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British TV host and model Peaches Geldof dies aged 25: police

Peaches Geldof, the socialite daughter of Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, has died at her home in Britain aged 25, police said on Monday. “At this stage, the death is being treated as an unexplained and sudden death,” police said in a statement after ambulance staff pronounced her dead at…

Police intervene as Chinese anger mounts over fate of Flight MH370

Police were forced to intervene on Saturday as relatives of Chinese passengers aboard vanished Flight MH370 rushed towards Malaysian officials at a Beijing hotel, demanding answers over the fate of their loved ones. The confrontation at the Lido Hotel……

Drunken driving suspect hides in tree and insists to officers that he’s an owl

A Massachusetts man suspected of drunken driving fled from a car crash, climbed a tree and told officers he was an owl, police said. Police said they saw a Nissan Maxima spinning out of control about 7 p.m. Jan. 3 and then crash into a snowbank near the shoulder, and…

Clashes between Islamists and police in Egypt leaves 57 dead

The death toll from weekend clashes between Islamists and police has reached 57, a senior Egyptian health ministry official told AFP on Tuesday. Khaled al-Khatib said that 48 people died in Cairo and nine in other parts of the country. Authorities had previously given a toll of 51. Khatib said…

Washington man tells police he shot adult daughter and son as wife slept

Police in Washington said Sunday night that a 69-year-old man was taken into custody after calling 911 early in the morning to report that he shot his adult son and daughter and was thinking about shooting himself too. Officers arrived on the scene only to discover the man was still…

Guatemalan woman arrested with $31,000 in stomach

A Guatemalan woman was arrested at Panama’s international airport as she tried to enter the country with more than $31,000 in cash stashed inside her stomach, Panamanian police said Wednesday. The 44-year-old, whose identity was withheld, was arrested Monday after police conducted an X-ray of the woman who was exhibiting…

Gunman among 4 dead in Aurora, CO hostage standoff

Four people are dead including a gunman after an hours-long standoff with police in Aurora, Colorado, this morning. According to video from Denver’s Channel 9 News, police were alerted to the situation around 3:00 Saturday morning. Aurora police immediately sent out emergency notifications to residents of the area, urging them…

Are police moving in on Zuccotti ‘occupy’ protesters?

Numerous reports on Twitter indicate police are raiding Zuccotti Park tonight. Watch the livestream below: Streaming live video by Ustream…

50 arrested as Chile education protest turn violent

SANTIAGO — At least 50 people were arrested in the Chilean capital Thursday amid clashes with police during a student demonstration over the quality and cost of higher education. The demo involving some 5,000 protesters also saw three policemen hurt, one of them seriously, in the hours-long clashes, police said.…

Helicopter crashes in New York’s East River

NEW YORK — A helicopter crashed into the East River off Manhattan on Tuesday, New York police said, with one person still missing. A police officer at the scene told AFP that three passengers and the pilot had been rescued after the crash into the swirling river. One more person…

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