April 16, 2014

‘Violence and incitement’: US, allies scramble to ease new Ukraine standoff

April 14, 2014: Pro-Russian men attack a police station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Horlivka.AP The Obama administration and Western allies were scrambling to ease another crisis in Ukraine as pro-Russian protesters seized or blocked government buildings in what U.S. officials said was clearly Moscow’s doing.  U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power sparred […]

Three dead in shootings at Kansas Jewish centers; man to face charges

Storm clouds build over the scene of a shooting at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas (DAVE KAUP, REUTERS / April 13, 2014) Article source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-kansas-shooting-20140413,0,4380702.story

14-Year-Old, Grandfather Killed in Kansas Jewish Center Shooting

A 14-year-old Eagle Scout and his grandfather were among the three people killed today when a man opened fire at a Jewish community center and retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas, according to the family of the two. “It is with deep sadness that we confirm the tragic loss of Dr. William Lewis Corporon and […]

Ukraine Tension Turns Deadly as Russia Seeks UN Meeting

Russia called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council tonight after Ukrainian security forces battled pro-Russian gunmen in the eastern town of Slovyansk. The Security Council session was scheduled for 8 p.m. in New York as the U.S. and Russia’s allies traded accusations over who was behind the violence. Camouflaged gunmen fired […]

Ukraine launches ‘anti-terrorist’ campaign against pro-Russian gunmen

Slavyansk is strategically located on a crossroads about 55 miles north of Donetsk and 90 miles from the Russian border. After several dozen protesters took over the main police building Saturday, they immediately began constructing barricades on roads leading into the city. Simultaneous assaults on government buildings in several towns in the restive region on […]

FedEx truck was on fire, couple say

Orland, Calif. A couple said a Fed- Ex tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a median, sideswiped their car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, adding a new twist to the investigation of a crash that killed 10 people. Initial reports by police indicated the truck swerved to avoid […]

Northern California bus crash: Black box recovered for bus, not FedEx truck

RED BLUFF, CALIF. — Investigators recovered a black-box recording device from the student tour bus that crashed in Orland killing 10 people, but could not obtain one from the FedEx truck that slammed into the bus because it was so heavily damaged, federal officials said late Saturday. The bus, a 2014 model that had only […]

Armed men seize police stations in eastern Ukraine

April 12, 2014: Armed pro-Russian activists occupy the police station carrying riot shields as people watch on, in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk.AP Ukraine’s acting president reportedly called an emergency meeting of Kiev’s national security council on Saturday after pro-Russian protesters seized control of government buildings in the country’s eastern region.   “At 9 […]

Bus Crash Investigator: Tracker On Fedex Truck Likely Destroyed

Tracking technology on board the FedEx truck involved in the deadly Northern California college tour bus crash was “probably destroyed” in the fire, one of the investigators said Saturday. Ten people, five of them teenage students en route to a college recruitment event, died when the truck swerved across the median of Interstate 5 and […]

Truck was on fire before it hit students’ bus, witnesses say

Two witnesses said Friday that a FedEx truck was on fire before it hit a tour bus filled with high school students in Northern California, killing 10. Bonnie and Joe Duran, whose car was hit by the truck before it collided with the bus, told several TV stations that they saw flames coming from the […]