One woman was killed and four people were injured last week after a truck carrying Takata airbag parts exploded in Texas, wiping out both the vehicle and a nearby home. The truck was pulling a flatbed trailer stacked with airbag cartridges and was headed to a Takata plant in Eagle Pass, Texas on August 22nd when it exploded in the town of Del Rio, Conexion Del Rio reports. According to authorities, the truck drove off the road, caught fire, and exploded right in front of the house of 69-year-old Lucila Robles, killing her.
The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials. The FBI warning, contained in a “flash” alert from the FBI’s Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections. Johnson emphasized in the call that Homeland Security was not aware of “specific or credible cybersecurity threats” to the election, officials said.
Michael Elliot, 24, Walshea Mitchell, 35, and Willie Ethridge, 34, broke out of the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center at about 10 p.m. CDT on Saturday night, the Natchitoches sheriff's office said. Elliot was serving a sentence for theft, Mitchell for armed robbery with a weapon and attempted armed robbery, and Ethridge for attempted second degree murder and armed robbery.
Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen is not the type to keep quiet when he has something to say. If Cadillac isn’t planning on hauling out a new range-topping sedan, that means the CT6 winds up being the one to battle the big Benz and Bimmer four-doors of the world. Which means the carmaker needs to push the car’s features and quality even further upmarket.
A Swiss army fighter jet went missing over the Alps Monday and is believed to have crashed, the defence ministry said, adding that a large-scale search and rescue operation had been launched. The F/A-18 C single-seater had been taking part in a training exercise with a second plane when all radio contact with the pilot was suddenly cut at 4:05 pm (1405 GMT), the ministry said in a statement. "The military command's thoughts are with the pilot's family," it said, adding that an investigation had been launched.
More than 300 reindeer were killed by a lightning strike during an epic storm Friday in Norway. Read: What a Shocker: Man Nearly Struck by Lightning as He Live Streams Thunderstorm The animals were situated on the central mountain plateau of Hardangervidda
In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump made six references to the conflict in Syria, pointing to the war-ravaged nation as a source of much of the world's turmoil, particularly immigration and extremism. A week later at the Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton made not one reference to Syria. The conflict in Syria remains a major conundrum for both President Barack Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state.
Suspended President Dilma Rousseff mounted a forceful defense at her impeachment trial in Brasilia on Aug. 29, 2016, blasting her critics ahead of a Senate vote that will decide whether to remove her from office permanently. During her testimony, Rousseff
The flight from Glasgow to Newark was delayed for 10 hours when the pair appeared to be over the legal limit.
A recent run around the Nurburgring nearly turned into a crash for one Porsche driver, when his or her 911 went into a skid and came shockingly close to smashing its nose against the guard rail. The video, posted to YouTube by the Nurburgring-centric account known as "EMS Nordschleife TV," shows a blueish-purpleish 964-generation Porsche 911 coming into a turn hot at the famed German race track.
A woman in Virginia shot down a drone flying near her property in June of this year. Originally reported in the local Fauquier Times and subsequently covered by Ars Technica, the shooter was Jennifer Youngman, a neighbor to actor and director Robert Duvall.
Like licenses, mugshots aren't known to make people look good. So why not try and change it if you have the opportunity? Police in Australia were on the hunt for 18-year-old, Amy Sharp after she escaped from corrective service officers in Sydney on Aug
A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner arrived in Uruguay on Tuesday after being deported from Venezuela, where he set off alarm bells for traveling without proper documents and was detained earlier this month, a government official said. Jihad Diyab was held for 12 years in Guantanamo without being charged and was released to Uruguay in 2014 in a deal to reduce the number of detainees at the U.S. military prison. "He did not properly enter either Brazil or Venezuela, and was deported to Uruguay.
The UN on Tuesday welcomed a decision by France's highest administrative court to suspend a controversial ban on burkini swimwear, warning that the ban had fuelled religious intolerance and stigmatisation. "These decrees do not improve the security situation but rather fuel religious intolerance and the stigmatisation of Muslims in France, especially women," Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN rights office, told reporters.
A Texas teacher's no-homework policy went viral this month after a parent shared the news on Facebook. Brandy Young teaches second grade at Godley Elementary School in Texas, but some high school teachers may be wondering if it makes sense to stop assigning homework to their teenage students. Ramy Mahmoud, a science teacher at Williams High School in Plano, Texas, says simply appeasing parents because of pushback may not be the best idea, but teachers who want to change their homework policy to increase equity among students are on the right track.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is asking the FBI to investigate the threat of Russian tampering with U.S. elections, including potentially falsifying election results. The Hewlett-Packard executive will meet with business leaders in Denver on Tuesday to talk about Clinton's plans for jobs and the economy.
In a report, the Greenville County Sheriff's Office said a deputy went to Fleetwood Manor August 21 to conduct a follow-up investigation of reports from two callers the day before who said a person dressed in clown clothes and makeup was trying to entice kids into the woods nearby. According to the deputy, several children from Fleetwood Manor told him several clowns have been appearing in the woods behind one of the buildings and trying to persuade them to enter the woods by waving large amounts of money. There has [sic] been several conversation [sic] and a lot of complaints to the office regarding a clown or a person dressed in clown clothing taking children or trying to lure children in the woods. First and foremost at Fleetwood Manor Apartments children's [sic] safety is a top priority.
Take when Red Bull’s Bryce Menzies jumped 379 feet in his 900-horsepower Pro 2 racing truck. Menzies's world record only came after much testing and modification. Months ago, at an unnamed test facility outside of San Diego, Red Bull, Pennzoil and Menzies’ crew began working out inital suspension set-ups and aerodynamic tweaks—remember, this is a flying truck.
Dubai's ruler has ordered a shake-up of the city state's management, including the retirement of nine senior officials, a day after he conducted a surprise spot check of government offices and found a significant number of employees absent. Governments around the Gulf are trying to make their bureaucracies more efficient as low oil prices pressure state finances, and the move by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum is one of the most dramatic efforts in that direction so far. Sheikh Mohammed ordered the retirement on Monday of nine members of Dubai Municipality's executive management, including directors and assistant director-generals in departments such as legal affairs and planning, the United Arab Emirates' state news agency WAM reported.
A typhoon slammed into northern Japan on Tuesday evening, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami. Typhoon Lionrock made landfall near the city of Ofunato, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) northeast of Tokyo. It's the first time a typhoon has made landfall in the northern region since 1951, when the Japan Meteorological Agency started keeping records.
Police believe they have captured a serial killer dubbed China's "Jack the Ripper" for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims, state-run media reported on Monday, nearly three decades after the first murder. Gao Chengyong, 52, was detained at the grocery store he runs with his wife in Baiyin, in the northwest province of Gansu, the China Daily said. "The suspect has a sexual perversion and hates women," police said in 2004, when they linked the crimes for the first time and offered a reward of 200,000 yuan ($30,000) for information leading to an arrest.
President Barack Obama has long envisioned leaving office with two trade deals in place: the Trans-Pacific Partnership with 12 Asian nations, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with Europe. On Sunday, German Economic Minister and vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, said that TTIP talks between the U.S. and EU have essentially fallen apart. “In my opinion, the negotiations with the United States have de facto failed, even though nobody is really admitting it,” Gabriel said during a question-and-answer session with citizens in Berlin.
A South African hotelier said Monday he had picked up a piece of aircraft wreckage off the Mozambican coast in the latest possible find of debris from the missing MH370 flight. Mozambique's aviation authorities in Maputo said they had been informed of the discovery, but were yet to receive the item. Australia, which is leading the search for the aircraft which vanished in 2014 with 239 people onboard, has determined that five pieces of debris found in Mozambique, South Africa and Mauritius almost certainly came from the plane.
By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly a third of U.S. counties likely will be served by only one insurer that participates in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace in 2017, according to an analysis published on Sunday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The 31 percent of U.S. counties that will have just a single option of insurers within the ACA's exchanges would represent an increase from 7 percent this year, the nonpartisan group found. Despite sharing a namesake, the Kaiser Family Foundation is not associated with healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente.
This past week, a potential member of the Electoral College threatened to not vote for the GOP nominee this fall for President. On Thursday, Chris Suprun, a member of the college representing Texas, said he may not vote for Donald Trump five weeks after Election Day when the college’s votes are counted in Washington. Based on current polling, Trump is expected to win that state.