Stories tagged: General news
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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.
Tue., 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.
Mon., 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.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Frigid air spills into Lower 48 this week, in two brutal waves
Two shots of bitter cold air blast into the Lower 48 this week. In some areas, temperatures will drop more than 30 degrees below normal with punishing wind chills well …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Geminids meteor shower peaks Tuesday amid full moon
The Geminids meteor shower hits its peak on Tuesday, but a full moon will outshine the celestial show this year.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
UK leader introduces official definition of anti-Semitism
British Prime Minister Theresa May introduced an official definition for anti-Semitism on Monday in hopes of curbing attacks against Jewish people.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
Turkish police detain 235 people after deadly bombing attack
Turkey’s police rounded up more than 200 people, mostly Kurds, as the country on Monday mourned the dozens killed in a bombing attack near an Istanbul soccer stadium.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
Skier dies in southwestern Montana avalanche
A skier was killed in an avalanche in southwestern Montana.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.
10 prominent early astronauts carrying on U.S. space history
Early U.S. space history is fading with the death of John Glenn, the last of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and the 2012 passing of Neil Armstrong, the first man to …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:24 p.m.
Ex-senator says New Jersey bear hunt is ‘unforgivable’
Former U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli on Saturday joined opponents of New Jersey’s bear hunt who say it is inhumane and blame it for the apparent death of a beloved wild …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:17 p.m.
KKK, other racist groups disavow the white supremacist label
In today’s racially charged environment, there’s a label that even the KKK disavows: white supremacy.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
Malignant tumor removed from oldest zoo gorilla
Zoo officials say a mass removed from the oldest known gorilla living in a zoo was cancerous.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
Red-suited SantaCon pub crawl revelers fan out across NYC
Red-suited revelers fanned out across New York City’s bars Saturday despite efforts by a community group to deter the annual pub crawl known as SantaCon.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
Islamic State militants re-enter Syria’s historic Palmyra
Islamic State militants re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria on Saturday for the first time since they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces nine months ago.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
Colombia’s Santos accepts Nobel Peace Prize, urges shift in drug war
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, saying it helped his country achieve the “impossible dream” of ending a half-century-long civil war.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
At least 60 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria
The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Twin blasts near Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29 , wound 166
Two explosions struck Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home, in an attack that caused fatalities and wounded at least 20 police officers, …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 7:03 a.m.
U.S. life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
U.S. military official warns of North Korean nuclear capabilities
North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday, adding that while the U.S. believes Pyongyang can mount a warhead on …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Georgia accuses U.S. of trying to hack its election systems
The state of Georgia on Thursday accused the U.S. Homeland Security Department of apparently trying to hack its election systems
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
‘Seeing eye camel’ acts as guide for blind horse at zoo
A horse and a camel at a Maine petting zoo have formed an unlikely friendship.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
2 killed in 30-vehicle pileup on slick Michigan interstate
Authorities say at least two people have died and others are hurt following a 30-vehicle pileup on a snowy, icy Michigan interstate near the state capital of Lansing.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 7:40 a.m.
California conjoined twins separated in successful surgery
Conjoined California twins Eva and Erika Sandoval have become two separate toddlers following a 17-hour marathon surgery at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Bad Santa: Child crushed after not-so-jolly man tells him to ‘lay off the hamburgers and french fries’
Anthony Mayse took a seat on Santa’s lap, looked into his eyes, and told the elderly chimney-hopper exactly what he wants this Christmas: an iPod touch and a drone. But …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Christmas tree farmer returns wedding band lost 15 years ago
A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring that slipped off a New Jersey man’s finger roughly 15 years ago.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 7 a.m.
1 dead, 4 arrested in Houston armored truck robbery sting
Houston police say one gunman was killed and four others were arrested when they attempted to rob an armored truck that contained officers carrying out a sting operation.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
U.S., Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo cease-fire
The United States and five other Western powers called Wednesday for an immediate cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo and accused Russia of blocking efforts to halt the bloodshed.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
Building inspectors had not been inside Oakland warehouse in 30 years, officials say
Oakland officials said Thursday that no building code enforcement inspector has been inside the warehouse where 36 people died in at least 30 years.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
Authorities: 2 south Georgia officers shot; shooter at large
Authorities say two law enforcement officers have been shot in south Georgia.