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.
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.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) â€” South Korean police said Thursday that they have found a suspect thought to be an infamous serial killer wanted for the slaying of nine women some 30 years ago. Senior police officer Ban Gi-soo said police have continued their investigation into the 1986-1991 slayings even after the statute of limitations expired 13 years ago in order to find the truth. Ban said the technological improvement of DNA analysis allowed authorities to extract DNA samples from evidence that wasn't possible at the time of the cases.
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.
Local residents are "preparing for the worst" as fans of the viral Storm Area 51 Facebook event descend on a town near the secretive military base. The event could become a disaster as people struggle with the difficult conditions in Nevada without proper preparation, they have warned. The page, which encouraged people to "see them aliens" and suggested that enough people raid the base then they couldn't be stopped, is bringing an unknown number of people to Nevada to take part in the event.
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.
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.
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.
The progressive reputation of Justin Trudeau is in ruins Thursday morning after a third instance emerged of the Canadian prime minister wearing racist dark face-paint. The first photo that surfaced, showing Trudeau in 2001 wearing brownface as part of an Aladdin costume, would have been enough to turn some voters off him forever. But, within hours, a second photo was published of him wearing blackface to sing the Jamaican folk song “Day-O,” followed by a third video of him sticking his tongue out wearing dark makeup.
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.
The Coca-Cola look isn't new for Porsche, which used it successfully in the 1980s as well. From Car and Driver
The House passed a short-term bill Thursday to prevent a federal shutdown when the budget year ends Sept. 30, and give lawmakers until the Thanksgiving break to negotiate and approve $1.4 trillion for federal agencies. The Senate is expected to approve the stopgap bill next week. The agency spending bills would fill in the details of this summer's budget and debt agreement between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
A federal judge denied bail on Wednesday to an American Airlines mechanic, who has been incarcerated since July for sabotaging a plane with 150 people on board, due to suspicions the mechanic has ties to ISIS. Abdul-Majeed Alani was arrested on September 5 and confessed to tampering with a Boeing 737 at Miami International Airport weeks earlier, grounding the plane before it had a chance to take off. In the Wednesday bail hearing, prosecutors announced that Alani has a brother in Iraq who may be involved with ISIS, and that Alani had previously expressed his desire for Allah to harm non-Muslims.
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.
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.
This fall ratatouille recipe works perfectly as a hearty side dish or a delicious vegetarian main. The different colored vegetables look great on the table, too. TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 20 minutes YIELD: 4 servings Ingredients 1 cup crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (plus more for drizzling) 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon fresh basil, sliced 1 teaspoon herbs de Provence 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1-2 large zucchini, sliced (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 large Japanese eggplant, sliced (about 3 cups) 3 large Roma tomatoes, sliced (about 3 cups) salt (for seasoning) 1 sprig of rosemary Instructions Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a round baking...
Tropical Storm Jerry strengthened into a hurricane Thursday as it trekked westward toward Puerto Rico along a path already followed this year by Hurricanes Dorian and Humberto. The National Hurricane Center said Jerry's center was expected to pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday and east of the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday. inches of rain: Hundreds rescued from 'life threatening' floods as Imelda drenches Texas Forecasters warned of likely life-threatening surf and rip current conditions for portions of the northern Leeward Islands on Thursday afternoon.
TOKYO—Three executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) who ignored repeated warnings of a potential tidal wave that could result in a nuclear disaster, which did in fact take place, were found not guilty of criminal negligence resulting in death and injury by a Tokyo Court on Thursday. The Tokyo District Court ruled former executives of TEPCO were not guilty of criminal negligence, in the only criminal prosecution to come out of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
Russian police on Thursday said they had detained a Siberian shaman trekking towards Moscow on a mission to expel "demon" President Vladimir Putin, picking up a crowd of supporters on the way. Police in the eastern Siberian region of Buryatia told Interfax they had detained Alexander Gabyshev, the shaman, on a highway near Lake Baikal and would put him on a flight back to his home region where he is "wanted for committing a crime". Gabyshev's eccentric bid to walk from his home city of Yakutsk to Moscow, a distance of over 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles), has seen a group of followers join him on the way.
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.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is sending highway patrol troopers and other state workers to St. Louis as part of an effort to fight the surge of violent crime that has included the killings of more than a dozen children in the region so far this year. Parson said the total cost of the state's commitment, including the 25 state employees who will work in the St. Louis region, is up to $4 million. "This is about targeting violent criminals and getting them off the street," Parson said at a news conference in St. Louis.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Wednesday that House Democrats have not contacted him to testify about his anticipated report on potential FBI surveillance abuse during the Trump-Russia probe. Republicans quizzed Horowitz at a House Oversight subcommittee about the forthcoming report, which looks at whether the FBI improperly surveilled Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Horowitz declined to provide details about the investigation, including whether any current or former FBI officials will be referred for prosecution.
The BBC has apologised to the Duke of Sussex for failing to warn him that they planned to publish graphic neo-Nazi propaganda calling him a “race traitor”. The corporation, which defends the decision to broadcast the image around the world, has written to the Duke about the “important piece of journalism”, which is said to have caused “great distress” to the Royal Family. The “very graphic” image, which showed Prince Harry with a gun to his head, raised “serious security concerns” for the Sussexes “specifically while his wife was nearly five months pregnant”, a palace spokesman said.