n the process of what officials describe as ‘nothing more than a drunken misadventure…’
No, this isn’t the Onion.
WASHINGTON — It was 42 degrees and raining lightly around 3 a.m. on Monday when an inebriated off-duty employee for a government intelligence agency decided it was a good time to fly his friend’s drone, a 2-foot-by-2-foot “quadcopter” that sells for hundreds of dollars and is popular among hobbyists.
In the middle of investigating the Charlie Hebdo terror attack, at the height of the case, Police Commissioner Helric Fredou reportedly killed himself. The alleged suicide occurred between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, at the police station. Terror suspects Cherif and Said Kouachi were found and killed over one day later, on January 9th.
The 45-year-old Police Commissioner was shot in the head, and did not leave a suicide note.
YouTube/Josh Paler Lin Thomas (left) talks to YouTube prankster Josh Paler Lin The Internet can be a cruel, sharp-tongued place, that's true.
But it's also filled with wonderful people. And those folks have been so moved by Thomas, a kind-hearted homeless man, they are going to give him more than $103,000 — probably a lot more.
The money being raised for Thomas is still growing by leaps and bounds on Indiegogo, and the crowdsourcing campaign is only four days old. It has another 27 days left to go.
U.S. veteran communities are reportedly grieving at news of the suicide of Jacob George, a three-tour veteran of America’s last decade-plus of war, after he failed to find relief from physical and mental injuries he sustained in battle. In a clip from a veterans event last year, he spoke of his experience with various types of therapy and performed his original song, “Soldier’s Heart.”
George’s suicide occurred after President Obama announced new war plans against the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Government charge-card abuses have persisted in recent years despite a 2012 law aimed at curbing their misuse, according to federal auditors who testified at a congressional hearing Tuesday.
The issue prompted Reps. John Mica (R-Fla.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) to send a letter Tuesday to the Government Accountability Office asking the watchdog agency to conduct a thorough review of the purchase-card program, including investigations where appropriate.