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|2 Dallas Officers In Critical Condition After Being Shot At A Home Depot
Two on-duty police offers were critically injured in a shooting at a Home
POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 6:47 PM
|In Donald Trump, Israelis hear echoes of an ancient emperor
Israelis cheered when President Trump said the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Now prominent Israelis are comparing the American president to the ancient Persian emperor Cyrus the Great, a hero to Jews who authorized building the Second Temple — raising the possibility of building the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 11:58 AM
|Husband of Southwest incident victim speaks out
The husband of the passenger killed in the mid-air engine explosion aboard a Southwest Airlines plane tells NBC News that his late wife was constantly sending inspirational text messages to friends, spreading love and kindness.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 11:40 AM
|13 semi truck drivers line up under bridge to stop man from committing suicide
The Michigan State Police, along with the help of 13 semi truck drivers,
POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:08 PM
|GOP Congressman Doug Lamborn Thrown Off The Ballot For 2018
Colorado GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn won't be on the ballot as a Republican in 2018
POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 6:50 PM
|Mummified body of the Shah of Iran 'found in Tehran' construction site
A construction worker in southern Tehran may have stumbled across the mummified body of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Iranian ruler whose son was overthrown in the revolution of 1979. Builders were carrying out construction work at a Shia shrine in Tehran when they found the body amid a pile of rubble. Pahlavi was buried in a mausoleum nearby after his death in 1944 but the tomb was blown up by Iranian revolutionaries as they tried to erase all traces of the previous regime. The shah’s body was never found in the ruins and has been missing for nearly 40 years. Hassan Khalilabadi, the head of Tehran’s heritage committee, said it was “a possibility” that the corpse may be that of the former Iranian leader. “This will be examined by responsible bodies," he said. The body was reportedly found by construction workers Pahlavi was a military officer who overthrew the ruling Persian dynasty in 1921 and seized power for himself, first becoming the country’s prime minister and then its monarch. He introduced widespread reforms and is credited by some as the founder of modern Iran. But he was forced from power in 1941 by British and Russian troops and abdicated in favour of his son. Pahlavi went into exile and died in South Africa in 1944. His son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was overthrown during the Iranian revolution in 1979. Reza Shah's body as it was buried in 1944 Pahlavi’s legacy is a taboo subject for Iran’s government. While his son is still deeply controversial, some Iranians think fondly of the older Pahlavi because of his modernisation programme and his expansion of some freedoms for women. During the widespread protests in Iran in late 2017 and early 2018, many protesters shouted out Pahlavi’s name as a way of defying Iran’s revolutionary regime. “Reza Shah, bless your soul,” people cried. If the body found in Tehran is indeed that of Reza Shah Pahlavi, Iran’s current rulers may have a delicate task figuring out what to do with it. Islamic custom demands that all bodies be treated with respect but Iranian authorities will also be wary of allowing it to become a rallying point for opposition groups. A spokesman for the Shah Abdol Azim shrine said the body was not Pahlavi’s. "All the rumours on the social media that claim this mummified body belongs to Reza Shah are false and void of any truth,” he said. Reza Shah Pahlavi took power in 1921 but was forced to abdicate in 1941 by the UK and the Soviet Union Pahlavi’s grandson, Reza Pahlavi, said in a statement that he was “closely following” the reports that his grandfather’s body had been found. He warned Iran’s government “against any secrecy or lack of transparency” in its handling of the body. Iranian authorities said the body had been reburied. It was not immediately clear what steps Iran planned to take to verify if the body did belong to Pahlavi. A widely-shared photograph on social media appeared to show an Iranian construction work taking a selfie with the body after discovering it at the foot of his bulldozer.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 9:05 AM
|The Latest: Dad says 'incompetency' led to school shooting
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local):
POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:50 PM
|NRA members destroy products of outdoor company that cut ties with the organisation
National Rifle Association (NRA) members have been posting videos of destroying products made by Yeti after the company cut ties with the group in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. Yeti primarily makes high-end outdoors products, including iceboxes costing between $250 to $1,300 according to the Washington Post. The company had been offering NRA members a discount on its products often used for outdoor events.
POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 12:05 PM
|Professor Who Sold Facebook Data To Cambridge Analytica 'Sincerely Sorry'
Aleksandr Kogan, the University of Cambridge psychology professor who
POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 7:17 AM
|Saraland Police Stand By Controversial Arrest Of Woman At Waffle House
Police in Saraland, Alabama, said a disturbance at a Waffle House there very
POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 8:14 PM