Stories tagged: General news
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 8:56 A.M.
Japan, U.S. to sign pact to limit US base worker immunity
Japan and the U.S. have agreed in principle on details of the scope of American military base workers given immunity from Japanese prosecution under a bilateral agreement, following a murder …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 7:58 A.M.
Replacement is preferred option for Elwha River bridge
State officials hope to replace, rather than abandon, a 90-year-old bridge considered vital to the Olympic Peninsula.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 7:32 A.M.
China’s 1st aircraft carrier sails into South China Sea
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry says China’s first aircraft carrier and five other warships have passed by Taiwan and sailed into the contested South China Sea.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 7:25 A.M.
Mali state TV says at least 20 dead after boat accident near Timbuktu
Mali’s state television is reporting at least 20 dead after a boat capsized in the region of Timbuktu.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 7:23 A.M.
Rebels blamed for killing 25 with machetes in Congo
Authorities in northeastern Congo say Ugandan rebels have hacked more than two dozen people to death in a Christmas massacre.
UPDATED: SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 11:52 P.M.
Russia says focus not on terrorism in plane crash probe
Backed by ships, helicopters and drones, Russian rescue teams searched Sunday for victims after a Russian plane carrying 92 people to Syria crashed into the Black Sea shortly after takeoff. …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 7:54 P.M.
India’s Modi lays foundation of huge statue amid criticism
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone for a massive memorial of a medieval warrior king that’s expected to cost billions of rupees and has come …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 4:21 P.M.
Investigators seek supply network for slain Berlin attacker
Investigators on Saturday worked to determine if the Berlin Christmas market attacker got any logistical support to cross at least two European borders and evade capture for days before being …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 4:06 P.M.
Germans must leave home Christmas morning as WWII bomb is defused
More than 54,000 people in the southern German city of Augsburg will have to leave their homes Christmas morning while authorities defuse a giant 1.8-ton aerial bomb from World War …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 3:32 P.M.
Nigeria: Boko Haram is crushed, forced out of last enclave
The Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed – driven from its last forest enclave with fighters on the run and no place to hide, Nigeria’s president declared Saturday.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 3:32 P.M.
Russia mourns slain ambassador to Turkey with Moscow ceremony
Russia mourned Ambassador Andrey Karlov with a ceremony at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow attended by the country’s leadership, three days after the career diplomat was gunned down in an …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Anonymous donor puts $10,000 check in Salvation Army kettle
A donor who wishes to remain anonymous dropped a $10,000 check into a Salvation Army kettle in western Pennsylvania.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 1:16 P.M.
Attacker sets gas station employee on fire, killing him
Authorities say an attacker entered a Northern California gas station, sprayed an employee behind the counter with a flammable liquid and set him on fire, killing him.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 10:48 A.M.
Russia arms Serbia amid tensions with NATO
Russia will supply Serbia with fighter jets, tanks and combat vehicles, a move that potentially strengthens Moscow’s influence in the Balkans.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 2:51 P.M.
‘Obamacare’ holding its own: 6.4M signed up so far
“Obamacare” seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through HealthCare.gov, ahead of last year’s pace.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 1:53 P.M.
Washington family sues family member for not reporting abuse
An 11-year-old Washington girl and her parents are suing a woman for emotional damages resulting from her husband’s sexual abuse.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 12:25 P.M.
Report: At least 48 journalists killed on the job in 2016
At least 48 journalists worldwide have been killed on the job in 2016 as the year winds down, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. That is down from 72 …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:41 A.M.
Five malnourished children found living in car outside Wal-Mart
A man and woman are facing child neglect charges after a sheriff’s deputy found five malnourished children living in a car parked outside a Wal-Mart store.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 9:15 A.M.
Mediators want Congo political crisis solved by Christmas
Mediators urged Congo’s president and opposition parties Wednesday to reach an agreement before Christmas on a peaceful settlement to the country’s political crisis, saying dozens already have been killed this …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 7:50 A.M.
State Department issues a new warning on the southern Philippines
The U.S. State Department has reissued a travel warning for the Philippines, citing terrorism and kidnapping concerns in the southern part of the 7,000-island nation.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 1:06 P.M.
Woman uses app to find missing husband’s body in California
A Northern California woman found her missing husband’s body before the authorities by using a smartphone app, officials said.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:43 A.M.
Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic
President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:13 A.M.
Teenager dies in eastern Idaho snowmobile accident
Eastern Idaho authorities say a 14-year-old boy has died in a snowmobile accident in a foothills area outside Idaho Falls.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:05 A.M.
The Latest: Not-guilty pleas by 3 newly charged in Flint
Not-guilty pleas have been entered by three of the four people newly charged in the Flint water investigation.
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 8:39 P.M.
Canada calls for release for kidnapped couple in Afghanistan
Officials in Canada called Monday for the unconditional release of a Canadian man and his American wife after a new video appeared to show them begging their governments to intervene …
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 8:04 P.M.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could have crashed north of search area, officials say
A team of international investigators hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said Tuesday it has concluded the plane is unlikely to be found in a stretch of the Indian …
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 9:50 A.M.
32 injured in Russian military plane crash; no deaths
A Russian military plane carrying combat pilots crash-landed Monday while approaching an Arctic airport, injuring most of the 39 people on board, officials said.
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 9:49 A.M.
Siblings donate $10 million to lynching victims memorial
The children of a late Michigan businessman are donating $10 million to help build a memorial and museum in Alabama dedicated to black lynching victims.
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016, 9:59 P.M.
Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota still not cleaned up
Three years and three months later, a massive oil spill in North Dakota still isn’t fully cleaned up. The company responsible hasn’t even set a date for completion.
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016, 7 A.M.
Central American migrants await asylum in southern Mexico
More than 8,000 immigrants are expected to seek asylum this year from Mexico, the majority fleeing gang violence in Honduras and El Salvador and to a lesser extent Guatemala.