Prosecutors Say He Used His Father's Gun In The Crime
An 11-year-old Detroit boy has been charged with manslaughter after prosecutors say he took his father's gun from a bedroom closet on Monday and allegedly used it to kill a 3-year-old. Officials do not know how the two ended up in a vehicle parked in the backyard together or what happened in that car, but the infant (both are unnamed due to their ages) ended up being shot once in the face in what police described as a tragic accident. The boy is also facing a felony firearms charge and is being held on $5,000 bail. A Wayne County Prosecutor said she could not remember charging someone that young with manslaughter.
Bill Cosby Will Be Forced To Testify
Embattled comedian Cosby has been ordered to give a sworn deposition under oath in October in a lawsuit over an allegation that he sexually abused a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974. Cosby's legal team failed to convince the California Supreme Court last month to review the lawsuit over procedural errors they claimed should cause it to be dismissed. The alleged victim, Judy Huth, claims Cosby invited her to have drinks at the party and forced her to perform a sex act on him. She is one of 40 women who've accused the "Cosby Show" star of sexual abuse or assault.
Grim Anniversary in Hiroshima
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the U.S.'s dropping of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Mayor Kazumi Matsui used the occasion to once again urge President Obama and other world leaders to move towards eliminating all nuclear weapons. Tens of thousands stood for a moment of silence at 8:15 a.m. in Hiroshima's peace park near the epicenter of the 1945 attack that killed 140,000 people.
Texas Voter ID Law Shut Down
One of the strictest voter ID laws in the country was shut down on Wednesday when a federal appeals court ruled that the Texas law discriminated against black and Hispanic voters and violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Texas law requires voters to bring a government-issued ID to vote, such as a driver's license, U.S. passport or concealed-carry license (but not a college ID). Supporters said the law -- one of several put in place in Republican-governed states -- helped prevent voter fraud, while opponents said it aimed to suppress voter turnout, especially among minority voters who tend to vote for Democrats.
Daily Quote: President Obama took on critics of the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday, calling them the same people who hit the "drumbeat of war" that pushed the U.S. into the Iraq war a decade ago. "Let’s not mince words: The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy and some sort of war — maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon," the president said.
Daily Pic: It's been three years since Curiosity landed on Mars and, well, let's not forget the amazing shots it's sent back of the red planet. Here's a great self-portrait at the Mojave site, with the "Pahrump Hills" in the background.