For 13 hours and 44 minutes last week, an unemployed high school dropout just barely of legal drinking age was the most wanted man in America. Then in an unexpectedly mundane fashion and in an unlikely place, alleged Charleston killer Dylann Roof’s getaway was thwarted.
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BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — With a vast, brand new stadium and passionate home crowds, European Games athletics offers a near-Olympic experience. There’s just one thing missing – the Olympic athletes.
Former Major League outfielder and baseball broadcast analyst Darryl Hamilton was fatally shot at a suburban Houston home where his girlfriend was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gun wound, police in Pearland said on Monday. The bodies of Hamilton, 50, and Monica Jordan, 44, were taken to a medical examiner. The couple’s 14-month-old infant was found unharmed at the home owned by Jordan and was taken into the care of Texas Child Protective Services.
By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta MEDELLIN, Colombia (Reuters) – Jessica Quintero awakes drenched in sweat and instinctively grabs for her AK-47 assault rifle. “The bombs still scare me, I don’t sleep,” says Quintero, 18, recounting a regular night-time ordeal after fighting for three years with Latin America’s oldest guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Scared of the persistent air strikes on her camp deep in Colombia’s jungle, the former child soldier fled and surrendered in 2013, one of thousands who abandoned the FARC in the last decade as its ranks were cut in half …read more
Republican Presidential Candidates Say They Will Return or Donate Contributions From So-Called White Supremacist Leader
Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and former Sen. Rick Santorum said this morning they would return or donate thousands of dollars possibly linked to the head of the Council of Conservative Citizens, which the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a white supremacist group. The group was cited in a purported manifesto believed linked to the suspect in last week’s massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The head of that group, Earl Holt, appears to have made contributions to several Republican candidates for president over the past several years or their political action committees, including Cruz, of Texas, Paul, of …read more
Authorities have released the name of a teenager who was killed when a stone slab weighing about 650 pounds fell on him outside a southern New Jersey business that makes countertops.
If Diego Maradona is serious about running for the FIFA presidency, he still has a lot of work to do just to get on the ballot.
A 51-year-old man from Philadelphia is dead, after shots were fired near Coney Island.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cooler weather Monday was expected to aid crews making progress against a huge forest fire in a remote area of the San Bernardino Mountains — the largest of several blazes burning across California.
Paris (AFP) – Celtic, the first British team to win the European Cup, have been paired against Icelandic side Stjarnan in the second qualifying round of the Champions League, after the draw in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday.