24 y-o WHITE TEXAS BOMBER: Suspected Austin Bomber Dead In Confrontation With Police... Police said that the suspect died after setting off an explosive device in his car.

By Andy Campbell and Willa Frej
AUSTIN, Texas ― The man suspected of setting off a series of homemade bombs in the Austin area this month, killing two people and terrorizing the city, died early Wednesday in a confrontation with police, authorities said.
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said that officers had been pursuing the suspect when he detonated an explosive device in his car, killing himself and injuring one officer. Manley said that an officer also shot at the vehicle. 
Officers located the man’s car at a hotel and called a technical team in for backup. But the suspect left the hotel before the team arrived, at which point officers proceeded to follow the suspect. He then pulled over and detonated the explosive device.
Authorities did not name the suspect but they identified him as a 24-year-old white male. Officials were able to track the suspect down thanks to video footage and witness testimony, Manley said. But police still don’t have any understanding of the man’s motive. They also don’t know whether he was on his way to deliver the bomb that eventually exploded in his car. more

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‘Black Panther’ Hits $1 Billion Mark In Worldwide Box Office Numbers The superhero film challenges the Hollywood myth that movies with predominantly black casts “don’t travel.” By Doha Madani

Black Panther Grossed Over $1.0 Billion Worldwide
“Black Panther” has surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, challenging industry norms about films with black casts. 
The Marvel blockbuster passed the major benchmark on Friday, Forbes reports.
The film is now the United States’ ninth domestically highest-grossing film of all time, and had the second-largest four-day domestic opening weekend. “Black Panther” brought in $242 million in the U.S. over Presidents Day weekend, behind the $288 million “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” made when it opened in 2015. 
The international success of “Black Panther” has challenged the myth that films with predominantly black casts don’t sell ― and it helps unravel “unwritten Hollywood rules,” Jeff Bock, a senior analyst at entertainment research firm Exhibitor Relations, told The New York Times. more

4 KILLED IN MOBAY CRASHES OVER WEEKEND: Lilliput turns to blood. Four road deaths of residents drive anxiety into St James community

The mangled remains of the motor
 car involved in the ill-fated crash 
BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com  Sunday, March 11, 2018

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Following the death of two residents of the St James community of Lilliput just outside of this city, the people of the area have been thrown into a state of bloody confusion.
Two residents died in a four-vehicle collision along a section of the North Coast Highway on Thursday. Yesterday morning, it was more blood, sweat and tears with the demise of two more — smashed up badly in another motor vehicle collision near the roundabout of Donald Sangster International Airport.
A policeman works at the scene
of death in Montego Bay. 
Two other community members, one of whom was the driver of the vehicle involved in yesterday's accident, were struggling to stay alive in the nearby Cornwall Regional Hospital up to late yesterday evening.
Those dead yesterday, according to the police, are 35-year-old hotel worker Sheldon Hylton and Odane Smith, both of Bamboo Drive in Lilliput.
“Lilliput under crosses,” one resident of the St James East Central community being represented in the Jamaican Parliament by Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett, stated. more

KINGSTON PHONE TIEF: Alleged phone thief battered by mob in Half-Way-Tree

Three security guards do their best
 to restrain the alleged phone thief. 
The alleged thief is subdued. 
Sunday, March 11, 2018

A woman was robbed by a man in the Springs Plaza, St Andrew, yesterday, but before the alleged thief could reach safety, he was held by a security guard, following frantic shouts of “Thief, thief mi want mi phone” by the victim of the robbery.
While the guard held onto the man, a growing crowd was by this time calling for him to be killed. Within minutes, the crowd had grown too large for the security guard. They rained blows all over the body of the alleged thief. Other security personnel joined in the rescue of the man, but they were outnumbered by the angry mob, which included a security guard (from another company) who kicked the bleeding, alleged “phone grabber” in his groin, pulled a knife from his waist, and seemed intent on cutting the already wounded man. That security officer was eventually pulled way by members of the crowd, who were begging for “mercy”. more

Donald Trump Will Meet With Kim Jong Un By May, South Korea Says Kim reportedly has expressed his “eagerness to meet” with Trump as soon as possible.

By Nick Visser 3/8/18
President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May in an effort to persuade the regime to abandon its nuclear weapon program, South Korean officials said Thursday.
Kim Jong Un & President Trump
Chung Eui-Yong, South Korea’s national security adviser, told reporters gathered outside the White House that Kim expressed his “eagerness to meet” with Trump “as soon as possible” during a visit between the two countries earlier this week.
South Korean officials have been in Washington this week to meet with the Trump administration and reportedly hand-delivered a letter from Kim to the White House.
Trump briefly told the White House press corps earlier Thursday that South Korea would make a “major statement” about North Korea. He later told ABC’s Jonathan Karl that, “hopefully, you will give me credit” for the announcement.  more

MINISTER Marion Hall (formerly Lady Saw) ministers on crime in Jamaica

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com  Tuesday, March 06, 2018

MINISTER Marion Hall (formerly Lady Saw) believes the Church and politicians could play a more integral role in stemming crime in Jamaica.
Marion Hall aka Lady Saw
According to the former dancehall artiste, the Church is too quiet, while politicians are always at odds with each other.
“The Church must do more! Where are they? Weh the bloodwash Christians dem deh? Mi nah hear dem. The Church look like dem 'fraid to go into the ghettos and minister to the bwoy dem. Wi haffi get into the communities and knock pon every door,” said Hall.
Since the start of the year, close to 300 people have been murdered in Jamaica. Last year, the Jamaica Constabulary Force recorded 1,616 homicides, an increase of 24 per cent over the previous year. According to a World Bank report, Jamaica is the fourth murderous country in the world.
“Wi haffi ask God to intercede. Wi need to surrender our country to God; like the song says: I Surrender All,” she told the Jamaica Observer.
St James and Jamaica's tourist capital, Montego Bay, have been under a state of public emergency since January 18 to curb crime in that parish. Last year, 335 murders were recorded there, twice the number of any other parish. more


The National Insurance Fund (NIF) board has called in the Financial Investigations Division (FID) and the police after uncovering what is believed to be a multimillion-dollar fraud involving the purchase and sale of stocks by some managers at the State agency.
According to a law enforcement source, the money amounts to at least $600 million. But a source with knowledge of the development yesterday told the Jamaica Observer that what has so far been discovered “is the tip of the iceberg”.
“It is unbelievable what is happening. We've never seen anything like this before,” said the source who requested anonymity and who confirmed that the matter has been turned over to the FID and the police.
According to the source, the board was livid when it became aware that the managers, using NIF money, bought $500 million worth of shares in a prominent local company without first taking the matter to the investment committee, the board, and the Ministry of Finance for approval.. more