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A California man accused of opening fire at Los Angeles International Airport last month, killing a federal security screener and wounding three other people, was ordered held without bond on Wednesday (December 04), pending trial. A federal judge said he was denying bail for Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, because he posed a danger to the community and represented a potential flight risk, prosecutors said in a statement. Ciancia, who was wounded by police during the shooting incident at one of the world's busiest airports, is charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and committing an act of violence at an international airport. Because of his injuries, the slightly built Ciancia had been prevented from making an initial court appearance in the days following his arrest after the Nov. 1 shooting. He could face the death penalty or life in prison if convicted. With bruises and healing cuts still visible on his face and neck, he was arraigne
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Britain's Prince William on Wednesday (December 4) visited a sports facility in London where young people from disadvantaged communities train for sports coaching. The Westway Sports Centre in west London hosts the Coach Core Programme which uses sports coaching to train young people as well as promote healthy lifestyle. William, officially known as the Duke of Cambridge, joined a training session with the young apprentice sports coaches. He later joined volleyball training with young boys. William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are patrons of various charities, many involving young people.
First Lady Michelle Obama honored military families Wednesday giving them the first glimpse of the White House's newly installed Christmas decorations. The White House expects 70,000 visitors will see the trees, trimmings and First Dog displays. (Dec 4)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
Paul Walker, who was killed in a fiery car crash on Saturday (November 30), died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries," according to the coroner's office. His death has been ruled accidental. "Fast & Furious 7" has been shut down indefinitely. Walker has starred in all of the films with the exception of the third. Katherine Jackson is seeking a new trial in a wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG, after a Los Angeles jury cleared the company of liability in October. The recently filed court documents cite misconduct of the jury and insufficient evidence among the reasons for the pending request for a new trial. A day after celebrating her 32nd birthday, popstar Britney Spears stopped traffic on the famed Las Vegas Strip where she was welcomed at her new home at Planet Hollywood. She'll be headlining a show there for the next two years. Ticket demand for "Britney: Piece of Me," which kicks off on December 27, has been so overwhelming that ad
A Nigerian man survives 62 hours underwater, in a shipwreck's air bubble. 29-year-old Harrison Okene was sure he was going to die… until a rescuers' flashlight pierced through the darkness. (DIVER MOVING THROUGH DARKNESS UNDERWATER / AUDIO OF CONVERSATION IN ENGLISH BETWEEN HE AND THE DIVE LEADER CAN BE HEARD) "He's alive! He's alive!" (HAND GRABS HOLD OF DIVER'S HAND) "All right just keep him there. Keep him there." A tugboat had capsized off the coast of Nigeria in May, while stabilizing an oil tanker filling up at a Chevron platform. Of the 12 people on board, divers recovered 10 dead bodies. The ship's cook had not been found - until this moment, captured in recently emerged video. (OKENE SITTING IN WATER INSIDE HULL, DIVE LEADER SAYS: "Tell him to keep drinking his water. Where's his water? Drink it buddy, drink it. He hasn't drunken much eh?" "Nah he's almost finished it" "Oh he's almost finished it, ok sorry
An unusual maternity test conducted on ancient bones from Spain has revealed that the melting pot of Ice Age Europe was unexpectedly diverse. Lee Hotz reports on the News Hub. Photo: Javier Trueba/Madrid Scientific Films. Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
A 14-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges Wednesday in the killing of his high school math teacher in Massachusetts. (Dec. 4)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
A newly declared air-defense zone is at the heart of tensions between China and the U.S. and its allies in Asia. We take a closer look at this critical flashpoint on The Foreign Bureau, WSJ's global news update. (Photo: Getty) Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS AUDIO CLIPS THAT SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Audio recordings from the Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six educators a year ago reveal a mixture of calm and anguish from the callers, and gunshots from the assailant are heard in the background. Officials in Newtown, Connecticut, on Wednesday released the 911 phone calls from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in what may be the final official report on the tragedy that rocked the United States. Gunman Adam Lanza, 20, shot dead his mother at home on December 14, 2012, then went to the school, where he massacred 26 people before killing himself. One of the first callers, a deeply-anguished woman, grows increasingly distraught over the course of the 24-second call. In the final seconds, she grows more insistent, pleading with the 911 operator for help. "They're still running, they're still sh
'Saying Grace' Norman Rockwell's 1951 Thanksgiving cover for the Saturday Evening Post has sold for just over forty-six million dollars at auction. (Dec. 4)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
Thousands of anti-government protesters remain on the streets of Kiev for the 14th day. A rally forms outside of Kiev city jail, as demonstrators call on police to release those detained during the demonstrations. (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST, OLEKSANDER SOLONTAI, SAYING: "They took them and put them into jail just to scare the people on the squares. Are these the kind of processes to be used in politics? To show people they should go home or they will be put into prison?" Demonstrators threatened to extend their blockade to the office of President Viktor Yanukovich, who flew to China on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov warned protesters trying to blockade government buildings that they would be punished for any "illegal acts." (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER, MYKOLA AZAROV, SAYING: "Certain political forces without any constructive agenda are directing street protests to violence, unl
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden sits down for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, where the main agenda for Biden is China's air defence zone. Beijing's declaration of the air defence zone over an area that includes disputed islands has triggered protests from the U.S., Japan and South Korea. Earlier in the day, Biden told China's vice president Li Yuanchao the U.S. and China must widen cooperation on a practical level, and deliver results. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOE BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, SAYING: "The new model of great power relationship envisioned in the 21st century between China and the United States requires us to expand our practical cooperation and deliver results." Xi says he is after cooperation as well. (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) PRESIDENT OF CHINA, XI JINPING, SAYING: "As the world's two largest economies and as two permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, China and the United States sh
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A surveillance camera from the top of a nearby building caught the deadly crash that killed actor Paul Walker and his friend over the weekend. The video, which Reuters obtained from OMG!Insider, shows smoke from the initial impact and then later a large fireball explosion that lights up the sky. Walker, 40, who became a symbol of street-racing and car culture in his roles in the "Fast & Furious" franchise, was a passenger in a one-car crash on Saturday (November 30) in Santa Clarita, California, about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Media reports identified the driver of the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames as Roger Rodas, 38, a friend of Walker's who owned Always Evolving, an auto dealership and racing services company in Santa Clarita. Speed played a role in the car crash - that's according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Police said the accident was s
Paul Vigna and Jeff Saut of Raymond James discuss the current market highs, and Michael Casey looks at the latest on Bitcoin's run. Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
In an interview with WSJ's David Wessel, Cornell’s Eswar Prasad, author of a forthcoming book, "The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance," explains why the U.S. currency remains so dominant despite all the nation’s woes. Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Teens from Asian nations dominate a global education test given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results. (Dec. 4)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
A Japanese Tyre Manufacturer is pranking consumers with a new jump-scare ad. The commercial shows a car driving down a snowy road when it?s suddenly attacked by a ghost-like figure. The intent was to show just how handy the tires are in dangerous and unexpected conditions.
At a special event in New York, Katy Perry was announced as the latest celebrity to be appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. SOUNDBITE UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake (English) saying: "You are going to make a huge difference, specially through social media in helping us reach youth to get them more involved in global conversations but also in acting locally." SOUNDBITE Singer Katy Perry (English) saying: "I was really inspired to write this song "Unconditionally" based on my experience in Madagascar and seeing these children just have the currency of love between them and exchanging that. So, you know, I really believe in UNICEF I really believe that it's important for us as adults to look after the children. They are innocent, they deserve that innocence and their happiness and their joy is pure and it should be maintained." Perry has already been involved in the International Day of the Girl Child celebration and also recently called on her T
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Minnesotans woke up on Wednesday (December 4) to more than two feet of fresh snow and plummeting temperatures. At least another foot of snow is expected on Wednesday. Schools and businesses were closed in much of northeastern Minnesota. The fresh coating of snow is being blamed for more then 50 car accidents say the Duluth police.
Lindsay Lohan is suing the Grand Theft Auto franchise for allegedly using her ?likeness? in a new character. The girl, featured on the game?s cover, must escape paparazzi and hangs out at the Chateau Marmont, much like real-life Lohan. It could just be a cry for attention, considering her recent semi-nude Instagram photos.