Armed man with ties to radical Islamic takes hostages at French bank, police say

A man who authorities believe has ties to radical Islam entered a bank in France Tuesday armed with a revolver and took at least six people hostage. The incident unfolded around 5 p.m. local time in the port city of Le Havre and authorities quickly blocked off the area, police said. BRED bank on Boulevard […]

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Second Person Used Covid Relief Money to Buy a Lamborghini, Prosecutors Say

ImageA Lamborghini Urus at a car show in Frankfurt in 2019. The authorities say a Texas man spent $233,337.60 on a Urus using pandemic relief money.Credit…Sascha Steinbach/EPA, via Shutterstock A Texas man this week became the second person in less than two weeks to be accused by federal prosecutors of using Covid-19 relief money to buy […]

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California man abducted by Iran while traveling through Dubai, family claims

A California man is believed to have been abducted by Iranian authorities while traveling through Dubai, his family told the Associated Press this week. Jamshid Shamahd, 65, has long been accused by Iran of plotting a 2008 mosque attack that left 14 people dead and injured hundreds, as a member of a small militant unit […]

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Helicopter crashes into Tennessee River; 1 dead, 3 saved

Authorities say one person has died after a helicopter crashed into the Tennessee River By The Associated Press August 4, 2020, 12:36 PM 2 min read KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — One person was killed when a helicopter crashed into the Tennessee River on Monday night, authorities said. Three others escaped the wreckage and were rescued by […]

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In Spain and the Netherlands, scientists examine coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms

Authorities have killed more than 1 million minks at breeding farms in Spain and the Netherlands as a precaution after outbreaks of the coronavirus were discovered there. The outbreaks among the minks on farms in both countries likely started with infected workers, although officials aren’t certain. But it also is “plausible” that some workers later […]

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Mexico Seizes Crime Boss El Marro, Under Pressure to Cut Violence

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican federal authorities captured José Antonio Yépez, the criminal boss known as El Marro, on Sunday, landing a major blow against a cartel whose struggle for control helped spur record violence in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. After his arrest in an early-morning raid, low-resolution photographs of his capture were […]

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Tainted alcohol in India kills dozens, spurring authorities to conduct over 100 raids

Authorities in northern India carried out over 100 raids on Saturday after dozens have died in recent days due to tainted alcohol, according to officials. Since Wednesday, at least 86 people have died after drinking illegally produced alcohol in India’s northern Punjab state. “After I drank it, I was not able to see properly and […]

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Debate begins for who’s first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision. “Not everybody’s going to like the answer,” Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, recently told one […]

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Thousands gather for ‘end of the pandemic’ protest in Berlin, ignore coronavirus safety measures

Thousands gathered in Berlin on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions as authorities raise concerns about a rise in new infections. MATT SCHLAPP ACCUSES FAUCI OF ‘PLAYING INTO THE POLITICS’ OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC The demonstration, called “The end of the pandemic – freedom day,” drew people from various parts of Germany after weeks of planning. Police used […]

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Oklahoma murder suspect escapes 12th floor cell using sheets

Authorities say they’re seeking an escapee from the Oklahoma County jail in Oklahoma City who used sheets tied together to climb down the outside of the building from a 12th floor cell By The Associated Press July 31, 2020, 4:48 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article OKLAHOMA CITY — A […]

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Chinese scientist arrested after seeking medical care

Records show a Chinese scientist charged with visa fraud after U.S. authorities said she concealed her military ties was arrested after she left the Chinese consulate in San Francisco to seek medical care By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press July 31, 2020, 2:04 AM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAN […]

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Volunteer arrest in fire at Arizona Democratic headquarters

Authorities on Wednesday announced an arrest in an arson fire that destroyed much of the Arizona and Maricopa County Democratic Party headquarters. Phoenix police said 29-year-old Matthew Egler was booked on one count of arson of an occupied structure. In charging documents obtained by KPNX-TV in Phoenix, police said Egler has been a volunteer for […]

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U.N. Panel Takes Aim at Heavy-Handed Police Tactics at Protests

GENEVA — Law-enforcement authorities are obligated to protect and facilitate peaceful demonstrations, an influential United Nations human rights panel said on Wednesday, challenging tactics the police have used against anti-racism protests in American cities and around the world. The international treaty governing civil and political rights requires states to allow peaceful demonstrations, not to block […]

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Malta says 65 migrants rescued at sea test positive for coronavirus

Maltese authorities say 65 migrants rescued at sea Sunday have tested positive for the coronavirus, and that it is waiting for results on nine others. The migrants were among 94 who were adrift in the Mediterranean Sea for more than 30 hours before Maltese authorities rescued them under intense pressure from aid groups. The results of […]

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Chinese authorities take control of US consulate in Chengdu

Chinese authorities have taken control of the former U.S. consulate in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu after it was ordered closed amid rising tensions between the global powers By SAM McNEIL Associated Press July 27, 2020, 4:40 AM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHENGDU, China — Chinese authorities took […]

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Video and 911 audio released in Indiana police dog mauling

Authorities have released additional police video footage and 911 audio in the May arrest of a Black northwestern Indiana man who was mauled by a police dog while being arrested for suspected battery By The Associated Press July 26, 2020, 7:14 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LAFAYETTE, Ind — […]

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Portland protesters breach fence around federal courthouse

Authorities declared a riot early Sunday in Portland, Oregon, where protesters breached a fence surrounding the city’s federal courthouse building where U.S. agents have been stationed. Police described via Twitter the “violent conduct of people downtown” as creating a “grave risk of public alarm.” Police demanded people leave the area surrounding the courthouse, around 1:20 […]

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Seattle Protests: Fires and Pepper Spray as Thousands March Through City

SEATTLE — After weeks of escalating confrontations between protesters and federal authorities in Portland, Ore., a crowd of about 2,000 people mobilized in Seattle on Saturday, marching through the streets and clashing with the police. Three police officers were injured, including one who was hospitalized with a leg injury caused by an explosive, and 25 […]

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Small plane crashes into Utah neighborhood; multiple injured

Authorities say multiple people were injured when a small airplane crashed in a suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood on Saturday By The Associated Press July 25, 2020, 11:36 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WEST JORDAN, Utah — Multiple people were injured when a small airplane crashed in a Salt […]

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Officials: Men’s rights lawyer killed attorney in California

Authorities believe a men’s rights lawyer shot and killed a fellow attorney in California in the days before he attacked a federal judge’s family in New Jersey and committed suicide, officials announced Friday. Roy Den Hollander, 72, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 20, the day after the ambush shooting that […]

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Ex-ComEd lobbyist, implicated in bribery scheme, ‘endorsed’ Pritzker picks to run tollway

Former ComEd lobbyist John Hooker, who federal authorities say was part of a bribery scheme benefiting Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan. | Rich Hein / Sun-Times file Governor relied on advice of a group including John Hooker, who’s worked closely with House Speaker Michael J. Madigan for decades, in picking top tollway leaders. The […]

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North Carolina professor found dead weeks after backlash

Authorities have discovered the body of a North Carolina professor who recently announced his retirement amid backlash over his comments on social media By The Associated Press July 24, 2020, 2:55 AM 2 min read WILMINGTON, N.C. — Authorities on Thursday discovered the body of a white North Carolina professor who recently announced his retirement […]

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Man charged with 1973 killing of California girl dies

Authorities say a Colorado man charged with strangling an 11-year-old California girl in 1973 has died at an Orange County hospital By The Associated Press July 23, 2020, 1:10 AM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Colorado man charged with strangling an 11-year-old California girl in […]

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Hunt for missing 2-year-old leads police in Mexican city to 23 abducted kids, 3 women arrested

Police searching for a 2-year-old boy who went missing from a marketplace in southern Mexico led authorities to a house where 23 abducted children were being kept and forced to sell trinkets in the street. The children were being kept in squalid conditions and physically and psychologically abused and manipulated to sell handcrafted carvings and […]

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Officers fatally shoot SUV passenger in Oklahoma City

Authorities say two sheriff’s deputies and an Oklahoma City police officer opened fire on an SUV passenger during a traffic stop, killing him, after they say the man pointed a gun at them By The Associated Press July 22, 2020, 4:46 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article OKLAHOMA CITY — […]

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