Second suspect charged, not yet arrested, in Texas campus shooting

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – A second man has been charged in a shooting at a community college near Houston that left three people wounded on Tuesday, but he has not yet been arrested, the sheriff’s office said.

Former NFL football player Erxleben arrested in Ponzi scheme

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – Former college All-American and National Football League kicker Russell Erxleben was arrested by federal agents on Thursday at his home near Austin, Texas on federal fraud charges.

Ohio rape trial of football players should be closed: prosecutor

(Reuters) – The trial of two Ohio high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl should be closed to the public to protect the accuser in a case that has received national attention, the state’s attorney general said on Thursday.

Girl killed in massive pileup on icy Ohio highway

CINCINNATI (Reuters) – A 12-year-old girl was killed on Monday and dozens of people injured in a 76-vehicle pileup on an icy Ohio highway, one of three major crashes that clogged roadways across the state, authorities said.

Confident Obama lays out battle plan as he launches second term

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A confident President Barack Obama kicked off his second term on Monday with an impassioned call for a more inclusive America that rejects partisan rancor and embraces immigration reform, gay rights and the fight against climate change.

New Mexico man allegedly killed by son was prison minister, friend says

(Reuters) – A New Mexico man who police say was shot to death by his teenage son in a multiple homicide at the family’s Albuquerque home was a reformed gang member-turned-pastor who ministered to prison inmates, a friend of the man said on Monday.

U.S. gives tribute to memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

ATLANTA (Reuters) – America’s concern over gun violence became the focus of speeches in Atlanta on Monday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who led a non-violent struggle for civil rights before he was gunned down at age 39.

Family protests suspension of child over toy gun talk

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – The family of a Pennsylvania kindergartner suspended from school for talking about a soap bubble toy gun is protesting her punishment and wants her record cleared, an attorney for the family said on Monday.