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Queens, NY – Sketch Released Of Suspect In Killing Of NY Imam

August 14, 2016 at 12:04 PM
Queens, NY - New York City police have released a sketch of the suspect they say fatally shot the leader of a mosque and a friend as they left afternoon prayers. Police say witnesses described the shooter of 55-year-old Imam Maulama Akonjee and 64-year-old Thara Uddin as a man with a medium complexion, last seen wearing a dark shirt and blue shorts. Police released a sketch early Sunday of a...

Queens, NY – Anti-defamation Group Condemns Killing Of Mosque Leader

August 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Queens, NY - The Anti-Defamation League is expressing solidarity with New York City's Muslim community in the wake of the fatal shootings of the leader of a mosque and a friend as they left afternoon prayers in Queens. The organization says that while the motive for the crime is still unknown, nothing can justify the killing of two men walking from their place of worship. It is urging the...

Washington – Hacker Posts Personal Info Of House Democrats And Staff

August 14, 2016 at 01:53 AM
Washington - After receiving a deluge of obscene voicemails and text messages, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informed her fellow Democrats on Saturday of "an electronic Watergate break-in" and warned them not to allow family members to answer their phones or read incoming texts. The breach targeted the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other Democratic Party entities...

Sarajevo – Donald Trump Is ‘totally Nuts,’ Says Robert De Niro

August 14, 2016 at 01:47 AM
Sarajevo - U.S. actor and producer Robert De Niro said on Saturday that U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should not run for president because he was "totally nuts". Trump, a billionaire businessman seeking his first public office, has courted controversy with a string of inflammatory statements about his main opponent Hillary Clinton, guns, Mexicans, Muslims and war...

Poughkeepsie, NY – Man Dies After Lightning Strike In NY Park; 4 Others Injured

August 14, 2016 at 12:30 AM
New York - A man hit by lightning at a park in New York's Hudson Valley died Saturday, a hospital spokesman said, while four other people wounded by the same strike remained hospitalized. The 50-year-old man succumbed to his injuries around 1 a.m. Saturday at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, according to Tim Massie, a senior vice president at hospital operator Health Quest. The victim's name...

Central Islip, NY – NY Officer Stabbed In Face, Suspect Shot By 2nd Officer

August 14, 2016 at 12:01 AM
Central Islip, NY - A suburban New York police officer has been stabbed in the face and the suspect has been shot and critically wounded by another officer. The incident happened at 1:20 p.m. Saturday in Central Islip on Long Island. Suffolk County police say officers responded to a 911 call and found 40-year-old Mark Caraway armed with knives. They say Caraway was confrontational and...

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