News on the Map: Camorra Crime Boss ‘The Beast’ Arrested in Italy…West Nile Virus Attacked in Dallas…Jenna Jameson’s Car Dances With a Pole in CA

Aug 17, 2012 12:02pm


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South Africa Police Say They Killed 34 Miners
As frantic wives searched for missing loved ones, President Jacob Zuma rushed home from a regional summit and some miners vowed a fight to the death Friday after police finally announced the toll from a fight that erupted during the miners’ strike protest.

Italian Police Arrest Fugitive Camorra Crime Boss “The Beast”
Italian authorities have arrested a leading member of the Neopolitan Camorra crime group, who was considered one of the country’s most dangerous criminals.

Afghan Police Officer Fatally Shoots 2 US Troops
An Afghan policeman turned his weapon on U.S. troops, killing two soldiers in Western Afghanistan, the latest incident in a deadly two-week span for U.S. forces.

Rochester, MN: Rep. Jackson in ‘Deep’ Depression
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is in a “deep” depression and has “a lot of work” ahead of him on the road to recovery, former Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy said Thursday after visiting the hospital.

Dallas Launches Aerial Attack to Fight West Nile
Dallas has launched an aerial attack against the West Nile virus, sending two small planes to blanket the city with mosquito killing pesticides but prompting at least one doctor to warn at-risk residents.

Yosemite National, CA: 1 Boy Dead, Another Missing in River
One boy died and another was missing after they were swept away along a popular but treacherous boulder-strewn stretch of the Merced River, Yosemite National Park officials said Thursday.

Mississippi: Motorists Rescue Woman, Sister From Burning Car
Passing motorists who saw smoke billowing Thursday from a stand of pine trees along southern Mississippi’s Interstate 10 rescued a woman and her disabled sister trapped inside a wrecked, burning sports car.

Philadelphia, PA: Mom Seeks Heart Transplant for Autistic Son
A Pennsylvania woman whose autistic adult son was not recommended for a heart transplant said she wants to bring more attention to the decision-making process so that those with ailments or disabilities can overcome similar obstacles.

Long Beach, CA: Over 20K Counterfeit Christian Louboutin Shoes Confiscated
If you find a pair of those red-bottom heels for a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. U.S. Customs and Border Protection confiscated 20,457 pairs of counterfeit Christian Louboutins at a Long Beach shipping port.

Pakistan: During Ramadan, Pakistanis Dodge Tax Collectors
During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Muhammad Tashfeen Khan does what millions of other Pakistanis do: tries to keep his money from the government’s religious tax collectors.

Zimbabwe: Protesters Demand Doctor’s Reinstatement
Police in Zimbabwe say they have arrested at least 12 people in unrest over the firing of a popular Canadian doctor from a rural hospital in the impoverished northeast.

Syria: UN Reports Another Sharp Rise in Syrian Refugees
The U.N. refugee agency says there has been another sharp rise in Syrian refugees fleeing to Turkey and that the numbers headed to Jordan — where an estimated 150,000 have already fled — also are climbing.

Gabon: Opposition TV Station Attacked After Rally
Masked gunmen have attacked a private television station in Gabon that is owned by an opposition leader who recently returned from self-imposed exile.

Mt. Bierstadt, CO: Dog’s Rescue From Mountain Spurs Custody Battle
Missy the dog was near death when rescuers found her stranded on 14,000 foot mountain in Colorado. Now she is the subject of a custody battle.

Alabama: Real Life Walter White Sought on Meth Charge
A man who shares the same name with television’s most noted meth dealer in “Breaking Bad” is wanted by authorities in Alabama for allegedly violating his probation for a past meth conviction.

Westminster, CA: Ex-Porn Star Jenna Jameson Pleads Guilty to DUI
Former adult film star Jenna Jameson has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence after her car struck a light pole in Southern California.

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