PIKETON, Ohio (AP) â From her house on Union Hill Road, Brittany Barker heard the first sirens first thing in the morning. She looked out and saw four police vehicles rush past. That was only the beginning.
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - FBI agents arrested the brother of a man who carried out the December mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, as well as two women on Thursday on charges of federal conspiracy, marriage fraud and making false statements, U.S. prosecutors said. Officials said the charges against Syed Raheel Farook, whose brother Syed Rizwan Farook and sister-in-law, Pakistan-born Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people at a Dec. 2 holiday party, follow an immigration-related investigation that began with the probe into the massacre. Authorities have said that Syed Rizwan Farook and Malik were inspired by Islamic extremism, calling it the deadliest such attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) â A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith.
Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said Thursday he had sold his entire stake in Apple Inc, citing the risk of China's influence on the stock. Icahn, in an interview with cable television network CNBC, also said he was "still very cautious" on the U.S. stock market and that there would be a "day of reckoning" unless there was some sort of fiscal stimulus. Icahn has been a huge fan of Apple, repeatedly calling the investment a "no brainer." But Icahn, who owned 45.8 million Apple shares at the end of last year, said China's slowdown influenced his decision to exit his position entirely.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged Russia and the United States to exert pressure on Syria's warring parties to stop fighting and ensure a credible investigation of air strikes that destroyed an Aleppo hospital. "Instead of bombing civilian areas, all Syrian parties must renew their focus on a political process," Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols, editing by G Crosse)