The Southern California couple who killed 14 people and wounded 17 others on Wednesday at a San Bernardino office building, but were later shot dead by police, have been identified as Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27.
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said that the couple were believed to have been married or engaged, though an investigation into the motives behind the attack is only just beginning.
A U.S. cop who shot dead 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland on Nov. 22, 2014 said he thought the boy was holding a real gun.
On Tuesday, prosecutors released Officer Timothy Loehmann's signed statement in which he said he told the boy to show his hands and the latter instead pulled out a gun. The U.S. cop and his partner Frank Garmback are facing possible charges for the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice in November 2014, according to Reuters.
Loehmann and Garmback were responding to a 911 call about a man wielding a gun in a park beside a recreation center. Mere seconds after coming out of the patrol car, Loehmann fired twice at Rice, who died of his injuries the next day. more >>
Hours before she was fatally shot multiple times in her home on Nov. 10, Amanda Blackburn, 28, the pregnant wife of Indiana pastor Davey Blackburn, expressed her adoration for Jesus in a heartbreaking journal entry.
A grieving Pastor Blackburn shared a copy of the journal entry from Nov. 9 in a Twitter post on Monday. The writing reflected a peace which stands in stark contrast to the violent death she would suffer hours later.
In the entry, in which she thanks God for blessing Resonate Church – the church she and her husband planted in 2012 – Amanda highlights the lyrics of Helen H. Lemmel's 1922 hymn "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus," also known as "The Heavenly Vision." more >>
A mother who left her newborn baby in a manger scene at a New York church will not face charges, according to prosecutors.
Last month the janitor at Holy Child Jesus Church in Queens was surprised to find a newborn baby boy placed in the manger where a doll would have been.
In a statement released last week, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that no charges would be filed against the mother, who was recently located. more >>
The former wife of Robert Dear, the man charged with killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, once wrote that he described himself as an "extremely evangelistic" Christian, and was obsessed with "the end of the world."
"He claims to be a Christian and is extremely evangelistic, but he does not follow the Bible in his actions," Barbara Mescher Michaux wrote in an affidavit, according to CBS News. "He says as long as he believes he will be saved, he can do whatever he pleases. He is obsessed with the world coming to an end."
Dear is believed to have killed two civilians and a police officer with an assault-style rifle on Friday, and was arrested after an hours-long gunfight with police. He is being held without bail at Colorado Springs jail. more >>
The Faith & Freedom Coalition, a conservative nonprofit group, has filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, Colorado State University, and a prominent fetal tissue supplier that seeks to force the return of state tax dollars that were used by the college to obtain aborted baby tissue for research.
Nick McIntyre, the executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition of Colorado, told The Christian Post on Monday that his organization obtained records from the university through the Colorado Open Records Act that indicate the school paid thousands of tax dollars to obtain aborted baby tissue from the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and Advanced Bioscience Resources, a California-based company that procures aborted baby tissue for research institutions.
Although Colorado law forbids tax dollars from being used to fund abortions, public records show that the state school paid Planned Parenthood as much as $160 per specimen and paid ABR nearly $97,000 from 2010 to 2015 for aborted baby tissue. more >>