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Nigerian Indicted in US for Drug Deal Elected Senator Back Home

A man indicted in America for allegedly smuggling heroin, in a court case that was the basis for the TV hit “Orange Is The New Black,” has been elected a … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Deadly Disease Said to be More Deadly than Ebola Kills 14 in Nigeria

The ancient Ikale community in Irele local government area of Ondo state has been hit by a mysterious disease, killing at least 14 people. Reports revealed that the disease has … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

5 Killed in Xenophobic Attack in South African City While Migrants Flee

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has described the attacks of foreign nationals in the province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa as “unacceptable,” calling … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

***Breaking News*** St. Charles Parish Deputy Allegedly Ambushed While Directing Traffic in Paradis

A St. Charles Parish deputy sheriff was shot in an “apparent ambush” Thursday morning (April 16) while directing traffic in a Paradis school zone, the Sheriff’s Office said. The deputy was … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

#ShutDownA14: Protests Against Police Brutality Take Place in Cities Across US on April 14

  Protesters in cities across the country marched against police brutality Tuesday, tweeting it all at #ShutDownA14. The demonstrations, taking place simultaneously in cities such as Seattle, Oakland and New … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nestle Waters North America Draining California Dry with Expired Water Permits; 1988 & 1994 Respectively

U.S. Forest Service officials on Friday said they are making it a priority to examine a long-expired permit that Nestle has been using to pipe water out of a national … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Second USAID Contractor Suspended Following Caracol Housing Fiasco

On March 25, 2015, USAID suspended CEEPCO Contracting – which had been working on shelter programs in Haiti –from receiving further government contracts, pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation. CEEPCO joins … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

No Oil, No ‘Protection’ as Boko Haram Massacre in Nigeria Elicits Little Response From US [Video]

Boko Haram has massacred thousands of civilians in Nigeria, but US officials’ response towards the horrific crimes have been strangely muted. RT’s Manila Chan explores a potential link to oil, … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Amnesty International Reports Boko Haram Reign of Terror in Nigeria

Boko Haram has abducted at least 2,000 women and girls to be forced into marriage, trained as foot soldiers and otherwise abused, a new report by Amnesty International says. The … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bonney Lake, Washington: 1 Dead After Concrete Falls on Motorist From Highway Construction According to Authorities

One person was killed Monday morning in an ‘incident’ near Bonney Lake, officials said, when construction material fell off a bridge and struck a pickup truck. Bonney Lake Police said … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Earthquake Hits Baldwin Hills and Parts of Los Angeles

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Baldwin Hills area Sunday night, hours after a 2.5-magnitude temblor jolted the same area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Los Angeles Fire Department said … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cleveland 1-Year-Old Shot by 3-Year-Old Brother [Video]

A three-year-old boy from Cleveland, Ohio picked up an unattended firearm inside their home and accidentally shot it resulting to the death of his one-year-old brother. According to Cleveland.com, Cleveland Police … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Anne Arundel Co Police Investigating Homicide at Dunkin Donuts in Hanover [Video]

Anne Arundel County police are searching for a Hanover man they say killed his wife at the Dunkin’ Donuts where they worked. Patrons notified police Sunday night after discovering no workers … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Davenport Man Dies in Sports Car at Richard Petty Driving Attraction [Video]

A 36-year-old Davenport man died today after a Lamborghini in which he was riding lost control at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World. According to the Florida … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

65-Year-Old Annegret Raunigk Pregnant with Quadruplets!!!

A 65-year-old woman, who already has 13 children, is pregnant again with quadruplets. If the babies are born Annegret Raunigk, of Berlin, will become the oldest woman to give birth … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Parents Could Face Charges After Boy Falls Into Cheetah Exhibit at Cleveland Zoo

Update: The mother of the 2-year-old child who fell into the cheetah exhibit at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Saturday has been criminally charged. Michelle Schwab, 37, of Delaware, is charged … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Update: Tulsa Reserve Deputy Allegedly Had False Training Records (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Update #2: Staff at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office were reportedly ordered to falsify the training records and firearms certificates of a reserve deputy who mistook his firearm for a … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dad Punches His Toddler in the Face so Hard He Falls to the Ground in a California Supermarket [Video]

A man caught on film by surveillance cameras allegedly hitting his three-year-old toddler in the face at a supermarket was arrested on Friday. KERO-TV reports 23-year-old Justin Whittington of Bakersfield, … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mom of Quadriplegic Man With Cerebral Palsy Abandoned in Cobbs Creek Park to be Arrested Upon Return [Video]

Police have signed an arrest warrant for a Philadelphia woman after she allegedly left her quadriplegic son with cerebral palsy alone in the woods for over five days with nothing but … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

US Recon Aircraft Intercepted by Russian Fighter Jet Over Baltic – Pentagon

An American RC-135U reconnaissance aircraft was buzzed by a Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet over the Baltic Sea near Russia’s Kaliningrad Region, according to the Pentagon, which accused the Russian … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Virginia Police Attempt, Fail to Delete Video of Assault on Teenager [VIDEO]

Virginia police unsuccessfully attempted to delete evidence of their assault on an unarmed teenager during a traffic stop for a broken license plate light. Video of the incident, taken by … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

U.S. Capitol Building on Lockdown After Reports of Shots Fired

Authorities responded Saturday to reports of shots fired on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building, prompting the entire building to be placed on lockdown, sources tell Fox News. … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

2 women sentenced in the hate killing of Mississippi black man

Originally posted on theGrio:
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a hearing that lasted more than five hours Thursday, a federal judge sentenced two women to the maximum prison terms for…

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ohio State Trooper Gets 5 Yrs in Federal Prison for Sex Acts

An Ohio state trooper was sentenced to five years in prison by a federal court for coercing four women motorists to engage in sexual acts for lenient treatment over criminal … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sheriff Orders Internal Investigation Into Arrest Seen on “Disturbing” Video (Included)

The San Bernardino County Sheriff ordered an internal investigation Thursday into an arrest caught on NBC Los Angeles’ NewsChopper4 video that showed deputies beating a suspect when they caught up … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

One Dead as Tornadoes Hits Rochelle Illinois [Video]

A tornado touched down near Rochelle, Ill., Thursday evening, leaving one dead, according to a report, as well as substantial damage. One person has died in the tornadoes or tornadoes … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cubans Want Change – but Not If Uncle Sam Takes Over

Strolling the scimitar-shaped seaside boulevard in Havana known as the Malecon, Pedro, a native of the city, knows what he doesn’t want from the nascent thaw in relations between Cuba … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Detective Reveals Expansive Use of StingRay Surveillance

The Baltimore Police Department used controversial cell phone surveillance tools more than 4,000 times since 2007, an officer revealed this week, but has stayed largely silent on the topic until … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Charleston, South Carolina Officer Commits Suicide After Barricading Himself in Home

An armed Charleston, South Carolina police officer took his own life after barricading himself in his home following a domestic dispute. Sergeant George Hildebidle “decided to end his life his … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dashcam Footage Released Shows Walter Scott Running Away From Officer

South Carolina state police have released dascham footage from officer Michael Slager’s car captured moments before he shot black unarmed man Walter Scott. The video shows Scott running away after … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

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