Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield. 
  • Authorities say an odor that prompted a voluntary evacuation of about 100 homes in suburban Philadelphia is due to an organic compound coming from the sump pumps in the basements.

     
  • A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said. 
  • Officers are being briefed during roll calls, new procedures are in place, and prosecutors are considering the effect on potentially thousands of pending court cases after the Supreme Court's ruling that restricts police searches of cellphones. 
  • A Minnesota teenager accused of planning to massacre his family and high school classmates mocked the attacks on the Boston Marathon and Sandy Hook Elementary School as "pretty lame" and "pathetic" and said he idolized one of the Columbine gunmen, according to recordings of his police interrogation.

     
  • The Medal of Honor recipient who continued to fight after being wounded in one of Afghanistan's bloodiest battles says the medal belongs to all of his comrades who fought and died that day. 
  • When an apparent gas explosion leveled a Florida jail and killed two inmates, officials had to rescue prisoners trapped in the rubble, evacuate the building and treat the injured in the parking lot and hospitals. Then, they had to find new secure facilities for 600 inmates. 
  •  Florida students living in the country illegally will be allowed to qualify for in-state college tuition rates under a bill passed by the Legislature.

     
  • Four men accused of attacking a suburban motorist who accidentally struck a 10-year-old boy on Detroit's east side are expected to face trial in August.

     
  • Authorities in southeastern Iowa say one person is dead and others are injured after powerful storms swept through the state.

     
  • r Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century. 
  • Authorities who searched the home of a Minnesota man who shot and killed two teens testified Wednesday that they found an audio recorder that was turned on, an operating surveillance system and a cellphone jamming device. 
  • The discovery of seven dead babies in cardboard boxes in a Utah garage has police desperately seeking answers from the mother and other family members about how such a tragedy unfolded over a decade with no one noticing. 
  • Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck that left 10 dead when a FedEx (NYSE:FDX) truck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students in Northern California. 
  • A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal, authorities said. 

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