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Suspect In San Francisco Shooting Had Been Deported 5 Times

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | July 4, 2015 | Crime
The suspect accused of a random shooting that killed a woman strolling a popular San Francisco pier had previously been deported five times. Francisco Sanchez, 45, was arrested soon after allegedly firing a single shot that killed Katheryn Steinle, 32, as she and her father walked on...

Two British Schoolgirls Who Ran Away To Syria 'Now Married To ISIS Men'

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | July 4, 2015 | World
Two of the three British schoolgirls who ran away to Syria in February have reportedly married husbands selected by the Islamic State, further dimming chances that they will ever return home. Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, were reportedly top students...

Leaping Sturgeon Kills Girl In Boat On Florida River

AP | Michael McLaughlin | July 4, 2015 | Crime
LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A 5-year-old Florida girl riding in a boat has died after a sturgeon leaped from the Suwannee River and struck her. Wildlife officials said Jaylon Rippy died after being struck Thursday night. Her mother and 9-year-old brother were also injured and taken to a Gainesville...

Ohio Community Seeks Clues, Fights Fear After 6 Women Vanish

AP | Braden Goyette | July 4, 2015 | Crime
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — The fate of six women — four of them dead, two missing for months — has people on edge in this small southern Ohio city as relatives seek clues, seemingly in vain, to whatever happened to their loved ones. Grieving family members and nervous residents worry...

Baby Rescued After Floating Away To Sea Off Turkey

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | July 4, 2015 | World
The Turkish coast guard rescued a 10-month-old girl who drifted more than half a mile out to sea in a flotation device, the BBC reported. On Friday, winds pushed Melda Ilgin far out into the Aegean Sea, off the western coast of Turkey, without her...

Alligator Kills Swimmer In Texas

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | July 4, 2015 | Crime
A man swimming late at night in a Texas bayou died after an alligator attacked him in what was reportedly the state's first fatal gator attack in roughly two centuries. Tommie Woodward, 28, jumped into a marina early Friday morning along the bayou in the city...

Donald Trump Links Fatal Shooting To Immigration Reform

Reuters | Michael McLaughlin | July 4, 2015 | Latino Voices
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) - A random fatal shooting in San Francisco, allegedly by an immigrant, proves the United States must tighten its borders, according to a statement on Friday by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is facing heavy criticism for his comments about Mexicans....

Video Captures Fireworks Bombarding Terrified Crowd In Avon, Colorado

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | July 4, 2015 | Crime
A spectator's video captured the terrifying moment a fireworks show went awry, injuring nine people in Avon, Colorado, Friday night. In the video, posted to Twitter, a girl's excited shout of "Look!" becomes a high-pitched scream as the shells misfire into the crowd. Thankfully...

U.S. Marks July Fourth Amid Worries Over Security, Sharks, Wildfires

Reuters | Reuters | July 4, 2015 | Politics
NEW YORK, July 4 (Reuters) - Millions of Americans on Saturday gathered for Independence Day parades, picnics and hotdog eating competitions, defying worries over possible security threats and the danger of wildfires in the West. Rainy weather on the East Coast didn't dampen the spirits of celebrants decked out in...

Forgiveness Of Charleston Church Shooter Prompts Discussion

AP | AP | July 4, 2015 | Religion
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church's members, including the pastor....

Obama Plans Broader Use Of Clemency To Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders

The New York Times | Kelly Chen | July 3, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON — Sometime in the next few weeks, aides expect President Obama to issue orders freeing dozens of federal prisoners locked up on nonviolent drug offenses. With the stroke of his pen, he will probably commute more sentences at one time than any president has in nearly half a century.

Pilot Killed After Colorado Hospital Helicopter Crashes And Burns [UPDATED]

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | July 3, 2015 | Crime
The pilot of a hospital helicopter died and two others were injured after the chopper crashed and burned during takeoff. The Flight for Life medical helicopter was leaving St. Anthony's Medical Center in Frisco on Friday afternoon when it crashed, CBS Denver reports. Two of the...

Charred Bodies Of Adult And Child Found In Car In Remote Ravine; Foul Play Suspected

AP | Andy Campbell | July 3, 2015 | Crime
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The Franklin County Sheriff's office is investigating the deaths of two people found badly burned in a car as a double homicide. The Tri-City Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1f9etFZ ) that the bodies were found Thursday night in car that was hidden in a ravine about a mile...

El Salvador Sees Highest Monthly Murder Rate Since Civil War

AP | Eline Gordts | July 3, 2015 | World
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The month of June saw 677 murders in El Salvador, more than in any other single month since the end of the country's civil war. Miguel Fortin Magana, director of the country's Legal Medicine Institute, said Friday that June's total surpassed May's total of...

Richard Matt Gave Clue To Escape In Letter To Daughter From Prison

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | July 3, 2015 | Crime
Richard Matt wrote a letter to his daughter before he broke out of maximum security prison in New York, hinting at his escape plot and promising to find her when he was on the outside, The Buffalo News reports. The letter was postmarked just before he escaped on...

Washington Teen Charged With Raping 7-Year-Old On School Bus

David Lohr | July 3, 2015 | Crime
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a 13-year-old boy attacked a 7-year-old girl on a Chimacum school bus and has been charged with three counts of first-degree rape. The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1IW9SOt) that the Chimacum Middle School student is scheduled for his first juvenile court...

Andrea Cammelleri's Parking Ticket Tossed Because Of Missing Comma

David Lohr | July 3, 2015 | Weird News
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma. Andrea Cammelleri (kah-meh-LEHR'-ee) says she shouldn't have been issued a citation in 2014 based on the wording of the law enacted...

Watch The Emotional Moment A Judge Recognizes The Accused As A Former Classmate

David Lohr | July 3, 2015 | Crime
Courtroom cameras captured the bittersweet moment that a south Florida judge realized the burglary suspect in front of her was a former middle-school classmate. Arthur Booth, 49, was in Miami-Dade Circuit Court for a bond hearing Thursday when Judge Mindy Glazer asked him if he had attended a nearby middle...

Here's How You Can Help Stop Children From Being Placed In Adult Prisons

Marina Fang | July 3, 2015 | Politics
It's no exaggeration to say that when teenagers are placed in adult prison, horror results. Huffington Post reporter Dana Liebelson investigated the ongoing abuses in her hard-hitting new story, "Cruel And All-Too-Usual." "The adult system is not designed in any way, shape or form to treat children, to...

Tomorio Walton Reportedly Identified As Suspected Gunman Shot Dead By Journalist

David Lohr | July 3, 2015 | Crime
The suspected gunman who was killed during a shootout with former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro has reportedly been identified by police as Tomorio Walton. Walton, 27, allegedly accosted de Caro's wife, former CNN anchor Lynne Russell, in the parking lot of an Albuquerque, New Mexico, motel on Tuesday night,...
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