Pair sentenced to lengthy prison terms for roles in Bay Area child sex trafficking ring

SAN JOSE – A 41-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, both of San Jose, have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a conspiracy to exploit underage girls for child pornography and sex trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. A U.S. District Court judge sentenced Ariel Guizar-Cuellar to more than 38 … Read more

Mayor: 5 shot dead in Central Texas neighborhood

McGREGOR, Texas — Five people were shot dead in a Central Texas residential neighborhood Thursday, officials said. The incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning in McGregor, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Waco. An armed man shot at police officers who arrived at the scene, McGregor Mayor Jimmy Hering told KCEN-TV. Officers … Read more

Kurdish officials: Death toll climbs in Iranian drone attack

KOYA, Iraq — An Iranian drone bombing campaign targeting the bases of an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq on Wednesday killed at least nine people and wounded 32 others, the Kurdish Regional Government’s Health Ministry said. The strikes took place as demonstrations continued to engulf the Islamic Republic after the death of Mahsa Amini, … Read more

Shoppers, employees evacuated from Nordstrom Rack store in Pleasant Hill during police investigation

CONCORD (CBS SF) — There were reports of police activity at the Sun Valley Mall in Pleasant Hill, Tuesday evening. Pleasant Hill police issued an advisory asking people to avoid the area around Nordstrom Rack, around 8:30 p.m.  Police said the area was blocked off and employees and shoppers were being evacuated from the store … Read more

Tarrant County judge dismisses sexual assault charges against Roger Earl Hawkins

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Judge Ryan Hill, who presides in 371st District Court in Tarrant County, dismissed aggravated sexual assault charges on Sept. 27 against Roger Earl Hawkins, 49, after the state’s highest criminal court ruled Hawkins was innocent of his 1993 conviction. Hawkins served 10 years in prison. The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office’s … Read more

Russia to transfer wounded in school shooting to Moscow

MOSCOW — More than a dozen people wounded in a school shooting in central Russia will be taken to Moscow for further treatment, authorities said Tuesday, a day after a gunman killed 17 people and wounded 24 others. Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said a medical evacuation is planned for 15 of the injured, including 13 … Read more

Vagrant seen pummeling woman in NYC subway station killed his own grandmother in the ’90s

A homeless man who was captured on surveillance footage beating a woman inside a Queens subway station last week was arrested as a teen decades ago for killing his own grandmother.  The suspect, 41-year-old Waheed Foster, has a lengthy criminal history, including a bust for beating his grandmother to death in 1995 when he was just 14.  … Read more

Ford Asks for New Trial After $1.7 Billion Jury Verdict in Truck Rollover Lawsuit

In new court filings Monday, Ford said it was unfairly precluded from providing evidence that would have demonstrated the truck involved in the fatal incident was safe and the roof structure was stronger than many of its peers. The trial is over a 2014 crash that killed two members of the plaintiffs’ family. The family … Read more

Chief: Man shot by Chicago police infiltrated SWAT training

CHICAGO — A man climbed five stories of a fire escape to infiltrate a Chicago police facility Monday while officers were undergoing a SWAT training exercise and grabbed at least two guns before he was shot and wounded by police, the chief said. Police Superintendent David Brown said the suspect was taken to the hospital … Read more