Boy, 3, executed in alleged mob hit: http://rtvote.com/1loaari
A 3-year-old boy was shot along with his grandfather and another person in an apparent Mafia hit. The grandfather, Giuseppe Innaicelli, was believed to be the intended target. One of the most powerful Mafia syndicates in the world – ‘Ndrangheta – is believed to be responsible for the crime. The killing shocked Italy and even drew the attention of the Pope, who asked people Sunday to pray for the boy (known as Coco) and call on the members responsible to ask forgiveness.
Democratic Representative Henry Waxman to retire at end of term: http://rtvote.com/1eiWR69
Representative Henry Waxman of California announced today that he will not seek reelection for a 21st Congressional term this election year. He is now one of the 7 House Democrats who have announced their refusal to run for reelection; 10 Republican House members have also announced their retirement. Although Waxman has vehemently chastised Tea Party Republicans in Congress, he has denied this as the reason for his departure. “After 40 years in Congress, it’s time for someone else to have the chance to make his or her mark…” Waxman said.
Verdict due in third murder trial of Amanda Knox: http://rtvote.com/1hRPcM7
A verdict is due in the ongoing trial of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. The two were charged in the gruesome 2007 murder of student Meredith Kercher. Knox and Sollecito have been to court twice and were found guilty in one trial and innocent in the other. The Italian Supreme Court revoked the ‘innocent’ ruling, saying that key evidence had been left out of the trial. Prosecutors want Knox and Sollecito to serve 26 years in prison.
Doctors try to wake Schumacher from coma: http://rtvote.com/1n1mR6R
Michael Schumacher, the German former Formula One champion, has been in a coma since December 29th, when he sustained serious head injuries at a ski resort in France. His condition has stabilized enough that doctors are trying to wake him out of his induced coma. The family has requested privacy throughout his ordeal, but Schumacher’s manager has spoken out to clear media leaks.
Boy who saved 6 declared honorary firefighter at funeral: http://rtvote.com/Lt29RZ
Tyler Doohan, the 8-year-old boy who saved six of his family members in a house fire before perishing, was buried yesterday. To honor his bravery, Penfield Fire Chief Chris Ebemeyer presented a fire helmet at the funeral and made Tyler an honorary firefighter. People from all over the country came to Fariport, New York to be at Tyler’s funeral to honor his heroism.
Oscar nomination for Best Original Song revoked: http://rtvote.com/1batGxU
Full House cast sings a lullaby to Jimmy Fallon: http://rtvote.com/1aKtMl3
Did Jerry Seinfeld kind of confirm a Seinfeld reunion? http://rtvote.com/1a467vr
Justin Bieber’s horrendous 2014 start: http://rtvote.com/1hSakBN