Teen arrested over ethnic cleansing threat that closed Charlottesville schools for 2 days

Teen arrested over ethnic cleansing threat that closed Charlottesville schools for 2 days

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A 17-year-old male was arrested over race-based threats against the Charlottesville school system, local police say. The Virginia city's public schools were closed for two days -- Thursday and Friday -- in light of the threats that were made online. Charlottesville police announced Friday they had arrested a juvenile in connection to the online threats. He is being charged with one felony and one misdemeanor. The police gave few details about the threats in question, announcing only that they were alerted to the "biased-based language targeting specific ethnic groups" at the public high school on Wednesday afternoon. At a subsequent news conference, Charlottesville City Schools superintendent Rosa Atkins said that the teen was not a student at the school. (AFP/Getty Images, FILE...
Horrible attack: Catholic priest stabbed during live-streamed church service in Canada as stunned parishioners look on

Horrible attack: Catholic priest stabbed during live-streamed church service in Canada as stunned parishioners look on

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A Catholic priest was stabbed while celebrating Mass in Montreal Friday morning as stunned parishioners looked on, according to officials and video footage. The horrifying incident, which authorities said was not terror-related, unfolded just before 9 a.m. at the historic St. Joseph's Oratory, leaving Father Claude Grou, 77, with lacerations to his upper body., according to Montreal police spokeswoman Caroline Chevrefils. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition, according to the Montreal Diocese. "There was a man, a young man, who stood up and, quickly, went to the front, into the sanctuary, behind the altar where Abbé Claude Grou was standing," witness Philip Barrett told The Montreal Gazette. "No one was sure what exactly was happening and I saw th
Fentanyl deaths in the US spiked 1,000 percent over 6 years: Report

Fentanyl deaths in the US spiked 1,000 percent over 6 years: Report

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Deaths from the drug fentanyl in the United States climbed more than 1,000 percent from 2011 to 2016, according to a report released Thursday. The number of fatalities involving the powerful synthetic opioid was relatively stable in 2011 and 2012, with roughly 1,600 deaths each of those years. The number began to increase in 2013, reaching just over 1,900 deaths. Then the death rate doubled each year, skyrocketing to 18,335 overdoses in 2016, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (CBP Handout via Reuters) Packets of fentanyl and methamphetamine, which U.S. Customs and Border Protection say they seized from a truck crossing into Arizona from Mexico, is on display during a news conference at the Port of Nogales, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2019. ...
Following arrest of K-pop star Jung Joon-young, South Korea deals with fallout of video camera sex scandal

Following arrest of K-pop star Jung Joon-young, South Korea deals with fallout of video camera sex scandal

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Police in South Korea are cracking down on the illegal filming and sharing of sex videos amid a widening scandal that uncovered spy cameras in the motel rooms of hundreds of guests and the high-profile arrest of a K-pop celebrity this week. The stepped-up efforts by authorities come as pop star Jung Joon-young was arrested Thursday on charges of filming and sharing a sex video without consent in a group chat on a social networking app. On Wednesday, police arrested arrested two men accused of installing spy cameras in motels and filming illegal videos -- which filmed and live-streamed the private moments of more than 1,600 guests -- since last November. The suspects allegedly set up cameras -- with lenses as small as 1 millimeter in diameter -- in 42 rooms at 30 locations in the prov...
Flooding continues in Midwest as more towns evacuated

Flooding continues in Midwest as more towns evacuated

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At least 12 levees have been breached on the Missouri River in the last week as record flooding continue in the Plains and the Midwest. Thousands of people have had to evacuate, including the entire towns of Craig, Nebraska, and Elwood, Kansas. The Missouri River continues to rise north of Kansas City, where several towns are bracing for a near-record crest late Friday into Saturday morning. In addition, ice jams in Minnesota and Wisconsin are causing local rivers to suffer major flooding. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) came out with an updated spring flood outlook on Thursday, and said moderate to major flooding will continue into May for the central U.S. This potentially unprecedented level of flooding could impact more than 200 million people through ...
Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of chicken strips

Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of chicken strips

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Tyson Foods announced on Thursday it's recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips that may have been contaminated with pieces of metal. The ready-to-eat strips were produced on Nov. 30 and shipped nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen chicken strips over possible metal contamination. The following products are being recalled, according to a USDA statement: 25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318, and individual bag time stamps from 17:00 through 18:59 hours
2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

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Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday, according to military officials. The two were killed "while conducting an operation," according to a statement from NATO's Resolute Support. There were no further details given about how they were killed or where the incident took place. The victims' names will not be released until 24 hours after their families have been notified, in accordance with Department of Defense policy. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images, FILE) A U.S. soldier watches Afghan Commandos take part in a combat training exercise at Shorab Military Camp in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2017. The deaths are the third and fourth by U.S. service members in Afghanistan this year. Sgt. Cameron Meddock, 26, was shot during a ...
DNA testing exonerates dead man in Florida womans murder 36 years later

DNA testing exonerates dead man in Florida womans murder 36 years later

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Prosecutors in Florida are asking for a dead man’s murder conviction to be vacated after DNA testing showed he was wrongly convicted. The Broward State Attorney’s Office filed a motion to exonerate Ronald Stewart for the murder of Regina Harrison, it said in a statement released on Thursday. Harrison was killed on May 2, 1983, just two days after her 20th birthday. Stewart, who had previously been sentenced to three concurrent 50-year prison terms for other crimes, including rape and burglary, pled no contest to the murder and was subsequently sentenced to 50 years in prison, according to court records. Stewart died while incarcerated on Sept. 11, 2008. Ten years later, the reinvestigation into Harrison's murder began when a written confession was handed over to law enforcement by
Start Here: Rosensteins letter offers clues on Muellers report, and Trumps tweet tweaks Mideast policy

Start Here: Rosensteins letter offers clues on Muellers report, and Trumps tweet tweaks Mideast policy

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It's Friday, March 22, 2019. Let's start here. Rosenstein's letter While awaiting the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, a letter written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offers clues on what not to expect: condemnation of President Donald Trump. In a 12-page letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley last June, Rosenstein said it was important for the Department of Justice to protect those who aren't prosecuted from being unfairly disparaged, taking issue with former FBI Director James Comey's public criticism of Hillary Clinton in 2016. "What I am told is, don't expect some kind of a damning portrayal to come from Robert Mueller from those who have not been indicted," ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl says on "Star...
Indiana teachers shot at by trainers during an active shooter drill

Indiana teachers shot at by trainers during an active shooter drill

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The "terrified" teachers were asked to go into a room, crouch down, and then were shot execution style. The episode wasn't an active shooter inside of a school, and the projectiles weren't bullets. But when the teachers were struck with air pellets during the school shooting drill at an Indiana elementary school in January, they were left bleeding and with bruises when it was over, said Dan Holub, the executive director of the Indiana State Teacher’s Association. “It doesn’t make sense to us at all,” Holub told ABC News Thursday. “I question the premise, but I think it was intended to simulate what you might experience in an active shooter situation,” he added, saying he didn’t know what the trainers were hoping to accomplish. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) Participants barricad

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