Police: Suspect in Texas stabbings had mental health trouble

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The man suspected of stabbing four people at the University of Texas, one fatally, suffered from mental health troubles and had been involuntarily committed for treatment in another city, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Written by JIM VERTUNO , Associated Press

Fired officer to plead guilty in killing of black motorist

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white police officer whose killing of a black motorist running from a traffic stop was recorded on a cellphone video will plead guilty Tuesday to violating his civil rights, a conviction that could send him to prison for decades.


  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD , Associated Press

Police: Man killed roommate, then shot neighbor, paramedic

DALLAS (AP) — A 36-year-old man with a criminal history fatally shot his roommate before shooting a neighbor and a responding paramedic during an attack in a Dallas neighborhood that prompted police to barricade the area for hours, investigators said Tuesday.


  • Written by DAVID WARREN and CLAUDIA LAUER , Associated Press

Overcoming Opioids: When pills are a hospital's last resort

BALTIMORE (AP) — A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he'd been addicted once before and panicked at the thought of relapsing.

"I can't lose what I worked for," he said.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer