INTERNATIONAL: DEATH TOLL RISES IN EGYPT MOSQUE ATTACK
The bloodiest attack by Islamist extremists in modern Egyptian history occurred during midday prayer at al Rawda Mosque last Friday. Terrorists claimed the lives of 305 individuals, 27 of whom were children.
According to NBC News, terrorists carrying ISIS flags detonated a bomb in a mosque and opened fire on nearby crowds outside.
In an interview with NBC News, local teacher Mohamed Salah said that victims told him that masked men in military fatigues exited four cars and began firing automatic weapons and threw hand grenades into the mosque.
“They came from different directions and sprayed bullets with automatic weapons. Whoever fled outside they killed,” Salah said he was told. “The whole thing lasted 45 minutes to an hour. It’s a real massacre. The mosque was filled with bodies, blood and blood on the carpets. And in the hospital there are people in bad shape.”
There were about 25 to 30 militants that arrived in SUVs and positioned themselves at the entrance of the mosque’s 12 windows before firing indiscriminately into the crowd, Egyptian chief prosecutor Nabil Sadeq said in a statement.
NATIONAL: MORE THAN 180 CASES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTED AT MASSAGE ENVY
In an investigation conducted by BuzzFeed, more than 180 women have reported cases of sexual assault at Massage Envy. The popular massage chain has over 1,200 spas across the U.S.
Women reported that the company had mishandled the victims’ cases or ignored them entirely. According to the report, women claimed that they were either groped or had other forms of sexual abuse performed on them during their massage appointment.
“The article references 180 reported incidents,” Massage Envy said in a statement to The Washington Post, in reference to BuzzFeed’s investigative report. “These occurred over a span of 15 plus years and 125 million massages. But, we believe that even ONE incident is too many, so we are constantly listening, learning, and evaluating how we can continue to strengthen our policies with respect to handling of these issues.”
In the BuzzFeed report, the American Massage Therapy Association said that it “strongly believes that any massage therapist who steps over the line to inappropriate touch should face the legal consequence,” and that “anyone who feels there may be inappropriate behavior to call the local police immediately.”
LOCAL: TEEN INVOLVED IN CARSON CITY CRASH DIES
One of the seven teenagers involved in a car accident in Carson City has died. Timothy Jones was only 16 when he passed Sunday. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Jones was the eldest of three, played baseball at Carson City High School, and was an honor student.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, officials responded to a single-vehicle accident in Carson City on Kings Canyon Road. When officials arrived at the scene, seven teenagers were found inside the Dodge Nitro, and five of the teens were not wearing seatbelts.
Police say two of the teens remain in the hospital with serious injuries.
Officials reported that the vehicle had rolled over causing two teens to be airlifted to the hospital while the remaining five were taken via ambulance. According to Gordon, two teens are still being treated for life-threatening injuries after being ejected from the vehicle. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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