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.
Three Canadian cruise ship passengers were charged with drug smuggling Monday after Sydney police allegedly found 95 kilograms (209 pounds) of cocaine in their cabin luggage. The haul valued at 31 million Australian dollars ($23 million) was the largest seizure in Australia of narcotics carried by passengers of a cruise ship or airliner, Australian Border Force commander Tim Fitzgerald said. Andre Tamine, 63, Isabelle Lagace, 28, and Melina Roberce, 22, were arrested Sunday after the MS Sea Princess, operated by California-based Princess Cruises, berthed in Sydney.
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.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office has called on French beach resorts to lift their bans on the burkini, calling them a "stupid reaction" that did not improve security but fueled religious intolerance. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein welcomed the decision by the Conseil d'Etat against the Mediterranean resort of Villeneuve-Loubet, his spokesman Rupert Colville said. A dozen other towns also have such bans.
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.
Adding to Syria’s already chaotic landscape, two U.S. allies who had pledged to fight the Islamic State have turned their guns on each other. Late last week, Free Syrian Army rebels, once trained and equipped by U.S. special forces and now backed by Turkey, pushed into Syria to attack U.S.-supported Kurdish and Arab Syrian Democratic Forces. In a visit to the border with Syria over the weekend, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to continue the fight.
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.
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.
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.
The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century is scheduled to fly from Fort Lauderdale to the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War. JetBlue Flight 387 was set to take off at 9:45 a.m. EDT for a 72-minute journey that will open a new era of U.S.-Cuba travel, with more than 400 flights a week connecting the U.S. with an island cut off from most Americans by the 55-year-old trade embargo on Cuba and formal ban on U.S. citizens engaging in tourism on the island. Historians disagree on the exact date of the last commercial flight but it appears to have been after Cuba banned incoming flights during the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
Tony Stewart did his racing legacy no favors yesterday when he picked up his smartphone and Tweeted his way into the Colin Kaepernick National Anthem controversy. The 45-year-old three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion took umbrage with The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sitting down during the National Anthem in a game over the weekend. Stewart called him an idiot.
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A security panic that crippled Los Angeles International Airport and sent hundreds of passengers fleeing from terminals was triggered by reports of gunfire that proved false but were amplified by word-of-mouth and social media, police said on Monday. The shooting scare on Sunday night, which marked the worst security disruption in nearly three years at the second-busiest U.S. airport, began with police receiving a call reporting gunshots fired at a United Airlines gate inside Terminal 8, police said. The initial call came in moments after airport police had responded to separate reports of a man wearing a black cape and mask and carrying a sword in the baggage area of an adjacent terminal, according to airport police spokesman Robert Pedregon.
Japan braced Monday for a powerful typhoon -- the third in little more than a week -- and authorities warned of heavy rain, high waves and flooding after the previous storms killed two people. Typhoon Lionrock, described as "strong", was likely to come ashore northeast of Tokyo on Tuesday before cutting across the country's main island of Honshu and heading out to sea towards Russia and China, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. At 3:00 pm (0600 GMT) Monday, Lionrock was 330 kilometres (210 miles) east of Hachijo island in the Pacific Ocean southeast of Tokyo, the agency said.
A day before his highly-awaited speech on immigration, Donald Trump is accusing people in the country illegally of taking minority workers' jobs. Trump said on Twitter earlier Tuesday that he would meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday. Donald Trump is railing against the Democratic Party, calling it the party of slavery and Jim Crow.
A man named Vladimir Putin has been arrested in Florida. No, not Russian President and Donald Trump bro Vladimir Putin. Instead, a West Palm Beach man who shares Putin’s name was arrested for screaming at employees at a Publix supermarket. According
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 brother of JonBenét Ramsey is breaking his decades-long silence to honor his sister's memory and to ensure she's properly remembered, he told Dr. Phil. “I want to honor her memory by doing this interview. I don’t want anyone to forget,” Burke Ramsey
The six people who went into isolation for a year in Hawaii to help NASA plan for a mission to Mars emerged Sunday, happy to breathe fresh air and meet new people. French astrobiologist Cyprien Verseux said that he was "feeling excited" about being in the open and eating fresh food again. "A mission to Mars in the near future is realistic," he said.
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.
A "strong signal" detected by a radio telescope in Russia that is scanning the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life has stirred interest among the scientific community. "No one is claiming that this is the work of an extraterrestrial civilization, but it is certainly worth further study," said Paul Gilster, author of the Centauri Dreams website which covers peer-reviewed research on deep space exploration. The observation is being made public now, but was actually detected last year by the RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya, Russia, he said.
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.
The incident, while rare, is not without precedent in other parts of the world, where lightning bolts have killed large numbers of cattle, elk and other animals that were clustered together during a thunderstorm. This area is home to about 2,000 reindeer at this time of the year, the agency said. Agency spokesman Kjartan Knutsen told The Associated Press it's not uncommon for reindeer or other wildlife to be killed by lightning strikes but this was an unusually deadly event.
Surprising survey results pit technological advances against simple concerns like battery life and more storage. And hey insect bites what customers want from the next act out. A certain race says the average buyer cares more about additional storage