Monthly Archives: January 2016

Man charged after driving car almost completely covered in snow

Man charged after driving car almost completely covered in snow BRUSSELS, Ontario – An 80-year-old man was charged after driving a car that was almost completely covered in snow with only a portion of the driver’s side windshield cleared for vision, police said.Ontario Provincial Police said Wednesday the man received a $110 ticket after an officer spotted a car resembling Continue Reading...

Several Arrests Made in Connection With California Prison Escapes, But Inmates Still Sought

Several Arrests Made in Connection With California Prison Escapes, But Inmates Still SoughtSeveral people were arrested in connection with the case of three inmates who escaped from a maximum security California jail, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.Although those arrested do not include the inmates themselves, they have “some connection to the individuals who escaped,” Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens, of Continue Reading...

Boy wearing plastic ‘Messi’ jersey found

Young Lionel Messi fan wearing plastic bag jersey found in Afghanistan (CNN)Lionel Messi fans, the search is over. The boy seen wearing a striped plastic bag with the football player’s name and number scrawled in blue ink has been found. He’s five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi from Afghanistan who “loves football and Messi.” “When he suddenly wakes up in the middle of Continue Reading...

Critics blast Massachusetts city’s new ‘essay’ rule for gun-carry applicants

Critics blast Massachusetts city’s new ‘essay’ rule for gun-carry applicantsCritics are blasting a Massachusetts city’s new law that they claim requires residents applying for a license to carry handguns to write “an essay” and pay upwards of $1,100 for training.The new laws take effect this week in Lowell, a city of 110,000 that lies 35 miles north of Boston. Pushed Continue Reading...

Police: Fight possibly staged in California jail escape

Police: Fight possibly staged in California jail escape (CNN)A manhunt is underway in California for three inmates, including one who is accused of murder and another accused of torture, who escaped an Orange County jail Friday, authorities said. “This was a very sophisticated escape. They cut through a quarter-inch metal plate,” Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock said Monday. “They Continue Reading...

Man in Taliban-controlled Afghan village cuts off wife’s nose

Man in Taliban-controlled Afghan village cuts off wife’s noseKABUL, Afghanistan – A young woman in a remote northern region of Afghanistan had her nose cut off by her husband, officials in the region said on Tuesday.Fawzia Salimi, a hospital director in Maymana, capital of Faryab province, said 22-year-old Reza Gul was brought in early Monday having lost a great deal Continue Reading...

5 things to know about Flint’s water crisis

5 things to know about Flint’s water crisis (CNN)An once-quiet crisis in Flint is now drawing voluminous concern from around the nation as celebrities, politicians and presidential candidates steer attention to the toxic tap water in one of Michigan’s biggest and most beleaguered cities. It’s hard to put anything about the issue in a nutshell, but a solid summary is Continue Reading...

Missing Americans in Iraq reportedly kidnapped from ‘brothel’ apartment

Missing Americans in Iraq reportedly kidnapped from ‘brothel’ apartmentA group of Americans who disappeared in Baghdad over the weekend were kidnapped from their interpreter’s apartment, according to multiple Iraqi sources.A police major general described the apartment as a brothel, The Washington Post reports, adding that it was subject to frequent raids by Shiite militias. However, many people in the region Continue Reading...

Can Twitter Be Liable for ISIS Tweets?

Can Twitter Be Liable for ISIS Tweets?Islamic State has been able to mobilize followers via social media sites like Twitter. Could those social media sites be held liable for such online activity?A civil lawsuit filed against Twitter Inc. in California federal court this week could offer some answers.The lawsuit was brought by a plaintiffs’ class-action law firm on behalf of Continue Reading...
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