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Police: Suicidal man kills wife, her parents, self at home

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 05:08

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A man who expressed thoughts about suicide and was briefly hospitalized returned to a home and fatally shot his wife, her father and her stepmother before killing himself, police said.


New Jersey police investigated after punching woman in the head during arrest

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 03:34

Police officers have been reassigned to administrative duty amid an investigation into a video posted online showing an officer punching a woman on a beach in New Jersey. Wildwood police said on their Facebook page that 20-year-old Emily Weinman, of Philadelphia, faces several charges, including two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Video of Saturday's incident shows an officer striking the woman's head twice as she's down on the sand. Voices are heard yelling "stop resisting," though it's unclear who was talking. The video doesn't show what led to the confrontation. Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto said he finds the video "alarming" but doesn't want to "rush to any judgment" until the investigation is complete. Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr told The Philadelphia Inquirer that the episode was a "shame," but said police would soon release body camera footage showing officers being insulted and spat upon. Weinman is also charged with spitting at an officer. The police officer was filmed on New Jersey beach Credit: @HewittLexy "It wasn't just that this officer decided to beat her up," he said. "That wasn't the case." Troiano declined comment on the use of force, saying he didn't know the whole story, but added: "We don't like to see anyone get hit, period. But then again, when you have someone who's aggressively attacking you or spitting at you . I wasn't there. I don't know." He also expressed frustration at the amount of underage drinking, saying no one is allowed to drink in public or on the beach in Wildwood unless they are attending an event that has received a permit to allow drinking. Wildwood police asked anyone who was present and has video of the altercation to come forward to help their internal affairs investigation, in which Cape May County officers will also be assisting. A listed phone number for Weinman wasn't immediately found. 


Nigeria to cut age limits for political candidates

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 03:06

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he would approve a new law to reduce the age limit for political office, raising the prospect of younger candidates at next year's general election. It reduces the minimum age for presidential candidates from 40 to 35, and state governors and senators from 35 to 30. More than half of Nigeria's estimated 180 million people are under 30.


A Senior North Korean Official Is Reportedly Heading to the United States

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 01:43

In Beijing, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported that senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol planned to head to the United States, potentially for more talks to set up the summit.


The Latest: Girl seriously wounded in school attack improves

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 01:25

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a science teacher shot while tackling an armed student in Indiana (all times local):


The Bachelorette Premiere Recap: After Arie, Becca Looks for Love

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 00:27

After being dumped by Arie, Becca Kufrin finds herself in the driver's seat


GOP Congressman Abandons Re-election Bid Due To Alcoholism

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 22:45

A Virginia congressman announced Monday that he will end his bid for re-


Florida Cop In Trouble After Wishing Car Accident On Gun Violence Protest

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 22:40

A Florida police officer could face disciplinary action after he said on


Roman Abramovich becomes an Israeli citizen a month after his UK visa was delayed

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 20:50

Roman Abramovish has become an Israeli citizen a month after the UK delayed renewing his visa in a move that could allow him to return without one. The Chelsea FC owner, who is Jewish, exercised his right under Israel’s Law of Return, which states that Jews from anywhere in the world can become citizens of Israel. The oligarch, worth an estimated £8.6 billion, instantly became Israel’s wealthiest person after receiving his citizenship yesterday.  The 51-year-old had been travelling in and out of the UK for years on a Tier-1 investor visa, designed for wealthy foreigners who invest at least £2 million in Britain. He applied to renew the visa in April but did not immediately receive approval from the Home Office amid diplomatic tension between London and Moscow. It is unclear if the UK decided to reject his application permanently but a source familiar with the matter told The Daily Telegraph that the renewal process seemed to be taking an unusually long time. Amber Rudd ordered a review of the visa status of wealthy Russians after the Salisbury nerve agent attack Credit:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images Europe Mr Abramovich is believed to have returned to Russia after his visa expired. He did not attend Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup at Wembley on May 19. Israeli passport holders can travel to Britain without a visa for short periods of time, and can stay as long as six months. Russians must apply for a visa from the British Embassy in Moscow if they wish to travel to Britain. Mr Abramovich's decision comes after the Government suggested it would take a harder line on Russian oligarchs in Britain following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March. Q&A | Roman Abramovich’s visa His private G650 jet touched down at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport on Monday and he was immediately granted Israeli citizenship.  A spokesman for the Israeli interior ministry said he applied at the Israeli embassy in Moscow and was found eligible for citizenship after proving his Jewish heritage.  “He filed a request to receive an immigration permit, his documents were checked according to the Law of Return, and he was indeed found eligible,” the spokesman told Israel’s Channel 10 news.  Mr Abramovich previously purchased a £17.1 mansion in Tel Aviv’s upmarket Neve Tzedek neighbourhood. The house was a former hotel and Mr Abramovich bought it from the husband of Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who starred in Wonderwoman. 


Hero teacher who stopped shooter says he had to save students

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 20:28

An American teacher who was shot while tackling and disarming a student inside his classroom said on Monday that his swift decisions "were the only acceptable actions" to save his seventh-grade students. Jason Seaman, speaking publicly for the first time since the shooting in suburban Indianapolis on Friday, thanked the local community for its support and stressed that he wanted the focus to be on the other person shot during the incident: 13-year-old student Ella Whistler, who was seriously wounded. "Her courage and strength at such a young age is nothing short of remarkable," Mr Seaman said during a news conference at the school district's administrative building. "We all should continue to keep her in our minds as she continues to recover." School officials said Ella was improving and making progress while recovering at an Indianapolis hospital. Her family has said she was in critical but stable condition following the shooting, though no other details about her injuries have been released. Mr Seaman is credited with stopping an armed student who entered his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School. Witnesses said the 29-year-old former college football player ran toward bullets as he tackled the student. The teacher was shot three times, according to his brother. Students and staff after being evacuated from Noblesville West Middle School Credit: Getty Images North America "I want to make it clear that my actions on that day, in my mind, were the only acceptable actions I could have done given the circumstances," Mr Seaman said on Monday. "I deeply care for my students and their well-being. That is why I did what I did that day." Mr Seaman, who was released from the hospital on Saturday, didn't appear to show any pain or other sign of his injuries during the news conference. He spoke for just a few minutes and declined to answer questions from reporters. Friends of hero Jason Seaman @SeamanNWMS are here showing their support for his first press conference. #NobStrongpic.twitter.com/b9iKcCxEKs— Frank Young (@FY3TV) May 28, 2018 He wore a white T-shirt emblazoned with the message: "#NOBStrong. You are the reason I teach." His shirt also showed the wounded student's initials, EW. Police have said the shooter was quickly arrested following the shooting and didn't appear to be injured. His name hasn't been released. In brief | Worst US mass shootings "We're so grateful for Jason's quick and brave actions," Noblesville Schools Superintendent Beth Niedermeyer said during the news conference. "He put his own life in danger for his students. That alone tells you about his character and his big heart."  


France's 'Spiderman' joins fire brigade as citizenship awaits

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 20:02

Mamoudou Gassama, the 22-year-old Malian "Spiderman" feted for saving a child hanging from a balcony, took his first step toward French citizenship Tuesday and joined the fire brigade as accolades continued to pour in over his daring rescue. Video footage of Gassama scaling four storeys of the building with his bare hands has catapulted the young man to global fame, and earned him the promise of citizenship from President Emmanuel Macron. Wearing white sweatpants and a black cap, the hero of a rescue video viewed by millions of people appeared slightly overwhelmed by the media furore as he filed his application for legal residency in the Paris suburb of Bobigny.


Nicaragua protests erode pillars of support for Ortega

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 19:13

By Delphine Schrank MANAGUA (Reuters) - A thuggish response to weeks of protests has eroded carefully constructed pillars of support in the Church, military and business world for Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, emboldening calls for the ouster of the former Marxist guerrilla who has dominated politics for decades. More than a month after changes to the Central American nation's social security system triggered student-led protests, indignation at a brutal crackdown in which at least 77 people have been killed and over 800 wounded has morphed into a daily challenge to Ortega's rule. Protesters demand he step down, while regional diplomatic body the Organization of American States said last week he should hold early elections.


Republicans Who Thought North Korea Summit Would Save Election Now Rebooting

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 17:55

WASHINGTON ― While President Donald Trump may have seen a successful summit


Student seen walking to catch bus to graduation in viral photo given car by radio host

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 16:57

Thousands of messages praising the determination of Corey Patrick came in from across the US after a local bus driver DeJuanna Beasely posted photos of the teenager to Facebook. Patrick, a graduate of Tarrant High School, had been making the same 90-minute journey all the way through his final year after his family - who do not own a car - moved out of the area.


Elections Since Trump Suggest Democratic Base Energized for 2018

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 16:07

Maddow talks with Kornacki about Democratic special election victories since the 2016 election, as well as significant shifts toward Democrats where Republicans managed to hold onto office, suggesting Democrats are energized for the midterm elections


Russia urges harshest punishment for Ivan the Terrible painting attacker

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 14:03

Russia on Monday called for the harshest possible punishment after a visitor to Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery caused serious damage by attacking a famous 19th-century painting of Ivan the Terrible. Russia's deputy culture minister Vladimir Aristarkhov told a news conference the gallery on Monday that his ministry expects the man to receive "the most severe punishment possible". "We would like to initiate a discussion on toughening up the punishment for the vandalism of art," Tretyakov Gallery director Zelfira Tregulova added, speaking in the Repin Room of the gallery where the crime took place.


Flight School Instructors Accused of Kidnapping Foreign Student, Trying to Deport Him

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 13:39

A flight school instructor and his assistant were arrested after allegedly kidnapping a student, trying to send him back to China.


A Valedictorian Was Barred From Delivering His High School Graduation Speech. He Spoke by Megaphone Instead

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 13:18

"The young people will win' because we’re finished being complacent"


NATO, Russia to hold first talks since Skripal attack

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:51

NATO will on Thursday hold its first formal talks with Russia since the nerve agent attack on a former Kremlin double agent in Britain, as the alliance seeks to counter Moscow's increasing assertiveness. Tensions between the transatlantic alliance and Russia have hit post-Cold War highs in recent years over Moscow's annexation of Crimea and more recently the attempted assassination of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British city of Salisbury. NATO vehemently criticised Moscow over the attack in March, the first hostile use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War Two, and expelled seven Russian diplomats as part of a coordinated international response.


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