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Hollywood rattled by quake

Sep 19, 2017 / 6:39 am

A small earthquake with an epicentre just outside Los Angeles got people all atwitter in Southern California. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.6...

Dreamers shout down Pelosi

Sep 19, 2017 / 6:29 am

Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, said she understands the fears of young immigrants after they shouted her down Monday at an event where she...

Maria reaches Category 5

Sep 18, 2017 / 9:50 pm

Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night,...

$700-billion military bill

Sep 18, 2017 / 7:20 pm

The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping defence policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on...

Maria batters Dominica

Sep 18, 2017 / 7:03 pm

Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night,...

'Narcos' scout killed

Sep 18, 2017 / 2:08 pm

Authorities in central Mexico say they are investigating the killing of a location scout working on the Netflix series "Narcos," which chronicles the...

Trump calls for UN reform

Sep 18, 2017 / 1:41 pm

President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations on Monday, using his first appearance to urge the 193-nation organization to reduce bureaucracy and...

Maria now Cat 3 hurricane

Sep 18, 2017 / 10:33 am

UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barrelled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern...

Bomb suspects interrogated

Sep 18, 2017 / 9:40 am

The two suspects detained over last week's London subway bombing are an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year old from Syria, both of whom were...

Man jumps on alligator

Sep 18, 2017 / 7:47 am

Authorities in Rhode Island have captured an alligator hanging out near a campground. WJAR-TV reports that motorists spotted the 4-foot-long alligator near the...

Diesel fumes kill thousands

Sep 18, 2017 / 6:42 am

Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. The...

Child killed by tractor

Sep 18, 2017 / 6:29 am

A 13-month-old girl has died after authorities say she was run over by a tractor in South Carolina. The Island Packet reports the Beaufort County Sheriff's...

Maria threatens Caribbean

Sep 17, 2017 / 9:03 am

The hurricane-battered islands of the Caribbean are facing yet another storm threat: Forecasters said Sunday that Tropical Storm Maria is likely to hit the...

Tourists attacked with acid

Sep 17, 2017 / 7:19 am

Four young American tourists were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think...

Firefighters told: stay home

Sep 17, 2017 / 7:01 am

Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey's flooding even as calls for help overwhelmed 911 dispatchers, the...

2nd arrest in London attack

Sep 17, 2017 / 7:01 am

The British government lowered the country's official terrorist threat level Sunday after a second man was arrested in connection with the attack on a...

Returning after Irma

Sep 17, 2017 / 6:54 am

As the devastated Florida Keys began reopening to residents who fled Hurricane Irma, officials warned the returning islanders to bring enough supplies to...

Military moves a concern

Sep 17, 2017 / 6:46 am

A senior NATO official says there's reason to be concerned about the large-scale Zapad 2017 military manoeuvres being conducted by Russia and Belarus, since...

Getaway car runs out of gas

Sep 16, 2017 / 11:07 am

Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes. What he didn't steal was gas. The (Northwest Indiana)...

Refugee death toll at 36

Sep 16, 2017 / 10:09 am

UPDATE: 10:00 a.m. At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters,...

Bombing suspect arrested

Sep 16, 2017 / 7:57 am

British police made a significant arrest Saturday in the manhunt for suspects a day after the London subway was hit by a partially-exploded bomb and launched a...

Kim vows to carry on

Sep 16, 2017 / 7:48 am

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of "equilibrium" in military force with the United States, as the United Nations...

El Chapo appeal denied

Sep 16, 2017 / 7:45 am

A drug trafficking case against Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman won't be dismissed even though his lawyers argued the U.S. government...

Trans troops can re-enlist

Sep 16, 2017 / 7:38 am

New guidance released Friday by the Pentagon makes it clear that any transgender troops currently in the military can re-enlist in the next several months, even...

Verdict rejected in stabbing

Sep 15, 2017 / 7:41 pm

A Wisconsin girl who admitted helping her friend stab their classmate nearly to death to please online horror character Slender Man was lonely, depressed and...

Teen wanted for deportation

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:36 pm

Federal immigration agents were tracking a teenager who was facing deportation when he fatally shot a popular community volunteer during a robbery in San...

UN condemns North Korea

Sep 15, 2017 / 5:22 pm

The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's "highly provocative" ballistic missile test on Friday and demanded that Pyongyang...

UK threat level 'critical'

Sep 15, 2017 / 4:07 pm

A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise Britain's terrorism...

Like Mars, but on Earth

Sep 15, 2017 / 4:02 pm

After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and...

Global hunger rising

Sep 15, 2017 / 3:55 pm

The number of chronically hungry people in the world is on the rise again after a decade of declines, the United Nations reported Friday, citing intensifying...

Cosby retrial set

Sep 15, 2017 / 3:49 pm

A judge has scheduled a new date for Bill Cosby's retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago. Judge Steven O'Neill on...

Max, Norma head for Cabo

Sep 15, 2017 / 10:04 am

A person was missing and about 200 homes were reported damaged by water or wind in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero after Hurricane Max hit land east of...

Sewage spills add to misery

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:43 am

As if loss of air conditioning and refrigeration weren't bad enough, widespread power outages in hurricane-battered Florida are causing another headache...

Cassini burns up over Saturn

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:39 am

NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of...

Subway bomb injures 22

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:34 am

A homemade bomb exploded on a packed London subway train during rush hour on Friday, leaving 22 people injured, police and health officials said. None of the...

US wildfires cost $2.3B

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:24 am

The U.S. government says it has already spent a record $2.3 billion fighting wildfires this year, and 64 major fires are still burning in 10 states. The Forest...

Fuel spill 'unrecoverable'

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:18 am

Less than 20 per cent of a 461,000-gallon (1.7-million-litre) gasoline spill in Texas during Hurricane Harvey was recovered by the company responsible, while...

Suing over border wall

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:14 am

Three advocacy groups sued the U.S. government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that that Trump administration overstepped...

Max hits near Acapulco

Sep 14, 2017 / 7:26 pm

Hurricane Max slammed into Mexico's southern Pacific coast Thursday, dumping rain on an area east of the resort city of Acapulco before weakening into a...

N. Korean missile launch

Sep 14, 2017 / 5:23 pm

UPDATE: 5:20 p.m. South Korea's military said North Korea fired an unidentified missile Friday from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before...

China's oldest panda dies

Sep 14, 2017 / 11:24 am

China is mourning the death of the world's oldest panda, Basi, who attracted millions of visitors during a visit to the United States 30 years ago....

23 dead in dorm fire

Sep 14, 2017 / 11:22 am

A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 23 people, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia's largest city early...

Hurricane Max next in line

Sep 14, 2017 / 9:03 am

Tropical Storm Max strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane off Mexico's southern Pacific coast and was forecast to make landfall later Thursday along the...

Trump heads to Irma scene

Sep 14, 2017 / 6:48 am

President Donald Trump will hear directly from people affected by Irma's fury as he makes his third visit in less than three weeks to the storm-wracked...

Korean threat to 'sink' Japan

Sep 14, 2017 / 6:39 am

Japan's top government spokesman said Thursday that a North Korean threat to sink Japan with a nuclear bomb is "extremely provocative and...

Marines burned in fire

Sep 14, 2017 / 6:34 am

Eight Marines were rushed to a San Diego burn centre and seven others were also hospitalized after their amphibious vehicle caught fire during a training...

Viking sword unearthed

Sep 14, 2017 / 6:31 am

A Norwegian archaeologist says a well-preserved, if rusty, iron sword dating to the Viking era has been found in southern Norway. Lars Holger Piloe says the...

'Sound attacks' a mystery

Sep 14, 2017 / 6:21 am

The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into...

8 die at nursing home

Sep 13, 2017 / 7:07 pm

Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of...

High school shooter kills 1

Sep 13, 2017 / 1:40 pm

A shooter opened fire at a high school in a tiny town in Washington state Wednesday, killing one student, injuring three others and sending worried parents to...

Nun armed with chainsaw

Sep 13, 2017 / 12:26 pm

A Florida nun is pitching in on the cleanup efforts following Hurricane Irma by taking a chain saw to downed trees while dressed in her full habit. Miami-Dade...

Irma's weird wallop

Sep 13, 2017 / 12:12 pm

Hurricane Irma's devastating storm surge came with weird twists that scientists attribute to the storm's girth, path and some geographic quirks. A...

Toddler shoots 4-year-old

Sep 13, 2017 / 6:37 am

A Virginia man has been arrested after a 2-year-old shot a 4-year-old inside a car. News outlets report 26-year-old Isaiah Marshall Davis and another adult...

Trump refugee ban upheld

Sep 12, 2017 / 7:37 pm

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration...

Son shoots mom in ICU

Sep 12, 2017 / 7:32 pm

A Rhode Island man has been arrested after shooting dead his mother in the intensive care unit of New Hampshire's largest hospital, sending dozens of police...

Van Damme's son arrested

Sep 12, 2017 / 5:57 pm

The 21-year-old son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is accused of holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix. Tempe police say...

25% of homes destroyed

Sep 12, 2017 / 1:35 pm

Search-and-rescue teams made their way into the Florida Keys' farthest reaches Tuesday, while authorities rushed to repair the lone highway connecting the...

Aleppo still in ruins

Sep 12, 2017 / 1:33 pm

"Aleppo is in my eyes," says a billboard depicting President Bashar Assad looking out over two men and a boy repaving the main Saadallah al-Jabiri...

Irma whips into Georgia

Sep 12, 2017 / 7:25 am

Irma weakened to a still-deadly tropical storm as it swirled beyond Florida Monday, killing at least three people in Georgia, flooding the coast, sending trees...

Evacuees ponder return

Sep 12, 2017 / 7:24 am

Thanks to reconnaissance by a neighbour who stayed behind, Pam Szymanksi knows Hurricane Irma blew out the living room window of her southwest Florida home, but...

Florida picks up the pieces

Sep 12, 2017 / 7:14 am

A grinding chorus of chain saws and generators kicked in quickly after Hurricane Irma's roar left Sweetwater, a small, mostly Spanish-speaking town west of...

Auschwitz trial dropped

Sep 12, 2017 / 7:11 am

A German court has ended the trial of former SS medic who served at the Auschwitz death camp after experts determined the 96-year-old is unfit for trial....

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