NATION: Ice, sleet added to northern snow

Ice, sleet added to northern snow

HARTFORD, Conn. — A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain iced up roads and runways from the nation’s capital all the way to northern New England on Tuesday, making for messy driving and delaying flights for tens of thousands of travelers.

The ice soon faded as the day warmed up, but northern New England was expected to get hit with several inches of snow late Tuesday and into today. The storm came less than a week after 2 feet of snow fell in parts of Connecticut and elsewhere along the East Coast.

‘‘This seems a little more like a New York winter,’’ said David Cairns, trying to keep his dress shoes from getting wet while crossing the street in White Plains, N.Y. ‘‘Ice and slush and cold rain. It beats a blizzard.’’

Dog survives owl attack in Chicago

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — An owl attack has left a 4-pound Chihuahua with a healthy fear of the dark.

The attack happened when Chico the Chihuahua was out for a walk with his owner George Kalomiris in the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake last week. Kalomiris said they were walking down the street when a great horned owl swooped down and tried to fly away with the 3-year-old dog.

Kalomiris said he kept a firm grip on Chico’s leash as the bird dragged the dog across the sidewalk, and he managed to scare the owl away.

Chico was treated for a puncture wound caused by the owl’s talons, and his owner said he’s still traumatized. Kalomiris says the dog now refuses to go outside at night.

Burglar shoots, kills police officer

DETROIT — An undercover police officer chasing a burglary suspect through the back yard of a suburban Detroit home was shot five times and killed with a gun stolen from the house, authorities said Tuesday.

Larry Nehasil was hit in the head, back, buttocks, thigh and hip Monday evening as he and other officers tried to arrest two men suspected in as many as 50 area burglaries.

Nehasil’s bulletproof vest stopped all but the shot to his head, Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said.

The 48-year-old Livonia officer was part of a surveillance team tailing the two brothers into Walled Lake, about 22 miles northwest of Detroit.

2 charged with stealing iPad info

NEWARK, N.J. — Two hackers who were engaged in game of ‘‘malicious one-upsmanship’’ stole the e-mail addresses of more than 100,000 Apple iPad users, including those of politicians and famous media personalities, federal prosecutors said Tuesday in announcing criminal charges against the men.

AT&T revealed the security vulnerability months ago, and U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said there was no evidence that the two men used the information they acquired for criminal purposes. Authorities cautioned, however, that the information could have wound up in the hands of spammers and scammers.

Daniel Spitler, 26, of San Francisco, and Andrew Auernheimer, 25, of Fayetteville, Ark., face charges of fraud and conspiracy to access a computer without authorization. Both men were scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday afternoon, Spitler in Newark and Auernheimer in Fayetteville.

Fishman characterized the men and their cohorts as engaging in ‘‘malicious one-upsmanship’’ as they sought to impress each other and others in the online community.

Charges dropped vs. 2 in Uzi death

A Massachusetts prosecutor on Tuesday dropped involuntary manslaughter charges against two men in connection with the death of an 8-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself with an Uzi at a 2008 gun show, citing last week’s acquittal of a third defendant.

Prosecutor William Bennett filed ‘‘nolle prosequi’’ — not prosecuting — motions in Hampden Superior Court in Springfield in the cases of Domenico Spano of New Milford, Conn., and Carl Giuffre of West Hartford, Conn.

A jury acquitted former Pelham, Mass., Police Chief Edward Fleury of involuntary manslaughter and furnishing machine guns to minors on Friday in the death of Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn.

Couple jailed over pot video

HESPERIA, Calif. — A Southern California couple has been arrested for allegedly having their toddler smoke marijuana.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s Deputy Lisa Guerra said a tipster provided video showing 20-year-old Melanie Soliz and 24-year-old Blake Hightower allowing their 23-month-old son to smoke pot.

Soliz, who is seven months pregnant, was arrested and booked for investigation of cruelty to a child. Hightower surrendered Saturday.