OLYMPICS APPROACHING: Russia Beefs Up Security After Bombings Ki - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

OLYMPICS APPROACHING: Russia Beefs Up Security After Bombings Kill 31

Posted: Updated:

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian authorities are ordering an increase in security at train stations and other facilities around the country.
    
The move comes after a suicide bomber killed 14 people today in an attack on a bus in the southern city of Volgograd. It was the second deadly attack in two days in the city that's just 400 miles from the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
    
Yesterday, 17 people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a railway station. Russian authorities say they believe the same group carried out both attacks.
    
The heightened security comes as Russians prepare to celebrate the New Year, the nation's main holiday. In Russia's second largest city, St. Petersburg, the local governor canceled a New Year's fireworks show.
    
Volgograd, which is northeast of the Olympic city of Sochi, serves as a key transport hub for southern Russia. There are a number of bus routes linking it to Russia's North Caucasus, where insurgents have been seeking an Islamic state.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • National NewsMore>>

  • Police: Husband claims wife gave child hydrochloric acid as 'autism cure'

    Police: Husband claims wife gave child hydrochloric acid as 'autism cure'

    Saturday, February 17 2018 11:18 PM EST2018-02-18 04:18:44 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indianapolis police say a mother is accused of feeding her child a toxic homemade concoction in an attempt to "cure" the child's autism. FOX 59 reports that the woman's husband claims his wife put drops of hydrochloric acid and a water purifying solution containing chlorine into their child's beverage. The woman reportedly referred to the mixture as a "miracle mineral solution" and said she found the recipe on a Facebook group page.

    More >>

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indianapolis police say a mother is accused of feeding her child a toxic homemade concoction in an attempt to "cure" the child's autism. FOX 59 reports that the woman's husband claims his wife put drops of hydrochloric acid and a water purifying solution containing chlorine into their child's beverage. The woman reportedly referred to the mixture as a "miracle mineral solution" and said she found the recipe on a Facebook group page.

    More >>
  • CDC says 84 children have died this flu season

    CDC says 84 children have died this flu season

    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:54 PM EST2018-02-18 03:54:21 GMT
    CDC says 84 children have died this flu seasonCDC says 84 children have died this flu season
    As of Friday, the CDC reports that 84 children in the U.S. have died from in the flu this season. In a news conference Thursday, the CDC said that of those who died, three-fourths of them did not receive the flu vaccine.  Health officials said that roughly one in every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu.  The flu is currently widespread across 47 states except for Oregon, which is reporting local flu activity.&nb...More >>
    As of Friday, the CDC reports that 84 children in the U.S. have died from in the flu this season. In a news conference Thursday, the CDC said that of those who died, three-fourths of them did not receive the flu vaccine.  Health officials said that roughly one in every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu.  The flu is currently widespread across 47 states except for Oregon, which is reporting local flu activity.&nb...More >>
  • Deputies: Florida woman ‘just out of rehab' had open 12-pack of beer, child in car

    Deputies: Florida woman ‘just out of rehab' had open 12-pack of beer, child in car

    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:27 PM EST2018-02-18 01:27:10 GMT

     WELLINGTON, Fla. - A Florida woman was arrested Thursday after deputies said she drove intoxicated with a child sitting above an open case of beer tucked in the back seat. The Palm Beach Post reports that a deputy pulled over 30-year-old Stephanie Roque of Miami about 11 a.m. after she made a complete stop in her SUV in the center of a lane. The deputy said that Roque’s drivers license was suspended, and noticed she had a strong smell of alcohol coming from her car.

    More >>

     WELLINGTON, Fla. - A Florida woman was arrested Thursday after deputies said she drove intoxicated with a child sitting above an open case of beer tucked in the back seat. The Palm Beach Post reports that a deputy pulled over 30-year-old Stephanie Roque of Miami about 11 a.m. after she made a complete stop in her SUV in the center of a lane. The deputy said that Roque’s drivers license was suspended, and noticed she had a strong smell of alcohol coming from her car.

    More >>
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Florida suspect's red flags weren't enough to stop gun buy

    Florida suspect's red flags weren't enough to stop gun buy

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:52 PM EST2018-02-18 17:52:16 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - All the danger signs around the suspect in the Florida school shooting were not enough for relatives, authorities or his school to request a judicial order that might have barred him from possessing guns.    Just five states have laws that allow family members, guardians or police to ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from people who show warning signs of violence. 

    More >>

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - All the danger signs around the suspect in the Florida school shooting were not enough for relatives, authorities or his school to request a judicial order that might have barred him from possessing guns.    Just five states have laws that allow family members, guardians or police to ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from people who show warning signs of violence. 

    More >>
  • Man walking in NYC hit by fallen piece of fire escape dies

    Man walking in NYC hit by fallen piece of fire escape dies

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:27 PM EST2018-02-18 17:27:03 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A man hit by a piece of fire escape that had fallen from a New York City building has died.    Police say 58-year-old Richard Marchhart died Saturday from a skull fracture he sustained when he was hit by the debris Friday.    Police say the Garden City man was walking on Broadway in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood when a piece of the building's metal fire escape hit him.

    More >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - A man hit by a piece of fire escape that had fallen from a New York City building has died.    Police say 58-year-old Richard Marchhart died Saturday from a skull fracture he sustained when he was hit by the debris Friday.    Police say the Garden City man was walking on Broadway in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood when a piece of the building's metal fire escape hit him.

    More >>
  • Second Bonners Ferry teen found safe in North Dakota

    Second Bonners Ferry teen found safe in North Dakota

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:10 AM EST2018-02-18 16:10:32 GMT

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - UPDATE: The Boundary County Sheriff's Office confirmed Saturday afternoon that Alisa Hannaman has been found and is safe. The sheriff's office says the other girl, 13-year-old Kaia Kramer is still missing as of Saturday afternoon. 

    More >>

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - UPDATE: The Boundary County Sheriff's Office confirmed Saturday afternoon that Alisa Hannaman has been found and is safe. The sheriff's office says the other girl, 13-year-old Kaia Kramer is still missing as of Saturday afternoon. 

    More >>