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Stabbings at Target, 4 Person stabbed

Stabbings at Target, The shopping trip of people to Target turned into a nightmare for East Liberty, Pa., residents on Monday afternoon when a man holding a knife was chased into the superstore, stabbing three men and a teenage customer in the process. The suspect, whose identity is unknown, ran into the store after fighting with several men down the street in an effort to lose his attackers, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Diane Richard said upon entering the store the man ran to checkout lanes were he grabbed a 16-year-old customer standing with her family, using her as a human shield against his attackers. The teen suffered a cut on her back and arm. She was listed in critical condition at Children’s Hospital, but has since been upgraded to serious condition. Pittsburgh Police Sgt. Thomas Huerbin said the teen underwent surgery for stab wounds. Dominique Gomez, 21, of Wilkinsburg, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the man was yelling that he ha

Judge Judy's son

Judge Judy's son, The former live-in trainer for Judge Judy's district attorney son has been accused of raping a 12-year-old girl and bragging about his connections to the family. Arrest: Alexandru Hossu, an illegal immigrant, has been accused of raping a 12-year-old girl It has also emerged that Alexandru Hossu, who is originally from Romania, is allegedly an illegal immigrant after outstaying his visa - despite working for one of New York's top lawyers. Adam Levy, the son of television personality 'Judge Judy' Scheindlin, has come under fire for employing Hossu, 35, and giving him accommodation at his million-dollar house in Putnam, New York. He has vehemently denied knowing about Hossu's immigration status and has become embroiled in a public scrap over the accusations with the sheriff of the county. Hossu was charged last week with two counts of first-degree rape after the 15-year-old daughter of a friend told a school counselor she had been s

Cruise ship death FBI

Cruise ship death FBI, The FBI spokeperson said a death aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship has been classified as suspicious. The FBI is investigating the death of a 62-year-old Virginia woman who traveled on the Enchantment of the Seas. Royal Caribbean says the woman's husband found her body Sunday inside her cabin. FBI Baltimore field office spokesman Rich Wolf says agents boarded the ship Monday after it returned to Baltimore as scheduled. He says an autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause and manner of death, and agents are interviewing the unidentified woman's husband. Wolf declined to say whether the woman suffered any trauma. The Enchantment of the Seas sailed to Florida and the Bahamas on a seven-night trip.

Cyprus Fallout: Eurozone Still Making Up Rules on the Fly

Global financial markets were spooked on Thursday by comments from the leader of the Eurogroup that suggested the chaotic and controversial bailout of Cyprus could serve as a prototype for future rescues in the eurozone. While the comments were later walked back, the violent market reaction underscores how nearly four years after the eurozone sovereign debt crisis first began in Greece, European policymakers are still making up the rules as they go, much to the dismay of investors. “They’re trying to make the reform little bit by little bit. The risk there is that these incremental changes get overtaken by events,” said Jack Goldstone, senior fellow at George Mason University. “There’s always something that creeps up in the absence of a comprehensive agreement.” The tiny country of Cyprus seemed to creep up on Europe, going from a little-known banking center to a front-page story that captivated investors around the world almost overnight. "When someone screams fire, you don’t wa

School vouchers: Still a bad idea despite Indiana court ruling

So the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s school voucher program is constitutional. It isn’t the first time a supreme court has made a questionable call but, apart from the legal argument, the decision doesn’t mean that vouchers are a good educational or civic idea. They aren’t. Indiana is one of a growing number of states with school voucher programs. These allow public dollars to be used at private schools, including religious schools, including those religious schools that use creationist materials that teach anti-scientific notions such as the idea that the universe is no more than 10,000 years old, and that humans lived at the very same time as dinosaurs. With Tuesday’s decision by the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana can now expand its program, in which more than 9,300 low-income students already are enrolled. Under the program, students in grades 1-8 can receive up to $4,500 annually for private school tuition, and high schoolers can get a little bit more. The court

Giffords' husband pulls dog off sea lion in Calif.

The daughter of former astronaut Mark Kelly was walking her dog Shiner on Goff Island Beach when the dog bolted, ripping the leash from her hand and fatally attacking a beached baby sea lion. Video showed the owner and two other women struggling several minutes in vain to pull the dog off the sea lion. As his daughter screamed and cried, Kelly arrived and grabbed the collar. He shook the dog's head until it released the bloodied mammal, which later died. Kelly is married to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded in a shooting in Tucson, Ariz., in 2011. Laguna police said they wouldn't press charges because the attack Saturday was unintentional and the bulldog mix was leashed and legally on the beach below the exclusive Montage Resort, Capt. Jason Kravetz said Tuesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also does not expect to take legal action, spokesman Jim Milbury said. "We will have to wait for all the facts to come it, but it appears to

S. Calif. girl who survived crash describes ordeal

9-year-old girl who survived a rollover crash is out of a Southern California hospital and has described on video how she hiked more than a mile to find help for her father, who was later found dead. Celia Renteria spoke from a hospital bed about how she hiked to a nearby house after crawling out of the mangled SUV at the bottom of a rugged canyon. "I climbed out the window, and I went to look at the farmer's house to see if someone was there," she said in footage shot by the family and broadcast on KABC-TV. No one answered the door. With temperatures dipping into the 40s, she hiked in darkness up the rocky embankment and along the remote highway to a commuter rail station where she flagged down a passing motorist early Sunday. "I climbed on top of the other mountain, and then I was waving my hands," Celia said. When officers responded, they found Celia's father, Alejandro Renteria, 35, dead. He was pinned in the driver's seat. In all, she trekked 1 1/2

F-35 forced to land: in texas

The second production model F-35A Lightning II aircraft flies above the compass rose of Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base, California in this image distributed by the U.S. Air Force dated May 13, 2011. One of two F-35 fighter jets headed to a Nevada air base made an unscheduled landing in Lubbock, Texas on Monday after a caution light came on in the cockpit, according to a Pentagon spokesman and the plane's manufacturer, Lockheed Martin Corp. The next-generation stealth fighter was flying from the Lockheed plant in Fort Worth, Texas to Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas on Monday afternoon, when a caution warning light came on, requiring the pilot to land at the nearest airport, said Lockheed spokesman Michael Rein. He said the pilot landed safely. The second plane landed as planned at the Nevada air base, joining two other aircraft that arrived there last week, where they will be used for operational testing and evaluation of the new warplane. A team of Loc

US Man kills TV host

Wayne Bengston, left, shot and killed Gregory Rodriguez, right, host of the Sportsman Channel show "A Rifleman's Journal,' while the TV personality was visiting the Bengston's wife A man in the US shot and killed the host of a TV program about shooting - while the host was visiting his wife. Wayne Bengston, 41, then beat his wife, took his two-year-old son to a relative's house and drove to his home about 40 kilometres away, where he apparently killed himself, police say. The victim was Gregory G. Rodriguez, 43, host of the Sportsman Channel show "A Rifleman's Journal". Bengston's wife told police that Rodriguez was in town on business and visiting her at her mother's house when her husband showed up on Thursday night. It wasn't clear how Rodriguez and the woman were acquainted. After the shooting, sheriff's deputies found Bengston's truck parked in hi

Why Obama's having dinner with Republicans

NBC News grabs a key detail from the dinner President Obama held with 12 Senate Republicans last night:     It was serious. It was respectful. And it was informative. (In fact, one senator told us that he learned, for the first time, the actual cuts that the president has put on the table. Leadership hadn’t shared that list with them before). The number of Republicans who don’t know what the White House is actually offering is stunning. Last week I wrote about a Republican legislator who didn’t know Obama had publicly said he’d be willing to move to chained-CPI.     Would it matter, one reporter asked the veteran legislator, if the president were to put chained-CPI — a policy that reconfigures the way the government measures inflation and thus slows the growth of Social Security benefits — on the table?     “Absolutely,” the legislator said. “That’s serious.”     Another reporter jumped in. “But it is on the table! They tell us three times a day that they want to do chained-CPI.”    

Top Bay State Democrats continued to try and pin the sequestration chaos

Top Bay State Democrats continued to try and pin the sequestration chaos in D.C. on congressional Republicans yesterday, with Gov. Deval Patrick again accusing the GOP of trying to ruin the economy and saying he’s “scared,” while U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined straight into slam “just plain dumb” budget cuts. Patrick framed sequestration being a “partisan failure,” blaming GOP House Speaker John Boehner for refusing to strike an agreement with President barack obama. “When the Republicans in the home say, ‘This is what we’re happy to do,’ and the president says, ‘OK, I believe that’s a good idea,’ it is said, ‘Well do you know what? Don't worry then.’ I think that’s as frustrating towards the American public since it is if you ask me,” Patrick said in a State House press conference yesterday. Patrick Administration & Finance Secretary Glen Shor admitted there would be no immediate action on the state level if the sequestration blade falls on March 1, but Patrick warned it c

Governors shows disappointment Towards Wa gridlock, sequestration

The nation’s governors a message Weekend for Americans frustrated that Washington’s persistent misogynistic gridlock appears likely to result in an across-the-board spending budget cut Drive 1 that can delay flights and result in hundreds of thousands associated with layoffs: They’re disappointed too. Meeting in Wa for the winter months meeting of the National Governors Connection, state main executives coming from both parties expressed deepening concern about your mindlessness of the $85 billion budget reduce, which will be split between army and home programs and definitely will otherwise present an equal whack to every influenced government program. They required to be allowed far more discretion within how shelling out cuts are implemented. It’s the effect of Congress’ failure to agree on a more targeted deficit reduction bundle. Congress will certainly return to work Monday after a week-long recess, nevertheless despite governmental posturing, there’s been absolutely no sign of

Fresh Difficulties regarding Pentagon's F-35 Jet fighter

F-35 Jet fighter The Pentagon said on Friday who's had grounded all of its stealthy new F-35 fighter jets after an inspection found a crack inside a turbine blade within the engine of just one from the planes. The suspension of flights comes at an awkward time for that military, which can be facing automatic budget cuts that can slow its purchases from the planes. The Pentagon grounded seventy one versions from the jets - to the Air Force, the Navy and the Marines - on Thursday whilst it investigated the problem. Lockheed Martin, that makes the high-tech place, said 64 from the jets can be affected. They project spending around $396 billion to purchase 2,456 in the jets by the late 2030s. But the program, the most expensive in military history, has become suffering from cost overruns and delays, also it could easily be a target for budget cutters. The Marines also was required to suspend operation of the version from Jan. 18 through Feb. 13 due to a separate trouble with a cri

Bad flu season hits Works nearly five-year high in January

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics The number of people taking sick days hit a virtually five-year full of January, in accordance with the labor Department. Figures from the department's monthly Current Population Survey show an estimated 1.2 million workers didn't punch time in any respect throughout the survey reference week since they were sick, injured, or had doctor appointments. An additional 2.9 million full-time employees worked part-time for the similar reasons. Those are the highest estimates since February 2008, when 1.3 million workers stayed home and 3.3 million worked part-time instead of full-time. Though these estimates include absenteeism for those types of illnesses and injuries, the spike is likely because of seasonal cold and flu strains, the Labor Department said in a very blog post soon. The 2010 spike could be the consequence of a really bad flu season combined with flu vaccinations that proved less effective than expected. But whatever the cau