A blind prisoner convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend by setting her on fire in her car was put to death Thursday in Tennessee’s electric chair. Lee Hall, 53, became only the second inmate without sight to be executed in the U.S. since the reinstatement of the nation’s death penalty in 1976.
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Thursday added a new bribery charge against singer R. Kelly, an expansion of the racketeering indictment that alleges he sexually exploited women and girls and coerced them into illegal sexual activity. The new charge alleges he bribed a public officer on August 30, 1994, to create a fake identification for a woman.
Pensacola, Florida – Joshua Kaleb Watson was one of three people killed by a gunman Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola, CBS News has learned.
The 23-year-old graduated this year from the United States Naval Academy, CBS News’ David Begnaud reports. As a student, the Alabama native made the Dean’s List, and he was captain of the rifle team.
The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. Officials investigating the deadly attack were working Sunday to determine whether it was motivated by terrorism.
The FBI is investigating an apparent hacking incident that affected computers at Cleveland Hopkins Airport last week. The hack did not affect flight operations or security protocols, but it did interfere with baggage claim operations, as flight and baggage claim screens at the airport were down for nearly a full week.
A “technical issue” with a booking and reservation system used by several US airlines again caused delays and headaches at airports across the country Monday.
San Francisco — Shares of Google-parent company Alphabet is sliding on the back of a rare earnings miss by the Internet giant. The stock was down 8 percent on Tuesday, extending a similar decline in trading after markets closed on Monday, and lopping more than $60 billion off its market value.
Russia and China have recently touted their progress in developing hypersonic vehicles, which fly much faster than the speed of sound, which is 767 mph. Hypersonic missiles are rocket-boosted to high altitude and may be launched from land, sea or air. They fly far faster than any other weapons – more than 3,000 mph and potentially up to 10,000 mph – which makes them difficult to identify, avoid or shoot down. After leading the development of this technology area for decades, the U.S. finds itself behind and investing heavily in the technology to try to keep up.
A Houston police officer was shot and killed Saturday evening by a man who had been reported for assault, authorities said. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sergeant Christopher Brewster’s death at a media briefing late Saturday. Police officials said in a tweet that the 32-year-old officer was shot just before 6 p.m.
A week after posting a huge first-quarter loss and saying the company needs to raise cash, Tesla is doing just that. The company said Thursday that it’s offering $650 million of common stock and $1.35 billion in convertible senior notes due in 2024 in two separate offerings.