Death Penalty Trial Begins
Opening statements began Monday in the trial of Jordan Clemons of Pittsburgh. The 26-year-old is charged in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend, 21-year-old Karissa Kunco, more than three years ago. The victim's body was found in woods in Mt. Pleasant Township January 2012, one day after her family reported her missing. Washington County District Attorney Gene Vittone will seek the death penalth if Clemons is convicted of first-degree murder. The defense is expected to argue Clemons had diminished mental capacity because of head injuries that he received playing football and during several vehicle accidents and years of drug abuse.
SurveyMonkey CEO Dies In Exercise Accident
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A Mexican state official says SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident. The official says Goldberg was found lying next to a treadmill on Friday at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita near Puerto Vallarta. The official said family members went to look for him after he didn't return from exercising about 6:30 p.m. He was still alive when discovered and taken to a hospital, where he died. The official said the cause of death was severe head trauma and hypovolemic shock, or bleeding. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak to the press.
New York Police Officer Dies After Weekend Shooting
NEW YORK (AP) - New York's police commissioner says a police officer who was shot in the head over the weekend has died. Brian Moore died today at a hospital in Queens with his family at his bedside -- including his police officer father, uncle and cousin. Moore was shot Saturday evening while trying to stop a man who was suspected of carrying a handgun. He and his partner were in plainclothes and in an unmarked car, when police say they pulled up next to Demetrius Blackwell and exchanged words with him. They say Blackwell suddenly turned, pulled a weapon and fired at least twice. Blackwell has already been charged with attempted murder, and prosecutors say he will now be charged with first-degree murder. Moore is the third New York City officer to be killed on duty in five months. Two uniformed officers were shot at close range as they sat in a patrol car in December. Police Commissioner William Bratton says he was an "exceptional young officer" who had earned meritorious service medals.
Retired Surgeon Announces Bid For Presidency
DETROIT (AP) - Retired surgeon Ben Carson has made it official, telling a crowd in his hometown of Detroit that he's running for president. The former head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins hospital has never run for public office. But he's a star among some conservatives and will try to parlay his success as an author and speaker into a competitive campaign. He told his rally: "I'm Ben Carson and I'm a candidate for president." Carson is also expected to be the only high-profile African-American to enter the GOP's presidential primary. He is the second White House hopeful to get into the Republican race Monday. Former technology executive Carly Fiorina declared her intent to run earlier in the day.
Another Woman Enters Presidential Race
The Republican and one-time chief executive at Hewlett-Packard formally launched a 2016 White House bid in a nationally broadcast interview this morning.
Carly Fiorina says she believes Americans are ready for an outsider after years of political gridlock in Washington.
Fiorina appears likely to be the only high-profile woman to seek the GOP nomination. She appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America." She is criticizing Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, saying that she still has much to explain concerning the attack in Benghazi and her personal email and server.
Britain's New Princess Now Has A Name
LONDON (AP) - Britain's new princess now has a name. It's Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Royal officials say that's the name that's been given to the second child of Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. The name Charlotte is a nod to the newborn's grandfather, Prince Charles. The middle names honor Queen Elizabeth and the late Princess Diana, William's mother.