Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 21:10
GARY, Ind. (AP) — With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana. Indiana court records from 2004 describe him grabbing a woman in a chokehold, dousing her with gasoline and threatening to set her on fire. He was sentenced to a year in prison. In 2009, he was convicted in Texas of raping a woman.
Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:09
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal. Bradlee died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported.
North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 17:08
View gallery Jeffrey Fowle is shown in this City of Moraine handout photo released on June 9, 2014. REUTERS/City … WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that detained American tourist Jeffrey Fowle had been released from North Korea and was on his way home to be with his family. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States welcomed the move but pressed North Korea to release two other U.S.
Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 17:08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The medical status of nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola when she helped treat the first patient to be diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, was upgraded to good from fair on Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced. Pham was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit in Bethesda, Maryland, on Oct. 16. (Reporting by Sharon Begley)HealthNational Institutes of Health
Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient's final days
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:08
View gallery.Dr. Gary Weinstein in his interview with WFAA-TV. The doctor has treated three Ebola patients at Texas Health Presbyterian. … DALLAS – It’s been popular in the court of public opinion to condemn West African Thomas Eric Duncan for delivering Ebola to America’s doorstep. But a Texas doctor who tried to save the Ebola patient’s life doesn’t see it that way. “I don’t think about it in terms of blame,” said Dr.
Eric Frein sightings: How 'wilderness ninja' has outfoxed 1,000 cops
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:08
Two fresh sightings of alleged sniper Eric Frein has resulted in more closed public schools in northern Pennsylvania and a shift in a massive manhunt to near where Mr. Frein went to high school – and where he was a member of the high school rifle team. The pressing question of how a single man has outmaneuvered 1,000 trained law enforcement officers in the Pocono Mountains for over five weeks suggests that Frein has used…
NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:07
HELSINKI (AP) — NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing. Lt. Col. Robert Gericke said the Russian aircraft were flying in international airspace and had not violated the territory of alliance members. Two Canadian F-18 Hornet jets were scrambled from the Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania on Monday to intercept a…
Stone in Jerusalem may answer ancient mystery
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 13:07
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment. Israel's Antiquities Authority said the stone bears the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian and the year of his visit to Jerusalem, a few years before the failed Bar Kochba revolt in the second century A.D.
North Korea's big move on captured American
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 13:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held. Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio, had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin last May.
Man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 13:07
President Obama found himself in an unusual situation Monday. As he was casting his ballot early in Chicago, minding his own business behind the voting booth, a young man, Mike Jones, walked by and warned him "don't touch my girlfriend." The girlfriend, Aia Cooper, who was voting in the booth next to Obama, was humiliated, to say the least. "I really wasn't planning on it," Obama joked with the woman. "There's an example of a…
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