Posted: Feb 14, 2013 6:05 AM
Updated: Feb 14, 2013 6:05 AM
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) A passenger on the disabled Carnival Triumph cruise ship says conditions are "extremely terrible." Jamie Baker spoke with NBC's "Today" show by phone this morning. She says there has been no electricity and few working toilets. The ship, which left Galveston more than two weeks ago, is being towed to Mobile, Ala.
HOUSTON (AP) Houston police have shot and killed a man who threatened his young son with a butcher knife and refused to surrender while smoking crack cocaine. The toddler was not injured last night. Police spokesman John Cannon says an officer opened fire when the father put the knife to the child's throat.
HOUSTON (AP) The last two defendants awaiting sentencing for their roles in a $7 billion Ponzi scheme run by disgraced Texas financier R. Allen Stanford are set to learn their fate. Gilbert Lopez Jr. and Mark Kuhrt are scheduled to be sentenced today. They were each convicted last year on several wire frauds counts.
DALLAS (AP) American Airlines and US Airways have announced they are merging in a deal they value at $11 billion. The combined carrier will be called American Airlines, but run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker. The merger creates the world's biggest airline.