News: Weekend Reads

Scrawled note sparks passenger plane bomb fears

Friday  02:30,   09 june 2017
Sky News

A plane passenger has been charged for writing a threatening note that sparked fears a bomb was planted on-board the aircraft. The man scrawled a single-word message on an air sickness bag, which was discovered near one of the toilets mid-flight,[...]

Two honor roll students fatally shot in Maryland on eve of high school graduation

Friday  02:30,   09 june 2017
The Washington Post

‘It’s impossible to make sense of what occurred last night,’ principal says at commencement.Ziberov, an honors student headed to college to study international relations, was set to graduate Tuesday with his classmate, Shadi Adi Najjar, 17, and the[...]

Police Are Less Respectful Toward Black Drivers, Report Finds

Friday  02:27,   09 june 2017
The New York Times

The paper detailed how body-camera footage from officers in Oakland, Calif., showed disparity in the treatment of white motorists vs. black ones.The paper, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, detailed the ways in [...]

Notre Dame attacker shouted "this is for Syria" before being shot

Friday  02:27,   09 june 2017
Reuters

<p>A man armed with a hammer shouted "this is for Syria" before attacking police officers on Tuesday outside France's Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, the interior minister said.</p>PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - A man armed with a[...]

Theresa May Finally Calls Donald Trump ‘Wrong’ To Feud With Sadiq Khan After London Bridge Attack

Friday  02:27,   09 june 2017
Huffington Post UK

Theresa May has finally criticised Donald Trump for calling Sadiq Khan “pathetic” over his response to the London Bridge attack. Politicians condemned Trump for attacking Khan after the incident, that saw three jihadis go on a stabbing rampage on[...]

The Ku Klux Klan wants to rally in Charlottesville. Now this college town is on edge again.

Friday  02:26,   09 june 2017
The Washington Post

Mayor urges his city to ignore the hate group’s ‘putrid bait’ as protests disrupt city council meetingSubscribe to the Post’s Today's Headlines newsletter: All the top stories of the day - local, national and[...]

Armed man intercepted on way to murder Bay Area doctors, cops say

Friday  02:26,   09 june 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

An armed man on an alleged mission to murder three of his doctors in the Bay Area was busted last week while en route from the Central Valley, officials said Tuesday. Yue Chen, 58, rented a Nissan Rogue, packed up his two semi-automatic handguns and [...]

UK police arrest man at Heathrow airport over Manchester attack

Friday  02:26,   09 june 2017
Reuters

British police said on Tuesday they had arrested a man at London's Heathrow airport in connection with the investigation into the suicide bombing on a concert hall in Manchester last month which killed 22 people. "The 38-year-old was arrested on [...]

Australia flags tougher parole laws in wake of Melbourne siege

Friday  02:26,   09 june 2017
Reuters

By Colin Packham and Jonathan Barrett © REUTERS A bomb squad member walks outside the site of a shooting at Buckingham Serviced Apartments in Brighton, Melbourne The Australian government signaled a drive to reform parole laws on[...]

Man shot and wounded after attacking police officer at Notre Dame

Friday  02:25,   09 june 2017
Sky News

<p>Paris police have warned the public to stay away from Notre Dame cathedral amid reports of gunshots.</p>Police have warned people to stay away from the landmark, on the Ile de Cite island on the River Seine, via[...]

Terrorists Deliver Their Message With Lethal Simplicity

Friday  02:25,   09 june 2017
The New York Times

Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists have embraced tactics that require the simplest and most accessible of weapons — trucks and knives — to commit sensational violence.More than a decade and a half later, the threat and fear have proved[...]

Who is Reality Winner?

Friday  02:25,   09 june 2017
The Atlantic

Reality Winner, the 25-year-old Air Force veteran charged with mailing classified information to a news organization, believed to be the Intercept, is a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation, a defense and intelligence contractor for[...]

Russia scrambles jet fighter to intercept U.S. bomber over Baltics

Friday  02:25,   09 june 2017
Reuters

Russia scrambled a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet on Tuesday to intercept a U.S. B-52 strategic bomber which it said was flying close to its border over the Baltic Sea, Russia's Defence Ministry said.Russia scrambled a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet on[...]

London attacker told Italian police he "wanted to be a terrorist"

Friday  02:24,   09 june 2017
Reuters

<p>British police named the third of the jihadis who killed seven people in a knife and van attack in London as Youssef Zaghba, 22, believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan descent.</p>A man looks at flowers near London Bridge on June 5, [...]

Photographer Snaps Once-in-a-Lifetime Picture of Plane Mid-Flight

Friday  02:22,   09 june 2017
Mental Floss

<p>German photographer Birk Mobius couldn’t have known back in 2014, as he pointed his camera around the small aerodrome he was visiting, that he was about to capture an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime moment.</p>As he casually snapped some[...]