Search narrows for NFL players after man found
TAMPA, Fla. - A missing man found clinging to an overturned boat was rescued Monday off Florida's Gulf Coast, but the search continued for two NFL players and a third man aboard who didn't return from a weekend fishing trip.
Survivor Nick Schuyler, a former University of South Florida player, told rescuers that the 21-foot boat was anchored when it flipped Saturday evening in rough seas and that the others got separated from the boat, Capt. Timothy M. Close said. Since then, Schuyler, who was wearing a life vest, had been hanging onto the boat found by a Coast Guard cutter 35 miles off Clearwater.
The boat belongs to Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, who along with free-agent defensive lineman Corey Smith and former South Florida player William Bleakley, remained missing. The search area is now 'substantially smaller,' based on where they found the boat and Schuyler, Close said.
1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at Arizona Wal-Mart
SHOW LOW, Ariz. - A shooting outside a Wal-Mart in eastern Arizona has left an elderly woman dead and an elderly man wounded.
Show Low police supervisor Randy Harris said the victims, likely a couple, were in the parking lot Monday morning when the shooting happened.
Harris said police are following up with witnesses about a potential suspect.
Oral Roberts University suit dismissed
TULSA, Okla. - A judge has dismissed all claims in a lawsuit against Oral Roberts University by a former school accountant who said he was ordered to 'cook the books.'
District Court Judge Michael Gassett on Monday threw out claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, civil conspiracy and interference with a business relationship. Trent Huddleston's claims of fraud and wrongful discharge were dismissed earlier.
NC mom recalled to Army duty will be discharged
RALEIGH, N.C. - The attorney for a North Carolina mother who reported for Army duty with her two young children says she will be discharged from the military.
Attorney Mark Waple said Monday it is not yet clear if Lisa Pagan will receive an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.
Pagan was recalled to the Army four years after being released from active duty, which is allowed under the military's 'individual ready reserve' program. But she says she had no one to care for her children.
Cape Cod boy, 13, accused of killing rival brother
HYANNIS, Mass. - Like most boys, 13-year-old Mykel Mendes looked up to his big brother, Jordan. The two rode bikes together, did yard work together and hung out together. But when it came to the family business - a major drug ring - Mykel did not want to share, police said.
Mykel, a seventh-grader, is now accused of masterminding the slaying of his 16-year-old half-brother so he could take over the drug operation - one police said they inherited from their father, who is in prison for running one of the biggest cocaine rings on Cape Cod.
Jordan was found shot, stabbed 27 times and dumped into a pit, where his body was torched. Another 13-year-old friend and a 20-year-old cousin also are charged with murder.
Blagojevich signs six-figure deal to write book
CHICAGO - A publicist for Rod Blagojevich said the former Illinois governor plans to write a book 'exposing the dark side of politics.'
Glenn Selig said Blagojevich signed a six-figure deal Monday. Selig said the book also will detail how Blagojevich selected President Barack Obama's successor in the U.S. Senate.
Blagojevich was impeached and removed from office following his arrest on federal charges that include allegations included he tried to sell the Senate seat. He denies wrongdoing.
Feds to hold hearing on deadly Calif. train crash
LOS ANGELES - Federal investigators are about to end their silence on what a Metrolink commuter train engineer was texting about before his train collided with a freight last year in Los Angeles, killing 25 people and injuring at least 130 others.
On Tuesday, they plan to release a transcript of the engineer's messages, dozens of other documents and interviews with witnesses conducted during their investigation of the nation's deadliest rail crash in 15 years.