{FD} Dylann Roof’s mom had heart attack during church shooting trial, lawyer says

Dylann Roof's mother suffered a heart attack not long after prosecutors described how her son planned a cold and calculated killing of nine black church members in a racially motivated attack, the white man's attorney said in court documents Thursday.

{FD} Escaped inmate accused in Walmart stabbing caught after trying to enter school

An inmate serving a life sentence who escaped from a maximum-security South Carolina prison and stabbed a police officer while on the run has been recaptured after a locked door stopped him from getting into a school, authorities said Thursday.

{FD} Doping report details ‘institutional conspiracy’ in Russia

A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging "institutional conspiracy" that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

{FD} Poland’s PM, businessmen hold talks in Albania

Poland's prime minister has urged the European Union to speed up efforts to launch membership talks with Albania, saying the country is an "important element for security and stability in Europe and the region." Beata Szydlo was in the Albanian capital, Tirana, Friday for top-level talks on European security and integration and on bilateral cooperation in the economy.

{FD} Iran throws Instagram stars in prison over ‘un-Islamic acts’

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  Instagram models accused of ‘un-Islamic acts’ are being imprisoned in Iran Iranian make-up artist Elnaz Golrokh was arrested in January for her Instagram photos. The identities of people arrested on Monday are not yet known. Image: Elnaz golrokh via instagram.   By Marissa Wenzke, Mashable In Iran, Instagram models are paying a heavy price … Continue reading


{FD} Pope taps Allentown, Pa bishop for Rockville Centre

Pope Francis has named a new bishop for Rockville Centre, New York, tapping the bishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania whose diocese is one of six undergoing a statewide grand jury investigation into clerical sex abuse.