Man accused of killing family suffered from PTSD

A former soldier who police say fatally shot his wife and children and set their house on fire before killing himself suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder following a military career that included a stint in Iraq, his family said Wednesday.

  • Written by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Reports: 2nd suspect believed in Brussels subway attack.

BRUSSELS (AP) — A second attacker is suspected of taking part in the bombing this week of a Brussels subway train and may be at large, according to Belgian and French media reports, amid growing signs that the same Islamic State cell was behind the attacks in Brussels and bloodshed in Paris last year.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

North Carolina passes bill preventing local governments from setting anti-discrimination rules

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators decided to rein in local governments by approving a bill that prevents cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules. Gov. Pat McCrory later signed the legislation, which dealt a blow to the LGBT movement after success with protections in cities across the country.

  • Written by GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Alleged sex abuse victim may testify at Hastert sentencing

CHICAGO (AP) — An alleged sex abuse victim of Dennis Hastert could testify about his emotional trauma next month at the former U.S. speaker's sentencing in his hush-money case, according to a transcript of an unannounced court hearing this week during which the court linked sex-abuse allegations to the Illinois Republican for the first time.

  • Written by MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

Prosecutor: No jail for NYC officer in stairwell shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor will ask a judge not to give jail time to a New York City police officer convicted of accidentally firing a stray shot into a dark public housing stairwell that killed an unarmed man, a recommendation that the victim's family said "diminishes" his death.

  • Written by MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press