Summary KARACA Turkey (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on Friday, pushing back Kurdish forces and sending shells into Turkish territory, witnesses said. Kurdish forces said on Thursday they had pushed back the advance on Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, but appealed for air strikes on the insurgents' tanks and heavy weapons. "The clashes are moving between east, west and south of Kobani ... The three sides are active," Idris Nassan, deputy foreign minister in the Kobani canton's Kurdish administration, said by phone from the centre of the town.
Summary A teenager accused of stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his high school in April was motivated by the Columbine massacre and hoped to die in the attack, two expert witnesses hired by the defense testified Friday at a hearing. In Pennsylvania, cases can be moved to juvenile court if a judge believes a defendant is more likely to be helped and rehabilitated in that venue, where treatment and remedial measures are stressed. Thomassey has acknowledged the boy committed the crimes but said questions remain about the boy's ability to recognize the seriousness and wrongfulness of his actions.
Summary PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Two expert witnesses hired by the defense say a Pennsylvania teenager charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his high school was motivated by the Columbine massacre. Psychologist Bruce Chambers testified Friday that 16-year-old Alex Hribal (RY'-buhl) planned the stabbing for April 20, the 15th anniversary of the massacre, but school was out that day. Instead, Chambers said, the youth brought two 8-inch kitchen knives to Franklin Regional High School on April 9, the birthday of Eric Harris, one of the two Columbine shooters.
Summary Witnesses said a fight had happened inside the club and several people were escorted outside. "A short time later, a silver Honda vehicle drove by the front of the nightclub and a suspect began firing a weapon toward the front of the club," Sgt. Burgess said.
Summary American Meteor Society: 'It is rare that multiple fireball events occur in the same evening' . More than 450 witnesses reported seeing the fireballs . The AMS said each fireball event was unrelated and 'unique' .
Summary MOORE, Okla. -- Witnesses say Alton Nolen beheaded one woman and tried to kill another before being shot by an armed co-worker in Moore, Oklahoma. The FBI is now involved in the investigation into the attack at a food distribution plant .
Summary MOORE, Okla. - Police say a woman who was killed by a co-worker at a food distribution center in suburban Oklahoma City was beheaded and that witnesses have said the suspect had been trying to convince co-workers to convert to Islam. Vaughan Foods owner and reserve county officer Mark Vaughan stopped the assault by shooting the suspect. The suspect and Johnson were taken to the hospital and Lewis said they are in stable condition.
Summary Adam Hamari is not a full-time major-league umpire. "But given the situation tonight, it was like icing on the cake." And as the drama built in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 6-5 victory, Kellogg said he could think only of the relative novice calling balls and strikes.
Summary HOUSTON (FOX 26) - The jury has asked for a list of the witnesses who testified in the trial of Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo as it continues deliberations. Prosecutors asserted during the trial that Dr. Gonzalez added ethylene glycol to some coffee that Dr. George Blumenschein, her former lover, was drinking. Dr. Gonzalez, 43, who worked at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, was charged with aggravated assault - family member on May 29, 2013 in the poisoning incident that was reported on Jan. 27 of that year. .
Summary PITTSBURGH -- A teenager accused of stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his high school in April was motivated by the Columbine massacre and hoped to die in the attack, two expert witnesses hired by the defense testified Friday at a hearing. In Pennsylvania, cases can be moved to juvenile court if a judge believes a defendant is more likely to be helped and rehabilitated in that venue, where treatment and remedial measures are stressed. Thomassey has acknowledged the boy committed the crimes but said questions remain about the boy's ability to recognize the seriousness and wrongfulness of his actions.
Summary An extraordinary session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine on Israel's summer Gaza offensive has found evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes of murder, extermination and persecution and incitement to genocide. The evidence and findings come on the heels of numerous claims of severe breaches of international law by the Israeli military by the likes of Amnesty International , Human Rights Watch , and, most recently this week, the International Committee of the Red Cross .
Summary Day two of the Michael Dunn retrial is underway, but prosecutors hit the ground running on Thursday, calling 10 witnesses to the stand to testify about their experience before and after the shooting of Florida teen Jordan Davis . Unlike Dunn's attorney in his first trial, Hanania did not suggest the teenagers had a weapon and hid it later. The prosecution called numerous witnesses to the stand during the first day of trial, including employees from the Gate gas station and first responders to the scene.
Summary By Stephen D. Krasner and Thomas Risse October 1 at 8:00 AM. Legitimacy may be derived from the involvement of domestic actors in the governance decisions and from the outputs provided by the external actor. The simpler the task, the more likely it is to be provided.
Summary According to a Fresno County Sheriff's Office press release, the intruder was pulled back a fence to break into the shed, killing birds with a golf club and "possibly another similar type instrument." The death of the chickens cost Foster Farms approximately $5,000, according to the release.
Summary Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Governor Chris Christie. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton beats Governor Christie in a hypothetical presidential match-up in New Jersey, a new poll found. "The adopted daughter next door whips the native son when it comes to presidential politics in New Jersey," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, in a statement.
Summary On Tuesday night, they returned to the game's grand stage in dramatic fashion. Salvador Perez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning, capping two late comebacks that gave Kansas City a thrilling 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics and sent the Royals to a best-of-five Division Series against the Los Angeles Angels. The Royals will meet the AL West champions in the opener on Thursday in Los Angeles.