Chief: Texas policeman suspended for 10 days after incident

DALLAS (AP) — A white Texas policeman was suspended without pay for 10 days, but will not be fired, after an incident in which he was caught on video wrestling a black woman and her daughter to the ground, Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald announced Monday.

  • Written by CLAUDIA LAUER

US plan on threatened polar bears lacks teeth, critics say

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its plan Monday for the recovery of threatened polar bears, acknowledging it will take no direct action for addressing the primary threat — greenhouse gases that contribute to the decline of sea ice habitat.

  • Written by DAN JOLING , Associated Press

Cuba, US sign deal on oil-spill prevention

HAVANA (AP) —    Cuba and the United States have signed an accord on preventing and cleaning up oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straits. 

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Airport shooting suspect makes initial court appearance

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale's airport answered questions in a clear voice Monday as he was appointed public defenders and told he could face the death penalty.

  • Written by CURT ANDERSON , AP Legal Affairs Writer

Florida airport victims: World travelers, a social butterfly

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At least four of the five people killed in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting were on vacation, headed for cruises that promised sun, sand and fun. They were collecting their luggage when a gunman opened fired in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2 at the airport — a hub for cruisers headed to Port Everglades.

  • Written by TAMARA LUSH, JEFF MARTIN, BEN FINLEY and DAVID PITT , Associated Press