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Ax Attack Against New York City Cops Was Inspired by Terrorists, Police Say
Oct24

Ax Attack Against New York City Cops Was Inspired by Terrorists, Police Say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A man who attacked New York City police officers with an ax had converted to Islam in recent years and the assault appears to have been a lone wolf terror attack, police said Friday.

One officer who was struck in the head with the ax by Zale Thompson on Thursday is in critical but stable condition, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. A second officer was also injured.

Thompson was shot and killed by two other officers as Thompson charged them with the ax, Bratton said.

The commissioner said that Thompson had converted to Islam two years ago.

“The father indicated to us he believed his son several years ago converted to become a Muslim, a self-proclaimed Muslim,” Bratton said.

Deputy Commissioner John Miller, who is in charge of counterterrorism for the department, said a review of Thompson’s computer showed that he had visited websites affiliated with radical groups, including al Qaeda, ISIS and al Shabaab.

“It appears from the electronic forensic piece of this, this is something he has been thinking about and thinking about with more intensity in recent days,” Miller said.

He said Thompson was “self radicalized, self directed.”

When asked if the ax assault was an act of terrorism, Miller said, “It appears at this point that it was in his mind.”

He also said there was no indication that anyone else was involved.

The ax attack occurred the day after a lone gunman shot and killed a Canadian solider in Ottawa before he was shot dead by the Parliament’s Sergeant in Arms.

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James Foley Honored with Award at US Institute of Peace
Oct24

James Foley Honored with Award at US Institute of Peace

ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — James Foley, the first journalist beheaded by ISIS, was honored with an award for extraordinary courage.

Former President Clinton nominated Foley for the award, which was presented at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.

Foley’s father, John, said, “This is recognition of Jim’s courage. His sacrifice and his love of his fellow man his fellow captives, and we couldn’t be more proud to be his parents.”

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Evenflo Recalling Over 200,000 Child Car Seats
Oct24

Evenflo Recalling Over 200,000 Child Car Seats

Evenflo(NEW YORK) — Evenflo is recalling over 200,000 child car seats.

The buckles in the Embrace and AmSafe models can reportedly become difficult to unlatch, especially after a child has been eating or drinking in the seat. The buckle can allegedly get sticky if its spilled on, making it harder to get a child out during an emergency.

Owners can get replacement buckles if requested.

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Evenflo Recalling Over 200,000 Child Car Seats
Oct24

Evenflo Recalling Over 200,000 Child Car Seats

Evenflo(NEW YORK) — Evenflo is recalling over 200,000 child car seats.

The buckles in the Embrace and AmSafe models can reportedly become difficult to unlatch, especially after a child has been eating or drinking in the seat. The buckle can allegedly get sticky if its spilled on, making it harder to get a child out during an emergency.

Owners can get replacement buckles if requested.

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Shooting Reported at High School in Washington State
Oct24

Shooting Reported at High School in Washington State

ABC News(MARYSVILLE, Wash.) — Authorities are responding to reports of shots fired Friday morning at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington.

KOMO reports that three people were injured and two were airlifted to hospitals.

The high school is being evacuated. The school reportedly has about 2,700 students.

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