Friday, January 9, 2015

Terror In France And Other Stories

The two remaining suspects in the massacre at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo have been killed by French police, after hiding out in Dammartin-en-Goele, about seven miles from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.  A related act of hostage taking at a grocery in a Jewish neighborhood in Paris has also been concluded, with the hostage taker dead.  Sadly, four hostages were also killed.

Read more at France24, the Associated Press and Fox News.  The latter two links come via Pat Dollard.

In related stories:

From Reuters, one of the two gunmen is reported to have met al Qaeda preacher Anwar al Awlaki while in Yemen in 2011.

From Ynetnews, an op-ed states that the French are "losing control over their country".

From Truth Revolt, Mark Stein criticizes the American media over their coverage of the Charlie Hebdo attack.

In other stories:

From NPR, a Saudi blogger is flogged for insulting Islam.

From CNSNews, the labor force participation rate has reached a 36-year low.

From The Blaze, the newly-seated House has passed a bill to authorize construction of the Keystone pipeline.  (via Western Journalism)

From KOAT, a 64-year-old man is standing trial for raping a girl when she was 12 and 13, resulting in her getting pregnant.  (via LifeNews)

From ABC News, snow in Michigan has been blamed for a 70-vehicle pile up, with one known fatality.

From The Baltimore Sun, an Episcopal bishop has been charged with manslaughter in a fatal hit-and-run car crash.  (via the ABA Journal)

And from Linked In, this week in futurism.

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