Stories tagged: General news
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.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 10:24 P.M.
Boy, 3, out shopping with grandma dies in road rage shooting in Arkansas
Police say a 3-year-old boy being taken on a shopping trip by his grandmother was killed in an Arkansas road rage shooting when a driver opened fire on the grandmother’s …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 8:27 P.M.
Woman dies after tree falls on wedding party in California
One person was killed and five others were injured when a large eucalyptus tree fell on a wedding party taking photographs at a Southern California park Saturday, authorities said.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 7:27 P.M.
Forced to leave, Aleppo evacuees tell of their pain
Death in Aleppo was personal for Modar Sheikho. He lost his sister to government bombing early in the revolt. His brother was killed last month. And as they looked for …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 6:36 P.M.
Bridge near pipeline protest likely to reopen – eventually
Reopening a bridge near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest encampment is key to restoring better relations between the state and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, according to North Dakota’s …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 4:04 P.M.
Biden, other mourners choke up in tribute to John Glenn
The nation’s vice president and a retired Marine Corps general were among the dignitaries, family members and other mourners who choked up Saturday during a memorial tribute to the late …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 3:50 P.M.
Car bomb in Turkey kills 13 soldiers and wounds dozens of people
An explosion in central Turkey tore through a bus carrying off-duty soldiers early Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens in the second major attack targeting Turkey’s security …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 3:42 P.M.
Winter storm slams parts of U.S., causing accidents, deaths
A winter storm of snow, freezing rain and bone-chilling temperatures socked the nation’s mid-section and East Coast on Saturday, causing hundreds of accidents on icy roads and putting a crimp …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 12:42 P.M.
Men released in attempted murder case
Two men facing attempted murder charges in the stabbing of an acquaintance were ordered to be released from custody Thursday, due in part to issues involving the lead detective on …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 12:13 P.M.
Oregon woman digs boyfriend’s shoveled out marriage proposal
It wasn’t the marriage proposal Matt Behrens planned, but it worked just as well. He was going to pop the question Wednesday evening at a Portland restaurant, but the snowstorm …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 11:29 A.M.
Idaho native Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl bears some responsibility for risky searches, judge says
A military judge weighing evidence of injuries to service members who searched for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Friday that the soldier bears some responsibility for risky search missions triggered …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 11:10 A.M.
Venezuelans scramble as most-used banknote becomes void
Venezuela became a country without cash Friday. As the country’s most widely used banknote went out of circulation, the higher-denomination bills that were supposed to replace the 100-bolivar note had …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 9 A.M.
Eiffel Tower closed for 4th day, ruining honeymoon plans
The Eiffel Tower has closed for a fourth day in a strike over working conditions – causing disappointment for scores of tourists and ruining honeymoon plans.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 7:33 A.M.
Teen sues Columbia Falls police over fatal pursuit
A teen seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash that killed the driver after he sped away from police in northwestern Montana is seeking $3 million in damages.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 1:29 P.M.
Italy gets a new government, and jail time for people smuggler
On Wednesday, Italy’s new and almost certainly very temporary prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, won the backing of the Senate, opening the door for his government to take office.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 11:25 A.M.
Philippine President Duterte admitted to personally killing people
Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, admitted to personally killing people during his time as mayor of Davao.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 10:09 A.M.
Huff, puff and explode: E-cigarette fires, injuries on rise
Katrina Williams wanted a safer alternative to smoking, and e-cigarettes seemed to be the answer until the day one exploded in her pocket as she drove home from a beauty …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 10:07 A.M.
CorePower Yoga founder found dead at home under ‘suspicious circumstances,’ police say
Trevor Tice, the founder of a rapidly expanding company that has been dubbed “the Starbucks of yoga,” was found dead inside his San Diego home Monday, and police are investigating …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 9:54 A.M.
Louisiana governor’s LGBT rights order thrown out by judge
A judge has thrown out an executive order issued by Louisiana’s governor that was aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT people in state government.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 9:48 A.M.
Nuclear threats rise in concert with Donald Trump’s ascension
Since the Cold War ended 25 years ago, Americans haven’t thought much about nuclear war. That changed slightly in the recently concluded presidential campaign, but it needs to change dramatically, …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 9:39 A.M.
Arctic air brings frigid temperatures to Midwest, moves east
Arctic cold brought frigid temperatures to the Upper Midwest again on Wednesday and the cold was expected to spread east later in the week.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 9:14 A.M.
Former Pasco officer says he wasn’t shooting to kill Zambrano-Montes
One of three Pasco police officers who fired upon Antonio Zambrano-Montes when he wouldn’t stop throwing large rocks said he was not shooting to kill the man.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 9:13 A.M.
Poland: U.S. moves up deployment to nations fearful of Russia
The United States has decided to accelerate the deployment of troops to Poland, the Baltic states and Romania as part of raising the security of the region, Polish and U.S. …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 8:55 A.M.
Army sergeant in Texas admits funneling weapons to cartel
An Army sergeant who worked as a military recruiter has admitted he funneled dozens of assault weapons to a Mexican cartel last year with the help of other soldiers.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 8:44 A.M.
Yellowstone to open for winter season
Yellowstone National Park is opening its roads to the public for snow vehicle travel this week.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 9:07 P.M.
U.S. military Osprey crash-lands off Okinawa, no fatalities
A U.S. military Osprey aircraft has crash-landed off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, but its five crew members were safely rescued.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 4:10 P.M.
California governor seeks permanent ban on offshore drilling
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 4 P.M.
Terminally ill 5-year-old boy dies in Santa’s arms
A Tennessee Santa Claus says a terminally ill 5-year-old boy died in his arms after he gave the child a present in the hospital.