HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors aren't commenting on a possible motive for the shooting death of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy. In court today, they said the man who's accused in the shooting had fired a total of 15 shots, including the initial one in the back of the head of Deputy Darren Goforth. Shannon Miles, who is charged with capital murder, is being held without bond.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A community reception has begun at Salem High School in Roanoke, Virginia, to honor alumnus Adam Ward. He was the cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week. Many visitors wore the maroon school colors of Salem High and Virginia Tech. Ward graduated from both schools. Ward and reporter Alison Parker were gunned down by a former co-worker. Vicki Gardner, a Chamber of Commerce official, was wounded in the attack. Authorities said the shooter, Vester Flanagan, later died of a self-inflicted wound.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The attorney for convicted killer Roderick Nunley has filed a new appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to halt his execution. Nunley is scheduled to die tomorrow evening for killing 15-year-old Ann Harrison in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1989. The girl was abducted while waiting for a school bus, then raped and stabbed to death.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The tallest mountain in North America may no longer carry the name of President William McKinley -- but the White House says it's going to work with officials in Ohio to find another way to honor the nation's 25th president. Officials in Ohio -- which was McKinley's home state -- are voicing outrage over the announcement that Mount McKinley in Alaska will be renamed Denali, its traditional name. President Barack Obama arrives later today in Alaska for a three-day visit.
MIAMI (AP) — Weather forecasters say Hurricane Fred is the easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fred's maximum sustained winds are near 85 miles an hour. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin tomorrow.