|New York police officer who fatally shot Bronx teen resigns - |
A white New York City police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in his Bronx apartment in 2012 has resigned, ending years of legal action and investigations into the case, the police department said. Richard Haste quit his job on Sunday, two days after an administrative judge found him guilty of demonstrating poor judgment in shooting 18-year-old Ramarley Graham and recommended the officer be terminated, police said in a statement on Monday. "Nothing can take away the profound pain left after (Graham's) loss, but I hope the conclusion of this difficult process brings some measure of justice to those who loved him," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.
|Two remain critically wounded from deadly Ohio nightclub shooting - |
The gunfire erupted early on Sunday in the packed Cameo Nightlife in southeast Cincinnati, sending hundreds of patrons fleeing and resulting in the death of a 27-year-old man. Authorities said the gunfire grew out of a dispute inside the club, which has a history of gun violence, including two shootings in 2015. A University of Cincinnati Medical Center spokeswoman said the hospital still had two patients in critical condition and three in stable condition.
|U.S. top court rejects bid to revive $7.25 billion credit card settlement - |
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by retailers to revive a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement they reached with Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc over claims the card networks improperly fixed credit and debit card fees. The high court left in place a 2016 lower court decision that threw out the settlement on the basis that it was unfair to retailers that stood to receive no payments and derive no other benefits. The brief Supreme Court order noted that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito did not participate in consideration of whether to take up the appeal.
|U.S. tourist killed in London would not have borne ill feelings toward attacker: family - |
The family of U.S. tourist Kurt Cochran who was killed in last week's assault on the British parliament said on Monday he would not have borne any ill feelings toward the attacker. Cochran, 54, and his wife, Melissa, were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were mowed down on Westminster Bridge by a car driven by British man, Khalid Masood, who went on to fatally stab an unarmed policeman at the parliament building. The couple from Utah had been due to return to the United States the day after the attack took place last Wednesday.
|China's CRRC Corp wins LA metro contract worth up to $647 million - |
Chinese rail car manufacturer CRRC Corp will build 64 subway cars for the Los Angeles metro as part of an order that could be worth as much as $647 million. A CRRC executive confirmed the news on Monday, which was first announced by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) late last week. The LACMTA said these cars will be used for the metro's red and purple lines, and they may also opt to buy another 218 subway cars, bringing the total order value to about $647 million, it said.