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California boy, 11, fatally shoots self during online class

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An 11-year-old California boy has died after shooting himself during a Zoom distance-learning class while his microphone and camera were offByThe Associated PressDecember 3, 2020, 4:43 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWOODBRIDGE, Calif. -- An 11-year-old California boy died Wednesday after shooting himself during a Zoom distance-learning class while his microphone and camera were off, authorities said.The boy was found with a head wound at a home in Woodbridge, in Northern California's Central Valley, shortly after 11 a.m.San Joaquin County sheriff's deputies went to the home after receiving several calls reporting that someone had been shot, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.The boy died at a hospital from a “self-inflicted” injury, the statement sai...
Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano shoots ash, lava

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano shoots ash, lava

Technology
Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano has spewed a column of ash 1,640 feet into the sky in the longest eruption since the explosive collapse of the island caused a deadly tsunami in 2018By EDNA TARIGAN Associated PressApril 11, 2020, 1:30 PM1 min read1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleJAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano spewed a column of ash 500 meters (1,640 feet) into the sky in the longest eruption since the explosive collapse of the island caused a deadly tsunami in 2018, scientists said Saturday. Closed-circuit TV from Indonesia's Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation showed lava flares Friday night. The agency said that the volcano was continuously erupting until Saturday morning. A level 2 alert status remained in pl...
F-16 shoots down drone at Eglin AFB in cruise missile defense test

F-16 shoots down drone at Eglin AFB in cruise missile defense test

Business
Dec. 27 (UPI) -- An Air Force squadron shot down a subscale drone from an F-16 Fighting Falcon targeting pod in a cruise missile defense test, the Air Force announced. "This proof of concept can have implications for homeland defense missions, combined defense of the Arabian Gulf and beyond," Col. Ryan Messer, 53rd Wing Commander, said Thursday in a statement. "I am exceptionally proud of the efforts of the 85th TES and the units across the 53rd Wing that made this possible." According to the Air Force, on Dec. 19 the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida successfully shot down a subscale drone using an AGR-20A laser-guided rocket. The test represents an adaptation of the AGR-20A -- which was developed as a low-cost, low-collateral-damage air-to-ground weap...
Russia blames Israel after Syria shoots down plane

Russia blames Israel after Syria shoots down plane

World
Russia has blamed Israel and threatened retaliation after one of its military planes was shot down by Syrian missiles in a "friendly-fire" incident. It said Israeli jets attacking targets nearby had "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it to fire from Syrian air defences".Russia's defence ministry said the aircraft, carrying 15 servicemen, disappeared from radar 22 miles (35km) off Syria on Monday night as it was returning to Hmeimim airbase, near Lattakia.It said Israel had not warned it about the jets' attack until a minute before, and that it reserved "the right to proper retaliatory actions". Image: The aircraft was heading to Hmeimim air base when it disappeared Everyone on board died when the IL-20 reconnaissance plane wa...