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Alleged shooter arrested in $8,000 plot to kill ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz

SANTA DOMINGO - The alleged shooter of David Ortiz has been arrested along with four others in a group offered nearly $8,000 to kill the former Boston Red Sox star at a Dominican Republic bar, authorities said on Wednesday. (The Province)

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)

Woman chases down man who groped her in NY subway

NEW YORK - A woman is caught on camera turning the tables on the man who assaulted her – fighting back and chasing him off. (CBS New York)

Militants, police killed in failed attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi

KARACHI - Separatist militants armed with guns and a suicide vest tried to storm the Chinese consulate in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Friday, in one of the most serious attacks in years against Chinese nationals in the Islamic state. No Chinese nationals or consulate staff were harmed.(NPR)

Terror mayhem in Melbourne

MELBOURNE - Islamic State is taking credit for a savage terror attack in Australia that killed one man and could have left scores dead.Cops say a Somalian immigrant, Mohamed Khalif — who goes by the name of Hassan Shire — crashed his truck on a busy street, hitting a pedestrian and then tried to set the truck on fire. (Toronto Sun)

Man charged with first degree murder after fatal hammer attack in Scarborough

A 30-year-old man has been charged after a woman was fatally struck with a hammer in Scarborough Friday evening. Emergency crews were called to the area of Sheppard Avenue East and Havenview Road, west of Markham Road, just after 7 p.m. for a possible medical complaint. (CP24)

Synagogue shooter struggled with gun, pleads not guilty

SAN DIEGO - After a 19-year-old gunman fired at least eight rounds into a California synagogue, he stopped to fumble with his semiautomatic rifle and then fled with 50 unused bullets, prosecutors said Tuesday. (National Post)

Woman killed in ‘horrific’ Scarborough machete attack

A woman was murdered in a machete attack Wednesday evening in the city’s east end. Just after 6 p.m., Toronto Police received numerous calls about a man running around with a machete in the area of Morrish Rd. and Ellesmere Rd. (Toronto Sun)
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Jury hears closing arguments in Edmonton terror attack

Prosecutors argue Abdulahi Sharif intended to cause as much death and destruction as possible on the streets of Edmonton two years ago, but another lawyer said the jury should consider alternate theories. (Edmonton Journal)

‘You have to cooperate’: judge gives accused in U-Haul attack last chance to get lawyer

The man accused of attacking a police officer with a knife and mowing down pedestrians along Jasper Avenue in a truck has been given one more week to find legal representation or have counsel appointed heading into a four-month jury trial. (Edmonton Journal)

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