Washington state police officer shoots two men accused of stealing beer

Thursday, 21 May 2015 18:36 Written by
SEATTLE A police officer in the Washington state capital of Olympia shot and wounded two men accused of trying to steal beer from a local supermarket, law enforcement officials and local media said on Thursday. The two suspects, both black men, were believed to have been shot in their chests and were recovering at local hospitals, the Olympian newspaper reported. There was no immediate word on whether the men were armed. The incident follows a…
Restaurant that was scene of deadly Texas gang fight sued by neighbor
Thursday, 21 May 2015 18:18 Written by
DALLAS A Texas sports bar where a deadly brawl between rival motorcycle gangs erupted earlier this week is being sued by a neighboring restaurant for loss of business, lawyers said on Thursday. Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant is suing Peaktastic Beverage LLC, the franchise owner of the Waco Twin Peaks restaurant, and the franchise operator for gross negligence, according to a statement from the lawyers. Nine people were shot to death and surrounding businesses were shut…
California man gets 13 years in prison for fatal Halloween hit-and-run
Thursday, 21 May 2015 18:14 Written by
A California man was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison on Thursday for striking and killing three 13-year-old girls as they crossed a street while trick-or-treating on Halloween, then fleeing the scene in his damaged vehicle. Jaquinn Ramone Bell, 32, pleaded guilty in March to vehicular manslaughter in the Oct. 31 incident, in which twin sisters and another friend were run over at a crosswalk in Santa Ana, about 40 miles southeast of Los…
Colorado movie gunman kept detailed financial records, jury told
Thursday, 21 May 2015 18:01 Written by
CENTENNIAL, Colo. Detectives who searched the booby-trapped apartment of Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes found medicines prescribed by his school psychiatrist as well as detailed financial records, the jury in his murder trial heard on Thursday. Holmes, 27, could face the death penalty if convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others inside a packed midnight premiere of a Batman film at a Denver-area multiplex in July 2012. The former neuroscience graduate student…
Suspect at large in slaying of Missouri woman kept in box
Thursday, 21 May 2015 18:01 Written by
KANSAS CITY, Mo. A Missouri woman who escaped captivity from a wooden box three weeks ago was found dead in a home on Thursday, along with her son, and police are searching for the man suspected both of locking her up and of murdering her. Officers found Sandra Kay Sutton, 46, and son Zachary Wade Sutton, 17, shot dead in a house in Clinton, Missouri, at about 4:20 a.m., according to a news release from…
New York prison guard in inmate death case gets last-minute reprieve
Thursday, 21 May 2015 17:56 Written by
NEW YORK A former supervising guard at New York City's Rikers Island, convicted of refusing to help a dying inmate at the troubled jail complex, convinced a judge to postpone sentencing on Thursday when he claimed at the last minute that his lawyer had not represented him properly. Terrence Pendergrass, 51, was found guilty in December in New York of a federal civil rights crime for failing to summon medical assistance for Jason Echevarria, a…
House Lawmaker Issues Subpoena to Fed in Leak Probe
Thursday, 21 May 2015 17:48 Written by
A powerful congressman is compelling the Federal Reserve to provide documents related to a possible leak of market-moving interest-rate information to a financial newsletter. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Texas Republican who heads the House Financial Services Committee, announced Thursday he had issued a subpoena to the Fed. He says the central bank has repeatedly failed to adequately respond to the panel's questions and document requests. The committee's Republicans are investigating whether confidential information was
Transgender California inmate seeking surgery wins parole recommendation
Thursday, 21 May 2015 17:39 Written by
A California board recommended parole on Thursday for a transgender inmate convicted of second-degree murder, the same day an appeals court put on hold a ruling requiring the state to pay for the prisoner's sex-reassignment surgery, officials said. Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, 51, who was born male but identifies as a woman and is held with male inmates at Mule Creek State Prison, is seeking to become the first inmate in state history to undergo the surgery.…
Man who flew gyrocopter to Capitol pleads not guilty
Thursday, 21 May 2015 17:14 Written by
WASHINGTON The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of aircraft violations and breaching some of the world's most restricted airspace. Douglas Hughes, a 61-year-old mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday. His April 15 stunt was aimed at drawing attention to the need for campaign finance reform. The flight of the small, unauthorized aircraft
Washington Capitol police weigh fix after guns left in bathrooms
Thursday, 21 May 2015 17:14 Written by
WASHINGTON U.S. Capitol police are considering new procedures and punishments after several incidents in which officers accidentally left their guns in public bathrooms, an official said on Thursday.One gun was left in a Capitol Visitor Center bathroom by a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's security detail in January, according to media reports. Another gun owned by an officer assigned to protect House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner was discovered in a bathroom in…

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