Dogs kill infant, hurt grandmother
SAN ANTONIO - A 7-month-old boy has died after being attacked by two pit bull dogs belonging to his grandmother in San Antonio.
Police Chief Bill McManus said the grandmother was getting ready to feed the boy Tuesday morning and went to her kitchen for his bottle. When she returned her dogs were attacking the baby.
The woman got a knife and stabbed one of the dogs, and got the child away.
The chief said the dogs then attacked the grandmother before she managed to get them outside.
Police killed the dogs in her backyard.
Company: Raw pistachios may be bacteria source
TERRA BELLA, Calif. - The company at the center of a nationwide pistachio recall says the salmonella contamination could have come from raw nuts during processing but not a human or animal source in its plant.
Lee Cohen, the production manager for Setton International Foods Inc., said Tuesday the company suspects roasted pistachios sold to Kraft Foods may have become mixed at Setton's plant with raw nuts that could have contained traces of the bacteria.
Jews give Amish NYC walking tour
NEW YORK - New York City's ultra-Orthodox Jews are giving the Amish a walking tour of their world.
Several dozen Amish residents from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, started the tour earlier Tuesday of Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood with members of the Hasidic Jewish community.
Rabbi Beryl Epstein calls the tour 'living Judaism.'
The tour began in the basement of a Hasidic library, with Epstein explaining similarities between the two communities, such as their old-fashioned dress.
3 charged in NYC student's drinking death
GENESEO, N.Y. - Three members of a banned fraternity were charged with criminally negligent homicide Tuesday for organizing a wild night of drinking that left a college sophomore dead from alcohol poisoning.
Arman Partamian, 19, a biology major from Queens, was found lying face-down on a mattress March 1 at a house run by an off-campus club known as the Orange Knights, or Pigs. Police said he had been drinking heavily for three days to gain membership in the club, located near the State University of New York at Geneseo in western New York.
Toxicology tests showed Partamian had a blood-alcohol level as high as 0.55 percent, nearly seven times the legal limit for driving.
Fellow students Alex Stucki, 20, and Daniel Wech, 21, were charged along with Devin McClain, 21, with hazing, unlawfully dealing with a child and criminally negligent homicide - a felony that carries a sentence of up to four years in prison.
8 accused of stealing guns from Miss. cops
JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities investigating how machine guns, pistols and marijuana disappeared from a police department in a Mississippi Delta town said they have uncovered a ring of prison inmates and a county worker who planned to sell the stolen weapons in Chicago.
Eight people have been indicted on federal charges, including a county road department employee and several inmates who were part of a community work program and had access to the police station, according to court documents made public in early March. Trial is set for June 15.
Police search for missing Calif. girl
TRACY, Calif. - An 8-year-old girl is missing in a northern California town and police said they are investigating two men who they describe as 'persons of interest.'
Authorities in Tracy, Calif., said Sandra Cantu was last seen on surveillance video Friday in the mobile home park where her family lives.
Police said there is no evidence Sandra was abducted or a victim of foul play.
Simpsons get their own stamp
WASHINGTON - Don't have a cow, man! The Simpsons will appear on postage stamps.
America's most enduring - or is that endearing - dysfunctional family will be honored on their own stamps, the Postal Service announced.
It's been 20 years since Homer, Marge and family invaded the airwaves on Fox television, and the Postal Service says it plans five stamps featuring the couple and their offspring, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.