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Man Accused of Killing His Girlfriend and then Stabbing Parents During a Party

Authorities in Massachusetts have filed murder and attempted murder charges against a man who they say killed his 20-year-old girlfriend before going to a family party. When he arrived at the party, he allegedly stabbed both of his parents.

A prosecution source confirms to PEOPLE Benjamin Walsh remains in custody as the sole suspect in the murder of Olivia Bergstrom.

Bergstrom’s body was found in Walsh’s apartment in Needham on Saturday evening. She had been stabbed to death, the prosecution source tells PEOPLE.

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Millis Police arrested the 24-year-old Walsh Saturday night after he allegedly stabbed both of his parents during a family gathering at the Primavera restaurant.

His parents are expected to recover from the attack.

The prosecution source tells PEOPLE relatives subdued Walsh after he allegedly attacked his parents.

They tied him up until police arrived. There is no known motive at this time.

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According to the prosecution source, Walsh had never been in legal trouble before.

Detectives have recovered a knife they say was used in both crimes.

Walsh has yet to enter a plea to the charges and it is unclear whether he has obtained an attorney. He is being held without bond.

A Turkish Helicopter Has Been Shot Down On The Syria–Turkey Border, Killing At Least 2

A Syrian man raises a framed picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan next to a caption reading in Arabic and Turkish “a man worthy of raising a hat for”, during a demonstration in the rebel-held town of Azaz in northern Syria.

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At least two Turkish troops were killed on Saturday as a military helicopter was shot down in the mountainous border region between Turkey and Syria, prompting the country's president to promise that those responsible will pay a “heavy price”.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a TV address: “One of our helicopters was downed just recently.

“These things will happen; we are in a war. … We might lose a helicopter, but they’ll pay the price for this.”

Turkey's state news agency, Anadolu, originally said the attack happened in Turkey's southern Hatay province, which borders Afrin to the west, a region that's become the focus of Turkey's latest military excursion into Syria.

But the agency later tweeted that the helicopter was downed in Syria itself, citing the Turkish prime minister, Binali Yildirim. The PM also confirmed the aircraft was a two-seater T-129 attack and reconnaissance helicopter.

Kurdish news sources said the the helicopter was shot down in Afrin's Rajo district.

A video uploaded to a YouTube channel affiliated with a Kurdish militia, YPG (or the People's Protection Unit), claimed to show the helicopter being shot down in a village called Qadi.


The attack came just hours after Israel said one of its military jets was shot down in Syria. Turkish forces have been leading a counteroffensive against Kurdish militias since late January.

Turkish forces claim that hundreds of Kurdish militia fighters have been “neutralized” in a series of military sorties, while militias such as the the YPG had before Saturday claimed more than a dozen Turkish casualties.

At least 17 Turkish military personnel have been killed in the three-week offensive to clear Afrin of the Kurdish YPG militia. The downing of the helicopter and Erdogan's strong words afterward suggest no quick or easy end to the operation, which has complicated US efforts to fight ISIS in northeast Syria as well as efforts to end a conflict which has already left half a million Syrians dead and displaced half the country's 24 million people.

Earlier on Saturday, an Israeli jet was shot down by anti-aircraft fire in Syria, after Israel began new raids following the interception of an Iranian drone.

LINK: The War In Syria Has Gotten More Unstable As Turkey Fights US Allies For Control

Here’s Ajit Pai’s “proof” that killing net neutrality created more broadband

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks to the media after the vote to repeal net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong )

Ajit Pai had a dilemma when overseeing the creation of the Federal Communications Commission’s new Broadband Deployment Report.

Anyone who is familiar with the FCC chairman’s rhetoric over the past few years could make two safe predictions about this report. The report would conclude that broadband deployment in the US is going just fine and that the repeal of net neutrality rules is largely responsible for any new broadband deployment.

But the FCC’s actual data—based on the extensive Form 477 data submissions Internet service providers must make on a regular basis—only covers broadband deployments through December 2016. Pai wasn’t elevated from commissioner to chairman until January 2017, and he didn’t lead the vote to repeal the net neutrality rules until December 2017. And, technically, those rules are still on the books because the repeal won’t take effect for at least another two months.

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