Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 12:17 pm
A Bangladeshi-American blogger, whose writings denounced fundamentalist thought and earned him death threats from Islamist groups, was hacked to death by two attackers in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital. Avijit Roy's wife, Rafida Ahmed, who was with him during the attack late Thursday, was severely wounded.
Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 10:20 am
Police say a gunman is among nine people found dead in south-central Missouri, following a series of shootings in multiple locations Thursday night. The man was 36; police say he died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The attacks happened in Texas County, Mo., and the gunman's body was found in nearby Shannon County. Police say an elderly woman whose body was found in a residence seems to have died from natural causes. Seven other people died of gunshot wounds; one person who was wounded is in the hospital.
Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 3:39 pm
The Senate has voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security through Sept. 30, providing the agency with full funding. The bill does not include any provisions that would block President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
Both the House and Senate are holding votes Friday on bills to fund the DHS, and there's a chance the Senate might approve the House's new proposal of a three-week funding extension, to avoid a shutdown.