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  • China Nov 4, 2019

    Attacker Stabs Several, Bites Man's Ear as Hong Kong Boils

    A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months. The bloody attack erupted outside one of those shopping complexes, Cityplaza on Hong Kong Island. Local media said the...

  • Twitter Oct 17, 2019

    Singer Gretchen Wilson Forced to Leave New Mexico Hotel

    Country singer Gretchen Wilson was removed from a New Mexico hotel after she performed at a weekend music festival. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Wednesday that police were called to Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces around 3 a.m. Sunday after numerous noise complaints about Wilson’s room.

  • NBC Oct 15, 2019

    Fort Worth Officer Opens Fire, Killing Woman Inside Her Home: PD

    A Fort Worth police officer shot and killed a 28-year-old woman inside her home early Saturday morning by shooting her from outside the house through a window, police say.

  • Los Angeles Sep 22, 2019

    Greek Police Make Arrest in 1985 Hijacking of TWA Flight 847

    Greek police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American. Police said a 65-year-old suspect in the hijacking was arrested Thursday on the island of Mykonos in response to a warrant from Germany. Lt. Col. Theodoros Chronopoulos, a police spokesman,...

  • NBC Aug 29, 2019

    North Carolina Student Charged With Bringing Guns on Campus

    A North Carolina university student has been arrested on charges of bringing guns on campus and threatening mass violence. High Point University issued a statement Tuesday saying there was no immediate campus threat. The statement says campus security confiscated two firearms from a student after a classmate reported him, and the gun owner was removed from campus. No one was...

  • Mexico Aug 23, 2019

    Walmart to Revamp, Reopen El Paso Store After Mass Shooting

    Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting earlier this month, the retail giant said Thursday, but the entire interior of the building will first be rebuilt.

  • Associated Press Aug 20, 2019

    FBI: Truck Driver Threatened Mass Shooting at Memphis Church

    A truck driver who threatened to “shoot up” a church in Memphis and said he was haunted by “spiritual snakes and spiders” people put in his bed was arrested in Indiana, less than a week before the day of the planned attacks, authorities said in newly filed court records. Thomas Matthew McVicker was arrested in Indianapolis on Friday, according to...

  • spokesman Aug 7, 2019

    Taliban Suicide Blast in Kabul Kills 14 People; 145 Wounded

    A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the extremist group and the United States reported progress on negotiating an end to Afghanistan’s nearly 18-year war. The bombing during morning rush hour was...

  • President Aug 4, 2019

    UN: Monthly Afghan Casualties Highest Since 2017

    July saw the highest number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in a single month since 2017, the U.N. mission said Saturday. Its preliminary findings indicate more than 1,500 civilians were killed or wounded, mainly due to a spike in casualties from insurgent attacks. It did not provide a breakdown of deaths and injuries, but said the overall number was the...

  • Twitter Jul 27, 2019

    New Video Shows Teen With Special Needs Seen in Attack Video Tried to Stop an Officer

    New video appears to show a teen girl with special needs flagging down a police officer as the group of people who attacked her pulled her away – and police are investigating why the girl wasn’t helped.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 25, 2019

    Confederate Statue Vandalized With Profanity Against Trump

    A Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, that became a rallying point for white nationalists has been vandalized with an expletive against President Donald Trump

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 14, 2019

    Police: Man Dies After Attacking Immigration Prison

    A 69-year-old man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, authorities said. The Tacoma Police Department said the officers responded about 4 a.m. to the privately run Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security detention...

  • spokeswoman Jun 23, 2019

    Dozens of Climate Protesters Arrested Outside New York Times

    Dozens of protesters from the climate action group Extinction Rebellion have been arrested after they blocked traffic outside The New York Times building.

  • NBC NEWS Jun 15, 2019

    Fake Science Led a Mom to Feed Bleach to Her Autistic Sons — and Police Did Nothing to Stop Her

    Laurel Austin documented her son Jeremy’s first dosing of chlorine dioxide on YouTube. In the 30-second video, Jeremy, 27, sits at a kitchen table as his mother narrates his mood. Then his arms seem to involuntarily twist around one another and he screams into his forearm before taking a bite of a banana, NBC News reports. “Here’s to hoping and...

  • Associated Press Jun 7, 2019

    Police Departments in at Least 5 States Investigating Officers' Racist, Violent Posts

    Police departments in at least five states are investigating, and in some cases condemning, their officers’ social media feeds after the weekend publication of a database that appears to catalog thousands of bigoted or violent posts by active-duty and former cops. The posts were uncovered by a team of researchers who spent two years looking at the personal Facebook accounts...

  • spokesman Jun 5, 2019

    Reported Rape Leads Baltimore Police to Search Its Own Cars

    Police in Baltimore say a reported rape may have involved a member of the department, so it has pulled 115 patrol cars out of service to scour them for evidence. Police spokesman Matt Jablow tells The Baltimore Sun that the investigation started Sunday. Jablow says the victim told police she wasn’t raped in the patrol car, but that she was...

  • Twitter May 18, 2019

    Ore. School Coach Keanon Lowe, Former Football Star, Tackles Student Wielding Shotgun

    Police released the identity Saturday of an 18-year-old student who was tackled after reportedly bringing a gun into classroom at an Oregon high school. The Portland Police Bureau said Angel Granados Dias had been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on suspicion of possessing a firearm in a public building, attempting to shoot a gun at a school and...

  • leader Apr 28, 2019

    ISIS Claims 3 Militants Who Blew Up During Sri Lanka Raid

    Sri Lanka’s Catholics on Sunday awoke preparing to celebrate Mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks, a week after the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings killed over 250 people. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, prepared for services that would be carried on TV, an extraordinary...

  • Associated Press Apr 25, 2019

    As Sri Lanka Mourns, ISIS Claims Easter Bombings

    As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the attackers, while the country’s prime minister warned that several suspects armed with explosives are still at large. Another top government official said the suicide bombings at the churches, hotels and...

  • China Apr 23, 2019

    Sri Lanka Military Gets Special Powers After Deadly Bombings

    Sri Lanka’s president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical Muslim group blamed for the bloodshed. The suicide bombings struck three churches and three luxury hotels Sunday in...

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