Memorial held for Minneapolis police shooting victim Justine Ruszczyk

Memorial held for Minneapolis police shooting victim Justine Ruszczyk
(CNN)On the shores of a picturesque Minneapolis lake, family and friends of Justine Ruszczyk shared hugs and listened to music at a public memorial to remember the Australian woman fatally shot by police last month.The sound of two didgeridoos being played next to the Australian flag highlighted Ruszczyk's heritage. Plans called for luminarias and a silent walk around the lake at the end of the memorial.

Video of Penn State fraternity incident was deleted, officer testifies

Video of Penn State fraternity incident was deleted, officer testifies
(CNN)Prosecutors say surveillance video was deleted from the basement of the house where they say Penn State's Beta Theta Pi pledges were forced to drink alcohol for a hazing ritual, and more charges are now imminent against at least one of the fraternity brothers already facing multiple counts in the hazing death of 19-year-old sophomore Tim Piazza.Eighteen fraternity brothers, plus the fraternity itself, have been charged in connection with Piazza's death. A grand jury found that the brothers put

Unarmed Russian Air Force jet overflies the Pentagon, Capitol, CIA

Unarmed Russian Air Force jet overflies the Pentagon, Capitol, CIA
(CNN)An unarmed Russian Air Force aircraft overflew the US Capitol, the Pentagon, Central Intelligence Agency and Joint Base Andrews at low altitude on Wednesday as part of a longstanding treaty that allows the militaries of the United States and Russia to observe the other from the air, according to two people familiar with the flight.What do Russians think about Trump?Putin: Anti-Russia hysteria growing in US

Infant found dead in SUV after grandmother left girl inside all day, police say

Infant found dead in SUV after grandmother left girl inside all day, police say
(CNN)A 4-month-old girl was found dead in Oklahoma after she was left inside an SUV for most of the day, the Oklahoma County sheriff's office said. The woman -- who has custody of the girl -- went to pick up her granddaughter about 5 p.m. prompting daycare workers to look for the child inside the facility. They couldn't find her and later discovered her deceased on a car child seat inside her grandmother's SUV, Opgrande told CNN affiliate KFOR.

Ex-priest convicted of child rape set to leave prison

Ex-priest convicted of child rape set to leave prison
(CNN)A defrocked US Roman Catholic priest is set for release from prison 12 years after his conviction on child rape charges, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Tuesday.Prosecutors asked for a life sentence on two counts each of child rape and indecent assault and battery, but Shanley received 12 to 15 years.Now 86, Shanley is scheduled to be released from prison and begin 10 years of supervised probation, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement Tuesday. His exact release

Pennsylvania parents get jail time in ‘gifted’ girls case

Pennsylvania parents get jail time in ‘gifted’ girls case
(CNN)The Pennsylvania parents who "gifted" six of their daughters to one man were sentenced to up to seven years in prison Tuesday, according to the Bucks County District Attorney."Individually, her sentence is completely appropriate," said William Craig Penglase, Savilla Stoltzfus' attorney. "I understand the court's outrage at their behavior."Penglase said he was surprised, however, that his client's cooperation with prosecutors did not lighten her sentence. "The struggle I'm having is she got no benefit for handing the government Lee

Cop who shot Minneapolis woman was precinct’s first Somali officer

Cop who shot Minneapolis woman was precinct’s first Somali officer
(CNN)Mohamed Noor, the on-duty Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian-born woman on Saturday night, had been with the force for two years and was his precinct's first Somali-American officer. Here's what we know so far about Noor, and about what happened that night.Mayor: I wish officer would speakWho is police officer who fired shot?What we know and don't know Woman killed was to marry next monthInvestigators say Harrity was driving and Noor was in the passenger seat

Mom of murdered toddler sentenced to probation

Mom of murdered toddler sentenced to probation
(CNN)The mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond will not serve any additional jail time, despite helping dispose of her daughter's body and continuing to take government benefits after her death. "The sentencing today just completes the circle of injustice," McCarthy's attorney Jonathan Shapiro told CNN in a telephone interview Wednesday."She got away with murder by making a deal with the prosecution to testify against Mr. McCarthy in return for her freedom. The jury needed someone to pay for this