speed, the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World offers a heart-pounding thrill.
MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) — A 1923 Model T Ford convertible skidded off the roadway and flipped over, killing a couple, police said Monday.
MIAMI (AP) — Artist Romero Britto is suing Apple Inc. and a design firm in Miami federal court, accusing them of misusing his color-splashed images and distinctive style in marketing campaigns.
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Ten former Atlanta public school educators, convicted earlier this month of racketeering in one of the nation's largest test-cheating scandals, should consider plea deals or face likely prison time, a judge said on Monday. During a sentencing hearing, Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter said he had been ready to send the defendants to prison, but hoped to resolve a long-running case likely to see appeals. "I’d prefer for this thing to be ended for everybody, to try to help heal the open wounds in this city, in this school system," he told a packed courtroom, after hearing emotional appeals for leniency from civil rights leaders and the educators' relatives. A state investigation found widespread cheating throughout the Atlanta school district on 2009 standardized tests.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a story April 12 about two men accused of sexually assaulting a woman during spring break, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the assault happened after an unrelated mass shooting. The woman was sexually assaulted between March 10 and 12, before the March 28 shooting.
A gunman with a rifle entered a community college campus building Monday morning and killed a print shop operator who had just arrived at work, school officials and authorities said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has postponed execution dates for four inmates, effectively halting all executions while the courts decide whether current protocols for putting people to death are constitutional.
A 3-year-old fatally shot a 1-year-old at a Cleveland house during the weekend, according to police, who said they are seeking to arrest the adult who left the gun in the home. The victim, identified as Braylon Robinson, was shot in the face on Sunday, police said on Monday. The mother then observed the victim lying on the floor bleeding," according to a statement released by Cleveland police. "A 3-year-old can't be held accountable for a tragedy like this," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said at news conference.
Police were investigating a bomb threat and suspicious package found on Monday on the campus of Hamilton College in upstate New York, authorities and the school said. Hamilton's security department got an anonymous call about 10 a.m. about two bombs being placed in an administrative building, New York State Trooper Jack Keller said. A suspicious package was found in the building, which was evacuated along with several others including dormitories, Keller said in an email. The college posted a warning on its website, saying a suspicious package had been found and that bomb technicians were headed to campus to investigate.
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Nadia Damouni NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roughly 400 hedge fund managers, investors, lawyers and journalists got something that was not on the lunchtime menu at an industry conference on Monday when roughly two dozen protesters interrupted the meal, shouting out prominent names of attendees and demanding better wages at fast-food restaurants. An unidentified person with the group, which represents the Restaurant Opportunity Center, said they came to protest because speakers at the conference, including Bill Ackman and Jeff Smith, say they want to create value for shareholders even though workers at the companies are still underpaid. The protesters shouted the names of several big name hedge fund managers including Ackman, whose hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management has invested in Burger King, and Smith, who invested in Darden Restaurants.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has launched an inquiry into 13 major retailers, questioning the practice of keeping workers on call for shifts on short notice and possible violations of the state requirement to pay hourly staff for at least four hours when they report for work.
A judge has formally sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention.
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Basketball Association is trading Coke for Pepsi.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Enhanced security measures will remain in place for next Monday's Boston Marathon, the second since the deadly 2013 bombing at the finish line of the iconic race, authorities said.
PHOENIX (AP) — Judge sentences convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without possibility of release.
Julio Frenk, former minister of public health in Mexico and current dean of Harvard's School of Public Health, was named president of the University of Miami on Monday. Frenk, 61, will succeed President Donna Shalala, the former U.S. secretary of Health and Human Service, who late last year announced she would step down after 14 years. Shalala, who served in former President Bill Clinton's cabinet, will become CEO of the Clinton family foundation later this year. Frenk, was introduced at a press conference on Monday by the chair of the university board of trustees, Lennar Corp. Chief Executive Stuart Miller and Richard Fain, the head of Royal Caribbean Cruises, who led UM's presidential search committee.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Julio Frenk, a former health minister in Mexico and a dean who helped quadruple fundraising at Harvard during his recent tenure there, was tapped Monday as the next president of the University of Miami.