July 15, 2019

For minor crimes, 3 Saudi men face beheading and ‘crucifixion’

JeanUrsula/iStock(NEW YORK) -- When Ali al-Nimr was 17, he says he was suddenly rammed by a Saudi Arabian government vehicle while riding his motorcycle through the eastern district of Qatif. What happened next would change his life forever. Al-Nimr was taken to a local police station, where he was beaten so badly he had to be transferred to a hospital, his lawyer said. Initially, al-Nimr was hit with relatively minor charges related to his participation in the widespread 2011 to 2012 Arab Sprin..
July 15, 2019

Suspect detained in murder of American biologist in Crete, Greece

Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden(NEW YORK) -- Greek police are questioning a suspect in the murder of the American biologist who was found dead in an abandoned World War II bunker on the island of Crete last week. The suspect is a 27-year-old man from Kissamos, a town about 20 miles away from Chania, where Suzanne Eaton was attending a conference, Eleni Papathanassiou, spokesperson for Crete's police department, told ABC News. He was detained just days after police obtained DNA evide..
July 14, 2019

Crucial piece of evidence may identify killer of American professor murdered in Greece, police source says

Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden(LONDON) -- A crucial piece of evidence left behind in the abandoned World War II bunker in Greece where an American professor was found dead last week may identify her killer, according to authorities. A high level police source, who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity, said that investigators are confident the evidence will shed more light on the identity of the killer but would not give details on exactly what the evidence was. At least 10 loc..
July 14, 2019

State Department confirms another American tourist death in the Dominican Republic

Tracy Jerome Jester Jr(WASHINGTON) -- An American man died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic in March, the U.S. State Department and the man's family told ABC News this week -- making him the 11th American tourist to die in the Caribbean country since June 2018. Tracy Jerome Jester Jr. of Forsyth, Georgia, died on March 17 of "respiratory illness," after a day of sightseeing while vacationing at a resort, his mother Melody Moore, told ABC News. Jester, who was 31, was vacationing ..