MIAMI - Police are investigating the beating of a Miami Dade College music professor to see whether it was ordered by a student angry over a bad grade.
The Miami Herald reported Tuesday that 31-year-old Marc Magellan was attacked last week inside a parking garage.
Magellan told police that the assailant called out "Professor Marc" and when Magellan turned around, sucker punched him in the face.
Magellan fell to the ground and the assailant began punching him and smashing his head on the concrete floor, leaving him with a broken nose and hand and other injuries.
KAHULUI, Hawaii - Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane — and the boy — landed in Hawaii.
JINDO, South Korea - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.
SALT LAKE CITY - A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, the FBI said.
Siale Angilau, 25, died at a hospital after he was shot in the chest as he rushed the witness with a pen in an "aggressive, threatening manner," the FBI said in a news release.
Angilau was shot several times in front of a jury that had been selected on Friday.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen sued three more entertainment industry figures Monday, claiming they also molested him.
The allegations in the latest lawsuits filed by Michael Egan III are substantially similar to his legal action against Singer. That lawsuit accuses the director of abusing him between the ages of 15 and 17 in Los Angeles and Hawaii.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary starved himself to death, a case that has exposed lapses in medical treatment and in how hunger strikes are handled at the facility. Prison officials have asked prosecutors to investigate after The Associated Press began asking questions about the inmate's death.
PROVO, Utah - Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage.
Megan Huntsman, 39, was in court Monday wearing a baggy prison jumpsuit, her hands and ankles shackled. She mostly stared at the ground as prosecutors asked the judge for two weeks to sort through evidence and ensure they choose the proper charges.
DALLAS - A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles (2,092 kilometres) away.
BAGHDAD - Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 33 people and wounded nearly 80 more on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month.
CALABASAS, Calif. - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says former NFL and Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested after a report of a domestic dispute.
A Sheriff's Department statement says deputies responded to a residence in Calabasas at 12:48 a.m. Monday and determined the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute, and the resident was arrested for misdemeanour domestic battery.