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  • Louisiana man dies after 1,000+ bees attack in Arizona

    May 27, 2016 9:48 AM

    PHOENIX - A Louisiana man died Thursday after he and a friend were attacked by bees while hiking in Arizona. Medical examiners reported 23-year-old Alex Bestler, of Elton, Louisiana, was stung more than 1,000 times by the bees. Bestler and his friend were hiking the Merkle Trail near... more »
  • Official: 2 more Americans identified as Brussels victims

    March 27, 2016 9:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - A State Department official says 2 more Americans have been identified as killed in the attacks on Brussels, bringing the total number confirmed so far to 4. An official confirmed the deaths on grounds of anonymity Sunday night because this person was not authorized to discuss the matter... more »
  • No indication yet of any American deaths in Brussels attacks

    March 23, 2016 1:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says it's unaware of any Americans killed in the Brussels attacks. State Department spokesman Mark Toner says about a dozen U.S. citizens are known to be injured. A number of other Americans remain unaccounted for. Toner says it's unclear if any Americans might be among... more »
  • Cruz's comments after attack criticized by Muslims, others

    March 23, 2016 12:48 PM

    DEARBORN, Mich. - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's call for increased surveillance in Muslim neighborhoods following the deadly bombings in Brussels is drawing sharp rebukes from Muslim Americans and civil rights groups. Cruz said Tuesday that law enforcement should be empowered to "patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become... more »
  • FBI finds way to unlock terrorists' phones; Dispute brought national attention to Baton Rouge woman's murder

    March 21, 2016 9:05 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, CA - The FBI has cancelled a Tuesday hearing to discuss a dispute with Apple over their desire to unlock the Iphones of terrorists. The agency says they've found a 3rd party with the capability to unlock the phones of the two terrorists who killed 14 people in... more »
  • Lawmakers to hold hearing on response to terror attack

    March 18, 2016 11:47 AM

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -The terror attack that killed 14 people in California in December showed police need a protected radio channel and ambulance personnel need safety gear, emergency responders said Friday. Police, fire and medical personnel lauded interagency working relationships during a state legislative hearing convened to learn what worked... more »
  • Teenagers jumped at abandoned Six Flags Play Video

    February 1, 2016 2:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two teenage girls were robbed while taking pictures at the abandoned Six Flags amusement park, WWL TV reported Monday. The attack happened Sunday around sunset, police said. The girls, both 17, were jumped by four men with guns. The guys stole the girls' purses, cell phones... more »
  • Sentencing for "wrong neighborhood" attacker postponed

    January 28, 2016 11:14 AM

    ROUGE - A judge ordered that sentencing for a man convicted of beating a man and wife at a Baton Rouge gas station in May 2013 be put off so the court can hear arguments about whether he's a habitual offender. Donald Dickerson faces a possible life sentence if... more »
  • Gun buyer in San Bernardino attack faces arraignment

    January 6, 2016 11:08 AM

    RIVERSIDE - The friend who bought the assault rifles used in the San Bernardino attack faces arraignment on gun, immigration and terrorism-related charges. Enrique Marquez Jr. is due in a Riverside courthouse Wednesday to answer to five counts that could keep him behind bars for up to 50 years if... more »
  • News 2 learns more about last week's teen attack on mail carrier

    January 4, 2016 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mail carrier is on a new route on Monday after this attack was caught on video last week. Cell phone video shows teenage boys chasing and taunting a mail carrier in the 6000 block of Linden Street. It's a story News 2 broke on Friday... more »
  • Workers return to site where San Bernardino attackers killed

    January 3, 2016 4:04 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO - The San Bernardino offices where a husband and wife killed 14 people a month ago in a terror attack reopen Monday. Nearly 600 employees of the Inland Regional Center are returning to home base. It will be an important reunion, even though many of the counselors have... more »
  • Video surfaces of teens attacking mailman Play Video

    January 1, 2016 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Friday video surfaced of a fight between a group of teens and a mailman in Baton Rouge which led to one teen being arrested, according to police. The video, posted by BatonRougeCrime on Twitter, appears to show the group of teens surrounding the postal worker... more »
  • Family ties can help shield terrorists from detection

    December 19, 2015 7:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The San Bernardino terror attack represented a type of extremist plot authorities consider exceedingly difficult to detect: a conspiracy between close family members. The husband and wife who killed 14 people appear to have dropped precious few clues to what they were planning. Security experts say a... more »
  • FOLLOW UP: Deputies working night of possible inmate escape to be questioned

    December 18, 2015 12:45 PM

    PORT ALLEN – West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies who are assigned the overnight shift at the jail's work release bunk area will be questioned Friday after Baton Rouge Police said a man escaped the center and attacked a man in the parking of a hotel on the east side... more »
  • Afghan hospital said to be misidentified before being bombed

    November 25, 2015 10:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - An investigative report on the U.S. air attack that killed more than two dozen civilians at a medical charity's hospital in northern Afghanistan last month says the crew of the attacking plane misidentified the target, believing it to be a government compound taken over by the Taliban. The... more »
  • Explosive vest had type of explosives used in Paris attack

    November 23, 2015 5:31 PM

    PARIS - A French police official says that an explosive vest found in a suburb on the southern edge of Paris contained bolts and the same type of explosive used in explosive vests in the Paris attacks. The official said the vest - without a detonator - was found Monday... more »
  • LSP says no threats to Louisiana from Syrian refugee

    November 19, 2015 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Col. Mike Edmonson took to Facebook Thursday to give a point-by-point breakdown of how the Louisiana State Police responded to last week's terror attacks in France and give people an idea of the threats facing Louisiana. The short answer: there aren't any , according to Edmonson.... more »
  • Bush calls for US ground forces to fight Islamic State

    November 18, 2015 7:09 AM

    CHARLESTON - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says the United States must commit U.S. ground forces to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State. In a speech in South Carolina, Bush says "air power is essential" but cannot by itself rid Syria and Iraq of the extremist Islamic group.... more »
  • French ID all 129 victims of the Paris attacks

    November 18, 2015 6:49 AM

    PARIS - The French government says all 129 people killed in attacks Friday on a Paris stadium, a concert hall and cafes have been identified. A statement released after Wednesday's Cabinet meeting says about 100 families have come to see the bodies. At least 350 people were also wounded in... more »
  • Quick thinking averted massacre at Paris stadium

    November 16, 2015 3:29 PM

    SAINT-DENIS, France - The suicide bombers' remains, clingy flecks of flesh spread in a 10-meter (yard) radius around where they exploded, were flushed down the drains of the city they sought to terrorize, washed away by municipal workers with detergent sprays and power hoses. All that's left of them now... more »
  • Student accused of threat to teacher

    November 2, 2015 3:57 PM

    BAKER - Authorities arrested a Baker High School student after police said he threatened to attack an assistant principal at the school Monday. Baker Police charged 18-year-old Devonte Walker with assault on a teacher, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace after his arrest Monday morning. Police said the... more »
  • Man suffers heart attack during marathon

    October 11, 2015 4:36 PM

    CHICAGO - A man running in the Chicago Marathon has been revived by a paramedic after suffering an apparent heart attack. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the man in his 60s fell to the ground about 9:40 a.m. Sunday at Lake Shore Drive and Melrose Street on the... more »
  • Estranged husband indicted for wife's brutal death

    October 9, 2015 11:55 PM

    GONZALES - Friday, a grand jury indicted David Johnson, 38, on first degree murder and violation of a protective order charges in relation to his estranged wife's death earlier this summer. Prosecutors said Johnson beat the woman, Monica Johnson, to death with a baseball bat outside of their home... more »
  • Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic

    October 7, 2015 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the U.S. air attack that hit the group's medical clinic in Afghanistan. Obama spoke to the group's international president, Joanne Liu, on Wednesday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama offered his condolences to the aid... more »
  • Casino at center of lawsuit over bathroom rape Play Video

    September 23, 2015 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman filed suit against the Hollywood Casino after she reported being raped there earlier this year. The woman's attorney said the casino should be held accountable. At the center of the lawsuit are allegations the casino did not have enough security, putting the woman's life... more »
  • Machete attack in Ark. college town raises concerns

    September 4, 2015 6:53 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A second violent attack on property rented by the University of Arkansas has some students and faculty wondering if more needs to be done to help Fayetteville's population of homeless people. University police have arrested a 36-year-old homeless man after a machete attack Thursday night. Police say... more »
  • Bison attack

    August 27, 2015 8:48 PM

    AVALON, CALIFORNIA- A man who should have known better got too close to a bison to take a picture and wound up getting gored and sent to the hospital. Chris Baker is head of the American Conservation Experience which works with the Catalina Island Conservancy on trail projects. ... more »
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    August 21, 2015 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says one U.S. military service member was injured Friday, apparently while trying to subdue a gunman who opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The Pentagon says the service member does not have life-threatening injuries. Officials say three people were injured overall... more »
  • Woman dissed Hillary Clinton in death

    August 19, 2015 9:24 PM

    RUNNEMEDE, NEW JERSEY- A woman used her obituary to take a swipe at Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. The obit about Elaine Fydrych says "Elaine requests, 'In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.'" Her husband says Fydrych was a registered Democrat and not "a political... more »
  • Suspect in machete attack arrested

    August 14, 2015 5:17 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Police said a man accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend with a machete in Plaquemine was arrested Friday afternoon. Plaquemine Parish said authorities in Ascension Parish arrested 32-year-old Avis Irvin on charges of aggravated assault, stalking, domestic abuse, damaging property, unauthorized entry into a home and fleeing officers.... more »
  • Report: Woman attacked because she looked happy

    July 15, 2015 11:11 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Deputies arrested a 16-year-old for attacking a woman while she was running on a track since she "looked happy." The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department said the woman, who was 29-years-old, was hit in the head with a tree branch while running at the Ponchatoula Area Recreational District... more »
  • Alligator kills 28-year-old Texas man during late-night swim

    July 3, 2015 11:19 AM

    ORANGE, TX - A man has died after an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina. Police in Orange, near the state line with Louisiana, say 28-year-old Tommie Woodward was swimming in a bayou early Friday morning when the attack occurred. Orange County sheriff's deputies... more »
  • Elderly couple victims of violent attack Play Video

    June 25, 2015 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An elderly couple was held up in their apartment Wednesday morning and are now out hundreds of dollars. Adene Erron, 81, and Becky Smarr, 71, said they feel violated and the whole incident has left them shaken. "The pistol, pointing right between my eyes," said... more »
  • Victim tells jury about violent attack 'in the wrong neighborhood' Play Video

    June 23, 2015 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The star witness in an attack two years ago at a gas station near the Governor's Mansion told jurors about the frightening moments before he was knocked unconscious. David Ray said he was in line at a gas station when Donald Dickerson walked in. He claims... more »
  • North Carolina shark attacks

    June 15, 2015 9:17 AM

    OAK ISLAND, NC.- The mayor of a coastal North Carolina town where two young people were injured in shark attacks this weekend says she doesn't think emergency workers had enough time between incidents to close the beaches. A 12-year-old girl was attacked just after 4 p.m. Sunday in Oak Island,... more »
  • Police: Woman attacks two people with car and tire iron

    May 9, 2015 7:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman is accused of attempted second degree murder and aggravated battery after two people claim she attacked them during a fight Friday. Police arrested Earnesha Wolfe, 23, after two people claim she tried to run them over with her car several times. According to a... more »
  • Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

    May 6, 2015 4:43 PM

    GARLAND, Texas - The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: A do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through social media. Trying to gauge which individuals in the United... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after storming into sleeping couple's home

    May 3, 2015 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is accused of the robbery and rape of a couple while they were sleeping in their home early Friday morning. Baton Rouge Police arrested 23-year-old Willie McCormick after he and two other suspects allegedly broke down the bedroom door and attacked the couple. ... more »
  • Girl, 14, accused of attempting to strangle grandmother

    April 25, 2015 4:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police are looking for a 14-year-old girl accused of trying to strangle her grandmother in New Orleans. The woman suffered a heart attack as a result. New Orleans Police are in the process of issuing an arrest warrant for the girl who reportedly choked her 71-year-old grandmother... more »
  • USS Kidd honors vets in Kamikaze attack Play Video

    April 11, 2015 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It was a day of remembrance for the American heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice when the USS Kidd was the site of a Kamikaze attack. It was the 70th anniversary remembering the attack made by a Japanese aircraft that plowed into the ship on April... more »
  • Police investigating attack on man, pregnant woman

    April 2, 2015 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating an attack on a man and a pregnant woman in Baton Rouge in which one was run over, and the other was attacked with a bat. Baton Rouge Police said the attack happened at 3852 Geronimo Street just after 10 p.m. Wednesday.... more »
  • Man carried handmade explosives in airport machete attack

    March 21, 2015 3:48 PM

    KENNER - Authorities says the machete-wielding man who was shot at New Orleans' international airport after trying to attack security agents was carrying explosives at the time. Sheriff Newell Normand says suspect Richard White, who was shot by a security agent at the airport late Friday, was carrying a bag... more »
  • Normal travel continues at New Orleans airport

    March 21, 2015 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Normal travel procedures continue at Louis Armstrong International in New Orleans according to airport officials. It comes after a city cab driver armed with a machete and a can of wasp spray attacked TSA agents around 8p.m. Friday night. He was shot by a Jefferson Parish... more »
  • Prosecutors use blood, DNA to show bomber's role

    March 19, 2015 2:02 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Prosecutors are using DNA evidence and blood to try and prove that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother both played prominent roles in the 2013 attacks and the killing of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer. A DNA expert testified Wednesday that Officer Sean... more »
  • Shark attacks man snorkeling in Hawaii

    March 19, 2015 1:57 AM

    KAILUA-KONA, HI- A visitor from Kansas is in the hospital after a 10-to-12-foot tiger shark bit his left forearm while he was snorkeling off the Big Island of Hawaii. The man was flown to The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu in stable condition on Wednesday. Police said the 58-year-old had... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: Hollis' close call Play Video

    March 16, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Someone in the U.S. is killed by a heart attack every 34 seconds. A South Louisiana school superintendent almost found this out the hard way , in an experience that he says "has changed his life." Last October, 42-year-old Hollis Milton was driving from Baton Rouge to... more »
  • EBRSO: Attacker bit in the crotch by victim

    March 13, 2015 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's detectives said a hospital worker who was sexually assaulted by a patient in East Baton Rouge Parish fought off her attacker by biting him hard enough in the privates it left teeth impressions. Detectives arrested Kendrick Carter of Zachary Thursday on forcible rape charges. ... more »
  • Injured US ambassador to be released from hospital

    March 10, 2015 1:56 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - A Seoul hospital says it expects to release injured U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert after five days of treatment because of a knife attack. Lippert has been hospitalized at Seoul's Severance Hospital since Thursday when a knife-wielding man slashed him on the face and wrist during a... more »
  • Mom talks about daughter's decision to fight attacker Play Video

    March 9, 2015 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating a home invasion where a teen girl was assaulted in Baton Rouge Monday afternoon. A BRPD spokesperson said a 13-year-old girl was home alone on North Foster Drive when a man broke into the house and attacked her. The mother of... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: Randy's Ride Play Video

    March 9, 2015 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Someone in the United States is killed by heart disease every 39 seconds. A Clinton man and his wife are dreaming of a great retirement adventure, but it almost turned into a great tragedy when he had a brush with heart disease. Randy Russell has a... more »
  • Rebel attacks continue despite cease-fire

    February 20, 2015 1:56 AM

    KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian military spokesman says separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times over the past day, despite a cease-fire that was called into effect five days ago. Lt. Col. Anatoliy Stelmakh said Friday that the village of Kurakhovo, west of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk,... more »
  • Arrests made following attack at synagogue

    February 16, 2015 2:28 AM

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Danish police say that they have arrested two men suspected of helping the gunman who carried out the two shooting attacks over the weekend in Copenhagen. Police in Copenhagen say the arrests were made Sunday and that the two men will face a custody hearing on Monday.... more »
  • Obama to focus on cybersecurity

    February 13, 2015 2:36 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - President Barack Obama is responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks by encouraging members of the private sector to share information with each other and with the federal government as a first line of defense. Obama is headlining a White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer... more »
  • Women learn to fight crime in Equalizer Self-Defense classes Play Video

    February 6, 2015 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are empowering woman by teaching them how to defend themselves and trust their instincts. This morning on 2une In, News 2's Rebecca Buchanan gave an inside look at the Equalizer Classes. Baton Rouge Police warn that you never know when you'll end up in that... more »
  • Cops: Pet ferrets chew off newborn's nose, part of her cheek

    January 23, 2015 3:27 PM

    DARBY, PA - Authorities near Philadelphia say a trio of pet ferrets chewed off a newborn's nose and part of her cheek when her mother left her downstairs in her car seat. Officials say the month-old baby was attacked Thursday by ferrets that escaped a cloth cage while the girl's... more »
  • French security forces to get better weapons to fight terror

    January 21, 2015 4:12 AM

    PARIS, France - France's prime minister says security forces will get better weapons and protection and the country will go on a hiring spree for 2,600 new counter-terrorism officers. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the government will spend 425 million euros ($490 million) on counter-terrorism over three years in response... more »
  • Teacher mugged walking to school

    January 16, 2015 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a mugging where a teacher at an elementary school was victimized as she was walking to school Friday morning. The woman, who was unharmed during the ordeal, was attacked after she parked her car and while she was walking toward Dalton Elementary near the... more »
  • La. AG candidate uses Paris killings to raise money

    January 16, 2015 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A candidate for Louisiana attorney general is using claims that less gun control could have prevents recent Paris terror attacks in order to raise money and attention for his campaign. Jeff Landry, a Republican and former state representative, stated on his campaign website that if "liberal... more »
  • 15 arrested in Belgium terror sweep

    January 16, 2015 4:50 AM

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian authorities say more than a dozen people have been detained in Belgium and two arrested in France in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in which two suspected terrorists were killed. Eric Van der Sypt, a Belgian federal magistrate, said Friday that a dozen searches had... more »
  • Kerry says trip to France about hugs, not apologies

    January 15, 2015 6:13 AM

    SOFIA, Bulgaria - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not traveling to France later Thursday to apologize for the Obama administration's failure to send a senior official to last weekend's unity march, but rather to give "a big hug to Paris" in the wake of terrorist attacks... more »
  • Turkish police check newspaper over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    January 14, 2015 2:03 AM

    ANKARA, Turkey - A pro-secular Turkish newspaper says police stopped trucks as they left its printing center to check the paper's content after it decided to print a selection of Charlie Hebdo caricatures. Cumhuriyet newspaper says police allowed distribution of the newspaper to proceed on Wednesday after verifying that the... more »
  • Obama says US must up its game on cyberthreats

    January 13, 2015 3:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military's U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious threats facing the U.S. Obama unveiled a proposal for cybersecurity legislation at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center just outside Washington. He says cyberthreats pose "an enormous challenge."... more »
  • Charlie Hebdo plans unprecedented 3 million run of new issue

    January 13, 2015 3:14 AM

    PARIS, France - The surviving staff of Charlie Hebdo is putting out an unprecedented 3 million copies of its upcoming issue. According to the newspaper Liberation, which loaned out office space to the satirical weekly whose staff was decimated at the beginning of three days of terror attacks last Wednesday,... more »
  • White House: US should have sent other officials to Paris

    January 12, 2015 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it erred in not sending a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris on Sunday. More than 40 world leaders attended the rally, which was aimed at showing unity following terror attacks by Islamic militants that left 17 people dead. The Obama administration... more »
  • France mobilizes 10,000 security forces after attacks

    January 12, 2015 3:40 AM

    PARIS, France - French security forces are mobilizing in their search for what the prime minister called a "probably accomplice" to three days of bloodshed and terror around the capital, as well as to try to ensure the safety of the French people. Manuel Valls said the search is urgent... more »
  • U.S. says it didn't hack North Korea

    January 9, 2015 2:41 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two senior U.S. officials tell The Associated Press that the U.S. government is not responsible for the sustained electronic attacks that crippled North Korea's Internet infrastructure last month. Those attacks happened just after President Barack Obama promised that his administration would respond to the hacker break-in at... more »
  • SU students sue apartments over racist attack Play Video

    January 8, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two students from Southern University filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the managers of an apartment complex near LSU attacked them and called them racial slurs after the students tried to lease an apartment there. Jasmine Edwards and Demonya Williams named Courtyard Orleans Apartments, apartment manager Kortney... more »
  • Hunt for 2 in French shooting that killed 12; 1 surrenders

    January 8, 2015 2:03 AM

    PARIS, France - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says there were "several arrests" overnight in the hunt for two suspects in the deadly shooting at a satirical newspaper. In an interview with RTL radio Thursday, Valls said preventing another attack "is our main concern," as he explained why authorities released... more »
  • Doe attacks man after being shot with arrow

    January 5, 2015 12:07 PM

    FOND DU LAC, WI - Authorities say a deer wounded by an arrow in eastern Wisconsin turned on the bow hunter in an attack that sent the 72-year-old man to a hospital. Fond du Lac County sheriff's officer Jeff Bonack says the hunter was tracking the wounded doe through thick... more »
  • One arrest after group attack with bricks, bats

    December 17, 2014 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged one person with attempted murder this week after investigators said a group of women with baseball bats and bricks attacked someone in their car, then fired several shots into the vehicle. Baton Rouge Police charged Alonzonesha Garner Tuesday with attempted second-degree murder and illegal... more »
  • Taliban attack leaves more than 80 children dead

    December 16, 2014 3:47 AM

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A top Pakistani official says that 84 students have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Pervez Khattak, the chief minister of the province where the attack is underway, says that roughly the same number of students have... more »
  • Woman attacked by neighbor's pet lynx in Atlanta

    December 2, 2014 2:47 PM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a woman was attacked by her neighbor's pet Siberian lynx and has been hospitalized. Spokesman Greg Lyon says officers were called to a home in the affluent Buckhead neighborhood after a woman said her friend had been attacked by the large cat Tuesday afternoon. Police... more »
  • Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria

    November 20, 2014 4:36 PM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village. Muhammed Gava of the Nigeria Vigilante Group said the assault occurred Wednesday in Azaya Kura village in northeastern Nigeria's Borno state. He told... more »
  • Israelis return to attacked Jerusalem synagogue

    November 19, 2014 2:00 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Jewish worshippers are returning to a Jerusalem synagogue that was the site of a deadly attack the previous day as Palestinians brace for more punitive demolitions amid soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions. Meanwhile, Israeli security forces early on Wednesday demolished the home of the Palestinian who killed two people... more »
  • Obama condemns Jerusalem attack

    November 18, 2014 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is strongly condemning Tuesday's attack at a synagogue in Israel that killed four people, including three U.S. citizens. The president says there can be no justification for such attacks. Obama is urging both Israeli and Palestinian leaders and ordinary citizens to "work cooperatively to lower... more »
  • Several wounded in Jerusalem synagogue attack

    November 18, 2014 2:19 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli police say a number of people were wounded when two suspects attacked a Jerusalem synagogue. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the suspects were killed at the scene of the attack on Tuesday. He declined to say how they were killed. He says it wasn't immediately clear... more »
  • World Trade Center reopens for business Play Video

    November 3, 2014 3:02 AM

    NEW YORK - Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is opening for business. It's an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving into One World Trade Center on Monday. The 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper dominates... more »
  • Dempsey: US used attack helicopters near Baghdad

    October 12, 2014 12:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - The top U.S. military officer says the U.S. called in Apache helicopters to prevent Iraqi forces from being overrun by Islamic State militants in a recent fight near Baghdad's airport. Gen. Martin Dempsey says the extremists were within about 15 miles and had they overrun the Iraqis, "it... more »
  • Man attacked by shark in Western Australia

    October 2, 2014 1:51 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - A man has been seriously injured in a shark attack in Western Australia. Police say the man was attacked Thursday morning at Wylie Bay in the town of Esperance on Western Australia's remote southern coast. The victim was being treated at a hospital. Police said they had... more »
  • National guard hosts mock terrorist attack Play Video

    September 25, 2014 4:22 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Louisiana National Guard conducted an anti-terrorism exercise Thursday morning. Several local, state, and federal agencies took part in the exercise along with the National Guard. Officials say the exercise happened so that they could see how well everyone worked together in the event an emergency... more »
  • Staffers hurt in melee at New York psych center

    September 4, 2014 2:04 AM

    MARCY, N.Y. - Authorities say 12 staff members have been injured in a melee at a New York psychiatric center. Correction officials say in a news release issued late Wednesday night that a group of inmates attacked staffers and other inmates inside the Central New York Psychiatric Center in the... more »
  • US kills six militants in Somalia strike Play Video

    September 2, 2014 4:22 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A member of the Somali group al-Shabab says its leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike but the spokesman would not say if the leader was among the six militants who were killed. Abu Mohammed told The Associated... more »
  • High school student dies after attack at school Play Video

    August 27, 2014 8:40 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A student at Natchitoches Central High School has died after he was beaten during a fight. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Johnquaries Smith. Smith was attacked in what police are calling a random act of violence. He was air lifted to the hospital following the... more »
  • Boy, 7, bitten by Lake Pontchartrain shark

    August 9, 2014 5:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 7-year-old New Orleans boy injured while swimming with his family in southeast Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain is believed to have been bitten by a shark. It happened Friday afternoon in the huge body of brackish water, which is connected to the Gulf of Mexico north of New... more »

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