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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The chief of police in Flagstaff, Arizona, says the entire department is grieving following the death of Officer Tyler Stewart. The 24-year-old rookie was shot yesterday afternoon by a domestic violence suspect who then killed himself. Police says Stewart was looking for Robert W. Smith when Smith fired several shots at him. Investigators do not believe Stewart fired any shots, but police say they continue to investigate.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There's been so sign yet of AirAsia Flight 8501. The plane vanished from radar over Indonesia waters today with 162 people on board. It was about half way between Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, and its destination, Singapore. Officials say the area was thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning. The air search has been called off for now because of darkness, but some ships continue to search.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rescue helicopters and other ships are struggling to reach a stricken ferry off the Greek island of Corfu. A Greek Merchant Marine spokesman says a fire broke out on the car deck of the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic early this morning. It was traveling from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona, Italy, with 422 passengers and 56 crew members on board. No one has been reported injured, and 117 people have been transported to safety.
ROME (AP) — Five crew members are missing in rough seas after a Turkish cargo ship collided with another merchant vessel near an Italian port in the northern Adriatic. The Italian Coast Guard says six other crew members aboard the Turkish vessel were rescued, but one of them later died in hospital.
DETROIT (AP) — Richard Bernstein takes office Michigan's newest Supreme Court justice on Thursday, but he has been preparing for weeks. Bernstein is blind and since winning election in November, the 41-year-old has been listening to an assistant who reads legal briefs aloud. He then memorizes the key points in cases that will be argued in January.
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