In 1783, Louis-Sbastian Lenormand climbed to the top of an observatory tower in Montpellier, France, leaned over the edge, and jumped. An astonished crowd watched as he fell to the ground with the aid of a new contraption called the parachute and landed unhurt.
Tennessee authorities have a man in custody in connection with the killings of six people in Tennessee and Alabama, Kristin Helm of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation told CNN on Saturday. Sheriff Murray Blackwelder, who held an afternoon news conference, called the slayings “one of the worst crimes Lincoln County has ever seen.” He didn’t describe how the people died. The suspect, Jacob Lee Shafer, has been questioned by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and is to be charged in that state with murder in the deaths of five people in Tennessee and one person in Alabama, Helm said.
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Three of five Americans contractors detained in Baghdad have been ordered released by an Iraqi judge, because of insufficient evidence, a court spokesman said Thursday. The other two other contractors remain in custody, according to Judge Abdul Sattar al-Beeraqdar, a spokesman for Iraq’s Higher Judicial Council.