Monthly Archives: July 2018

All survive crash of Mexican jetliner, some walk from wreck

An Aeromexico jetliner taking off in a blustery storm smashed down into a nearby field but skidded to a stop virtually intact, and all 103 people aboard were able to escape advancing flames before fire engulfed the aircraft. Continue reading

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Storms force swimmer to suspend attempt to cross Pacific

Severe storms have forced a French-American long-distance swimmer to suspend his attempt to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading

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Progress in sea feud, Koreas stir ASEAN, though rifts pester

Southeast Asian nations are expected to welcome an initial negotiating draft of a nonaggression pact with China on the South China Sea, but critics warn that the protracted talks provide a diplomatic cover for Beijing’s tenacious aggression in the disp… Continue reading

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Alice Marie Johnson calls America ‘country of second chances,’ hopeful Trump will ‘follow up’ with cases like hers

Alice Marie Johnson, the woman whose life sentence was commuted by President Trump last month, called America “a country of second chances” and said that she believes Trump will “follow up” with more situations like hers. Continue reading

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France bans smartphones, tablets in schools: report

Politicians in France reportedly voted Monday in favor of a new law that would largely prohibit students from using smart devices on campus. Continue reading

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Future of lethal injection in doubt as critics, drug makers rebel against it

The ultimate fate for hundreds of death row inmates in several states is in limbo due to controversy and court challenges to lethal injection protocols. Continue reading

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Driver caught swerving van to hit puddles, splash people is fired

A driver in Canada apparently was fired after a video of them swerving a company truck to seemingly splash pedestrians with puddle water was posted online. Continue reading

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Orcas pass around calf’s body in mourning ritual one week after its death, report says

A pod of endangered orcas, native to the Pacific Northwest waters, has been seen floating the body of a dead calf that died over a week ago. Continue reading

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Whoops: City forced to correct misspelled YIELD on the road

It was an oops that wasn’t easy to fix. Continue reading

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UN experts say Iran might want to help end war in Yemen

U.N. experts say Iran might be willing to play “a constructive role” in ending the war in Yemen, though adding in a new report that Tehran still appears to be arming Yemen’s Houthi Shiite rebels with ballistic missiles and drones. Continue reading

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Thieves swipe Swedish crown jewels, then escape on motorboat

Crown jewels belonging to the Swedish royal family were stolen in a daring heist by thieves who escaped on a motorboat today, reports claim. Continue reading

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Dozens who lost homes in Carr Fire still report to work at hospital

At least 32 healthcare workers reported to work this week despite losing their homes to the deadly wildfires raging in Northern California, a hospital official said Tuesday. Continue reading

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Brian Terry murder suspect extradited to the US from Mexico

A man suspected of killing Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010 was extradited to the U.S. from Mexico on Tuesday, officials said. Continue reading

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Mississippi highway gunfire suspect caught

A suspect is in custody after he allegedly opened fire on a Mississippi highway. Continue reading

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Hun Sen plays hardball to keep his grip on Cambodia

Determined to extend his 33 years as Cambodia’s strongman ruler, Prime Minister Hun Sen was not about to let an election derail what he believes is his destiny. Continue reading

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Trump calls for voter ID, teases Iran talks at Florida rally boosting DeSantis, Scott

President Trump gave hearty endorsements to Florida Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis Tuesday as two of the state’s top Republican elected officials seek higher office in November’s midterm elections. Continue reading

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Airliner crashes in northern Mexico; no deaths, 37 injured

An Aeromexico jetliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango on Tuesday, but the state’s governor said there were no deaths and another official said 37 people had minor injuries. Continue reading

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Carr Fire prompts accidental evacuation of California town, sheriff reveals

California officials tracking the developments of the Carr Fire blazing in the northern portion of the state reportedly made a mistake last week when they unnecessarily added a town to a mandatory evacuation order. Continue reading

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The Latest: Mexico official says 37 slight injuries in crash

The latest on the crash of an Aeromexico airliner in Mexico’s northern state of Durango (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Continue reading

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UN asked to punish peacekeepers who don’t protect civilians

More than 30 countries that support a set of principles calling for U.N. peacekeepers to protect civilians in armed conflict are asking the United Nations to go a step further and hold peacekeepers accountable if they fail to do so. Continue reading

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