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Father fatally stabbed while holding his daughter in a restaurant

A California man named Anthony Mele was killed in an apparently random stabbing attack while he held his young daughter at a cafe in Ventura, …

California

ISIS bomber reportedly eyeing Shiites kills 57 Afghans

Copyright (c) 2018 Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention.<br>The original …

Extremism

Man tasered on American Airlines flight after allegedly fondling a female passenger

A video shows suspect Jacob A. Garcia struggling with police until officers are forced to use a taser on him.<p>A man was tasered and arrested on Sunday night aboard an American Airlines plane in Miami after allegedly touching another passenger inappropriately, according to Miami-Dade police.<p>Before …

American Airlines

Toronto collision leaves 9 dead, 16 injured; suspect in custody

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ten people are dead and 15 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto on Monday in what appears to be a deliberate act, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said.<p>Saunders said the suspected driver, Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, was in …

Toronto

Neo-Nazis Burned a Swastika After Their Rally in Georgia

Neo-Nazis held a swastika burning following a white supremacist rally in the city of Newnan, Georgia, on Saturday.<p>Photographer Spencer Platt captured …

Rights & Freedoms

Jewish Man Beaten, Choked In Crown Heights While Walking Home From Synagogue

(JTA) — An identifiably Jewish man was beaten and choked while walking home from Shabbat services in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.<p>It is …

Israel

Next door neighbor harbored a secret, feds say: homemade bombs, machine guns and crack cocaine

FORT WORTH -- Neighbors were enjoying a sunny and warm Saturday afternoon when an explosion rang out, sending debris and dust clouds high into the …

Crime

A joyful reunion with birth parents leads to incest, murder

What started out as a joyful reunion of a young woman with her birth parents soon turned sour, then shocking, and finally deadly.<p>A young woman named …

New York State

Paedophile market trader who abused young girl tries to worm his way out of jail

A market trader branded a public “danger” after preying on a young girl and subjecting her to a series of degrading sexual attacks has failed in his …

Crime

Rote learning is essential for a child's education – play isn't, says expert

Traditional approaches to education such as practising rote learning and building pupils' memories are essential to allow for more complex tasks, a …

Education

County official paid women's bills in exchange for sex, authorities say

A county commissioner in Florida is facing pressure to resign after being arrested last week on multiple prostitution-related charges.<p>Nick Nicholson, 71, an official in Hernando County, north of Tampa, allegedly paid two women for sex on an on-going basis, the Tampa Bay Times reported.<p>He allegedly …

Tampa Bay

Waffle House shooting leaves 4 dead, several injured; gunman sought

An urgent manhunt is underway Sunday for a shooter who gunned down at least four people and injured several others at a Tennessee Waffle House before a "hero" patron wrestled the weapon away, police said.<p>Authorities surrounded an apartment complex where they believe alleged gunman Travis Reinking, …

Short Hair

Kangaroo dies after Chinese zoo visitors hurl rocks at it in attempt to make it hop

A kangaroo died at a zoo in Southern China several days after visitors hurled rocks at the animal, according to local reports.<p>The kangaroo was …

Kangaroo

Delta passenger throws coffee, attacks air marshal during flight

A 45-year-old Delta passenger flying from London to Salt Lake City toppled a drink cart as she raced up and down the plane’s aisle and threw her …

Flying

Report: U.S. will fine Wells Fargo $1 billion

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency could announce as early as Friday that Wells Fargo is being …

Finance

Consumer watchdog says Americans should stop eating romaine lettuce

A major US consumer watchdog organization is doubling down on its warning that Americans should avoid eating all romaine lettuce.<p>The recommendation by Consumer Reports comes as federal inspectors continue to track down the exact source of E. coli-ridden lettuce coming out of Yuma, Arizona. The …

Romaine Lettuce

Texas teen's car stolen, totaled after he stops to help at crash scene

A Texas teen says his car was totaled after he stopped at an accident scene and it was stolen -- by the driver of the wrecked vehicle.<p>High school senior Jerry Ramirez, 18, called 911 right way when he and friends came across the crash in Royse City last week, Fox 4 Dallas reported.<p>The Rockwall …

Insurance

Two German tourists killed, 10 injured in Peru after bus plunges down mountainside

Two German tourists have been killed in Peru after a minibus they were traveling in plunged into a ravine. Ten other Germans were injured.<p>A minibus …

South America

Hawaii rescue boat operator accused of demanding money from flood victims

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the heavy rainstorms hit the Hawaiian island of Kauai, teams of volunteers climbed into their boats and got to work, rescuing those who found themselves trapped.<p>But some of those rescued said they were the victims of a scam when they were told to either pay or be left stranded.<p>Kauai …

Hawaii

Report: Beloved High School Football Player Killed by Jilted Male Ex

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for the murder of 17-year-old high-schooler Jeremy Sanchez, with reports indicating the two were in a …

High School Football

Utah parents killed themselves, kids after mom falsely believed she had cancer

The parents of the Utah family of four found dead in a murder-suicide in November planned violence in advance because the mother falsely believed she …

Crime

Ex-teacher avoids jail time after admitting to sex romps with students

A former substitute teacher must register as a sex offender, but she avoided prison time after being sentenced Thursday on charges involving sexual …

When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

During the stressful teen years, most adolescents experience emotional highs and lows, but for more than 20 percent of teenagers, their worries and sad feelings turn into something more serious, like anxiety or depression. Studies show that 13 percent to 18 percent of distressed teens physically …

Mental Health

Theft of $1.2M in fajitas results in 50-year prison sentence

A former juvenile justice department employee from Texas was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison after being convicted of stealing $1.2 million in fajitas with county funds.<p>Gilberto Escamilla, 53, pleaded guilty to theft by a public servant, the Brownsville Herald reported.<p>“It was selfish. It …

Crime

Truck driver who left 8 undocumented immigrants to die in hot car will spend his life in jail

A Texas trucker driver who smuggled at least 39 people in an unventilated trailer in 100-degree heat, leading 10 to die, will spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors announced Friday.<p>San Antonio police officers stumbled onto one of the deadliest cases of human smuggling in recent …

Crime

4 men charged with sexual misconduct involving Huntington Beach girl

Four men are facing felony charges on allegations of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl from Huntington Beach, authorities said Thursday.<p>Huntington Beach police and prosecutors allege that Dwight Castaldi, 42, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Christian Palmer, 27, of Sacramento, Sohrab Anaraki, …

Crime

This is how Facebook collects data on you even if you don’t have an account

There’s little you can do about it.<p>One of the more interesting takeaways to come out of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s multi-day congressional testimony last week was confirmation that the social giant collects data from people online even if they don’t have a Facebook account.<p>Also interesting: …

Social Media

Morgan Freeman had affair with step-granddaughter: alleged murderer

Before she was murdered, Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter told her boyfriend-turned-killer that the actor had been secretly sleeping with her — …

Crime

British man gets life sentence for intentionally trying to infect his victims with HIV

A British man who intentionally tried to infect his partners with HIV has been sentenced to life in prison, the BBC reports. He faces a minimum term …

Crime

Teen committed suicide after parents wouldn’t let her go to party

A 14-year-old girl who committed suicide by jumping from her Greenwich Village apartment building was upset over not being allowed to go to a …

Greenwich Village