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Rapper Machine Gun Kelly says he was kicked off plane due to 'cuss words' on guitar case

mashable.com — The rebellious rapper Machine Gun Kelly claims that he was kicked off a plane at a Dallas-area airport because he had "cuss words" written on his guitar case. "I was just escorted off the airplane by police at the Dallas airport because of the writing on my guitar case," wrote the rapper, whose real name is Richard Colson Baker.

Is this an alligator swimming through a flooded Charleston street?

mashable.com — A woman snapped a picture of what appears to be either a very big alligator or just a lonely stick floating through a flooded street in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday morning. People who've seen the photo are split, but even the Pulitzer Prize-winning local paper, The Post and Courier, thinks it looks like a gator.

Plane crashes at New York Air Show

mashable.com — A small plane taking a practice run before the start of an air show in upstate New York crashed on Friday. The pilot's condition is unknown at this time. The plane, believed to be a 1998 Giles G-202, appeared to lose its tail moments before the crash, according to pictures taken by Benjamin Granucci.

Slain journalist's dad: 'There are too many guns in the hands of crazy people'

mashable.com — The father of Alison Parker, the 24-year-old journalist shot dead on live TV on Wednesday, spoke out in an emotional interview with the Associated Press to ask how her shooter got a gun. "How many times are we going to see a crazy person with a gun kill people?"
Aug 27, 2015

RT @MashableNews: Slain @WDBJ7 journalist's dad: "How many times are we going to see a crazy person with a gun kill people?" on.mash.to/1hhT9yt

Top ISIS hacker reported killed in U.S. airstrike

mashable.com — A high-profile hacker and recruiter for the Islamic State was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Raqqa, Syria, according to activists on the ground and a U.S. government sources speaking to Reuters and CNN. "We have a high level of confidence he was killed," a U.S. official told CNN.
Aug 27, 2015

Top #ISIS hacker Junaid Hussain aka 'TriCk' reported killed in U.S. airstrike - activists, reuters, cnn mashable.com/2015/08/27/jun…

Aug 28, 2015

Top #ISIS hacker confirmed killed in U.S. 'precision strike' in Syria on.mash.to/1ViFTJa

Virginia TV news crew holds on-air moment of silence for slain colleagues

mashable.com — The Virginia news station that lost two colleagues in an on-air shooting early Wednesday morning held a touching moment of silence to mark their deaths on Thursday. WDBJ7 anchor Kimberly McBroom and meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner held hands as they remembered Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, 24 hours after their deaths.

The Mujahideen Hackers Who 'Clean Facebook'

thedailybeast.com — Earlier this week, Mark Zuckerberg made a strange announcement on his Facebook fan page: His business would focus more on charity and less on profits. And French President Nicolas Sarkozy took to the site to say he would not seek reelection in 2012. Both status updates left people baffled.
Aug 26, 2015

My interview w/ Trick, the pro-Palestinian, anti-Zionist hacker who joined ISIS (and may be dead in a drone strike) thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @moneyries: My interview w/ Trick, the pro-Palestinian, anti-Zionist hacker who joined ISIS (and may be dead in a drone strike) thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/…

Smaller panda cub at National Zoo has died

mashable.com — The National Zoo confirmed on Wednesday that the smaller of two panda cubs born on Sunday to Giant Panda Mei Xiang has died. It was four days old. While it initially appeared "healthy," the cub struggled to get care from its mother, which focused primarily on the healthier, older sibling.

Suspected gunman posts video of Virginia news crew shooting

mashable.com — The man suspected of shooting two journalists at a Virginia news station took video of the murders and posted the video to Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday morning. Vester Flanagan, who goes by "Bryce Williams" on Twitter and Facebook, sent five tweets more than four hours after Alison Park, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, were shot dead during a live TV report for WDBJ7, the local CBS affiliate.
Aug 26, 2015

Terrible. Suspected gunman posted video of this morning's news crew shooting to Facebook & Twitter (now suspended) mashable.com/2015/08/26/vir…

'The nicest people you could meet': Remembering the journalists killed in Virginia

mashable.com — Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were in the middle of a live news broadcast when a gunman fatally shot them in Virginia on Wednesday morning. The WDBJ7 news team was at Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake, a reservoir community about 50 miles southeast of Roanoke.
Aug 26, 2015

RT @mashable: "The nicest people you could meet": Remembering Alison Parker and Adam Ward of @WDBJ7 on.mash.to/1MTXV32 pic.twitter.com/ajGOw7gVcK

Aug 26, 2015

RT @mashable: "The nicest people you could meet": Remembering Alison Parker and Adam Ward of @WDBJ7 on.mash.to/1MTXV32 pic.twitter.com/ajGOw7gVcK

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Sep 02, 2015

RT @brandonlongo: #UPDATE: City police provide update following today's #FreddieGray hearing. 1 person arrested/ 1 officer injured pic.twitter.com/TGt5nuhuoe

Sep 02, 2015

RT @meganspecia: Demonstrations outside the main station in Budapest against treatment of migrants & refugees pic.twitter.com/rlkuVRFrc5 via @S…

Sep 02, 2015

If this photo doesn't make you care about the refugee crisis, nothing will mashable.com/2015/09/02/pho…

Sep 02, 2015

"Bearded Bandit" given 70 months in prison for string of San Diego-area bank robberies fbi.gov/sandiego/press… pic.twitter.com/mp1MD0TPTA


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