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World News Dec 31, 2017 to Jan 6, 2018

Trump willing to talk to Kim

Jan 6, 2018 / 5:24 pm

President Donald Trump, shelving comparisons about the size of a "nuclear button," said Saturday he is open to talking with the North Korean leader...

Weinstein sued for "scheme"

Jan 6, 2018 / 4:32 pm

A lawyer who represented actress Paz de la Huerta has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and a former New York prosecutor, alleging they co-ordinated in a...

'Coach' star Van Dyke dies

Jan 6, 2018 / 3:02 pm

Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke who struggled for decades to achieve his own stardom before clicking as the dim-witted sidekick in...

Legendary astronaut dies

Jan 6, 2018 / 11:00 am

Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, according to a statement from NASA. Young...

Eight migrants drown

Jan 6, 2018 / 9:20 am

At least eight migrants died and 84 were rescued Saturday from a smugglers' foundering rubber dinghy in the waters off Libya, the Italian coast guard said....

Bomb kills four police

Jan 6, 2018 / 8:43 am

Police said four officers were killed Saturday when rebels fighting against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir detonated a bomb on a street the officers were...

Brutally cold on East Coast

Jan 6, 2018 / 7:22 am

Brutally cold conditions that have gripped the East Coast will last most of the weekend, prompting wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont. Temperatures...

$450-million lotto won

Jan 6, 2018 / 6:53 am

The winning ticket in the latest Mega Millions drawing was sold in Florida. One ticket matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing and will claim a...

100 and still hunting

Jan 5, 2018 / 3:32 pm

A 99-year-old hunter in Mississippi wants to know why people are making a big fuss about her recent kill. It was a doe after all, not a prized buck. The Clarion...

Attacked by bobcat or kitty?

Jan 5, 2018 / 2:53 pm

A Florida contractor says he was attacked by a bobcat inside a woman's condo, but the animal's owner says her feline is no predator, just a 10-pound...

Haggis facing more charges

Jan 5, 2018 / 12:16 pm

A civil lawsuit charging London, Ont.-native Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual...

'Fire and Fury' unleashed

Jan 5, 2018 / 11:08 am

The acrimony surrounding former White House adviser Steve Bannon's very public break with President Donald Trump is escalating, suggesting a permanent split...

Systemic failures at dam

Jan 5, 2018 / 11:05 am

"Long-term and systemic failures" by California dam managers and regulators to recognize inherent construction and design flaws at the tallest U.S....

'Cocaine cowboy' in court

Jan 5, 2018 / 8:19 am

The colorful past of a pilot who flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era may come back to haunt him in an...

Stolen Vodka worth $1.3 M

Jan 5, 2018 / 7:49 am

The world's most expensive bottle of Vodka has been stolen according to Copenhagen police. The bottle itself is gold and silver with a diamond encrusted...

Pat Sajak made me do it

Jan 5, 2018 / 7:00 am

An Ohio man who reportedly believed "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak instructed him to kill his elderly mother has been found not guilty by reason of...

Fatal hot air balloon crash

Jan 5, 2018 / 6:50 am

A hot air balloon carrying foreign tourists over Egypt's ancient city of Luxor crash-landed Friday, killing a tourist from South Africa and injuring at...

Ice festival glistens

Jan 5, 2018 / 6:26 am

Ice sculptures of Moscow's Red Square and Bangkok's Temple of the Emerald Buddha are among landmarks featured in the world's largest ice festival....

Rival Koreas set to meet

Jan 5, 2018 / 6:23 am

The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to co-operate on the Winter Olympics in the South and...

Fake millionaire dating scam

Jan 5, 2018 / 6:19 am

A man who posed as a millionaire oil tycoon to scam women on internet dating sites out of hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced on Thursday to nearly...

Plane's second fatal crash

Jan 4, 2018 / 10:41 pm

The family of a Canadian seaplane pilot who died in a crash north of Sydney, Australia, this week say they're devastated by the loss. Gareth Morgan's...

Blizzard blasts East Coast

Jan 4, 2018 / 10:36 pm

A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, dumping as much as 17 inches of snow in some areas and unleashing hurricane-force winds and...

Robs bank, buys the ring

Jan 4, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Authorities say a man robbed a bank in Ohio and used the money to buy his fiancee an engagement ring. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports 36-year-old...

33 die in flooding

Jan 4, 2018 / 11:58 am

Authorities in Congo say at least 33 people have died amid flooding in and around the capital of Kinshasa. Dominique Weloli, the provincial health minister,...

Weather 'bomb' explodes

Jan 4, 2018 / 11:24 am

When it comes to weather, it's hard to sound scarier than "bomb cyclone." It's a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive...

18 killed in train crash

Jan 4, 2018 / 9:46 am

A passenger train carrying people home after the holidays slammed into a truck in rural South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 18 people and injuring about...

Dog snatched by eagle

Jan 4, 2018 / 9:31 am

Felipe Rodriguez says he thought he was hallucinating when an eagle snatched his sister's little white dog from her yard, flapped its massive wings and...

Mysterious faces of war

Jan 4, 2018 / 9:26 am

Before the Army's 27th Infantry Division was decimated in a bloody Second World War battle, Stan Dube sketched portraits of his fellow soldiers. The 17...

Pot confusion in the US

Jan 4, 2018 / 8:41 am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating...

Trump furious over book

Jan 4, 2018 / 7:02 am

President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on former top adviser Steve Bannon, responding to a new book that portrays Trump as an undisciplined man-child...

Trump takes Korea credit

Jan 4, 2018 / 6:59 am

President Donald Trump says his tough stance on nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula is helping push North Korea and South Korea to talk. Trump tweeted early...

Powerball jumps to $550M

Jan 4, 2018 / 6:55 am

No winning tickets were sold for the $460 million Powerball drawing. The winning numbers selected Wednesday night were 2, 18, 37, 39 and 42, and the Powerball...

Quake rattles San Francisco

Jan 4, 2018 / 6:51 am

San Francisco Bay Area residents were shaken out of their slumber by a magnitude 4.4 earthquake that was felt over a wide area but caused no major damage early...

Big Venice jewel heist

Jan 3, 2018 / 9:53 am

Thieves have stolen precious Indian jewels from the famed Al Thani Collection that were on exhibit at Venice's Doge's Palace. News reports say the...

Apology over suicide video

Jan 3, 2018 / 9:44 am

Logan Paul has issued a more extensive apology for posting a YouTube video showing what appeared to be a body in a Japanese forest known as a suicide...

Sick boy airlifted off cruise

Jan 3, 2018 / 6:23 am

The United States Coast Guard rescued a 12-year-old Canadian boy who was suffering from symptoms of appendicitis while on a cruise ship. Coast Guard officials...

Fed up, jumps onto wing

Jan 3, 2018 / 6:08 am

A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane surprised fellow passengers by using the emergency exit to jump onto a wing. The...

U.S. has 'bigger nukes'

Jan 2, 2018 / 9:23 pm

President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The...

North Korea ready to talk?

Jan 2, 2018 / 8:55 pm

South Korea says North Korea has announced it will reopen a cross-border communication channel in another sign of easing animosity between the rivals. The...

'Dangerously cold'

Jan 2, 2018 / 8:13 pm

Bitterly cold temperatures gripped much of the nation on Tuesday, testing the mettle of even winter-wise northerners and delivering a shock to those accustomed...

Disaster declared in Cali.

Jan 2, 2018 / 8:11 pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared a major disaster in California over a wildfire that destroyed more than 1,000 buildings as fierce winds whipped it...

Trump talks Palestinian aid

Jan 2, 2018 / 7:36 pm

Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to threaten to cut off U.S. aid money to the...

Rat on plane cancels flight

Jan 2, 2018 / 7:11 pm

Alaska Airlines is calling in an exterminator after the company says a rat boarded one of its planes at Oakland International Airport in California and forced...

100 mph, drunk with corpse

Jan 2, 2018 / 5:04 pm

South Dakota Highway Patrol officials found a dead woman wrapped in a blanket in an SUV stopped after a high-speed chase with a drunken driver from California,...

Door opens for Romney

Jan 2, 2018 / 2:20 pm

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said Tuesday he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the Senate, opening the door for former GOP...

25+ dead in bus crash

Jan 2, 2018 / 12:15 pm

A Peruvian police official says at least 25 people died when a bus fell off a cliff after being hit by a tractor-trailer rig. Col. Dino Escudero tells RPP radio...

Russia's newest weapon

Jan 2, 2018 / 6:52 am

The Russian Armed Forces has unveiled its latest cutting-edge weapon in a New Year greetings video – cuddly puppies. After a year of showing off its...

Warned of gunman's state

Jan 2, 2018 / 6:21 am

A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attorney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted videos...

State's first legal pot sales

Jan 2, 2018 / 6:11 am

Customers lined up early to purchase recreational marijuana legally for the first time in California as the new year brought broad legalization some two decades...

Trump begins second year

Jan 1, 2018 / 10:23 pm

The glamour of his holiday break behind him, President Donald Trump returned to the White House Monday night to face a hefty legislative to-do list, critical...

Teen kills parents, sister

Jan 1, 2018 / 10:19 pm

A 16-year-old New Jersey boy armed with a semi-automatic rifle shot and killed his parents, sister and a family friend inside the home where they lived,...

BC pilot killed in crash

Jan 1, 2018 / 3:17 pm

A Canadian pilot was killed in Australia on New Year's Eve in a seaplane crash that also claimed the lives of a prominent British businessman and his...

Deputies were ambushed

Jan 1, 2018 / 8:36 am

Authorities in suburban Denver were investigating what led a 37-year-old man to fire more than 100 rounds in his apartment on sheriff's deputies, killing...

Record cold in US Midwest

Jan 1, 2018 / 8:27 am

Bone-chilling cold gripped the middle of the U.S. as 2018 began Monday, breaking a low temperature record, icing some New Year's celebrations and leading to...

Ball drops on frigid NYE

Jan 1, 2018 / 7:04 am

The glittering crystal ball dropped with a burst of confetti and dazzling fireworks as revelers rang in 2018 in frigid Times Square — the second-coldest...

N. Korea claims nukes

Dec 31, 2017 / 6:03 pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. But he also...

Iran protests amid deaths

Dec 31, 2017 / 4:46 pm

The largest protests to strike Iran in nearly a decade continued unabated Sunday, despite a government move to block access to Instagram and a popular messaging...

Costa Rican plane crash

Dec 31, 2017 / 12:41 pm

UDATE: 4:24 p.m. Ten U.S. citizens and two Costa Ricans have been killed after a plane flying out of Punta Islita, Costa Rica crashed Sunday afternoon. Costa...

Tight security in Vegas

Dec 31, 2017 / 10:36 am

Tens of thousands of revelers will ring in the new year in Las Vegas under the close eye of throngs of law enforcement officers and National Guard members...

Deputy dead after attack

Dec 31, 2017 / 9:39 am

UPDATE: 9:40 p.m. Authorities say 1 deputy dead, 4 deputies and 2 civilians hurt, in suburban Denver; suspected gunman believed dead. More coming. ORIGINAL:...

A freezing New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2017 / 7:20 am

Dress in layers, lay off the booze and bring some hand warmers. Those are some of the tips offered for the huge crowd of revelers expected in Times Square for...

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