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Darren Deon Vann is seen in an undated picture from the Hammond Police Department in Hammond, IndianaConvicted sex offender thought to have murdered at least 7 women may have started killing 20 years ago.


2014-10-21 08:37:42 -0600

The assailant, who was fatally shot by police in the incident on Monday, ran over two Canadian soldiers with his car in a Quebec parking lotMontreal (AFP) - One of two Canadian soldiers run over by a driver suspected of having jihadist sympathies has died, police said Tuesday.


2014-10-21 07:23:43 -0600

6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars DiscoveredA 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine. It was a "two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard," the upper floor divided into five rooms, write archaeologists Nataliya Burdo and Mykhailo Videiko in a copy of a presentation they gave recently at the European Association of Archaeologists' annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. A platform on the upper floor contains "numerous burnt bones of lamb, associated with sacrifice," write Burdo and Videiko, of the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The floors and walls of all five rooms on the upper floor were "decorated by red paint, which created [a] ceremonial atmosphere." [See Photos of the Prehistoric Temple & Animal Remains]


2014-10-21 06:24:09 -0600