7 things to know now: Jihadi John drone strike; pastor's wife dies; snake suicide


7 things to know now: Jihadi John drone strike; pastor's wife dies; snake suicide

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now: 

1. Drone strike on Jihadi John: American officials say a drone strike in Syria is believed to have hit a vehicle carrying the ISIS terrorist known as "Jihadi John." Several media outlets are reporting the man who oversaw the brutal executions of American and Western hostages was killed in the attack. One official said the jihadist, Mohammed Emwazi, was believed  to have been killed when the drone hit the vehicle he was riding in when he left a building in Raqqa, Syria.

2.  Secret Service employee arrested: An employee of the Secret Service was arrested after it was discovered that he sent naked photos of  himself to a person he believed was a 14-year-old girl. Lee Robert Moore, 37, was arrested on charges of solicitation of a minor. Some of the photos were sent while he was on the job, the AP reported.

3. Suicide by snake: An autopsy report says a Texas teenager who died earlier this year committed suicide by letting a cobra repeatedly bite him. According to the report, Grant Thompson, 18, had bites from the cobra on both arms that indicated he didn’t try to get pull away from the snake.

4. Senior aide fired: Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has fired his senior military aide after he said he learned about "allegations of misconduct.” No specifics were given in the firing of Army Lt. Gen. Ron Lewis.

"My wife was such a beautiful, gracious, loving woman of God. I have not only lost my ministry partner and support, but also my very best friend," Pastor Davey Blackburn wrote.

Posted by Fox News on Thursday, November 12, 2015

5. Pastor’s wife killed: Police say an Indianapolis pastor is not a suspect in the shooting death of his pregnant wife. Amanda Blackburn, 28, was found shot in the head in her home Tuesday. She was discovered by her husband, Davey Blackburn, when he returned home from a local gym. Amanda Blackburn was 12 weeks pregnant. The couple’s 1-year-old son was at home at the time of the murder. There were reports of home invasions in the area on the day Blackburn was killed.

And one more

More than 100 women have joined a negligence lawsuit against a Philadelphia drug company after birth control pills they received were packaged out of order in blister packs, potentially increasing the chance a woman could get pregnant. All but four of the 117 women involved in the lawsuit became pregnant. Ninety-four went on to give birth. The women are seeking damages for doctor’s bills and hospital costs. Some are asking for money to help pay for the  cost of raising their children.

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