Posted: Feb 5, 2013 10:39 PM
Updated: Feb 5, 2013 10:39 PM
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) Federal investigators have yet to complete an investigation of the property of an Alabama man who killed a school bus driver and held a 5-year-old boy in an underground bunker for nearly a week. The FBI says Vietnam veteran Jimmy Lee Dykes was shot dead in a firefight with SWAT officers who entered the bunker. It had been fortified. Two explosive devices were found.
SYDNEY (AP) There's a collective sigh of relief in the South Pacific, where tsunami warnings and watches have been canceled following a powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands. The quake had an 8.0 magnitude and generated a tsunami of nearly 5 feet. It damaged dozens of homes in the South Pacific island chain.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Investigators in Los Angeles plan to review the files of abusive priests to determine if leaders of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles failed to report abuses. The department will look at thousands of pages of files for 122 priests. The documents were made public Thursday by court order.
IRVING, Texas (AP) Backers of the Boy Scouts of America no-gays membership policy plan to hold a rally and pray outside the organization's headquarters in Irving, Texas. The organization is considering easing the ban on gay scouts and scoutmasters. Some gay advocates say the proposed policy change is inadequate.
RENO, Nev. (AP) The longest domestic cat in the world has died. According to Guinness World Records, Stewie the Cat was more than 4 feet long from nose to tail. Stewie died Monday at the Reno home of his owner. He was 8.