October 1, 2019

Hong Kong police shoot teenage protester as clashes escalate on China’s National Day

Laoshi/iStock(HONG KONG) — An 18-year-old anti-government protester was shot by a police officer in Hong Kong on Tuesday afternoon as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets on China's National Day. Hong Kong police have been known to fire live rounds into the air as warnings since the protest movement began in June, but this was the first time a demonstrator was shot by police. Yolanda Yu Hoi-kwan, a spokesperson for the Hong Kong Police Force, defended the shooting in a brief video..
October 1, 2019

Bridge in Taiwan collapses, at least 10 people injured with authorities searching for more victims

Pontuse/iStock(NEW YORK) -- At least 10 people were injured after a towering arch bridge collapsed over a bay in eastern Taiwan Tuesday, with authorities searching for more possible victims. Six of the 10 people injured sustained serious injuries after the collapse. Another six people were believed to be trapped on a boat, the National Fire Agency said in a statement. More than 60 army and naval personnel, including divers, were part of the search for other potential victims. An air force helico..
October 1, 2019

Amber Guyger convicted of murder in wrong-apartment killing of innocent man

BCFC/iStock(DALLAS) -- A Texas jury rejected former Dallas police officer Amber Guyer's self-defense claims and convicted her on Tuesday of murder in the fatal 2018 shooting of an innocent man eating ice cream in his own home after mistaking his apartment for her own. The 12-member jury reached..
October 1, 2019

An ‘American hero’ with ‘a heart of gold’: Slain Sikh deputy remembered at emotional vigil

Bastiaan Slabbers/iStock(HARRIS COUNTY, Texas) -- A Sikh sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty in Texas was an "American hero" who served "with dignity, honor and utmost respect," according to one local leader. Sandeep Dhaliwal, the first member of the Sikh community to become a Harris Co..