The Cause of the Derailment Is Currently Unknown
Two Metro-North trains have collided in Connecticut after a “major derailment”. Early reports indicate between vary, with somewhere between 20 and 50 people were injured. There may be up to four critical injuries. However, no fatalities have been recorded as of now. Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said they were investigating the accident.
One train was traveling eastward when it derailed, colliding with a westbound train between the Fairfield and Bridgeport stations in Connecticut. Besides the injuries, the accident could be a major travel headache. Metro-North, running from New York City into Connecticut, could be affected by the crash for at least a week.
Ricardo Woods Declared “I’m Innocent”
Ricardo Woods has been convicted of murder based on a video of his victim, David Chandler, blinking in hospital. Chandler, who was paralyzed and would die two weeks later, blinked “clearly, intentionally, and decisively” three times when shown a picture of Wood and asked by police if that was his attacker. Judge Beth Myers watched the video and decided the blinks were enough to convict Wood.
David Chandler was shot in the head and neck in October 2010, and was lying in his hospital bed, dying, when police asked him to identify his attacker. Chandler’s lawyer has already stated he plans to appeal the guilty verdict. He faces life in prison with no chance of parole when sentenced next month.
President Obama Gave A Short Statement Condemning The IRS’ Actions
The massive IRS scandal has already claimed its first political victim. IRS commissioner Steve Miller was asked to resign by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. President Barack Obama officially acknowledged the resignation in a news conference. He announced Congress would work with the IRS to sort through the scandal. The IRS has been targeting conservative groups with names including “tea party” or “patriot” for extra scrutiny because of their political beliefs. The scandal is one of three to rock the White House recently. The “Benghazi-gate” scandal surrounding an attack on a US embassy in Benghazi, Libya last year, and a breaking story that the Justice Department collected phone data on conservatives in a huge phone leak have also seen President Obama’s administration come under fire.
The IRS Is In The Center Of A Massive Political Scandal
It has emerged that for the last 18 months, the IRS flagged certain groups for extra scrutiny purely because of their names or missions. Groups with names including “tea party” or “patriots”, or groups focusing on lowering government spending were targeted. This is a highly inappropriate, and in cases, illegal, use of the powers the IRS has.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed the IRS for it’s “blatant and thuggish abuse of power” and vowed to get to the bottom of the incidents. This scandal is one that will claim the jobs of numerous politicians, whether lower IRS workers, or bigger, more powerful politicians.
Roberto Mancini Is The Fourth Most Successful Manager In Premier League History, According To Win Percentage
Manchester City have fired Roberto Mancini as coach, a year to the day that his guided his club to their first ever Premier League title. A statement from the club thanked Mancini for the job he had done, but added that he had “failed to achieve any of the club’s targets with the exception of qualification for next season’s Champions League.”
City have had a disappointing season, despite finishing a respectable second in the league. They finished far behind leaders and hated rivals Manchester United, however. The club had the worst finish for an English club in Champions League history and lost to Wigan Athletic in a massive shock in the FA Cup final. Mancini joined a club who had no won a title in 33 years and guided them to the FA Cup two years later, and the Premier League in the next season.
The Wall Of Ice In Minnesota
A massive wave of ice crystals has engulfed areas in Minnesota, USA and Manitoba, Canada destroying over 20 houses. Ice from nearby Dauphin Lake in Canada was pushed by strong winds of over 55 mph. The ice moved quickly, ploughing through houses in less than 10 minutes, pushing furniture through rooms, and completely destroying several homes.
Witnesses described the ice as being “like a freight train coming through.” A similar, but less severe, incident occurred in Minnesota when ice from Lake Mille Lacs was pushed by strong wind and came through windows and doors of homes in Izatyz Resort. The area was evacuated, and authorities had to use heavy equipment to move the ice.
Reed Has Also Been Accused of Stealing from the Home of a Victim of the Blast
Bryce Reed, a paramedic at West EMS in Texas, will plead not guilty to the charge of “possession of a destructive device”. Reed was found with bomb-making material and arrested yesterday. A fertilizer explosion in West killed 14 people last month. Authorities are stressing Reed has not been connected to the blast yet, but suspicions remain.
Reed was a first responder to the blast, and was very vocal to the media. However, he was mysteriously “let go” by West EMS two days later, for unknown reasons. The explosion has been treated as a industrial accident, but authorities have said the area is still being treated as a crime scene until it can be confirmed as an accident.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Arrives For A Press Briefing Over Benghazi
ABC has obtained new evidence which is seen as incredibly incriminating for the Obama administration. The evidence reportedly shows that references to “terrorism” was purged from accounts of the attack, and that the truth was deliberately suppressed. Directly involved in the scandal are former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose chances in a future presidential run may be severely damaged, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland, and White House aid Jay Carney.
Four Americans were killed in an attack on an American consulate building in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11th, 2011. Initially, the attack was linked to protests over a recent anti-Islamic film. However, it wasn’t long before the truth emerged – the attacks were an act of terrorism, and had been carefully planned. The date was chosen because it was the 11th anniversary of 9/11.
Cody Wilson Fires The Liberator
The U.S. State Department has forced Defense Distributed to take down the online files for their 3-D gun, the Liberator. The gun can be printed using a 3-D printer, thought to be the future of manufacturing. Using 16 pieces of plastic, the machine builds the gun. Then a firing pin, a small piece of metal, and bullets are all that is needed to complete the gun.
Defcad.org, run by Liberator creator Cody Wilson, removed the files after requests from the State Department. However, over 100,000 people downloaded the files before they were removed. 3-D printers cost about $8,000 currently, but the price is expected to drop once they become more common, and cheaper to manufacture.