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  • Panetta on Military Suicides: ‘We Can Do More, We Must Do More’

    Panetta on Military Suicides: ‘We Can Do More, We Must Do More’

    (WASHINGTON) — More active duty troops die from suicide than from combat, and the Pentagon chief is frustrated that efforts to prevent suicides are not succeeding.  And despite the Pentagon’s efforts so far, suicides are going up among active duty troops – 25 percent higher just this spring. Speaking at a conference on suicide prevention for service members, veterans and their families, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday called the uptick in suicides the “most frustrating challenge” of his position. “We can do more, we must do more, and together we will do more to prevent suicides,” Panetta said, adding […]

  • 47 Pit Bulls Rescued From Alleged Fighting Ring

    47 Pit Bulls Rescued From Alleged Fighting Ring

    (NEW YORK) — New York City police rescued 47 pit bulls from a Bronx basement and arrested a man for allegedly operating a dog-fighting ring. Police arrested Raul Sanchez for animal fighting and cruelty in the basement of a six-story apartment building in the Bronx. The pit bulls ranged in age from 12 weeks to five years, and had various injuries indicative of dog fighting, said police. Police also seized a loaded .25-caliber handgun, 22 wooden cages, dog treadmills, harnesses, muzzles, syringes and a shopping cart full of raw chicken parts. The basement of the apartment building included a makeshift […]

  • Boy, 8, Sucked Down Drain Survives

    Boy, 8, Sucked Down Drain Survives

    (PROCTOR, Minn.) — An 8-year-old boy survived being swept into a Minnesota drain tunnel filled with rushing water and surfaced in a creek about a mile away. While he was under, it was his mother that was on his mind. “Mom, I thought I lost you,” Kenny Markiewicz told his mother, Amber Markiewicz, when they were reunited, she told ABC News. “I did what you told me to do. I plugged my nose, I took a breath and I prayed.” Less than an hour earlier, Markiewicz feared that she had lost her youngest child. The family had traveled from their […]

  • Jerry Sandusky Jury Watches Reenactment of Testimony

    Jerry Sandusky Jury Watches Reenactment of Testimony

    (BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — The jurors deliberating the fate of Jerry Sandusky began their second day of discussions today by watching a reenactment of the testimony of eyewitness Mike McQueary, who said he interrupted what he thought was a sexual assault in the Penn State football team’s showers. The 2001 incident resulted in a string of charges relating to the boy, known as Victim 2, who was allegedly abused during that incident. Sandusky is charged with 48 counts of child sex abuse stemming from 10 alleged victims, and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted. The seven female and […]

  • Mount Rainier Ranger Falls to Death Trying to Save Climbers

    Mount Rainier Ranger Falls to Death Trying to Save Climbers

    (LONGMIRE, Wash.) — A climbing ranger fell to his death Thursday afternoon while he was trying to extract four injured climbers off of Mt. Rainier in Washington state. Nick Hall, 34, plummeted over 3,000 feet as a military helicopter assisted in the rescue. “We were in the process of effecting that extrication with the help of a Chinook helicopter from Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord when one of our climbing rangers Nick Hall fell,” said Mount Rainier National Park spokesman Kevin Bacher. Hall, who was an experienced climber and had been a ranger for four years, was unresponsive after the fall.  When […]

  • Tormented NY Bus Monitor Won’t Press Charges Against Kids

    Tormented NY Bus Monitor Won’t Press Charges Against Kids

    (NEW YORK) — Karen Klein is living proof that it’s not just children who are the victims of bullies. The 68-year-old school bus monitor from upstate New York now knows she has defenders in every corner of the world after a video posted on YouTube called “Making the Bus Monitor Cry” showed Klein being tormented for 10 minutes by a group of middle-school aged boys, who called her fat and even brought up the suicide of her oldest son. The outpouring of sympathy for Klein and rage directed at her young taunters is unprecedented, even in this age of many […]

  • Caught on Tape: Man Steals Salvador Dali Painting Worth $150K

    Caught on Tape: Man Steals Salvador Dali Painting Worth $150K

    (NEW YORK) — Police are looking for a man who swiped a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a New York City art gallery. Police say the man walked into the Venus Over Manhattan gallery on Tuesday, posing as a customer.  The thief removed the 1949 ink painting from the wall, put it in his bag and fled out the door.  He was wearing a black and white checkered shirt and jeans. The stolen painting is titled “Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio.” Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. video platformvideo […]