Developing Story: Bomb threat leads to lockdown at Hawaii naval base

A bomb threat led to an hours-long lockdown at a naval base in Hawaii Tuesday morning.Security stand outside the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam went on lockdown after a bomb was reported to be onboard a ship, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser. “There has been a potential security incident aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor. All hands are directed to shelter in place north of South Avenue and west of North Avenue,” the base said around 11 a.m. local time/5 p.m. eastern. “At this time all gates to the installation have been secured. … Continue reading Developing Story: Bomb threat leads to lockdown at Hawaii naval base

US Navy makes history as unmanned tanker refuels manned jet in the air

The US Navy made history last week as an unmanned tanker drone refueled a manned jet in the skies for the first time. The Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet connected to the Boeing-owned MQ-25 Stingray drone mid-air and transfered 325 pounds of fuel to the fighter jet, the Navy said Monday.   Captivating footage shows the landmark moment the aerial refueling was successfully carried out Friday during the roughly 4.5 hour test flight.   The Super Hornet is seen taking off from the Mid-America Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois, and approaching the Stingray which has a hose coming off the back of it. The Super Hornet … Continue reading US Navy makes history as unmanned tanker refuels manned jet in the air

How Can This Happen?: Utah girls aged 4 and 9 drive car to swim in the ocean

Utah police said they got “quite a surprise” when they found a nine-year-old girl driving a car with her four-year-old sister in the passenger seat early on Wednesday morning. The sisters told officers they were heading to California because they wanted to “swim in the ocean”. They drove on two major roads, hit another car and then crashed head-on into a lorry, police said on Twitter. The sisters were both wearing their seatbelts and were not hurt. Utah’s West Valley City Police Department said the girls woke up at about 3am on Wednesday, and took the Chevy Malibu while their … Continue reading How Can This Happen?: Utah girls aged 4 and 9 drive car to swim in the ocean

Arizona to execute inmates with gas once used by Nazis

After nearly seven years, Arizona will begin to execute death row inmates again and has purchased the ingredients to make hydrogen cyanide, or HCN, a lethal gas once used by Nazis. Zyklon B, a powerful insecticide, is a carrier for hydrogen cyanide, which was used to kill Jews at Auschwitz, according to the Jewish virtual library. HCN, which is extremely poisonous to humans, is the cause of death following the application of Zyklon B. An average of 6,000 Jews were killed each day using Zyklon B at the Auschwitz II killing center, according to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. According to the … Continue reading Arizona to execute inmates with gas once used by Nazis

Update: FBI says Russia-linked group hacked meat supplier

A Russian cyber-criminal group was behind a ransomware attack that has targeted the world’s largest meat processing company, the FBI has said. The FBI said it would was working to bring the REvil group to justice for the hack on JBS. The cyber-breach over the weekend shut some JBS operations in the US, Canada and Australia. REvil – also known as Sodinokibi – is one of the most prolific and profitable cyber-criminal groups in the world. “We have attributed the JBS attack to REvil and Sodinokibi and are working diligently to bring the threat actors to justice,” the FBI statement … Continue reading Update: FBI says Russia-linked group hacked meat supplier

Chicago barbershop owner accused of killing customer who refused to pay for haircut

A Chicago barbershop owner remains in custody after allegedly shooting and killing a customer who refused to pay for a haircut following an argument. Deshon Mcadory, 40, the owner of Studio 914 barbershop in the suburb of Maywood, was charged with first-degree murder after allegedly shooting Christian McDougald, 31, outside the storefront last Thursday. According to the Cook County prosecutors, the two men argued over McDougald not paying for his haircut and went outside the store. However, when McDougald reportedly followed Mcadory around toward a back door entrance, Mcadory shot McDougald in the chest. He was transported to a hospital … Continue reading Chicago barbershop owner accused of killing customer who refused to pay for haircut

Man chases estranged wife with knives

A man allegedly chased his estranged wife while armed with kitchen knives in each hand onto the field of their child’s sporting event on Friday at Chapman Sports Complex in Garden Grove, California, and was arrested, police said Saturday. The unnamed woman was watching her son warm up during one of several youth sporting events taking place on the fields when her son noticed his father, Russell Husges, 43, approach her from behind and signaled to her that he was there. After Husges, who is from Anaheim, chased his wife with the kitchen cutlery, a youth sports coach and an … Continue reading Man chases estranged wife with knives

Incredible: A 2-year-old shot his parents and wounded himself

A two-year-old boy shot his parents and wounded himself with a handgun after he discovered the weapon on his parents’ nightstand on Wednesday morning, the police said. The child’s 25-year-old father was shot in the head and his mother, 22, suffered a leg wound, according to Sagadahoc County Sherriff Joel Merry. The toddler was struck in the face by the recoil of the handgun, Merry added. All three were transported to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff said. An investigation is underway to understand how the young boy gained access to the … Continue reading Incredible: A 2-year-old shot his parents and wounded himself

Colonial Pipeline paid hackers $5m to get fuel flowing

Colonial Pipeline Co. paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday, contradicting reports earlier this week that the company had no intention of paying an extortion fee to help restore the country’s largest fuel pipeline, according to two people familiar with the transaction. The company paid the hefty ransom in untraceable cryptocurrency within hours after the attack, underscoring the immense pressure faced by the Georgia-based operator to get gasoline and jet fuel flowing again to major cities along the Eastern Seaboard, those people said. Once they received the payment, the hackers provided the operator with a decrypting tool … Continue reading Colonial Pipeline paid hackers $5m to get fuel flowing

Two planes collide midair above Denver, no one injured

Two small airplanes collided in midair Wednesday near Denver, leaving one aircraft nearly ripped in half and forcing the pilot of the other to deploy a parachute attached to the plane to land safely. Remarkably, no one was injured, officials said.The Key Lime Air Metroliner that landed safely at Centennial Airport after a mid-air collision near Denver on Wednesday. Federal officials say two airplanes collided but that there are no injuries. The collision between a twin-engine Fairchild Metroliner and a single-engine Cirrus SR22 happened as both planes were landing, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Key Lime Air, which … Continue reading Two planes collide midair above Denver, no one injured

LOL: Woman charged after entering US school to promote her Instagram

A 28-year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly entering a Florida school and posing as a student. Police say Audrey Nicole Francisquini snuck into American Senior High School in Miami on Monday and began to hand out fliers for her Instagram account. Ms Francisquini allegedly carried a backpack and skateboard to blend in. She has been charged with burglary, interference with an educational institution and resisting an officer without violence. She appeared in court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the charges. According to prosecutors, Ms Francisquini recorded herself inside the school on Monday morning as she handed out … Continue reading LOL: Woman charged after entering US school to promote her Instagram