Five people were reportedly killed in a shooting in Manchester, Ill., Wednesday morning prompting the closure of three area schools, Fox2Now.com reports. WLDS, a radio station in the area, reports that the suspect attempted to run from the scene, got into a high-speed chase with police and shots were fired while the suspect was taken into custody. One person was injured in the shooting, but the injuries remain unclear. The suspect, the station reports, is in custody. Police told FoxNews.com that they do not believe another suspect is at large. Continue Reading
The Rhode Island medical examiner’s office is trying to determine whether a body found in Providence is a Brown University student who went missing last month. City police say members of the Brown crew team found the body Tuesday afternoon in the water off India Point Park. Authorities say the man appeared to be in his 20s. They say it’s possible he may be 22-year-old Sunil Tripathi, the Brown student who disappeared March 15. Relatives of the Bryn Mawr, Pa., man have been searching for him. Continue Reading
The 2-year-old Florida girl who lost part of both legs in a lawn mower accident earlier this month suffered a setback after her parents say the skin grafts on her right infected, TampaBay.com reported. Ireland Nugent had been recovering as planned, but the discovery demanded an unexpected surgery Tuesday and more surgeries in the coming weeks. “With this set back, it will keep her in the hospital for several more days,” the family said in a Facebook update, according to MyFoxTampaBay.com. “While this is minor, we are all disappointed, but we remain focused on the incredible news that she is receiving is fantastic care from her doctors and that all of you continue to lift her in your prayers.” A family spokesman told the Tampa Bay Times that the further surgeries are a ‘minor setback.’ Continue Reading
A federal judge in California has ordered the government to disclose the names of Latin American military leaders who attended a Defense Department facility where protesters say the U.S. has trained notorious human rights abusers. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/ZOq0e4 ) one of the graduates of the Fort Benning, Ga., installation was Roberto d’Aubuisson, a Salvadoran politician accused by opponents of promoting death squads. The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation provides training in combat and counterinsurgency techniques. It was formerly the School of the Americas. The Chronicle says disclosure was ended during the George W. Bush administration. Continue Reading
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. (AP) — A father and son are OK after being rescued from the flooding Mississippi River south of St. Louis. The rescue happened Tuesday evening near Crystal City in Jefferson County. Authorities say a man and his 15-year-old son were fishing from a small boat. Continue Reading
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown residents have rejected a budget that included money for extra school security in the wake of the December school shootings.
Voters turned down the $72 million school budget by 482 votes and rejected the $39 million town government budget by 62 votes Tuesday. Nearly 4,500 residents voted on the plans, which would have increased spending by 4.7 percent next fiscal year. Officials put an extra $1 million in the school and town budgets to hire extra police officers and unarmed security guards to put in each of Newtown’s seven schools. Continue Reading
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A team of U.S. investigators is speaking with the parents of the two Boston bombing suspects in southern Russia.
A U.S. Embassy official said the Americans traveled from Moscow to the predominantly Muslim province of Dagestan “because the investigation is ongoing, it’s not over.” The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said Wednesday that the team is working with the Russian security services, the FSB. The mother of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being interviewed Wednesday in the FSB building in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan. The official said one positive development from the Boston tragedy might be closer cooperation with the Russian government on security issues. Continue Reading
BOSTON (AP) — The area near the Boston Marathon finish line is reopening to the general public.
Traffic was allowed to flow all the way down Boylston Street on this morning for the first time since two explosions on April 15 killed three spectators and sent more than 260 to the hospital. Delivery trucks made their way down the street under a heavy police presence. Workers at some businesses and hotels in the area were allowed to return to their jobs on Tuesday to prepare for reopening. Some stores directly affected by the blasts are still boarded up. Continue Reading
Ex-CIA director David Petraeus is replacing one kind of intelligence work with another. Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York said Tuesday the retired four-star general has been named a visiting professor for public policy. He starts Aug. 1. Petraeus has a doctorate from Princeton University and has written widely on international relations, military strategy and tactics and national security issues. Continue Reading