Jose Maldonado was getting off the bus when the suspects exited the Stockton, California, bank with their hostages.
Police had already arrived at the Bank of the West, the witness told CNN affiliate KOVR-TV on Wednesday, but authorities couldn’t take out the assailants, not with their guns trained on a customer and two bank employees. 840 more words
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
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
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
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