Memorial held for policeman slain after Boston Marathon bombing
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:53:59 -0400
By Daniel Lovering CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - More than 1,600 people gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday for a memorial service for a popular campus police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. MIT police officer Sean Collier, 27, was shot multiple times in his car in an apparent confrontation with the bombing suspects days after the blast, which left three people dead and more than 260 injured when two homemade bombs exploded near the race's finish line. Collier was killed in an unsuccessful attempt to steal his gun, authorities said. Police officers, government officials, students and faculty joined members of Collier's family at the outdoor service under a tent a short distance from where Collier was killed, a place marked by a temporary memorial planted with flowers.
Man under evaluation for alleged gun threat at L.A. Times building
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:49:09 -0400
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A man who allegedly threatened to open fire in the building that houses the Los Angeles Times' headquarters was being held in custody for a mental evaluation, police said on Saturday.
Suspect in Kansas City highway shootings faces 18 felony counts
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:25:03 -0400
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A man who went on a weeks-long shooting spree on Kansas City, Missouri, highways has been charged with 18 felony counts, including firing into vehicles and striking occupants, prosecutors said on Friday. Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, arrested on Thursday at his home, is believed to have acted alone in the string of shootings, said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. In a series of seemingly random attacks that left the Kansas City area on edge, Whitaker is accused of opening fire at cars in a dozen incidents on highways in and around Kansas City, 11 of them from March 18 to April 6. Armed with a .380 caliber handgun, Whitaker appears to have opened fire from his own vehicle by positioning it in the blind spots of his targets, prosecutors said.
Calif. customers hit with expensive Del Taco bill
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:07:39 -0400
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) â What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some Southern California customers.
Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:02:22 -0400
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) â No one can say when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.
Documents detail another delayed GM recall
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:41:55 -0400
DETROIT (AP) â General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.
Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:38:41 -0400
ROME (AP) â Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.
Governor: Closing Boston amid bomber hunt 'tough'
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:06:20 -0400
BOSTON (AP) â Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.
Man pleads guilty in Alaska flight diversion case
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:51:35 -0400
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) â A 38-year-old man arrested after what was described as unruly behavior that caused a Tokyo to New York flight to be diverted to Anchorage has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.
Governor: Boston lockdown amid search a tough call
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:14:38 -0400
BOSTON (AP) â Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the decision to lock down much of greater Boston during the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombing was a "tough call" but one he's glad that was made.