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A Secret Service agent on Tuesday afternoon accidentally shot himself and is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, according to the agency.
A news release from the Secret Service said a special officer assigned to the Washington field office accidentally discharged his weapon while on duty. Source
In the next two weeks, the city of Boston will hang 50 posters to address public harassment and Islamophobia.
The posters present "A bystander's guide to helping a person who is being targeted," with the title "ISLAMOPHOBIC HARASSMENT" in bold, capital letters on top. Illustrations depict a woman sitting on a bus or train wearing a hijab, and an angry man yelling at her. A woman intervenes, conversing with the victim until the attacker walks away. The artist employs shades of purple and blues for the drawings, making the race of the illustrated characters unclear, though the intervening bystander appears to be white. Source
14 JULY 2016
Muslim Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel ran over hundreds of those celebrating Bastille Day.
On 14 July in Nice, at approximately 22:30, just after the end of the Bastille Day fireworks display, a white 19 tonne Renault Midlum cargo truck emerged from the Magnan quarter of Nice turning eastward on to the Promenade des Anglais, then closed to traffic, near the Fondation Lenval Children's Hospital.
Travelling at close to 90 kilometres (56 mi) per hour and mounting onto the pavement as if out of control, it hit and killed numerous bystanders before passing the Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen, where it was first reported by municipal police.
400 metres (1,300 ft) from the children's hospital, at the intersection with Boulevard Gambetta, the truck accelerated and mounted on to the kerb to force its way through the police barriers—a police car, a crowd control barrier and lane separators—marking the beginning of the pedestrianised zone.Ha…
Qatari camels dies of thirst after farmers kicked out by Saudi Arabia as diplomatic rift deepens
Hundreds of camels have died of thirst after Qatari farmers were expelled from Saudi Arabia during a diplomatic rift and forced to trek across the desert.Animals collapsed at the border between the two nations as only a few hundred camels were allowed to cross each day.
Remaining camels were herded into huge pens and left in the heat which reached 50 degrees Celsius. Some owners said the camels were herded out en masse, and owners spent days during Ramadan trying to identify them.Other animals were left to die by the side of the road. Some farmers left immediately, while others and their animals were still travelling back two weeks after the diplomatic rift.
Camel owner, Said Al Hajari said: “It was hard, the camels were exhausted because they did not know which way to go.”
Camel owner, Hussein Al-Marri, from Abu Samra, said: “I have returned from Saudi Arabia. I myself saw more than …
16 JUNE 2017
Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion
Amazon.com Inc. will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, a bombshell of a deal that catapults the e-commerce giant into hundreds of physical stores and fulfills a long-held goal of selling more groceries. Amazon agreed to pay $42 a share in cash for the organic-food chain, including debt, a roughly 27 percent premium to the stock price at Thursday’s close. John Mackey, Whole Foods’ outspoken co-founder, will continue to run the business -- a victory after a fight with activist investor Jana Partners that threatened to drive him from power. Bloomberg Read More>>>>>>
8 JULY 2017
Whole Foods Employee Leo Adonis, who was born Gregory Michael Ure decided to end it all by jumping into a Volcano!
Suicide note left before apparent jump into Kilauea caldera
The father of a 38-year-old Petaluma, Calif., man whose body was recovered by helicopter from Kilauea caldera early Sunday morning said his so…
Famed voiceover artist who worked on the Walking Dead and commercials for Coca Cola and McDonald's dies when parachute jump goes wrong.
A world-renowned voiceover artist has fallen to his death during a skydive after his parachute became tangled and malfunctioned.
Randy Schell was killed after he collided with another experienced, licensed diver during a jump at Skydive Spaceland near Houston on Saturday afternoon.
It was the second jump of the day for both divers, having completed another earlier without issue, KHou reports.
The second diver suffered injuries to his leg, but his identity is not known. Daily Mail>>>>>
There's a new attraction for thousands of people enjoying the long holiday weekend on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Shelly Island is a destination you won't find on a standard map. The giant barrier island suddenly formed in the Atlantic Ocean, almost overnight.
CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann reports the mile-long island, which measures as wide as a football field, has attracted hundreds of tourists by boat for the Fourth of July.
Pilot Larry Ihler told Strassmann the island "has definitely gotten bigger" and is "more built up."
Strassmann set out by kayak on Monday to explore Shelly Island with County Commissioner Danny Couch, who is a life-long resident of the Outer Banks.
Couch says he's seen barrier islands pop up before, but not like this one, which he first noticed in April.
"This is the mother of all sandbars," Couch said. "All of a sudden, right here where we're sitting. It's a hoss. It's huge. I…