Texas hostages escaped synagogue as FBI SWAT team rushed in
An FBI official says that in the final moments of a 10-hour standoff with a gunman at a Texas synagogue, the remaining hostages and the officials trying to negotiate their release took “near simultaneous plans of action,” with the hostages escaping as an FBI tactical team moved in.
White House: Texas hostage-taker had raised no red flags
A White House spokeswoman says an armed British man who took four people hostage during a 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue that ended in his death entered the United States without raising any red flags during multiple checks against law enforcement databases.
Texas rabbi with ties to Michigan says he and three hostages escaped synagogue standoff
Congregation Beth Israel, a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, strives to be a place where people belong, according to their website. So when a stranger knocked on the door, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, originally from Lansing, let him in.
Dangerous winter weather conditions cover roads in snow and ice, cause widespread power outages
Overnight winter weather that slammed the Southeast over the weekend moved north, causing massive power outages and coating roads in a dangerous mix of snow and ice. Nikki Battiste has the latest from upstate New York.news.yahoo.com