Friday News Flashback: A look at the week’s top headlines

In case you had your head buried in the books all week, here’s a look at what made headlines across the globe.

Monday, Sept. 11

The nation paused to remember those who lost their lives five years ago in the 2001 terrorists attacks. President George W. Bush marked the occasion by laying a wreath at Ground Zero in New York and capped off the day with a primetime speech reinforcing his plan for the war on terror.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

John Mark Karr, the man who confessed to killing Jon Benet Ramsey but was later cleared was extradited to California to face child pornography charges.The images were found back in 2001.Karr pleaded not guilty and was jailed for six months. He left the country before his trial.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

One student was killed at a Montreal college when a young man in a black trench coat started shooting. The 25-year-old, armed with a rapid-fire rifle, opened fire on a group of students in the school cafeteria. Nineteen students were injured before police were able to shoot and kill the gunman. So far, they have not been able to come up with a motive for the shooting.

Thursday, Sept. 14

The judge in the hazing trial of five members of the Florida A&M University chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. decided not to dismiss charges against the group. Defense lawyers in the case filed motions to dismiss the case on Monday, citing, among other thing, a “lack of serious bodily injury to Marcus Jones’ buttocks.” The trial is scheduled to resume Sept. 25.

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