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pentagon says civilians were likely killed in yemen raid


washington—the u.s. military said wednesday that civilians were likely killed during a navy seal raid in yemen on sunday, an operation that also claimed the life of an american sailor and wounded three others.local residents said sunday that about 20 civilians were killed in the fighting that centered on an al qaeda compound in the interior of the country. images purporting to show the bodies of several children killed in the raid...






taliban commander mullah abdul salam akhund killed in airstrike, u.s. says


a taliban leader who led a takeover of the city of kunduz in a key, if fleeting, victory for the islamist group was killed in a u.s. airstrike over the weekend, the u.s. military said wednesday.the announcement came as the taliban claimed responsibility for a pair of attacks in kabul that killed and injured afghan civilians, in what afghan...






teen killed 4 at chicago restaurant to avenge dad's murder, police say


suspect carried out fatal shooting the day after his father was killed.       






suge knight reveals who killed tupac


the world has waited more than two decades to learn who killed the late rapper tupac shakur. now, former rap mogul suge knight has revealed the masterminds behind the drive-by shooting that killed shakur in las vegas in september 1996 as his ex-wife, sharitha golden, as well as reggie white jr., a former ceo of death…






israel military says palestinian killed israeli in west bank


jerusalem — israel's military says a palestinian has killed an israeli and injured another in a car-ramming attack in the west bank.the military says the attacker was apprehended but did not elaborate. rescue services say the killed israeli was 20-years-old.thursday's incident comes after a wave of palestinian attacks on civilians and security forces that erupted in september 2015.since then, palestinians have killed 42 israelis and two visiting americans, mainly in stabbing, shootings and assaults using cars. israeli forces have killed at least 241 palestinians during the same period. most of the slain palestinians have been identified as attackers by israeli authorities.israel says the violence is fueled by a palestinian campaign of incitement. palestinians say it stems from anger over i






ukrainian rebels say commander killed in car bombing


moscow — rebels in eastern ukraine say one of their top commanders was killed when his automobile exploded.the rebels' lugansk information center reported that lugansk people's militia commander oleg anashchenko died early urday. the report says a second, unidentified person in the car also was killed in the explosion in lugansk city.militia spokesman andrei marochko accused ukrainian special services of causing the explosion.lugansk is one of two ukrainian republics where separatist rebels have been fighting government forces since april 2014 in a war that has killed more than 9800 people.fighting in eastern ukraine sharply escalated this week. the ukrainian command said urday that three of its soldiers were killed in the past day.






afghan official says joint raid killed 22 civilians


kandahar, afghanistan — an afghan official and local residents say a joint operation carried out by u.s. and afghan forces last week killed 22 civilians from two families.the presidential envoy for security in the southern helmand province, jabar qahraman, said sunday that the raid against the taliban in the sangin district killed 13 people from one family and nine from another. hameed gul, a local resident, says nine members of his family, including his mother and sister, were killed in thursday's raid.u.s. navy cpt. bill salvin, a military spokesman, says "we are working diligently to determine whether civilians were killed or injured as a result of u.s. airstrikes" carried out to support afghan forces in and around sangin. he says the investigation is "continuing and has not reached any






15-year-old boy, rebel killed during fighting in kashmir


srinagar, india — police say a 15-year-old boy has been killed during anti-india protests in disputed kashmir following a gunbattle that killed a suspected rebel.senior police officer s.p. vaid said the gunbattle began thursday after troops cordoned off southern padgampora village on a tip that militants were hiding in a house.vaid said as the fighting raged, villagers tried to march to the area and attacked government forces with rocks to help the militants escape.villagers said the troops fired at the protesters, killing a 15-year-old boy and wounding three others. vaid said the boy was killed by a stray bullet.rebels have been fighting against indian rule in kashmir since 1989. more than 68,000 people have been killed in the armed uprising and ensuing indian military crackdown.






trump travels to meet remains u.s. commando killed in raid


the navy seal was killed in a counterterrorism raid sunday






man hit, killed by caltrain


redwood city — a man was hit and killed by a caltrain monday night in redwood city, officials said.the collision was reported at 5:11 p.m. at brewster avenue. there were no injuries to the 850 people aboard the train, according to caltrain.trains are now single-tracking through the area at reduced speeds, according to caltrain.the fatality is caltrain’s first of the year. last year, 12 people were hit and killed on the tracks.






rights group says extremists exploit mali ethnic tensions


dakar, senegal — human rights watch is calling on authorities in mali to investigate and prosecute those responsible for a wave of attacks since january that have killed at least 52 people and left more than 10,000 displaced.the rights group in a report wednesday says the increased presence of islamic armed groups and their recruitment of local residents has inflamed and exploited ethnic tensions, leading to the development of self-defense militias.the rights group says a bambara militia killed at least 21 people in retaliation after peul islamic fighters killed a bambara shopkeeper in the segou region on feb. 11. on feb. 18, islamic fighters killed nine bozo and bambara traders, alleging they supported the militia.human rights watch says at least 16 people have since been killed in centra






top ukraine rebel commander killed in blast


kiev, ukraine—a notorious commander of russian-backed rebels was killed in an explosion in his office early wednesday, rebel officials said, the latest insurgent leader to mysteriously perish far from the front lines of the simmering conflict. mikhail tolstykh, more widely known by his nickname givi, was killed in a “terrorist act” shortly after 6 a.m. in the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk, the de facto separatist capital near...






philippines’ rodrigo duterte puts drug war on hold


philippine president rodrigo duterte ordered police to suspend their war on drugs after rogue officers kidnapped and killed a south korean businessman, adding to the criticism swirling around the country’s bloody antinarcotics paign.police have killed over 2,000 people in the purge since mr. duterte took office in june, with an additional 5,000 killed by suspected vigilantes in a spasm of violence that has transfixed the nation....






philippines’ rodrigo duterte puts drug war on hold


philippine president rodrigo duterte ordered police to suspend the war on drugs after rogue officers kidnapped and killed a south korean businessman, adding to the criticism swirling around the country’s bloody antinarcotics paign.police have killed over 2,000 people in the purge since mr. duterte took office in june, with an additional 5,000 killed by suspected vigilantes in a spasm of violence that has transfixed the nation....






officials identify woman killed by tree


yosemite national park, calif. (ap) — yosemite national park has reopened an area where a woman was struck and killed by a ponderosa pine tree on sunday.park spokesman scott gediman says the accident happened sunday in half dome village, the area formerly known as curry villageit’s an area that has tent cabins and wooden cabins that are utilized by park visitors and park employees, but no one else was injured in the accident sunday.authorities have also identified the woman who was killed as 20-year-old destiny rose texeira borges of ceres, california.she was in yosemite working for a company contracted by the park concessioner amid heavy snow and high winds.gediman says the last time someone was killed by a tree was in august 2015 when two southern california teens were killed by an oak t






top ukraine rebel commander killed in blast


kiev, ukraine—a notorious commander of russian-backed rebels was killed in an explosion in his office early wednesday, rebel officials said, the latest insurgent leader to mysteriously perish far from the front lines of the simmering conflict. mikhail tolstykh, more widely known by his nickname givi, was killed shortly after 6 a.m. in the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk, the de facto separatist capital near russia’s border with...






afghan soldier killed after shooting, wounding 3 us troops


kandahar, afghanistan — an afghan soldier opened fire sunday inside a base in the southern helmand province, wounding three u.s. soldiers before being shot dead.navy cpt. bill salvin, a u.s. military spokesman, said coalition forces had killed the soldier "to end the attack," but col. mohammad rasoul zazai, an afghan army spokesman, said the soldier had made a "mistake" and had not fired deliberately.several u.s. troops have been killed in afghanistan in recent years in so-called insider attacks carried out by afghan police or soldiers. in october, an afghan man in a military uniform shot dead a u.s. soldier and an american civilian contractor inside a military base in kabul before being killed.elsewhere in afghanistan, taliban insurgents attacked a district headquarters in the kandahar pr






who killed kim jong-nam? - bbc news


the mystery surrounding the killing of kim jong-nam leaves more questions than answers two weeks on. our correspondent rupert wingfield-hayes went to kuala lumpur to find out who may have killed kim jong-nam.






4 suspected militants killed in bangladesh raid


new delhi — police say four suspected militants from a banned islamist group were killed during a police raid on a building in southeastern bangladesh.senior police official shafiqul islam said thursday that they had completed an overnight operation after cordoning off the building where the suspects used to stay in sitakunda in chittagong district.he said one suspect possibly belonging to jumatul mujahedeen bangladesh was killed by police fire and three others died when they exploded bombs or grenades inside an apartment during the raid. their details were not immediately clear.bangladesh has experienced a surge in attacks by suspected militants in recent years. in a july attack, 20 hostages, including 17 foreigners, were killed in a restaurant in the nation's capital.






afghan official says joint raid killed 22 civilians


kandahar, afghanistan (ap) — an afghan official and local residents say a joint operation carried out by u.s. and afghan forces last week killed 22 civilians from two families.the presidential envoy for security in the southern helmand province, jabar qahraman, said sunday that the raid against the taliban in the sangin district killed 13 people from one family and nine from another. hameed gul, a local resident, says nine members of his family, including his mother and sister, were killed in thursday’s raid.u.s. navy cpt. bill salvin, a military spokesman, says “we are working diligently to determine whether civilians were killed or injured as a result of u.s. airstrikes” carried out to support afghan forces in and around sangin. he says the investigation is “continuing and has not reache






the latest: iraq fm: 40 iraqis killed in damascus blasts


beirut — the latest on developments in syria (all times local):2:30 p.m.iraq's foreign ministry says most of the more than 40 people killed in the twin blasts in the syrian capital damascus were iraqis visiting the shiite shrines in the area.the twin blasts saturday hit outside bab al-saghir cemetery, one of the most ancient in the syrian capital and which houses revered shiite religious figures. the syrian interior minister says 40 were killed and 120 were wounded. opposition activists group say at least 46 were killed.ahmed jamal, iraq's foreign ministry spokesman, says in a statement initial reports suggest 40 killed were iraqis. he says a crisis cell was formed in coordination with syrian authorities to determine the identities of those killed and wounded and to transfer them to iraq.






milwaukee police arrest man in family member's killing


milwaukee — milwaukee police have arrested a 47-year-old man after a fight that killed a member of the suspect's family.police say the 32-year-old man was killed saturday night. police say the victim was killed by "bodily force" by a family member.the name of the victim was not immediately released. police are investigating.






palestinian killed by israeli police in east jerusalem | news


a palestinian was killed by israeli police on monday morning in occupied east jerusalem after wounding two border guards with a knife, police said.the attacker, who was a resident of occupied east jerusalem, entered a border guard post and wounded the two before being shot dead, according to the police.one of the guards was seriously injured, the other sustained light injuries, police added.israel annexed arab east jerusalem after the 1967 war.a wave of violence that broke out in october 2015 has killed 255 palestinians, 40 israelis, two americans, one jordanian, one eritrean and one sudanese, according to an afp news agency tally.others were killed during protests, in clashes or during air raids on gaza.source: news agencies






pedestrian hit and killed by car


a man was hit and killed by a car tuesday morning near tully road and galveston avenue.the driver stopped and is cooperating with authorities.the collision occurred at 7:43 a.m., marking the sixth fatal collision of 2017.check back for more on this story.






driver who struck and killed toddler charged with dui


oswego, s.c. — authorities say a man who struck and killed a 21-month-old who ran into the road in south carolina was driving while intoxicated and had two children in his car.troopers said 51-year-old kelvin rembert was driving on a two-lane road about 15 miles south of bishopville when the toddler who was playing in his yard ran into the street about 6 p.m. sunday.rembert was charged with dui and child endangerment. troopers say no one in the car was injured.lee county coroner larry logan told news outlets the boy killed was kelsey cooley.






1 killed in shooting at istanbul restaurant


istanbul — turkish media reports say one person was killed and two others wounded in a shooting at a restaurant in istanbul.hurriyet newspaper said on its online edition that the attack monday in a waterfront restaurant in istanbul's residential beykoz district was not terror-related.it said the ailant spotted a man who had allegedly killed his father 12 years ago at the restaurant and started firing at him.the man died on his way to hospital, while two other customers were wounded.turkey has suffered a wave of deadly attacks carried out by the islamic state group or by kurdish militants.






afghan official: woman killed accused of adultery by taliban


kabul, afghanistan — an afghan official says that a woman accused of adultery has been s to death by insurgents in northeastern badakhshan province.ahmad naweed frotan, spokesman for the badakhshan provincial governor, said wednesday that amir begum was killed by taliban insurgents late tuesday night in yumgan district.he added that the insurgents accused begum of having ual relations with a man and killed her.meanwhile one civilian was reportedly killed by a rocket fired by the insurgents in southern helmand province.ghulam nabi charkhi, head of the provincial counter-terrorism department, said three others, including a small child, were wounded in the attack in lashkar gah, the provincial capital.






kurdish journalist killed covering iraq's battle for mosul


irbil, iraq — a local kurdish news organization says one of their presenters was killed covering the mosul operation and another of their journalists was wounded.the rudaw news organization says shifa gerdi, a presenter and head of output for rudaw, was killed in a bomb attack and cameraman younis mustafa was injured on the outskirts of mosul in a statement to the associated press saturday.she was presenting a daily special program on the mosul offensive, and a statement of condolences on rudaw's website described her as one of the organization's "most daring journalists".a number of journalists have been injured in the mosul operation and in october an iraqi television journalist was killed covering the battle.






1 killed in crash on i-294


one person was killed in a crash late sunday on the tri-state tollway in suburban hazel crest, illinois state police said. the crash happened about 11:15 p.m. sunday on the northbound lanes of interstate 294 at plaza 43, according to a news release from state police. one person was killed in the crash, police said. additional details about the crash were not immediately available.the crash closed for about five hours three cash lanes at the plaza. the lanes were opened by 4 a.m. monday.check back for updates. 






death toll in attack on south sudan aid workers rises to 7


juba, south sudan — the death toll of an attack on aid workers in south sudan has risen to seven, with the news that the driver also died.david kim choop was driving the vehicle when he and six aid workers were ambushed and killed on saturday, march 25th.the four south sudanese and three kenyans worked for a local non-governmental organization called gredo (grass roots empowerment for development organization) and were attacked while on a routine food convoy from juba, the capital, to pibor.the ambush caused the highest number of aid workers killed in a single incident since south sudan's civil war began in 2013. at least 12 aid workers have been killed so far this year and at least 79 killed since 2013, according to the u.n."we are extremely saddened by this undeserved event," said pius o






afghan official: 8 police killed in insider attack


kabul, afghanistan — at least eight members of the security forces were killed by two of their colleagues in southern zabul province late friday night, an afghan official said.gul islam seyal, spokesman for the provincial governor, said saturday that both attackers fled the area after killing their colleagues in shinkia district.he said the two policemen also took all the weapons and ammunition from the checkpoint.seyal said an investigation is underway to find out what caused the incident or if the two have links to insurgent groups.insider attacks are not unusual in afghanistan. in a similar incident in late february, 11 police were shot and killed by another policeman from the same checkpoint in neighboring helmand province and the attacker managed to flee in a police vehicle.separately






another alabama inmate killed inside state prison


elmore, ala. — another state inmate has been killed in violence at an alabama prison.a department of corrections statement says 36-year-old demarko quinta carlisle was stabbed to death during an altercation at elmore correctional facility on sunday.the agency has a suspect, but officials aren't releasing that prisoner's name. they say the motive isn't known.carlisle was serving a life sentence after being convicted of robbery in jefferson county in 1999.carlisle is the second inmate killed at elmore prison in 10 days. grant mickens was stabbed to death in the prison on feb. 16. that same day, another inmate was killed at staton prison, about a mile away.prison officials say the killings aren't related.alabama prisons are overcrowded and understaffed. lawmakers are considering a plan to con






another alabama inmate killed inside state prison


elmore, ala. (ap) — another state inmate has been killed in violence at an alabama prison.a department of corrections statement says 36-year-old demarko quinta carlisle was stabbed to death during an altercation at elmore correctional facility on sunday.the agency has a suspect, but officials aren’t releasing that prisoner’s name. they say the motive isn’t known.carlisle was serving a life sentence after being convicted of robbery in jefferson county in 1999.carlisle is the second inmate killed at elmore prison in 10 days. grant mickens was stabbed to death in the prison on feb. 16. that same day, another inmate was killed at staton prison, about a mile away.prison officials say the killings aren’t related.alabama prisons are overcrowded and understaffed. lawmakers are considering a plan t






three airmen killed in us air force plane crash in new mexico


three airmen were killed when their surveillance plane crashed during a military training flight in new mexico, a u.s. air force official said on wednesday.the u-28a reconnaissance plane with three people aboard went down in a field at 6:50 p.m. local time on tuesday, said the 27th special operations wing of the cannon air force base, outside clovis, new mexico.“three airmen are killed,” said master sergeant dennis henry.the identities of the dead were withheld pending notification of family members, he said.the cause of the crash was not yet known and was under investigation, he said.(reporting by barbara goldberg; editing by frances kerry)






azerbaijan soldiers killed in karabakh fighting


moscow — azerbaijan says several of its soldiers have been killed during fighting in the disputed nagorno-karabakh region as armenia and azerbaijan blame each other for an outbreak of violence.azerbaijan's defense ministry said in a statement saturday that its forces had "suffered losses" when its positions were assaulted by armenian troops early saturday.the nagorno-karabakh defense ministry said in a statement that armenian forces did not suffer any casualties in the clashes and that the azerbaijani soldiers were killed when they launched an attack.nagorno-karabakh is in azerbaijan, but since a separatist war ended in 1994 it has been under the control of local ethnic armenian forces and the armenian military. an outbreak of fighting in april killed about 75 soldiers from the two sides.






what poison may have killed kim jong nam?


more than a week after the murder of kim jong nam, the 45-year-old half-brother of north korean leader kim jong un, observers are still wondering exactly how he was killed. according to news reports, kim died shortly after two women apparently rubbed or sprayed substances on his face in the kuala lumpur airport on february 13.…






french soldier killed in operation on extremists in mali


paris — a french soldier has been killed in a clash with extremists in mali, as part of a french military operation aimed at fighting radicals across a swath of africa.french president francois hollande's office said in a statement thursday the soldier was killed overnight "after a clash with terrorists" in southwestern mali. hollande's office and the french military did not provide further details.hollande reiterated france's support for mali and the u.n. force keeping the peace there.three malian soldiers were killed in an attack on a military post last week in an area of northern mali frequented by drug traffickers and jihadist groups.a french-led intervention drove out islamic extremists from strongholds in northern mali in 2013 but sporadic attacks continue.






1 killed, 3 injured in saudi aramco oil pipeline leak


dubai, united arab emirates — saudi oil giant saudi aramco says one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the kingdom.the company said in a statement sunday that an emergency response team managed to contain the leak saturday in abqaiq.it did not provide details on how the contractor was killed. two contractors who were hurt in the incident have been released from the hospital, while an aramco employee who was injured remains in stable condition.the company says it plans a thorough investigation of the accident.






boy, 2, and man killed, pregnant woman wounded in shooting caught on facebook li


chicago — in a shooting caught on facebook live, a 2-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man were killed and a pregnant woman was wounded when a gunman opened fire as they drove down an alley in chicago’s lawndale neighborhood tuesday afternoon, authorities said. “call 911! they killed him … i have a bullet in my stomach,”…






death toll in attack on south sudan aid workers rises to 7


juba, south sudan (ap) — the death toll of an attack on aid workers in south sudan has risen to seven, with the news that the driver also died.david kim choop was driving the vehicle when he and six aid workers were ambushed and killed on saturday, march 25th.the four south sudanese and three kenyans worked for a local ngo called grado (grass roots empowerment for development organization) and were attacked while on a routine food convoy from juba, the capital, to pibor.the ambush caused the highest number of aid workers killed in a single incident since south sudan’s civil war began in 2013. at least 12 aid workers have been killed so far this year and at least 79 killed since 2013, according to the u.n.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“we are extremely saddened b






orchid show, tips for perfect baths and more


crazy for orchidsfor two days, orchid worshipers can immerse themselves among hundreds of tropical blooming cattleya, phalaenopsis, cymbidium and other varieties at the marjorie mcneely conservatory, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. jan. 28-29. the winter carnival orchid show also features tips on cultivating and caring for the popular indoor plants, from members of the orchid society of minnesota, as well as quality orchids for sale.american orchid society judges from throughout the midwest will give out awards and points at the show. the public can vote on the best winter carnival-themed display at the orchid society of minnesota's facebook page. admission: $5 for adults; $3 for ages 3-12. como friends members and visitors with a winter carnival on get $1 off. the marjorie mcneely conservatory is at 12