CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 |
A man was in grave condition Monday after being stabbed on an MTA Red Line train following a brief verbal exchange with his assailant, officials said. Security video collected by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority captured a limited view of the attacker, said Sheriff's Transit Det. Keith Schumaker. The victim in his 30s was stabbed about 9:18 a.m. by another rider described as 18 to 24 years old. "There was a verbal exchange," Schumaker said. "Then the suspect produces a weapon and lunged toward the victim with a stabbing motion.
December 30, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A series of attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital left dozens of people dead Monday as the army fought off assailants identified as followers of a disgruntled religious leader. The coordinated attacks, at first thought to be a coup attempt, targeted a state television station, the airport and a military base in Kinshasa, the capital. Gunfire was also reported in Lubumbashi, the country's second-largest city and capital of mineral-rich Katanga province.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2013 |
Los Angeles police have released video surveillance footage of the assailant believed to have stabbed a 35-year-old man to death Friday in South Los Angeles, just a block from his home. The footage shows William Jennings, 35, walking on the sidewalk in the 3300 block of West Jefferson Boulevard around 10:25 p.m., when he appears to be confronted by the assailant. A brief dispute ensues, during which, the assailant takes out a knife and repeatedly stabs Jennings to death. The assailant then walks off, leaving Jennings on the ground.
December 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John F. Kerry faced sharp complaints from House lawmakers Tuesday about the interim deal to rein in Iran's nuclear program, but the Obama administration won two tactical victories in its campaign to fend off further sanctions that it says could jeopardize a final deal. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, announced he had decided against introducing sanctions legislation, at least for now, that the administration had strongly opposed.
November 11, 2013 |
Larry Flynt wants to stop Missouri from executing the man whose bullet put the publisher of Hustler magazine in a wheelchair for life. Over the weekend, Flynt and the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit to force the state to release documents on how the state determines the process by which it kills prisoners. Joseph Paul Franklin, 63, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Nov. 20. Missouri last month delayed the execution of convicted murderer Allen Nicklasson after the German manufacturer of the drug propofol objected to its use in the deadly mixture of drugs designed to execute inmates.
September 23, 2013 |
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenyan security forces killed three assailants from an Al Qaeda-linked Somalia militia after unleashing a major assault to end the standoff at a shopping mall here, defense officials said. With the crisis at the Westgate shopping center in its third day, officials said 10 suspects had been arrested for questioning, including two at the Nairobi airport. The big unanswered questions concerned the number of people held by the gunmen, and their welfare, after Shabab militants threatened to kill hostages if there was an assault.