A U.S. service member has been killed and another injured in Afghanistan, just one day after commanders sent 100 troops to aid and train Afghan security forces in Lashkar Gah on a temporary basis. Six Aghan soldiers were also injured in the attack, and the wounded service member is currently in stable condition. “On behalf of all of U.S. Forces – Afghanistan, as well as Resolute Support, our deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of those involved,” said Gen. John Nicholson, the top commander in Afghanistan, who sent the troops to Helmand.
At this moment, a crew of submariners belonging to famed nautical explorer Dr. Robert Ballard's Corps of Exploration is exploring the wreck of the USS Independence off the coast of California. The Independence was an American aircraft carrier that served in the Second World War, fighting at Leyte Gulf and surviving Japanese torpedoes before becoming part of a fleet bombed repeatedly in the Operation Crossroads atomic bomb tests. Ultimately, the now-radioactive Independence was towed back to port in California, loaded with barrels of more radioactive waste, and scuttled off the coast in the shark-filled depths of the Pacific near the Farallon Islands.
Three children, including a 3-month-0ld baby, and a man died early Tuesday after a fire broke out in a Chicago apartment building, officials said. The blaze spread through the second and third floors of the three-story complex about 1:30 a.m., causing several people to leap from the building, the Chicago Tribune reports. Police said a man suspected of starting the fire has been taken into custody, according to NBC Chicago.
A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery. Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding Martin Blackwell, 48, guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in the February attack on Anthony Gooden and Marquez Tolbert. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk said the evidence was overwhelming and that Blackwell had behaved in a soulless and malicious way.
Sadly, that's exactly what happened to upstart airship Hybrid Air Vehicles, when its massive Airlander 10 aircraft crashed into the ground Wednesday in England. The Airlander 10, or as the Brits prefer to call it, the "Flying Bum," was successfully airborne for 100 minutes before it attempt to land at its base at Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire, England. In a statement, Hybrid Air Vehicles said it would be investigating why and how the incident took place.
Motor vehicle deaths are on the rise this year, in a trend that’s not likely to reverse anytime soon, safety advocates said. “Our complacency is killing us,” Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, said in the report.
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said on Wednesday that two of the Iranian vessels came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an incident that was "unsafe and unprofessional." The vessels harassed the destroyer by "conducting a high speed intercept and closing within a short distance of Nitze, despite repeated warnings," the official said.
An international charity on Wednesday removed 15 animals from a Gaza Strip zoo, freeing them from stifling conditions in what it called “the worst zoo in the world” and hoping to grant them a better life abroad. Most of the animals are destined for an animal sanctuary in Jordan while the tiger is headed to a refuge in South Africa. The animals’ removal effectively closed the long-troubled zoo.
"Striking gold" is mainly a term to express when someone gets really lucky nowadays, but by golly, someone has actually done it. A 145-ounce gold nugget has been reportedly found in Victoria, Australia by a real life prospector and could be worth more than A$250,000 ($190,710) when it goes to auction. The anonymous prospector initially found a nine ounce tennis ball-shaped gold nugget two feet deep, returning the next day to see if there was more, according to a statement from metal detector manufacturer, Minelab.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared a submarine-launched missile test the "greatest success", state media said Thursday, as the UN weighed a condemnation of the launch which appears to advance Pyongyang's nuclear strike capability. The US mainland and the Pacific are now "within the striking range" of the North's army, the official KCNA news agency reported Kim as saying after Wednesday's launch. The missile was fired from a submarine submerged off the northeastern port of Sinpo on Wednesday, according to South Korea's military.
The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. German tuner GeigerCars has tuned a Dodge Viper ACR to a ridiculous 765hp. Expect to pay an additional $48,000 to upgrade your Viper ACR from insanity to frothing madness.
Fall may not officially begin until late September, but for those who want to get a head start on celebrating the arrival of sweater weather, the annual pumpkin spice latte frenzy will soon begin sweeping the nation. The cinnamon-y sweet beverage has
An Alabama sheriff says the suspect in the slaughter of five adults was armed with an ax as he attacked them in their sleep, using the weapon to strike one of his first victims in a reclining chair and then moving through the house to assault the others. Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran says Derrick Dearman overpowered the victims in the ax attacks, and then used guns from inside the house to shoot them. Court records state that an ax and gun were used to kill each victim in Saturday's rampage in the south Alabama town of Citronelle.
The rumors were true: Tesla has officially unveiled a new disturbingly-quick model called the Model S P100D. The new battery means the latest Tesla also has an extended range of 315 miles, as rated by Environmental Protection Agency standards, which gives it the longest range of any electric car on the market. Going forward, Tesla's SUV, the Model X, will also be offered with the larger 100-kWh battery pack.
“We continue to expect the slight revenue decline in the first half to be offset by slight growth in the back half,” Chief Financial Officer Corie Barry said in a statement. Best Buy said sales rose for home theater systems, major appliances and computing products, as well as smartwatches, but declined for mobile phones and gaming. Best Buy also forecast revenue of $8.8 billion to $8.9 billion for the third quarter, while analysts on average were expecting $8.77 billion.
By Humeyra Pamuk and Jeff Mason KARKAMIS, Turkey/ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered one of Islamic State's last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border on Wednesday, in Turkey's first major U.S.-backed incursion into its southern neighbor. A column of at least nine Turkish tanks crossed into Syria with the group of largely Arab and Turkmen rebels to drive Islamic State out of Jarablus and surrounding villages. President Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was targeting both Islamic State and the Kurdish YPG militia, whose gains in northern Syria have alarmed Turkey.
"We had every type of politician on," said Bill Geddie, former longtime executive producer of "The View." If I had to pick one song to describe "The view," it's" let's give them something to talk about".
As the death toll continues to rise following a deadly earthquake that has rocked central Italy, shocking video has emerged of a survivor speaking to rescuers while pinned beneath rubble. On Wednesday afternoon, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said the death toll from the 6.8-magnitude temblor had risen to 120.
President Barack Obama marked the 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union Wednesday, voicing solidarity as the country struggles with the Russian annexation of territory. "We have been reminded in recent years, Ukraine's path has not always been easy," Obama said in a written statement. In 2014, Moscow seized Ukraine's Crimea region.
Zach Bowman has sold everything he owns, slapped a camper to his high-mileage 2003 Dodge Ram and has taken his family on the road. His clan numbers three, counting wife, Beth, and their infant daughter. They are touring America, working and discovering
No greater gift exists than the gift of love — especially the love of a hunky firefighter. Ivena "Ivy" Smailes celebrated her 105th birthday last Wednesday like the queen she is. Smailes had previously asked workers at the Addison Court Care Home in Crawcrook, England, to bring her a pack of "hunky firefighters" for her birthday.
Authorities have so far revealed little about their investigation, saying it’s active and moving forward. Former prosecutors and defense attorneys who are familiar with drug investigations say it’s likely someone will be prosecuted, whether or not Prince knew he was consuming illegal drugs. “They will not say it was just Prince’s fault and let it go at that,” said Phil Turner, a former federal prosecutor in Chicago now in private practice.
The Colorado Rockies are huge, and so are the grilles on Ford's new line of Super Duty trucks. After spending two days with a range of different Super Duty trucks—spanning the heavy-pickup canon from two-door work truck to crew-cabbed dual rear wheel rigs capable of towing more than 30,000 pounds—it was difficult not to walk away from the display with a feeling that Ford knows what it's doing when it comes to trucks. Ford has already sold more than 460,000 F-Series trucks this year.
President Barack Obama visited Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday afternoon to inspect areas hit by unprecedented flooding. The president's visit comes as federal authorities promised more funding to assist with the recovery effort.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Turkish authorities to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks the return of a cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed military coup. Biden, who met with Turkish officials in Ankara on Wednesday, said the U.S. extradition process would take time as he reaffirmed Washington's cooperation in the case of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.