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  • Deputy who killed former Napster COO after drifting into the bike lane will NOT face charges

    08/28/2014 6:20:10 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 61 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | August 28, 2014 | Snejana farberov
    California prosecutors have declined to file charges against a sheriff's deputy who struck and killed a prominent entertainment attorney and former Napster executive with his patrol car last year. Deputy Andrew Wood was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when his patrol car drifted into the bike lane, running over cyclist Milton Olin Jr. [snip] Prosecutors said in a letter released Wednesday and cited by Los Angeles Daily News that because Wood was acting within the course of his duties when typing into his computer, criminal charges are not warranted.
  • Three Senior Hamas Commanders Killed in Pre-Dawn Airstrike

    08/21/2014 12:43:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 8/20/14 | Uzi Baruch
    The armed wing of Hamas announced Thursday that three of its senior commanders were killed in a pre-dawn Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades in a statement identified the leaders as Mohammed Abu Shamalah, Raed al-Atar and Mohammed Barhum. Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said eight people were killed in the strike. Witnesses said a four-storey family home was completely destroyed in a series of air strikes. The airstrike was carried out based on intelligence provided by the Shabak (Israel Security Agency), which led to the identification of two central Hamas figures.
  • U.S. general killed in Afghanistan was key figure in training effort

    08/06/2014 10:59:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/6/14 | Washington Post, by Thomas Gibbons-Neff & Patricia Sulli
    The U.S. general who was shot and killed in an apparent insider attack in Kabul on Tuesday had served in the American military for more than three decades and was a key player in the current U.S. effort to stand up Afghan security forces. Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene of Falls Church, Va., was the highest-ranking member of the U.S. military to die in the line of duty since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He was the deputy commanding general for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and was making a routine visit to a training facility when he was
  • American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    08/05/2014 10:34:17 AM PDT · by Hugin · 19 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 08/05/2014 | MARTHA RADDATZ and COLLEEN CURRY
    An American general was killed today and 15 other soldiers wounded in an attack at a military academy in Afghanistan today. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, in which a gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on Americans and other Afghans at Camp Qargha, a military academy 11 miles west of Kabul. The camp trains hundreds of Afghan forces a month and was recently renamed the Marshal Fahim National Defense University for the country's deceased vice president.
  • Three IDF Soldiers Killed in Gaza; 27 Wounded

    07/30/2014 9:09:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 7/30/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Three IDF soldiers were killed in Gaza Wednesday, the IDF cleared for publication Wednesday night; their names have not yet been released. Twenty-seven (27) additional soldiers were wounded.
  • Three IDF paratroopers killed in Gaza

    07/23/2014 10:24:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/23/2014 | Ahiya Raved
    Three IDF paratroopers were killed in Gaza on Wednesday, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said. Lieut. Paz Eliyahu, a combat soldier in the Paratroopers Brigade, was 22 from Hebron. He was posthumously promoted from 2nd Lieut.
  • Two More IDF Soldiers Killed in Gaza

    07/21/2014 7:42:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 7/23/14 | Elad Benari
    Two more IDF soldiers have been killed in Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit cleared for publication on Monday night. According to the statement, the two soldiers were killed during the afternoon hours on Monday. One of the soldiers has been identified as Sergeant Oded Ben Sira, 22, from Nir Etzion. He will be laid to rest on Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. at the military section of the Nir Etzion cemetery. The name of the second soldier has not yet been cleared for publication. The latest deaths bring the total number of officers and soldiers who have been killed in...
  • Israeli soldier from Los Angeles is killed in Gaza

    07/20/2014 4:24:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 7/20/14 | Lauren Raab
    A Los Angeles man was one of the Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza this weekend as fighting intensified. Max Steinberg was a Woodland Hills native and voluntarily joined the Israel Defense Forces, according to the Jewish Journal. According to voter records, he was 24 years old. Steinberg graduated from El Camino Real high school in 2008, studied at Pierce College, joined the Israeli army in 2012 and was a sharpshooter in the Golani Brigade, his Facebook page says. It was unclear exactly how Steinberg died, but the Israeli military announced Sunday that 13 members of the Golani Brigade were killed...
  • 4 Palestinian Children Killed in Israeli Air Strike Right in Front of Reporters

    07/16/2014 11:19:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    nymag.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Following yesterday's failed cease-fire, an Israeli naval gunboat has reportedly struck seven children near the port in Gaza, killing at least four. One remains in critical condition. Moments earlier, the kids had been playing soccer with a reporter from NBC, who witnessed the attack firsthand. Dozens of other journalists were nearby.
  • Daughter of first American killed in Afghanistan learns freed Taliban leader was behind it

    06/13/2014 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/14 | Hollie McKay
    Alison Spann was just 9 when she learned her father, a U.S. Marine-turned CIA operative, had become the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan. Thirteen years later, she found out her country had freed the Taliban leader behind his death. In the time between, Spann has cherished the memory of her father, Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann, who was killed during a Nov. 25, 2001 prisoner uprising at a northern Afghanistan compound where he was interrogating Taliban fighters. The 32-year-old was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony in which he was lauded by then-CIA Director George Tenet...
  • California Cops Kill Man Claiming Self-Defense; Citizen Video Indicates Otherwise

    05/21/2014 7:47:22 AM PDT · by eccentric · 58 replies
    Photography is Not a Crime ^ | May 20th, 2014 | Carlos Miller
    Salinas police killed a man earlier today, claiming to the local media that they were in fear for their lives after he had waved a pair of garden shearers in their direction, indicating he was going to shred them to pieces. But then a witness posted a video online, contradicting those claims, showing the man trying to walk away from the cops as they move in on him barking orders with their guns drawn. Read the statement below and view the video above and tell me what you think. According to the Californian: Attempts at hailing the man in English...
  • Robbery Suspect Tracked by GPS and Killed

    05/19/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 16, 2014 | JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN and MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
    Relying on a GPS device placed in a decoy pill bottle, police officers tracked an armed man suspected of robbing a pharmacy on Friday afternoon and fatally shot him during a confrontation on the Upper East Side, police officials said. The decoy bottle was among a cache of drugs taken in an armed robbery about 1:30 p.m. from HealthSource Pharmacy, at Second Avenue and East 68th Street, according to a police official, who was not authorized to speak about the investigation. The suspect, identified by the police as Scott Kato, 45, of Mount Vernon, N.Y., was believed to have robbed...
  • 19-year-old arrested for killing two troopers in Tanana; 2nd man charged after standoff

    05/02/2014 4:10:08 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Anchorage Daily News | May 2, 2014 | SUZANNA CALDWELL and TEGAN HANLON
    19-year-old arrested for killing two troopers in Tanana; 2nd man charged after standoff By SUZANNA CALDWELL and TEGAN HANLON Alaska Dispatch / Anchorage Daily News May 2, 2014 UPDATE 10:30 AM FRIDAY: The Alaska State Troopers say they have taken two men into custody in connection with the shooting deaths of two troopers in Tanana on Thursday. Nathanial Lee Kangas, 19, of Tanana was arrested Thursday for the murders of Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson and Trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich, according to a troopers release issued Friday morning. Formal charges are being prepared by the troopers with the help of the...
  • Police: Wichita toddler shot, killed by 4-year-old brother

    04/30/2014 4:30:18 PM PDT · by eccentric · 23 replies
    KAKE-TV News ^ | Apr 30, 2014 | KAKE News
    Wichita Police say a toddler died after he was accidentally shot by his four-year-old brother. Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, 911 received a call about a shooting. The caller was extremely upset, and dispatchers were unable to get a location from the man. Moments later, two men showed up at Wesley Medical Center with a 1-year-old child who had been shot in the chest. Police say three children: a four-year-old boy, a three-year-old girl and a 19-month old boy, were in a bedroom when the oldest child opened a nightstand that contained a loaded 9mm handgun. Lt. Todd Ojile says...
  • Ukraine President Demands Action in East After Politician Killed

    04/22/2014 5:24:20 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 22, 2014, 9:17 p.m. | Reuters
    KIEV — Ukraine's acting president called for an anti-terrorist operation to be relaunched in the east of the country on Tuesday after the body of a local politician from his own party was found showing signs of torture.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Did Feds Kill Rancher's Cows, Dig Mass Grave?

    04/16/2014 5:08:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-16-2014 | Griff Jenkins
    Cliven's son Ryan Bundy shared video of what he believed to be a mass grave dug by the government. He noted that at least one dead cow could be seen in the 18-by-45 foot area.
  • At least 3 killed in knife attack at Chinese market

    03/13/2014 10:15:17 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 7 replies
    Fox news/ap ^ | 3/14/14 | AP
    BEIJING – One person was shot dead after a knife attack that left at least three people dead in a Chinese market Friday, state media said, in the second such attack in two weeks. Another person was injured in the attack in the southern city of Changsha, according to local radio station Hunan Jiaotong.
  • TFD (Toledo, Ohio) confirms 2 firefighters killed in line of duty

    01/31/2014 1:45:24 PM PST · by madison10 · 6 replies
    13 News Toledo ^ | 1/27/2014 | Channel 13
    TFD confirms 2 firefighters killed in line of duty Posted: Jan 26, 2014 3:39 PM EST Updated: Jan 27, 2014 12:49 AM EST TOLEDO, Ohio - Toledo Fire Department has confirmed two firefighters were killed while fighting a fire at a convenience store Sunday afternoon. The fallen firefighters have been identified as: Stephen A. Machcinski, 42, with 16 years of service. James A. Dickham, 31, with approximately 6 months of service "Our thoughts and prayers are with the fallen firefighers and their families," said Toledo Fire Chief Luis Santiago at a press conference Sunday night. Both men were assigned to...
  • I Am Overwhelmed by 55 Million Babies Killed Since Roe v. Wade | LifeNews.com

    01/21/2014 7:51:21 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 45 replies
    LIFENEWS.COM ^ | 1/22/13 11:40 AM | Kristan Hawkins
    I thought of the more than 55,000,000 lives that have been taken in the U.S. since 1973, and I became overwhelmed at the tragedy. Article Link: I Am Overwhelmed by 55 Million Babies Killed Since Roe v. Wade | LifeNews.com (http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/22/i-am-overwhelmed-by-55-million-babies-killed-since-roe-v-wade/)
  • Report: 70 Journalists Killed on the Job in 2013

    12/30/2013 11:27:48 AM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Staff
    At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The dead in Syria included a number of citizen journalists working to document combat in their home cities, broadcasters who worked with media outlets affiliated with either the government or the opposition, and a handful of correspondents for the foreign press, including an Al-Jazeera reporter, Mohamed al-Mesalma, who was shot by a sniper. Six journalists died in Egypt. Half of those reporters were killed...
  • TTP took reasonability of the killing of Shia leader in Lahore.

    12/16/2013 3:34:53 AM PST · by musarratullah · 6 replies
    own | 16 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Rawalpindi, Tehreek Taliban has taken responsibility for the killing of Shia Leader in Lahore and said that we start revenge of the incident of Rawalpindi. Commander of the TTP Rawalpindi division has taken the responsibility for the killing of Allama Syed Naseer Abbasi through the phone. In his phone call the Ahmed Ali Intaqami whose Regional Head of the TTP Rawalpindi said that after long investigation we start our action, we found that Allama Naseer was involved in Rawalpindi attack on Madrassa, that’s why we target him and we will target those who’s involved in attack on Madrassa in Rawalpindi....
  • Car crash kills north Fla. tea party leader

    11/25/2013 9:32:24 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    TBO/The Tampa Tribune ^ | 11-24-2013 | TBO/The Tampa Tribune
    OCALA, Fla. (AP) — The president of a north Florida tea party group has been killed in a two-vehicle car crash in Marion County. The Florida Highway Patrol told the Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/1g8qE0M ) that 70-year-old Stephen Hunter of Sparr died in the Friday night crash. Hunter headed the Ocala Tea Party or Tea Party Solutions for the last several years. Friends say Hunter was a Vietnam veteran who later worked at defense contractor Lockheed Martin.
  • Army staff sergeant from Keller killed in Afghanistan

    11/18/2013 3:21:24 PM PST · by Dysart · 4 replies
    Startlegram ^ | 11-18-13 | Bill Miller
    A U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant from Keller was killed Sunday in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Defense Department officials reported Monday. Staff Sgt. Alex Anthony Viola, 29, was fatally wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated, according to a news release. “This was Viola’s first deployment during his military career,” according to a news release from the U.S. Army Special Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. His unit was attacked “while on dismounted patrol.” Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/11/18/5348539/army-staff-sergeant-from-keller.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy
  • Pakistan Taliban say chief Mehsud killed in drone strike

    11/01/2013 10:54:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/1/13 | BBC
    The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a drone strike, a high-ranking Taliban official has told the BBC. Mehsud became leader of the Pakistani Taliban in 2009, aged 30, after his predecessor died in a US drone strike.
  • Somalia's al-Shabab commanders 'killed' in strike (Two senior commanders check-out in a Suzuki)

    10/28/2013 12:39:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/28/13 | BBC
    An air strike in southern Somalia has killed two senior commanders of the militant Islamist group, al-Shabab, residents have told the BBC. The strike destroyed the vehicle the militants were travelling in between the towns of Jilib and Barawe, seen as a major base of al-Shabab, they said. The US launched a failed raid in Barawe earlier this month to capture an al-Shabab commander. Al-Shabab is the main al-Qaeda-linked group in East Africa. A Kenyan military source told the BBC their troops had raided Jilib, and that there might have been some casualties. However, correspondents say it is unlikely that...
  • Two BART workers killed by train running during strike [Bay Area Rapid Transit, California]

    10/19/2013 3:15:41 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    sfgate.com / San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Erin Allday and Demian Bulwa
    <p>The two workers, whose names weren't immediately released, died at the scene after they were hit by an eastbound train, sources close to the investigation said.</p>
  • Lesbian Charged With Killing Kennesaw Student During Road Rage Incident

    10/15/2013 4:02:11 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 133 replies
    sandrarose.com ^ | 10/14/2013 | sandrarose
    A 22-year-old Cobb County woman was charged with the shooting death of a Kennesaw student during a road rage incident that is slowly attracting national attention. Kimberly Kilgore, 21, and Sparkles LaShayla Lindsey’s lives couldn’t be more different. The popular Kennesaw State University student loved country and western music, and she took pride in her vast collection of cowboy boots. Lindsey emulated the thug life that was glorified by the rappers she idolized. According to published reports, Lindsey, of Austell, had a criminal record that most rappers would envy. The two women’s lives intersected on a darkened stretch of Shiloh...
  • 2 Mormon missionaries killed in 2 days [makes it a dozen killed this year]

    10/12/2013 3:14:43 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 17 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 11, 2013 | Whitney Evans
    SALT LAKE CITY — An 18-year-old missionary for the LDS Church was killed in Southern California Thursday when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. It was the church's second missionary death in two days. Both missionaries had been in their assigned missions for less than a month. Elder Andrew Edward Page, 18, from Charlotte, N.C., was hit while riding on Newburgh Street in Azusa, Calif., a little after 4 p.m. Thursday, according to Azusa police. He had been in the Mexico City Missionary Training Center for six weeks and had arrived in California about three weeks...
  • Dozens killed as suicide bombers attack Christian worshipers in Pakistan

    09/22/2013 8:03:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sunday, September 22, 6:52 AM | Tim Craig and Haq Nawaz Khan
    Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Christian church in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 72 people and wounding scores of others as they left services. The blast took place outside All Saints Church, which dates to the mid-1800s and is the oldest Christian church in Peshawar. Sunday’s attack occurred around 11 a.m., as more than 600 worshippers were leaving church grounds. According to security officials, the twin bombers detonated near the gate of the church, sending body parts and debris through the air. Sunday’s bombing may be the worst attack against Christians worshippers in Pakistan since...
  • Teen who killed baby in stroller gets life in prison

    09/12/2013 6:02:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/12/13 | By Jeff Black, Staff Writer, NBC News
    An 18-year-old Georgia man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for fatally shooting a baby riding in a stroller during a robbery attempt at a seaside town, a judge ruled Thursday. De’Marquise Elkins, 18, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, The Associated Press reported. Elkins was 17 at the time of the killing and thus too young to face the death penalty under Georgia law. A jury last month found Elkins guilty of two counts of felony murder and a count of murder in the March 21 shooting of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago...
  • 107-year-old man killed in police shootout in Arkansas, authorities say

    09/08/2013 5:50:14 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | September 8, 2013 | Faith Karimi
    (CNN) -- A man who police said was 107 years old was killed in a confrontation with SWAT officers Saturday night. Police were called to a home in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where suspect Monroe Isadore was. "When they arrived, they were able to determine that an aggravated assault had occurred against two people at the residence," Lt. David E. Price, a Pine Bluff police spokesman, said in a statement.
  • U.S. Travel Warning: Al Qaeda-Affiliated Syrian Rebels Have 'Claimed Nearly 600 Attacks;'

    09/01/2013 10:32:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 9/1/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - While President Barack Obama is now asking Congress to authorize him to use military force against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad because that regime used chemical weapons on its own people, the State Department is maintaining a travel warning advising Americans not to travel to Syria because the al-Nusrah Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria--which is particiapting in the rebellion seeking to overthrow Assad--has carried out about 600 attacks in the country since November 2011. These al Qaeda terrorist attacks, according to the State Department, have killed many Syrian civilians. "There is also a threat from...
  • Opposition says as many as 1,300 killed in gas attack near Damascus

    08/21/2013 6:59:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/21/13 | Dominic Evans
    (Reuters) - Syria's opposition accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of gassing many hundreds of people - by one report as many as 1,300 - on Wednesday in what would, if confirmed, be the world's worst chemical weapons attack in decades.
  • Oakland: 12 people shot in less than 24 hours; three killed

    08/18/2013 8:29:18 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 19 replies
    Oakland Tribune | mercurynews.com ^ | 08/18/2013 | Natalie Neysa Alund
    OAKLAND -- Some were attending a birthday party. Others were working at a downtown a hair salon or on their way to a fast-food restaurant. In less than 24 hours over the weekend, 12 people were shot along Oakland streets -- three of them fatally, their deaths marking the city's 63rd, 64th and 65th homicides of the year. As of Sunday evening, investigators had not identified a motive or a suspect in any of the shootings, and none appeared to be connected, police said.
  • Mexico's navy vice admiral killed in ambush

    07/29/2013 3:27:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 7/28/13 | GUSTAVO RUIZ and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON
    MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen ambushed and killed one of Mexico's highest ranking navy officials and the officer escorting him Sunday in the rough western state of Michoacan, authorities said. Two other people were injured in the shooting in an area where a fight between rival drug cartels has caused a new outburst of violence. The state prosecutors' office said the attack on Vice Adm. Carlos Miguel Salazar happened on a dirt road near the town of Churintzio. The motive was unclear, but Salazar is the top navy commander in the neighboring Pacific coastal state of Jalisco. Attacks by Mexican...
  • 2 teens, 2 adults charged in Osceola County shooting deaths

    07/09/2013 3:51:53 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 22 replies
    WESH-TV Orlando ^ | July 9, 2013 | Staff
    Four people have been arrested in connection with two recent fatal shootings in Osceola County and 12 more random shootings, police said. Police officers are still looking for answers Thursday after a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in Kissimmee. Detectives now say a suspicious Fourth of July death is a homicide. According to police, Konrad Schafer, 15, said he used his father's high-powered rifle and killed 17-year-old David Guerrero because it would be "fun and cool." He said David Damus, 20, drove him around as he randomly picked out targets, police said. "To think about the loss of a...
  • American Killed in Clashes in Egypt

    06/29/2013 2:18:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/6/13 | Elad Benari
    An American citizen was killed in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on Friday during clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi, Al-Ahram reported. A total of two people were killed in the city on Friday, the report said, the second victim being an Egyptian man. The American man died from a stab wound to the chest, according to Amin Ezz El-Din, head of Alexandria's security directorate. Ezz El-Din told Al-Ahram that the young American had been taking pictures with his mobile phone near one of the offices of the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which President Morsi...
  • (Live Thread) Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)

    06/28/2013 3:58:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,089 replies
    CBS News ^ | Friday, June 28, 2013
    Egyptian security and medical officials say an American has been killed in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's embattled President Mohammed Morsi. Alexandria security chief Gen. Amin Ezz Eddin told Al-Jazeera TV that an American was killed Friday in Sidi Gabr Square while photographing the battles between opposition youth and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails. A medical official told The Associated Press the American was wounded by gunshots and died at the hospital. SNIP Six Egyptians have been killed in days of clashes ahead of nationwide protests Sunday...
  • Custos of the Holy Land: Fr Fran&#1195;ois Mourad killed by Islamist insurgents in al-Ghassaniyah

    06/26/2013 7:21:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    asia news ^ | 6/25/13 | staff
    Jerusalem (AsiaNews) - "Fr. FranÒ«ois Mourad's killing of is a sad occurrence and a blow to all the friars of the Custody of the Holy Land," said Fr Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land, as he spoke with AsiaNews about the Syrian clergyman who died on Sunday in al-Ghassaniyah, a predominantly Christian village in Jisr al-Shughur District, Idlib province. His funeral was celebrated yesterday in the small village of Kanaieh, a few kilometres from where he was killed. Until yesterday, there were two versions of the murder, the first spoke about a stray bullet, the second of an actual attack...
  • 'Everything ... went wrong' as two Navy divers died

    06/20/2013 11:09:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    The Balitmore Sun, via Stars & Stripes ^ | June 20, 2013 | Matthew Hay Brown
    The dive that claimed the lives of two members of an elite Navy team wasn't the only thing that went wrong that February day at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Super Pond, witnesses testified during a military hearing Wednesday. First, the underwater breathing units that the team took to Aberdeen failed, forcing the divers to change equipment. Then, the first two men into the water had to cut their dive short when the line that tethered them to their boat tangled. That was when Diver 1st Class James Reyher and Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris took their fatal plunge. The standby diver...
  • Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend (The original environmental wacko!)

    04/22/2013 9:56:23 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4-21-2013 | Remy Melina
    April 21, 2013 Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend Remy Melina Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk. A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and '70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia’s head hippie. With his long beard and gap-toothed smile, Einhorn — who nicknamed himself "Unicorn" because his German-Jewish last name...
  • Former Browns LB Reportedly Shot and Killed

    05/19/2013 8:42:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Dawgs by Nature ^ | 5/19/13 | Chris Pokorny
    According to Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan, former Cleveland Browns linebacker David McMillan was shot and killed on Saturday: I should note that as of this post, no local Atlanta newspapers or television stations seem to be reporting the news; the only source so far appears to be Ruiter, so there is a slight chance that the report could be erroneous. If it stands as true, may McMillan rest in piece. UPDATE: Ruiter responded to our question by tweeting to us, "sadly my report is 100% true." McMillan was a 5th round pick by the Browns in 2005 and...
  • Hofstra Student in Home Invasion Was Killed by Police Gunshot: Officials

    05/18/2013 6:40:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 76 replies
    NBCNewYork ^ | 5/18/13 | Pei-Sze Cheng
    The 21-year-old Hofstra student who was killed during a Long Island home invasion was shot dead by a police officer as the gunman had her in a headlock and was trying to drag her out of the house, officials said Saturday. Nassau County Police said at a news conference Andrea Rebello was killed by police, not by the armed gunman who was trying to rob the off-campus house where she was living with her twin sister, Jessica, and several others. Rebello, a Hofstra junior studying public relations, and suspect Dalton Smith, 30, were both shot and killed as he was...
  • 1 bank robbery suspect killed, 2 others arrested, FBI says

    05/11/2013 6:18:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/11/13 | Rosemary Regina Sobol and Robert McCoppin
    FBI agents shot one bank robbery suspect dead and arrested two others at a bank in the small town of Richmond on Friday, investigators said. Federal investigators had been tailing the three men on I-90 and to the bank because they were suspected of previous bank robberies and were thought to be planning another, a source close to the investigation said. FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said the men "had been the subject of an investigation," but declined to elaborate. The shooting occurred at about 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Associated Bank at 10910 N. Main St. in Richmond,...
  • Gunman holed up with four firefighter hostages in Georgia

    04/10/2013 4:55:38 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 55 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 4/10/2013 | Colleen Jenkins and David Beasley; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Steve Orlofsky)
    A gunman was barricaded in a home in Georgia on Wednesday with four firefighters he took as hostages after they responded to what appeared to be a medical emergency call, officials said. The man initially held a fifth firefighter captive in the home, in Suwanee, about 35 miles northeast of Atlanta, but let that person leave to move a fire truck, police and fire officials said. Officials were not releasing details about what happened inside the house or a possible motive but said the hostages did not appear to have been harmed.
  • Terrorist Killed After Throwing Firebomb at IDF Soldiers

    04/03/2013 2:36:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/4/13 | Elad Benari
    IDF soldiers opened fire on Wednesday night at two terrorists who approached an IDF position near the community of Einav in northern Samaria. As the two terrorists approached the soldiers, they hurled a firebomb at them. The soldiers returned fire, killing one terrorist and wounding the other. PA officials told AFP that the killed terrorist was a 16-year-old teen, identified as Amer Nassar. The latest attack comes after two days of unrest in Judea and Samaria, as Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted over the death of an elderly terrorist who was serving time in an Israeli jail. The terrorist, 64-year-old Maissara...
  • Author of "American Sniper" among the dead at Rough Creek (CHRIS KYLE MURDERED!)

    02/02/2013 7:01:42 PM PST · by hawkeye101 · 328 replies
    A former Tarleton State University student who wrote the best-selling book, "American Sniper," was one of two victims shot and killed at Rough Creek Lodge late Saturday afternoon. Chris Kyle and a friend were found dead at Rough Creek's shooting range.
  • Doctor shot dead by patient during exam

    01/29/2013 9:31:02 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 35 replies
    AP ^ | January 29, 2013 | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER
    <p>NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A doctor was fatally shot in an examination room of an Orange County medical office, and the man who police believe shot him was taken into custody in the same room without a struggle, authorities said.</p>
  • Brazil nightclub fire likely killed more than 200: police

    01/27/2013 3:57:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2013
    -excerpt- Major Gerson da Rosa Ferreira, overseeing rescue efforts at the scene for the military police, told reporters that 159 bodies had already been identified and removed from the nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria.
  • Report: 34 hostages and 15 kidnappers killed (Algerian airstrike)

    01/17/2013 6:38:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/17/13
    NOUAKCHOTT — Thirty-four hostages and 15 of their al-Qaida-linked kidnappers were killed Thursday in an air strike by the Algerian armed forces, Mauritania's ANI news agency reported, citing one of the kidnappers holding captives at a desert gas field. It was not immediately possible to independently verify the information from the agency, which has close contact with the group that has claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping, reportedly in retaliation for France's military intervention in neighboring Mali. ANI reported that the spokesman for the kidnappers said they would kill the rest of their captives if the army approached. A local...