Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

FILE -- In this Dec. 3, 2006 file photo, Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas leaves the field after kicking a 60-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the fourth quarter to beat the Indianapolis Colts 20-17 in an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas died Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014, after a car accident near his Nashville home, according to police. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.

Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, SEPT. 21, 2014, AND THEREAFTER- In this Sept. 16, 2014, photo, Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney talks to an inmate in an isolation cell at the jail in Madison, Wis. At the Dane County Jail, inmates with serious mental illnesses are routinely kept in similar cells for lack of an alternative. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico’s Valencia County Detention Center were always on.

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a reputed member of the Los Solidos street gang shows his tattoo to police in Hartford, Conn. Police said the tattoo of a theater mask with the words "laugh now cry later" is a tell-tale sign of the Los Solidos street gang. Although they still wear tattoos, police said gang members are shying away from wearing their colors in an effort to avoid being detected by authorities. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and ’90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.

Public housing safety policy can hit whole family

In this Aug. 26, 2014, photo, Wanda Coleman clutches her aching knee while watching television in her bedroom in New York, surrounded by things she is going to leave behind when she goes to a homeless shelter. Coleman is about to be evicted from her public housing apartment, partly for her son's criminal activity, due to "One Strike and You're Out" policies. Under federal public housing guidelines, a whole family can be evicted for one family members alleged criminal activity, even if it occurred elsewhere and no one in the household knew about it. (AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner)

NEW YORK (AP) — Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she’s lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door.


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