LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A soldier apprehended Thursday in Tennessee was charged with murder in the shooting death of a civilian employee at Kentucky's Fort Knox a day earlier.
The FBI said in a court filing that Marquinta E. Jacobs fired a .45-caliber handgun at the victim, "striking him several times." Jacobs is charged with murder, according to the criminal complaint.
Jacobs is the soldier whom Army investigators said was apprehended Thursday in Portland, Tenn., FBI spokeswoman Mary Trotman said. Read More
FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A spokesman for the Fort Knox Army post in central Kentucky says a shooting has occurred there, but he had no immediate word on whether anyone was injured.
Kyle Hodges, a spokesman for the post, says the shooting Wednesday afternoon was near the post's human resources center.
He said late Wednesday that the post remained on a heightened security alert. The port was reportedly locked down at one point, but Hodges said that to the best of his knowledge, that was lifted. Read More
MOBILE, Ala. — The crippled cruise ship whose sewage-filled breakdown in the Gulf of Mexico subjected thousands to horrendous conditions tore loose Wednesday from the dock where it's being repaired, lumbered downriver and crunched into a cargo ship.
Wind gusts near hurricane strength shoved the 900-foot Carnival Triumph free from its mooring in downtown Mobile, Ala., where the ship was brought in a five-day ordeal that began when an engine fire stranded it off of Mexico in February. Hours later, four tug boats used several mooring lines to secure the ship to the cruise terminal. Read More
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers combing Southern California's Cleveland National Forest for two lost hikers said late Wednesday they weren't giving up hope the pair would be found alive despite a fruitless third day of searching.There is no evidence of foul play and authorities believe the teens are in the area, in part because a 911 call made before their cell phone died was traced to a cell tower near the location, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. John Muir. Read More
PAJU, South Korea — North Korea warned early Thursday that its military has been cleared to attack the U.S. using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons, while the U.S. said it was strengthening protection in the region and seeking to defuse the situation.
Despite the intense rhetoric, analysts do not expect a nuclear attack by North Korea, which knows the move could trigger a destructive, suicidal war that no one in the region wants. It's not believed to have the ability to launch nuclear-tipped missiles, but its other nuclear capabilities aren't fully known. Read More
The average grab-it-and-get-back-to-your-desk lunch packs more than 800 calories; 34 percent of folks chow down more than 1,000 calories! And that’s before they pile on a sugary beverage or a sweet treat (any added sugar or sugar syrup is a no-no). That’s a formula for poor performance at work, weight gain, heart disease and dementia — just a partial list of the problems you set yourself up for if you aren’t joining the brown-bag revolution. (Some food revolutionaries have figured they save $47,000 in 10 years by taking their lunch to work!) Read More
ATLANTA — When Beverly Hall first arrived in Atlanta as superintendent of the city's public school system, she cautioned she wouldn't be riding in on a white horse and that it would take time to fix the problems of low student performance. Read More
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone, rather than a fall launch like the last two models, according to a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal.
Apple Inc. is also working on a cheaper iPhone model that could win it some market share in developing countries, the paper said. It cited unnamed people "familiar with the device's production." Read More
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday warned North Korea to halt a recent spate of rhetoric and actions, calling them provocative, dangerous and reckless. He also vowed that the United States would defend itself and its allies South Korea and Japan from North Korean threats.Kerry's comments came after North Korea ratcheted up an almost daily string of threats toward the three nations with an announcement that it would revive a long-dormant nuclear reactor and ramp up production of atomic weapons material. Read More
NEW YORK — Jim Riches pulled his firefighter son's mangled body out of the rubble at the World Trade Center, but the phone calls still filtered in years afterward. The city kept finding more pieces of his son.
"They'll call you and they'll tell you, 'We found a shin bone,'" said Riches, a retired deputy fire chief. "Or: 'We found an arm bone.' We held them all together and then we put them in the cemetery." Read More