• Panel Will Study Conditions in Ferguson That Spurred Angry Protests

    Panel Will Study Conditions in Ferguson That Spurred Angry Protests

    (ST. LOUIS) — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon appointed a commission Tuesday to study the outrage that resulted from the shooting of an 18-year-old black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last August 9. The 16-person panel with both white and black members will be chaired by businessman Rich McClure and the Rev. Starsky Wilson, who was involved in some of the demonstrations that followed the shooting. Nixon’s move comes as a grand jury is preparing a decision on whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown following a brief altercation. A coroner’s… Read more

  • NY National Guard Deployed to Buffalo After Snowstorm

    NY National Guard Deployed to Buffalo After Snowstorm

    (BUFFALO, N.Y.) — New York’s National Guard was deployed to Buffalo after a massive snowstorm on Tuesday. In the past 15 hours, communities in the area have been covered with three to four feet of snow, according to ABC News’ Buffalo affiliate WKBW. In some places, snow has been falling at a rate of 4 to 5 inches every hour, a phenomenon known as lake effect snow — when moisture-rich air blowing off the Great Lakes dumps precipitation when it reaches land. Buffalo residents said this is the worst storm in recent memory. And the storm shows little signs of… Read more

  • Book Reignites Mystery Over Model's Suicide, Sect

    Book Reignites Mystery Over Model's Suicide, Sect

    (NEW YORK) — A Russian model who committed suicide in 2008 after joining a sect ended her days angry, confused and struggling to cope, journalist Peter Pomerantsev says in a new book. Ruslana Korshunova, who leaped off a Manhattan building to her death one summer day, had joined a group called Rose of the World while living in Russia, wrote Pomerantsev, who spent years researching what happened to the model for a 2011 documentary. Now his findings are detailed in his book, Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia, out this month. Korshunova’s… Read more

  • What May Happen to Officer Darren Wilson After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    What May Happen to Officer Darren Wilson After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    (FERGUSON, Mo.) — The Ferguson police officer under investigation for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown will soon learn if he will be indicted in the unarmed teen’s death. As the world awaits the decision from a grand jury, there are many scenarios that could play out for the officer, Darren Wilson, who has been on paid administrative leave from the police department since the shooting in August. If Wilson is cleared of criminal charges in Brown’s death, legally he would be able to continue working as a cop in Ferguson, but many people can’t imagine Wilson would ever return… Read more

  • Daughter Graduates from FDNY Academy 13 Years After Dad Died on 9/11

    Daughter Graduates from FDNY Academy 13 Years After Dad Died on 9/11

    (NEW YORK) — The daughter of a New York City firefighter who was killed on 9/11 graduated Tuesday from the Fire Academy, carrying on a family tradition. Kevin Smith, 47, of Long Island, N.Y., was stationed at Hazmat Co. 1 in Manhattan and rushed with his unit to the World Trade Center, where he and many of his comrades were killed. “He’d be so proud,” said Josephine Smith, 34. “He’d be absolutely proud. He’d be worried. Being a firefighter himself, he knows what goes with the job, but he knows I’d be able to handle it — how strong I… Read more

  • First Pilot to Fire Missile from Predator Drone Breaks Silence

    First Pilot to Fire Missile from Predator Drone Breaks Silence

    (NEW YORK) — A year before he was the first airman to ever unleash a Hellfire missile from a Predator drone in combat, airman Scott Swanson said he was at the controls of another Predator back in 2000 when Osama bin Laden was directly in his crosshairs. “As I orbited out Predator over Tarnak Farms, a dusty jumble of buildings in a mud-walled compound just outside Kandahar, Afghanistan, we spotted a strikingly tall man in white robes being treated deferentially by a group of men,” Swanson writes in Breaking Defense Tuesday, his first public comments on the September 2000 incident,… Read more

  • Charles Manson's Future Mother-in-Law Speaks Out

    Charles Manson's Future Mother-in-Law Speaks Out

    (NEW YORK) — The woman who might become Charles Manson’s mother-in-law is concerned about her daughter’s engagement, but said she believes the mass murderer is truly in love with her daughter. “He does; I think he does,” Melissa Burton, 48, of Bunker Hill, Illinois, told ABC News Tuesday morning. “She has been good to him.” Manson has also been good to her daughter, Burton added. Burton’s daughter, Afton Elaine Burton, 26, received a California marriage license on Nov. 7 to wed Manson, 80. The couple has yet to announce a wedding date, but have until February until the license expires…. Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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