Bangladesh

Dozens are killed in multi-building fire

A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh’s capital and killed at least 69 people, an official and witnesses said. About 50 other people were injured. The Chawkbazar area where the fire was burning is crammed with buildings separated by narrow alleys.

California

2 killed in crash while fleeing Border Patrol

Two men were killed and a woman was critically injured Tuesday when their vehicle crashed into a semi truck and careened down an embankment while fleeing from a Border Patrol agent in San Diego, authorities said. About an hour earlier in Boulevard, a minivan fleeing Border Patrol agents rolled over, injuring all five occupants.

Florida

Former officer on trial for on-duty killing

For the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing — and one of his defenses will be the state’s “stand your ground” law. The trial of fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja begins with jury selection Thursday. He is charged with manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder for the 2015 shooting of Corey Jones. Jones, a 31-year-old black musician, had just gotten out of his broken-down SUV when he was confronted by Raja, who was dressed in plainclothes and driving an unmarked white van. Raja, 41, could face a life sentence if convicted.

Tennessee

Nurse pleads not guilty in patient’s death

A nurse charged with reckless homicide after a medication error killed a patient pleaded not guilty in a Nashville courtroom packed with other nurses who came to show their support. The error happened when RaDonda Vaught injected Charlene Murphey, 75, with the paralytic vecuronium instead of the sedative Versed. Vaught could not find Versed in an automatic dispensing cabinet, so she used an override mechanism to type in “VE” then picked the first drug that came up, court documents said. Vaught’s attorney, Peter Strianse, called the criminal charge against the nurse “completely unfathomable.” He noted that the state board of nursing has taken no action against Vaught’s nursing license, which is still active.

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