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  • Mugger targets female UFC fighter, ends up in the hospital

    January 7, 2019 9:56 PM 170

    When a would-be thief saw 26-year-old Polyana Viana waiting for a taxi on Saturday outside her Rio de Janeiro apartment, he apparently concluded she was easy prey. He asked her what time it was, she reportedly said, before trying to bully her into giving him her cellphone. He also told her he had a gun. She quickly sized up the situation – it’s second

  • Canadian and Italian tourists feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso

    January 7, 2019 6:34 PM 122

    The Canadian government is treating the disappearance of a woman from Quebec and her Italian friend in Burkina Faso as a kidnapping, media reports say. Edith Blais, 34, and Luca Tacchetto, 30, were last heard from on 15 December in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso. The pair were travelling in Western Africa and were making their way to Togo for a humanitarian

  • Killer Uber driver who went on 2016 Michigan shooting spree pleads guilty

    January 7, 2019 6:24 PM 136

    Jason Dalton pleaded guilty to killing six people during a shooting spree in Kalamazoo, Mich. in 2016. (AP) An Uber driver who went on an hours-long shooting spree in a Michigan city -- killing six people and injuring two others between picking up customers -- pleaded guilty to the murders Monday. Jason Dalton pleaded guilty to six counts of murder

  • Cyntoia Brown granted clemency years after getting life sentence for killing man as teen

    January 7, 2019 5:42 PM 152

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted clemency Monday to Cyntoia Brown, an alleged sex traffic victim who was sentenced to life in prison when she was 16 after killing a man and whose case was championed by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and LeBron James. Haslam commuted her life sentence and Brown will be released to parole supervision

  • Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez: 'No question Trump is a racist'

    January 7, 2019 5:18 PM 87

    New Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said there is "no question" that US President Donald Trump is a racist. In an interview with CBS News, she based her claim on "words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy". The White House said in a statement that Ms Ocasio-Cortez's "sheer ignorance on the matter can't

  • Florida couple racks up $10G hotel bill, skips out without paying, cops say

    January 7, 2019 3:52 PM 127

    Ashley and Lee Roe were arrested for skipping out on paying hotel bills totaling to more than $10,000, police said. (Monroe County Sheriff's Office) A Florida couple seemed to master the “room and dash” tactic when they racked up a hotel bill in excess of $10,000 before bolting without paying, police said. Ashley and Lee Roe were arrested Saturday after

  • Suspects sought in California bowling alley triple homicide

    January 6, 2019 7:49 PM 140

    Police officers investigate a shooting incident with multiple fatalities at the Gable House Bowl in Torrance, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. A brawl between two large groups at the popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar erupted into gunfire early Saturday according to witnesses. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) TORRANCE, Calif. – Police

  • Saudi woman runaway held in Thailand while fleeing family

    January 6, 2019 7:05 PM 145

    BANGKOK – A Saudi woman is using social media to draw attention to her plight to flee her family, claiming that authorities in Thailand have confiscated her passport and are holding her at an airport hotel room in Bangkok. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, began posting on Twitter late Saturday after Thai authorities stopped her in transit from Kuwait. She claims

  • USS Cole bomber died in Yemen air strike

    January 6, 2019 6:52 PM 124

    Jamal al-Badawi, the al-Qaeda militant behind the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000, died in a US air strike, President Donald Trump has confirmed. "Our great military has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack," Mr Trump said. Seventeen US sailors were killed and at least 40 people were wounded in the attack on the US destroyer

  • Lyondell Houston refinery not affected by nearby accident: company

    January 6, 2019 5:07 PM 119

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Operations at Lyondell Basell Industries 263,776 barrel-per-day (bpd) Houston refinery were unaffected by a nearby industrial accident on Saturday, a company spokeswoman said. The refinery was informed about the accident at about 3 p.m. local time (2100 GMT) on Saturday, said Lyondell spokeswoman Chevalier Gray. Two people working