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Homeless family of 4 found dead in parked van in California

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 21:19

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A homeless couple and their two young children, all dressed for bed, were found dead from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a parked van that had its windows covered with blankets and a shade to block out the light outside a Southern California strip mall, police said Friday.

Georgia Ski Lift Malfunction Hurls People Into Air, Injuring 11

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:49

A chairlift at a ski resort in the country of Georgia malfunctioned on Friday,

Court Just Found Black Victim Of White Supremacist Assault Not Guilty Of... Assault

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:58

Anti-racist protester DeAndre Harris, who was brutally beaten by a group of

'Doors off' chopper flights restricted after deadly NYC crash

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:53

U.S. authorities ordered an end on Friday to so-called "doors off" helicopter rides unless passengers are equipped with quick-release restraints, following a crash in New York City last week that killed five people. The agency said it also will conduct a "top to bottom review" of its rules governing such flights to examine any potential misapplication that could create safety gaps for passengers. The pilot survived but all five passengers were killed on Sunday evening when a Eurocopter AS350 plunged into New York City's East River while on a private "photo shoot" charter.

Palestinian ramming attack kills 2 Israeli soldiers in West Bank: military

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:56

By Ali Samudi JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian motorist rammed and killed two Israeli soldiers and wounded two others in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Israeli military said. The army said the driver was a "terrorist" who ran over soldiers who were securing routes near the Jewish settlement of Mevo Dotan, west of the Palestinian town of Jenin. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, said on Twitter that an "officer and soldier were killed and two soldiers were injured in a car-ramming attack," and that the attack was "deliberate".

FIU Bridge Collapse: Student Richard Humble Seen Making Panicked Call to Mother

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:25

After the bridge came down Thursday, Lourdes Humble got the call every parent dreads.

Man in car killed by boulder dropped from Pasadena overpass onto 134 Freeway

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:12

Christopher Lopez, 23, was killed when a boulder crashed through the windshield of the car he was riding in with his family in Pasadena.

The New 'Infinity War' Trailer Is Here, Now Set Your Faces To Stunned

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:53

Marvel hinted at, and then promised us, a new "Avengers: Infinity War" trailer

German interior minister declares 'Islam does not belong' in the country

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:31

Angela Merkel’s new government got off to a rocky start on Friday as the chancellor and her interior minister clashed publicly over the role of Islam in Germany society. Horst Seehofer, who became interior minister this week under a coalition deal, used his first interview since taking office to declare “Islam does not belong in Germany”. Mrs Merkel lost no time in slapping down the minister, telling a press conference: “Muslims are also part of Germany, and so their religion is just as much a part of Germany”. Mr Seehofer’s controversial remarks echoed last year’s election slogans from the nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD), which campaigned on an anti-Muslim platform. But they were most clearly aimed as a broadside against Mrs Merkel, who famously  declared “Islam belongs in Germany” in a 2015 press conference after opening the country’s borders to over 1 million asylum-seekers.  “Islam does not belong in Germany,” Mr Seehofer told Bild newspaper. “Germany is shaped by Christianity. That means not working on Sundays and celebrating religious holidays such as Easter, Pentecost and Christmas.  Horst Seehofer talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the German parliament in Berlin Credit: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber “Of course the Muslims who live with us belong in Germany. But that doesn’t mean we should give up our national traditions and customs.”  The leader of Mrs Merkel’s Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), Mr Seehofer was the leading opponent of her refugee policy and the dispute almost ended the longstanding alliance between the two parties. But they patched up their differences ahead of last year’s election and Mr Seehofer was given control of migration and asylum policy as interior minister under the new coalition deal. His remarks on Friday suggest he is ready to reopen the feud in government. Mrs Merkel responded angrily to Mr Seehofer’s comments. “We want an Islam based on the constitution and compliant with constitutional law,” she said on a visit to Paris. “I think we must do everything we can to allow religions to live together in peace.” Mr Seehofer also came under attack from Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the chairman of Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrat party (CDU) who is widely seen as her chosen successor. Profile | Angela Merkel “Freedom of religion undoubtedly belongs in Germany, just as the Muslims in Germany, together with their faith, belong in our country,” Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer said. More than 4 million Muslims live in Germany, 1.9 million of whom are German citizens. More than 60 per cent are of Turkish heritage and were living in Germany long before Mrs Merkel’s decision to open the borders to asylum-seekers. Mr Seehofer later sought to clarify his remarks. “Our country Germany has been shaped by Christianity for centuries. That's why it’s wrong to say Islam belongs in Germany, ” he said.  “Of course we have tolerance and respect for other religious communities. And of course the Muslims living in Germany belong in Germany.” It was Wolfgang Schäuble, the former finance minister and current speaker of the German parliament, who first declared in 2006 that “Islam is part of Germany and Europe”. The phrase at the centre of the dispute,“Islam belongs in Germany” was first coined in 2010 by Christian Wulff, the Germna president at the time, and later taken up by Mrs Merkel.

Pro-Trump Candidate Attacks Mexicans With Video Of Migrants In Morocco

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:28

Ohio GOP congressional candidate Christina Hagan is using dramatic video

Hillary Clinton treated at India hospital after suffering minor injury

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:57

Hillary Clinton required brief medical attention this week after suffering a

Haley Anderson Case: Police Report Details Murdered Student's Complaint About Suspect Before Her Death

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 08:21

Binghamton police have released the report made after a call Haley Anderson made regarding Orlando Tercero.

Family forced off Southwest flight after witness says child got nervous on plane

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:17

A family was forced off a Southwest Airlines flight after a witness says the child got nervous riding on a plane.

My Lai massacre photographer laments US 'carnage' fifty years on

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:43

Fifty years after taking photos of an American massacre of Vietnamese villagers, a former US army photographer said he is sorry for the "carnage" his countrymen unleashed in one the war's worst atrocities. Ronald Haeberle told AFP he started snapping instinctively, capturing the chilling photos that would later expose the full extent of the My Lai massacre: 504 Vietnamese dead in a single day, mostly unarmed women, children and older men. "I wanted to remember what was happening there, I wanted to capture a moment in time, and I did," he told AFP while touring the My Lai massacre museum in the village on Friday, the 50th anniversary of the killings.

British Labour leader warns of rushing into new Cold War without full evidence

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 04:07

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned on Friday against rushing into a new Cold War with Russia before full evidence of Moscow's culpability in a military-grade nerve toxin attack on a former double agent is proven. Prime Minister Theresa May said Russia was behind the Novichok nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russian military intelligence who betrayed dozens of Russian agents to Britain. After the first known offensive use of such a weapon on European soil since World War Two, May gave 23 Russians who she said were spies working under diplomatic cover at the London embassy a week to leave.

Edward Snowden Takes On Liz Cheney Over Torture Links To Trump's Pick For CIA

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:29

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has jumped into the fray

Grand jury indicts 4 in death of university frat pledge

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 23:05

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A grand jury indicted four people Thursday in the death of a Louisiana State University student whose blood-alcohol content was more than six times the legal limit for driving after fraternity members allegedly subjected him to a hazing ritual.

Couple in US illegally killed speeding away from agents

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 21:05

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A husband and wife in the country illegally were fleeing U.S. immigration officials in a rural California farm town when they lost control of their vehicle and crashed into a power pole, killing the couple with six children, police said.