Renewed yellow vest protests hit with police water cannon, tear gas in Paris | Reuters

Central Paris was in lockdown against another feared eruption of violence by radical elements in the “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) movement, with bridges across the Seine river closed and official buildings such as parliament and the Elysee presidential palace protected by police barriers.

Groups of protesters also gathered on and around Paris’s famous Champs Elysees boulevard, the scene of disturbances in recent weeks, many of them calling loudly for Macron to resign.

Source: Renewed yellow vest protests hit with police water cannon, tear gas in Paris | Reuters

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20 dead in grisly Mexican gang battle near US border

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities are investigating a battle between two suspected gangs that left at least 20 bodies, 17 of them burned, in a border town.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said at his daily morning news conference that initial information pointed to a “battle between two groups,” and that security officials would later provide further information.

Source: 20 dead in grisly Mexican gang battle near US border

Florida woman, 86, accused of beating husband, 89, to death with cane

An 86-year-old Florida woman is accused of beating her 89-year-old husband to death with her walking cane inside the couple’s home.

Ramona Maxine Lund was arrested after her husband, Francis Joseph Lund, was found dead in their home, Santa Rosa Sheriff Bob Johnson announced during a press conference on Monday. Police said the scene was originally believed to be a medical emergency but was later determined to be a crime scene.

Neighbors called police on Saturday after seeing Ramona Lund standing over her husband’s body, believing he had fallen down, according to the Pensacola News Journal.

When officials spoke with Ramona Lund, she was unaware of where she was and what time it was.

Source: Florida woman, 86, accused of beating husband, 89, to death with cane

Militant Suspected Of USS Cole Bombing Is Killed In U.S. Airstrike, Trump Says : NPR

President Trump and U.S. Central Command on Sunday confirmed that a United States airstrike in Yemen has killed one of the militants believed to be behind the deadly USS Cole bombing in 2000.

Jamal al-Badawi, an al-Qaida commander, was on the FBI’s most wanted list for his part in the attack. Seventeen American sailors died in the bombing, which came when two suicide attackers in a small boat detonated explosives as the Navy destroyer was refueling in Yemen’s Aden harbor. The blast left a gaping hole in the side of the Cole. Nearly 40 others were injured in the attack.

“Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole,” President Trump tweeted on Sunday. “We have just killed the leader of that attack, Jamal al-Badawi. Our work against al Qaeda continues. We will never stop in our fight against Radical Islamic Terrorism!”

U.S. military officials had previously announced they targeted al-Badawi in a “precision strike” in Yemen on New Year’s Day. They said there was no collateral damage.

Source: Militant Suspected Of USS Cole Bombing Is Killed In U.S. Airstrike, Trump Says : NPR

Dispute between dog walkers ends with punch, fatal injury in Pennsylvania

Authorities say a dispute between two people who were walking dogs at a Philadelphia park ended when one punched the other, causing a fatal injury.

Police say the 38-year-year old victim and his fiancee were walking a dog at Gold Star Park when they came across another man and his unleashed dog just before 9 p.m. Saturday.

The man who threw the punch remains at large Sunday

Source: Dispute between dog walkers ends with punch, fatal injury in Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH OPEN CARRY RALLY: Open carry rally planned in response to Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control legislation | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – An open carry rally is being planned for Monday outside Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s office in response to city council’s proposed gun control legislation.

Open Carry Pennsylvania is encouraging gun owners and supporters to demonstrate at noon Monday outside the City-County Building on Grant Street.

  • The proposed legislation being protested would ban semiautomatic weapons within the city. If it’s approved, advocates have said they will sue the city.

Source: PITTSBURGH OPEN CARRY RALLY: Open carry rally planned in response to Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control legislation | WPXI

US fires tear gas at migrants at Mexico border crossing – BBC News

US border guards fire tear gas into Mexico as migrants try to cross the border near Tijuana.

US agents have fired tear gas over the border into Mexico at migrants trying to enter the country illegally.

Around 150 Central Americans tried to make the crossing near the town of Tijuana to the south of California on New Year’s Day.

One US official described the migrants as a “violent mob”.

It comes as the US federal government remains shut down as President Donald Trump and Congress argue over funding for his proposed border wall.

Source: US fires tear gas at migrants at Mexico border crossing – BBC News

Bangladesh election marred by violence – CNN

(CNN)At least 15 people were killed in election-related clashes in Bangladesh on Sunday, local police officials told CNN.

Bangladeshis were voting on whether to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a third consecutive term in an election marred by allegations of human rights abuses by her government.
The military was deployed across the country to try to prevent the violence seen during recent polls, which were tarnished by a low turnout and boycotted by the largest opposition group and its allies.
But nine people were killed in Chittagong division alone on Sunday, police official said.

Source: Bangladesh election marred by violence – CNN

Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in raids after tourist bus blast – BBC News

Police in Egypt have killed dozens of militants during security raids on their hideouts, the interior ministry has said.

The raids killed “40 terrorists” in Giza and North Sinai on Saturday morning, according to a statement from the ministry.

It said the militants were planning a series of attacks on tourist sites, churches and military personnel.

The raids followed Friday’s roadside bomb attack on a tour bus in Giza.

No group has yet said it was behind the blast, which killed three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian tour guide, but Islamist militants have targeted tourists in Egypt in the past.

Source: Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in raids after tourist bus blast – BBC News

Deadly blast hits tour bus near Giza pyramids in Egypt – BBC News

A roadside blast kills three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian tour guide in the Giza region.

A bomb hidden beside a wall went off as the bus carrying 14 Vietnamese tourists was passing.

Two people were critically wounded, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said.

The bus hit the device after it went off its planned route without alerting security forces, Mr Madbouly added.

All of the injured are Vietnamese tourists apart from the bus driver, who is Egyptian.

Source: Deadly blast hits tour bus near Giza pyramids in Egypt – BBC News

Militants storm government building in Afghan capital, take hostages | Reuters

The attack began in the afternoon when a suicide bomber blew up a car outside the Ministry of Public Works.

Shooting followed, with hundreds of government employees inside the building, said Interior Ministry official Nasrat Rahimi. No group immediately claimed responsibility.

Source: Militants storm government building in Afghan capital, take hostages | Reuters

Mysterious explosions in Arizona leaving residents in neighborhoods on edge | Fox News

Two months after seemingly-unexplained explosions started being reported in the northern part of Phoenix, a new blast over the weekend has residents concerned someone will eventually get hurt.has residents on edge.

Source: Mysterious explosions in Arizona leaving residents in neighborhoods on edge | Fox News

Four students cited after fight at Greensburg-Salem High School

Four students have been suspended and cited after a fight broke out Monday at Greensburg-Salem High School.

According to the police report, four girls, ages 17, 16, 14 and 14, were cited on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

The fight was followed by a second, related incident.

All four students have been suspended.

Source: Four students cited after fight at Greensburg-Salem High School

Brazil shooting: Campinas cathedral gunman ‘mentally ill’ – BBC News

Police investigating a deadly shooting in a cathedral in the Brazilian city of Campinas have identified the gunman.

Euler Fernando Grandolpho opened fire in the Metropolitan Cathedral after midday Mass on Tuesday.

Four people were killed and four more injured before the 49-year-old turned the gun on himself after being shot by police.

Officers said the systems analyst had no criminal record and “no motive except for his own madness”.

While gun crime is common in Brazil, shootings of this nature and especially in a place of worship are not.

Source: Brazil shooting: Campinas cathedral gunman ‘mentally ill’ – BBC News

FBI investigating alleged white supremacist beating of black DJ

 

The FBI is helping investigate an attack by several suspected white supremacists on a black disc jockey at a tavern in Washington state over the weekend, authorities said Monday.

Seven men and one woman were arrested for investigation of assault, hate crimes and other allegations early Saturday in Lynnwood, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said the group entered the Rec Room Bar and Grill, tried to take over the DJ’s equipment, then beat him and stomped him while shouting racial slurs.

They also injured an Asian man who came to the DJ’s defense, the sheriff’s office said. The DJ was treated at a hospital for a swollen eye and other non-life-threatening injuries.

“The violent behavior directed at members of our community over the weekend simply because of their race is disgusting,” Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said in a news release. “The Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the FBI in hopes of getting the strongest sentencing possible for these hate crimes.”

Court papers identified the suspects as being affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood. They were due to appear in court by video from the Snohomish County Jail in Everett on Monday afternoon. It was not immediately clear if they had obtained lawyers. Prosecutors have until Wednesday afternoon to file charges.

Source: FBI investigating alleged white supremacist beating of black DJ

Reporter’s Notebook: Riots in Paris streets ahead of Macron address | Fox News

France has been rocked by violence again, anti-government protesters battling police and triggering damage in the heart of Paris and elsewhere.

The protests are aimed at the person seen as behind France’s troubles today, French President Emmanuel Macron. Voted in overwhelmingly last year to make changes, his reforms are seen by many to benefit the rich, leaving the middle classes and working poor behind.

“It’s not a revolt, it’s a revolution,” political analyst Christian Mallard told us. “They don’t want to keep Macron any more.  They want to get rid of him. It’s an uprising against Macron.”

Source: Reporter’s Notebook: Riots in Paris streets ahead of Macron address | Fox News

Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron – ABC News

Paris monuments are reopening, cleanup workers are out on the streets and shop owners are trying to put the city on its feet again, after new protests and rioting injured 71 people in the French capital and caused widespread damage.

President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence to tweet appreciation for the police, but pressure mounted Sunday on him to propose new solutions to calm the anger dividing France.

The number of injured in Paris and nationwide was down Saturday from protest riots a week ago. But France’s exceptional police deployment failed to deter determined protesters. Some 125,000 took to the streets Saturday around France with a bevy of demands.

Source: Paris cleans up after latest riot; pressure builds on Macron – ABC News