Prisoner taps cellphone of U.S. official
A prisoner in Uruguay has tapped into the U.S. ambassador's cellphone and sent messages to some of her contacts. Officials said Tuesday that the inmate had access to Ambassador Julissa Reynoso's voice messages. Reynoso is in the United States, joining President Jose Mujica on his official visit to Washington, D.C. She told Uruguay's Canal 10 TV that the inmate used her voice mail password and sent messages to some of her contacts.
Hospitals' workers observed for MERS
Employees at two Orlando hospitals who came in contact with a Saudi resident infected in the second confirmed U.S. case of a rare virus are being monitored for symptoms and have been told to stay home for two weeks, health officials said Tuesday. Fifteen hospital workers at Dr. Phillips Hospital and another five employees at Orlando Regional Medical Center were being monitored at home for fever, chills and muscle aches, said Dr. Antonio Crespo, an official with the hospital system. So far, none of them has tested positive for MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
Pedophile teacher case broadens
The FBI says hundreds of people have contacted it about a teacher suspected of drugging and molesting boys during a four-decade international teaching career, greatly expanding the potential number of suspected victims. The FBI said last month that William Vahey had molested at least 90 boys. The bureau said Tuesday that it has now "been contacted by several hundred individuals from around the globe." Vahey killed himself at age 64 after evidence of child molestation was found on one of his memory drives.
Arlington honors its first burial
Descendants of the first soldier buried at Arlington National Cemetery have participated in a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the interment's 150th anniversary. The ceremony Tuesday at the grave of Union Pvt. William Christman kicks off a month of activity marking the sesquicentennial of the cemetery just outside Washington, D.C. Christman, a member of the 67th Pennsylvania Infantry, was buried May 13, 1864. The land was officially designated as a military cemetery a month later.
Atlanta: Police say five people, all believed to be students, were shot near Therrell High School on Tuesday afternoon. He says their injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.
United Nations: France's top diplomat said there was evidence the Syrian government used chemical weapons more than a dozen times after it had signed the treaty banning them.
West Virginia: Two people were killed late Monday after being trapped in a collapse in a coal mine in Wharton, W.Va., the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the mine's operator said Tuesday.
San Diego: Wildfires prompted evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes on the outskirts of San Diego and another 1,200 homes and businesses in Santa Barbara County 250 miles to the north. No homes were reported damaged in either fire, but hundreds were considered threatened.