Florida: Police investigating shooting near Trump resort

Florida: Police investigating shooting near Trump resort

Police are investigating a shooting near one of President Donald Trump’s resorts in Florida that apparently involved a dispute outside a rental car facility. Media outlets report the shooting happened Sunday afternoon near the Trump International Beach Resort Miami in Sunny Isles Beach. The president was not there and it did not appear to have a political connection. There were reports of a second and possibly related shooting on a nearby causeway. Media outlets reported…

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Man facing federal charges in fatal machete attack on Appalachian Trail

Man facing federal charges in fatal machete attack on Appalachian Trail

A Massachusetts man is facing a federal murder charge after authorities alleged he attacked a pair of hikers with a machete on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, killing one and severely injuring the other. James L. Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, was arrested early Saturday following the deadly attack in Wythe County, Virginia, that a federal prosecutor described Sunday as “senseless and brutal.” Jordan was arrested on the trail after two hikers contacted the…

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Kentucky Islamic leader charged in murder for hire plot

Kentucky Islamic leader charged in murder for hire plot

An Islamic leader and two others in Kentucky have been charged in a murder for hire plot. According to affidavits filed in federal court, an informant posing as a hit man first met with Islamic Center of Lexington leader Mahmoud Shalash. Shalash told the informant a person owed him $80,000 and asked the informant to do whatever he had to to get the money back. The affidavits say two associates of Shalash later asked the…

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Man charged in fatal attack on Appalachian Trail

Man charged in fatal attack on Appalachian Trail

Federal authorities say a Massachusetts man has been arrested in an attack on the Appalachian Trail that left one person dead and another severely injured. U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said in a news release Sunday that 30-year-old James L. Jordan of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, was arrested early Saturday and charged with murder and assault. The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Saturday that two hikers reported a man with a machete was attacking…

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Woman escapes with cat from car that plunged into river

Woman escapes with cat from car that plunged into river

A woman was able to save herself and her cat after the car they were riding in plunged into a Massachusetts river. Blackstone Fire Chief Michael Sweeney says the woman had just picked up her cat from the groomer Saturday when she crashed the car into the Blackstone River. Sweeney says the woman grabbed the cat and climbed out the window before the car sank into the water. The cat was in a pet carrier….

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Last lawsuit in Virginia boy’s septic tank drowning settled

Last lawsuit in Virginia boy’s septic tank drowning settled

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with the drowning of a 5-year-old Virginia boy in a septic tank has been settled with a $200,000 insurance payment to his parents and sister. The Roanoke Times reports the order entered Wednesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court resolves the last legal case connected to the boy’s March 2015 death. Gary and Sharon Meadows owned the property where Noah died and were the remaining defendants in the wrongful…

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Suspect held in death of woman flung off Rome’s Sisto Bridge

Suspect held in death of woman flung off Rome’s Sisto Bridge

Rome police say a suspect has been detained in the slaying of a 37-year-old woman whose body was found May 2 on a Tiber River walkway near Sisto Bridge. Police say Imen Chatbouri, who was born in Tunisia and in the past competed for Italy in amateur javelin competitions, was thrown from the Rome bridge. Investigators obtained video footage showing a man grabbing Chatbouri by the ankles as she leaned on a parapet before dawn…

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Connecticut man accused of threatening to kill Trump

Connecticut man accused of threatening to kill Trump

A Connecticut man has been indicted on charges that he threatened to kill President Donald Trump and sent letters he claimed contained anthrax. Gary Joseph Gravelle of New Haven faces charges including conveying false information about an explosive and threats against the president. Authorities say 51-year-old Gravelle last year sent letters addressed to Trump, the Islamic Center of New London and other places that contained a white powdery substance with messages such as “you die.”…

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Manning refusing to testify at grand jury probing WikiLeaks

Manning refusing to testify at grand jury probing WikiLeaks

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning says she’ll refuse to testify on Thursday before a second grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. But if a judge finds her in contempt of court again, she could wind up back in jail. Manning spent seven years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. She walked free in May 2017 after President Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence. Recently, she spent two months in jail…

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Robert Mueller ‘is going to testify’: Rep. Adam Schiff

Robert Mueller ‘is going to testify’: Rep. Adam Schiff

As House Democrats weigh imposing fines on members of the Trump administration figures to try to force officials to obey subpoenas, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., stressed the importance of having special counsel Robert Mueller testify before Congress. “The American people have a right to hear what the man who did the investigation has to say and we now know we certainly can’t rely on the attorney general who misrepresented his conclusions,”…

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