Stories tagged: General news
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
More than 100 injured in fire at Philippines factory complex
More than 100 workers, including three Japanese, were injured and at least three were missing in a fire that hit a huge factory south of Manila and sent thousands of …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Parole recommended for follower of Charles Manson
A parole panel on Wednesday recommended the release of a former follower of cult leader Charles Manson after California governors blocked four previous parole recommendations.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Iran refuses to confirm conducting missile test
Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday refused to confirm whether his country recently conducted a missile test, saying the Iranian missile program is not part of a 2015 nuclear deal with …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Washington University dean of students facing porn charge
A dean of students at Washington University in St. Louis has been indicted on federal child pornography charge, the U.S. attorney’s office in St. Louis said Monday.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 8 a.m.
Fashion police: Departments ease rules on tattoos, turbans, beards
Police departments, compelled by a hiring crisis and eager for a more diverse applicant pool, are relaxing traditional grooming standards and getting away from rules that used to require a …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 11:56 p.m.
Navy diver who salvaged bodies from Pearl Harbor dies at 103
Ken Hartle, who as a Navy diver during World War II had the grim task of retrieving bodies from ships sunk by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, has died. He …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
18 dead from tornadoes, other storms in Southeast
A severe storm system that spun off apparent tornadoes and left scattered destruction around the Southeast has claimed at least 18 lives on a two-day sweep across the region, authorities …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 11:21 p.m.
Protesters turn out in cities nationwide for Women’s March
More than a million women and their supporters thronged enormous protest rallies Saturday in Washington and cities around the world, sending a potent message of defiance to President Donald Trump …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Search intensifies for 23 missing in Italian avalanche
Emergency crews pulled out four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and were searching Saturday for more as family members awaited word if their …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Four dead after tornado rips through south Mississippi
Four people were killed, roofs were ripped from homes and churches, and trees were torn from the earth early Saturday when a tornado hitting in the dark of night ripped …
UPDATED: Sat., 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, …
Thu., 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 …
Wed., 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: Wed., 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.
Tue., 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: Tue., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Sat., 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: Sat., 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: Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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: Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Thu., 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: Thu., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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 …