A judge is scheduled to hear arguments on pretrial matters in the case of a man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper last year. The hearing in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court is set for Wednesday in Annapolis. Prosecutors have asked Judge Laura Ripken to order the release of Jarrod Ramos' tax records since 2003.
The temperature in Phoenix hit a whopping 115 degrees Tuesday, making it the city's hottest day so far this year. The scorching weather prompted an excessive heat warning earlier in the day from the National Weather Service. At the Phoenix Zoo, staff members were taking extra measures to keep monkeys, bears and other animals cool.
Last year's criminal case involving Missouri's former governor is under the scrutiny of a second special prosecutor, this time to investigate allegations from St. Louis' prosecutor. Presiding St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Tuesday appointed retired Boone County Associate Circuit Judge Michael Bradley to investigate allegations against Eric Greitens' attorneys from St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner.
A woman missing for three days after disappearing from a remote campground in California's White Mountains on Tuesday described a man she says chased her with a knife as a burly, bald "big guy" with tanned skin. Sheryl Powell, of Huntington Beach, California, detailed what it was like to be missing what she remembers of the man during an appearance Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show. "Yesterday I was saddest man on the planet and today I'm the happiest man on the planet," Joseph Powell said Tuesday.
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins said he wished his two moonwalking colleagues could have shared the moment at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A, the departure point for humanity's first moon landing. "Wonderful feeling to be back," the 88-year-old command module pilot said on NASA TV.
The suspect in the slaying of a community leader who founded Baton Rouge's African American history museum was a tenant who owed her back rent, authorities said Tuesday. Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder, city Police Chief Murphy J. Paul told news reporters. Bell is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail.
A suspected tornado struck a rural area of north Mississippi on Tuesday, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines as the wet remnants of Tropical Storm Barry rumbled through several states, officials said. A storm that may have included a tornado passed through Victoria, Mississippi, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, National Weather Service forecaster Andrew Chiuppi said.
Federal prosecutors said they aren't bringing criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying cry for those protesting how police treat black suspects. A jury convicted Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in October in the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. The white Chicago police officer shot the black teenager 16 times.
Police in Baltimore said Tuesday that a sergeant who was wounded during a fatal shooting a day earlier at an addiction clinic remains hospitalized. Sgt. Billy Shiflett, who exchanged gunfire with the shooter, is being treated for a gunshot wound in his lower abdomen. Shiflett responded to the clinic shortly after 7 a.m. Monday for a report of an armed man.
A Louisiana man has been arrested in the murder of a beloved 75-year-old community activist whose body was discovered asphyxiated in the trunk of her car, police said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. The death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, who founded an African American museum in Baton Rouge and teamed up with police on an anti-drug and violence program, was ruled a homicide by "traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation," according to an autopsy report. Ronn Jermaine Bell, 37, a convicted sex offender, was taken into custody Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder, police said.
A natural gas explosion and fire that killed a Southern California Gas Co. worker and injured 15 other people also badly damaged at least six other homes, officials said Tuesday. Four homes were red-tagged, meaning they can't be occupied, said Deputy Chief David Lantzer of Murrieta Fire & Rescue. Twenty people checked in at a Red Cross shelter but only six were housed overnight.
A missing 2-year-old girl was reunited with her family Tuesday morning, more than 24 hours after she wandered away from a woodland campsite in northern Michigan, prompting a massive search involving law enforcement dogs and a helicopter, police said. After spending a night outside, Gabriella Roselynn Vitale walked up to a home in Oscoda County around 11:30 a.m. and a woman who lived there notified authorities, state police Lt. Travis House told reporters. Gabriella's family told police that they lost track of her around 8:15 a.m. Monday while they were packing up at the Comins Township campsite, about 170 miles (275 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.
The father of a pregnant Chicago postal service worker who vanished nine months ago believes his daughter is alive and is pleading for the public to help. Chicago police said in October that they suspected possible foul play.
A woman who authorities say ran down a salon worker trying to stop her from skipping out on a $35 manicure pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and other charges and lost a bid to be freed from jail pending trial. A judge in Las Vegas told Krystal Whipple, standing in shackles, that "proof is evident and the presumption is great" that she was involved in a homicide. Police said Whipple tried to pay for her Dec. 29, 2018, manicure with a fraudulent credit card before telling Ngoc Quynh Nhu Nguyen that she was going to her car to get cash.
New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex. At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, scientists offered evidence that the disease may spread differently in the brains of women than in men. Other researchers showed that several newly identified genes seem related to the disease risk by sex.