A 21-year-old white man suspected of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina was arrested on Thursday after an attack that the United States is investigating as a hate crime.
Law enforcement officials arrested alleged gunman Dylann Roof after a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina, about 220 miles (350 km) north of Charleston, said police chief Gregory Mullen.
posted by Nicholas Kronos at 07:16pm
First in 37 years...
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Mostly just so I can post this picture:
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Lots of pretty pictures from the big do, but I like this of big Depardieu...and poor Isabelle Huppert:
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Fifteen police officers were injured in a clash with school-age children that began around 3 p.m., and two remain hospitalized, police Col. Darryl DeSousa said in a press conference Monday night. Earlier, police spokesman Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said one officer was unresponsive and others suffered broken bones.
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Never mind that his mentor, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, 62, is gearing up to run, too. Or that he has not even finished his first term as senator. Or that the GOP has a long tradition of picking older presidential nominees who have paid their dues.
Rubio is a man in a hurry, whose dizzying political ascent — he has never lost a race — is a testament to his quickness to spot openings and go for them.
posted by Nicholas Kronos at 02:31pm
The investigator told the newspaper that the pilot began knocking quietly on the door, then became more insistent, saying that eventually: "You can hear he is trying to smash the door down."
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posted by wyndie at 08:00pm
In a landmark decision for the songwriting industry, a jury in Los Angeles has ordered “Blurred Lines” songwriters Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $7.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye for copyright infringement.
Meanwhile, Emily Ratajkowski could not be reached for comment:
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posted by Nicholas Kronos at 05:56pm
A huge library of scrolls was found at Herculaneum, and Napoleon brought them back to France. They shatter if you try to open them. Big synchrotrons and a lot of software may make them readable. Lost works for the Greeks and Romans are likely here. And it's thought that there's another library, yet unopened.
posted by duck at 01:36am
Dog sometimes hops on bus alone, gets off at Seattle dog park
A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her Seattle stop.
KOMO-TV reports that local radio host Miles Montgomery was amazed to see the pooch get off the bus, without an owner, at a dog park last week.
The dog and her owner, Jeff Young, live near a bus stop.
Young says his dog sometimes gets on the bus without him and he catches up with her at the dog park three or four stops away.
duck at 08:08pm
"An official said at least 3.7 million people took part around France in the unity against terrorism, more than the numbers who took to Paris streets when the Allies liberated the city from the Nazis in World War II."
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posted by CalGal at 03:09pm
Been going for 12 hours now, as at time of posting. Massive exclusion zone in the centre of Sydney. Main thing media has picked up on as it started this morning: the guys with the guns made the hostages unfurl an Islamic flag (the First Pillar of Islam are the words on the flag) and hold it up against the windows.
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