Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier’s grieving family

The controversy over how Trump has conducted one of the most sacred of presidential tasks generated new turmoil in the White House. After one slain soldier’s father accused the president of going back on a promise to send a check for $25,000, the White House said the money had been sent.

Texas man’s execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

A judge halted the execution of Anthony Allen Shore known as the Houston area’s “Tourniquet Killer” so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing.

Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

The shooting rampage set off a manhunt along the Interstate 95 Northeast corridor. Police cruisers were stationed in medians, and overhead highway signs displayed a description of Prince’s sport utility vehicle and its Delaware license plate. The FBI assisted state and local authorities in the manhunt.

IPFW holds emergency response drill

The drill involved numerous public safety agencies and was intended to test campus emergency response procedures that would be activated in the event of an actual emergency.