NEW YORK A Chechen acquaintance of dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has confessed to slashing the throats of three people in a 2011 gruesome triple murder, federal law enforcement officials have said. Ibragim Todashev, who made the confession, was killed early Wednesday during a confrontation with the FBI and Massachusetts State Police in Orlando, Florida, a federal law ...
WASHINGTON - In a major counter-terrorism speech, President Barack Obama Thursday defended the covert US drone program and stressed that despite the controversies around it, the strikes are legal and save lives. He also said the use of lethal force extends to U.S. citizens as well. This disclosure comes a day after his administration acknowledged publicly for the first time that four US ...
JERUSALEM - US Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday separately began meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials but appeared doubtful about his success on getting the two warring sides back to peace negotiations. This is Kerry's fourth trip to the Middle East in as many months of his assuming the office of the top US diplomat. He was been trying to revive a peace process that has been ...
HSBC's controversial 1.9 billion-dollar settlement deal with American authorities over money laundering charges, has been stalled after a row between the Department of Justice and the judge overseeing the case. The deal - known as a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) - would have exempted HSBC from prosecution and triggered a storm of criticism, reports the Guardian. Judge John Gleeson is ...
A massive Lego model of the Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter was unveiled in Times Square, New York City on Thursday. Made out of a whopping 5.3 million Lego pieces, the craft weighs in at nearly 46,000lbs and is 43 feet (13.1 metres) long. Its wingspan measures 44 feet (13.44 metres) across, and is the largest Lego model ever built, Sky News reported. The ship is the work of 32 master Lego ...
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A Mexican woman received Latin America's first transplant of ovaries in a hospital in the western city of Guadalajara, the director of the Mexican Infertility Institute, Luis Arturo Ruvalcaba, announced. Ruvalcaba told EFE by telephone that the patient is a 32-year-old women who had developed cervical and uterine cancer that was detected and treated in France. "The ethics committee of the ...
History-making Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan's unanimous Senate confirmation as the first South Asian judge on the powerful appeals court for the American capital has been widely hailed. Senate Judiciary Committee's Democratic Chairman Patrick Leahy, welcomed Srinivasan's confirmation, but criticised "Republican efforts to delay a floor vote of the highly qualified ...
Chandigarh-born "trailblazer" Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan has made history with the US Senate unanimously confirming him as the first South Asian judge on the powerful appeals court for the American capital. Srinivasan, 46, currently principal deputy solicitor general of the US, was Thursday confirmed by the Senate by a 97 to 0 vote, as a judge on the US Court of ...
Chandigarh-born Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan made history Thursday as the US Senate confirmed his nomination as a top US judge in a 97 to 0 vote. Srinivasan, 46, currently principal deputy solicitor general of the US, would be the first judge of South Asian descent on the powerful appeals court for the American capital, often called the nation's second-highest ...
We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us. Neither I, nor any President can promise the total defeat of terror. What we must do is dismantle networks that pose a direct danger.
The U.S. president was speaking on his administration's counter terrorism policy.
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The tornado that killed 24 people and injured more than 200 others in Moore, Oklahoma, could have done more than $2 billion worth of damage, officials said Wednesday.
State Insurance Commissioner John Doak announced that figure Wednesday in a statement to the press, adding that losses from the wreckage could equal the amount caused by the twister that struck Joplin, Missouri, in 2011, leaving 161 dead.
Nonetheless, a spokesperson from Doak's office told EFE that these are still very preliminary estimates and are based solely on a visual evaluation of the devastated area.
Mick Cornett, mayor of Oklahoma City, a scant 20 km from Moore, estimated the losses between $1.5 billion and $2 billion, and the number of citizens affected at 36,000.
The National Weather Service classified the tornado as an EF5 - the most powerful - with winds of at least 320 kph (200 mph).
More than 13,000 homes were damaged by the tornado.
US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured Moore Wednesday and promised government aid to speed up the work of reconstruction.
The White House announced that President Barack Obama will visit Moore next Sunday to inspect "at first hand" the damage caused by the tornado.
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