American officials touted the recent death of the leader of a Yemeni terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaida as a big victory. But does the demise of another senior extremist, the latest in a long line to be taken off the battlefield, make the United States and its allies any safer?
A CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in the middle of the night in eastern Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and sending dozens to the hospital with respiratory issues and nausea.
Nationwide, police have shot and killed 123 people this year who were in the throes of mental or emotional crisis, according to a Washington Post analysis. The dead account for a quarter of the 461 people shot to death by police in the first six months of 2015.
The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid a widening internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday.
They had saved for a whole year to pre-pay for flights and hotels, with enough cash left for both necessities and pleasures. Two Greek banks issued them cards before the trip – a Visa credit card and a debit card. In Greece, they generally pay in cash, which is preferred by businesses, but they were told to have cards for the U.S. “Everything was all right – then ‘boom!’ in New York,” Limnioti said.