Sunday, 29 March 2009
A pastor has been shot dead while delivering a Sunday sermon at a church in Illinois. Members of the congregation overpowered the gunman when his weapon jammed.
An 11-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of his father’s pregnant girlfriend.
Jordan Brown is charged with killing his father's girlfriend
Kenzie Marie Houk was found dead in the bedroom of her farmhouse in western Pennsylvania by her four-year-old daughter on Friday morning.
Lawrence County District Attorney John Bongivengo said that Jordan Brown had been charged as an adult in the shooting of 26-year-old Ms Houk and her unborn baby.
A four-year-old boy has shot his babysitter because he was angry with him for stepping on his foot.
A boy holds a replica shotgun
The child knew how to load and fire the weapon
Teenage carer Nathan Beavers probably thought the youngster was joking when he said he was going to get a weapon.
But the child from Ohio, USA, came back into the room with a shotgun and fired into the babysitter's arm and side.
The 18-year-old had been looking after the boy in a mobile home in Jackson county.
He was rushed to hospital along with another teenager who was also hit by the gunfire.
Neither died from their injuries, reportedly because the ammunition was bird pellets rather than bullets.
The boy's father is said to be shocked that his son knew how to load the weapon.
Area 51-Fact or Fiction?
Area 51 is a military base, and a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base. It is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles (133 km) north-northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large secretive military airfield. The base's primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems.
The base lies within the United States Air Force's vast Nevada Test and Training Range. Although the facilities at the range are managed by the 99th Air Base Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, the Groom facility appears to be run as an adjunct of the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert, around 186 miles (300 km) southwest of Groom, and as such the base is known as Air Force Flight Test Center (Detachment 3).
Though the name Area 51 is used in official CIA documentation, other names used for the facility include Dreamland, Paradise Ranch, Home Base, Watertown Strip, Groom Lake, and most recently Homey Airport. The area is part of the Nellis Military Operations Area, and the restricted airspace around the field is referred to as (R-4808N), known by the military pilots in the area as "The Box" or "the Container".
The intense secrecy surrounding the base, the very existence of which the U.S. government barely acknowledges, has made it the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and a central component to unidentified flying object (UFO) folklore.