November 24, 2018

Second US soldier killed in Afghanistan this month

iStock/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A member of the U.S. military was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday -- the second to die this month in the country, and the 10th this year. The news was announced in a press release by Sgt. 1st Class Debra Richardson, a spokesperson for Resolute Support. No further details of how the soldier was killed were given. The soldier's identity was not released, pending notification of next of kin. Two Afghan soldiers were killed and two injured in a separat..
November 23, 2018

Survivors of deadly Costa Rica rafting accident and families warn of lax regulations

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Ten men who survived a Costa Rican rafting accident that killed four close friends are often overwhelmed by grief, and their lives are forever changed, they told ABC News. "I thought I was having a heart attack," said Sean Estevez, one of the survivors, describing the chaos. "I was lifeless. I couldn't move my arms, my legs." "Every time my legs would hit rocks, I would try to kick up to grab air," survivor Evelio Mesa said. "Then, you'd get swept in again." What..
November 23, 2018

London police use trained drivers to ram mopeds with cars in crackdown on crime

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Police in London are using specially trained drivers to stop would-be criminals from using motorcycles and mopeds by ramming them with cars. Police already use automatic tire deflation devices to stop offenders and DNA and forensic evidence to catch them. Now, through what the Metropolitan Police is calling “contact tactics,” drivers have been trained to target criminals who ride dangerously, without helmets or in disguise, in a way officers say prevents injury to b..
November 23, 2018

Gunmen kill 4 in shootout at Chinese consulate in Pakistan’s commercial hub

ABC News(KARACHI, Pakistan) -- Gunmen stormed the Chinese consulate in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday morning, killing four people, authorities said. The three assailants, who were armed with automatic rifles, hand grenades and suicide vests, killed two police officers and wounded a private security guard during a shootout at the consulate, Karachi police said. Two Pakistani civilians, a father and son who had come to collect their visas to China, were also killed, accor..