Attack in Nice

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France Attacker Had Salsa-Dancing Secret Life

Psychiatrist says he 'wasn't living in the real world'

(Newser) - What kind of man would drive a truck through a crowd of families watching a fireworks show? A troubled, secretive, and deeply unpleasant one, the New York Times found in interviews with those who knew Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. The 31-year-old, who killed 84 people in the attack in Nice earlier... More »

France Attacker Took Selfies in Killer Truck

Possible accomplices seen in photos arrested

(Newser) - Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel apparently spent days in a state of gleeful anticipation before he used a truck to kill at least 84 people in Nice, France. The Guardian reports that photos have emerged of the 31-year-old Tunisian posing for selfies in and next to the rented truck used in the... More »

UC Berkeley Student Confirmed Dead in France Attack

Family had been searching desperately for Nicolas Leslie

(Newser) - Nicolas Leslie, a 20-year-old UC Berkeley student missing since Thursday, has been confirmed as the third American victim of the truck attack in Nice . He was in the French city as part of the university's Study Abroad program, NBC News reports. "This is tragic, devastating news," UC... 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 »

ISIS: Attacker in Nice Was 'a Soldier'

Attacker's estranged wife among 5 arrested

(Newser) - After 36 hours, ISIS has claimed responsibility for Thursday night's truck attack in Nice , saying the French-Tunisian man behind the atrocity was one of its soldiers. "The person who carried out the operation in Nice, France to run down people was one of the soldiers of Islamic State,... 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 »

Rihanna Was in Nice Preparing for Concert

Cast of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in area, too

(Newser) - As details emerge in Friday's truck attack in Nice, news on the celebrity front reveals that some high-profile stars were in the area and are accounted for and safe. TMZ and the BBC report Rihanna was in the city in advance of a Friday night concert she was prepping... 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 »

US Dad, 11-Year-Old Son Killed in Attack in France

Sean and Brodie Copeland of Texas are dead

(Newser) - Among the more than 80 people killed in Thursday's assault in Nice, France , were an American father and his 11-year-old son, reports the Austin American-Statesman . The family of Sean and Brodie Copeland of Lakeway, Texas, have confirmed their deaths. "We are heartbroken and in shock over the loss... More »

Gingrich Calls for Testing, Expulsion of US Muslims

He wants them to be checked for 'belief in Sharia'

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich managed to out-Trump Donald Trump in the wake of Thursday night's horrific attack in Nice , calling for nothing less than the ideological testing of all Muslims in the US and the expulsion of those who don't pass muster. "Let me be as blunt and direct... 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 »

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