There were plenty of tears to go around at a Boy Scouts of America summer camp in San Diego, California, Monday after a 12-year-old Las Vegas boy reportedly fatally shot himself in a tent as his father served as chaperone for his troop.
Police told The Chicago Tribune that the heartbreaking incident is being investigated as a suicide and noted that a gun was removed from the scene. It is unclear at this time where the gun came from.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that Palestinian militant group Hamas "will pay" for the murder of three Israeli teens, one with dual-U.S. citizenship, whose bodies were discovered north of Hebron in the West Bank.
"[The teens] were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by animals," Netanyahu said at a security cabinet meeting on Monday. "In the name of the whole of Israel, I ask to tell the dear families – to the mothers, the fathers, the grandmothers and the grandfathers, the brothers and sisters – our hearts are bleeding, the whole nation is crying with them."
China has charged four people in connection with the March terror attack at a train station in Kunming where 29 people were killed and 140 injured in a brutal stabbing attack.
The Xinhua state media station reported Monday that the four suspects had been charged with leading the March 1 terror attack in the public train station. "The Kunming Municipal People's Procuratorate found that the suspects were involved in organizing, leading or taking part in the terrorist attack as well as intentional homicide," the news agency reported, citing the prosecutor in the case.
"The crimes of the four defendants are clear and the evidence is abundant," the prosecutor added. more >>
A shocking video showing a black female Arizona State University professor being manhandled and slammed to the ground by campus police last month for allegedly jaywalking is now drawing heavy criticism and protest online despite the University declaring that the police did not act inappropriately.
"This is yet another instance of racial profiling and police brutality. The Arizona State University Police Department should drop all charges and issue an unqualified apology," notes a change.org petition that has already been signed by nearly 9,000 people in support of the professor.
A Christian motorcycle club in Jamestown, South Carolina is accusing local police officers of aggressively running them off the road and causing an accident in what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop for running a stop sign.
The incident occurred last weekend, when close to 50 members of the Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club (DCMC) were riding through the small town of Jamestown to attend a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. As DCMC's president, James Johnson, told The Post and Courier, the motorcyclists performed a routine biking practice when passing through a stop sign, where two of the bikers wait at the stop sign to watch for oncoming traffic, while the rest of the biking group rides through.
Police watching from close by saw the group of motorcyclists run through the stop sign, and proceeded to pull them over. The bikers present at the scene claim the police aggressively forced them to tumble off their bikes by coming up on them in the left lane. Multiple bikers fell off their bikes as a result, and three had to seek treatment at the nearby hospital for their injuries. more >>
The devastated wife of former Michigan Christian radio host John Balyo, who confessed to raping a 12-year-old boy Monday after just seven weeks of marriage, may soon get counseling if a Youcaring fundraising campaign seeking to raise $50,000 is successful.
Balyo, who was arrested while at the Big Ticket music festival last Friday, confessed to raping the 12-year-old boy, according to a Calhoun County prosecutor at his arraignment in court Monday where he was denied bail and could now spend the rest of his life in prison.