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3 dead in Stockton bank robbery, gunbattle

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said. 450 more words


1 Hostage, 2 Suspects Dead After Bank Robbery and Lengthy Pursuit in Stockton

Two suspects and a hostage were shot and killed Wednesday in a lengthy pursuit that followed an armed robbery at a bank in Stockton, authorities said. 462 more words

Local News

#Negotiator says hundreds of #hostages held by #separatists in #eastern #Ukraine

Nikolay Yakubovych is one of a few people who negotiates release of hostages from prison in eastern Ukraine. They are often exchanged for detainees held in government prisons.  1,821 more words


The White Stone, by Carlo Coccioli

More than 50 years ago, I was fascinated by Carlo Coccioli’s earlier novel, Manuel the Mexican. I enjoyed it both for its impressionistic style and for its portrayal of the Mexican culture, but mainly for its interesting confluence of the Aztec and Christian religions. 1,566 more words

Literary Reviews

Documents show Russian separatist commander signed off on executions of three men in Sloviansk

Self-proclaimed prime minister of the pro-Russian separatist Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Borodai (C) and Donetsk People’s Republic self-proclaimed Defense Minister, Igor Strelkov (L), hold a press conference in Donetsk on July 10. 1,176 more words


A Delay, Perhaps Indefinitely

I was going to meet up today with the ex before me, but she canceled. Then I think she felt badly about canceling, and was going to come anyhow. 309 more words

Where I Am Now

Back from Iraq- It is horrible out there

Anxious relatives in large numbers had gathered at the Kozhikode railway station yesterday to receive their loved ones who have finally made it back to India from the war torn and bloody Iraq. 804 more words

Vicky Nanjappa