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Woman Hides On House Roof To Escape Intruder
Woman Hides On House Roof To Escape IntruderWoman Hides On House Roof To Escape Intruder

A California woman has escaped from an intruder in her home by crawling out of a window and onto her roof. The dramatic scene in Venice was caught on camera. Melora Rivera said she was in bed at the time of the break-in. Still wearing only a flannel shirt, she grabbed her phone and ran toward her second-storey window and hid on the roof. But the intruder ran after her and came dangerously …

Lebanese army detains Syrians in border town
Lebanese army detains Syrians in border townLebanese army detains Syrians in border town

Lebanese soldiers have carried out raids in the border town of Arsal, detaining dozens of Syrian men suspected of involvement in attacks on the Lebanese army. An army statement said three suspects were injured after troops opened fire at men setting part of an informal refugee camp ablaze during Thursday’s raids. The raids came as the army steps up efforts to prevent fighters from using Arsal …

Suspect captured but UVa student still missing
Suspect captured but UVa student still missingSuspect captured but UVa student still missing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition — but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff’s authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said Wednesday …

Hannah Graham: Missing Student Suspect Held
Hannah Graham: Missing Student Suspect HeldHannah Graham: Missing Student Suspect Held

The main suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been arrested on a Texas beach. Police believe Jesse Matthew was the last person seen with the UK-born Ms Graham, who went missing on September 13 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Authorities obtained a felony warrant for his arrest late Tuesday. He has been charged with abduction with intent to defile. …

France considers switch to join Syria airstrikes
France considers switch to join Syria airstrikesFrance considers switch to join Syria airstrikes

PARIS (AP) — France’s defense minister says the country is considering whether to extend airstrikes to Syria, and top military officials are meeting Friday to define the country’s mission against the Islamic State group. Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told RTL radio “The question is asked every day,” whether France’s current plans for airstrikes in Iraq are sufficient against the …

Feds to undertake review of Ohio Wal-Mart shooting
Feds to undertake review of Ohio Wal-Mart shootingFeds to undertake review of Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Justice Department has begun its latest review of police department practices following a grand jury’s decision not to indict officers in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart. The federal government said its investigation will be “thorough and independent” and it would take appropriate action if evidence was found that civil rights laws were broken. A special …

Trooper ambush suspect making manhunt a 'game'
Trooper ambush suspect making manhunt a ‘game’Trooper ambush suspect making manhunt a ‘game’

CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspected killer of a state trooper, who has eluded a massive dragnet for nearly two weeks, might be treating the manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods as a game against law enforcement, according to police. Eric Frein, 31, appears to have purposely made himself visible at times, staying just far enough away to make it unlikely he’d be caught in the rough terrain, said …

Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry
Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industryMexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

CIUDAD MIER, Mexico (AP) — Mexico overcame 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and are stealing billions of dollars’ worth of oil from pipelines. Figures released by …

Texas firefighters rescue pet frog from blaze
Texas firefighters rescue pet frog from blazeTexas firefighters rescue pet frog from blaze

WESTWORTH VILLAGE, Texas (AP) — Firefighters who doused the flames at a North Texas house have also made sure the lone resident didn’t croak. Fort Worth firefighters rescued a pet frog and returned the amphibian to the daughter of the homeowners, who were out of town. Battalion Chief Richard Harrison said Wednesday that firefighters have saved dogs and cats, but it’s the first time he recalls …

Federal probe set in US Wal-Mart police shooting
Federal probe set in US Wal-Mart police shootingFederal probe set in US Wal-Mart police shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio grand jury found officers’ actions were justified in last month’s fatal shooting of a man holding an air rifle at a Wal-Mart store, a special prosecutor said Wednesday. Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier said the grand jury opted not to issue any indictments in the Aug. 5 death of 22-year-old John Crawford III. But the U.S. Department of Justice says federal …

 

 

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