Zoo dangerous-animal squads arm for a weighty responsibility

When a 400-pound gorilla grabbed a 3-year-old boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, the sharpshooter who killed the ape wasn't from the police. Instead, the shooter was a specially trained zoo staffer on one of the many dangerous-animal emergency squads at animal parks nationwide.

  • Written by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

SUV hits dad pushing stroller, kills baby, authorities say

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a baby is dead after a sport utility vehicle veered off a road in Columbus, struck a mailbox and then hit a father who was pushing his 7-month-old boy in a stroller.

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Victim's dad jumps over table to attack her killer in court

CLEVELAND (AP) — The father of a woman killed by a convicted sex offender dived across a courtroom table to attack him Thursday shortly after a judge sentenced the defendant to death for killing three people and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press