Stories tagged: General news
Sat., 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: Sat., 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: Sat., 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: Sat., 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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
North Korea reportedly test fires missile, challenging U.S.
North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump’s new administration.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter leaves hospital after ATV accident
The 8-year-old daughter of actress and singer Jamie Lynn Spears is back at her home in Kentwood, Louisiana after a vehicle accident last week.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Woman falls to her death inside World Trade Center transit hub
A 29-year-old New Jersey woman plunged about 30 feet to her death off an escalator inside the famed World Trade Center transit hub known as the Oculus on Saturday morning, …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Semitruck blows over, crushes unoccupied patrol car on Wyoming highway
Dramatic video of a tractor-trailer toppling onto a Wyoming Highway Patrol car shows just how windy it can get on the high plains.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Judge tells Ohio village to pay back $3 million from traffic camera tickets
A judge in Ohio says a village must pay back all $3 million paid by drivers for speeding citations from automated traffic cameras.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s sons wounded in cartel attack, report says
A prominent Mexican journalist reported Wednesday that the sons of Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman say they were wounded in an attack they blamed on a rival drug …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
John Gotti’s grandson pleads guilty to selling oxycodone
Mobster John Gotti’s namesake grandson has pleaded guilty to selling oxycodone pills in Queens.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
Pentagon: Airstrikes in Syria kill 11 al-Qaida operatives
The Pentagon says two U.S. airstrikes in Syria killed 11 al-Qaida operatives, including one with ties to Osama bin Laden and other senior al-Qaida leaders.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Merriam-Webster website’s new words: ghosting, shade, microaggression
Attention, word nerds: This is your bonus round, courtesy of Merriam-Webster.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Oakland fire chief goes on leave two months after deadly warehouse fire
Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed, whose department has come under criticism for what many consider lax inspection at the Ghost Ship warehouse where 36 people died in December, has …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Syrian man leads Pledge of Allegiance at citizenship event
Rohi Atassi was among 117 immigrants to become the newest American citizens during a Chicago naturalization ceremony Tuesday, but the Syrian dentist stood out among his peers.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
‘Battlestar Galactica’ star Richard Hatch dies at 71
Actor Richard Hatch, perhaps best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original “Battlestar Galactica” film and TV series, has died. He was 71.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Three face murder charges in 1993 Los Angeles apartment fire
Three gang members accused in a 1993 fire set to retaliate against an attempt to quell drug sales at a Los Angeles apartment building were charged Tuesday with murder after …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Naked man steals taxi, drives through posh park, Philadelphia police say
Police say a naked man stole a taxi and recklessly drove through a crowded park in a posh section of Philadelphia.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
Amnesty International: At least 13,000 hanged in Syrian prison since 2011
Syrian authorities have killed at least 13,000 people since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse,” …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter, 8, injured in ATV accident
The 8-year-old daughter of actress and singer Jamie Lynn Spears was injured when an all-terrain vehicle she was driving fell into a pond in Louisiana on Sunday, according to authorities …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Prosecutors: Bergdahl to get fair trial despite Trump jabs
President Donald Trump’s campaign-trail condemnation of Bowe Bergdahl – the Army sergeant charged with desertion while serving in Afghanistan – won’t prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial, according …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Package of veteran’s mementos makes it home after four years
The owner of a UPS store in Minnesota spent four years searching for the intended recipient of a package filled with mementos before he found the man living in Georgia.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
French policeman charged with rape after violent ID check
Hundreds of people marched in a Paris suburb Monday to show support for a young black man who authorities allege was sodomized by a police officer’s baton last week during …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Cincinnati Zoo’s prematurely born hippo takes first steps
The Cincinnati Zoo says a baby hippo born prematurely has taken her first steps.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 11:49 p.m.
Two dead, two injured after van soars over Los Angeles freeway
Two women are dead after their van missed a bridge over the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles, smashing through concrete pillars and launching over six lanes of traffic before colliding …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Avalanche kills 13 people in Pakistan’s north
A Pakistani security official said at least 13 people have been killed in an avalanche that buried five homes following heavy snowfall in the country’s north.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Growing number of women leading U.S. police departments
When Anne Kirkpatrick took the helm at the scandal-ridden Oakland Police Department, she inherited an agency that the city’s mayor likened to a frat house.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
300 wild horses in South Dakota need homes as deadline looms
Volunteers are scrambling to find homes for hundreds of wild horses in South Dakota that were spared a possible trip to the slaughterhouse but are now suffering through a harsh …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Rebels in Ukraine say commander is killed in a car bombing
A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine was killed when his automobile exploded, along with another person, rebels said Saturday, blaming Ukraine’s special services for the blast.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Arrests made in 1993 Los Angeles fire that killed 10
Police have arrested several people for a 1993 apartment building fire that killed 10 people, including seven children, it was announced Saturday.