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Nightmare Projectile Flies Into Student's Car

Caleb Needham says he 'just started shaking'

(Newser) - An Indiana student came within inches of serious injury or death Sunday when a pumpkin came flying through his windshield, WXIN reports. "I just started shaking because I guess I was so scared," said Caleb Needham. "I entered like a shocked state. I'm like, 'What... More »

A Michigan Teen Lost Teeth. Now, a Hate Crime Charge

Lee James Mouat allegedly swung a bike lock at the teen's face in June

(Newser) - A 42-year-old Michigan man allegedly hurled insult after insult at three Black teens in a parking lot before attacking one of them in the face with a bike lock. Lee James Mouat was on Tuesday charged with a federal hate crime in connection with the June 6 incident at Sterling... More »

Gunmen Stage Deadly Attack at Stock Exchange

4 rush building in Karachi, Pakistan, are shot dead by cops after killing multiple people

(Newser) - The death toll is still murky, but an attack Monday on a Pakistan stock exchange building in the country's largest city has left multiple people dead and several injured. The BBC reports the attack started in Karachi when four gunmen wielding automatic rifles drove up in a silver Toyota... More »

Police Chief Hurt in Morning Ambush in Mexico City

Omar Garcia Harfuch in stable condition, but 'there were deaths and several arrests' after shooting

(Newser) - Heavily armed gunmen attacked and wounded Mexico City's police chief in a brazen operation that left an unspecified number of dead, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday. Security Secretary Omar Garcia Harfuch was being treated in a hospital but was out of danger. However, "there were deaths and several... More »

5 Mail Carriers Attacked With Paintballs

Postal workers attacked during 3-hour period over Memorial Day weekend

(Newser) - Over a period of three hours on Saturday, five US Postal Service mail carriers were shot with paintballs in what police are calling a series of attacks carried out by two men. The USPS' law enforcement division is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the paintball gunmen,... More »

25 Rockets Hit Camp With US Troops: Officials

Camp Taji in Iraq is under fire

(Newser) - A barrage of rockets hit a base housing US and other coalition troops north of Baghdad on Saturday, Iraqi security officials said, just days after a similar attack killed three servicemen , including two Americans. The US-led coalition said at least 25 107mm rockets struck Camp Taji just before 11am, the... More »

Teen in Mexico Attack Shares Mom's Final 4 Words to Him

Devin Langford says the bullets that hit the car stopped it from working

(Newser) - The last words Devin Langford's mother spoke to him before she was gunned down in Mexico were words of protection. "Get down right now," Dawna Langford instructed her 13-year-old son, he says in an interview with ABC News . Devin—whose brothers Trevor, 11, and Rogan, 2, were... More »

A Month Ago, 41 Soldiers Were Killed. Now, Dozens More

More than 50 are dead after extremist attack on Mali's army

(Newser) - Jihadis attacked the Malian military near the border with Niger, leaving at least 53 soldiers and one civilian dead, in the second major assault against the country's armed forces in a month, the government said Saturday. The latest violence to target Mali's armed forces took place Friday in... More »

They Were Sleeping on the Streets. Now, 4 Dead in Rampage

Victims believed to have been homeless; 'long metal object' recovered

(Newser) - Four men who were believed to be homeless were brutally attacked and killed Saturday in a New York City street rampage. New York Police Department Detective Annette Shelton says that a fifth man remained in critical condition Saturday after also being struck with a long metal object that authorities recovered.... More »

Beating Is 4th Anti-Semitic Incident in NYC in a Week

In latest, a man was attacked outside a synagogue

(Newser) - A man was beaten with his own belt buckle outside a synagogue on Saturday in what is believed to be at least the third physical attack in a week on the Jewish community in New York City's Brooklyn borough. A fourth incident involved anti-Semitic graffiti. In Saturday's assault,... More »

Oil Tanker Owner: It Didn't Happen That Way

Owner of the Kokuka Courageous is deeply skeptical that mines were involved

(Newser) - The owner of an oil tanker attacked near the Strait of Hormuz is pushing back against the US version of events, NBC News reports. The president of the company that owns the Kokuka Courageous, one of two tankers targeted Thursday in a politically charged incident, says the Japanese vessel was... More »

Gang Demanded They Kiss. They Said No, and Beating Began

Gay couple says attack took place on London bus

(Newser) - Police in London have arrested four teenagers after an alleged homophobic attack on two gay women on a public bus, reports the Guardian . The high-profile incident already has drawn the condemnation of some of Britain's biggest public officials. The women say the men harassed them with lewd comments, ordered... More »

MLB Fan on Life Support After Post-Game Attack

Rafael Reyna's wife says she was on phone with him when man hit him outside Dodger Stadium

(Newser) - A 47-year-old dad of four who went out to enjoy a Major League Baseball game Friday night is now on life support after a post-game altercation in a parking lot. Christel Reyna tells CBS Los Angeles she was on the phone with her husband, Rafael Reyna, sometime past midnight as... More »

Report: Smollett Didn't Pay $3,500 for Fake Attack

Seems the 'Empire' actor only paid for physical and health training

(Newser) - Jussie Smollett may not have paid the Nigerian brothers to attack him after all. Unidentified sources "connected to the case" tell TMZ that the $3,500 check to Abel and Ola Osundairo was only to get the Empire actor pumped up for a music video. Smollett said he needed... More »

Report: Jussie Smollett 'Paid $3.5K for Attack'

Brothers arrested in case say they're 'not anti-Trump

(Newser) - The two brothers arrested last week in connection with the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett broke their silence with a statement Monday—but they didn't address reports that the Empire actor orchestrated the attack . "We are not racist. We are not homophobic and we are not anti-Trump,"... More »

Cops: German Man Drove Into Crowds 'to Kill Foreigners'

At least 5 were injured in NYE attacks

(Newser) - A German man has been arrested after repeatedly driving into crowds of people, injuring at least five, in what authorities say appeared to have been intentional attacks against foreigners. Four people were injured early Tuesday in the western German city of Bottrop and one person was injured in nearby Essen,... More »

Officials Say 18-Year-Old Murdered 17 at College

Crimea's regional leader says the attacker took his own life

(Newser) - The death toll in an attack at a college in Crimea on Wednesday stands at 17 (previously reported as 18), with at least another 40 injured, reports the AP . Regional leader Sergei Aksyonov has reportedly identified the suspect as a male who attended Kerch Polytechnic College in Kerch. Russia's... More »

The Parade Had Just Gotten Underway. Then Shots Rang Out

At least 24 dead, 50 injured after attack on Iranian military parade: report

(Newser) - Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 24 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guardsmen,... More »

Death Toll Hits 11 in China Vehicle Attack

Suspect wanted 'revenge on society'

(Newser) - The death toll has risen to 11 with another 44 people hospitalized after a man allegedly drove an SUV deliberately into a crowd in central China before jumping out and attacking victims with a dagger and shovel, local authorities in China say The Hengyang city government says the suspect in... More »

Cops Nab 6 in Foiled Plot to Stab Runners

Main suspect is linked to 2016 Berlin market attack

(Newser) - Six people were detained in connection with what police and prosecutors allege was a plan to carry out an attack on Berlin's half-marathon Sunday, German authorities say. "There were isolated indications that those arrested, aged between 18 and 21 years, were participating in the preparation of a crime... More »

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