Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Deaths reported in China after earthquake

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous part of southwest China, killing at least 19 people and injuring almost 250 people. Continue reading

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Penn State fraternity death hearing to resume

Members of a Pennsylvania State University fraternity charged in the death of a pledge were set to return to court Thursday to resume a hearing to determine if the case will move on for trial. Continue reading

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Toshiba gets auditors’ signoff, perhaps avoiding delisting

Toshiba Corp. has received a signoff from auditors on its earnings, although it came with some conditions, meaning the embattled Japanese electronics and nuclear company will likely avert delisting. Continue reading

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War college holds conference about women, peace and security

An annual conference is being held at the U.S. Naval War College to discuss empowering women in conflict prevention and peace. Continue reading

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New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered. Continue reading

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Hurricane Franklin nears Mexico’s coast for 2nd landfall

Hurricane Franklin roared toward Mexico’s central Gulf coast early Thursday, threatening to pound a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with torrential rains and heavy winds. Continue reading

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DB Cooper mystery: ‘Potential’ physical evidence uncovered in search

A crew of volunteer cold-case investigators in the Pacific Northwest, led by a former FBI agent, has uncovered what they believe to be “potential evidence” in the 46-year-old mystery of D.B. Cooper. Continue reading

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China reports no major collapses following powerful quake

Chinese monitors say they’ve detected multiple landslides but no major building collapses following a powerful earthquake in the country’s mountainous southwest that killed at least 19 people. Continue reading

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North Korea outlines plan to launch missiles toward Guam

North Korea on Thursday announced a detailed plan to launch a volley of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers, and dismissed President Donald Trump’s threats of “fire and fury” if it… Continue reading

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AP Explains: 70 years of India-Pakistan tensions unresolved

When the British ended two centuries of colonial rule on the Indian subcontinent in August 1947, they left a jigsaw legacy — the vast country of India flanked on either side by a newly created Pakistan split in two parts. Continue reading

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Russian spy plane flies over Trump’s New Jersey golf club, DC area

A low-flying Russian spy plane was spotted Wednesday over parts of Washington, D.C., and Bedminster, New Jersey, where President Trump is vacationing at his Trump National Golf Course — but the flight had been approved under a long-standing global tre… Continue reading

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Iran arrests 6 for teaching Zumba

Government authorities arrested six individuals in Iran for allegedly teaching “Western dance moves,” including Zumba, and creating videos which they uploaded and posted on social media. Continue reading

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Navy jet crashes off Key West; pilot rescued

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a Navy pilot from water outside Key West Wednesday afternoon after his jet crashed, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Continue reading

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‘Gun-wielding’ road rage woman arrested, police say

Police in Texas have arrested a Houston-area woman after identifying her in connection with two separate road rage incidents. Continue reading

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North Korea responds to US threats with Guam attack plan: ‘Only absolute force’ can work on Trump

North Korea on Wednesday responded to a new round of threats from President Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis — with a claim that it could launch four missiles in Guam’s direction within just a week. Continue reading

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Russian surveillance plane creates buzz in Washington

A low-flying Russian airplane has created buzz in the nation’s capital, but it turns out the surveillance flight over the Capitol, Pentagon and other sites was cleared by the U.S. government under a long-standing global treaty. Continue reading

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Judge rejects Australian woman’s drug plea deal in Colombia

A judge in Colombia has rejected a plea deal offered to an Australian woman charged with drug trafficking, meaning she could potentially serve a longer prison sentence if convicted. Continue reading

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Ex-Boy Scout claims scoutmaster sexually abused him in 1990s

A former Boy Scout says a scoutmaster sexually abused him “hundreds of times” during the 1990s. Continue reading

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The Latest: Man says scoutmaster sexually abused him as boy

The Latest on sexual-assault allegations against a scoutmaster (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Continue reading

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One-time ‘teacher of the year’ gets 10 years in jail over teen boy sex parties

A former high school teacher who hosted sex parties for teenage boys — including a “bros night” that featured a front-door sign urging them to get naked — has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Continue reading

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VA forced to rehire fired director of DC veterans hospital

A former director of the veterans hospital in the nation’s capital who had been fired for poor leadership has been rehired. Continue reading

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Hurricane Franklin moves toward Mexican Gulf Coast as first of season

Franklin has become the first Atlantic hurricane of the season. Continue reading

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Coast Guard rescues Navy pilot after crash off Florida Keys

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a Navy jet pilot off the Florida Keys. Continue reading

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Man to change plea to guilty in deadly Iowa jail escape

Prosecutors say a man charged with killing a sheriff’s deputy and wounding another while escaping from an Iowa jail will plead guilty. Continue reading

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Feds: DC officer won’t be charged in motorcyclist’s shooting

Federal officials say they won’t file charges against a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorcyclist last year in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

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Tennessee forestry chief lauds firefighters in wildfires

Although Tennessee’s top forestry official says he regrets the loss of lives and property from last year’s wildfires, he argues that firefighters did as much as they could to contain the blaze. Continue reading

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NC bar owner heading home after 10 days in Honduras jail

The co-owner of a popular bar in North Carolina is heading home after spending 10 days in a sweltering Honduran jail on drug charges. Continue reading

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Photos show mountain lion kittens growing up in wine country

New photos show a pair of mountain lion kittens maturing in Northern California’s wine country. Continue reading

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The Latest: Franklin is first hurricane of Atlantic season

The Latest on Hurricane Franklin (all times local): 5 p.m. Franklin has become the first Atlantic hurricane of the season as it moves toward Mexico’s Gulf coast. Continue reading

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Cops: 6-year-old boy shot to death by 10-year-old brother

Police in Pennsylvania say a 6-year-old boy has been shot to death by his 10-year-old brother while the two were home alone. Continue reading

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Puerto Rico reaches 1st deals to renovate 167 former schools

Puerto Rico’s governor says he has signed the first of several deals to renovate some of the 167 schools that closed across the island this year amid an economic crisis. Continue reading

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Mother of girl found dead in freezer gets 65 years

The mother of a Florida girl found dead in a freezer has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. Continue reading

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The Latest: Some Venezuela opposition parties to vie in vote

The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Leaders with an alliance of Venezuela’s opposition parties say they will participate in upcoming regional elections in a bid to stop President Nicolas Maduro from further cons… Continue reading

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Navy veteran accused of pouring acid on dogs, gouging their eyes out

A U.S. Navy veteran in California has been accused of soaking two dogs with acid and gouging their eyes out. Continue reading

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5 firearms, $850,000 in cash seized at Puerto Rico airport

Federal authorities have seized more than $850,000 in cash and five firearms at an airport in Puerto Rico’s capital. Continue reading

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Syrian Kurds: 17 Indonesians who escaped IS leave Syria

A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined the Islamic State group in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa have been handed over to representatives of their country and have left Syria, a local Kurdish official and a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Continue reading

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The Latest: Jill Stein pleads guilty in pipeline protest

The Latest on the resolution of the pipeline protest case against former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. Continue reading

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Trial ends but verdict will wait in St. Louis cop’s trial

Attorneys made their final pitches Wednesday for why a former St. Louis police officer should or shouldn’t be found guilty of murder in the 2011 killing of a suspect, leaving his fate in the hands of the judge, who won’t rule until late next week at th… Continue reading

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Prosecutor: Officers won’t face charges in teen’s death

Two eastern Arkansas police officers won’t face charges in the fatal shooting of a black teenager outside an emergency youth shelter, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Priest accused of groping teenage girl is released from jail

A newly ordained Roman Catholic priest accused of groping a 13-year-old girl under her skirt won’t have to remain in jail while the charges are pending in New Jersey. Continue reading

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US Air Force test flights focus on off-the-shelf options

Over a U.S. Air Force base in the New Mexico desert, pilots on Wednesday tested some off-the-shelf options as the military looks for its next light-attack aircraft. Continue reading

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Guard with ‘top secret’ clearance admits to abandoning post

A former Department of Defense security guard and Army intelligence officer has admitted to abandoning her work station when she was supposed to be monitoring security cameras. Continue reading

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Arkansas officers won’t be charged in shooting that killed 16-year-old

A state prosecutor says two eastern Arkansas police officers won’t face charges in the fatal shooting of a black teenager outside an emergency youth shelter. Continue reading

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Hot words after New Orleans flood, pump problems revealed

A mounting chorus of critics is calling it unacceptable that pumping problems in New Orleans contributed to widespread weekend flooding. Continue reading

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The Latest: Florida shuts day care where 3-year-old died

The Latest on the death of a Florida boy left in a hot van (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Continue reading

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Dozens of migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen, UN says

Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the incident “shocking and inhumane.” Continue reading

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Prosecutors: Man beat sister, elderly mom with rubber mallet

Prosecutors say a man bound his sister and 81-year-old mother with plastic ties and then beat them with a rubber mallet inside their Massachusetts home. Continue reading

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The Latest: Indianapolis man arraigned in officer’s slaying

The Latest on an Indianapolis man charged with fatally shooting a police officer (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Continue reading

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Up to 50 migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen, UN says

The U.N. migration agency says up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have been “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast. Continue reading

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UK journalist Alison Smale is new UN communications chief

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed veteran journalist Alison Smale as the U.N.’s new communications chief. Continue reading

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