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Donors double amount Iowa teen ordered to pay family of her accused rapist

A GoFundMe fundraiser for Pieper Lewis, 17, that has raised more than $340,000, well past its $200,000 goal. via GoFundMe Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 15 (Reuters) – Donations for an Iowa teenager poured in on Thursday, doubling the $150,000 amount a court ordered her to pay the family of … Read more

Suspect in deadly mass stabbings eludes Canadian manhunt for 3rd day

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Canadian police converged on the James Smith Cree Nation on Tuesday, drawn back to the area by possible sightings of the man wanted in a stabbing spree that killed 10 people, but the suspect remained at large in the third day … Read more

One suspect in Canadian mass stabbings found dead, another still on the run

JAMES SMITH CREE NATION, Saskatchewan, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Canadian police on Monday found one of the suspects in a mass stabbing spree dead while the other suspect, his brother, was still on the run and may be injured, officials said. The brothers Damien and Myles Sanderson are suspected of murdering 10 people and wounding … Read more

Defense urges Florida jury to spare life of Parkland school shooter

FILE PHOTO – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz holds his head during the penalty phase of Cruz’s trial at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. August 4, 2022. Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 22 (Reuters) – … Read more

Islamic State militant gets life in U.S. prison over killing of American hostages

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug 19 (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Friday sentenced a member of an Islamic State cell known as “The Beatles” to life in prison for involvement in a hostage-taking plot that led to the killings of American journalists and aid workers in Syria. Families and friends of the four Americans killed … Read more

Salman Rushdie attack suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder, assault

MAYVILLE, N.Y., Aug 18 (Reuters) – The man accused of stabbing novelist Salman Rushdie last week in western New York pleaded not guilty to second-degree attempted murder and assault charges on Thursday and was held without bail. Hadi Matar, 24, is accused of wounding Rushdie, 75, on Friday just before the “The Satanic Verses” author … Read more

Iran says Rushdie and supporters to blame for attack

Don’t accuse Tehran, says foreign ministry spokesman Says novelist ‘crossed red lines’ for Muslims Rushdie stabbed several times on Friday Attack condemned by writers, politicians around the world DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday that no one had the right to level accusations against Tehran over Friday’s attack on Salman … Read more

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘road to recovery has begun,’ agent says

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was stabbed repeatedly at a public appearance in New York state on Friday, 33 years after Iran’s then-supreme leader called for him to be killed, is off a ventilator and his health is improving, his agent and a son said on Sunday. “He’s off the … Read more

Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Aug 13 (Reuters) – Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized on Saturday with serious injuries a day after he was repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state, while police sought to determine the motive behind an attack that drew international condemnation. The accused attacker, 24-year-old Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more