1 dead, 4 injured after ‘randomly shooting’ couple drives around Nevada city on Thanksgiving, police say


One person was shot dead and four others injured on Thanksgiving after police in Henderson, Nevada, say a man and woman fired at people while driving in the city.

“It is believed that the suspects were driving around the city randomly shooting at citizens with no apparent motive,” Henderson police said in a news release.

Henderson police officers responding to the Thursday shooting at the 800 block of East Lake Mead Parkway found a 22-year-old man, who had died from an apparent gunshot wound, and a 23-year-old woman, an 18-year-old man, a 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old man, all suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, according to a news release.

The four injured victims were taken to a local hospital and are expected to survive. The identity of the deceased man will be released by the coroner’s office after notifying next of kin.

The suspects, a man believed to be in his 20s or 30s and a woman in her 20s, were later arrested and taken into custody after a trooper-involved shooting by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Public Safety spokesman Raul Garcia also said that there was a third, unidentified suspect in the trooper shooting taken into custody.

The investigation, which is still active, marks the 13th homicide case for the city this year.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Thanksgiving shooting in Nevada: 1 dead, 4 injured in ‘random’ act





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Woman dead, teen arrested after violent incident inside Melbourne home


The 15-year-old boy was arrested by police at the scene and taken to hospital, where he remained under police guard with serious injuries on Tuesday.

Chief Police Commissioner Shane Patton said those involved were part of the same family.

“It’s an absolutely tragic incident out there. Homicide are involved, one person is deceased and three family members including that teenager are in hospital under guard. It’s an absolute tragedy,” he told radio station 3AW.

“Obviously homicide are conducting significant inquiries and forensic analysis at the scene. It appears to be involving family members.”

Four people were seriously injured inside a Narre Warren home on Monday afternoon. One man has been arrested.

Four people were seriously injured inside a Narre Warren home on Monday afternoon. One man has been arrested.Credit:Nine News

Neighbour Karl Kunze was at home working in his garden when the incident occurred.

He saw a woman crying hysterically on the phone in the front garden.

“I came around the front to get the green garden waste bin and I saw an ambulance out the front blocking [my] driveway, a couple of police cars and the young lady, the mother of the baby, was sitting on the lawn just over there crying on the phone,” he said.

“She was screaming.

“I just asked her if she was alright but then I saw a policeman at the door and I heard one of them say on the radio, ‘one ambulance, you better make it two’,” Mr Kunze said.

He also saw a man yelling in the street. “Some guy came running over and said, ‘my baby’s inside’.”

Mr Kunze said he was shocked that something so horrific had happened in the normally quiet home.

“You hear about all the time, but you know, you don’t expect it next door,” he said. “I was gutted because I didn’t hear any screams or nothing and the radio wasn’t blaring.”

He said the family had lived in the home for a number of years and were friendly.

“I used to see the old lady out here picking weeds from the grass,” he said.

“She seemed pretty nice and the young boy, he used to jump the side fence when he came home from school.”

Mr Kunze said at least three ambulances and eight police cars were at the scene on Monday, and that police remained at the property until about 3am on Tuesday.

A police spokesman said investigators are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said one person from the scene was taken to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition, while another was taken to Dandenong Hospital and a child was transported to Royal Children’s Hospital.

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Diego Maradona dead: Doctor Leopoldo Luque manslaughter investigation, offices raided


Diego Maradona’s doctor was on Monday being investigated for involuntary manslaughter four days after the Argentina legend suffered a fatal heart attack, the Argentine news agency Telam reported.

Police raided Leopoldo Luque’s surgery and home in search of possible evidence pointing to negligence, according to television images and judicial sources, the agency reported.

Maradona’s long-term doctor and lawyer have criticised the Argentine legend’s medical care before his death.

Maradona, 60, suffered a heart attack at his home in a private residential estate in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, where he had been living since having brain surgery two weeks ago.

In a stinging statement released on Thursday night, lawyer Matias Morla claimed the first ambulance took half an hour to arrive as attempts to revive the football great failed.

Morla branded the delay “criminal idiocy”.

“Today is a day of deep pain, sadness and reflection,” he wrote.

“I feel in my heart the departure of a friend whom I honoured with my loyalty and companionship until his last days. I made my farewell with him in person and the wake should be an intimate occasion.

“It is inexplicable that for 12 hours my friend has not had attention or control from the legal health personnel.

“The ambulance took more than half an hour to arrive, which was CRIMINAL IDIOCY.

“This fact should not be overlooked and I am going to ask that the consequences be investigated until the end. As Diego said, ‘You are my soldier, act without mercy’.”

Maradona’s long-term doctor Alfredo Cahe has also questioned the decision to move the Argentina icon from hospital on November 11 following his brain operation.

Cahe was Maradona’s doctor for more than 30 years and the man behind the decision to take him to Cuba in 2000 to treat his cocaine addiction.

He told Argentine news show Telefe Noticias: “Diego wasn’t looked after as he should have been.

“He should have been kept in hospital, not taken to a house which wasn’t properly prepared.

“I’m in a state of complete shock. I’ve had so many ups and downs with Diego for 33 years and he’s just died in an unusual way.

“I have a lot of doubts. I don’t know why he was taken to that house.

“When he left hospital it didn’t seem logical to me. He should have stayed in a place with a good infrastructure, like when we took him to Cuba.”

Cahe visited the 1986 World Cup winner while he was at Clinica Olivos on the outskirts of Buenos Aires following his recent operation for a bleed on the brain.

– AFP, The Sun



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NRL news 2020, Keith Titmuss dead, cause of death, Manly Sea Eagles, medical tests, how did he die


Manly player Keith Titmuss passed all of his medical test conducted by the club just days before he sadly passed away following a pre-season training session on Monday.

The Sea Eagles cancelled planned sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday and encouraged players and staff to take as much time off as needed to process the tragic news of the 20-year-old’s death.

Titmuss collapsed after a routine session on Monday but according to the Sydney Morning Herald, he did not have any health issues that the club was aware of.

The NRL will also wait for the coroner’s report to determine the cause of death before deciding its next steps, while the Sea Eagles have been assisting with the police.

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Sacramento, Calif. Black Friday mall shooting: Two teens dead


Two teenagers died after being shot in a Sacramento mall during Black Friday shopping, officials said. 

A 19-year-old man was found dead at the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento, and a 17-year-old was taken to the hospital where he later died, according to a statement from city police. 

The victims have not been identified publicly.

The shooting took place at around 6 p.m. Friday, forcing Black Friday shoppers and retail employees to evacuate during one of the year’s busiest retail shopping days.

“We can confirm at this point that this does appear to be an isolated incident and not the result of an active shooter,” Sacramento police spokesperson Karl Chan said late Friday at a news conference.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg on Twitter expressed concern over the increase in the city’s gun violence.

Gun assaults and homicides have surged in the California capital, where around 40 homicides have been reported this year, the Associated Press reported. 

“We are deeply concerned by the increase in gun violence in Sacramento and other cities during the pandemic, and have supported increasing our efforts to reach young people at risk,” Steinberg wrote in a tweet Friday night. “A gun is never the answer.”

The suspect has not yet been identified by police, who believe it was an isolated incident. 

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Three people dead, five injured in head-on crash at Suttontown, near Mount Gambier


Three people have died after a head-on collision in South Australia’s south-east this afternoon.

Police and emergency services were called to the Princes Highway at Suttontown, 5 kilometres west of Mount Gambier, at 12:30pm.

The three occupants of a Ford Territory — a 39-year-old woman, a 77-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man, all from Millicent — died at the scene.

Four occupants of the second car, a Toyota Landcruiser, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while a fifth is being treated for critical injuries.

Princes Highway is closed between Sassanowsky Road and Kangaroo Flat Road, with traffic diversions expected to remain for several hours.

Major crash investigators are currently at the scene.

Limestone Coast officer in charge Superintendent Phil Hoff said the fatal crash was “an absolute tragedy”.

“You can see the road is clearly defined by barrier lines, and what’s happened is two vehicles have collided on one side of the road,” he said.

“That begs some questions, and our major crash people will put those pieces together.”

Superintendent Phil Hoff said multiple fatalities was “the worst possible outcome”.(ABC News)

He said it appeared one vehicle was travelling towards Mount Gambier, while the other was travelling towards Millicent — but investigators still needed to determine which was on the wrong side of the road.

He said the incident had “the worst possible outcome”.

“Three people dead, here we are a month before Christmas,” he said.

Two car wreckages on the side of a road
Eight people were involved in the two-car crash.(ABC News)

Superintendent Hoff said while the crash was “absolutely heartbreaking”, it made him “angry” as well.

“We’ve gone to extraordinary lengths and been very vigorous in our traffic education campaigns, our traffic enforcement campaigns, and yet here we are,” he said.

As South Australia lifts its coronavirus border restriction with Victoria on Tuesday, the regional border communities were anticipating “a lot more traffic on the road”.

“The public can well and truly expect us to be out in force, ensuring that people are doing the right thing,” Superintendent Hoff said.

“We’ve all gone through so much hardship this year, the last thing we need is something like this to occur again.”

South Australia’s road toll now stands at 85, compared to 101 at the same time last year.



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Rugby 2020: Argentina Vs New Zealand All Blacks, Diego Maradona dead, tribute, No. 10 jersey


The death of football legend Diego Maradona stunned not only Argentina but the entire world when the 60-year-old died of a heart attack earlier in the week.

And the All Blacks have shown their reverence with a heartfelt tribute before the Tri-Nations clash with Argentina in Newcastle.

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After Argentina won the last start at Bankwest Stadium a fortnight ago, the first time the Pumas had defeated the All Blacks, New Zealand were staring down the possibility of three straight losses for the first time since 1998.





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Maazle dead heat win, bent line, conspiracy theory


RACING fans were calling for VAR as some claimed a ‘bent line’ was used to judge a photo finish.

This incredible snap showed just how tight the margin was as Maazle snatched the $A19,250 first-place prize over rival Narvaez in a race Cranbourne in Victoria.

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One viewer said the result was so close the winner had come out on top by a ‘piece of snot’ margin.

But eagle-eyed fans spotted the line used to separate the horses appeared to be bent at the top.

The result was that it looked like the line had been angled away from the runner up and tilted in towards the winner.

One Twitter user wrote: “That line looks crooked. Do they have VAR activated?”

Another posted: “Is that line bent?”

A fellow punter said: “Surely that’s a dead heat! Pocket talking.”

While another comment read: “That’s a dead heat – no way there is a margin.”

And another wrote: “That was a dead heat, how could they split that?”

A fellow user raged: “Dead heat, f*** off.”

Despite fan anger the race result stood – with another video showing trainer Andrew Homann celebrating as his horse crossed the line.

He said afterwards: “He’s a lovely horse, he’s nice. He’ll go forward, don’t worry.”

This is the latest photo finish talking point to hit racing.

A dead heat was called at Cheltenham earlier this month, with the photo taking place in near darkness.

Elle Est Belle and Ishkhara Lady were adjudged to have dead-heated after the judges could not split them.

But many were in shock at the decision made by the stewards as they felt it was clear Ishkhara Lady just edged it.

Bookies paid out on both horses, with the almost pitch-black photo hardly proving conclusive.

This story first appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.



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Iran vows retaliation after its top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was shot dead near Tehran


An Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday that could provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.

The death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who Iranian media said died in hospital after armed assassins gunned him down in his car, will also complicate any effort by US president-elect Joe Biden to revive the detente of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Iran pointed the finger at Israel, while implying the killing had the blessing of the departing Mr Trump. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter of “serious indications of (an) Israeli role”.

The military adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed to “strike as thunder at the killers of this oppressed martyr”.

“In the last days of the political life of their … ally (Trump), the Zionists seek to intensify pressure on Iran and create a full-blown war,” Hossein Dehghan tweeted.

There was silence from foreign capitals. Israel declined to comment. In the United States, the White House, Pentagon, State Department and CIA all declined to comment, as did Mr Biden’s transition team.

Fakhrizadeh has been described by Western and Israeli intelligence services for years as the mysterious leader of a covert atomic bomb programme halted in 2003, which Israel and the United States accuse Tehran of trying to restore. Iran has long denied seeking to weaponise nuclear energy.

“Unfortunately, the medical team did not succeed in reviving (Fakhrizadeh), and a few minutes ago, this manager and scientist achieved the high status of martyrdom after years of effort and struggle,” Iran’s armed forces said in a statement.

Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh (R) has been killed.

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The semi-official news agency Tasnim said “terrorists blew up another car” before firing on a vehicle carrying Fakhrizadeh and his bodyguards in an ambush outside the capital.

Mr Trump, who lost his re-election bid to Mr Biden on 3 November and leaves office on 20 January, pulled the United States from a deal reached under Obama, his predecessor, that lifted sanctions on Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

Mr Biden has said he will aim to restore that agreement, although many analysts say this will be a challenging goal, with both sides wary and likely to demand more reassurances.

Robert Malley, who served as Iran adviser to Obama and has informally advised Mr Biden’s team, said Fakhrizadeh’s killing was among a series of moves that have occurred during Mr Trump’s final weeks that appear aimed at making it harder for Mr Biden to re-engage with Iran.

“One purpose is simply to inflict as much damage to Iran economically and to its nuclear program while they can, and the other could be to complicate President Biden’s ability to resume diplomacy and resume the nuclear deal,” said Malley, adding that he would not speculate on who was behind Friday’s killing.

A US official confirmed earlier this month that Mr Trump had asked military aides for a plan for a possible strike on Iran. Mr Trump decided against it at the time because of the risk of a wider Middle East conflict.

Last January, Mr Trump ordered a US drone strike in Baghdad that killed Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s most powerful military commander. Iran retaliated by firing missiles at a US base in Iraq, the closest the two foes have come to war in decades.

‘Remember that name’

Fakhrizadeh had no public profile, but was thought to have headed what the UN nuclear watchdog and US intelligence services believe was a coordinated nuclear weapons programme in Iran, shelved in 2003.

He was the only Iranian scientist named in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 2015 “final assessment” of open questions about Iran’s nuclear programme. The IAEA’s report said he oversaw activities “in support of a possible military dimension to (Iran’s) nuclear programme”.

He was a central figure in a presentation by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2018 accusing Iran of continuing to seek nuclear weapons.

“Remember that name, Fakhrizadeh,” Mr Netanyahu said at the time, displaying a rare photo of him on a slide.

The scientist was a central figure in a presentation by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2018 accusing Iran of continuing to seek nuclear weapons.

The scientist was a central figure in a presentation by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2018 accusing Iran of continuing to seek nuclear weapons.

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Michael Mulroy, a senior Pentagon official earlier during Mr Trump’s administration, said Fakhrizadeh was Iran’s most senior nuclear scientist and his killing would set back its nuclear programme. He said alert levels should be raised immediately in countries where Iran could retaliate.

During the final months of Mr Trump’s presidency, Israel has been making peace with Gulf Arab states that share its hostility towards Iran.

Earlier this week, Mr Netanyahu travelled to Saudi Arabia and met its crown prince, an Israeli official said, in what would be the first publicly confirmed visit by an Israeli leader. Israeli media said they were joined by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

On Friday, before the news of the attack on Fakhrizadeh, an official in Mr Netanyahu’s security cabinet said Israel was discussing with Gulf Arab states how to tackle Iran.

“The story is not Trump, nor even Israel. The story is Iran – the growing dread that a new U.S. administration will go back to the nuclear deal which threatens the very existence of the Gulf countries,” Tzachi Hanegbi told Tel Aviv radio station 102 FM. “We will know how to handle the issue of the Iranian threat, even if through our own means.”





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