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Accidentally started wildfire

Aug 15, 2018 / 3:29 pm

A couple whose flattened trailer tire accidentally started a massive fire in Northern California has received more than 100 cards and letters with supportive...

22 dead in Nile sinking

Aug 15, 2018 / 11:53 am

A boat sank on Wednesday while crossing the Nile River in Sudan and at least 22 people drowned, including 21 students and a woman, the country's state news...

Suicide bomber strikes

Aug 15, 2018 / 11:04 am

A suicide bomber struck a private education centre in a Shiite neighbourhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university...

Praying for Aretha Franklin

Aug 15, 2018 / 9:33 am

People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor. The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before...

Not buying Omarosa's act

Aug 15, 2018 / 8:20 am

For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning...

Aerosmith going Vegas!

Aug 15, 2018 / 8:10 am

Aerosmith is the latest act to head to Las Vegas to launch a residency. The rock band announced Wednesday that "Aerosmith: Deuces are Wild" would kick...

Who is London attacker?

Aug 15, 2018 / 6:54 am

British authorities said Wednesday they are considering turning the area around Parliament into a pedestrian zone to prevent future vehicle attacks as police...

Power back to all of island

Aug 15, 2018 / 6:49 am

Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday. The island's...

Twitter suspends Alex Jones

Aug 15, 2018 / 6:45 am

Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against...

Priests molested 1,000 kids

Aug 15, 2018 / 6:41 am

Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the 1940s, and senior church...

Actor denies hitting photog

Aug 15, 2018 / 5:24 am

Actor Liev Schreiber on Tuesday denied allegations that he attacked a local photographer while he was in suburban New York filming the popular Showtime series...

US, Mexico war on drugs

Aug 15, 2018 / 5:22 am

Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican...

Omarosa defies Trump

Aug 15, 2018 / 5:18 am

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared that she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public...

39 dead; blame begins

Aug 15, 2018 / 5:14 am

Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising...

Bridge collapse shocker

Aug 14, 2018 / 3:28 pm

UPDATE: 3:25 p.m. A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15...

Subway body scanners

Aug 14, 2018 / 11:08 am

The Los Angeles subway system will become the first in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said...

Toddler dies in 24-floor fall

Aug 14, 2018 / 9:58 am

A toddler has died after falling from a 24th-floor balcony at the same northern Virginia apartment complex where a three-year-old fell from an open window and...

Bus crash kills 24

Aug 14, 2018 / 7:42 am

At least 24 people were killed and another 19 injured when a bus careened into another vehicle at high speed and overturned on a highway near Ecuador's...

Flash floods prompt rescues

Aug 14, 2018 / 6:54 am

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania on Monday, closing down a heavily travelled interstate and sending water into...

Bear makes a beer run

Aug 14, 2018 / 6:51 am

A bear took a stroll into an unlikely snack venue — a Connecticut liquor store. The mid-sized creature lumbered across a parking lot in Bristol Monday...

Parliament crash: terrorism

Aug 14, 2018 / 5:33 am

A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police...

Secret audio? Lordy yes

Aug 14, 2018 / 5:24 am

Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman's former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly recorded...

Trump and Omarosa spar

Aug 14, 2018 / 5:22 am

President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an...

Yosemite park reopens

Aug 14, 2018 / 5:04 am

Yosemite National Park's reopening can't come soon enough for Douglas Shaw. The 20-day closure during peak tourist season at one of the busiest parks in...

Cancun to ruins by train

Aug 13, 2018 / 6:56 am

Mexico's president-elect wants to bring tourism revenues to remote and forgotten stretches of Mexico, but some are scratching their heads at his main...

Dozens hurt in bus crash

Aug 13, 2018 / 6:45 am

A bus hit an overpass at Newark's Penn Station, peeling back part of its roof and injuring dozens of passengers. Officials say about 50 people were on the...

Bomb blast kills 67

Aug 13, 2018 / 6:39 am

A Syrian search-and-rescue group says the death toll from an explosion that destroyed two apartment buildings in a rebel-held town in the country's...

Friendly tone, desperate act

Aug 13, 2018 / 5:32 am

He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanour of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss. But the friendly tone of a 29-year-old...

Omarosa turns on Trump

Aug 13, 2018 / 5:17 am

Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump's allies and national security experts for secret...

Alaska hit by quake

Aug 13, 2018 / 5:11 am

Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said. At 6:58 a.m. Sunday, the...

Cool temps help firefighters

Aug 13, 2018 / 5:10 am

Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters made steady progress Sunday in battling a wildfire that destroyed 16 structures as it raged through Southern...

Stranded on unicorn raft

Aug 12, 2018 / 4:15 pm

It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn. A sheriff's deputy and a reserve deputy from the Chisago County...

Man was not a pilot

Aug 12, 2018 / 10:51 am

Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent stole an empty commercial airplane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into...

Rocket heads for the sun

Aug 12, 2018 / 8:50 am

A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. As soon as this fall, the...

10 injured in shooting

Aug 12, 2018 / 8:48 am

Ten people, including two children, were injured early Sunday morning when shots were fired after a Caribbean carnival in the northern English city of...

V.S. Naipaul, author, dead

Aug 12, 2018 / 7:26 am

Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr....

Crews make progress

Aug 11, 2018 / 11:44 pm

Firefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging for days south of Los Angeles, officials said...

U.S. military move opposed

Aug 11, 2018 / 9:21 pm

Tens of thousands of protesters in Okinawa vowed to stop the planned relocation of a U.S military base, saying they want it off the southern Japanese island...

Battle to save homes

Aug 11, 2018 / 9:51 am

Firefighters worked furiously Friday to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes while crews in the north finally gained ground on deadly and...

9 dead in chopper crash

Aug 11, 2018 / 9:49 am

All nine people aboard a Japanese search and rescue helicopter that crashed into the central mountains were confirmed dead Saturday, authorities said. The Bell...

Stolen airliner crashed

Aug 11, 2018 / 9:05 am

UPDATE: 9 a.m. Investigators worked to find out how a "suicidal" airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac...

Pushed, 60 foot bridge

Aug 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

Teenager Jordan Holgerson was pushed off a bridge above Moulton Falls in Washington State on Wednesday by a so-called friend. The shocking video was recorded...

$289M Roundup ruling

Aug 10, 2018 / 4:29 pm

A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the...

'This place will burn'

Aug 10, 2018 / 3:19 pm

Firefighters worked Friday to keep a growing Southern California forest fire that is feeding on dry brush and trees from reaching foothill neighbourhoods a day...

Monsoon flooding kills 26

Aug 10, 2018 / 3:16 pm

Torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 26 people in flooding, landslides and house collapses in the southern Indian state of Kerala with more than 15,500...

Police chief bought cocaine

Aug 10, 2018 / 11:51 am

Authorities say a suspended police chief in New Jersey has been buying cocaine online. Prosecutors say Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Chief Michael Coppola...

Standoff over demolition

Aug 10, 2018 / 11:44 am

Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's...

Help for sick killer whale

Aug 10, 2018 / 11:42 am

UPDATE: 11:40 a.m. Scientists are reporting progress in the race to help an emaciated and endangered West Coast killer whale in the waters of the Salish Sea....

Financial shockwave

Aug 10, 2018 / 8:34 am

A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday as its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which...

Actress Sean Young stealing?

Aug 10, 2018 / 6:02 am

Police say actress Sean Young is wanted for questioning after she was caught on surveillance video stealing laptops and video production software from a store...

1st execution in a decade

Aug 10, 2018 / 5:18 am

Tennessee carried out the execution Thursday of a man condemned for the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, marking the first time the state has applied...

Thousands flee Holy Fire

Aug 9, 2018 / 9:02 pm

An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents,...

Flash floods hit France

Aug 9, 2018 / 12:00 pm

French rescuers with helicopters have evacuated 750 people, including many children and tourists, from campsites in southern France after torrential rain...

Third quake hits islands

Aug 9, 2018 / 7:00 am

The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as the official death toll from the most powerful of...

Lemonade stand stickup

Aug 9, 2018 / 6:56 am

North Carolina authorities arrested a juvenile Wednesday they say robbed a nine-year-old lemonade vendor of $17 at gunpoint, a stickup that prompted an...

73 years since A-bombing

Aug 9, 2018 / 6:53 am

Nagasaki marked the anniversary of the world's second atomic bombing Thursday with the United Nations chief and the city's mayor urging global leaders...

Crocodile conundrum

Aug 9, 2018 / 6:50 am

An Israeli businessman appears to have bitten off more than he can chew with plans for a crocodile farm in a West Bank settlement. Hundreds of crocodiles have...

Prisoners join fire fight

Aug 9, 2018 / 6:40 am

Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday they have made good progress battling California's largest-ever wildfire but didn't expect to have it...

Donkey love de-stress

Aug 9, 2018 / 5:33 am

In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group...

'Kill me, I want to die'

Aug 9, 2018 / 5:25 am

Prosecutors on Wednesday released hours of video interrogation of Florida's school shooting suspect, footage showing the young man slouching in a chair,...

Toddler dies in hot car

Aug 9, 2018 / 5:19 am

A Virginia sheriff says a toddler has died after being left in a hot car. Goochland County Sheriff James L. Agnew tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that...

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