Law and order
PHOENIX - Authorities say two suspects have been arrested following a weeklong manhunt into a shooting that left an Arizona law officer wounded.
Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump late Wednesday night announced the arrests of the "two outstanding suspects" in the shooting of the Department of Public Safety officer during a traffic stop.
His brief statement did not name the suspects, but said more information would be released Thursday.
HONG KONG - Police briefly scuffled with protesters camped out in Hong Kong's streets early Thursday, but held back from dismantling barricades erected by the activists pushing for greater democracy in the Chinese territory.
Public anger simmered over video showing police kicking a handcuffed protester on Wednesday night, an incident that happened when police charged the mostly student demonstrators occupying a highway underpass, using pepper spray and dragging dozens away.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says it is investigating allegations that former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins exposed himself to a teenage girl in the early 1980s.
The department said Wednesday that the incident was reported to investigators on Oct. 9, two days after New York authorities acknowledged they had an open molestation inquiry involving Collins.
FARIBAULT, Minn. - A former nurse in Minnesota who admitted to going online years ago and preying upon suicidal people — encouraging two to take their lives — must serve nearly six months in jail as part of a sentence handed down Wednesday.
William Melchert-Dinkel was sentenced to three years in prison in the deaths of an English man and a Canadian woman, but he won't have to serve the prison term if he complies with conditions of his probation that include the jail time.
PHOENIX - An appeals court on Wednesday struck down a voter-approved law in Arizona that denies bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and have been charged with a range of felonies that include shoplifting, aggravated identity theft, sexual assault and murder.
An 11-member panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law violates due-process rights by imposing punishment before trial.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Reeva Steenkamp's cousin sobbed while testifying Wednesday how she first heard on a car radio that Oscar Pistorius had killed his girlfriend.
Kim Martin said she had "hoped to God" that Pistorius was cheating on her cousin and that the young woman he had shot at his home was not Reeva.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Reeva Steenkamp's cousin sobbed while testifying Wednesday how she first heard on a car radio that Oscar Pistorius had shot and killed his girlfriend.
Kim Martin said she had "hoped to God" that Pistorius was cheating on her cousin and that the woman he had shot was not Reeva.
LONDON - The judge in Britain's phone hacking trial said Wednesday that acquitted defendant Charles Brooks shouldn't be reimbursed for his legal costs because even though he was innocent, his behaviour was "incredibly stupid" and suspicious.
Brooks was cleared earlier this year of conspiring with his wife, former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, and others to hide evidence from police. He said he had stashed material including his pornography collection out of embarrassment.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A federal judge in Las Vegas has dismissed a misdemeanour violence charge against a Phoenix woman who pleaded guilty to trespassing after a shoe was thrown at former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
DETROIT - A judge ordered the 84-year-old owner of Detroit's Ambassador Bridge to jail Thursday for failing to meet court orders on a construction project linking the span to adjacent interstates.
Wayne County Judge Prentis Edwards said Manuel "Matty" Moroun and top lieutenant Dan Stamper will stay in jail until they comply with a 2010 order to get the work going. It's unclear how long they'll be behind bars after an appeals court hours later refused to suspend the decision and release them.