Man confessed to Washington state mall shooting: court documents
Turkish-born Arcan Cetin, a legal U.S. permanent resident, was charged with five counts of first-degree murder on Monday in a brief hearing in Skagit County District Court in Mount Vernon, Washington and ordered held on $2 million bail. According to charging documents, while being questioned by investigators, Cetin admitted bringing a rifle into a Macy's store in Burlington on Friday evening and shooting five people. Cetin was taken into custody without incident Saturday evening in Oak Harbor, about 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Burlington.
Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police
A troubled lawyer opened fire on morning commuters in Houston on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being fatally shot by police, authorities said. Six victims were taken to hospitals and three were treated at the scene after being shot at while inside their vehicles in the wealthy neighborhood of West University Place, acting Houston Police Chief Martha Montalvo told reporters.
Jury selection begins in U.S. case against church shooter
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Several hundred people reported to the U.S. courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday for the start of jury selection in the death penalty case against a white man who shot dead nine black parishioners in a church in June 2015. Prosecutors have said the man, Dylann Roof, 22, is an avowed white supremacist who carried out a racially motivated attack. Defense lawyers have said he would plead guilty if prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty.
Hundreds of jurors report to court in church massacre trial
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) ? Dylann Roof, the man charged with massacring nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, mostly avoided eye contact Monday with the potential jurors who could give him a death sentence if they convict him of federal charges.
Man charged in shooting at popular Chicago tourist spot
CHICAGO (AP) ? Chicago police say they've charged an alleged gang member with murder in the slaying of a man who was shot last weekend near Millennium Park, a popular downtown tourist attraction.
Testimony: Christie pals OK'd gridlock, campaign chief knew
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? A political revenge scheme to create traffic gridlock near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 was approved by two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie on trial for fraud and shared with Christie's then-campaign manager, the government's key witness testified Monday.
Psychiatrist: Hospital provokes patients to enrich itself
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? A doctor who trained for four years at the psychiatric unit of a New York hospital said in a lawsuit Monday that adolescent patients were routinely provoked into acting out, then restrained and drugged, extending their hospitalization and Medicaid payments.
'Bridgegate' witness says Christie campaign manager knew of plot
"Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," wrote Bridget Anne Kelly, a top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Weeks later, thousands of cars were stuck in a mammoth traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge, after Wildstein had executed the plan, he testified on Monday in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.
Alton Sterling's family wants swift federal investigation
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) ? Relatives of a black man who was shot and killed during a confrontation with two white Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers are calling for a swift resolution to the Justice Department's investigation of the shooting.
Starbucks customer describes shooting: 'It was just terror'