Suspect’s father refuses to speak about Salman Rushdie attack

A New Jersey police officer stands guard near the building where alleged attacker of Salman Rushdie, Hadi Matar, lives in Fairview, New Jersey, US, August 12, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIRUT, Aug 14 (Reuters) – The father of a man charged with attempting to murder novelist Salman … Read more

Man dies after crashing car, firing gunshots near U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – A 29-year-old Delaware man died in an apparent suicide early on Sunday after crashing his car into a barricade near the US Capitol and firing shots into the air, police said. While the man was getting out of the crashed car, he became engulfed in flames just after 4 am … Read more

Salman Rushdie: Author’s ‘road to recovery has begun,’ agent says, as stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

“He’s off the ventilator, so the road to recovery has begun,” Rushdie’s agent, Andrew Wylie, told CNN on Sunday. “It will be long — the injuries are severe. But his condition is headed in the right direction.” The 75-year-old award-winning author — whose writings have for decades brought him death threats — was preparing to … Read more

U.S. lawmakers arrive in Taiwan with China tensions simmering

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – A delegation of US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day trip during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to visit while there are military tensions between the self-ruled island and China. Beijing, which claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has … Read more

Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Rugby Union – Six Nations Championship – Scotland vs England – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain – February 24, 2018 Author JK Rowling in the stand before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Scotland’s police said on Sunday they are investigating a report … Read more

Kobe Bryant: They reached the crash site, then set off a chain reaction leading to a macabre court case

It was about 10 am on January 26, 2020, and a helicopter had just crashed. Smoke filled the air and first responders did not know if anyone had survived, perhaps trapped on the hillside in need of lifesaving aid. As the trek grew steeper, the brush thicker, and the mud too deep for most of … Read more

Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Aug 13 (Reuters) – Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized on Saturday with serious injuries a day after he was repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state, while police sought to determine the motive behind an attack that drew international condemnation. The accused attacker, 24-year-old Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded … Read more

GLWA issued water boil advisory for 23 communities, lifts 10

article Map of communities affected by the water main break (photo: Great Lakes Water Authority) An estimated 935,000 were affected by a water main break at the Great Lakes Water Authority’s Lake Huron facility. The GLWA is working to isolate a break on the 120-inch water transmission main; the largest in the regional water distribution … Read more

Water main break affecting 935,000 people; boil advisory put out by the Great Lakes Water Authority

article Map of communities affected by the water main break (photo: Great Lakes Water Authority) An estimated 935,000 were affected by a water main break at the Great Lakes Water Authority’s Lake Huron facility. The GLWA is working to isolate a break on the 120-inch water transmission main; the largest in the regional water distribution … Read more

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, a security ‘nightmare’ that housed classified documents

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – The seizure of classified US government documents from Donald Trump’s sprawling Mar-a-Lago retreat spotlights the ongoing national security concerns presented by the former president, and the home he dubbed the Winter White House, some security experts say. Trump is under federal investigation for possible violations of the Espionage Act, which … Read more