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Suspect arrested in connection to Barcelona terror attack
MADRID — A man was arrested Friday for alleged links to the extremist cell in last month’s attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town that killed 16 people, Spain’s Interior Ministry said. The 24-year-old suspect of Moroccan origin purchased materials for explosives in his name and he provided vehicles to transport them, the ministry said....
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:51:04 -0400
London subway attack ‘could have been so much worse’: police chief
LONDON – A home-made bomb which injured 30 when it partially detonated on a packed London train a week ago had the potential to cause much more damage, the head of the city’s police force said on Friday. The bomb engulfed a train carriage in flames at Parsons Green underground station in west London last...
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:23:49 -0400
Inmate sues Kansas prison for ‘imposing Christian beliefs’
A female convicted murderer in Kansas filed a lawsuit this week, alleging that prison officials have been “imposing Christian beliefs” on her and other inmates. The plaintiff, Shari Webber-Dunn, is serving her sentence in the state’s Topeka Correctional Facility. She says officials there have created a “coercive atmosphere where inmates are pressured to spend their...
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:57:23 -0400
France to skip 2018 Olympics in South Korea if security not ‘assured’
PARIS/SEOUL – France’s Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France’s sports minister said on Thursday, the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean tensions. The games organizer said on Friday that it is closely monitoring the current geopolitical...
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:36:30 -0400
Sotomayor hasn’t heard from family in Puerto Rico after Maria
Bronx native and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday she’s incredibly worried about loved ones – who she hasn’t been able to reach – in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. “I have not heard from half my family yet,” the high court’s first Hispanic justice told a panel at the Newseum in Washington, according to the...
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:18:08 -0400
Airport soap dispenser filled with ‘very disgusting’ fluid
Visitors to the Detroit Metro Airport found themselves in a sticky situation when they tried to use a soap dispenser and a “bodily fluid” leaked out instead. Crews were working to replace all the dispensers Thursday as officials said an “unusual substance” was found in the soap at several locations, according to WDIV-TV. Cops are...
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:08:45 -0400
Mexican officials now say trapped girl never existed
The world waited with bated breath for the rescue of 12-year-old girl believed to be trapped beneath the rubble of a collapsed school in earthquake-ravaged Mexico City — but it turns out she never existed, it was revealed Thursday. The girl, dubbed “Frida Sofia,” was a figment of someone’s imagination that had spiraled out of...
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:04:20 -0400
Instagram’s hottest meme maker sued for account theft
Instagram sensation “F–kJerry” has been sued for allegedly stealing a 16-year-old kid’s account, TMZ reports. The lawsuit was filed by the unnamed teen’s father, Tom Chau, according to the report. Chau is accusing “F–kJerry” meme mastermind Elliot Tebele of taking control of his son’s account in a promotional deal that should have ended in May...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:28:10 -0400
St. Louis protesters hold ‘White Allies Only’ rally
Protesters chanting “white silence is violence” marched through downtown St. Louis Thursday night for a “White Allies Only” rally in the wake of the acquittal of a white police officer for fatally shooting a black man. Organizers of the march said that people of many races were angry about the acquittal of officer Jason Stockley,...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:58 -0400
Politician pulls gum out of mouth, hands to opponent
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis City Council member has given one of her opponents something to chew over — a piece of chewed gum. Twenty-year incumbent Lisa Goodman took the gum out of her mouth and handed it to challenger Teqen Zea-Aida before the start of a candidate forum Tuesday. Goodman asked Zea-Aida: “Would you take...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:12:24 -0400

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