NYC MAYOR: WE MUST HELP OUR POLICE
NEW YORK» The public needs to protect police at a time when they’re under attack, New York’s mayor and police commissioner said Tuesday as they paid respects to an officer ambushed and killed in a parked police vehicle.
“We’ve watched with horror these attacks on our police here in New York City and all around our country. It sickens us, and we know they cannot be tolerated,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at Officer Miosotis Familia’s funeral at a 4,000-seat landmark theater-turned-church in the Bronx.
“We must end it,” he said. “We must help our police in every way, just as we ask them to help us in our moment of need . ... They need us to be their eyes and ears. They need our solidarity and support.”
3 men who stopped train attack to star in Eastwood film. SACRAMENTO, CALIF.»
The three California men who thwarted a terror attack on a French train in 2015 will make the rare move of playing themselves in a movie directed by Clint Eastwood about their heroics, a studio announced Tuesday.
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and civilian Anthony Sadler, all childhood friends from California, will star in “The 15:17 to Paris,” a film based on the book they co-wrote about taking down a terrorist, Warner Bros. said.
Two Americans killed battling Islamic State in Syria.
Two Americans fighting alongside Kurdish forces in northern Syria were killed last week as the battle to retake the Islamic State’s de-facto capital there continues well into its second month.
Nicholas Warden, 29, and Robert Grodt, 28, died last week on the outskirts of Raqqa, according to U.S. officials and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, known as the YPG.
Warden was from Buffalo, N.Y., and traveled to join the YPG in February to fight the Islamic State because of the attacks inspired by the terrorist group in places, such as San Bernardino and Orlando.
Grodt, a one-time volunteer medic from the Occupy Wall Street movement, was originally from California.
No injuries as large shark bites kayak. SANTA CRUZ,
CALIF. » A large shark attacked a kayak, leaving frightening bite marks on the boat, although the kayaker escaped without injury.
The experienced kayaker, Steve Lawson, was paddling past a kelp bed when he felt a nudge and saw what he believes was a great white shark. The shark bit the front of the kayak and sent him into the water.
Girl may have been electrocuted by phone in bath. LOVINGTON, N.M.»
Police in New Mexico are investigating whether a Texas teenager was electrocuted when she grabbed her charging cellphone while bathing.
Detective Sgt. David Miranda of the Lovington Police Department said Tuesday the 14-year-old Lubbock girl died Sunday while visiting her father.
He says no cause of death has been established but that initial evidence suggests electrocution. Miranda says a cellphone, a charging cord and an extension cord were found by the bathtub.