Month: October 2019

Page: 7

grandriver/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Despite record increases of migrants stopped by federal authorities along the southern United States border, tens of thousands more evaded capture as the Trump administration struggled to handle a massive influx of unauthorized crossings over the past year. As many as 150,000 people were missed by Border Patrol, even as agents were pulled […]

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The biggest Santa Ana wind event in years may be heading to Southern California Tuesday night, making the dangerous wildfires even more unmanageable. A whopping 43 counties in California are experiencing red flag warnings as firefighters brace for a historic wind event expected to start Tuesday night, Gov. Gavin Newsom told […]

kali9/iStock(DENTON, Texas) — A Texas police officer is in critical condition after being shot in the head during a traffic stop on Tuesday, authorities said. Urbano Rodriguez Jr., a five-year veteran of the Denton Police Department, initiated a traffic stop for an equipment violation just minutes after midnight, according to police. Rodriguez was shot in […]

Michael Yonone/Facebook(COLONIA, N.J.) — A Cessna 414 plane crashed into a suburban New Jersey home Tuesday morning, igniting a massive fire and completely destroying the house, local fire officials said. The crash was in Colonia, about 22 miles outside of New York City. Video from the scene shows massive flames and plumes of smoke rising […]

Marilyn Nieves/iStock(ST. LOUIS) — A police sergeant was awarded nearly $20 million by a Missouri jury in a sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit he filed after allegedly being told to “tone down your gayness” by a police commission board member. The jury sided with Sgt. Keith Wildhaber in the suit he filed against St. Louis County, […]

Courtesy of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Matthew Williams(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump will award the nation’s highest military honor to an active duty Green Beret on Wednesday for his heroic actions while serving in Afghanistan’s Shok Valley in 2008, according to the White House. Army Master Sgt. Matthew Williams, of Boerne, Texas, was critical in […]

JANIFEST/iStock(DES MOINES, IA) — A soon-to-be grandmother killed at a gender-reveal party in Iowa was struck in the head by shrapnel after her family inadvertently created a “pipe bomb” to announce the impending baby news, authorities said. Pamela Kreimeyer, 66, was killed on Saturday afternoon at her home in Knoxville, about 40 miles southeast of […]

Jamie Baker/ABC News(NEW YORK) — The leader of the Islamic State may be dead, but the world is not a safer place according to one former ISIS member. Muhammed Hasik is an Islamic State fighter in prison in northern Iraq. In an interview with ABC News’ Senior Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell, Hasik offered a rare […]

Milan Chudoba/iStock(BAYONNE, France) — An 84-year-old man who has been accused of setting fire to the main entrance of a mosque in the town of Bayonne and is alleged to have shot two people, wanted to “avenge the destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral” which he claimed was done by Muslims, said prosecutor Marc Mariee at […]

Inimma-IS/iStock(PARIS) — The rules of the Miss France contest no longer prevent transgender people from participating, the director of the Miss France pageant, Sylvie Tellier, said in a recent interview. But, she added, she does not believe France is ready for a transgender Miss France. In an interview with local newspaper Le Parisien in French, […]

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