Stories tagged: General news
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Attorney General Lynch sends mediators to defuse standoff over pipeline
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Friday in a videotaped statement that she was dispatching federal mediators to ensure the ongoing standoff between protesters and police over the Dakota Access Pipeline …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Fire at Oakland dance party kills at least 9 people
Fire tore through an Oakland warehouse converted into artist studios during a late night dance party, killing at least nine people, and officials said Saturday that the death toll could …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Washington Monument to remain closed for at least two more years
Billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein has agreed to fund an overhaul of the Washington Monument’s broken elevator system, but the beleaguered landmark will still likely be closed for the next 21/2 …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 10:04 a.m.
U.S., Russia studying new ideas to stop Syria fighting, Kerry says
The United States and Russia are studying new ways to break a monthslong diplomatic deadlock over how to stop the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, U.S. Secretary of …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:51 a.m.
Yakima medical group will pay $4.5 million settlement in charity care case
Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center and its parent company have agreed to a $4.5 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over the hospital’s charity care practices.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Death toll from Tennessee wildfires increases to 11
Crews discovered the remains of more people as they searched the rubble of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains, bringing the death toll …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 8:23 p.m.
Syrian army presses Aleppo advance as attacks kill civilians
A series of artillery rounds lobbed Wednesday on Syria’s eastern Aleppo district killed 26 civilians, including seven children, as they fled a government ground offensive in the besieged enclave.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Pilot told Colombia controllers ‘no fuel’ before crash
The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and desperately pleaded for permission to land before crashing …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Iraqi troops south of Mosul face ISIS attack
Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants on the eastern side of Mosul have retaken 19 neighborhoods from the extremist group since the battle for the city began last month, …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Turkey: 6 people detained after deadly dormitory fire
Authorities on Wednesday detained six people in connection with a fire that broke out at a middle school dormitory for girls and left 12 people dead.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro’s ashes begin journey
To waving flags and some shouts of “Long may he live!” Fidel Castro’s ashes began a four-day journey across the island Wednesday, retracing the path of his triumphant march into …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 8:37 a.m.
NBC boss and TV hit-making titan Grant Tinker dies at age 90
Grant Tinker, who brought new polish to the TV world and beloved shows to the audience as both a producer and a network boss, has died. He was 90.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 7:08 a.m.
Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms
Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Dolly Parton heartbroken by wildfires torching her hometown
Country music icon Dolly Parton says she’s heartbroken about wildfires that tore through the Tennessee county where she grew up but spared the Dollywood theme park that bears her name.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Truck driver who struck Tracy Morgan’s van pleads guilty
The truck driver who slammed into the back of a van carrying actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people, killing one of them, pleaded guilty Tuesday and could avoid jail …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 5 a.m.
California targets dairy cows to combat global warming
California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 9:59 p.m.
Plane with Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia
A chartered aircraft with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin’s …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:43 p.m.
Highly contagious bird flu found in Japan; culling starts
Japanese health authorities have confirmed a highly contagious avian flu strain in poultry in two prefectures in northern Japan, with culling of hundreds of thousands of birds starting Tuesday at …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
$403 million Powerball winning ticket sold in small Tennessee town
The winning ticket for Saturday’s $403 million Powerball game was sold in Lafayette, Tennessee, population about 5,000, and about 60 miles northeast of Nashville.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 4:06 p.m.
Dictionary.com’s word of the year is ‘xenophobia’
You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com’s word of the year is “xenophobia.”
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
Slain San Antonio officer remembered at funeral service
The top leadership of Texas and law enforcement officials from across the nation joined family and friends of San Antonio police Detective Benjamin Marconi to pay tribute to the officer …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Former Playboy playmate pleads not guilty in body shaming case
An attorney for a former Playboy playmate pleaded not guilty on her behalf Monday to charges that she secretly photographed a 70-year-old woman in the nude in the shower area …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7:56 a.m.
Northern part of rebel-held Aleppo enclave falls, Syria monitor says
Almost a third of the Syrian rebel enclave in the eastern sector of Aleppo has fallen to government forces in two days, forcing 10,000 civilians to flee, a monitoring group …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Thousands line up early to pay homage to Castro in Cuba
Thousands of Cubans began lining up early near Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution Monday carrying portraits of Fidel Castro, flowers and Cuban flags for the start of weeklong services bidding …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7:11 a.m.
Feds give states more time to bolster struggling schools
States will have more time to identify failing schools as part of new Obama administration rules aimed at supporting troubled public schools and students who are struggling.
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
Death toll from Australia’s thunderstorm asthma reaches six
Six people have died and five remained on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia’s second-largest city, officials said on Sunday.
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
Some fear Israel wildfires will hurt Jewish-Arab ties in Haifa
Two days after a wave of wildfires spread throughout the mixed Arab-Jewish city of Haifa and forced tens of thousands to flee, residents returned to pick through the blackened debris …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
Syrian troops capture east Aleppo neighborhood from rebels
A Syrian official blasted Turkey on Saturday saying it is to blame for the death of its soldiers because it sent them to Syria, as the Syrian army said troops …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Pipeline protesters vow to stay camped on federal land
Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said Saturday, despite state officials encouraging them …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Tribe calls for pipeline opponents to boycott Bismarck
The leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux in South Dakota is urging all opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to boycott businesses in North Dakota’s capital city.