Some charges have been dropped against two people previously named in the case of Kevin Wayne Quick (pictured). The charges will no longer be pursued against 20-year-old Mersadies Shelton and her brother, 18-year-old Daniel Mathis. They were previously accused of possessing an SUV belonging to Quick. Louisa Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire took that action Tuesday. Shelton and Mathis still face some other charges.
General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.
The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.