Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday, one closing a loophole to give law enforcement access to out-of-state records to help prevent the dangerously mentally ill from obtaining firearm licenses in New York state, and another allowing law enforcement officers more access to gun ownership records.
Governments and agencies across Florida have been giving away sand bags to their residents in anticipation of flooding because of Hurricane Dorian, but two men near Daytona Beach are accused of looting a construction site to obtain them.
A Texas death row inmate is set to be executed Wednesday for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago in their Fort Worth home. Billy Jack Crutsinger, 64, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the 2003 killings of Pearl Magouirk and her 71-year-old daughter Patricia Syren. Authorities say Crutsinger killed the women then stole Syren's car and credit card.
A Utah man was convicted Friday of running a multimillion-dollar opioid ring that sent hundreds of thousands of potentially deadly pills across the country in a scheme that authorities said helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic. A jury reached the verdict after deliberating about eight hours in the case against Aaron Shamo. The conviction for running a criminal enterprise carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
One of the main suspects in the 2014 disappearance of 43 teachers' college students in southern Mexico has been acquitted, a human rights attorney said Tuesday, as justice remains elusive for one of the darkest moments of the country's recent history. Santiago Aguirre, director of the human rights center known as Prodh and a lawyer for victims' relatives, said the judge absolved Gilberto López Astudillo due to "insufficient evidence" and the suspect was released from custody Saturday with no pending charges remaining against him.
Gun violence in Chicago over the Labor Day weekend rose sharply this year with at least 44 people shot, nine of them killed, as Chicago police deployed hundreds of fewer officers than last year. The Grand Crossing and Englewood police districts on the South Side were hit with the most violence, each reporting seven people shot from Friday night to early Tuesday morning. In two of the shootings on the South Side, at least four people were wounded in each attack.
Authorities believe husband and wife fugitives wanted in the killing an Arizona man have been able to stay under the radar for more than a week because they are getting help from multiple people. David Gonzales, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona, said Tuesday that deputy marshals are looking at several possible persons of interest in the search for Blane Barksdale and Susan Barksdale.