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.
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.
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".
Raytheon's new Peregrine missile is designed for U.S. fighter jets and would likely replace the 30-year old AMRAAM missile. Peregrine is smaller than existing missiles, allowing the Air Force and other services to stuff more of them in the internal weapons bays of stealth fighter jets like the F-35. U.S. defense contractor Raytheon has pulled the curtain off a new missile designed to boost the firepower of fighter jets.
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.
At a presidential climate change forum on Thursday, author and Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson floated the idea of a national mandatory year of service for young adults to tackle climate change. "I would like to ask your opinion, I think during the 'season of repair,' we should have a mandatory national service, one year, for people between 18 and 26 because we need you," Williamson said. "We need to fix this climate. MSNBC's Ali Velshi asked the audience, which consisted mainly of students, to raise their hands if they liked the idea.
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.
It's not even October yet and there's already a strong contender for best Halloween costume of 2019. In an adorably terrifying video that is making the internet rounds, Romeo the French Bulldog can be seen dressed as Chucky and doing his best impression of the murderous doll from the Child's Play movie franchise. In the video, the flawless costume has been slipped over the Frenchie's head to give the appearance that he has Chucky's wild red hair, is wearing a striped red and white shirt with overalls that read “Good Dogs” instead of “Good Guys,” and is carrying around a bloodied foam knife.
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.
A former White House ethics lawyer has said people who oppose impeachment hearings probing the Trump presidency do not respect the U.S. constitution. It's happening, [Donald Trump] is getting impeached,” Richard W. Painter tweeted.
Iran's foreign minister has said a military strike on Iran would trigger "all-out war", as the United States and its Gulf allies accuse Iran of being behind attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Asked about the consequence of "an American or Saudi military strike on Iran" in an interview with CNN aired on Thursday, Mohammad Javad Zarif responded: "An all-out war." "We don't want war, we don't want to engage in a military confrontation," he said, warning it would lead to "a lot of casualties".
Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was being held Wednesday in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in 2017. Vázquez is charged with statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors, all felonies, and a misdemeanor count of indecent assault of a person under 16 years old. The charges are related to Vázquez's alleged encounters with a girl starting in 2017, when she was 13 and living about an hour east of downtown Pittsburgh.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seeing an open door, a mountain lion sauntered into a California home before managing to lock itself inside a bathroom. The incident was detailed by Edward and Kathy Sudduth, of Sonora, Colorado, who told local news that they initially thought the large cat that entered their living room while they were watching TV was a neighbour's pet. But, moments later, what was happening registered they said, before the mountain lion itself was tapped by Mr Sudduth, sending it careening into the bathroom.
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...
The Navy SEAL who oversaw the bin Laden raid said Wednesday that negotiating with the Taliban is like negotiating with ISIS, and that a negotiated peace may not be possible. "If we negotiate some sort of settlement with the Taliban, and that settlement involves the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan," retired Adm. Bill McRaven said, "it won't be six months or a year before all of the blood and treasure we have put into Afghanistan will have been reversed because the Taliban will come back in and do what the Taliban do."
The United States is confident that it will be able to determine who was behind the weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities, the Pentagon said Thursday. Indications are that Iran was behind the strikes but the United States will let Saudi Arabia announce who was responsible, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said. "As of this time, all indications we have are that Iran is in some way responsible for the attack on the Saudi oil refineries," he told reporters.
A crew member injured while trying to reach passengers on the Conception has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the dive boat claiming it was operating in dangerous condition.
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.
Capt. Juha “Stallion” Jarvinen's landing was the first landing on an aircraft carrier by a Finnish air force pilot in history, according to the U.S. Navy. Jarvinen was flying a U.S. Marine F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 as part of a pilot exchange program — also a first between the U.S. Marines and the Finnish air force. It was pretty intense,” Jarvinen said according to a U.S. Navy news release.
A Florida couple is facing multiple charges after they started having sex in the back of a police car — after they were already under arrest on DUI charges. A Nassau County Sheriff's Office deputy saw Megan Mondanaro, 35, and Aaron Seth Thomas, 31, riding bikes without lights on around 11:30 p.m. Friday in Fernandina Beach, according to arrest reports obtained by USA TODAY. In the report, the deputy said he "detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from both of them." The deputy also noted Mondanaro and Thomas both had bloodshot and watery eyes and were slurring their words.