Share this article

print logo


Mexican copter lands in U.S. by mistake

HOUSTON (AP) -- A Mexican military helicopter has landed in Texas by mistake.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the helicopter landed Saturday afternoon at Laredo International Airport after the pilot mistook the airport for a landing strip in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

Laredo Port of Entry spokeswoman Mucia Dovalina says customs agents checked out the helicopter's occupants and let them return to Mexico. She declined to say how many people were on board or whether they were armed.

The Houston Chronicle reports this is the second time Mexico's military has crossed into Texas in recent weeks. A convoy rolled across the international bridge at Donna in July.


Officer shot in face dies; suspect killed

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego's police chief says an officer shot in the face in an apparently unprovoked attack has died, and investigators have found a suicide note left by the suspect who fired the gun.

Chief William Lansdowne says 36-year-old Jeremy Henwood, a four-year veteran of the department, died Sunday, a day after being shot while sitting in his patrol car at a San Diego intersection.

The armed suspect, 23-year-old Dejon Marquee White, was later shot to death by police as he tried to avoid arrest. Investigators say they have no motives for the shooting. Police say White wrote a two-page suicide note but it didn't say how he was going to kill himself or why.


Ex-S. Vietnam premier mourned at service

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) -- Friends and family of Nguyen Cao Ky gathered in Southern California to pay their last respect to the former South Vietnamese prime minister.

About 350 mourners filled the Rose Hill Memorial in Whittier on Sunday. Family members filed past a photo of Ky and placed incense near an urn holding his ashes.

The memorial service comes more than two weeks after Ky died in Malaysia at age 80 from complications linked to a lung infection.

Ky served for two years as his country's leader in the mid-1960s. He fled to the United States when Saigon fell and settled in Southern California.