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Minnesota police chief steps down after arrest in neighboring town during prostitution sting

A Minnesota police chief resigned Saturday after his arrest last month during a prostitution sting. Steven Smith stepped down abruptly from his post in Robbinsdale after police in neighboring Coon Rapids arrested him Feb. 20 when he answered an online personal ad. Investigators said Smith responded to the ad on…

Ohio executes man convicted of raping 6-month-old child

An Ohio man convicted of raping and murdering a six-month-old baby was executed by lethal injection on Wednesday after a last-ditch plea for mercy was dismissed. Steven Smith, 46, was declared dead at 10:29 am (1429 GMT), prison authorities in Lucasville, southern Ohio, confirmed after the execution. Smith was sentenced…