MEXICO CITY — The two Americans who were wounded when gunmen fired on an American Embassy vehicle last week were Central Intelligence Agency employees sent as part of a multiagency effort to bolster Mexican efforts to fight drug traffickers, officials said on Tuesday.
They were traveling with a Mexican Navy captain in an embassy sport utility vehicle that had diplomatic license plates, heading toward a military shooting range 35 miles south [...]
The two vehicles that were anti-climatically towed away by federal agents from then-D.C. Councilman Harry Thomas Jr.’s home in December are officially in the hands of the government.
A filing in federal court last week states that Thomas’ 2008 Victory motorcycle and 2008 Chevy Tahoe sport-utility vehicle had been forfeited to the United States by order of the court. Thomas, who is now serving a three-year, two-month sentence in an Alabama [...]
The family of an Immigration and Customs agent slain in Mexico has filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the U.S. government.
A pair of South Texas law firms representing the family of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata filed the claim June 14 and named ICE, the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Justice Department as defendants. Attorneys for Zapata’s parents, Mary and Amador Zapata, named [...]
A Maryland woman accidentally backed her SUV over five children, killing her eight-year-old daughter and putting her toddler son in hospital.
Marianable Cruz-Lopez, 33, put her Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle in reverse and accelerated while the children were playing in the driveway of her Lewisdale home at about 8.45pm on Thursday, according to Prince George’s County Police.
Her daughter, Natalie Hernandez Cruz, died from her injuries after being struck by the large car.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) plans to quadruple production capacity in China, risking efforts to avoid overdependence on one market.
The world’s largest maker of luxury vehicles started production of the X1 compact sport-utility vehicle today at a new factory in China, part of a 1.5 billion-euro ($1.9 billion) expansion. Combined with an existing plant in Da Dong, the Tiexi facility will boost capacity to as many as 400,000 cars a year from [...]
Lost: Little Brady Hutto was killed when a friend of his mother’s ran him over in her SUV at a softball practice
The wife of the police chief in a central Florida community accidentally ran over a family friend’s 22-month-old son with an SUV in a parking lot, authorities said.
Pamela Bodenheimer, 51, was backing up from a parking spot Friday night at Titusville High School when she drove over Brady Hutto. [...]
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says the state of California should issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
The licenses don’t have to be identical to those issued to citizens and can be a provisional license or a nonresident license, Beck told a group of Los Angeles Times’ reporters and editorial writers.
“The reality is that all the things that we’ve done – ‘we’ being the state of [...]
By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel10:42 p.m. EDT, March 15, 2012
The Sanford Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, did not instigate the encounter but has received death threats and moved out of his home, his father told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday.
George Zimmerman, 28, has not been arrested, something that has put him and the Sanford Police Department at the center of a firestorm. Critics say Trayvon, who [...]
Byron Andre Womack is charged with waving a samurai sword on I-65 in Indiana, then declaring that he was “cuckoo for cocoa puffs.” (Credit: Indiana State Police)
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (CBS) – Call it the showdown with the samurai.
Indiana State Police say they encountered a shirtless man wielding a 35-inch-long samurai sword on the inner shoulder of Interstate 65 on Sunday afternoon near U.S. Highway 30. [...]
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police say a boy throwing rocks at vehicles was struck in the abdomen by a crossbow bolt fired by a passenger in small sport utility vehicle.
Officer Dino Delimitros says the boy and a friend were throwing rocks in the Linda Vista neighborhood Monday afternoon when a passenger in a black Toyota RAV4 pulled out a [...]
Kids play in the spray of water from an open fire hydrant on the South Side on July 21, 2011. (Credit: CBS)
CHICAGO (CBS) — City crews scrambling to turn off nearly 2,000 fire hydrants opened by residents seeking relief from the heat required a police escort to protect them from gang members and others upset with the shutdowns.
CBS 2 found one city crew being followed by a [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) — A verdict has been reached on all but two counts in the re-trial of deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The jury sent a note Monday morning revealing it has reached a verdict on 18 counts in the trial, and that jurors are hung on two other counts. It has not been revealed whether the verdict is guilty or not guilty, nor which specific 18 counts the [...]
Man Charged In Fatal Robbery At N.J. Gas Station : MyFoxNY.com
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) – Felony murder charges have been filed against a man accused in the dragging death of a northern New Jersey gas station owner, who authorities say was killed over the alleged theft of a few dollars worth of lottery tickets.
Bail was set Sunday at $750,000 for 34-year-old Ronnie Fedo of Lake Hopatcong. He’s also charged with [...]
ALBUQUERQUE — Space travel will soon be within the reach of ordinary people, provided that they have extraordinary bank accounts.
A two-hour flight from New Mexico’s Spaceport America will run $200,000 per traveler, an executive of flight operator Virgin Galactic said Monday.
Test flights are still being conducted, and the first suborbital launch with passengers may not occur until 2013, said Will Pomerantz, a vice president [...]