Three Americans are among four people killed during an attack Tuesday at a Jerusalem synagogue carried out by two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and gun. The Israeli police, who shot down the attackers, said they view the incident as a terror attack.
"We are viewing this as a terrorist attack," said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, who confirmed the four dead and that the two assailants were killed by police.
Fox News identified the slain Americans as Aryeh Kupinsky, Kalmen Levin and Moshe Twersky. Another eight people were injured in the attack on the Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in the ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighborhood in the western part of Jerusalem. more >>
A Virginia woman has been charged with lying to authorities about her involvement with ISIS and was arrested in an undercover sting operation on Monday.
Heather Elizabeth Coffman, 29, allegedly used social media to show her support for the Islamic State and even offered to help someone in the United States connect with the group in Syria.
According to the FBI, Coffman was in touch with a person interested in joining the group; unbeknownst to her, that someone was a federal official. She explained that she had helped her "husband" travel to Turkey to meet up with ISIS agents who could get him to the front lines in Syria and even outlined the specific details of her plan, but said that she and her husband separated, so he never made the trip. more >>
Two suspects who were recently arrested in relation to the murder of Memphis, Tennessee, pastor Don Smith took selfies while joyriding in his stolen 2010 Buick Lacrosse.
Lashonda Williams, 24, and Roger Reed Jr., 23, were arrested on Nov. 5 in Greenville, 150 miles south of Memphis, for allegedly committing first-degree murder and aggravated robbery, according to Fox 13.
Smith, 57, was the pastor of Prospect Park Baptist Church in the Whitehaven area of Memphis, and was found murdered on Nov 1, where his body was discovered by two men walking their dogs. Police and paramedics were dispatched to the scene but Smith was already dead. The Shelby County Medical Examiner's office said he was killed from a gunshot wound. more >>
Roman Catholic Church bishops condemned the ongoing "corruption, impunity and violence" in Mexico over the missing 43 students believed to have been massacred by a criminal gang after being handed over by corrupt policemen. Massive protests in Acapulco against government inaction meanwhile resulted in clashes that left 16 officers injured.
"Adding our voice to theirs and to all of society, we say, 'Enough with so much corruption, impunity and violence,'" the Mexican bishops' conference said, standing in solidarity with the victims' families.
"Respectfully and energetically, we ask the authorities to take the investigation to its final consequences so that it's known with certainty what has happened with the disappeared, and the intellectual authors ... are punished with the full weight of the law," the statement continued, according to Catholic News Service. more >>
A man convicted of raping two women using the websites Christian Mingle and Match.com was sentenced to 37 years to life in prison on Friday in California, and before sentencing recited Scripture.
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good," Banks said before being sentenced by Judge Daniel Goldstein.
Banks was convicted of using the websites to lure two women into meeting him, and when they did, he raped them. Not only that, but he hounded them after the assault, warning them not to tell anyone what had happened. Banks maintained his innocence until the very end of the trial and even blamed the victims for the rapes. more >>