(Kabul) -- Seven people are dead following a cargo plane crash near the Afghan capital city of Kabul. The U.S.-run plane went down shortly after takeoff today from the Bagram air base. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the crash, but NATO officials say there are no reports of insurgent activity in the area. There's no word yet on the nationalities of the seven victims.
On Saturday, four U.S. service members were killed when their surveillance aircraft went down in southern Afghanistan. Officials cited bad weather as the cause of that crash.
(Green Township, OH) --The campus of LaSalle High School on North Bend was locked down this morning after reports of a shooting. Police responded to the scene shortly after 9 on news that there was a single gunshot and a person down.
As Newsradio 700WLW first reported, a student atempted suicide in class during first bell. The student has not been identified and is at University Hospital. No other students were injured and no one else was threatened with harm during this incident.
This is the second tragedy to rock the LaSalle campus this year connected to gun violence. In February, a student was shot and killed in a drug deal that went bad. There is a great deal of speculation that this suicide attempt and the murder of Justin Brown may be connected but no confirmation yet from the school.
Listen to the 911 call:
With hundreds of layoffs looming in the city, Mayor Mallory decided to reward his top aides with double digit raises.
Here's how we're calling it:
1. Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, tackle, Texas A&M.
2. Jaguars: Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida.
3. Raiders: Dion Jordan, defensive end, Oregon.
4. Eagles: Geno Smith, quarterback, West Virginia.
5. Lions: Eric Fisher, tackle, Central Michigan.
See the rest of the first round and most importantly the Bengals pick here.
(NEWSER) – As hundreds of mourners arrived at a church in Medford, Massachusetts, to pay their respects to 29-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell, hundreds more gathered across the street to protect the funeral from a protest threatened by the Westboro Baptist Church. Teamsters Local 25 brought over 200 union members to act as a human shield, while other unaffiliated citizens also came to lend a hand after news of the potential protest spread online, reports the Boston Globe. No one from the Westboro Baptist Church showed.
Westboro Baptist Church were too afraid to picket the funeral of Boston Marathon Bombing victim Krystle Campbell... twitter.com/MentalityMag/s…— Mentality Magazine (@MentalityMag) April 22, 2013
(Cleveland, OH) -- A new study finds a popular dare is risky and could have long-term effects on your health. "The Cinnamon Challenge" dares people to eat a spoonful of ground cinnamon in under 60 seconds without drinking anything. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic say you could end up with lung problems because you inhale, rather than swallow the cinnamon. Gagging is also a big concern. University of Miami researchers found more than 30 kids had to be treated after taking the challenge and nearly 200 calls were made to U.S. Poison Control Centers last year related to the stunt.
The study is published in the journal "Pediatrics."
A caricature of President Obama is the face behind aBeijing chicken restaurant, Shanghaiist points out.
The New York Post reports that the slogan on the sign featuring Obama's head on Colonel Sanders' body can be translated as, “We’re so cool, aren’t we?"
There are people that know the truth but stay silent & there are people that speak the truth but we don't hear them cuz they're the minority— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013