Philadelphia police are in mourning after the loss of one of their own.
Officer Robert Wilson III, an 8-year veteran with the 22nd District, died from his injuries after he was shot several times from two sides during an attempted robbery inside a North Philadelphia GameStop.
The 30-year-old father leaves behind a 9-year-old son and a 1-year-old child, as well as a grandmother.
"Take a moment and say a prayer for this family," said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. "And the boy who will now grow up without a father."
New, up-close video of the suspects in an Upper East Side jewelry store burglary shows men in full-face ski masks grabbing cash and valuables after they managed to get into the store through a hole in the wall, police say.
Police have been looking for the three masked men since the early-morning burglary at Torino Jewelers on Feb. 23. Police said they made a hole in the lobby of 767 Lexington Ave. next door and then worked their way into the jewelry shop.
The men managed to steal numerous pieces of jewelry from wall displays and glass counters in the store before taking off on foot.
Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in a Los Angeles suburb filed paperwork Wednesday to bring their plan before voters.
Submission of the ballot initiative to the city of Carson, California, marks an incremental step in development of the $1.7 billion project.
If approved, it would modify zoning laws to allow construction of a stadium on the site of a former landfill.
Organizers, funded by the two teams, could begin collecting petition signatures as soon as next week to place the plan on the ballot. They'll need to get 8,041 signatures in the next 180 days.
Lee County Sheriff's Office
A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove - bloody and agitated - to his lawyer's office, where he said he had killed the man in self-defense.
John Marshall, 52, showed up Wednesday afternoon, his attorney, Robert Harris, said. "He was clearly undergoing something," Harris said, noting that he was bleeding and flustered.
Harris said he brought Marshall into the office, and that's when he said the man's body was in the truck parked outside. Harris called 911.
"It appears to be a clear cut case of self-defense," Harris told The Associated Press on Thursday.
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As former Texas Gov. Rick Perry readies a second presidential campaign, his supporters have created a super PAC devoted to his 2016 ambitions.
Pope Francis is more popular than ever in the U.S. — with 95 percent of Catholics who go to church every week giving him high marks and 7 in 10 Americans of all faiths rating him favorably in a new survey. The Pew Research Center says that two years after Francis was named the leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics, his popularity has eclipsed any numbers his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, ever posted and puts him on par with Pope John Paul II in the 1980s and 1990s.
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Eleven-year-old San Franciscan Cash Ashkinos can't afford the tuition for an entrepreneurial summer camp, so he's turned to crowdfunding to raise money. His IndieGoGo campaign boasted was closing in on $2,000 in donations at the time of this writing, which is just shy of a $2,500 goal that he has set in order to attend Camp Inc., a Jewish entrepreneurial camp in Colorado. "I think that people see on the video how earnest and excited he is about the camp and want to help him," his mother Tanya Schevitz told NBC Bay Area. "You can see in the video that he's both nervous and excited. He's an 11-year-old, and he comes off that way, and I think people can see how real the campaign is."
The Canadian government has reached out to North Korea to locate a head pastor who went missing during a humanitarian mission to the country, his Toronto-based church said on Monday. Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, has made hundreds of trips to North Korea because he helps oversee a nursing home, a nursery, and an orphanage. His church has grown worried after not hearing from him since Jan. 31. North Korea has clamped down on Christian groups in the last year which has resulted in several American Christians being detained. "This is not an unusual trip for him ... he's not a tourist who got lost, he speaks Korean, he's been there many times," said Lisa Pak, a spokeswoman for the Light Korean Presbyterian Church of Toronto. "We didn't want to cause unnecessary hysteria, just make sure he is OK. He's very non-political."
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A man pleaded guilty Thursday to murdering a beloved New York grandmother last winter for some copper pipes and a flat-screen TV. Lloyd Lewis, 33, pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of 85-year-old Emma Gruber, who was found dead in her Mount Vernon home on Feb. 12, 2014.
Wellesley College has joined a growing list of women's colleges that accept transgender women as students, as schools struggle to update their approach to women's education amid students' evolving gender identities. Women's colleges nationwide have taken a range of positions on whom they will admit as students. Among the prestigious Seven Sisters group of women's schools, several have unclear policies toward transgender applicants, The Advocate reported last month, while others have recently clarified theirs.
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The father of 8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard recalled the last time he saw his son alive during testimony Thursday in the trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Bill Richard, whose wife Denise and daughter Jane were also badly injured in the April 2013 attack, described how his family had just gotten ice cream at Ben & Jerry's when the first bomb went off.
"We heard a thunderous explosion down toward the finish line and everybody just kind of looked toward the finish line," he said. The second blast, he said, was "ear piercing," and he was "blown into the street."
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts, The Associated Press reported. The circus' parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that the acts will be phased out by 2018. Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.
Protesters descended on Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Hill on Thursday afternoon carrying sleds not signs, seeking to practice some chilly "civil disobedience" during what was essentially a city-wide snow day. The "sled-in" was staged despite a warning from U.S. Capitol Police that sledding is forbidden there. It came after the denial of a request from D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton asking for a one-time waiver of the ban.
The ex-wife of Argentina prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, hired a team of experts who deemed Nisman's mysterious death as a homicide. Sandra Arroyo Salgado said Thursday in a press conference that her husband "was a victim of homicide, without any doubt." Nisman was found shot in his apartment on Jan. 18. Limited results released by Argentine authorities suggested the death was a suicide. The prosecutor was found dead a day before he was supposed to accuse President Cristina Fernandez orchestrated a secret deal with Iran to hid officials allegedly responsible for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people--the country's worst terrorist attack.
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A western Wisconsin woman is accused of chatting on Facebook before a crash that killed three children, including her daughter, in December 2013. Kari Jo Milberg, 34, of Centuria faces three felony counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and one misdemeanor count of reckless driving.