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Widow, son of northern Illinois policeman under investigation: reports

The widow and a son of the northern Illinois policeman who officials said staged his suicide in September are under criminal investigation, according to media reports that cite unnamed sources. Melodie and D.J. Gliniewicz are being investigated in connection with the embezzlement of funds from the Explorer program that Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz ran, the Fox TV affiliate in Chicago reported. Gliniewicz, 52, was found dead on

Patrick Kane, star of NHL's Blackhawks, will not face rape charges -prosecutors

(Reuters) – Patrick Kane, star of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks, will not face rape charges related to an August incident in New York state involving a woman he met at a nightclub, Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita said on Thursday. “The totality of the credible evidence – the proof – does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant’s allegation that she was raped by Patrick Kane and this so-called

Widow, son of northern Illinois policeman under investigation: reports

The widow and a son of the northern Illinois policeman who officials said staged his suicide in September are under criminal investigation, according to media reports that cite unnamed sources. Melodie and D.J. Gliniewicz are being investigated in connection with the embezzlement of funds from the Explorer program that Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz ran, the Fox TV affiliate in Chicago reported. Gliniewicz, 52, was found dead on

Patrick Kane, star of NHL's Blackhawks, will not face rape charges -prosecutors

(Reuters) – Patrick Kane, star of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks, will not face rape charges related to an August incident in New York state involving a woman he met at a nightclub, Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita said on Thursday. “The totality of the credible evidence – the proof – does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant’s allegation that she was raped by Patrick Kane and this so-called

Guantanamo prisoners should remain there: House speaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prisoners being held at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should remain at the facility, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday. “Guantanamo detainees should be in Guantanamo,” Ryan told reporters at a news briefing. His comments come amid an expected new U.S. plan to close the prison that officials said is likely to be unveiled in the coming days. (Reporting by Susan Cornwell, David

Guantanamo prisoners should remain there: House speaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prisoners being held at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should remain at the facility, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday. “Guantanamo detainees should be in Guantanamo,” Ryan told reporters at a news briefing. His comments come amid an expected new U.S. plan to close the prison that officials said is likely to be unveiled in the coming days. (Reporting by Susan Cornwell, David

Ex-President George H.W. Bush blasts Cheney, Rumsfeld

Former President George H.W. Bush takes some unexpected swipes at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, key members of his son’s administration, over their reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks, in a new biography of the 41st president, Fox News reported on Wednesday. In “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush,” author Jon Meacham quotes Bush as saying that Cheney and Rumsfeld were too hawkish and that

Ex-President George H.W. Bush blasts Cheney, Rumsfeld

Former President George H.W. Bush takes some unexpected swipes at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, key members of his son’s administration, over their reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks, in a new biography of the 41st president, Fox News reported on Wednesday. In “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush,” author Jon Meacham quotes Bush as saying that Cheney and Rumsfeld were too hawkish and that

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Six, plus shooter, dead after Jordan shooting incident: U.S. official

Two Americans, one South African and three Jordanians were killed in a shooting incident at a Jordanian police training center near Amman on Monday, and the shooter was also killed, a U.S. official said. The Americans were working for the U.S. State Department’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau training Palestinian security forces, the official added.

Britain says Islamic State likely brought down Russian plane

By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday there was a significant possibility that Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate was behind a suspected bomb attack on a Russian airliner that killed 224 people in the Sinai Peninsula. Russia dismissed the claim as speculation and Egypt said there was no indication so far that a bomb was to blame. The topic is sensitive for Russia, whose warplanes have launched raids

Britain says Islamic State likely brought down Russian plane

By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday there was a significant possibility that Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate was behind a suspected bomb attack on a Russian airliner that killed 224 people in the Sinai Peninsula. Russia dismissed the claim as speculation and Egypt said there was no indication so far that a bomb was to blame. The topic is sensitive for Russia, whose warplanes have launched raids

Israeli troops kill Palestinian assailant in West Bank: army

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Thursday after he ignored calls to halt and attempted to attack one of the soldiers at a crowded bus stop, the military said. The incident took place near the West Bank settlement bloc of Gush Etzion south of Jerusalem, on the main road to Hebron, which has become the focal point of recent violent unrest that began more

Israeli troops kill Palestinian assailant in West Bank: army

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Thursday after he ignored calls to halt and attempted to attack one of the soldiers at a crowded bus stop, the military said. The incident took place near the West Bank settlement bloc of Gush Etzion south of Jerusalem, on the main road to Hebron, which has become the focal point of recent violent unrest that began more

Kurdish PKK militants end unilateral ceasefire in Turkey: agency

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Kurdish militants scrapped a month-old ceasefire in Turkey on Thursday, a day after President Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “liquidate” them, dashing hopes of any let-up in violence in the wake of a national election. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group said the ruling AK Party, which won back its parliamentary majority in Sunday’s election, had shown it was on a war footing with

Kurdish PKK militants end unilateral ceasefire in Turkey: agency

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Kurdish militants scrapped a month-old ceasefire in Turkey on Thursday, a day after President Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “liquidate” them, dashing hopes of any let-up in violence in the wake of a national election. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group said the ruling AK Party, which won back its parliamentary majority in Sunday’s election, had shown it was on a war footing with

MSF says hard to believe U.S. strike on Afghan hospital a mistake

Medical aid group Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday it was hard to believe a U.S. strike on an Afghan hospital last month was a mistake, as it had reports of fleeing people being shot from an aircraft. At least 30 people were killed when the hospital in Kunduz was hit by the strike on Oct. 3 while Afghan government forces were battling to regain control of the northern

MSF says hard to believe U.S. strike on Afghan hospital a mistake

Medical aid group Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday it was hard to believe a U.S. strike on an Afghan hospital last month was a mistake, as it had reports of fleeing people being shot from an aircraft. At least 30 people were killed when the hospital in Kunduz was hit by the strike on Oct. 3 while Afghan government forces were battling to regain control of the northern

Cameron says Britain to take more robust approach to extremism

Britain will take a more robust approach towards tackling all kinds of extremism, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday, referring to Britian’s review of the Muslim Brotherhood. “In terms of our review of the Muslim Brotherhood, which we discussed today, that will be published later this year and I think you will see, as you are already seeing in Britain, a much more robust approach against extremism, against extremism

Cameron says Britain to take more robust approach to extremism

Britain will take a more robust approach towards tackling all kinds of extremism, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday, referring to Britian’s review of the Muslim Brotherhood. “In terms of our review of the Muslim Brotherhood, which we discussed today, that will be published later this year and I think you will see, as you are already seeing in Britain, a much more robust approach against extremism, against extremism

EU predicts 3 mn migrant arrivals, sees economic boost

Three million migrants are expected to arrive in Europe by 2017 as they flee war and poverty in Syria and other conflict zones, with a small positive impact on the EU economy likely, the EU’s executive arm said on Thursday. A slight boost to Europe’s ongoing recovery from the huge influx of asylum seekers could help offset the growing hostility to migrants and political pressure over the issue, the European

EU predicts 3 mn migrant arrivals, sees economic boost

Three million migrants are expected to arrive in Europe by 2017 as they flee war and poverty in Syria and other conflict zones, with a small positive impact on the EU economy likely, the EU’s executive arm said on Thursday. A slight boost to Europe’s ongoing recovery from the huge influx of asylum seekers could help offset the growing hostility to migrants and political pressure over the issue, the European

Two migrant children drown as UN predicts Greece arrival spike

The cold Aegean Sea claimed the lives of two more migrant children early Thursday, sparking protests in Greece as the UN warned another 600,000 people could arrive by February. The Greek coastguard said the children died off the island of Kos hours before Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and European Parliament chief Martin Schulz began a visit to neighbouring Lesbos, another migration flashpoint. “A crime is committed in the Aegean (Sea)