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Libya: Woman struggles to tell foreign journalists of kidnapping, rape by Qaddafi militia

“A Libyan woman burst into the hotel housing the foreign press in Tripoli Saturday morning and fought off security forces as she told journalists that she had been raped and beaten by members of the Qaddafi militia. After nearly an hour, she was dragged away from the hotel screaming.” (New York Times) Her name is… Read More »

Japan: Explosion at Fukushima nuclear plant (video)

Photos: Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama, March 13, 2011. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano confirmed on Saturday there has been an explosion and radiation leakage at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear… Read More »

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot in Arizona, was on Palin’s infamous “target” map (Updated)

UPDATE, 11:59AM PT: Tucson, AZ University Medical Center on CNN: Gifford is alive, and in surgery. “I can confirm that she was shot in the head,” said a hospital spokesperson. Among the shooting victims in critical condition, one child was shot. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was among the estimated 15 or more victims of a… Read More »

Report: TSA behavior detection officer kidnaps, rapes woman before attempting suicide

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Randall Scott King, who has worked as a TSA behavior detection officer for nearly five years, allegedly tried to kill himself after abducting a woman, sexually assaulting her, then releasing her with a suicide note to deliver on his behalf. Police found the 49-year-old suspect inside his home (shown here)… Read More »