HOUSTON WOMAN CLAIMS SELF-DEFENSE IN HEEL STABBING: HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a Houston woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto high heel told police she was trying to protect herself.
Officials with the Harris County District Attorney's Office tell the Houston Chronicle that 44-year-old Ana Lilia Trujillo told investigators the man was attacking her and she acted in self-defense.
Trujillo was charged with murder in the stabbing death Sunday morning of a 59-year-old man at a luxury high-rise condominium. His name has not been released.
Police say officers responding to a call about an assault in progress found the man's body lying on the floor. He had more than one stab wound to the head.
HILLARY CLINTON JOINS TWITTER: WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter, meet (at)HillaryClinton.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Twitter on Monday, describing herself with a dash of humor as a "pantsuit aficionado" and a "hair icon."
The former New York senator and first lady sent out her first tweet under the handle (at)HillaryClinton, thanking the creators of the popular online parodies called "Texts from Hillary." Clinton's initial tweet thanked Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe for their inspiration and said, "I'll take it from here," concluding with a hashtag (hash)tweetsfromhillary.
The potential 2016 presidential candidate's profile page on the microblogging service shows the memorable photo of a stern-looking Clinton wearing dark sunglasses and reading her Blackberry aboard a military plane while leading the State Department during President Barack Obama's first term. The photo was made popular by Smith and Lambe's buzzworthy Tumblr, which won laughs and rave reviews by pairing the photo of the sunglasses-wearing Clinton with other politicians and imaginary text messages between world leaders.
Clinton's biography section includes light-hearted descriptions such as "hair icon," ''pantsuit aficionado," and "glass ceiling cracker." The bio ends with the letters "TBD," meaning, "to be determined" — which could be a reference to her potential White House bid.
THREAT PROMPTS LOCKDOWN OF NEWTOWN, CONN., SCHOOLS: NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Newtown, Conn., say their school system was placed on lockdown briefly after someone made a threatening phone call to a school near the site of last year's shooting massacre.
Interim schools superintendent John Reed says the threat was implied Monday afternoon in a call to Hawley Elementary School. Reed hasn't released details but says no one was hurt.
Hawley is less than 2 miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in December. Newtown has increased school security since then.
Reed says police Chief Michael Kehoe and other officials responded to Hawley and joined officers stationed there to investigate. He says the chief requested the district-wide lockdown.
POT MAGAZINE LIMITS DROPPED IN COLORADO: DENVER (AP) — A Colorado law to require marijuana magazines to be sold behind the counter like pornography is being abandoned before it takes effect.
State lawyers indicated Monday they don't want to go back to court to talk about the recently enacted law that would have made Colorado in an unusual position. It would have been one of only two states to allow recreational weed, but the only state not to allow magazines like High Times to be sold on general newsstands.
Scheduled to take effect July 1, the law would have required magazines about pot to be kept behind the counter in stores that allow shoppers under 21. The measure didn't set an age limit to buy the magazines.
The unusual requirement was added to a broader marijuana regulation law signed May 28. It was added to the regulations after parents complained the magazines promote the drug to children.
1 WOUNDED IN SHOOTING AT US ARMY POST IN TEXAS: SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An instructor at an Army medical training school at a military base in Texas was wounded Monday when a fellow service member shot her outside her office, authorities said.
The suspect later surrendered to police, and authorities say no one else was ever in danger.
Col. Jim Chevallier, vice commander of 502 Air Base Wing, would not give the identity of the shooter or victim or discuss any possible relationship between the two. But San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told the San Antonio Express-News that the victim and shooter were involved in a relationship.
The incident took place at Fort Sam Houston's Army Medical Department Center and School at about 2:50 p.m. Authorities said the shooter was a soldier who came into the victim's office and began talking to her. The pair then continued a discussion on a veranda outside the building, where the shooter eventually fired multiple shots from a handgun, Chevallier said
Police: Handcuffed man stole Pa. police cruiser
NANTY GLO, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been accused of stealing a state police cruiser and leading officers on a chase — after he had been handcuffed.
State police say they arrested 26-year-old Anthony Fox on drug offenses Saturday night in Nanty Glo, 60 miles east of Pittsburgh. They say he somehow got free from his seatbelt in the back of a police cruiser, got his cuffed hands in front of him and drove away.
Police say they gave chase and caught up to the Smicksburg man after he crashed the car in front of an apartment building in nearby Jackson Township.
1 DEAD IN SAME NC MOTEL ROOM WHERE 2 DIED IN APRIL: BOONE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police are investigating why an 11-year-old South Carolina boy died and his mother was injured in the same motel room where two elderly guests were found dead almost two months ago.
Police in Boone said Sunday that Jeffrey Lee Williams of Rock Hill, S.C., is dead. His 49-year-old mother Jeannie Williams was injured. Police Sgt. Shane Robbins did not describe her injuries or condition.
Robbins says detectives are testing possible evidence related to the dead boy found Saturday as well as features of the room at the Best Western Plus Blue Ridge Plaza. Robbins says investigators have determined there is no danger to the general public but did not elaborate.