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Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) ” Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony by two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country’s disputed elections.The generals suggested that Zimbabwe’s opposition was responsible for the killings.Zimbabweans and opposition leaders on Tuesday expressed outrage at the denials and the lack of a serious investigation by police into the killings. […]

Germany: Male nurse suspected of killing 6 elderly patients

BERLIN (AP) ” German authorities said Tuesday they suspect a male nurse of killing six elderly patients, and attempting to kill at least three more, after he admitted to injecting them with diabetes medication.Munich police said the 36-year-old Polish man has acknowledged injecting 12 people in his care with unnecessary insulin shots from April 2017 until his arrest in February this year.The suspect, previously identified as Grzegorz Stanislaw Wolsztajn, denies intending to […]

National Grid to use 'noise cannon' to scare away crows

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) ” After all else failed, National Grid is bringing in a cannon to scare away the hundreds of crows that have been hanging around an electrical substation in Massachusetts.Don’t worry, no birds will be hurt. The utility says the propane cannon being fired off in North Adams this week doesn’t shoot projectiles, just makes a lot of noise that annoys the crows.The utility said Monday it wants to get rid of the birds because there is a potential for a power […]

Jerusalem picks new mayor in round 2 of municipal elections

JERUSALEM (AP) ” Israelis were choosing their next mayors in dozens of locations across the country Tuesday, with the main focus on the largest city of Jerusalem.The vote marks the second round of municipal elections in cities where no candidate secured at least 40 percent support in the Oct. 30 vote. The closest watched runoff race is in Jerusalem, Israel’s proclaimed capital and a place of pilgrimage for billions around the world. While the city’s mayor has little influence over […]

Rocket barrages from Gaza prompt more Israeli airstrikes

JERUSALEM (AP) ” Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel on Tuesday, killing a man in a strike on a residential building and vowing to further escalate their attacks if Israel keeps bombing the Palestinian territory.As fighting raged throughout the day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was meeting with his Security Cabinet to plot a way forward. The meeting was still going on after more than four hours of talks.The heavy exchange of fire, which was […]

IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

TOKYO (AP) ” Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency urged the operator of Japan’s tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Tuesday to urgently decide on a plan to dispose of massive amounts of radioactive water stored in tanks on the compound.A 13-member IAEA team told reporters in Tokyo after a weeklong review that managing nearly 1 million tons of radioactive water is critical to the plant’s safe and sustainable decommissioning.The IAEA team said in a […]

Source: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ” Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia, according to a person familiar with the plans.The online retailer is expected to make an official announcement later Tuesday. The person was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of that announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. Amazon has declined to comment.The decision would end an intense competition between North American […]

Man crashes pickup truck into Mississippi courthouse

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) ” A man has been arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a courthouse in Mississippi.News outlets reported that the Gulfport Police Department said in a news release that 28-year-old Keith Cavalier told officers he intentionally crashed into the Harrison County Courthouse early Saturday because it was the best way to let them know his drug paraphernalia had been stolen.No one was hurt.Cavalier has been charged with driving under the influence […]

'Unusual air activity' over Ireland sparks investigation

LONDON (AP) ” Irish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland.The Irish Aviation Authority said Tuesday it was looking into “reports from a small number of aircraft” about what was called “unusual air activity” on Friday.”The report will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process,” the authority said in a statement.Press reports indicate the bright lights were seen Friday […]

US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo"

NEW YORK (AP) ” During the height of Mexican drug wars in 1993, an attempted hit on Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman went wrong.A team of gunmen sent to rub out the notorious drug lord instead killed a Roman Catholic cardinal at an airport in Guadalajara, outraging the Mexican public enough to touch off a massive manhunt for Guzman. He was captured, but prosecutors say he was undeterred from a brutal pursuit of power that lasted decades, featured jail breakouts and left a trail of bodies. […]