Posts by Dylan Stableford

  • Eagles of Death Metal frontman speaks out for first time since Paris attacks

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 5 days ago

    Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has spoken publicly for the first time since the deadly Paris terror attacks, recalling the horror he witnessed inside the Bataclan concert hall as three gunmen opened fire, killing 89 people during the Nov. 13 massacre.

    "Several people hid in our dressing room," Hughes told from Venice., Calif., in an interview that will air on the website later this week. "And the killers were able to get in and killed every one of them — except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket."

    The assault on the Bataclan was the deadliest of six coordinated attacks that left 130 people dead in Paris. Among those killed inside the venue were the band's merchandise manager and three staffers from its record label.

    "People were playing dead, and they were so scared," an emotional Hughes said. "A great reason so many were killed was because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends. So many people put themselves in front of people.”

    That was evident outside the Bataclan too.

  • Video shows woman’s miraculous escape from gunman in Paris attacks

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 8 days ago

    It was a typically lively Friday night at La Casa Nostra restaurant in Paris. Men and women were eating and drinking at tables, both inside and out, on an unseasonably warm fall evening. Behind the bar, a pair of staffers were chatting away, laughing.

    Then the glass began to shatter.

    Video footage from three surveillance cameras — obtained by the Daily Mail and released Thursday — captured the terrifying moment a gunman outside the eatery opened fire in one of seven coordinated attacks that killed 129 people across Paris.

    One of the closed-circuit videos shows panicked patrons and staffers ducking for cover as gunfire rips through the restaurant and glass rains down on tables inside. A woman who reportedly had been shot in the wrist runs inside, pulling out her cellphone and taking refuge behind the bar as one of the bartenders comforts her.

  • Man whose apartment was at center of Saint-Denis raid says he didn’t know he was harboring terrorists

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 9 days ago

    A man whose apartment was at the center of Wednesday's early-morning raid by French police in Saint-Denis says he had no idea the people he had allowed to stay in his flat were terror suspects.

    "Someone asked me to put two people up for three days, and I did them a favor," Jawad Ben Dow told reporters near the scene shortly before he was seen detained by police. "It's normal."

    Ben Dow, who was not home at the time, said he learned of the siege on his apartment from media reports.

    "I found out that it's at my house and that the people are holed up at my flat," he said. "I didn't know they were terrorists."

    French officials say two people were killed — including a woman who apparently blew herself up with a suicide vest as police moved in — and five others arrested in a raid that was targeting Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged mastermind of last week's deadly attacks in Paris.

    Ben Dow said he didn't know if the people he agreed to allow stay in his apartment were Belgian.

  • Paris attacks: Twitter feed pays tribute to terror victims — one tweet at a time

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 10 days ago

    At least 129 people were killed in last week's terror attacks in Paris. As the manhunt for suspects in Friday's massacre continues, millions around the world are paying tribute to the victims., a New York City-based website, launched a dedicated Twitter feed to honor those victims, promising to publish one tweet for each person killed.

    The site has issued 55 so far, providing a heartbreaking yet beautiful portrait of the lives lost in the Nov. 13 tragedy.

    Marion Lieffrig-Petard, 30, France. Sister. Flutist. Student. "Had a joy de vivre." #enmémoire

  • Paris attacks: Video shows firefight outside Bataclan

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 12 days ago

    An award-winning French photographer captured dramatic video footage of police as they surrounded the Bataclan concert hall, where at least 89 people were killed in the deadliest of Friday's terror attacks in Paris.

    Patrick Zachmann told Time magazine he was finishing dinner in Paris' Republique Square when police cars and fire trucks sped by the restaurant.

    "I knew something was strange,” Zachmann said. “I immediately thought of a terrorist attack.”

    He followed police to the Bataclan and started filming, taking cover behind an unmarked police car as sirens gave way to the sound of gunfire.

    “I heard the shootings from a Kalashnikov,” Zachmann said. “In the videos, you can actually see the sparks [from the bullets hitting the ground] near the policeman.”

    It wasn't clear what direction the bullets were coming from:

    In Zachmann's footage, police can be seen shielding a woman as they lead her away from the front of the Bataclan.

  • Paris attacks: Harrowing video captures concertgoers fleeing Bataclan

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 13 days ago

    A French journalist who lives in an apartment behind the Bataclan in Paris captured harrowing footage of concertgoers attempting to escape the concert hall during Friday's terror attacks before he was wounded trying to help a victim on the street below.

    Daniel Psenny, a journalist at Le Monde, was working at home when he heard what he thought were firecrackers.

    "The TV was on — it was showing a movie in which Jean-Hugues Anglade plays a cop," Psenny said in an interview with the newspaper. "I heard a noise like firecrackers, and at the beginning I was convinced that it was in the movie. But the noise was loud, so I went to the window."

    Warning: Video contains graphic footage.

  • FAA investigating series of laser strikes on aircraft in three states

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 15 days ago

    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a series of overnight laser strikes on aircraft in three states.

    Two occurred in the New York City area on Wednesday night, when green lasers were seen being pointed at news helicopters in separate incidents in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Newark, N.J.; three others were reported near Dallas, where the pilots of two commercial airliners and a private jet said they were struck.

    In Brooklyn, NBC New York's Chopper 4 was on its way to coverthe arrest of a man who allegedly stole a Greyhound bus when it was struck by a laser.

    In video footage of the incident, the workers appeared to be laughing as they pointed the handheld laser at the helicopter as it hovered at an altitude of 1,500 feet. Two of the men were taken into custody by the NYPD and one was arrested and charged with two counts of reckless endangerment.

  • Mizzou professor who called for ‘some muscle’ to remove photographer covering protests resigns from post

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 16 days ago

    The University of Missouri professor who called for the removal of a photographer covering the protests on the Columbia, Mo., campus has resigned from her "courtesy post" within the journalism school.

    Melissa Click, an assistant professor in the communications department, was among the activists who had formed a perimeter around the tent village at the center of the demonstration to block the media from accessing it.

    Click was seen in a widely distributed video confronting a photographer who was filming Monday’s protests.

    “Who wants to help me get this reporter out of here? I need some muscle over here!” Click yelled.

    The clip drew outrage among fellow journalists and a review of Click’s position by fellow journo-school faculty members.

    Pendulum swings too far the other way. Unbelievable for world's 1st J-school: Mizzou Activists Block Journalists

    You wanted to be in the public's eye. Now you got it. >>>

  • Video of police officer giving barefoot man pair of shoes goes viral

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 18 days ago

    A New Jersey police officer wasn’t looking for attention when he gave a barefoot man who had been kicked off a bus a new pair of shoes on Saturday. But Kayla Palmer, who witnessed the officer’s random act of kindness, had other ideas.

    “That was nice of you,” Palmer told the officer, Kenya Joyner of the Delaware River Port Authority, as she filmed the scene with her cellphone. “I wanna shake your hand. You’re gonna go viral!”

    “Oh, come on,” Joyner replied.

    She was right. Palmer’s video of Joyner’s gesturehas been viewed more than 930,000 times since she posted it to Facebook.

    According to Palmer, the unidentified shoe recipient had been booted from the bus at the Port Authority Transit Corporation stop in Lindenwold, N.J. 

    The officer first approached the man and then left, returning a few minutes later.

    “We thought he was gonna tell him to leave,” Palmer said. “Instead he came out with a box of shoes.”

    While Joyner clearly wasn’t looking for the spotlight, Palmer felt he deserved one.

  • Runaway Army blimp lands in Pa. — and explodes on the Internet

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 1 mth ago

    A U.S. military surveillance blimp came loose from its tether on Wednesday, drifting 16,000 feet into the skies above Pennsylvania, sending North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Federal Aviation Administration into crisis mode — and Twitter into a meme-making frenzy.

    The 243-foot-long, helium-filled blimp became detached from its mooring on the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground installation near Baltimore shortly before noon, forcing the Air National Guard to scramble two F-16 fighter jets and officials to put out an APB on the unmanned aircraft known as JLENS, short for "Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System."

    The blimp from @USAGAPG has come off its tether. If you see it on the ground, call 911. Here's what it looks like.

    Twitter exploded with plenty of sightings of the blimp — virtually none of them useful.

    Hotline Blimp? Is that a thing yet?