Man Caught Snorting Cocaine at Arlington Pizza Parlor: Police

Man Caught Snorting Cocaine at Arlington Pizza Parlor: Police

A pizza parlor customer helped a police officer detain a man suspected of using cocaine at the restaurant, Arlington County Police said. The officer on patrol stopped at Goody’s Pizza in the 3100 block of Wilson Boulevard and saw a man who appeared to be snorting something off a table, police said. The man got up in a fighting stance and told the officer he was going home, police said. The officer struggled with the…

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Woman, Man, Teen Hit in Shooting Outside Bar

Woman, Man, Teen Hit in Shooting Outside Bar

A gunman opened fire outside of a North Philadelphia bar overnight leaving a woman and two men shot in the leg. “Preliminary information is that the three victims were standing on the sidewalk in front of a bar that was open for business around 11:30 p.m. when at least five shots rang out,” said Philadelphia Police Inspector Scott Small.The shooter appeared to be standing at 27th Street and Lehigh Avenue and shot toward a crowd…

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Police: Evans teen arrested after stabbing mother, sister

Police: Evans teen arrested after stabbing mother, sister

An Evans teen has been arrested and accused of stabbing his mother and 17-year-old sister. Capt. Andy Shedd of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office tells local media deputies responded to a stabbing in north Evans. While deputies were on their way to the scene, a deputy noticed a man matching the description of the suspect walking along the road. He was wearing blood-stained clothing. The deputy detained the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Justin Tyler Butts….

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Iran to respond to any U.S. sanctions over missile program: spokesperson

Iran to respond to any U.S. sanctions over missile program: spokesperson

Iran will respond to any new U.S. sanctions and interfering measures over its defensive missile program, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari said here on Thursday. U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it was considering sanctions against a number of Iranian and international individuals and agencies for their alleged involvement in developing Iran’s ballistic missile program. The U.S. move can be a response to Iran’s recent test of a ballistic missile. “Such a move…

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NSA spying on U.S., Israel officials to cause backfire: media

NSA spying on U.S., Israel officials to cause backfire: media

The White House is faced up with strong reactions from U.S. Congress members, whose communications with the Israeli officials were reportedly tapped by the National Security Agency (NSA), said media reports. A Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday said that NSA had kept watch on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top Israeli officials. They caught some conversations between the Israeli officials with U.S. lawmakers during the Iranian nuclear talks, according to the report. It…

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U.S. tightens security on New Year’s holiday threats, CNN report

U.S. tightens security on New Year’s holiday threats, CNN report

U.S. federal and local security officials are tightening security in high-profile locations tied to New Year’s celebrations, considering possible security threats on the New Year holiday, local media reported on Wednesday. According to the U.S. TV network CNN, U.S. President Barack Obama at a briefing was told of possible security threats over the year-end holidays before his departure for Hawaii vacation. Among the threats was one originating overseas warning of possible attacks in three major…

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Xi wishes a good beginning in 2016

Xi wishes a good beginning in 2016

President Xi Jinping looked forward to 2016 in a speech that called for confidence and hardwork for a good beginning in the home stretch of building a “well-off society in an all-round way.” In his New Year speech, Xi said that a meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in late October set out a promising and encouraging blueprint for development over the next five years. Xi added that lifting tens of millions of…

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China will not be absent from int’l affairs: Xi’s New Year speech

China will not be absent from int’l affairs: Xi’s New Year speech

China must not be absent from international affairs, President Xi Jinping said Thursday in his New Year speech, as the world is looking forward to voices and answers from China. “The world is so big, the challenges so complicated,” Xi said. “For those people torn by hardship and war, we need to offer not only sympathy and compassion, but also responsibility and action,” Xi said. “China will always welcome the world with an open embrace,…

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President Xi calls for responsibility in sprint for well-off society

President Xi calls for responsibility in sprint for well-off society

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on every Chinese person to take responsibility during the “sprint” to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects by 2020. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks during a New Year’s gathering on Thursday. Delivering the keynote speech at the New Year’s celebration for the country’s top political advisory body, Xi…

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Man Dies After Being Shot by Armed Robbers: Irving Police

Man Dies After Being Shot by Armed Robbers: Irving Police

Police said a man is dead after two men shot him during a robbery attempt outside an Irving apartment complex. Irving police responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex in the 800 block of South Nursery Road at 7:22 p.m. and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds lying in the driveway. The victim was immediately transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital, but he was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving. Investigators determined that the…

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Police release photo of vehicle of suspect sought in deadly double shooting

Police release photo of vehicle of suspect sought in deadly double shooting

Police have released a surveillance photo of the vehicle of a suspect sought in a deadly double shooting. It happened in the 6100 block of Havendale Drive about 10:30 p.m. Dec.21, 2013.Police said the gunman, driving what is believed to be a GMC or Chevrolet truck, approached 21-year-old Jamarcus Owens and another man and started shooting. Both Owens and his friend were hit. The friend ran inside his home to tell his family what happened…

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4th Person Charged in Fatal Shooting in Montgomery Village

4th Person Charged in Fatal Shooting in Montgomery Village

Montgomery County Police charged a fourth person in a fatal shooting in what they say was a gang-related crime. On Nov. 2, the body of 22-year-old Roberto Gutierrez Cruz of Montgomery Village was spotted by a passer-by in a wooded area near Lakeforest Mall. Authorities declared him dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. Three young men were charged with first-degree murder in Cruz’s death. Police said in a news release that 18-year-old Edwin…

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Pennsylvania Budget Stalemate Crumbling, But Key Disagreements Remain

Pennsylvania Budget Stalemate Crumbling, But Key Disagreements Remain

Pennsylvania state government’s 6-month-old budget stalemate is crumbling, but disagreements remain as lawmakers rush to approve bipartisan budget legislation before Christmas. It’s a day after Democrats and moderate Republicans defied House GOP majority leaders and narrowly sent a $30.8 billion spending bill supported by Gov. Tom Wolf over a key procedural hurdle. Republicans say it was only successful because Democrats voted for absent members, but GOP leaders didn’t challenge it. Propane Tank Thefts Spark Counterterror…

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Mass. man rescued from NH wilderness

Mass. man rescued from NH wilderness

A Massachusetts hiker was rescued after becoming disoriented and hypothermic in the New Hampshire wilderness, according to conservation officials.Rescuers were able to locate the man, identified as Christopher Wright, 54, of Mattapoisett, after he activated an SOS beacon. The man was found in a tent near the Franconia Brook in Lincoln. According to Wright’s family, he planned a two-day hike into the Pemi Wilderness to climb Owls Head Mountain. Officials said Wright was well-equipped, but…

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Cuban president calls for U.S. embargo relief to normalize diplomatic ties

Cuban president calls for U.S. embargo relief to normalize diplomatic ties

Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday asked the United States to lift its economic sanctions against Cuba and return the territory occupied by the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo before normalizing bilateral diplomatic ties. “We have reiterated to the U.S. government that before normalizing the bilateral relations, the blockade must be lifted and the territory illegally occupied by the naval base in Guantanamo must be returned,” said Castro. “The right of every state to choose the…

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