new yorkNASCAR star sued over deathThe family of a young driver struck and killed by Tony Stewart's car on an upstate New York dirt track filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NASCAR star yesterday. The lawsuit accuses Stewart of gross negligence, saying he gunned his engine and put his car into a skid as 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. walked on the track after a crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Aug. 9, 2014. The car struck Ward, and he was killed.
georgiaSuit: 'Toxic' drink killed BrownThe administrator of Bobbi Kristina Brown's estate has added a wrongful death count to the lawsuit against her partner. The amended lawsuit accuses Nick Gordon of giving her a "toxic cocktail" and putting her face-down in water. The daughter of Whitney Houston, 22, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome Jan. 31.
OKLAHOMACops: Teen put plans on USBOne of two brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings in suburban Tulsa told police that plans for the attack were on a USB flash drive inside the family's home, according to an affidavit for a search warrant.
The affidavit, filed Thursday in district court along with other police documents, doesn't say which brother made the statement, only that he "spontaneously uttered" while being arrested that the plans were on the drive in a bedroom of their home.
Robert Bever, 18, and his brother, Michael Bever, 16, are charged with first-degree murder in the July 22 attack. A judge has entered not-guilty pleas for them. Authorities have not commented on a possible motive.