Teens killed in car by deputy were 15 and 17, police say

The deputy was investigating a burglary at a nearby smoke shop in DeWitt, a suburb of Syracuse, when he responded to a 911 call about a group of people who had been seen transferring items between two vehicles possibly matching the description of those involved in the thefts.

Driver killed by falling tree on I-95

State police say Susan Braga, 34, of Mount Vernon was driving south in the town of Harrison when a tree fell on the roof of her car, killing her.

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in NY

Novelist Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and abdomen just as he about to give a lecture in western New York on Friday. He suffered serious injuries and underwent surgery.