Saturday, May 15, 2021

Massive rocket barrage deep into Israel

In two days of fighting, more than 600 rockets were launched at Israel, while the Israeli army struck hundreds of targets in the Strip. Four Israelis were killed and four were wounded as rockets fell on the south of Israel. 23 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and two infants, were killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. (Haaretz)

NY man planned set off bomb on National Mall on election day

TAPPAN, NY - A New York man is under arrest for allegedly plotting to blow himself up on the National Mall on election day. When FBI agent searched his home after getting a tip from a concerned citizen, they found “what appeared to be a functional explosive device weighing approximately 200 pounds. (CBS News)
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  • El Chapo’s cartel launches military-style assault on Mexican forces, securing his son’s release

    MEXICO CITY - Heavy gunfire consumed the streets of Culiacán on Thursday afternoon, when Mexican security forces struggled to fend off members of the Sinaloa cartel, once led by notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Members of the cartel deployed across the city with military-grade weapons, a remarkable, live-streamed glimpse into their ability to overwhelm the state. (National Post)
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  • VPD seek man wanted in West End attack

    Vancouver police want help identifying a “person of interest” after an early morning assault in the city’s West End. (Global News)

    Federal police clear Portland plaza as duelling demonstrations turn violent

    PORTLAND - Federal authorities on Saturday forced demonstrators away from a plaza near a federal building as duelling demonstrations in Portland by right-wing and left-wing protesters turned violent.(New York Post)
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  • Man arrested after fatal machete attack on Virginia hiking trail

    A Massachusetts man faces a murder charge for allegedly attacking two hikers on the Appalachian Trail with a machete, leaving one one dead and the other severely wounded, federal authorities said Sunday. ( NBC News)

    Hostage safe after Cologne railway station drama

    German police say they now have an armed assailant at Cologne's main railway station "under control" and the woman he took hostage is receiving medical treatment. (BBC)

    Tactical police who stopped Edmonton terror attack testify

    EDMONTON - The tactical police officers at the front of the pursuit of a U-Haul truck downtown never saw the U-Haul’s brake lights as it sped through busy traffic and veered onto the sidewalk, the jury heard in Abdulahi Hasan Sharif’s attempted murder trial Thursday. (Edmonton Journal)

    Man jailed after killing, sexual assault at Catholic supply store

    ST. LOUIS - A man was charged Wednesday with killing one woman and sexually assaulting two others after herding them at gunpoint into the back room of a suburban St. Louis religious supplies shop. The arrest of 53-year-old Thomas Bruce, of Imperial, ended a two-day manhunt that followed the brazen Monday afternoon attack at a Catholic Supply store in another St. Louis suburb, Ballwin. The attack frightened the region and led some schools, churches and businesses to close. (CBS news)
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  • Montreal driver arrested after 9 pedestrians, including 2 kids struck

    Police in Montreal have arrested a 38-year-old driver they say struck as many as nine pedestrians in Montreal North on Wednesday. (680 News)

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