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Ahmed Abdi Godane: the al-Shabaab leader targeted by air strikes

(www.telegraph.co.uk) With his background in accountancy and enthusiasm for poetry, Sheikh Ahmed Abdi Godane is an unlikely candidate to be Africa’s most feared militant leader.
But with the Nairobi shopping mall atrocity in September 2013, the bookish 37-year-old leader of Somalia’s al-Shabaab Islamist movement has achieved a long-running ambition to join the very top tier of [...]

 

Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 | No comments »


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Danica Patrick: ‘We’ll be all on board’ to help Tony Stewart

(www.usatoday.com) – HAMPTON, Ga. — The simple act of arriving at Atlanta Motor Speedway – a step Tony Stewart made Friday in returning to NASCAR after a three-race absence — was like a homecoming for his Stewart-Haas Racing teammates.
Danica Patrick, who drivers for SHR and spoke to Stewart last weekend, said “It will be good [...]

 

Friday August 29th, 2014 | No comments »


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‘Sons of Guns’ cancelled following arrest of show’s star for child rape – just two weeks after being accused of molestation

(www.dailymail.co.uk) Reality show ‘Sons of Guns’ has been cancelled following the arrest of star William Hayden on child rape charges.
In a statement to TMZ on Wednesday, a Discovery channel spokesman wrote: ‘Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of Sons of Guns and [...]

 

Thursday August 28th, 2014 | No comments »


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Nine-year-old American girl accidentally kills shooting instructor with Uzi submachine gun

Instructor at Arizona shooting range dies after young girl loses control of powerful automatic weapon

(www.telegraph.co.uk) A nine-year-old girl has accidentally shot dead a shooting instructor who was teaching her how to use a powerful Uzi submachine gun.

Charles Vacca was showing the unnamed youngster how to fire the weapon at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in [...]

 

Wednesday August 27th, 2014 | No comments »


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Earthquake’s timing left many fumbling in dark

A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California’s wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture and sparked fires.
The magnitude 6.0-quake struck at 3:20 a.m. PDT Sunday near [...]

 

Monday August 25th, 2014 | No comments »


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James Foley, exemplar of bravery to many, dies at 40

 
(www.bostonglobe.com) On his first day in Stephan Garnett’s journalism class at Northwestern University in 2007, James Foley listened while Garnett explained that the profession could at times be very dangerous. “You can get hurt doing this job. You can get killed doing this job. And you’d better learn to think on your feet,” Garnett told his [...]

 

Thursday August 21st, 2014 | No comments »


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Bikers by the hundreds join in benefit for I-75 victims

ZUBER — Hundreds of bikers turned out Saturday for Bikes for Badges, a charity motorcycle event held at Bubba Raceway Park, with proceeds from the showcase going to the families of three people killed on the side of Interstate 75 several months ago.

Escorted by Marion County sheriff’s deputies and Ocala Police Department officers on motorcycles [...]

 

Monday August 18th, 2014 | No comments »


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EXCLUSIVE: Bubba on Tony Stewart: “I will defend my friend”

WFLA News Channel 8
(www.wfla.com) – He’s not afraid to speak his mind, especially when it comes to controversy. “I will stand up for my friend. I am loyal to a fault,” said Bubba the Love Sponge Clem.
The nationally-syndicated radio talk show host is indeed fiercely loyal when it comes to his longtime friend, Sprint car [...]

 

Thursday August 14th, 2014 | 3 Comments »


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Violence in Ferguson: Police Fire Tear Gas, Smoke Bombs at Demonstrators

Violence erupted in the streets of Ferguson, Mo. for a fourth straight night Wednesday, with police firing smoke bombs and tear gas at demonstrators and some people lobbing Molotov cocktails. Racial unrest lingers in the St. Louis suburb following a weekend police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
 
See more at: abcnews.go.com
 

 

Thursday August 14th, 2014 | 3 Comments »


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Robin Williams dies at 63 in apparent suicide

Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
Around 11:55 a.m. Monday, sheriff’s officials said, a 911 call came in about a man unresponsive in his home in Tiburon. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dubbed “the funniest man alive” by Entertainment Weekly in [...]

 

Monday August 11th, 2014 | No comments »