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View full sizeMarc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, is scheduled to kick off Monday in Cleveland the organization’s campaign aimed at lowering the black unemployment rate, which is often double the overall rate. He is shown here in 2009 at the City Club of Cleveland.Lonnie Timmons…
Nineteen people were hurt in a shooting at a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans, police said, as the mayor called for an end to “relentless” violence on the streets of the southeastern US city. Those wounded by the eruption of gunfire in the early afternoon attack included 17 adults and two 10-year…
After going missing more than 10 years ago, Amanda Berry shouted to a man from a house on Monday. May 7, 2013 1 Photo Most and least-fit states in the U.S. A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control highlights adult fitness levels based on participation in aerobic and muscle-building…
PHOENIX – The Jodi Arias murder trial has drawn international attention for its graphic tales of sex and lies. The following is a timeline of some key events in the case: – September 2006: Arias and Travis Alexander meet at a work convention in Las Vegas and quickly enter into a stormy long-distance…
Thirty-eight people, mostly psychiatric patients, were killed Friday in a fire that ravaged a hospital in the Moscow region, suffocating the victims as they slept behind barred windows. The deadly blaze raised new questions about security standards at Russia’s medical institutions, in particular psychiatric…
Boston Police say a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead. Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (JOH’-kahr tsahr-NY’-ev) was in custody. His brother…
2205 GMT: Ryan Durkin, who works in a building about a block from the marathon finish line, tells AFP that at first he thought there had been a car crash or a gas line blast. “I heard a car crash or something and moved to the window to see what it was and that’s when I heard a second explosion. I immediately…
Three Marines have been killed at a US marine base in Virginia after a suspected gunman opened fire on two others before killing himself.
The first victim was shot at Marine Base Quantico at about 11pm local time on Thursday, leading to a standoff between authorities and the suspect, said base spokesman Lt Agustin Solivan.
The Associated Press reported that authorities entered the barracks where the suspect had barricaded himself after the first victim was shot.
Upon entering the authorities found the suspect dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, along with a second victim. Solivan could not say what prompted authorities to enter the barracks.
The base lockdown was lifted just before 3 a.m. on Friday.
This is a developing story.
The shootings comes days after seven U.S. Marines were killed in a mortar explosion at an Army munitions depot in Nevada during a live-fire training exercise.
In that incident on Monday, a lightweight mortar exploded prematurely in its firing tube, killing the Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, who had been undergoing mountain warfare training, and wounding eight other service members.
It prompted the Marines to order a blanket suspension of the use of 60mm mortars pending a review.
Reuters contributed to this report.
The night before Governor John Hickenlooper planned to sign Colorado’s toughest gun laws in a decade, his prisons director Tom Clements was shot dead as he answered the door of his home, Lt. Jeff Kramer, of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said earlier today.
“There is no evidence of a home invasion,” The Denver Post quoted Lieutenant Jeff Kramer, a spokesman for the El Paso County sheriff’s office, as saying. “We know of his position and realize that it is a possible motive for a crime such as this,” Kramer told the newspaper.
A family member called 911 to report the shooting and officers found Clements, 58, dead. Search dogs have been called in to comb through a wooded area around Clements’ home, and authorities were going house to house trying to find out what neighbors heard and saw.
Clements was 58. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, and their two daughters.
Researchers said Sunday they had, for the first time, cured a baby born with HIV — a development that could help improve treatment of babies infected at birth. There is an important technical nuance: researchers insist on calling it a “functional cure” rather than a complete cure. That is because…
Guatemalan authorities said they had no proof that a clash between traffickers that was rumored to have killed Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had actually taken place. Earlier officials said they were investigating whether Guzman, Mexico’s most wanted man, had been killed in…
A shooting and car crash right out of a gangster movie happened just off the Las Vegas strip today leaving 3 people dead, including rapper Kenny Clutch according to Las Vegas police.
It started around 4:20 a.m. with a dispute in the valet lot of the Aria Hotel. Investigators haven’t confirmed the cause of the altercation, but said it spilled onto the street as someone in a black Range Rover Sport fired several shots at Clutch’s Maserati as it headed north on Las Vegas
When the driver was hit, the Maserati continued into the intersection of the boulevard and Flamingo Road and collided with a taxi, which caught fire. The sports car’s driver, the cab driver and a passenger in the taxi all died; a passenger in the Maserati and three other people in the resulting pileup were hurt, officials said. Adding that the “top priority” for police is to find the Range Rover.
The Range Rover had an out-of-state dealer plate, tinted windows and large, black rims, Las Vegas Police Sgt. John Sheahan added.
CNN contributed to this report.
Three sisters, ages 6, 9 and 11 were raped and killed and western India police officials did absolutely nothing for days according to La Prensa.
The young girls bodies were reportedly “thrown into a well” last week in the western Indian state of Maharastra, a senior police officer told the news outlet.
According to a police report, the sisters disappeared after leaving their school. The well in which the three sisters were found two days later was only half a kilometer, or a third of a mile, from their house. Police officer Arti Singh stated that “The three (girls) were raped before being murdered.”
The grandfather of the three killed young girls told NDTV television that “the girls were lured with food,” by unknown abductors.
India’s police initially said that the rape and killing of the three young girls was “an accident” and it was not until the mother of the three girls began to protest, that the case was taken seriously by officials.
“It is unacceptable. All of us have to hang our heads in shame,” Minister Patel said.
In response to the mother’s protest, the central government has now involved state investigators in the case and has asked to be informed about any new developments in the rape and killing of the three young sisters. By now, the manhunt conducted by the police consists of five teams who are searching for the murderers.
IBN contributed to this report.
How Hitler helped make Hollywood (via GlobalPost)
This weekâs Berlin Film Festival celebrates German film in exile. Siobhan Dowling BERLIN, Germany â Two months after Adolf Hitlerâs appointment as German chancellor in 1933, Jews working in Germanyâs groundbreaking film industry were warned there would be no place for them under…
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Officials are now confirming that Christopher Dorner is in fact dead.
Updated @ 6:58pm PST
Fire engulfs cabin where Dorner believed to be; deputy killed in shootout
- Person believed to be renegade ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner killed deputy, wounded another in shootout at southern California cabin Tuesday, authorities say
- Hours later, sources say, police assaulted cabin, which caught fire; we’re awaiting details
- Police: Encounter came after suspect stole vehicle, exchanged gunfire with game warden, and then fled to cabin in San Bernardino National Forest
- Dorner, alleged to be targeting police officers for his 2008 dismissal, is suspect in three other killings
One of the deputies involved in a gun battle Tuesday afternoon with fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner has died of his wounds, law enforcement sources told The Times.
The San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sources.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Christopher Dorner was engaged in a shootout with federal authorities in the Big Bear area this afternoon.
The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car, the source said.
A second source said there was an active crime scene but did not have details.
ABC is reporting a man resembling Dorner has barricaded his self in a Big Bear cabin.
Police have sealed all roads going into the area and imposed a no-fly zone above the cabin, in a wooded area that has received several inches of snow in recent days.
Four Big Bear area schools have also been placed on lock down.
Officers have crisscrossed California pursuing tips about Dorner’s possible whereabouts and serving warrants at homes in Las Vegas and Point Loma.
Dorner faces capital murder charges that involve the killing of Riverside police officer Michael Crain, who was gunned down in an ambush last Thursday. A capital murder charge could result in the death penalty if convicted.
News Source: LA Times & AP contributed to this report.
First lady hosts gay, wounded warrior, illegal student (via AFP)
An undocumented immigrant, a gay federal employee, victims of gun violence and Apple’s chief executive will sit Tuesday with the first lady when President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech. Michelle Obama will also be joined by wounded warriors, teenage science wizards and health…