A New York police officer's recent death has disturbingly highlighted the record number of suicides among members of the New York Police Department this year, according to the New York Times. On Aug. 14, Robert Echeverria, 56, shot himself at his home in Laurelton, Queens, and died at a nearby hospital. When detectives arrived at his sister's home to break the news, she had already suspected the worst, she told the newspaper.
The aquarium will host a digital naming contest focused on building affinity and understanding around sea otters and inspiring voters to also make their voices heard in support of conservation legislation and protections that are critical for vulnerable species. The 5-month-old pups, both males, were discovered on the coast of California with no mother or adult otters in sight at just a couple of weeks old and rescued by partners at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Currently referred to by their intake numbers, Pups 870 and 872 were cared for at Monterey before Shedd Aquarium's Animal Response Team flew out to California to assist in their care and accompany them home to Chicago.
South Korean police have identified a suspect in one of the country's most notorious serial murder cases more than 30 years after the first of the 10 killings, they said Thursday. Between 1986 and 1991 a record number of police officers for a single case were mobilised to try to find the person who raped and murdered women in rural parts of Hwaseong, south of Seoul. They investigated some 21,000 individuals and compared the fingerprints of around 20,000 more without success, and the case inspired South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's 2003 box office hit "Memories of Murder".
Key Point: Iran's interest in ballistic missiles has its origins in the 1980–88 Iran-Iraq War. Like the rest of the Iranian Armed Forces, the Iranian Air Force was crippled by postrevolution purges. Although numerically and technologically superior to the Iraqi Air Force, Iran was unable to achieve air superiority and unable to accurately strike targets deep within Iraq.
Zahra Billoo, who joined the board of the Women's March just several days ago, announced on her Twitter feed Thursday morning that she has been voted off the board. Billoo has a history of controversial statements on Twitter, in which she has compared the U.S. and Israeli militaries to ISIS and Nazis, once even asserting that the FBI recruits “mentally ill” people to join ISIS. The Women's March has not released a statement explaining the justification for her dismissal as of this writing.
Conservative pundit Buck Sexton seemingly thought on Thursday afternoon that he was in a safe space to mock 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg by appearing on Fox News. While sitting in as the lone male guest-host of Outnumbered—a woman-led daytime talk show—Sexton joined forces with co-hosts Dagen McDowell and Melissa Francis in ridiculing NBC News for launching a “climate confessions” section. “Climate change is a religious belief for people who think they're too smart for religion,” Sexton declared.
The Coca-Cola look isn't new for Porsche, which used it successfully in the 1980s as well. From Car and Driver
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Michael Barnett returned to Lafayette Wednesday to be booked for charges of neglect of a dependent stemming from allegations he and his ex-wife, Kristine Barnett, abandoned their adopted daughter here in July 2013 before moving to Canada. Michael Barnett turned himself in at the Tippecanoe County Jail, posted a $5,000 surety bond and a $500 cash bond and was released shortly before 5 p.m. Kristine Barnett had not turned herself as of Wednesday evening, according to jail records.
Dozens of people - including six doctors and seven pharmacists - have been charged with fraud for illegally distributing more than 6 million opioid pills. Some of the pills were obtained using counterfeit prescription pads, and the stolen identities of legitimate doctors, prosecutors say. After filling the forged prescriptions - paid for in cash - the pills would be sold on the street at up to five times their actual price.
Get excited, coffee drinkers! On Sunday, Sept. 29, there will be National Coffee Day deals you're going to want to take advantage of. Some of our favorite events going on for National Coffee Day are happening at Krispy Kreme, where customers can get a free coffee and glazed doughnut, and at 7-Eleven, where customers can get any size of coffee for only $1. National Coffee Day is celebrated across the world, making it officially International Coffee Day.
Guatemala is no longer just a transit point for traffickers seeking to smuggle cocaine north towards the United States, authorities said on Thursday after security officials discovered several coca plantations and processing laboratories. The finds underscored concerns that cocaine production is moving beyond Andean nations, where the leaf has traditionally been grown, and closer to its main market, the United States. The discoveries of coca plantations and laboratories in different locations prompted Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart to admit Guatemala was now a cocaine-producing nation.
Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, a 22-year-old naturalized US citizen jailed in northern Syria, told CBS News that he was recruited to join ISIS on Twitter when he was just 18 years old. Al-Madioum disappeared while on a family vacation in Morocco in 2015, according to court documents detailed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2017. Unbeknownst to his parents, he had secretly booked a flight to Istanbul.
President Trump said Wednesday that his administration would issue a notice of environmental violation against the city of San Francisco because of what he described as its homelessness problem.
After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is suddenly in doubt. With near-final results from Israel's election on Tuesday, he has been left well short of the parliamentary majority he had sought — not only to continue in power but also to fend off a looming corruption indictment. With over 90% of the votes counted late Wednesday, challenger Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White party captured 33 seats in the 120-seat parliament, to 32 seats for Netanyahu's conservative Likud.
My daughter Meadow was murdered in the Parkland school shooting in Florida last year. It was the most avoidable mass murder in American history. And last week, Governor Gavin Newsom just forced into every school in California the policies that made it inevitable.
A federal judge Wednesday denied bail to an American Airlines mechanic accused of tampering with an aircraft with 150 people on board, saying he had seen evidence suggesting the mechanic had terrorist sympathies. Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born and has family in Iraq, was arrested Sept. 5 after admitting to investigators he had tampered with the aircraft's navigation system before it took off from Miami International Airport. Alani told investigators he had been involved in a contract dispute with the airline, and had disabled the system so he could get more overtime working to fix the problem.
A crewman injured in the fire that killed 34 people aboard the dive boat Conception off Southern California has sued the boat owner and the company that chartered the vessel. Ryan Sims filed the lawsuit last week in Ventura County Superior Court, saying the Conception dive boat was unseaworthy and was operated in an unsafe manner. Attorney Kurt Arnold says Sims was the steward and was sleeping on the upper deck of the boat when he was awakened by loud noises the morning of Sept. 2 and found the vessel on fire as it was anchored off Santa Cruz Island.
To make the case for the link between terrorism and global warming, Sanders linked to a news story with a provocative headline: “Climate change will increase risk of violent conflict, researchers warn”. Dear Democrats: If you want to slow climate change, carbon pricing is a necessity. But that paper hardly offers compelling evidence that terrorism is bigger today thanks to global warming.
If we're going to take beauty advice from anybody, it's going to be Bobbi Brown. The beauty guru and author has been hailed as an industry leader since Estée Lauder Companies purchased her now-famous cosmetics line in 1995 -- and it's nice to know even the celebrated makeup artist isn't immune to a good deal, like Walmart's beauty section. From hair dryers to bathroom soaps, here's what the iconic artist is sharing as her top beauty picks from the affordable chain: 1.
WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the United States would withdraw about $100 million earmarked for an energy infrastructure project in Afghanistan and withhold a further $60 million in planned assistance, blaming corruption and a lack of transparency in the country. Pompeo said in a statement the United States would complete the infrastructure project, but would do so using an "'off-budget' mechanism", faulting Afghanistan for an "inability to transparently manage U.S. government resources".
Hours after the world learned that journalist Cokie Roberts had passed away following complications from breast cancer, right-wing provocateur Michelle Malkin took a swipe at the reporter's legacy by calling her “one of the first guilty culprits of fake news. Taking part in a panel at the Paley Center on Tuesday, Malkin joined an array of liberal and conservative commentators and media figures to discuss whether the media is biased. At one point in the discussion, Malkin—who has recently been making the media rounds hawking her latest anti-immigrant book—took aim at Roberts.
Russian border patrol has detained 161 North Korean sailors for suspected poaching activity in the Sea of Japan, triggering a diplomatic conflict that is raising concerns in Moscow about the future of the Russian-North Korean security relationship. It was first reported by RIA state news agency earlier this week that Russian border patrol confronted two North Korean schooners and eleven motorboats allegedly conducting illegal fishing activities on Russia's far east coast. Border patrol detained one of the ships, reportedly prompting the other to open fire in a small skirmish that led to the injury of three Russian border patrol officials and several North Korean sailors.
NEW DELHI (AP) Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. Dhananjay Kumar, the state-run airline's spokesman, said Wednesday that the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews on domestic and international flights. Kumar declined comment on media reports that the cost per meal, mostly vegetarian, will fall to one-third of the current 500-800 rupees (up to $11) per meal.
Benjamin Netanyahu's political survival looked to be in the hands of his estranged former defence minister yesterday after initial election results showed he won fewer seats than his centrist rival and his Right-wing allies failed to gain an overall majority. Israel's second election in six months delivered another indecisive result, with Mr Netanyahu's Likud party winning 31 seats compared to the 32 seats won by Blue & White, the centrist coalition led by former general Benny Gantz. Both sides fell short of the 61 seats needed for a majority.
President Donald Trump said without any evidence that needles in San Francisco are flowing into the Pacific Ocean and attributed the problem to the city's homelessness crisis. Trump's comments likely refer to a concentrated epidemic in the Tenderloin neighborhood, home to one of the dirtiest blocks in San Francisco. President Donald Trump's recent visit to California prompted him to make a string of comments about the state's escalating homelessness crisis, which represents nearly a quarter of the national homeless population.