New York, March 26 - As officials strived to unravel the mystery surrounding the crash of a Germanwings plane in a remote area of the French Alps, an investigator has said that evidence retrieved from a cockpit voice recorder showed that one pilot left the cockpit prior to the crash and was unable to get back in.
A senior military official involved in the investigation said that the recordings indicated that the early part of the flight from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany was "very smooth, very cool" as the pilots are heard having a relaxed conversation in the cockpit. However, the audio indicated that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter, reported The New York Times.
New York, Mar.23 - Author Larry Holcombe claims that aliens played an important in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, in his new book 'The Presidents and UFOs-A Secret History from FDR to Obama.'
The late comedian Jackie Gleason was good friends with President Richard Nixon and both men were obsessed with UFOs, the New York Post reported.
Holcombe, a clear believer, breaks down every rumor about UFO visitation and the government's "involvement" in it. There are many stories of sightings by high-level people, and it's no secret that the government has looked into many of these reports over the years.
New York, March 18 : Google X's moonshots captain, Astro Teller, has gone on record to say that he believed that Google Glass failed because the firm "allowed and sometimes even encouraged too much attention for the program."
According to Teller, the problem was that people thought Google Glass, a Google X Project, was the tech giant's final product when it was just a "prototype" that was being tested, reported AdWeek.
Terming the debacle a "failure," Teller remarked at SXSW that the company could have done a better job at communicating the idea and preventing the conversation from getting "as loud as it got."
He also noted that negative publicity suffered by the device in recent years also contributed to its failure.
New York, Mar 17 : A woman, who got bored from her husband after 18 years of marriage, took a "year off" and slept with 12 other men with her husband's permission.
Robin Rinaldi, who placed an ad seeking casual encounters with new men and women, has described what happened on her yearlong sex odyssey in her memoir ' The Wild Oats Project ,' the New York Post reported.
Rinaldi said that many people would find this hard to understand, but, as the door to motherhood closed as her husband did not wanted kids, she found herself rushing towards this whole other outlet of heightened female experience, taking lovers.
She slept with a total of 12 people, including two women, during the Wild Oats Project.
New York, March 16 : A retired police officer has claimed in his book that the 9/11 site was haunted by a female ghost who protected and served workers at the site.
Retired NYPD Lt. Frank Marra, author of " From Landfill to Hallowed Ground," said that a number of workers sifting the rubble from the 9/11 attacks at the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island saw a female ghost carrying a tray of sandwiches, reported New York Post.
Marra, who was the supervisor of the World Trade Center vehicle impound section of the landfill and is the son of a high-ranking NYPD chief, noted that the apparition was an African-American, dressed in white, in the style of a Red Cross worker during World War II. He added that he believed that "she was trying to help us, being first responders."
New York, March 11 - Pope Francis has said that if is he is assassinated then he wants his killers to at least "make it painless", claiming that he is a " scaredy cat" as far as physical pain was concerned.
According to New York Post, the pontiff's statement came nearly one year after the Islamic State (IS) revealed a plot to kill the Pope.
The Pope said that death was in "God's hands" and if His will is that he should die, then he wants the death to be at least painless.
IS has issued several threats over the past year against the pope, whom they refer to as the "bearer of false truth". (ANI)
New York, Mar. 6 - All governments should ensure that women and girls with disabilities are included in gender-based violence prevention and response programs, Human Rights Watch said today.
Ahead of International Women's Day, March 8, 2015, Human Rights Watch has published a resource on gender-based violence designed for people with disabilities.
Women and girls with disabilities are at increased risk of gender-based violence in their homes, schools, institutions, and the community at large. Nevertheless, women and girls with disabilities are often excluded from prevention programs, support services, and access to legal redress due to stereotypical views about their sexuality, physical and communication barriers, and lack of materials in accessible formats.
New York, Mar 6 - A man from Finland has been slapped a speeding ticket of 60,000 dollars for going just 14 miles per hour over the limit, it has been reported.
According to a New York based media corporation AOL, the man recognized as Reima Kuisla then took to Facebook to share the news where he posted that, "Finland is impossible to live in for certain kinds of people who have high incomes and wealth".
According to the reports, authorities looked up the Kuisla's 2013 tax return and calculated the amount accordingly. (ANI)
New York - Officials say six people aboard a plane from Atlanta that skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing have injuries that aren't life threatening.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo said today that a preliminary count showed six people were injured. The Port Authority runs the airport.
The plane crashed through a chain-link fence and sent passengers saddled with bags and bundled up in heavy coats and scarves sliding down an inflated chute to safety on the snowy pavement.
Delta Flight 1086 was carrying 125 passengers and five crew members. Images show the plane resting in several inches of snow. PTI
New York - Three men from Brooklyn here have been arrested and charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS, with two of them threatening to carry out attacks within the US and against the American President and FBI agents if ordered by the terror group, authorities said.
Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev (24), Akhror Saidakhmetov (19) and Abror Habibov (30) each face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison if convicted.
Saidakhmetov, a citizen of Kazakhstan, was arrested early yesterday morning at the John F Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul.
Juraboev, a citizen of Uzbekistan, had previously purchased a plane ticket to travel from New York to Istanbul and was scheduled to leave the US next month.
New York : Three New York residents have been arrested for plotting to join extremists fighting in Syria and two threatened to carry out attacks within the United States, officials said on Wednesday.
Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, and Abror Habibov, 30, have been charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organisation.
The teenage Saidakhmetov, a Kazakh citizen, was arrested today at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, before traveling onto Syria.
US prosecutors said he recently expressed intent to buy a machine gun and shoot US police officers and FBI agents if thwarted in his plan to join the Islamic State (IS) group fighting in Syria.
New York : Declassified al Qaeda documents obtained after the 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound have been presented at the US trial of a suspect charged in a British terrorism plot.
Prosecutors rested their case after presenting the evidence today against Abid Naseer.
The 28-year-old Pakistani man is defending himself in federal court in Brooklyn. He has pleaded not guilty and plans to take the stand in his defense.
Prosecutors say the British plot was part of a broader al Qaeda conspiracy calling on other cells to attack civilians in New York and Denmark.
Some of the al Qaeda documents make reference to plots in Europe, the UK and Russia. One reference plans to bomb a pipeline or the US embassy in Russia.
IS opens English-speaking schools in Syria to teach children how to blend in to 'spread terror' overseasSubmitted by Jamie Williamson on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:38
New York, Feb 24 - A United Nations official has said that Islamic State ( IS) militants have opened up two English speaking schools in Syria to teach their jihadi children how to blend in to "easily spread terror " while visiting other countries.
According to the New York Post, the official said that these people start off as "mini-jihadists" and grow up to become "adult jihadists".
The official also said, under the condition of anonymity, that the children who live in Raqqa are being targeted and are taught to become jihadists.
A picture of the advertisement was posted on Twitter by the activist group "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" that shows that the militants are trying harder to transform the children into Islamic thugs. (ANI)
New York, Feb 19 - The Islamic State militants in the city of Raqqa have been subjecting their forcefully wedded wives to brutal and abnormal sex, according to a report.
New York Post reports that the supposedly ultra-conservative Muslim fundamentalists have been forcing women in the city of Raqqa to marry them and engage in savage sex acts that result in hospital treatment, the report from activists in the terror group's main Syrian stronghold says.
The activist group "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently" said that members of the terror group have also been forcing their reluctant brides to try kinky lingerie.
A post on the group's website read that a large section of IS members suffer from sexual anomalies and brutal instinctive desire for sex."
New York, Feb 18 - Iran's supreme leader has condemned the movie "American Sniper" that shows a US soldier fighting in Iraq saying that it is an anti-Muslim propaganda that encourages offences against Muslims.
According to the New York Post, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that he has not watched the film directed by Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper but had heard about its plot.
The movie revolves around the life of US Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle, who is considered the most lethal sniper in American military history.
The comments by the supreme leader of Iran came amid negotiations between Iran and the West over the country's contested nuclear program.
He also discussed the condition of Muslims in the West saying that neo-Nazis were attacking Muslims in Germany. (ANI)
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