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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor has decided not to charge a white police officer in the death of an unarmed biracial man in Madison. The prosecutor announced today that he won't file any charges against Madison officer Matt Kenny in the death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson -- because he says the officer used lawful deadly force. Police say Kenny shot Robinson in an apartment house after Robinson attacked him. The city's black community mounted daily rallies for a week after the shooting. The protests were peaceful, though demonstrators demanded Kenny be fired and charged with homicide.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner has ruled the death of a man killed by a Tulsa County volunteer deputy as a homicide. An autopsy report shows Eric Harris suffered internal bleeding and collapsed lungs after he was shot last month by reserve deputy Robert Bates. Harris' cause of death was a gunshot wound to the back. Bates has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree manslaughter. Bates says he confused his handgun and stun gun after Harris ran from officers during a sting involving gun sales.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A five-day humanitarian cease-fire has started in Yemen, where Saudi-led airstrikes have been targeting Shiite rebels and their allies. The truce is intended to help allow aid to be delivered to ease the suffering of civilians in the Arab world's poorest country. The country of some 25 million has endured shortages of food, water, medicine and electricity as a result of a Saudi-led naval, air and land blockade.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing slightly lower after recouping much of an early slump. Investors are beginning to worry about a global sell-off in government bonds that has been driving long-term borrowing costs higher. The benchmark U.S. bond yield touched its highest level since November. The Dow today lost 36 points, while the S&P 500 gave up six points. The Nasdaq composite declined 17 points. Oil prices rose above $60 a barrel, with a gain of $1.50 in New York. (a1098)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An administrator at the University of Virginia says a Rolling Stone magazine article on an alleged gang rape on campus made it seem like she was more concerned about protecting the school's reputation than about helping victims of sexual assault. Nicole Eramo is suing the magazine for more than $7.5 million over the article, which has since been debunked and retracted. She says she was cast as the 'chief villain" in the piece, and now wants to "set the record straight."
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