domingo, 22 de agosto de 2010
HONOLULU, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Court records indicate a former Hawaii National Guardsman involved in an apparent murder-suicide was wrestling with post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Clayborne Conley appeared to develop psychiatric problems after his return from a 2005 deployment to Iraq, including nightmares, alcohol abuse and suicidal thoughts, court documents examined by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser showed.
The newspaper said Sunday that Conley had apparently not had any such issues prior to serving in Iraq. He was discharged from the military three years ago. UPI
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Sportswriter and television personality Jay Mariotti was out on bail Sunday after Los Angeles police said he was arrested on a domestic violence charge.
Mariotti, 51, spent a few hours at an LAPD station before being released Saturday on $50,000 bail, police sources told the Los Angeles Times.
The newspaper said Mariotti was picked up before dawn Saturday on suspicion of felony domestic assault following a noisy argument with his girlfriend at a Santa Monica club, which apparently continued at his apartment in nearby Venice.
The beef allegedly involved some pushing and shoving, and the woman's arm was left with bruises. UPI
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Four U.S. troops were killed Sunday in Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said.
Two died following an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, ISAF said in statements. A third died in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan, and the fourth died in an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan.
No further details about the incidents were released. An ISAF spokesman said all four troops were Americans.
Meanwhile, an Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents, including a suspected Taliban commander, in Kandahar province on Saturday, ISAF said. The commander is believed to have been "involved in ambushes, improvised explosive device attacks and the acquisition of weapons and munitions," the military said in a statement.
The suspected commander was one of four insurgents detained. The security force then moved to another compound, where three suspected insurgents were detained for further questioning. A hand grenade was found at the scene, ISAF said.
And two Afghan female civilians, one of them a child, were killed when insurgents attacked an Afghan and coalition patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Saturday, the military said. Insurgents attacked the patrol with rocket-propelled grenades and weapon-mounted grenade launchers, according to ISAF. The patrol responded with small arms and mortar fire. CNN