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Sheriff's deputy shot and killed by pedestrian in suburban New Orleans

A pedestrian walking down a busy commercial strip of a New Orleans suburb in the middle of the afternoon shot a sheriff's deputy multiple times, killing him, after being stopped by the officer Wednesday, an official said.<p>Col. John Fortunato, a Jefferson Parish sheriff's spokesman, identified the …

New Orleans

Jaguar mascot escapes leash, is shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony in Brazil

A jaguar used in an Olympic torch relay ceremony was shot to death after it escaped its leash and tried to attack a soldier, the Brazilian army said Tuesday.<p>The army press office said that Juma the jaguar was on display as part of ceremonies Monday at the Jungle Warfare Instruction Center in Manaus.<p>…

Olympics

Michael Jackson Stockpiled Nude Images Of Children And Animal Torture, According To Police Report

Authorities seized more than 80 video recordings and computer hard drives, as well as notes, diaries, documents, photographs and audiotapes.<p>Police discovered Michael Jackson had a large collection of pornography, which allegedly included images of children, animal torture and gore, reportedly used …

Michael Jackson

New York area car wash workers get more than $91,000 each in unpaid wages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eighteen immigrant car wash employees in New York and New Jersey received more than $91,000 each as part of a federal court settlement for unpaid wages, making it the biggest per-worker recovery in the car wash industry, lawyers said on Tuesday.<p>The agreement awarded the final …

New York City

3 New York Police Commanders Are Arrested on Corruption Charges

Three New York Police Department commanders, including a deputy chief, were arrested early Monday, along with a Brooklyn businessman, on federal corruption charges stemming from one of several continuing investigations into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign fund-raising, according to people with …

Corruption

Suicide Bombing in Kabul Kills at Least 14, Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — More than a dozen people believed to be foreign contractors were killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, the Afghan capital, on Monday, according to police and government officials.<p>The dead were all Nepalese who were riding in a minibus to work when the bomber attacked, said …

Security

Economic collapse leads Venezuelans to riot over food shortages

CUMANÁ, VENEZUELA — The New York Times News Service<p>With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. The police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A …

Food (Canada)

Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Stalks Crumbling Nation

CUMANÁ, Venezuela — With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. The police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A 4-year-old girl was shot to death as …

Hunger

She's 'no longer here': The Orlando shooter reportedly gave his wife access to his bank account before the attack

The gunman who killed 49 people at a gay Orlando nightclub early on Sunday morning apparently prepared for his own death before the shooting.<p>Omar Mateen, 29, added his wife, 30-year-old Noor Salman, to his life-insurance policy and gave her access to his bank accounts, CNN reported on Friday, …

Boston Marathon

FBI's facial recognition system can access 411 million photos

Those include photos of law-abiding Americans and foreigners.<p>When we first wrote about the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) facial recognition system, we said the agency has access to 70 million photos. Turns out the feds can sift through tons more images than that. The US Government …

FBI

How Lean Killed Hip-Hop

"I don't care if it was heroin in my cup, it's in MY cup" said Lil Wayne in a 2009 interview for Behind the Music. Lil Wayne was being confronted about his abusive use of "lean" also known as codeine; to a Lil Wayne fan, it's apparent that Wayne abuses lean, to others they think it's what makes …

Hip-hop Music

Oprah Is Back on TV

The church Oprah Winfrey went to as a girl was small but had its share of drama. She recalls a day when all the deacons walked out of the Baptist congregation in Nashville after a fight with the pastor.<p>Ms. Winfrey says she used that memory to shape a scene in “Greenleaf,” a new drama on her …

Entertainment

British lawmaker dies after shooting and stabbing attack that stuns nation

LONDON — A rising star in Britain’s Parliament was shot and stabbed to death Thursday in an attack that stunned the nation and brought the country’s European Union referendum campaign to an abrupt halt just a week before the vote.<p>The killing was of the sort that has become all too common in the …

Democracy

Venezuelan asylum claims in the US soar as economic crisis deepens

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum in the United States has soared as the oil-dependent economy crashes and more of the middle class flees.<p>The most recent data from the US government’s Citizenship and Immigration Services show that in March 2016, Venezuelans climbed to second place among …

Economics

Omar Mateen's Wife Tried to Talk Him Out of Orlando Attack, Sources Say

The Orlando gunman's wife feared he was going to attack a gay nightclub overnight Saturday and pleaded with him not to do anything violent — but failed to warn police after he left, NBC News has learned.<p>Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Zahi Salman, told the FBI that her husband assured her he was simply …

Anwar al-Awlaki

Omar Mateen scouted Disney complex, Pulse, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators believe the Orlando nightclub gunman made surveillance trips to the club and a Disney shopping complex earlier this month -- the same week Disney and other sites were hosting Gay Days 2016.<p>Omar Mir Seddique Mateen's visits to the Pulse gay nightclub and Disney Springs happened …

Walt Disney Company

Armed man arrested in California wasn't allowed to have guns

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man arrested in California over the weekend with three assault rifles had been ordered by a judge in April to give up all his guns, but authorities in his home state said Monday they had not made any surprise checks to confirm he was following the probation …

Guns

Orlando shooting: What motivated a killer?

Orlando, Florida (CNN)While the bodies of Omar Mateen's victims were removed from Pulse nightclub overnight, investigators worked Monday to determine what motivated the Florida killer responsible for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history -- a man the FBI knew was sympathetic to terrorism and had …

James Comey

Orlando Police Detail Battle to End Massacre at Gay Nightclub

ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 24 hours after a shooting rampage at a popular gay nightclub here, the police chief offered new details Monday about their confrontations with the gunman while other officials said that all but one of the 49 victims had been identified.<p>Dozens of bodies were removed …

Live blog: Mass shooting at Orlando gay nightclub is worst in history

<b>(CNN) —</b> A gunman killed 50 people and wounded at least 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, marking the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.<p>Key developments:<p>The gunman has been identified as Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida. He was a U.S. citizen born in …

Marathons

Obama: ‘We know enough to say that this was an act of terror, and an act of hate’

President Obama described the deadly shooting early Sunday morning at an Orlando gay nightclub as "an act of terror, and an act of hate."<p>Federal investigators were still probing the exact motivations of the shooter, but Obama told reporters on Sunday afternoon that the FBI was treating the incident …

Terrorism

Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history mentioned ISIS in a 911 call during the attack, but details are still emerging about his ties to the terror group.<p>Omar Mateen is the person who authorities say killed at least 50 people in a massacre at an Orlando nightclub early …

Policing

Giant holes are bursting open in Siberia, and you can hear the explosions from 60 miles away

Giant holes are popping up all over the frigid tundra of northern Russia, and no one is quite certain where they come from.<p>However, The Siberian Times reports that witnesses are now describing explosive events that may be connected to the appearance of these mysterious craters.<p>Reindeer herders …

Climate Change

Suspect in mass shooting at Florida gay club is dead, police say

Orlando, Florida (CNN)An American-born man who'd pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 49 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said.<p>Read the latest developments<p>* The gunman, …

Police Shootings

Orlando shooting: 49 killed, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance

<b>Orlando, Florida (CNN) —</b> An American-born man who'd pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 49 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said.<p>* The gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort …

Police Shootings

Gunmen in Mexico kill 11 in attack on family

Gunmen have marched into a remote mountain village in Mexico and killed 11 members of the same family, including two children.<p>Five women, four men and two girls were killed in El Mirador, a community in central Puebla state, near Oaxaca on Friday. The motive of the massacre was under …

A Canadian professor is being held in a notoriously violent Iranian prison

A Canadian academic researching women's issues in the Middle East has been arrested and is being held in Iran's Evin prison - a jail with a brutal history of violence toward its female inmates.<p>Initially hesitant to go public, the family of Concordia University professor Dr. Homa Hoodfar is now …

Prison

Venezuela takes first step toward recall referendum of Nicolás Maduro

Venezuela’s elections council has said it will begin a process of validating signatures of citizens seeking a recall referendum against the president, Nicolás Maduro, a small step in the opposition’s effort to remove a deeply unpopular leader.<p>Adversaries of the ruling Socialist party say the …

LeBron James losing cool as a career of Finals frustration mounts

LeBron lost his cool at times in Game 4, and it helped put his team on the brink of elimination<p>CLEVELAND -- It seemed inevitable, by then.<p>The game.<p>The series.<p>The crushing weight of what another loss in the NBA Finals will mean to LeBron James.<p>By the time Draymond Green got in his head, LeBron's …

Lebron James

Gunman Traveled to Orlando to Kill ‘The Voice’ Contender Christina Grimmie

The 22-year-old singer was shot while signing autographs after performance<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—A gunman who shot and killed a singer who rose to fame after appearing on “The Voice” traveled to Orlando from another Florida city specifically to attack her, and then fatally shot himself, authorities said …

Christina Grimmie