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NEWS THAT MAKES YOU THINK… 08.13.14
The Pentagon sent additional military planners to Iraq on Tuesday to figure out a way to rescue and relocate the tens of thousands of religious minorities trapped on a mountain by Islamic militants, senior U.S. officials said.
A senior U.S. official told Fox News that 130 military personnel have arrived in Irbil for the job.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Authorities on Tuesday delayed revealing the identity of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teen three days ago, citing threats against the officer on social media.
“If we come out and say, ‘it was this officer,’ then he immediately becomes a target,” Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said. “We’re taking the threats seriously.”
Two families who lived just miles apart were reeling from a shared tragedy Tuesday after a Bronx cop and a 59-year-old man died in a wrong-way crash on the New York State Thruway.
NYPD Officer Richard Christopher, 32, was off-duty and driving south “in the northbound lanes of I-87 for unknown reasons,” according to a New York State Police statement, when he hit an SUV driven by James DeVito of Airmont.
Two German artists have claimed responsibility for the white flags planted on the Brooklyn Bridge last month — offering compelling video evidence that even the NYPD thinks is legit.
Mischa Leinkauf, 37, and Matthias Wermke, 35, of Berlin, said they simply wanted to “show the beauty of public space” — not humiliate the Police Department or fuel terrorism fears.
A traveling petting zoo has been identified by Minnesota health officials as the source of an E. coli outbreak that so far has infected 13 people and required seven of them to be admitted to hospitals.
The Austin Police Department will start ticketing children for good deeds. It’s part of an initiative called Operation Chill.
The idea behind the program is to reward youngsters for their good behavior. The ticket is actually a coupon for a free 7-Eleven Slurpee.