A friend of the duo said she believes the victim "begged" to be killed: "I don't believe there was any malice."
"There is evidence that this was a planned, premeditated act motivated by hate. We believe the victims were targeted because of their Islamic faith," Deputy Superintendent Paul Waight told reporters on Monday.
Hundreds of Iraqis took to the streets of the capital city to protest a rise in targeted killings of prominent activists and journalists.
The accident happened when the car's lead cable snapped and the cabin careened down the mountain until if fell off the line and crashed to the ground. Among those killed were Eitan Biran's parents, two great-grandparents and younger brother.
"This is every law enforcement family's worst nightmare realized. In moments like these there are absolutely no words to convey the sorrow felt in the hearts of the Benedetti family, friends and law enforcement community," the San Luis Obispo Police Department Police Officers' Association said.
"He was obviously pursuing a romantic relationship with her," Dayton, Ohio, police said.
"It is my fervent hope that the rioters whose actions directly contributed to his death are quickly identified and brought to justice," Murphy said in a statement Friday.
One victim was taken to hospital where he later died and another man is in a critical condition following the incident in a liquor store car lot.
A nanny cam recorded the heroic actions of one migrant worker who, while vacuuming, rushed to save a child amid the Beirut blast.
New research adds more weight to the theory that the asteroid caused dinosaur extinction.
Shen Yi-ming was among those killed when a military helicopter crashed close to the capital Taipei on Thursday.
The San Antonio Independent School District policing officer was killed on Saturday morning after trying to break up a fight between two men at an IHOP. He was run over by a vehicle, officials say.
William Garcia, a 22-year-old corporal who served with Sanchez in Afghanistan, has been charged with manslaughter and is due to attend a hearing in December.
"It has been established that the area in which the group of tourists were camping is not a designated camping site," Namibia's Ministry of Environment and Tourism said in a statement alongside news of the death.
The Washington Post changed its headline three times having come under fire for the obituary's wording.
More than 100 people tried to save Ettore Weber, who died during a rehearsal at an Italian circus Thursday evening.
The homemade explosives have become the leading cause of death for elephants in Sri Lanka, where hundreds of the endangered animals are killed each year.
Staff at Lion County Safari have been overcome by the sudden death of the two animals,
The guard's wife said she "never thought one of those animals would take his life" though her husband had described encounters with dangerous animals while working.
The vet denies he killed the animal.
Hussle's final "Victory Lap" will include a 25-mile procession through areas the rapper impacted the most throughout South Central Los Angeles.
The Pentagon identified three U.S. Marines killed in Afghanistan on Monday after their convoy was attacked by a Taliban militant driving a car rigged with explosives.
"I want to officially let @NipseyHussle fans & supporters know there will be NO selling of tickets to his funeral."
Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said Tehran was responsible for 17 percent of all U.S. service personnel deaths between 2003 and 2011.
The 33-year-old musician was shot dead by an unidentified gunman on Sunday.
Monica and Yongmin Zhu from California raced against the clock to retrieve some of their son Peter's genetic material after he died.