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- 2017-05-23 18:26:56Z
A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.
Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey has reopened after temporarily shutting down late Tuesday, following an engine fire that prompted the evacuation of an airplane, officials said. There were reports of five minor injuries, according to a statement posted on the airport's official Twitter account, with delays expected to persist through the night. "Newark Airport is temporarily closed due to deployment of emergency chutes on a plane with an apparent engine fire," an earlier post on the airport's official Twitter account had said.
A police report shows a flight attendant saw the dad comforting his young son, but the airline worker thought his hand rested too close to the boy's genitals. What ensued amounted to an embarrassing yet fearful incident at the airport.
There was a ground stop at Newark Airport after a plane engine caught fire on Tuesday night.
Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Deep cuts in the White House's proposed 2018 budget released today would eliminate the popular Energy Star program and 5...
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration.
Could the blossoming fintech scene in Andhra Pradesh turn this coastal state in southern India into the next Silicon Valley?
In just a few weeks, Tesla will begin mass production on the Model 3, the company's highly anticipated mass market EV. With a entry-level sticker price of just $35,000, the Model 3 will be Tesla's most affordable vehicle yet and will help hasten the adoption of electric vehicles in the mainstream. While we already know a lot about the Model 3, there are many details Tesla has yet to divulge. For instance, just last week a photo of a Model 3 with a wooden trim interior surfaced online, a design option Tesla has yet to confirm will be available to interested Model 3 owners. As it stands now, Tesla is planning to hold a special Model 3 event in July where it will reveal the final shipping...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man acted strangely long before he caused a disturbance on a plane that prompted fighter jets to accompany it to Hawaii, but a lack of communication and an airline's hesitancy to be caught on video booting a passenger could have played a role in allowing him to fly, experts say
The girl reportedly jumped into a turbulent river to complete a suicide challenge referred to "Blue Whale."
By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the Geneva-based United Nations agency. "It's a victory day for Ethiopia and for Africa," Ethiopia's ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva Negash Kebret Botora said. Tedros, as he is widely known, told health ministers at the WHO's annual assembly after his election: "All roads lead to universal coverage.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target for their frustration: Hugo Chavez.
A man has been arrested for the assault of a disabled man in Chester County that was caught on video.
McKenzie Wilson went missing from her upstate New York home early in the morning.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on a lawsuit alleging that Mississippi is breaking federal law by providing unequal schooling to black students (all times local):
ISIS is taking credit for the attack, which claimed the lives of 22 people.
US President Donald Trump's emphatic embrace of Sunni Arab regimes and his vilification of Iran mark a stark departure from the vision of his predecessor Barack Obama in the volatile region, analysts say. Pointedly delivering his first foreign speech in Riyadh on Sunday, Trump praised the six-state Gulf Cooperation Council, specifically Saudi Arabia, for efforts to cut off funding to extremists while lambasting Iran as the "spearhead of terrorism". While the unpredictable Trump completed the visit to the region without committing a major gaffe, his approach "swept away the entire Obama legacy with the wave of a hand," said Thierry Coville, an Iran expert at the French Institute for...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, eliminating more than 3,800 jobs while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs.
The Trump administration may finally be nearing a decision on whether to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement. Now we know that visionary businessman Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX, Tesla, and a new, mysterious tunnel-building firm called the Boring Company, is talking to President Donald Trump about what to do regarding this agreement. Given his role in alternative energy, it's no surprise that Musk is in favor of the 2016 treaty. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's Boring Company isn't waiting any longer The Paris agreement was negotiated under former president Barack Obama. And for the first time in decades of climate diplomacy, all nations agreed to take steps to cut emissions of...
British actor Roger Moore played James Bond in a record seven films, more than any other man to date.
Cops said the dog will not be facing any charges.
A new leak gives us a better look at how the iPhone 8 could fit into Apple's smartphone lineup when it arrives later this year. Credit: SlashLeaksMost of the chatter around Apple's iPhone plans foresees the company releasing three new iPhones in the fall. Apple is expected to make modest updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but also to unveil the iPhone 8, which will include substantive changes to iPhone design, such as an edge-to-edge display.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The Latest on the stabbing death of a black student visiting the University of Maryland (all times local):
BEIRUT (AP) - An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported.
Chris Svensson explains why the new Ford GT isn't retro, and what separates his $400,000 supercar from a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Bugatti
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - A massive new landslide along California's iconic coastal Highway 1 has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt, the latest hit in winter of crippling slides and flooding.
Jana Duggar gets praised for her child rearing skills.
India announced Tuesday it had fired mortars at Pakistani army posts across their disputed border in Kashmir, a rare public disclosure of such a pre-emptive assault against its neighbour. Troops fired at military camps in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir which were being used to harbour militants, an Indian army spokesman said. "As part of our counter-terror operations, punitive fire assaults across LoC (Line of Control, the de facto border) are being undertaken by the Indian army," Major-General Ashok Narula told a briefing in New Delhi.
The singer had just played to a sold out crowd, many of them young people, when police believe a suicide bomber attacked.
On Monday, a lone man detonated a bomb at the Manchester Arena in northern England. where Ariana Grande performed in front of over 21,000 people.
When an explosion killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester, England, late Monday, media organizations across the English speaking world rushed to break the news.
President Donald Trump fired ex-FBI Director James Comey on May 9 over his handling of investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's email scandal.
Children were among 22 people killed in a suicide bombing at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester, the country's deadliest terror attack in 12 years. Screaming fans, many of them teenagers, fled the venue in panic after the bomb blast, which came at the end of a concert by US star Ariana Grande in the northern English city late on Monday. Police said the attacker was believed to be "carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated causing this atrocity" and had himself died at the scene, but gave no further details about him.
A young Chinese woman has drawn criticism on social media after unfavourably comparing her homeland's air and politics to those in the US during her graduation speech at an American university. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping said that coming to the United States had been a breath of "fresh air" after growing up in China. "The moment I inhaled and exhaled outside the airport, I felt free," she continued, drawing a parallel between China's notorious air pollution and its similarly choking restrictions on political speech.
The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.
Gambian authorities have seized assets including 86 bank accounts and 131 properties linked to former president Yahya Jammeh, an official said on Monday, as an investigation into the veteran ruler's wealth gathers pace. The new government has accused Jammeh of massive fraud including siphoning off public money during his 22-year rule that ended in election defeat and disgraced exile in Equatorial Guinea in January. Jammeh has been out of contact since leaving for exile and his associates no longer respond to journalists' queries about the accusations against him.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Uncertainty over the future of health care is growing deeper for millions of Americans who buy their own policies.
Although the Islamic State (IS) group has not taken responsibility for the attack, Twitter accounts affiliated with the terrorist organization sent out celebratory messages.
BEIJING (AP) - A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours.
Chinese tourist numbers to South Korea plunged by two-thirds in April after Beijing banned tour groups over Seoul's deployment of a US missile defence system, official statistics showed. Beijing imposed a boycott from March 15 on Chinese tour groups visiting the South in a spat over the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Washington and Seoul say it is purely to defend against threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, but Beijing fears it could undermine its own nuclear deterrent and has reacted with fury, imposing a series of measures seen as economic retaliation.
A huge explosion took place Tuesday night during singer Ariana Grande's concert at Manchester Arena, killing19 people and injuring about 50 others, police said.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - A major new rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic Highway 1 in up to 40 feet of stone and dirt, the latest hit in a soggy winter of slides, floods and road closings along the winding Central California coast road, state transportation officials said Monday.
Doctors rallied in Venezuela Monday in the latest street protests against President Nicolas Maduro, as a young man lay in hospital after being set on fire by an angry crowd. Three people were killed in violent riots in late president Hugo Chavez's home state of Barinas, bringing the death toll to 51 as the unrest entered its eighth week, the public prosecution service said. An AFP reporter saw demonstrators burn a government office and a police car in the western town of Barinas in the state of the same name.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska authorities found one shell casing after a man tried to shoot and kill himself but the bullet passed through his head and took the life of his girlfriend, a prosecutor said Monday.
You're forgiven if the name KIC 8462852 doesn't ring a bell. It's a far-off object, thought to be a star, which was only just discovered in late 2015, but it's already managed to totally confuse researchers in its extremely brief stint on the scientific stage. The star has continually exhibited extremely odd behavior, and has been repeatedly observed experiencing huge dips in brightness that don't seem to have any readily available explanation. Now, the star has been spotted performing the same dimming trick as it has in the past, and scientists are throwing out some extremely wild theories. KIC 8462852, otherwise known as "Tabby's Star" or "Boyajian's Star" depending...
President Donald Trump asked two top US intelligence officials in March to help push back against the FBI investigation into his campaign's possible links with Russia, The Washington Post reported Monday. In the newest report suggesting the White House sought to tamp down the Russia probe, the Post said Trump urged National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to publicly deny any evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russia during last year's presidential election.
By Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn declined on Monday to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee as it investigates possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Flynn invoked his Fifth Amendment constitutional protection against self-incrimination, according to a letter to the Senate committee from his attorney, which was seen by Reuters. The retired lieutenant general is a key witness in the Russia probe, which has roiled the first months of President Donald Trump's presidency with a spate of negative news reports.
One of the great things about Tesla is that its vehicles are beloved for a variety of different reasons. So while some Model S owners, for example, may point to raw acceleration as a key selling point, other owners might instead champion the car's safety profile or environmental friendliness. Many Model S and Model X owners, though, are particularly drawn to Tesla's Autopilot software, all the more so because it's constantly improving and evolving via convenient over-the-air software updates. While we're still a ways away from Level 5 autonomous driving becoming a practical reality, Tesla is doing all it can to hasten its arrival. In fact, Elon Musk during a TED Talk last month said...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said Monday.
President Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia over the weekend went largely as planned. He appeared jovial on his first trip abroad, he announced billions in Saudi investment in the U.S., and his speech on terrorism was well received. Last, but not least, he touched The Orb. SEE ALSO: Well-done steak and other items on Donald Trump's tour rider And here's Trump at the opening of the "Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology" in Riyadh pic.twitter.com/gshRT2nFLU - BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 21, 2017 Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to touch The Orb. The Orb, of course, has existed long before the United States and even the concept of...