• Robert Rueca, a San Francisco police officer, said investigators are searching for a man wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat who fled after using a sword to slash the hand of another man who tried to grab his hat as the two argued outside a roller-skating rink.
• Cecile Eledge, 61, who agreed to be the surrogate birth mother for her son using an egg from his husband's sister, gave birth to her own granddaughter at a hospital in Omaha, Neb., with the doctor handling the birth saying everything aligned for "a good outcome."
• Nick Boles, a Conservative member of Britain's Parliament, called it "a thoroughly British trait to be able to ignore pointless nakedness," after about a dozen demonstrators interrupted a debate on the country's exit from the European Union by stripping nearly naked in the House of Commons gallery to protest climate change.
• John Powell, police chief of Glynn County, Ga., said his department has dissolved its narcotics squad over allegations that a detective used drugs and had sex with confidential informants and will turn the squad's duties over to a new crime task force.
• Richard Inman, the former police chief of Williamston, S.C., on probation for robbing a bank in 2017, is accused of robbing another bank and leading authorities on a car chase that ended when he was shot at and injured, deputies said.
• Sergei Skyrnnikov, a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses, which was declared an extremist organization and banned in Russia in 2017, was found guilty by a court in Oryol, Russia, and fined about $5,350 because of his participation in the religious group.
• John Cox, an Iowa Department of Corrections prison guard, was suspended for three days for violating work rules by not getting permission to talk with the media after a positive feature story about his life and his work appeared in his hometown newspaper.
• Sergio Costa, Italy's environment minister, said he will seek new laws to limit the use of plastics after a 26-foot sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with more than 48 pounds of plastic garbage, including plates, shopping bags and fishing line, in its stomach.
• Stacie Vande Wetering, 47, a Mississippi chef who competed on two Food Network shows and admitted to embezzling $10,000 from a former employer in Pascagoula, was ordered into a three-year pretrial diversion program, prosecutors said.
A Section on 04/02/2019
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