Three women caught shoplifting at the Holyoke Mall allegedly used bags lined with aluminum foil to get past security systems. Police say three Springfield women took clothing from American Eagle, Charlotte Russe and Finish Line. An employee called police after seeing them unload loot into their car. Professional shoplifters often used foil-lined bags to prevent security tags from setting off alarms.
An announcement on whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager is expected this afternoon.
Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.
The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.