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Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police are praising a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Police officer slain by killer who sought fame

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Family and friends say Melvin Santiago had dreamed of being a police officer since he was a boy, seeking to follow in the footsteps of his uncle.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Sheriff: Bus was hit by stolen car going wrong way

 

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway, killing the car's driver and injuring 19 people on the bus, had just been stolen and was headed in the wrong direction, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014

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Work to tow away Costa Concordia to start soon

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — Italian authorities say work to float the shipwrecked Costa Concordia so it can be towed away for scrapping can start Monday, weather-permitting.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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As deaths rise, no end seen to Israeli offensive

JERUSALEM (AP) — Asserting it has broad international support for a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel is showing no signs of ending the operation, vowing to press on until there is a halt to rocket attacks from the seaside territory.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court

HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 July 2014

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