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Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:45
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mayor of a small Los Angeles suburb was shot to death by his wife on Tuesday in an apparent domestic dispute, and his spouse has been detained, the county sheriff's department said. The shooting at Bell Gardens stemmed from an afternoon quarrel between the mayor, Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, 43, that escalated when their 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr.
Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 22:44
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub as pro-democracy protesters set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands. The unequivocal statement from Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday dashed hopes that the standoff between demonstrators and authorities could be resolved quickly through negotiations. It does not come as a surprise given that…
Mayor of suburban L.A. city fatally shot; wife in custody
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:43
BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said. Daniel Crespo, 45, was pronounced dead at a hospital, Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Crystal Hernandez said. Paramedics were called to a Bell Gardens condominium shortly after 2:30 p.m. Crespo and his wife, 43-year-old Levette Crespo, had gotten into an argument, Hernandez said.
3 charged in Mexico army killing of 22
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:42
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, the government announced Tuesday. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said a total of eight military personnel initially participated in an 8- to 10-minute gunfight with the armed suspects in the rural town of San Pedro Limon. Subsequently, three soldiers allegedly unleashed "a new series of gunshots that had no justification whatsoever," he…
Plea accepted in embassy bombings case
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:42
A judge on Tuesday accepted the guilty plea of an Egyptian lawyer in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, saying the government acted reasonably in reducing charges against him. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan issued a written ruling after 54-year-old Adel Abdel Bary pleaded guilty on Friday to three charges: two conspiracy counts and a third in which he admitted making threats to kill Americans with explosives.
Police on manhunt for ambush suspect find pipe bombs
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:41
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — State police searching for a man accused of killing a trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt that were capable of causing significant damage. The bombs were not deployed, but they were fully functional and could have been set off by either a trip wire or a fuse, Lt. Col. George Bivens said. They were among several items that were "clearly hastily…
Sea change: Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearing
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:41
View photo.The disappearing Aral Sea as seen from space. (NASA) The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake in the world, is nearly gone. Satellite images released by NASA this week show half of the inland lake that spans the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan border in Central Asia are almost totally dry. "For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried," NASA said in a release.
U.S. loosens civilian death policy in Syria, Iraq
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:41
View gallery.Residents inspect damaged buildings in what activists say was a U.S. strike in Kafr Daryan, in Syria's Idlib Province, …The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq. A White House statement to Yahoo News confirming the looser policy came in response to questions about reports that…
CDC: First Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 17:40
View photo.Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas where the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed. (Jason … DALLAS – A Texas man just back from West Africa has been confirmed as having the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. Authorities with the Centers for Disease Control revealed the finding Tuesday, two days after the unidentified patient arrived at a Dallas hospital with suspicious symptoms.
CDC confirms 1st Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:39
View photo.Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas where the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed. (Jason … DALLAS – A Texas man just back from West Africa has been confirmed as having the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. Authorities with the Centers for Disease Control revealed the finding Tuesday, two days after the unidentified patient arrived at a Dallas hospital with suspicious symptoms.
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