Wednesday , 24 May 2017

National News

Concerts, other soft targets remain vulnerable to attack, experts say

The deadly blast outside the security barriers of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, is the latest instance of a terrorist attack unfolding at a location that symbolized Western culture and provided a so-called soft target. Experts tell ABC News that soft targets offer terrorists practical and symbolic value. John Cohen, a former counterterrorism coordinator for the Department of ... Read More »

Condemned church shooter Roof seeks appellate court mercy

A white supremacist petitioned a court for mercy, asking the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday to overturn his conviction and death sentence for killing nine black worshippers in a racist attack at a Charleston church. The notice filed by attorneys for Dylann Roof was an expected move in what’s expected to be years of appeals in his ... Read More »

Student slain days before graduation honored at commencement

Bowie State University honored senior student Richard Collins III during its commencement ceremony on Tuesday, just days after he was stabbed to death at the University of Maryland, College Park. During Tuesday’s ceremony, Bowie State President Mickey Burnim honored Collins with a posthumous bachelor’s degree that was accepted by family and fellow cadets on his behalf. Collins, 23, was stabbed ... Read More »

Tampa man arrested for allegedly killing 'neo-Nazi' roommates who 'disrespected' his Muslim faith

Tampa police are investigating after a man allegedly admitted to killing his two roommates because he believes they disrespected his Muslim faith. Devon Arthurs, 18, was arrested Friday and faces two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and three counts of armed kidnapping. Around 5:29 p.m. local time on May 19, Arthurs entered Green Planet Smoke Shop ... Read More »

Over 700K foreigners overstayed their visas in 2016: DHS

More than half a million foreigners stayed in the United States after their visas expired during the last fiscal year, according to a new report released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Monday. Of the more than 50 million foreigners that entered the U.S., 1.47 percent — or 739,478 people — stayed in the country past the length of ... Read More »

Passenger who forced Honolulu emergency landing tells FBI 'we all have' terroristic thoughts

The Turkish national who forced the emergency landing of American Airlines flight 31 in Honolulu on Friday allegedly told FBI agents “we all have” terroristic ideas, and pantomimed shooting an agent during his interview, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hawaii on Monday. En route from Los Angeles to Honolulu, 25-year-old Anil Uskanli alarmed passengers and crewmembers while acting ... Read More »

Father of 18-year-old killed in Times Square crash writes letter to daughter

The father of 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman, who was killed when a driver plowed into a crowd in New York’s Times Square last week, wrote an emotional letter to his daughter, saying, “I have a hole in my heart that can never be filled.” The framed letter was placed at a memorial near the crash site. “My world changed when you ... Read More »

University of Maryland stabbing suspect held without bond

A white University of Maryland student accused of fatally stabbing a black man on campus was held without bond after he made his first appearance in court today via closed-circuit TV. The FBI is investigating the fatal assault of Richard Collins III, a student at Bowie State University, as a possible hate crime. The suspect, Sean Christopher Urbanski, has been ... Read More »