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Russia Accuses Ukraine of Massive Drone Strike

Moscow says 50 drones were shot down over 8 Russian regions, with 2 people reportedly killed

(Newser) - Ukraine launched a barrage of drones across Russia overnight, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said Saturday, in attacks that appeared to target the country's energy infrastructure. Fifty drones were shot down by air defenses over eight Russian regions, including 26 over the country's western Belgorod region close to...

NYC Subway Rider Is Fatally Pushed Onto Tracks

24-year-old suspect charged with murder

(Newser) - A New York City subway rider was pushed onto the tracks and killed by a train, reports the AP , the latest in a string of violent episodes in the city's transit system that have prompted officials to beef up policing in the subway system. The shoving victim, who hasn'...

Arrest Made in Vicious NYC Attack Against Asian-American Woman
NYC Man Sentenced for
2021 Anti-Asian Attack
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NYC Man Sentenced for 2021 Anti-Asian Attack

Older woman, an immigrant, was brutally attacked in Times Square

(Newser) - The New York man who brutally attacked an Asian-American woman in New York's Times Square in 2021 was on Wednesday sentenced to 15 years behind bars. Brandon Elliot, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of assault in the first degree as a hate crime and one count of criminal...

In This Train Station, an 'Unbearable Act'

Cops say man with knife, hammer injured 3 in Paris' Gare de Lyon station; suspect in custody

(Newser) - A man armed with a knife and a hammer wounded three people Saturday in an early morning attack at the bustling Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, another nerve-rattling security incident in the Olympic host city before the Summer Games open in six months. The man, carrying residency papers...

90210 Star in 'Horrific Daylight Brawl' With Bikers

Ian Ziering says he was attacked after a mini-bike rider struck his vehicle

(Newser) - Former Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sharknado star Ian Ziering says he's "thankful" to be "unscathed" after he was attacked by a group of bikers in Los Angeles. TMZ first reported a physical altercation between Ziering and a group of people riding motorized mini bikes on Hollywood Boulevard...

US, UK Shoot Down Dozen- Plus Drones Over Red Sea

Houthi rebels in Yemen attack vessels as Israel-Hamas war threatens to spread

(Newser) - Houthi rebels in Yemen have launched a series of attacks on vessels in the Red Sea, one of the world's busiest shipping routes, and have launched drones and missiles targeting Israel, as the Israel-Hamas war threatens to spread. US Central Command said that the destroyer USS Carney "successfully engaged...

Report: Israel Had Details of Hamas Attack for Over a Year

Per 'New York Times,' Israeli officials didn't take 'Jericho Wall' document on massacre seriously

(Newser) - More than a year before the Oct. 7 Hamas attack in Israel that left around 1,200 people dead and kick-started the latest war between the nation and the militant group, Israel had a document detailing pretty much to the letter how Hamas would carry out the massacre. But as...

Paul Pelosi Testifies About Hammer Attack

It was his first public recounting of 2022 attack

(Newser) - Paul Pelosi recounted publicly for the first time Monday what happened the night he was attacked by a man in the San Francisco home he shares with former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, recalling how shocking it was to see a man standing at his bedroom door, then how the...

22 Dead in Israel in 'Unprecedented' Attack

Hamas incursion from Gaza Strip also left hundreds injured, per Israel's rescue service

(Newser) - The ruling Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip carried out an unprecedented, multifront attack on Israel at daybreak Saturday, firing thousands of rockets as dozens of Hamas fighters infiltrated the heavily fortified border in several locations by air, land, and sea and catching the country off guard on a...

Family of Man Who Allegedly Hit Migrants: It Was an Accident

North Carolina man suspected of driving into group has turned himself in

(Newser) - The North Carolina man accused of plowing into a group of migrant workers with his SUV turned himself into police Monday, the day after the incident in front of a Walmart left six men injured. Police originally said the crash was believed to have been intentional, but family members told...

Attack on Ukrainian Aid Site: 'Another War Crime'

4 are dead, 13 injured, with dozens trapped under rubble in front-line town in Zaporizhzhia region

(Newser) - In the town of Orikhiv, located in Ukraine's southeastern Zaporizhzhia region, people knew to head to one particular two-story school building for food, water, and other supplies doled out as humanitarian aid. Ukrainian officials now say that building was attacked by Russia on Sunday, leaving four dead and at...

Axe-Wielding Man Attacks New Zealand Restaurants

4 injured in the incident

(Newser) - A man with an axe attacked random diners at three neighboring Chinese restaurants in New Zealand, wounding four people, police and witnesses said. Police said the man began the attack at about 9pm Monday in the north Auckland suburb of Albany, the AP reports. Police arrested a 24-year-old suspect at...

Dozens of Students Killed in Rebel Attack on High School

Ugandan authorities recover more than 40 bodies, mostly kids, after suspected rebels invade

(Newser) - Ugandan authorities recovered the bodies of 41 people, including 38 students, who were burned, shot, or hacked to death after suspected rebels attacked a secondary school near the border with Congo, the local mayor said Saturday. At least six people were abducted by the rebels, who fled across the porous...

Man With Knife Attacked Benedict Cumberbatch's Home

Actor and his family were home and 'absolutely terrified,' source says

(Newser) - Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, his wife Sophie Hunter, and their three young children were inside their north London home when a man kicked through the iron garden gate, threw a plant at the garden wall, and took a knife to the property's intercom system. "I know you've moved...

Drones Marked 'For the Kremlin' Attack Ukraine

Meanwhile, the ICC raises Ukrainian flag as President Zelensky visits The Hague

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was in the Netherlands on Thursday for a surprise visit to the city that's home to the International Criminal Court, which has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Zelensky's visit to The Hague, which hosts the ICC and the United Nations'...

They Were Visiting Chicago, Got Attacked by Teen Mob

Bystander says she 'literally got in front of a police car,' but officers drove around her

(Newser) - Chicago police have launched an internal investigation after claims that officers drove right by a couple who were being beaten by a mob. Ashley Knutson, 20, and Devontae "DJ" Garrisson-Johnson, 22, were visiting the city from South Carolina on Saturday when they went looking for a place to eat...

Son: Driver in NYC Rampage Has History of Violence

He says Weng Sor has served time in prison for stabbings in Nevada

(Newser) - The man accused of injuring eight people in what police say was a " violent rampage " with a U-Haul truck in New York City Monday has a history of mental illness and was living in Las Vegas until recently, according to his son. Weng Sor's son, Stephen Sor,...

College Student Was About to Exit the Bus. Then, an Attack

Indiana U: 56-year-old Bille Davis of Bloomington attacked student due to anti-Asian hate

(Newser) - A 56-year-old woman has been charged after an 18-year-old Indiana University student repeatedly was stabbed in the head on a public bus in an attack the school says was because the victim is Asian. The victim told investigators she was standing and waiting for the exit doors to open on...

'Passage of Violence' in Paris Stopped in One Minute

Police managed to quickly respond to blade attack at Gare du Nord station

(Newser) - Access to transportation was disrupted in Paris on Wednesday due to what the AP calls an "unprovoked blade attack" at Paris' Gare du Nord train station. Officials say an individual armed with a homemade weapon that was "not a knife" started to attack people at 6:42am local...

Guard Brutally Attacked by Inmate Rescued by Other Inmates

2 stepped in when fellow prisoner attacked guard at South Carolina max-security site

(Newser) - Two inmates at a maximum-security South Carolina prison are being lauded for helping a guard who was attacked by another inmate. The state's Department of Corrections is now detailing the Monday evening attack, which WCIV notes could've been a deadly one had the rescuing inmates not intervened. "...

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