Daily Archives: April 11, 2018

DC police officer defends partner who killed motorcyclist

A police officer defended his partner’s decision to shoot a black motorcyclist in Washington, D.C., and said that he believed the man drove directly at his partner. Continue reading

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Anti-extremism efforts falter 5 years after Boston bombing

Five years after two brothers who had been living in America for about a decade bombed the Boston Marathon, federally funded community programs to prevent attacks by homegrown extremists are barely underway and face an uncertain future. Continue reading

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Beef over a Slim Jim prompts gas station owner to shoot customer, cops say

Police were investigating a shooting at a Houston gas station on Wednesday where the owner allegedly shot a customer during an argument over a Slim Jim beef snack. Continue reading

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Florida school shooter wants victims to have his inheritance

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz wants to donate his inheritance to victims of the massacre and help “heal the community.” Continue reading

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The Latest: Toll rises in Taliban attack in Ghazni province

The Latest on a Taliban attack in Afghanistan (all times local): 9 a.m. Continue reading

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Ohio brothers admit to giving money to al-Qaida leader

Two brothers accused of sending money to an al-Qaida leader are due in court in Ohio for change-of-plea hearings. Continue reading

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Sarah Hart sent text days before discovery of SUV cliff plunge, friend says

One of the Hart moms who died when an SUV fatally plunged off a Northern California cliff last month had sent a text two days before the crash was discovered, saying she was so sick she might need to go to a hospital, 911 call records from Washington s… Continue reading

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Kentucky school wins $150K for device that picks up needles

A Kentucky middle school has won a nationwide competition for creating a device that can safely pick up used needles and other drug paraphernalia. Continue reading

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Detroit Tigers pitcher hit in jaw says previous surgery helped minimize damage

Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann left Wednesday night’s game against Cleveland after just two batters after being hit in the face by a line drive. Continue reading

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Carter to Trump: shun military action, keep country at peace

Expressing pride in his own record of peace, former President Jimmy Carter warned that President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving Syria or other world hot spots and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs. Continue reading

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Police: Taliban attack Afghan district compound, killing 6

Police say Taliban fighters attacked a district compound in central Afghanistan overnight, killing at least six government security forces in several hours of fighting. Continue reading

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Family of man killed in Tesla car crash hires law firm

The family of the Apple engineer who died in a Tesla car crash last month reportedly has hired a law firm to “explore legal options,” after believing that the carmaker’s faulty technology is what led to his death. Continue reading

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Fallen Chinese political star stands trial for bribery

Former Chinese political high-flyer Sun Zhengcai is standing trial for bribery in eastern China, making him one of the highest-level officials to be prosecuted in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign. Continue reading

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Biblical prophecy claims the Rapture is coming April 23, numerologist says

Is The Rapture finally here? Continue reading

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Jury acquits three in Waffle House sex tape trial, report says

A female housekeeper and two lawyers she had previously hired were reportedly found not guilty in Georgia on Wednesday after being accused of making an illegal sex tape between the woman and Waffle House chairman Joe Rogers Jr. Continue reading

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Missouri Gov. Greitens fights accusations of violent nonconsensual ‘sexy workout’

A woman who had an affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in 2015 told lawmakers that he spanked, slapped, grabbed and shoved her during a series of sexual encounters — some of which were nonconsensual, according to an official report released Wednes… Continue reading

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California dad decked man who allegedly tried to kidnap his daughter, 3, report says

A father at a park 33 miles northeast of Sacramento, California, decked a man Saturday evening for allegedly trying to kidnap his three-year-old daughter, the Sacramento Bee reported. Continue reading

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Argentina cops who claimed mice ate missing marijuana are fired, report says

Eight police officers in Argentina, including a former town police commissioner, have been dismissed from their posts after four of them claimed that more than half a ton of missing marijuana was carried off by mice, The Guardian reported Wednesday. Continue reading

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Friend: Mom sent 3 a.m. text days before SUV cliff crash

One of the mothers who died when an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff sent a text two days before the wreckage was discovered, saying she was so sick she might have to go to a hospital, according to 911 call records from Washington state. Continue reading

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Expensive stash of cocaine spotted inside liquor bottle at JFK Airport

U.S. Customs agents discovered the illicit drugs Sunday. Continue reading

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