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Mother killed, teen in custody after violent California bank robbery

The video above is courtesy FOX 13 sister station KTXL FOX 40. Visit their website for updates on this story. The text and photos below are courtesy CNN. 1,476 more words


Teen in Custody in Violent Stockton Bank Robbery That Left 2 Gunmen, Female Hostage Dead

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

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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

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#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

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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