50 True Stories Of People Who Escaped A Murderer By Dumb Luck

Thought Catalog Updated May 17, 2019 By Ian Valerio *** My husband and I live above our place of business. Out alarm company called us at 3AM to say there was a motion detect alert, just one, in a weird place. We assumed it was a mouse but went to reset/check it out. Husband ended up face to face with a burglar who was on his way out the window he had broken. He ran back inside, I called 911 and we heard mad chaos going on in the depths of the building. So much crashing and smashing. Burglar monkey climbed a 10′ iron gate, bodily smashed through two sets of commercial grade glass doors and was outside again. My …

Medical examiner: Chokehold triggered Eric Garner’s death

The New York Police Department banned chokeholds in the 1990s because they can be deadly. Persechino said a bystander’s cellphone video only helped confirm her findings that Pantaleo had wrapped his arm around Garner’s neck, obstructing his breathing and triggering a deadly asthma attack. Garner’s pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against police brutality. “The chokehold would have compromised the neck and would have compromised the airway, making it difficult for him to breathe,” Persechino said. Pantaleo’s lawyer, Stuart London, focused on Garner’s health as he cross-examined Persechino. She said a person in good health might have survived the confrontation. Garner weighed 395 pounds at the time of death, Persechino said. The 43-year-old suffered from asthma, diabetes …

Preparing for a future of drone-filled skies

Ed Cluss We need to organize and understand the sky. For comparison, the FAA reports that in the U.S. there are around 500 aircontrol towers coordinating 43,000 airplane flights a day, with up to 5,000 planes in the sky at any one moment. Some 20,000 airway transportation system specialists and air traffic controllers spend their professional lives keeping those 5,000 planes from bumping into each other. Consider, then, the effort and resources required to prevent potentially hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of concurrently airborne drones from colliding. This a big problem with real stakes. Countless companies have emerged in recent years to tackle the challenge of organizing this ecosystem. Significant investor capital has gone into different approaches to making sense …

After breach, Stack Overflow says some user data exposed

After disclosing a breach earlier this week, Stack Overflow has confirmed some user data was accessed. In case you missed it, the developer knowledge sharing site confirmed Thursday a breach of its systems last weekend, resulting in unauthorized access to production systems — the front-facing servers that actively power the site. The company gave few details, except that customer data was unaffected by the breach. Now the company said the intrusion on the website began about a week earlier and “a very small number” of users had some data exposed. “The intrusion originated on May 5 when a build deployed to the development tier for stackoverflow.com contained a bug, which allowed an attacker to log in to our development tier …

A Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash, Rising Methane Levels, and More News

A cruise in a self-driving Tesla turned deadly, the air taxi of the future has taken flight, and climate change is speeding up. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Today's Headlines A new report on a fatal Tesla crash looks grim A new report from the National Transportation Safety Board reveals that a Tesla crash in March marked the fourth person to die in an Autopilot-related incident. The car hit a truck on the highway while driving itself, sheering the roof off the car and killing the driver—a crash that was eerily similar to an earlier one in May 2016. Yet Tesla CEO Elon Musk continues to promise that Tesla cars will be fully …

Saudis say they don’t want war, but will defend themselves

Saudi Arabia has blamed the pipeline attack on Iran. Gulf officials say an investigation into the tanker incident is underway. A-Jubeir told reporters: “We want peace and stability in the region, but we won’t stand with our hands bound.” Ministers from major oil-producing countries were to meet in Saudi Arabia later Tuesday. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Microsofts First Windows XP Patch in Years Is a Very Bad Sign

This week, Microsoft issued patches for 79 flaws across its platforms and products. One of them merits particular attention: a bug so bad that Microsoft released a fix for it on Windows XP, an operating system it officially abandoned five years ago. There’s maybe no better sign of a vulnerability’s severity; the last time Microsoft bothered to make a Windows XP fix publicly available was a little over two years ago, in the months before the WannaCry ransomware attack swept the globe. This week’s vulnerability has similarly devastating implications. In fact, Microsoft itself has drawn a direct parallel. “Any future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer in a similar way as the WannaCry …

Man killed in Wisconsin incident had pending drug charges

Police said Houston was walking away after receiving treatment when the situation “escalated” and Houston traded gunfire with officers. Mitchell F. Lundgaard, 36, a 14-year veteran firefighter, was shot and died of his injuries at a hospital. It’s not clear who fired the shot that killed him. Officer Paul Christensen was also hit, but was treated and released from a hospital. A bystander, Brittany Schowalter, 30, was shot and remained in a hospital Friday. Both Christensen and Sgt. Christopher Biese fired at least one shot, police said. They said the total number of rounds would be determined through a continuing investigation being led by the Green Bay Police Department. Court records show that Houston was free on bond pending charges …

Killing on Demand: German Crossbow Mystery May Be Murder-Suicide Pact

Authorities believe that the mysterious deaths of reportedly found two wills belonging to 53-year-old Torsten W. and 33-year-old Kerstin E., who were found dead Saturday holding hands on a bed in a three-room suite at the hotel in the southern German city of Passau. Theyd both suffered crossbow wounds in the head and chest. Below them, 30-year-old Farina C. was found lying in front of the double bed with one shot from a crossbow between the throat and the chin, public prosecutor Walter Feiler according to the Associated Press. The couple were found next to their wills by a hotel worker, but authorities have not released details from their documents. It was not immediately clear how the three victims were …

Texas officer shoots and kills woman after stun-gun struggle

Police Lt. Steve Dorris said Tuesday that the officer shot at Turner after she hit him in the groin with the Taser. Turner did not fire the stun gun but it shocked the officer when it struck him, Dorris said. The lieutenant said police have since learned from the medical examiner’s office in Harris County that Turner, who was 44 and black, was not pregnant. She was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. A spokeswoman with the medical examiner’s office declined to comment. The officer, who police have not identified by name, has been placed on paid administrative leave, Dorris said. The department is reviewing whether the shooting was in line with its policy on the use of deadly …

Private school taught wrong exam book

According to The Independent, English literature students had been studying Spies by Michael Frayn but there were no exam questions about the book. Mrs Raraty said: “No girl should be disadvantaged by this. Fortunately, all exam boards have procedures in place to deal with this type of incident and we meet the criteria for ‘special consideration’. “A full internal investigation is under way and we are unable to provide further comment at this time.” You may also be interested in: Latest news from the West Midlands Packham receives CBE medal at palace ‘I got morning sickness instead of freshers’ flu’ A spokesperson for exam board Cambridge International said: “We recognise that this is distressing for the students involved. We have …

Ballymurphy soldiers ‘out of control’

Ballymurphy shootings: Who were the victims? The base was occupied by B Company but M597 said he knew many of the soldiers from their training in Aldershot in England. A Company is a military unit consisting of scores of soldiers. M597 told Belfast Coroners’ Court on Monday that many of the paratroopers he knew were honest, professional soldiers who did the right thing. But he added that some were “psychopaths” who were dangerous to be around. He wept briefly as he described seeing three or four bodies in the hall and recalled what the soldiers there told him had happened. He said the soldiers were on a high, excited, and had clearly enjoyed what they had done. He said they …

College Republican Group Turning Point Has A White Supremacy Problem

Just after midnight on Friday, the group announced that it had canned its University of Nevada Las Vegas chapter leader, identified as Riley Grisar, after a video surfaced depicting him and a woman on a bed, flashing the white supremacist “OK” sign, declaring “white power” and spouting racial slurs. “We’re gonna rule the country,” the woman says. “White power, fuck the niggers.” surfaced by the independent outlet It’s Going Down on Thursday night ― as “abhorrent, un-American and disqualifying,” and attempted to distance itself from Gisar’s bigoted commentary. However, this isn’t an isolated incident. There’s a demonstrable pattern of extremism and white supremacist ideology in TPUSA’s top ranks. Vice News reported that Identity Evropa, the violent white nationalist group that …

Rapper NBA YoungBoy Shot At, Girlfriend Reportedly Wounded In Miami Shooting Outside Trump Resort – Perez Hilton

Miami Police are investigating a shooting that took place near the Trump Beach Resort in the city on Sunday afternoon, during which at least one person was killed, and rapper NBA YoungBoy appears to have been a target. The shooting, which took place on a busy street right outside the beachside hotel, involved multiple people — with several eyewitnesses saying it was YoungBoy’s entourage that was fired upon. Other sources at the scene are now reporting to TMZ that NBA YoungBoy was NOT injured in the shooting himself, but his girlfriend Kay Marie reportedly was struck with gunfire; police have not yet confirmed that. Video of the immediate aftermath on social media shows the rapper appearing to talk with the police and some members …