Roller coaster stalls with riders hanging upside-down for hours

TOKYO — Sixty-four passengers were left hanging in the air for up to two hours after a roller coaster made an emergency stop Tuesday at Universal Studios Japan. The amusement park said the Flying Dinosaur rollercoaster’s two carriages stalled midway through the 1,202-yard ride, with riders suspended in a flying position about 100 feet above…

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Skeletal remains of 3 women found in shallow grave

The skeletal remains of three women have been found in or near a Washington, D.C. apartment building under renovation, officials said. The remains of one woman were discovered inside a crawl space and the other two were in a shallow grave nearby. The first woman was discovered by construction workers digging in the lower level…

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Kidnapping suspect says victims sent him nude photos of wife

HICKORY, N.C. — A North Carolina man accused of kidnapping three co-workers and shooting one of them says he did it because they sent him inappropriate photos of his wife. Multiple news sources cite authorities who say 25-year-old Brendan Marshall Withers was arrested Saturday after the incident occurred the previous day. Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies…

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Police probe 1-year-old boy’s apparent beating at day care

INDIANAPOLIS — A 1-year-old Indianapolis boy was apparently attacked at a day care center, leaving his lips, eyes and face horribly swollen and sparking a police investigation. The boy’s mother, Tiffany Griffin, said she was summoned to the day care Monday afternoon a few hours after dropping her two sons off there and was so…

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Fugitive granny tried to conceal second killing: detectives

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Minnesota grandmother who led authorities on a cross-country manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband tried to hide a second killing in Florida, detectives say. Newly released court documents in the case of Lois Riess detail her time in Fort Myers, Florida, in the days after her husband was slain….

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Wife slashed husband for checking out other women: cops

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police say a woman has been jailed for slashing her husband with a kitchen knife after catching him looking at other women during a night out together. Authorities say 27-year-old Star Perez was with her husband celebrating a city festival called Fiesta on Saturday when she complained he was ogling…

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Longtime NBA coach has found weed in retirement

Don Nelson rode his “Nellie Ball” brand to a regular-season record 1,335 NBA coaching wins over 31 seasons. Now he has another brand — a strain of marijuana called “Nellie Kush.” “Oh, it’s great. Great stuff,’’ the retired coaching legend, now 77, told The New York Times, describing the weed he grows for personal use…

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