European travel warning
The State Department is warning Americans visiting Europe this summer about the potential for terrorist attacks. Tuesday’s travel alert says major sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants and shopping centers are possible targets. The department tells U.S. citizens to be vigilant in public places or when using mass transportation. They also should be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
TV actor guilty of murder
A jury on Tuesday convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons. The verdict in the trial of Michael Jace, who appeared on the FX series The Shield, came after a weeklong trial in which Los Angeles jurors were told the actor shot his wife, April, in the back and then twice in the legs with a revolver that belonged to her father. Jace, 53, did not testify in his own defense.
Water safe for bathing
Scientists say municipal water in Flint, Mich., has gotten much better in recent months and is safe for handwashing, showering and bathing. A team led by engineering professor Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech provided an update Tuesday on results of sampling from homes and buildings in the city, where the water became tainted with lead and other pollutants after officials switched the source from Detroit’s system to the Flint River in 2014. Flint resumed using Detroit water last October. Scientists say byproducts from disinfecting agents such as chlorine are at normal levels in Flint. A filter should still be used for drinking and food preparation.
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Probation for gator prank
A Florida man who threw an alligator through a drive-thru window was sentenced to a year of probation after throwing himself at the mercy of the court. Twenty-four-year-old Joshua James told the judge Tuesday that he’s sorry he threw the alligator through the window at a Wendy’s last October. He said he found the nearly 4-foot gator by the side of the road and meant to play a prank on a friend at the restaurant. James was initially charged with felonies including assault with a deadly weapon. But no one was hurt by the gator, which was captured and returned to the wild.
Compiled from wire reports