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Kansas City Highway Shootings Suspect in Custody: Police

Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:16
Police in Kansas City, Mo., tweeted Thursday that they had taken into custody a suspect in connection to a string of at least a dozen linked highway shootings in the area since March 8. Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte tweeted the information with little additional information. Residents in the area who depend on the highway system have been on edge for more than a month. Three people have been struck by bullets — one…
California FedEx and Tour Bus Crash 911 Calls Released
Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:16
The 911 calls to the California Highway Patrol immediately after last week's deadly crash between a FedEx truck and a college tour bus full of high schoolers were released on Thursday — and include one particularly frantic excerpt from a disoriented student. "Hi, um, I was in a car accident. I was in a travel bus and we crashed into a FedEx truck," said the student, who sounds like he or she is crying. When…
Radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri's trial begins
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:32
Lawyers for radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri have said his mental health is failing. STORY HIGHLIGHTSAbu Hamza al-Masri stands trial on numerous terrorism-related chargesAl-Masri was one of the highest-profile radical Islamic figures in BritainHe is accused of conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen, open terror camp in Oregon
Police: Kansas City-area highway shooting suspect in custody
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:32
STORY HIGHLIGHTSAnother possible shooting is being investigatedThere have been as many as 20 incidents between March 8 and April 6Three people have been shot, but there have been no life-threatening injuriesAuthorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest (CNN) -- [Breaking news update, 7:11 p.m. ET] A suspect is in custody in connection with as many as 20 recent highway shootings in the Kansas City, Missouri, area, Police Chief Darryl…
Former NFL great Darren Sharper denied bail in Arizona
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:32
STORY HIGHLIGHTSDarren Sharper is under supicision in five states, but charged in twoHis attorneys have said he had cosensual sexHe faces yet another court date Friday in Los AngelesThursday's development likely means he won't get bail in California either (CNN) -- Even though he's being held in California, retired NFL star Darren Sharper was denied bail Thursday by a judge in Phoenix, Arizona, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's office said.
Rapper severs penis, jumps off building
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:32
Andre Johnson appears in a photo from Facebook. STORY HIGHLIGHTSAndre Johnson is seriously injured, but survives the fallHe is taken along with his recovered penis to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Johnson was a member of North Star, a Wu-Tang Clan affiliated hip hop groupHe performs under the name Christ Bearer Los Angeles (CNN) -- Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said.
'X-Men' director accused of sex abuse
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:32
A representative for director Bryan Singer said the accusations were "completely without merit." STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe accusations against Bryan Singer date back to 1999Singer's rep says the suit is "completely without merit"Singer is one of Hollywood's most successful directors Los Angeles (CNN) -- A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing a teenage boy 15 years ago.
Forty years on, bullying takes its toll on health and wealth
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:32
LONDON (Reuters) - The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to research by British psychiatrists. In the first study of its kind to look at the effects of childhood bullying beyond early adulthood, the researchers said its impact is "persistent and pervasive", with people who were bullied when young more likely to have poorer physical and psychological health and poorer cognitive functioning at…
Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:32
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Garcia…
Ex-Goldman director Gupta starts prison term on June 17
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:31
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan directed Gupta to surrender by 2:00 p.m. EDT on that date to start serving his sentence at an institution chosen by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, according to an order issued on Thursday. Gupta, 65, was convicted in June 2012 on securities…