Philadelphia police have identified the two men charged in the carjacking and crash on Friday in the Tioga section of the city that left three children dead and their mother critically injured.
A California man wanted on child molestation charges was killed in a shootout on Monday in New York City
(Reuters) - A man in the southern Maine city of Saco shot dead his wife and three children before turning the shotgun on himself, police said on Monday, calling the incident one of the worst cases of domestic violence in state history. The five members of the family, including children ranging in age from 4 to 12, were found dead in their second-floor apartment on Sunday, victims of an apparent murder-suicide by Joel Smith, 33, state police spokesman Steve McCausland said in an e-mail. Smith's wife, 35-year-old Heather Smith, had confided in a friend on Saturday night that her husband had pointed a gun at his head earlier in the week and threatened suicide, but she had not contacted authorities for assistance, McCausland said. The bodies of the couple's two sons, Jason Montez, 12, and Noah Montez, 7, were found in their respective bedrooms, while 4-year-old Lily Smith was found along side her mother in the couple's bedroom, where the shooter's body was also found next to a shotgun, McCausland said.
SACO, Maine (AP) — A suicidal man having financial problems killed his wife, three children and then himself over the weekend, police said Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday.
Four members of an Ethiopian track team competing at an international event in Oregon were missing in what officials said on Monday might be an attempt to seek asylum or otherwise stay in the United States. The athletes, who were not believed to be victims of foul play, traveled to the University of Oregon in Eugene last week to compete in the International Association of Athletics Federations World Junior Championships, a university spokeswoman said. "It is being handled like a missing persons case," school spokeswoman Julie Brown said, adding that investigators were looking into the possibility the four had left willingly to try to seek asylum. "But we can't confirm yet if it's an attempt to claim asylum." Ethiopia is one of the world's poorest countries and has been accused by rights campaigners and the political opposition of stifling dissent and torturing political detainees.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury has been selected in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.
NEW YORK (AP) — A fugitive task force and a sex-assault suspect got into a shootout Monday in Greenwich Village, leaving the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police detective wounded, authorities said.
By Michael Y. Park NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two kayakers who got in over their heads in the waters off New York have put authorities at John F. Kennedy Airport on the defensive after flipping their boat and accidentally finding themselves in a restricted area of the airport. The kayakers, Jordan Crooms and Anthony Giglio, both 21, had set out for a Saturday night excursion on Jamaica Bay but flipped over and lost two of their paddles. They made their way with their single remaining paddle for the closest land - an airport runway, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said. Workers for the Port Authority, which runs the facility, saw them and called airport police, who issued them summonses for trespassing before releasing them.
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say one person died and three others were injured in an explosion at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.
By Todd Melby and Art Hughes ST PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday asked a jury to try one more time in a defamation case brought by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura when the panel said it could not reach a verdict after about five days of deliberations. Ventura is suing the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle for an undisclosed amount of money, saying the former pro-wrestler turned politician's reputation was left in shambles by a passage in a book by Kyle about a bar fight between the two. "We the jury have not reached a decision," the 10-member jury said in a note to U.S. Judge Richard Kyle. After asking the jury to continue deliberations, the judge informed lawyers a "mistrial is a possibility." Lawyers for Chris Kyle's estate contend Ventura's defamation case is aimed at keeping the name of the fading star in the headlines at the expense of an ex-SEAL who served his country with honor.
Police in Delaware County are looking for the man who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank branch on Friday.
Two U.S. Marshals and a New York City police officer were shot and wounded on Monday while trying to arrest a suspect in the city's Greenwich Village neighborhood, the police said. The suspect was shot and killed, and the wounded law enforcement agents were hospitalized, New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference. The NYPD and the U.S. Marshals Service were investigating.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say a private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered their air assault.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government has come up with a final version of a rule meant to cut haze-causing emissions from the largest coal-fired power plant in the West.
Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that left the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police officer wounded.