• local newspapers Dec 29, 2019

    Even Amid Affluence of Tech Capital, Local News Struggles

    The cities and suburbs on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay are home to 2.7 million people, a world-class University of California campus and bedroom communities for Silicon Valley that produce median incomes 50 percent higher than the national average. What they no longer have is a thriving landscape of local daily newspapers. Gone is the Oakland Tribune, the…

  • United States Dec 2, 2019

    Death Toll Put at 20 for Mexico Cartel Attack Near US Border

    Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and staged an hour-long attack, officials said, putting the overall death toll at 20. The Coahuila state government said in a statement that lawmen aided by helicopters were still chasing remnants of the force that arrived...

  • Germany Nov 15, 2019

    American IS Suspect Repatriated From Turkish-Greek Border

    An American citizen suspected of being an Islamic State group member was deported to the U.S. on Friday after spending five days in no man’s land between Turkey and Greece, the Turkish interior minister said. Suleyman Soylu said the suspect — identified by local media as 39-year-old Muhammad Darwis B. — had been put on a plane to the U.S....

  • JUDGE Oct 25, 2019

    16 Sentenced to Death for Setting Bangladesh Student on Fire

    A court in eastern Bangladesh sentenced the principal of an Islamic school and 15 others to death on Thursday over the killing of an 18-year-old woman who was set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against the principal. Judge Mamunur Rashid of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal found Principal Siraj Ud Doula and the others...

  • Associated Press Sep 14, 2019

    Skirmishes Break Out in Hong Kong Mall Amid Counter Rallies

    Skirmishes broke out Saturday between supporters of the ongoing protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong and supporters of the central government at a shopping mall in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. Hundreds of pro-Beijing demonstrators sang the Chinese national anthem, waved red flags and chanted slogans at Amoy Plaza in the densely packed Kowloon district. Opposing protesters quickly gathered there,...

  • China Sep 12, 2019

    Belting Out Protest Song Is Latest Act of Hong Kong Movement

    Thousands of Hong Kong people belted out a new protest song in karaoke-style at shopping malls in the latest act of resistance that highlighted the creativity of demonstrators in their months-long fight for democratic freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Late Wednesday, activists and ordinary citizens sang “Glory to Hong Kong” at several malls for a third straight night in...

  • China Sep 5, 2019

    HK Leader Says Bill Withdrawal Was Own Decision, Not Beijing's

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the decision to withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory was her government’s own initiative to break the impasse, and not Beijing’s directive. Lam told a news conference that China’s central government “understands, respects and supports” her government in the entire process. Withdrawal of the...

  • Syria Aug 10, 2019

    Muslim Hajj Pilgrims Ascend Mount Arafat for Day of Worship

    More than 2 million Muslims gathered Saturday at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for an intense day of worship and reflection on what’s considered the climax of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Many had tears streaming down their faces as they raised their hands in worship on the slopes of the rocky hill where the Prophet Muhammad...

  • NBC Jun 13, 2019

    Around 25 Officers Injured in Memphis Protest After Task Force Kills Man

    Several law enforcement officers in Memphis were injured during a protest that began after federal officials killed a man they were attempting to arrest Wednesday, officials told NBC News. A driver wanted on multiple felony warrants attempted to ram law enforcement vehicles when officers with a regional U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force attempted to arrest him in Memphis’ Frayser...

  • NBC NEWS Jun 3, 2019

    Girlfriend's ‘Bombshell' Info Helped in Case of Man Who Killed Daughters

    The girlfriend of Chris Watts, the Colorado man serving multiple life sentences for murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters, played a main role in solidifying investigators’ suspicions that he was involved with their disappearance, NBC News reported. “Nichol Kessinger turned out to have information that I can best describe as being a bombshell,” said Weld County District Attorney Michael...

  • NBC May 7, 2019

    Small Jet Carrying 13 Crashed in Mexico; No Survivors Seen

    Local media reported that the passengers were returning from a weekend trip that included seeing the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight.

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 23, 2019

    Migrants Anxious After Mexican Authorities Raid Caravan

    Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. now carry the added anxiety of the pursued after Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds in a surprise raid on a caravan in Mexico’s south. While their compatriots were been taken into custody Monday, hundreds of other migrants scrambled away into the brush along the highway in Chiapas state to elude...

  • driver Mar 3, 2019

    Police: New Orleans Crash Driver Spoke of ‘Drinking Problem'

    A driver suspected of killing two people and injuring seven others, most of them on bikes, as large crowds gathered in New Orleans for Mardi Gras told police after the deadly crash, “I have a drinking problem,” according to a police report. New Orleans police said Tashonty Toney, 32, was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and other charges...

  • Associated Press Feb 14, 2019

    Denver Teachers End Strike, Return to Class With Pay Raise

    Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout Thursday and returned to their classrooms after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay as much as 11 percent. The deal was worked out in talks that lasted through the night and signed shortly before classes started, giving the teachers short notice and little time to get to their schools. They were...

  • Asher Klein Feb 8, 2019

    10 Dead, 3 Hurt in Fire at Brazilian Soccer Acadeny

    Fire tore through the sleeping quarters of an academy for one of Brazil’s most popular professional soccer clubs Friday, killing 10 people and injuring three, most likely teenage players, authorities said. Firefighters were called just after 5 a.m. local time to the sprawling Ninho de Urubu training grounds of the Flamengo soccer club in Rio de Janeiro’s western region. Overhead...

  • social media Feb 2, 2019

    Meteorite Impacts City in Western Cuba: Reports

    A meteorite likely impacted a province in western Cuba, local media reported Friday afternoon.

  • CEO Jan 2, 2019

    Deadline Passes Without Russian Turnover of Data to WADA

    The deadline for Russia to turn over samples and other data from its Moscow anti-doping lab passed Tuesday, leaving the World Anti-Doping Agency to decide whether to reinstate the ban it had lifted in September. WADA’s decision to declare the Russian Anti-Doping Agency compliant came with the requirement that it turn over data and samples by Dec. 31. But on...

  • driver Jan 1, 2019

    Van Slams Into Pedestrians on Tokyo Road, Injuring 8 People

    A minivan slammed into pedestrians early Tuesday on a street where people had gathered for New Year’s festivities in downtown Tokyo, injuring eight people, police said. Police took into custody a man in his 20s but did not further identify him. They say he is suspected of intentionally trying to kill people by driving the small vehicle through the street,...

  • Spain Nov 20, 2018

    Landslide Derails Commuter Train Near Barcelona, Killing 1

    One person died and dozens were injured Tuesday after a landslide derailed a commuter train traveling toward Barcelona, Spanish authorities said. The regional civil protection agency said that two train cars of a convoy of six came off the tracks at 6.15 a.m. local near Vacarisses, some 45 kilometers northwest of Barcelona. Firefighters and emergency workers evacuated 131 commuters and...

  • San Diego Nov 17, 2018

    SDSO Identifies 3 Deputies Involved in Shooting Death of Suspect in Alpine

    The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department identified three deputies who were involved in the shooting death of a suspect Monday in Alpine.

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