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39-year-old surfer killed by shark attack in California

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Francisco Javier Solorio Jr. was killed Tuesday morning after suring near Surf Beach by a single shark bite through his torso and surfboard, reports the Santa Maria Times.

A friend of the victim had witnessed the attack, and swam to Solorio Jr. to preform CPR reported BBC news. A third surfer called 9-1-1.

The Vanderberg Air Force Base Fire Department was first to respond, and reported Solorio dead at the scene.

Vandenberg officals have reported that the beach is to be closed for 72 hours for precautionary measures, reported the Santa Maria Times.

The DNA taken from a homeless man after a phony "chewing gum survey" has linked Gary Sanford Raub to a 1976 murder, reported the Huffington Post.

Nearly three decade ago, 70-year-old Blanche Kimball was found dead in her home, after neighbors had reported her missing. Kimball had 23 stab wounds to the chest, two to the abdomen, 16 lacerations to the head, and three cuts on her hands, reported the Huffington Post.

Raub, a tenent of Kimball, was originally a suspect, but no one was ever charged with the murder. Maine detectives had continued to work on her case, commited to finding justice for Kimball, reports ABC news.

Raub, now 63 was living homeless in Seattle. His DNA from the "chewing gum survey" matched a blood splatter on Kimball's kitchen drawer. He has been charged with murder and first-degree criminal homicide.

Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland is pleased at the hard work of the dectectives. "This is the oldest cold case cracked in Maine, so there's great satisfaction here," McCausland told ABC news.



A car bomb was set off outside of an anti-Taliban office Saturday, killing at least 17 people, the Star Tribune reported.
Similar attacks have been made by the Pakastani Taliban, and the group is most likely is responsible for this attack, news sources report. The Pakastani Taliban has recently caused outrage for shooting a woman's education advocate, 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai.
CNN reports say that Yousufazai was saught out by Taliban gunman for blogging about her anti-Taliban and women's education views. Yousafzai is now recovering after doctors had removed a bullet that had been lodged in her neck.
Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain says "These Taliban have killed our innocent people in so many attacks. They are still killing our people. Instead of wasting time, we should hit them back, and we should do it as early as possible to save the precious lives of our innocent girls like Malala Yousufzai" reports the Star Tribune.

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