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Inside the horrors of the Jonestown massacre, the day 918 Americans died

Inside the horrors of the Jonestown massacre, the day 918 Americans died

World
Tim Carter was in a state of absolute shock. He had been told to go on an errand in the midst of a big, hastily-called church meeting at the pavilion inside the Jonestown compound in the Guyanese jungle where he had been living for several months. When he returned to the pavilion, he found hundreds of people -- neighbors, friends, his wife and baby -- dead or dying, engaged in the largest ritual mass-murder suicide in history. "What I saw and heard were people screaming," Carter said. "There were people crying ... I know what I heard, and it was not some kind of joyful experience. That's a fact." Watch "Truth and Lies: Jonestown - Paradise Lost" on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. It was Nov. 18. 1978, and the bodies of more than 900 Americans were spread across the grounds o...
Suspect with 'terrorist motive' who allegedly stabbed 2 Americans being questioned

Suspect with 'terrorist motive' who allegedly stabbed 2 Americans being questioned

World
The man suspected of having a "terrorist motive" when he stabbed two American tourists in Amsterdam was still being interrogated Sunday by investigators, Dutch authorities told ABC News. The 19-year-old suspect, whom police only identified as Jawed S., was allegedly responsible for Friday's stabbing in the busy main railway station of Amsterdam, police said. He has a temporary German residence permit and was in the process of obtaining a permanent one, officials said. German police raided his apartment Saturday and seized several electronic devices that will be transferred to Holland for further investigation. Jawed S. will have a brief, closed hearing Monday in front of the investigative judge, police and prosecution officials tell ABC News. He will not be asked to plead, they said....
Amsterdam suspect's kinfe attack on 2 Americans had 'terrorist motive'

Amsterdam suspect's kinfe attack on 2 Americans had 'terrorist motive'

World
Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Netherlands police said Saturday that the suspect in stabbing of two Americans at central train station in Amsterdam the day before had a 'terrorist motive.' Police said Saturday the suspect had a "terrorist motive" and is believed to have acted alone. Police have only identified the suspect in the stabbing incident Friday at the train station in the Dutch capital that injured two people as Jawed S., a 19-year-old Afghan man who lives in Germany. The victims were seriously injured, but are not in critical condition, the Amsterdam's mayor office said. U.S. and Dutch authorities said Saturday that both of the victims were U.S. citizens. Amsterdam city officials issued the statement on motive in Dutch Saturday evening, which Dutch News reported. The victims appeared to be ra...
Immigrants cost the health care system less than US-born Americans: Study

Immigrants cost the health care system less than US-born Americans: Study

Health
Slightly over half of Americans — 52 percent — believe that immigrants are a financial burden on the U.S. healthcare system, and two thirds believe that undocumented immigrants should not be eligible for social services provided by state and local governments. A study published Thursday in the International Journal of Health Services finds that immigrants actually use far less healthcare resources than non-immigrants, and may actually subsidize the health care of U.S. citizens. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University assessed all peer-reviewed studies since 2000 related to healthcare costs by immigrants in the United States. The authors found that across all age groups, immigrants’ overall healthcare costs were one-half to two-thirds those of people ...