Stories tagged: General news
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Haifa fire overcome but others rage elsewhere in Israel
Israeli firefighters on Friday reined in a blaze that had spread across the country’s third-largest city of Haifa and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, but …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 10:02 a.m.
Iran state TV: Death toll in train collision increases to 43
A train collision in northern Iran killed at least 43 people and injured 100 on Friday, Iran’s state TV reported.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:57 a.m.
Chicago police fatally shoot 2 people in unrelated incidents
A Chicago police officer shot and killed a gunman who had killed one person and injured another early Friday, in the second fatal shooting involving the city’s police in just …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:34 a.m.
Man killed, brother wounded in shooting at mall parking lot
Authorities say a man has been fatally shot and his brother was wounded in the parking lot of a mall in New Jersey.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
Strong earthquake shakes remote far-western China
A strong earthquake shook a remote area of far-western China on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Knife-wielding attacker injures 7 children in China
A knife-wielding assailant injured seven students outside a primary school in northern China on Friday, the latest in a series of knife attacks on schoolchildren.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Idaho to request $11 million for parolee mental health services
Idaho health officials plan to ask lawmakers for about $11 million annually to provide mental health and drug abuse services to the state’s parole offenders who are at the highest …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Nooksack Tribe says it’s booted 289 people off rolls
After a years-long fight, the Nooksack Tribe in northwestern Washington state says it has booted 289 people off its membership rolls – but a lawyer for those who were purportedly …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
5 states struggle with surging numbers of foster children
The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
Archeologists think they found Pilgrims’ original settlement
Archeologists have pinpointed what they think is the exact spot where the Pilgrims lived in the years after landing in the New World.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:04 p.m.
Cambodian court upholds life terms for two Khmer Rouge leaders
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A top Cambodian court on Wednesday upheld the life sentences for the two most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge regime, which is responsible for …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 7:35 p.m.
Father of injured pipeline protester says she may lose arm
A New York woman seriously hurt protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline faces multiple surgeries and could lose an arm, her father said Tuesday, and protesters and law enforcement gave …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
Detroit police: Wayne State University officer shot
A spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department said an officer from a university in the city has been shot.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
Couples file appeal over North Carolina gay-marriage law
Three couples have asked an appeals court to revive their challenge to a North Carolina law allowing magistrates with religious objections to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Otto gains hurricane status in the Caribbean
Forecasters say Otto has gained hurricane status in the Carribbean as it edges closer to parts of Central America.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Doctor who hid $3.6 million to evade taxes loses medical license
State officials have permanently revoked the medical license of a New Jersey doctor who recently admitted concealing more than $3.6 million to evade taxes and pay kickbacks for referrals.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1 p.m.
Most expensive destroyer in Navy history breaks down
The most expensive destroyer ever built for the Navy has suffered an engineering problem in the Panama Canal and had to be towed to port.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Benton County sheriff’s deputies stop shaving to help families in need
Scruffy, unshaven deputies are patrolling Benton County and raising funds for people in need during Christmas.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
Late-season storm Otto becomes hurricane; 3 dead in Panama
Late-season storm Otto strengthened into a hurricane Tuesday as civil defense officials reported three deaths in Panama amid heavy rain and Costa Rica ordered the evacuation of 4,000 people from …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 9:46 a.m.
Zika birth defect may only become clear months after birth
Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by a Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
Iraqi forces move to retake another Mosul neighborhood
Iraqi troops moved on Tuesday to retake another neighborhood in the eastern sector of the northern city of Mosul but were facing stiff resistance from Islamic State militants, according to …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 7 a.m.
Police: Package bomb targeted man in Philadelphia apartment
A package bomb exploded in a downtown apartment early Tuesday after a man who apparently thought the manila envelope contained an inhaler opened it, police said. The victim was hospitalized …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:17 p.m.
Arrest made in killing of Texas detective
A manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a veteran Texas police detective ended Monday with an arrest in the killing that was one of several weekend attacks …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Strong earthquake strikes off New Zealand; no reports of damage
A strong earthquake rattled parts of New Zealand on Tuesday but there were no reports of damage or injuries.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Washington, D.C., restaurant apologizes for hosting white nationalist group
A popular Italian restaurant in Washington has issued an apology, saying it unintentionally hosted a white nationalist group and the diners performed a Nazi salute while eating there.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Turkey calls on US, allies to reconsider Syria no-fly zone
Turkey called on the United States and other nations Monday to rethink its proposal for a no-fly zone in northern Syria as the U.N. expressed deep concerns over the bombing …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Offshore earthquake causes tsunamis, nuclear worries in Japan
Japan’s Fukushima region was bracing for another tsunami Tuesday morning, after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the area that was devastated by an enormous earthquake and tsunami more than 5 1/2 …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Montana commission approves bighorn sheep transfer
A group of 30 to 45 bighorn sheep will be transferred as scientists pursue research into deadly pneumonia outbreaks among Montana herds.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Willie Rogers, Tuskegee Airman, dies at 101 in Florida
Willie Rogers, the oldest surviving member of the original Tuskegee Airmen, has died at the age of 101.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Authorities: 4 children dead, mom hurt in Indiana house fire
An early morning house fire in central Indiana killed four young sisters and sent their mother and two would-be rescuers to the hospital, authorities said Monday.