BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) – Thirty-five suspected members of a Long Island gang have been arrested amid a string of brutal killings, including the discovery of a teenager’s skeletal remains.
Jose Pena-Hernandez, 18, was believed to be a member of the MS-13 gang with links to El Salvador and Los Angeles, the Suffolk County assistant police commissioner, Justin Meyers, told The Associated Press on Friday.
The teen’s remains were found earlier this week in Brentwood, a hamlet of 60,000 about 40 miles east of Manhattan where law enforcement officials have intensified their battle against gang violence.
This past month, four teenagers from Brentwood [...]
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) – In the age of space travel, an American explorer is preparing to cross the Pacific Ocean from South America to Australia using a reed boat built by Bolivian Aymara Indians.
The expedition seeks to prove that ancient mariners could have made such journeys across huge ocean expanses in reed ships, and that such vessels could have been a factor in human migration.
The nearly 60-foot (18-meter) boat was built in La Paz at more than 11,800 feet (3,600-meters) above sea level. It uses techniques developed by the indigenous people of the Andes cordillera to ply the waters of Lake Titicaca.
“This type of technology doesn’t exist [...]
A 24-year-old woman was busted trying to light what appeared to be a Molotov cocktail in Times Square Friday night.
She tried to set fire to a rag stuffed into a liquid-filled glass bottle at around 10 p.m. Cops saw what she was doing and wrested the bottle from her, police said.
It was not clear whether the liquid in the bottle was explosive. The woman was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at Mount Sinai West Hospital.
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