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Prosecutor: Truck Attacker in Nice Plotted for Months

Prosecutor says Mohamed Lahouaiej had multiple accomplices

(Newser) - The truck driver who killed 84 people on a Nice beachfront had accomplices and appears to have been plotting his attack for months, the Paris prosecutor said Thursday. Prosecutor Francois Molins said five suspects in custody are facing preliminary terrorism charges for their alleged roles in helping 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej... More »

Driver in France Texted 'Bring More Weapons'

7 people have been detained in connection with the attack

(Newser) - French authorities have arrested two more people—a man and a woman—in connection with the Thursday terror attack in which Mohamed Lahaouaiej Bouhlel drove a large truck through Bastille Day crowds in Nice, France. The man, a 37-year-old, is suspected of giving weapons to Bouhlel, 31, who was shot... More »

UC Berkeley Student Still Missing After Nice Attack

'We just want our son back'

(Newser) - A 20-year-old UC Berkeley student is still missing following Thursday's attack in Nice, France , and his family, friends, university, and government are desperately trying to find him. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Nick Leslie was one of 85 UC Berkeley students in Nice for the European Innovation Academy. He... More »

Nice-Style Vehicular Terrorism Is Easy to Do, Hard to Stop

And authorities have been worried about it for years

(Newser) - Authorities are hoping Thursday's attack in Nice, France, doesn't lead to a wave of similar vehicular attacks that are both easy to pull off and incredibly difficult to prevent. Back in 2010, the Department of Homeland Security warned of terrorists using vehicles to kill civilians at "sporting... More »

Video Appears to Show 'Hero' Trying to Stop Truck in Nice

Motorcyclist, others seen chasing vehicle early

(Newser) - This video out of Nice, France, shows what appears to be people trying to stop a truck before it begins its rampage through crowds of people Thursday, reports Australia's 9News . It's difficult to make out exactly what's happening, but people—it's not clear whether they're... More »

France Attacker 'Wasn't on the Radar'

Driver identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel after truck assault in Nice

(Newser) - France is in mourning—and on high alert—after Thursday night's horrific truck attack on a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern city of Nice. The attacker who plowed into hundreds of people, killing at least 84 and injuring dozens of others over more than a mile, has... More »

Witnesses Describe Chaos, Horror in Nice

Parents threw kids to safety as truck plowed through crowd

(Newser) - Witnesses have described scenes of chaos, terror, and panic as an attacker drove a heavy truck through a crowd gathered to watch Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, France, on Thursday night, killing at least 80 people. Large numbers of families had gathered along the seafront Promenade des Anglais, and witnesses... More »

Trump Delays VP Announcement After Attack in Nice

He says he still hasn't made a 'final, final' choice

(Newser) - Donald Trump had planned to reveal his VP pick at a Friday morning news conference but the big announcement has been put on hold. "In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow's news conference," Trump tweeted Thursday night as news of the... More »

77 Dead, Dozens Injured in Attack in Nice, France

A truck rammed into a large crowd leaving a Bastille Day celebration

(Newser) - Authorities say at least 77 people are dead and dozens more injured after a truck plowed into a Bastille Day celebration Thursday in Nice, France. Reuters reports the crowd was leaving holiday festivities at the Promenade des Anglais seaside walk when the truck hit it. The truck drove for more... More »

Pitt, Jolie Foil Tabloids With Baby Scoop

French daily gets inside track

(Newser) - In a style befitting a couple of action-movie stars, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt outfoxed the tabloids by allowing a local newspaper to break the story of their twins’ birth, the AP reports. The daily Nice-Matin got a heads-up before the big event, the scoop that the delivery was  moved... More »

Cranky Angelina 'Throwing Fits'

Twins set to arrive via C-section Tuesday, French hospital staff harangued for salmon

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie is getting cranky as she waits in a French hospital for twins to arrive, the Daily Mail reports. "She's starting to feel that the staff are starstruck and not attentive enough," a source said of the actress, who's scheduled to deliver twins Tuesday via Cesarean section.... More »

Jolie in Hospital, Awaiting Birth

Jolie's pre-planned admittance to avoid immediate birth

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie has gone into a hospital in the south of France where she expects to give birth to twins. A spokeswoman for the Lenval Hospital in Nice says Brad Pitt's better half is fine and that the actress' admittance to the hospital's maternity wing had been planned for some... More »

Get Creative at Top Artsy Hotels

Pitched tent, disco balls enliven lodgings on Budget Travel list

(Newser) - A good hotel provides comfort; a great hotel ... inspiration? Artists touched up the staid look of these hotels, selected by Budget Travel for their fake-fur tapestry, psychedelic mazes, and speckled French graffiti:
  1. The Winston, Amsterdam: This avant-garde hotel once displayed dead leaves; check out the Playnation room's trippy ceiling mural
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