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Charlie Hebdo to publish Mohammad cartoon on front page – Reuters

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

* Mohammad to appear on cover of new “Charlie” * Weekly claims “right to blaspheme” * French Muslims say their security is being neglected * French parliament extends military intervention in Iraq (Adds U.S. State Department comment) By Tom Heneghan and John Irish PARIS/BOBIGNY, France, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Charlie Hebdo will publish a front page showing a caricature of the Prophet Mohammad holding a sign saying “Je suis Charlie”…

New ‘Charlie Hebdo’ cover released – USA TODAY

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

USA TODAY’S Editor at Large/Media Columnist Rem Rieder discusses Charie Hebdo’s new magazine cover that came out today and the mag to come out on Wednesday. USA TODAY A handout released on January 12, 2015, in Paris by French newspaper Charlie Hebdo shows the frontpage of the upcoming “survivors” edition of the French satirical weekly with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed holding up a “Je suis Charlie” (‘I am…

Doubling Down: Charlie Hebdo’s Next Cover Is Another Muhammad Cartoon – NBCNews.com

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine that was attacked by Islamic militants last week, will publish a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover of its next issue, according to Liberation, a newspaper that is helping the magazine continue operations. The picture, drawn by the staff cartoonist known as Luz, and published online Monday by Liberation, of course risks further enraging fundamentalist Muslims. It depicts a bug-eyed Muhammad…

AirAsia Flight 8501: One of Jet’s Black-Box Recorders Is Recovered – Wall Street Journal

Monday, January 12, 2015

ENLARGE Divers in Indonesia recovered one of two black boxes from AirAsia Flight 8501 on Monday, two days after the aircraft’s mangled tail section was pulled from the sea and loaded onto a ship. Bambang Soelistyo, head of Indonesia’s search-and-rescue agency, said searchers had retrieved the jet’s flight-data recorder at 7:11 a.m. on Monday. They are still searching for the other black box, the cockpit voice recorder, he said. The…

France’s most wanted woman may have traveled to Syria, reports say – Fox News

Saturday, January 10, 2015

France’s most wanted woman, the wife of the terrorist gunman who stormed a Parisian kosher grocery and killed four hostages, may be in war-torn Syria, reports said on Saturday. French police have been conducting an intense manhunt for Hayat Boumeddiene, whose husband Amedy Coulibaly was killed after shooting dead a police officer and taking hostages at the grocery on Friday. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Boumeddiene, 26, was suspected of being involved in…

French Terror Suspects Dead at Both Locations, 4 Hostages Dead, Officials Say – ABC News

Friday, January 09, 2015

Three French terror suspects are dead at two separate hostage standoff locations, according to the City Hall of Dammartin and the French ambassador to the U.S. The hostage at Dammartin — held by two Charlie Hebdo attack suspects — is alive, the City Hall of Dammartin said. Some hostages were seen fleeing the Paris supermarket, but officials later said that four hostages were killed there. The dramatic developments came after…

At least 12 killed in shooting at office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo – CNN

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Paris (CNN)At least 12 people were killed in Wednesday’s attack on a satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, regional official Jean-Paul Huchon said. The gunmen “will be chased as long as necessary, so that they can be stopped and be brought before judges,” French President Francois Hollande said. Earlier, the President said, “This is a terrorist attack, there is no doubt about this.” [Latest update at 7:58 a.m. ET] •…

FBI chief Comey says at Liu’s funeral that number of 2014 police deaths is … – Fox News

Monday, January 05, 2015

Jan. 4, 2015: Police officers at funeral for New York police Officer Wenjian Liu at Aievoli Funeral Home, Brooklyn, N.Y. (AP) FBI Director James Comey on Sunday honored murdered New York City Police Officer Wenjian Liu and remarked that he was shocked and bewildered by the increased number of police officer deaths in 2014. “One hundred and fifteen were killed last year,” he said. “That’s a shocking increase from 2013. I…

Relatives weep at slain NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu’s wake – New York Daily News

Monday, January 05, 2015

Joe Marino/New York Daily News Liu’s father Wei Tang Liu (pictured) appeared on the verge of breaking down after arriving with an NYPD escort. Joe Marino/New York Daily News Mourners said some family members were in tears as they greeted the stream of guests. PETER FOLEY/EPA  New York City Police Officers from the 84th Precinct depart the wake of Officer Liu. Enlarge It was a day where everybody paid…

A second officer’s funeral, a second show of dissent toward mayor – CNN

Monday, January 05, 2015

New York (CNN)For the second time in days, New York police — joined by officers from departments across the country — buried one of their own Sunday. And again, a silent protest in blue repeated itself as some officers turned their backs on the city’s mayor. The show of dissent happened a week earlier at the funeral for Officer Rafael Ramos, who was killed along with Officer Wenjian Liu as…

Mayor: NYPD officer ‘walked a path of courage’ – USA TODAY

Sunday, January 04, 2015

New York City police officers march before funeral services for police officer Wenjian Liu at Aievoli Funeral Home, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.(Photo: Julio Cortez, AP) NEW YORK — Thousands of police officers and other mourners filled the streets of Brooklyn’s Bensonhurst neighborhood under dreary skies Sunday to pay homage to a police officer shot to death while sitting in a patrol car last…

Girl Who Survived Plane Crash Hoped Family ‘Was Just Sleeping’ – ABC News

Sunday, January 04, 2015

A 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash and then trekked nearly a mile through dense woods to get help held out hope that her parents, sister and cousin might somehow have survived, too, police said today. “She indicated to us that she believed her family was deceased but that she hoped they were just sleeping,” Kentucky State Police Lt. Brent White said. ” I was literally just struck by…

North Korea Calls Hacking Claim ‘Absurd’ as US Tightens Sanctions – Bloomberg

Sunday, January 04, 2015

(Bloomberg) — North Korea denounced new U.S. sanctions on Sunday and said the nation was “deliberately linking” it to the hacking of Sony Corp. computers. President Barack Obama, who blamed North Korea last month for the attack, announced sanctions on 10 officials and three state organizations on Jan. 2. The U.S. says the parties play key roles in cyber attacks, weapons proliferation and other illicit activities. The hacking assertions are…

Here come the freshmen: Congress’ newest class – Washington Post

Sunday, January 04, 2015

WASHINGTON — Congress’ approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there’s one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawmakers who are about to join its ranks. The House will welcome 58 freshmen this coming week, including 43 Republicans and 15 Democrats, pushing the GOP majority to 246 members, the most since the Great Depression. In the Senate, 13 new lawmakers, all but one of them Republican,…

‘Miracle’ survivor: Girl walks away from plane crash – USA TODAY

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Police say a 7-year-old girl survived a small-plane crash in Kentucky that killed her parents, sister and cousin. Linda So reports. Kentucky State Promo(Photo: Shane Music) A 7-year-old girl miraculously survived a plane crash that killed four members of her family, managing to walk to a nearby residence to ask for help, police said. About a half-hour after a small plane lost contact with air-traffic controllers Friday evening, a Lyon…

Appreciation: For reporters, Cuomo was brilliant, frustrating – USA TODAY

Friday, January 02, 2015

FILE – In this July 17, 1984, file photo, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo gives a thumbs-up gesture with both hands during his keynote address to the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.(Photo: AP) Former New York governor Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday at the age of 82, was a lawyer, a father, almost a major league ballplayer and one of the most spellbinding politicians the…

New Year’s Stampede Kills 36 in Shanghai as Massive Holiday Approaches – Bloomberg

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Shanghai called off New Year’s events and the national government demanded a review of crowd-safety procedures after 36 people were killed and dozens injured in a deadly stampede on Shanghai’s historic Bund last night. At least 47 people were injured, including one Malaysian and three Taiwanese, the People’s Daily reported on its Weibo service. The stampede — Shanghai’s deadliest disaster since 2010 — started about 11:35 p.m. as tens of…

Shanghai new year crush ‘kills 35’ – BBC News

Thursday, January 01, 2015

31 December 2014 Last updated at 22:51 Relatives of those injured waited for news at the hospital A crush at New Year’s Eve celebrations in Shanghai has killed 35 people and injured some 42 others, Chinese state media report. The crush broke out in Chenyi Square in Shanghai’s Huangpu district, Xinhua news agency reported. The Shanghai…

AirAsia victim with life jacket raises new questions about plane’s last moments – Reuters

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

PANGKALAN BUN/SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) – A body recovered on Wednesday from the crashed AirAsia plane was wearing a life jacket, an Indonesian search and rescue official said, raising new questions about how the disaster unfolded. Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the ocean floor off Borneo, after sonar detected a large, dark object beneath waters near where debris and bodies were found on the surface. Ships and planes…