Alan Eugene Miller: Alabama halts execution at last minute of inmate who disputed method after determining it could not be completed by midnight deadline, officials say

Alan Eugene Miller: Alabama halts execution at last minute of inmate who disputed method after determining it could not be completed by midnight deadline, officials say

Alan Eugene Miller was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection after a US Supreme Court ruling earlier Thursday vacated a lower court injunction in a long-running dispute over whether Miller would die by that method or nitrogen hypoxia, an untested and unproven method Alabama officials had said they were not ready to use. But … Read more

Los Angeles school district will distribute overdose reversal drug to every K-12 school after student death, officials say

Los Angeles school district will distribute overdose reversal drug to every K-12 school after student death, officials say

The district’s announcement comes after Los Angeles police reported multiple overdoses among local high school students, including one who died and another who was hospitalized after they were found on a high school campus last week, the police said in a release. Carvalho said during a news conference that the district has been “deeply impacted” … Read more

Chicago busing: The first bus carrying migrants from the Texas-Mexico border arrives in Illinois, officials say

Chicago busing: The first bus carrying migrants from the Texas-Mexico border arrives in Illinois, officials say

Undocumented migrants on board a charter bus from Texas arrived in Chicago Wednesday night, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office. “To continue providing much-needed relief to our small, overrun border towns, Chicago will join fellow sanctuary cities Washington, D.C. and New York City as an additional drop-off location,” Abbott said in a statement. Chicago … Read more

The squirrels ‘splooting’ all over New York City are just fine, officials say

The squirrels ‘splooting’ all over New York City are just fine, officials say

The term splooting exploded on the internet shortly after the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation posted about the behavior on Twitter. “If you see a squirrel lying down like this, don’t worry; it’s just fine,” wrote the department on Twitter alongside an image of a squirrel stretching out its limbs. “On hot … Read more

Sudan’s military leaders launch ‘manhunt’ for sources in CNN investigation, officials say

Sudan’s military leaders launch ‘manhunt’ for sources in CNN investigation, officials say

Relatives were also threatened in a bid to silence suspected leakers. One source said authorities were “harassing us, harassing the people we love, desperately hunting for leaders. It’s a clear message. Authorities are scared and they’re responding in the only way they know how: with violence.” Thousands of protesters rallied in the Sudanese capital Khartoum … Read more

Russian strike on residential building kills 15 in eastern Ukraine, officials say

Russian strike on residential building kills 15 in eastern Ukraine, officials say

The residential building in the town of Chasiv Yar was hit on Saturday evening as Russia once again ramped up its assault on cities and towns in eastern Ukraine in an attempt to take control over the entire Donbas area. The State Emergency Service said that the bodies of 15 people had been found in … Read more

5,000 pounds of meth seized in San Diego County when truck is followed after crossing border, officials say

5,000 pounds of meth seized in San Diego County when truck is followed after crossing border, officials say

Four men from Tijuana, Mexico, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute the highly addictive drug in what officials described as one of the largest meth busts in San Diego County. “This monumental seizure represents another win against drug cartels that fuel addiction in the United States,” said Shelly S. Howe, a Special Agent … Read more

Highland Park suspect admitted to firing on parade crowd, and contemplated attack in Madison, Wisconsin, officials say

Highland Park suspect admitted to firing on parade crowd, and contemplated attack in Madison, Wisconsin, officials say

Robert E. Crimo III, 21, gave a voluntary statement to investigators “confessing his actions,” including that he opened fire at paradegoers, assistant state’s attorney Ben Dillon alleged during a bond hearing. Crimo, who was arrested hours after the shooting Monday, will be held without bond, a judge determined during Wednesday’s hearing, conducted by a video … Read more

Philadelphia shooting: 1 arrested, 1 sought for attempted murder in shooting that left 3 people dead, officials say

Philadelphia shooting: 1 arrested, 1 sought for attempted murder in shooting that left 3 people dead, officials say

One of the suspected gunmen is among the three people killed, Philadelphia police said Monday. One suspect has been charged with multiple offenses, including two counts of aggravated assault, according to Philadelphia District Attorney’s Chief of Homicide Joanne Pescatore. A warrant has been issued for another suspect who will face charges of attempted murder, assault … Read more

Small plane crashes into Florida bridge, killing one person and injuring 5, officials say

Small plane crashes into Florida bridge, killing one person and injuring 5, officials say

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement a single-engine Cessna aircraft flying from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport lost power and struck a vehicle on the bridge while landing. The plane carrying a pilot and two passengers was traveling northbound and hit a SUV traveling southbound before catching fire, the Miami Dade Police Department said … Read more