Stories tagged: General news
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Greek journalists on 24-hour strike to protest austerity
Greek journalists are striking to protest austerity measures, pulling all television and radio news broadcasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike expected to shut down services …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
Thousands take refuge in mosques after deadly Aceh quake
Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh took refuge for the night in mosques and temporary shelters after a strong earthquake Wednesday killed nearly 100 people and destroyed …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
NATO commander says 150 Turkish officers gone since coup
NATO’s top military officer says that around 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance’s high command in response to the failed coup attempt in Turkey in …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 4:43 a.m.
Sleep-deprived drivers have plenty in common with drunk drivers
Drivers who have had too little sleep are no different than those who have had three or four drinks and are too drunk to drive.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
Hundreds of women, children released from Texas immigration detention centers
More than 400 women and children have been freed from two Texas immigration detention facilities after a federal judge found the sites unsuitable for holding children, sending families into a …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Frantic rescue after earthquake kills 54 in Indonesia’s Aceh province
A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 27 people and causing dozens of buildings to collapse.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
Mom loses benefits after status of 4 kids changed to dead
A Rhode Island mother says she lost her child care voucher when the state’s new benefits computer system mistakenly changed the status of her four children from living to dead.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Emergency declaration sought in Oakland over deadly warehouse fire
Officials in Oakland asked for a declaration of emergency Tuesday, clearing the way for the city to receive federal and state funding to cover the massive response to a warehouse …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Georgia leads US in executions this year, set for ninth
Lawyers seeking to block Tuesday’s scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law after a custody fight over a young son have argued a juror lied about her …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
Lawsuit over school use of local levies costing thousands
The state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has so far spent thousands of dollars to pursue a lawsuit against seven school districts over the use of local levy dollars …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
Mistakenly sold lottery ticket earns couple $1 million
A mistakenly sold lottery ticket has earned a New Jersey couple $1 million.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Mexico: 14 gunmen killed in shootout with police in Veracruz
Mexican police and marines have killed 14 presumed criminal gang members in a shootout in the troubled Gulf coast state of Veracruz.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
U.S. to build $1.6 billion Idaho facility for warships’ nuclear waste
The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy have announced that they’ll build a $1.65 billion facility at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho that will handle fuel waste from the …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:13 a.m.
L.A. transit security boosted after subway threat
In a show of confidence, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking a subway to work from a station that has been threatened with attack.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Kennewick Man skeleton closer to tribal return
Legislation that would return the 8,400-year-old bones of Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin tribes could become law in the coming weeks.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 7:39 a.m.
Man armed with rifle fatally shot by Portland police
Portland police say a suspect armed with a rifle has been fatally shot by an officer.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 7:18 a.m.
Authorities: 2 children among 3 dead in Indiana house fire
Authorities say a young woman, her baby and another child have died in a house fire in Indiana. A fourth person has been hospitalized.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Georgia man convicted in son’s hot-car death sentenced to life without parole
A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he intentionally left his toddler son in …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
Deputy dies when personal car goes into San Antonio sinkhole
Officials say an off-duty sheriff’s deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Judge: Prosecutors can use Bill Cosby’s deposition at trial
Damaging testimony that Bill Cosby gave in an accuser’s lawsuit, including admissions that he gave young women drugs and alcohol before sex, can be used at his sex assault trial, …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Lithium battery possibly started Boise State fire, official says
Officials say a lithium battery might have started a fire that partially destroyed a modular office building at Boise State University over the weekend.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 7 a.m.
Gate stolen from Nazi concentration camp found in Norway
The investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis’ Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because “no useable evidence” has …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 11:22 p.m.
Thousands of Aleppo’s displaced pack market shelter
Some 3,000 families have taken refuge in a market that has been turned into a shelter for the thousands who have fled east Aleppo over the past week.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
Under dusty fog cover, Islamic State strikes Iraqi forces near Mosul
Under the cover of dust and fog, Islamic State group fighters launched a series of counterattacks on Iraqi positions to the south and west of the militant-held city of Mosul …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
Flames set Tennessee town ablaze with minimal warning
Tracey Mayberry told her boss to fire her. It was 2 o’clock Monday afternoon in Gatlinburg, and the sky was dark with smoke.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
North Dakota emergency officials: We won’t let pipeline protesters freeze
The head of North Dakota’s emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Buzz Aldrin: Altitude sickness forced South Pole evacuation
Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 6:21 p.m.
Soccer fans gather at service for Brazilian players who died in plane crash
On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
‘Game of Thrones’ actress Maisie Williams speaks out against dolphin shows
“Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams wants everyone to stop buying tickets to marine shows. She says it’s the best way to stop the capture and killings of dolphins in …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who’s accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him …