FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Evidence obtained by The Associated Press finds that four of the nine people killed in a melee between biker gangs in Waco, Texas last May were hit with bullets from the type of rifle used by police. The .223-caliber rifles were the only type of weapon fired by police that day; it's not clear whether any of the bikers had identical rifles.
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for a South Florida deputy says his client will be cleared of manslaughter charges in the 2013 shooting death of a man carrying an air rifle. The attorney says Broward sheriff's deputy Peter Peraza was doing his job when he fatally shot 33-year-old Jermaine McBean.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Barack Obama a short-term spending bill to keep the government open through next Wednesday. The stopgap measure comes as lawmakers and the White House rush to finalize a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill and a sprawling tax package. The short-term bill will give Congress and the administration more time to complete negotiations.
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba and the United States announced today that they have struck a deal to re-establish direct mail service, which was cut in 1963 at the height of the Cold War. Both countries said that they would launch a pilot program to test direct service. They gave no date for the permanent resumption of service.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Citadel President John Rosa says he has no intention of stepping down. Civil rights activists have called for his resignation after cadets appeared in photos with pillowcases over their heads like Ku Klux Klan hoods. Eight cadets have been suspended since the photos appeared on social media.