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  • Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan joins Suffolk County Police Department

    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he’ll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department. The 28-year-old graduated Friday from the Suffolk County Police Academy on Long Island following 29 weeks of training. The 6-foot-1 (1.9-meter), 215-pound (98-kilogram) rookie passed […]

  • Lawmakers call on FBI to help find missing D.C. girls

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Black members of Congress are calling for the Justice Department to help police investigate a large number of missing children in Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia logged 501 cases of missing juveniles, many of them black or Latino, in the first three months of this year, according to the Metropolitan Police Department, the city’s police force. Twenty-two were unsolved as of March 22, police said. The letter, dated Tuesday and obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, […]

  • Exotic African cat found roaming streets of Paterson, New Jersey

    PATERSON, N.J. — A large cat native to African wetlands was found roaming the streets of New Jersey, Thursday. The animal was captured by Paterson’s Animal Control Officers and taken to Wildlife Freedom Incorporated in Wanaque. The felines are a hybrid that is bred by crossing a domestic cat with an African serval. Experts say the exotic pets are difficult to breed and can cost more than $20,000. The cats can weigh up to 30 pounds and leap up to […]

  • Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline later Friday morning. The State Department says that it determined that building Keystone serves the U.S. national interest. That’s the opposite conclusion to the one the State Department reached during the Obama administration. The State Department says it considered foreign policy and energy security in […]

  • House GOP leaders delay vote on health care bill after failed negotiations: AP

    WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders will not vote on the health care bill, the latest setback for President Trump and Speaker Ryan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a source told the Associated Press. Earlier, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said there was “no deal” on the GOP health care legislation after a meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump. The assertion from Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina throws plans for a vote on the bill later Thursday […]

  • Man, 75, dies of wounds from attack at Westminster Bridge in London

    LONDON — London police say a 75-year-old man injured in the attack on Westminster Bridge has died of his wounds. In a statement late Thursday, police said life support was withdrawn from the man and his family has been notified. The announcement brings to four the number of victims killed in the attack Wednesday in central London. The man identified as the driver of the car that rampaged across the bridge into pedestrians was also killed by police after he […]

  • American man killed, wife injured in London attack, relatives say

    SALT LAKE CITY — A man from Utah was among the three people who died during the London terror attack on Wednesday. The man has been identified as Kurt Cochran. He was visiting London with his wife to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and died as a result of his injuries sustained in the attack, according to a church statement from his relatives. His wife, Melissa Cochran, suffered a broken leg, broke rib, and a cut to her head but will […]

  • Baltimore man accused of visiting NYC to ‘kill black men’ charged with murder as hate crime

    NEW YORK — An Army veteran accused of randomly killing a black man on the streets of New York by stabbing him with a sword was charged Thursday with murder as a hate crime. “His intent was to kill as many black men here in New York as he could,” prosecutor Joan Illuzzi said as James Harris Jackson, 28, was arraigned in the slaying of 66-year-old Timothy Caughman. “The defendant was motivated purely by hatred.” Illuzzi said Jackson was angered […]

  • Israeli teen arrested for allegedly making bomb threats to US Jewish community centers

    JERUSALEM — Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. The teen’s motives are unclear, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday. He is “the guy who was behind the JCC threats,” Rosenfeld said, referring to Jewish community centers in the U.S. that have received dozens of anonymous threats in recent weeks. The man, from the south of Israel, used advanced technologies to […]

  • ISIS says London attacker was ‘soldier of the Islamic State’

    BEIRUT — The Islamic State terror group said through its Aamaq news agency on Thursday that the person who carried out the deadly “attack in front of the British parliament in London was a soldier of the Islamic State.” It added that the person “carried out the operation in response to calls for targeting citizens of the coalition.” The attacker has since been identified as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Briton with criminal convictions. IS has called on its supporters to […]