Stories tagged: General news
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017, 7:22 P.M.
Budapest mourns as 16 die in fiery bus crash on Italian road
A bus carrying Hungarian students home from a school ski trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and burst into flames, killing at least 16 people, …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 8:36 A.M.
Gambia president-elect set for inauguration in Senegal
Gambia’s president-elect was set to be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal on Thursday, while an official close to longtime leader Yahya Jammeh said loyalists would …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 9:40 P.M.
46 ‘severely injured’ people remain at Nigeria accidental bombing scene
At least 46 severely injured people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria’s military says it mistakenly bombed, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Wednesday, raising the possibility …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 4:06 P.M.
Three Florida utility workers die in manhole; firefighter critical
Three men have died in a manhole in Key Largo, Florida, overcome by poisonous fumes underground.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 5 P.M.
60-year-old gorilla, first to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio
The world’s first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 8:25 P.M.
Police: Fugitive wanted in Orlando officer’s fatal shooting captured
Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police sergeant has been captured.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 11:29 P.M.
On $100 gold coin, for first time, Lady Liberty is black
On one side of the new $100 gold coin from the U.S. Mint is the image of an eagle in flight, “with eyes toward opportunity and a determination to attain …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 5:59 P.M.
Aid groups: Only four survivors from migrant shipwreck off Libya
A migrant ship carrying around 100 people capsized in the frigid waters off Libya on Saturday and only four survivors had been rescued after hours of searching, aid groups said.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 5:43 P.M.
Bones of Mengele, ‘Angel of Death,’ teaching tool in Brazil
For more than 30 years, the bones of Josef Mengele, a German doctor who conducted horrific experiments on thousands of Jews at Auschwitz, lay unclaimed inside a blue plastic bag …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 5:40 P.M.
Woman stolen at birth learns true identity; ‘Momma’ charged
Stolen from a hospital just hours after she was born, an 18-year-old woman finally learned her true identity and was reunited Friday with her birth family, by video chat. The …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 10:30 A.M.
Feds release scathing report on Chicago police abuse
Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of residents for years, permitting racial bias against blacks, using excessive force and shooting people who did not pose immediate threats, the Justice …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 11:03 P.M.
Tom Vilsack leaving USDA a week early, no replacement named
Secretary Tom Vilsack is leaving the Agriculture Department a week before his tenure ends and President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Trump has not chosen Vilsack’s replacement. Vilsack told employees in …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 8:30 A.M.
Powder falls from plane vent, triggers emergency response
Officials say a while powder fell from an air vent of an Alaska Airlines plane and triggered a hazardous material response when the flight landed in San Jose, California.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 8:26 A.M.
Lord Snowdon, ex-husband of Princess Margaret, dies at 86
Lord Snowdon, the society photographer and filmmaker who married Britain’s Princess Margaret and continued to mix in royal circles even after their divorce, has died. He was 86. Buckingham Palace …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 8:03 A.M.
4 injured, 6 children missing after house fire in Baltimore
A woman and three children are injured and six more children in the family remain unaccounted for after an early morning house fire in northeast Baltimore, a fire official said …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 7:57 A.M.
Oregon finds $1 million winning lottery ticket while cleaning office
An Oregon Lottery winner has claimed his $1 million prize after cleaning out his office and discovering the winning ticket he purchased a year ago.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 7:39 A.M.
Expect Interstate 90 delays Thursday near Snoqualmie Pass, says DOT
Motorists should expect delays on Interstate 90 during two different periods Thursday in the Snoqualmie Pass area.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 7:50 A.M.
They’re ‘Hoosiers’: Government will dump ‘Indianan’ reference
People from Indiana will soon be referred to as Hoosiers in government documents, in part thanks to the state’s new junior senator, Todd Young.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 5:14 P.M.
Texas carries out first U.S. execution of 2017
Texas on Wednesday put to death an inmate convicted of killing two men over a drug deal, the first U.S. execution of 2017.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 12:20 P.M.
Judge formally sentences Dylann Roof to death
CHARLESTON, S.C. – A judge has formally sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black worshippers in a racist massacre at a Charleston church. U.S. Judge Richard Gergel handed …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 7:11 P.M.
Where’s Rufus? Search is on for special teddy bear lost during airport shooting
In the middle of a violent frenzy Friday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, after a gunman opened fire at a baggage claim terminal, Canadian traveler Kim Lariviere left behind …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 4:58 P.M.
Snow pounds parts of East Coast, spares several big cities
Snow and sleet pounded a large swath of the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, coating roads with ice and causing hundreds of crashes. Thousands of people lost power and forecasters …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 4:06 P.M.
Accused Florida airport gunman charged; U.S. seeks death penalty
The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida was charged Saturday and could face the death penalty if …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 7:29 A.M.
Search resumes for plane carrying 6 that vanished in Ohio
Cleveland officials say the search for a plane carrying six people that disappeared last week over Lake Erie has resumed.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 12:14 A.M.
At least 6,878 civilians killed in Iraq violence in 2016, U.N. says
The United Nations says violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 civilian Iraqis last year.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 7:13 P.M.
IS effort to erase Iraqi history devastates archaeological sites
The giant winged bulls that once stood sentry at the nearly 3,000-year-old palace at Nimrud have been hacked to pieces. The fantastical human-headed creatures were believed to guard the king …
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 5:56 P.M.
Boko Haram leader says violent campaign continues
Boko Haram’s leader has declared in a new video that he is alive, denying Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 4:23 P.M.
Texas judge halts federal transgender health protections
A federal judge in Texas on Saturday ordered a halt to another Obama administration effort to strengthen transgender rights, this time over health rules that social conservatives say could force …
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 3:42 P.M.
Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence
Hundreds of people carried crosses Saturday for each person slain in Chicago this year during a quiet march along Michigan Avenue.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 1:59 P.M.
Dutch fertility clinic warns couples of possible sperm mix-up
Unable to make babies on their own, more than two dozen couples went to a top-flight fertility clinic in the Netherlands for help. But the clinic has announced it may …