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Rap mogul Suge Knight investigated in fatal hit-and-run

Friday, 30 January 2015 01:26
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man on Thursday as he fled attackers, his lawyer said. Authorities said the incident was being investigated as a homicide. Knight, 49, planned to turn himself in to authorities and "we are confident that once the investigation is completed, he will be totally exonerated," attorney James said by telephone. A red pickup truck struck…
NYC public defenders in video advocate killing police, city finds
Thursday, 29 January 2015 20:22
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Attorneys at a New York City public defenders' office participated in an online video that advocated the killing of police officers, featuring the lyrics "time to start killing these coppers," a city investigation disclosed on Thursday. The video "Hands Up," which shows singers pointing guns at someone portraying a police officer, was released shortly before the deadly ambush on Dec. 20 of two New York City officers by…
Texas lawmaker under fire for Facebook post on Muslim Capitol Day
Thursday, 29 January 2015 19:22
A newly elected Texas state lawmaker is under fire for a divisive Facebook post asking Muslim visitors attending an event at the state capitol in Austin to pledge allegiance to the United States. The event, Texas Muslim Capitol Day, was organized by the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "Today is Texas Muslim Capital [sic] Day in Austin," Molly White, a House Republican, wrote on her Facebook page Thursday. "The House is in…
Senate panel approves Iran sanctions bill
Thursday, 29 January 2015 15:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would levy tough new sanctions on Iran if it fails to sign an agreement to curb its nuclear program cleared a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday. But lawmakers are holding off on a full Senate vote to see whether diplomatic negotiations yield a deal. Republican and Democratic members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee voted 18-4 to pass the bill aimed at ramping up economic pressure…
Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse
Thursday, 29 January 2015 13:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 — a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public. The announcement of the settlement in the Santa Barbara case came after three days of trial. The terms were confidential at the Boy Scouts' request, said Tim…
Gas blast at Mexico City children's hospital
Thursday, 29 January 2015 10:14
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera told Milenio television that three were killed, a woman and two men. Part of the building collapsed after an explosion in a Mexico City maternity hospital. At least two deaths reported pic.twitter.com/3X6yCGfgzV— Enrique Acevedo (@Enrique_Acevedo) January 29, 2015 He earlier told the…
Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident', airline to proceed with compensation
Thursday, 29 January 2015 05:10
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on. The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 last year, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing. Months of searches have failed to turn up any…
Police find human remains in suitcase on San Francisco sidewalk
Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:09
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco police on Wednesday discovered human body parts stuffed inside a suitcase that had been ditched on the sidewalk of a downtown street, officials said. Police closed off blocks around the package around 4:15 p.m. and found more remains after searching the area, police spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan said in a statement. The city medical examiner confirmed that the remains were human, but could not determine whether they belonged to one…
Co-pilot at controls when AirAsia plane crashed: investigator
Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:09
The co-pilot of an AirAsia flight that crashed into the Java Sea last month was at the controls when it went down, killing all 162 people on board, investigators said on Thursday. The announcement came as fishermen found two more bodies from the crash in waters off Sulawesi island in central Indonesia, around 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) from where the plane crashed, a search and rescue official said. AirAsia Flight QZ8501 went down in stormy…
IS purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap
Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:09
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