According to residents in the Nigerian town of Kukuwa-Gari in the northeastern Yobe state, Boko Haram gunmen rode into the town on motorcycles last Thursday and opened fired, killing at least 160 people, including 60 children.
The residents claim that there were at least 17 radical Islamist gunmen that began spraying bullets and forced villagers to flee to a nearby river, where six other Boko Haram gunmen were positioned to shoot all those who tried to flee from danger.
"We were getting ready to observe evening prayers, all of a sudden we started hearing sounds of gunshots," one unidentified resident told BBC. "We all ran for our dear life into the bush. The following morning we returned home and discovered corpses of 60 children. They all drowned in the river in their effort to escape the attack." more >>
A Pennsylvania pastor who was arrested last Tuesday for his alleged involvement in what the FBI has called the largest known computer hacking and securities fraud scheme — that yielded some $30 million in illegal profits — told his congregation Sunday that he was innocent, and that "I know in my heart I am clean before the Lord."
The pastor, 50-year-old Vitaly Korchevsky of Slavic Evangelical Baptist Church in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, was among nine people charged in two indictments Tuesday for his alleged involvement in an international hacking and securities fraud scheme that used the unpublished financial information of hundreds of publicly traded companies, which was stolen from the servers of three business newswires, to make illegal trades.
Korchevsky is alleged to have personally made $17 million in profits, but in a letter sent to his church and read to his congregation on Sunday he said he was innocent. more >>
The Center for Medical Progress' seventh video highlighting the aborted baby parts compensation practices of Planned Parenthood alleges that the abortion giant and its former partnering company StemExpress have harvested an intact brain from a gestated fetus whose heart was still beating.
The new video, which was released Wednesday morning, shows an interview with Holly O'Donnell, a former StemExpress fetal tissue procurement technician, who recounted the time she was asked to harvest the brain from an almost fully gestated aborted baby at a Planned Parenthood clinic in California.
O'Donnell recalled that she was in a Planned Parenthood clinic one day when a doctor had just finished with an abortion and took the aborted baby into a pathology lab. Moments later, a senior StemExpress technician named Jessica called Holly to come into the room so that she could show her how to procure an intact brain. more >>
Actor Morgan Freeman's 33-year-old granddaughter has been killed in what police and witness sources have described as an "exorcism" attempt by her boyfriend in New York.
The New York Post reported that that E'Dena Hines was stabbed 16 times on Sunday on a Manhattan sidewalk, with witnesses saying that her boyfriend, 30-year-old Lamar Davenport, was ranting about casting out devils.
George Hudacko, a witness who saw the attack from his apartment window in Washington Heights, said that Davenport could be heard screaming: more >>
Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson on Sunday criticized the Black Lives Matter movement, saying they are politicizing issues and using disruptive methods while overlooking some critical issues like homicide by young black males.
"I would like them to start paying attention to the carnage rather than making it a political issue," Carson, the only African-American presidential candidate in the 2016 field, told told Fox News.
"The most common cause of death for young black males in cities is homicide," added Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. more >>
A Kentucky pastor was stripped of his right to minister to youth while using the Bible at a Juvenile Detention Center in Bowling Green earlier this year after he refused to sign a new policy that would prohibit him from referring to homosexuality as sinful.
The pastor, David Wells of Pleasant View Baptist Church in McQuady, has helped sexually abused youth at Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center for 12 years, and is being represented by the Liberty Council, a Christian law firm that's filing a lawsuit against the state on his behalf for refusing to reinstate him.
"They have not accommodated him and they're clearly trying to restrict a particular viewpoint," said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Council to The Christian Post on Thursday." more >>