Delaware man arrested in 2001 Tennessee killing September 19, 2014WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Authorities have captured a Delaware man wanted in a 13-year-old killing in Tennessee.
The FBI and several other agencies arrested 51-year-old Ignacio Constantino on Thursday at the apartment complex where he lived outside of Wilmington, Delaware.
A police report says that on Jan. 21, 2001, Constantino got into an argument with 44-year-old Jose Rodriguez outside a business in Morristown, Tennessee, about 40 miles east of Knoxville.
The report says Constantino pulled a gun and shot Rodriguez two to three times and fled the scene. Rodriguez died soon after.
Morristown police Maj. Michelle Jones tells The News Journal (http://tinyurl.com/lflffdm) that the ... Read more
New York Man Charged With Trying to Recruit ISIS Fighters in US September 17, 2014
Federal authorities have charged an upstate New York man with trying to persuade two others in the United States to join the Islamic State, or ISIS, the terrorist group wreaking havoc in Iraq andSyria that U.S. officials have been outspoken about for weeks.
Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, of Rochester, also plotted to kill U.S. soldiers who had returned from Iraq, federal prosecutors announced today.
Last year, two FBI informants began building relationships with Elfgeeh, who — not realizing they were working with the FBI — encouraged them to go overseas and join terrorists in Syria, prosecutors allege in court documents. For months, Elfgeeh had been posting Tweets ... Read more
Cellphone Records Could Hold Clues in University of Virginia Student’s Disappearance September 16, 2014
Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, are pouring over cellphone records, trying to find a University of Virginia student who vanished during a night of partying with friends.
Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18, was last heard from after 1 a.m. Saturday.
Graham’s apartment is off campus and, according to police, she and other students were drinking heavily that night; “fairly well intoxicated,” police said. Graham was seen at a pizza shop before she and a classmate headed to another party, which they left at 12:15 a.m., with Graham appearing to be walking home alone.
But Graham may have changed her mind, texting friends at another party that ... Read more
American receives blood from fellow Ebola survivor; doctors say aggressive treatment working September 12, 2014OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An American aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and Nebraska doctors say the man has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week.
Doctors say Dr. Rick Sacra received two blood transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly last weekend after arriving at the Nebraska Medical Center. Sacra has also been given an experimental drug that doctors refuse to identify. And he has received supportive care including IV fluids.
Brantly is one of the first two Americans treated for Ebola in Atlanta last month. He and Sacra are ... Read more
Prosecutor: 3 Babies’ Bodies Found in Filthy House September 12, 2014
BLACKSTONE, Mass. – The bodies of three infants were found Thursday in a filthy house where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a Massachusetts prosecutor said.
A woman who lives at the home was arrested on charges related to the living conditions at the house, according to police. Erika Murray, 31, would be arraigned Friday on charges that also include intimidation of a witness, prosecutors said.
Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said authorities don’t know when or how the babies died, or their ages and genders.
Detectives investigating a case of reckless endangerment of children found the bodies ... Read more
Convicted High School Shooter Back in Custody September 12, 2014LIMA, Ohio – TJ Lane is now back in police custody following an intense 5 hour search overnight.
Lane is serving life sentences for killing three students at Chardon High School in 2012.
He and two other inmates broke out of the Allen Correctional Facility in Ohio.
Searchers used airplane infrared detectors to find his location, only about 100 yards from the prison.
“He did scale the perimeter fence, but this is an ongoing investigation. Obviously I’m not happy this happened. No warden in my position would want something like this to happen,” said Warden of the Oakwood Allen Correctional Facility, Kevin E. Jones.
Lane ... Read more
Secret Service Nabs White House Fence-Jumper September 12, 2014
A dramatic scene unfolded at the White House today as Secret Service agents raced to confront and apprehend a young man who broke the security perimeter.
“Drop down! Drop down!” Secret Service officers shouted, as they rushed across the North Lawn, their guns at the ready.
A man had jumped over the North Fence, triggering an urgent security response and causing the White House to be put on lock down.
The man, who appeared to be in his 20s, wearing a gray T-shirt, dark shorts and a yellow Pokemon hat, sat on his knees on the grass. He resisted calls for him to ... Read more
Support for Airstrikes against ISIS: Following the Trend Lines September 12, 2014
What a difference events can make.
U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq remained largely divisive for most of the summer. But our ABC News/Washington Post poll earlier this week found support rising from 54 to 71 percent in just three weeks. The shift, although in line with President Obama’s policies, includes many of his political opponents on other issues.
Specifically, the overall increase of 17 percentage points in support for airstrikes since mid-August includes a 22-point leap among Republicans (from 61 to 83 percent) and a remarkable 32-point jump among “very conservative” Americans, from 49 percent to 81 percent.
What’s intervened, of course, ... Read more
Names of Thousands Read at 9/11 Commemoration September 11, 2014
With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack.
Family and friends of those who died read the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in New York, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Thelma Stuart, whose husband Walwyn Wellington Stuart, Jr., 28, was a Port Authority Police Department officer, said the nation should pray for its leaders, “that God will grant them wisdom, knowledge and understanding on directing them on moving forward.”
The sad roll call was to pause only four times: to ... Read more
What to Do Before You Buy the iPhone 6 September 10, 2014
The announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might have made you eager to part with your old iPhone — but there’s one important step you need to take before making the switch.
If you’re planning on giving away, selling or trading in your current iPhone, it’s recommended that you make sure your device is wiped clean. This will make sure your personal information and digital memories aren’t given to someone else.
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