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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A San Antonio man who fatally shot a SWAT team member with the officer's own gun more than 14 years ago was executed Wednesday, the sixth convicted murderer put to death in Texas so far this year. Manuel Garza Jr. received a lethal injection of...
A crane struck a concrete pedestrian bridge on Wednesday afternoon just before rush hour, sending part of the span crashing onto commuter train tracks, officials said. Luckily, no one was on the bridge and no trains — which run by as often as every 6 minutes during rush hour —...
CHICAGO (AP) — Months after a teenager was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the city is still refusing to release the dash-cam video of the fatal shooting and didn't even show it to aldermen Wednesday before they approved a $5 million settlement with the family. The...
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island cardiologist had the office of another doctor torched, then hired someone who turned out to be an undercover police officer in a failed attempt to have the doctor hurt or killed, authorities said Wednesday. Dr. Anthony J. Moschetto allegedly...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine says the...
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. On...
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The man accused of killing a community college worker said the motorcycle he used to get away broke down along Interstate 95 and he walked 30 miles before a woman headed to Florida gave him a ride, according to a police report released Wednesday. The woman...
SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 100-foot-long Marine Corps helicopter has made an emergency landing on a Southern California beach, but no injuries or damage have been reported. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar says a low oil pressure indicator light in the cockpit led the crew of...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The shotgun slaying of a handcuffed Nevada inmate by a corrections officer trainee is bringing to light accounts of more unreported shootings at a facility where guards have fired guns more than 200 times in a recent five-year period. Federal lawsuits have been...