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New York man killed in remote-controlled helicopter mishap

A Queens, NY family received word Thursday night that their 19-year-old son and brother was killed when a remote-controlled helicopter he was flying struck him in the head. According to New York City’s WABC-TV, Roman Pirozek Jr. lost control of the miniature helicopter while piloting it in a park in…

Obama tells Russian activists he is proud of their work

President Barack Obama on Friday told Russian rights activists that he is “proud of their work,” saying Russia must remember to let civil society function freely. Meeting with nine activists, including two representing LGBT groups, Obama said “it’s important to remember that in every country, here in Russia, in the…

Colorado youth pastor charged for sexually assaulting minor for more than 7 years

A youth pastor in Colorado is facing charges of sexual assault after a young woman accused him of an “inappropriate” relationship that lasted seven years. Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel said in a news release obtained by KMGH that 35-year-old Jason Allen Roberson turned himself in on Wednesday after police…

The last person to see Hitler alive dies at 96

Adolf Hitler’s personal bodyguard, who was the last surviving witness of the Nazi dictator’s final days in the bunker towards the end of World War II, has died, his agent said Friday. Rochus Misch died aged 96 in Berlin on Thursday after failing to recover from a heart attack, Michael…

Iran plans to ‘remove any ambiguity regarding our country’s nuclear program’

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday Iran wants to allay concerns over its nuclear programme, suspected of hiding efforts to build an atomic bomb, and resolve the impasse with world powers. Perhaps most significantly, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi, said separately Tehran could conceivably…

Six men in India will be behind bars for life over gang-rape of Nepal student

A court in southern India handed down life sentences Friday to six men for the gang-rape of a law student on a university campus last year. The six were also ordered to pay a fine totalling 6,000 rupees (around $90) to the 21-year-old victim from Nepal over the injuries and…

Bye, ultra-skinny models: Full-figured fashion show comes to New York

Full-figured women will have their day on the catwalks of New York on Friday when hometown designer Eden Miller unveils her plus-size collection — a fashion week first. In the ultra-skinny fashion world, where angular models typically strut the runways, Miller will send out voluptuous models sporting looks from a…

German police remove 40 children during raid on Christian sect accused of abuse

Forty children have been taken from a Christian sect in Bavaria, southern Germany, following police raids at a monastery and a farm after accusations of child abuse. The children, aged between seven months and 17 years old, are members of the Twelve Tribes sect, which has its roots in the…

Former California cop arrested for raping prostitutes while in uniform

A former police officer in Southern California was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping two prostitutes while he was in uniform or carrying his service gun, according to the Los Angeles Times. “The charges in this case describe disgraceful abuses of police authority that simply cannot be tolerated in our society,”…

200,000 premature deaths a year in the U.S. caused by vehicle emissions: MIT study

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