NEWS CENTRAL HEADLINES - APRIL 26 2016

April 26, 2016

 

 

(CNN/FOX) A San Francisco police officer has resigned after the surfacing of racist text messages. Dozens of obscene texts were recovered from the phone of Officer Jason Lai during an ongoing investigation of over 3,000 arrests.

Q13 Fox – That was Chief Greg Suhr. While he says the problem is limited to a handful of officers, last year’s investigation found fourteen officers guilty of sending and receiving racist messages. District Attorney George Gascon has more.  While Jason Lai is also investigated for sexual assault, three others involved are no longer with the department. Chief Greg Suhr says, “We’re going to be better served without them.”

 

(CNN/Daily Mail UK) A Canadian man was murdered by Islamist militants in the Philippines on Monday. John Ridsdel was beheaded after being taken hostage with three others at a resort on Samal Island last September. Massive artillery guns were aimed at this head during his final recorded speech, a hostage video filmed by militants.

 

 

 

Philippines security forces vowed to bring justice to the murders, who de manded millions in ransom money from victim’s families. Ridsdel was a former member of the Canadian parliament and reported for the Calgary Herald and CBC. The Canadian Prime Minister has expressed that the country will fight for retribution.

(FOX) North Korea has a new missile on standby capable of hitting some U.S. military posts. Pentagon officials and Fox News report the nation is preparing a fifth nuclear missile test. Dean Chang from Fox News says the United States should be worried.

 

 

 

North Korea is notorious for conducting weapons tests during periods of hostility with the United States. The United Nations put tough sanctions on the country after its long-range rocket launch in January and February. Chang says it’s just a matter of time before missiles are ready for launch.

 

(CNN) Tornadoes and thunderstorms are expected to rock the Midwest this week, as well as hail the size of a grapefruit. CNN meteorologist Allison

Chinchar says “We’re expecting a tornado outbreak, with multiple tornados in multiple states”, which may include Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, and north Texas. The National Weather Service has issued warnings and advises those in the area to be prepared. Fox meteorologist Janice Dean says the ingredients are there for a heavy tornado.

 

 

 

 

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