Stories tagged: General news
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 9:21 P.M.
Nerve agent found on face of Kim Jong Un’s slain half brother, police say
The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 11:05 P.M.
Numbers drawn for $435 million Powerball jackpot; winning ticket sold in Indiana
The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that’s climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:15 P.M.
U.S.-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving D.C. zoo
An American-born panda started settling into her new home Thursday in southwest China where she will eventually join a breeding program.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 5:55 A.M.
South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking
It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 11:04 P.M.
Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and U.N.
Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 11:06 P.M.
Four U.S. tourists and pilot killed in Australian plane crash
An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 6:30 P.M.
New John F. Kennedy stamp marks centennial of his birth
The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth.
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 12:53 P.M.
Earthquake shakes Panama with magnitude of 4.7
A strongly felt earthquake has swayed skyscrapers in Panama’s capital and caused the evacuation of some buildings.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 11:29 P.M.
Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm
A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But …
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 11:27 P.M.
Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS
Iraqi forces launched an operation Sunday to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 8:18 P.M.
Death of North Korean leader’s half-brother surrounded by intrigue
At a hospital morgue in Malaysia’s capital, the tightly guarded corpse of a middle-aged man has become the focus of a dizzying case of international intrigue involving five countries, combative …
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 6:50 P.M.
Angelina Jolie in Cambodia for premiere of her new film
Angelina Jolie said Saturday that she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 9:23 P.M.
Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer,’ dies at 73
Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 6:42 P.M.
Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in U.S. prison
Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has …
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 4:02 P.M.
Chicago police: Man charged in shooting death of toddler
A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, police said Saturday.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 3:58 P.M.
Man practicing Parkour falls 40 feet down chimney in Denver
A 26-year-old man says he was making an action video with friends when he fell 40 feet down the chimney of a downtown Denver apartment building.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 10:29 P.M.
Southern Poverty Law Center says American hate groups are on the rise
American hate groups – and particularly anti-Muslim groups – are on the rise, fueled in part by the recent presidential election, according to a new report from a liberal-leaning advocacy …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 10:26 P.M.
Colorado’s 834 million dead trees threaten to worsen wildfires
Colorado’s beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from mountains, officials said Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 4:14 P.M.
Wisconsin boy, 14, charged in fatal shooting of two brothers during robbery attempt
A 14-year-old boy accused of killing two teenage brothers during a failed home robbery in suburban Milwaukee told investigators he fired his gun after getting scared during a struggle with …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 9:40 P.M.
Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster
Quite a rally for Rumor – a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too. Rumor was crowned America’s top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss, she came …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 6:40 P.M.
Missing German couple found dead in Australian Outback
A German couple who disappeared in the Australian Outback were unprepared for the harsh environment and likely died before anyone noticed they were missing, police said on Wednesday.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 5:51 P.M.
Ex-crewman says cause of Alaska sinking may never be known
Dylan Hatfield got one last chance to see his brother and five other crewmen on the Destination, a 98-foot crab boat missing and presumed sunk in the Bering Sea.
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 5:06 P.M.
Chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence
A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a “gang hit” on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 6:10 P.M.
Jerry Sandusky’s son Jeffrey arrested on child sex charges
One of Jerry Sandusky’s sons was charged Monday with sex crimes involving two girls, more than five years after the former Penn State assistant coach was himself first arrested on …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 10:45 P.M.
United Airlines: Pilot taken off San Francisco-bound flight
United Airlines says it’s investigating after a pilot was removed from a San Francisco-bound flight before it left Austin, Texas.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 9:54 P.M.
Rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone after protests turn violent
Two rockets landed in Baghdad’s highly fortified Green Zone on Saturday night following clashes at anti-government protests that left five dead, according to Iraqi security and hospital officials.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 8:48 P.M.
More than 200 whales swim away after New Zealand stranding
Whale lovers in New Zealand finally got some good news after more than 200 stranded whales managed to refloat themselves overnight and swim away, while volunteers managed to save another …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 9:42 P.M.
Water flowing over emergency spillway at tallest U.S. dam
Water started flowing over an emergency spillway at the nation’s tallest dam, on Lake Oroville, for the first time Saturday after erosion damaged the Northern California dam’s main spillway.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 10:33 P.M.
‘Band of Brothers’ veteran Edward Tipper dies at 95
Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 95.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 8:56 P.M.
Cats at the Westminster dog show? Sort of, in a first
Dogs from petite papillons to muscular Rottweilers showed off their four-footed agility Saturday at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, tackling obstacles from hurdles to tunnels. And next door, so …