Staten Island man Eric Garner was being detained by police when he was forced to the ground by an officer in a chokehold. Garner, a 350-lb asthmatic, soon after died from a heart attack en route to the hospital.
A father in Daytona Beach, Florida, called 911 early Friday morning to report that when he found someone sexually abusing his 11-year-old son, he beat the assailant until he was "nice and knocked out" for police to apprehend.
The United States upped pressure on Russia's Vladimir Putin on Sunday over his response to the Malaysia Airlines jet shoot-down in eastern Ukraine, with Secretary of State John Kerry noting on CNN that it was a "moment of truth" for the Russian president.
Human remains found in two plastic bags near a beach in southwestern Mexico have been identified as those of Harry Devert, a New Yorker who left his job as a trader in finance for a transcontinental motorcycle journey from the United States to Latin America, Mexican authorities said.