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2 killed in latest Chicago police officer-involved shooting

Chicago police — under intense scrutiny in recent months over officer-involved shootings — were involved in another on Saturday morning, an incident that left two people dead, police said. The latest officer-involved shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. (5:30 a.m. ET) Saturday near West Garfield Park, Chicago police spokeswoman Ana Pacheco said. In a later press release, police explained that officers ...

15 charged in India for lynch killing of Muslim man and seriously injuring his son who allegedly ate beef

Police in India have charged 15 people with murder in connection with the killing of a Muslim man for allegedly eating beef. In September, a mob attacked Mohammad Akhlaq, a 50-year-old blacksmith, for allegedly eating and storing beef at his home. His was one of the two Muslim households in that neighborhood of more than 6,000 people. The incident took ...

14 killed as tornadoes, storms pound Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas

The calendar says it’s nearly Christmas, but the damage looks more like spring. A powerful storm system roared across parts of the South, claiming at least 14 lives in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas and injuring scores more. The Storm Prediction Center said at least 14 tornadoes hit Mississippi on Wednesday, but a single twister did most of the damage. It ...

Miss Universe 2015: Was it a stunt to name wrong winner?

You may not have seen Sunday night’s Miss Universe pageant to have heard about host Steve Harvey’s major gaffe in naming, then crowning, the wrong contestant as the winner. The embarrassing blunder has been making the rounds on social media for the last 18 hours, sending #MissUniverse2015 skyrocketing to the top of the list of topics trending on Twitter. Of ...

Outrage, but not surprise over ‘affluenza’ teen on the lam

Disgusted, yes. Shocked, no. That’s what Kevin McConnell feels after learning that Ethan Couch — the teenager who killed four people and injured several others, including McConnell’s then 12-year-old son Lucas, while driving drunk on a Texas road — is on the lam. In the McConnells’ view, Couch was never held accountable. Not meeting with his probation officer and fleeing ...

Miss Puerto Rico suspended after anti-Muslim tweets

Miss Puerto Rico 2015 has been suspended indefinitely for posting a series of anti-Muslim messages on Twitter. Destiny Velez tweeted filmmaker Michael Moore last week after he launched a campaign that encouraged people to make signs saying “We are all Muslim” and post photographs of themselves holding the signs online. Her Twitter page has since been taken down, and Velez ...

Argentina elections: Mauricio Macri poised to be next President

Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri is poised to become Argentina’s next President after a runoff vote that marks the end of a political dynasty. “Thank you for believing in me. … I am here because you have decided,” a triumphant Macri said from his campaign headquarters Sunday night as throngs of supporters erupted in cheers. “Today is a historic day,” he ...

Two charged over planned terror attacks in Australia

Two men arrested by Australian anti-terror police in Sydney have been charged with plotting attacks on targets including a navy base, according to New South Wales Police. The men were apprehended Wednesday during dawn raids on their homes by officers from the Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT), as part of their ongoing anti-terror campaign known as “Operation Appleby.” A 24-year-old ...

First survivors, and bodies, pulled from China landslide

Rescuers have found the first survivors of a deadly landslide in Shenzhen after a mountain of construction waste engulfed part of the southern Chinese city, collapsing buildings and burying vehicles. Two people were rescued early Wednesday morning after being buried for more than 60 hours, state-run news agency Xinhua reported. One survivor, a man from Chongqing in central China, has ...

Hezbollah vows revenge on Israel after death of senior militant Samir Kuntar

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Monday threatened Israel with retaliation after an apparent airstrike killed a senior Lebanese militant a day earlier in Syria. “It is our right to revenge (Samir Kuntar’s) assassination, and we will pick the time, place and manner to do so as we deem appropriate,” Nasrallah said in a televised address. “This is our right.” Hezbollah ...

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