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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two FBI agents have been killed in a training accident in Virginia. A spokeswoman for the FBI's Norfolk office, Vanessa Torres, said Sunday that the accident happened Friday afternoon off the Virginia Beach coast.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.
- Two FBI agents have been killed in a training accident in Virginia.
A spokeswoman for the FBI's Norfolk office, Vanessa Torres, said Sunday that the accident happened Friday afternoon off the Virginia Beach coast.
Torres says the accident is being investigated. She didn't have any further details and the agents weren't immediately identified.
Libyan officals: Deadly blast was an accident
- Libya's deputy prime minister says an investigation has indicated that a deadly explosion in Benghazi last week was an accident and not an attack.
Awd el-Buraasi told reporters in Tripoli yesterday that military officials do not believe that the blast in a busy area of Benghazi was planned. Three people were killed in the incident.
Benghazi, where Libya's 2011 revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi began, has suffered a series of assassinations and attacks on security and diplomatic missions over the past year.
Vegas cops arrest 2 in iPad killing
- Two men have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy over an iPad in Las Vegas, police said yesterday.
Jacob Dismont, 18, and Michael Solid, 21, were booked Saturday into the Clark County jail on charges of open murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
According to investigators, Marcos Arenas, 15, was walking down a street with the iPad on Thursday when a passenger got out of a vehicle and tried to steal the device from him. Dismont is accused dragging Arenas toward the SUV when the youth wouldn't let go of the device. After Dismont re-entered the vehicle and Solid sped away, the teen was dragged until he fell. The vehicle ran over Arenas, and he died at a hospital.
Syrian soldiers attack rebel-held town
- Syrian troops pushed into a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border yesterday, fighting house-to-house and bombing from the air as President Bashar Assad tried to strengthen his grip on a strategic strip of land running from the capital to the Mediterranean coast.
With the regime scoring gains on the battlefield, the U.S. and Russia could face an even tougher task persuading Assad and his opponents to attend talks on ending Syria's 26-month-old conflict. Washington and Moscow hope to start talks with an international conference as early as next month, though no date has been set.
Government forces launched the offensive on the town of Qusair just hours after Assad said in a newspaper interview that he'll stay in his job until elections - effectively rejecting an opposition demand that any talks on a political transition lead to his ouster.
N.Y. cop accidentally killed student hostage
- The police officer who accidentally killed a Long Island college student along with an armed intruder faced perhaps the most harrowing decision in law enforcement: choosing the split-second moment when the risk is so high that you must pull the trigger.
That's the moment authorities say a Nassau County police officer experienced early Friday, when a masked man holding Andrea Rebello, 21, in a headlock pointed a handgun at him.
Rebello and the intruder, Dalton Smith, died early Friday when the officer fired eight shots, hitting him seven times, with one bullet striking Rebello once in the head, police said yesterday.
-Daily News wire services