Jeffrey Epstein found injured in jail cell
Financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found in his Manhattan jail cell with marks on his neck this week, a law enforcement source and a source familiar with the incident said Thursday.
Around the country:
- Mississippi: A Texas man is charged with murder after the body of a 21-year-old University of Mississippi student was found near Oxford over the weekend. Read more.
- Atlanta: A toddler was injured after he climbed onto a baggage conveyor belt behind a ticket counter at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport and rode it all the way to the TSA bag room, authorities said. Read more.
- Florida: A man who was struck by lightning at a Florida beach on Sunday has died, Clearwater Police said. Read more.
- Texas: A school district in the Texas Panhandle will begin drug testing students as young as 12 years old who are interested in playing sports or participating in other extracurricular activities. Read more.
US federal government to resume executions
The U.S. federal government announced Thursday that it would resume capital punishment after nearly two decades.
Gay couple sues after daughter's citizenship denied
A gay married couple in Georgia sued the US State Department on Wednesday for refusing to recognize their daughter as a citizen.
Puerto Rico gov stepping down amid chat scandal
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said he will step down next Friday after more than a week of protests calling for his resignation.
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