Mardi Gras crash that hurt 28 blamed on drunken driver

Feb 27, 2017

Mardi Gras crash that hurt 28 blamed on drunken driver

Police on Sunday identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. He’s being held at the city’s jail ...

Homeland Security report disputes threat to U.S. from banned nations

Feb 25, 2017

Homeland Security report disputes threat to U.S. from banned nations

Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm have found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terrorist threat to the United States. A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship ...

130 found shot, beheaded in Syria mass graves

Feb 24, 2017

130 found shot, beheaded in Syria mass graves

The bodies of some 130 fighters shot execution-style or beheaded by rival jihadis have been found in mass graves in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group and rebel sources said Thursday. The grim discovery comes nearly a week after clashes in Idlib province between the ...

Feb 22, 2017

China offers huge anti-terror awards in Xinjiang

China has created a 100 million yuan ($14.5 million) fund for “anti-terrorism” awards in a violence-wracked part of the country, state media reported, as the government steps up a campaign targeting unrest. The government of Hotan in the far western region of Xinjiang will ...