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Police confirm two deaths, three injuries in London stabbing incident

(Reuters) – Two members of the public were killed and three injured in Friday’s stabbing rampage by a lone knifeman near London Bridge, police confirmed.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to inform you that as well as the suspect, who was shot dead by police, two of those injured in this attack … have tragically lost their lives,” London police chief Cressida Dick told reporters.

No indication of terrorism in Hague knife attack: national broadcaster NOS

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch national broadcaster NOS said a knife attack in the Hague on Friday did not appear to be a terrorist attack.

“At this moment there is no indication of a terrorist motive,” NOS said, citing “varied sources”.

Dutch police said three people had been wounded in the stabbing on a shopping street in The Hague.

London Bridge attacker 'had links to terror groups and was known to police'

The knifeman who killed two people at London Bridge this afternoon was known to police, a security source has said.

He is also believed to have had connections to terror groups and was allegedly a former prisoner.

More to follow.

Several people wounded in stabbing on shopping street in The Hague

  • Three people were wounded in a stabbing on a shopping street in The Hague on Friday, Dutch police said.
  • Police launched a manhunt after the attack, which took place on a busy shopping street near the city's historic centre. The area was cordoned off and dozens of police and ambulances were on the scene.
  • Police said they were seeking a man aged 45-50 in connection with the incident, and described him using a Dutch term often applied to people of North African descent.

Three people were wounded in a stabbing on a shopping street in The Hague on Friday, Dutch police said.

National broadcaster NOS said the attack could not immediately be attributed to terrorism.

Police launched a manhunt after the attack, which took place on a busy shopping street near the city's historic center. The area was cordoned off and dozens of police and ambulances were on the scene.

"We have an extensive investigation into the stabbing incident on the Grote Marktstraat," police said in a statement.

Police could not be reached directly for further comment.

National broadcaster NOS, quoting "varied sources" said: "At this moment there is no indication of a terrorist motive."

Police said they were seeking a man aged 45-50 in connection with the incident, and described him using a Dutch term often applied to people of North African descent.

The man was wearing a shawl, a black jacket and a grey tracksuit, they said.

Police chief says Oklahoma Starbucks served cup labeled ‘PIG’ to an on-duty officer

An Oklahoma police chief says an on-duty officer who picked up an order at a local Starbucks found the word “pig” on the drinks’ labels instead of the officer’s name. 

Johnny O’Mara, the police chief in Kiefer, Oklahoma, shared an image of the cup in a Facebook post Thursday, explaining the officer had bought coffee for the town’s 911 dispatchers “as a thank you for all they do.”

“This is what he gets for being nice,” O’Mara wrote in the post.

“It’s another tiny pinprick into the heart of men and women who are asking themselves more often: ‘Why am I doing this?'” he continued.

He added the coffee shop offered to replace the coffee with a proper label, an offer he denied.

A Starbucks representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment from USA TODAY, but Jory Mendes, a Starbucks spokesman, confirmed to KOKH-TV in Oklahoma City and KTUL-TV in Tulsa that Starbucks has apologized and suspended a barista pending an investigation.

“What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” O’Mara wrote.

Kiefer, Oklahoma’s population was 1,973 as of 2017, according to the United States Census Bureau.

Representatives from the Kiefer Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from USA TODAY.

Holiday giving season continues with launch of Business Cares Food Drive in London

The 20th annual Business Cares Food Drive launched Friday morning with a kick-off event at Western University.

Organizers say they’re looking to surpass last year’s collection total of 443,000 pounds of food.

The drive collects donations for the London and Area Food Bank, which officials say provides emergency food items for 3,352 families each month.

BET Founder Bob Johnson: 2020 Presidential Election Is Trump’s To Lose

Media mogul and entrepreneur Bob Johnson, the founder of BET, says the 2020 US presidential election is President Donald Trump’s to lose.

Although some current polls show Trump struggling against certain challengers, Johnson told CNBC the president’s “disruptive force” would ultimately turn the tide.

“I think the president has always been in a position where it’s his to lose based on his bringing a sort of disruptive force into what would be called political norms,” said Johnson.

Johnson claims to be a long-time Democrat, but has praised Trump in the past for his positive impact on the economy. He hedged, however, on committing to a vote for the incumbent.

“It means that I’m going to speak my mind, speak in an independent way based on the facts and not try to get caught up in the politics,” he said.

Rocket Report: ‘Exceptional’ faceoff specialist Jadon Joseph joins roster

The Kelowna Rockets debuted their newest face and faceoff specialist against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Tuesday night.

“I just wanted to treat it like a regular game,” new Rocket acquisition Jadon Joseph told Global News.

In being traded to Kelowna, the veteran forward traded in his traditional No. 23 for No. 18.

At Prospera Place on Tuesday night, he skated into the faceoff circle 20 times.