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.
Afghan special forces have rescued a kidnapped Australian aid worker, officials said on Monday, four months after she was taken at gunpoint in the country's volatile east. Katherine Jane Wilson, said to be aged around 60, is "safe and well", Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, without disclosing when she was released or who was behind her abduction. Unidentified masked gunmen kidnapped Wilson from Jalalabad, near the border with Pakistan, in late April when she was visiting the city for a women's embroidery project.
The Holmes County district attorney says she will consider the facts of the case and the wishes of the families when deciding whether to pursue the death penalty against the man accused of killing two Mississippi nuns in their home. District Attorney Akillie Malone-Oliver said Monday, "We are going to consider the heinous nature of the crime and their wishes," referring to the families of Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill and their religious orders. During a memorial Mass on Monday in Jackson, the Rev. Greg Plata, who ministers at the Lexington church where Held and Merrill worshipped, noted a joint statement against the death penalty released Sunday by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and the School Sisters of St. Francis of Milwaukee.
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.
South Africa Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan may be charged this week for graft, the City Press newspaper reported on Sunday, citing senior sources in the police, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), and the tax service. Thirty witnesses had been lined up to testify against Gordhan and three former officials from the South African Revenue Service (SARS), the paper said. Police summoned Gordhan this week in connection with an investigation into a "rogue spy unit" set up in the revenue service when he headed the organisation, rattling South African markets and sending the rand down 5 percent.
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.
Hillary Clinton is telling supporters that she doesn't know "which Donald Trump" will show up at the presidential debates. Clinton called this year "the most unpredictable electoral season" she had ever seen. In the midst of a multi-day fundraising swing through the wealthy Hamptons, Clinton stressed her commitment to boosting the minimum wage, improving access to education and improving mental health care.
In order to decrease its dependence on Western suppliers for its aviation industry, China has set up an aircraft engine maker owned by the government, the country’s media reported Sunday. With 50 billion yuan ($7.5 billion) in registered capital and 96
A dream vacation quickly turned into a nightmare for an Oklahoma woman who returned to find as many as 10 total strangers living inside her house. Read: 'Video Vigilante' Records Detroit Hometown That Looks Like 'Walking Dead' Set Crystal Taylor says
The New Orleans Fire Department says divers have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the huge lake that forms New Orleans' northern shore, but two men remain missing. Capt. Edwin Holmes says there should be more information about them on Monday, when the plane will be pulled back out of Lake Pontchartrain (PON-chuh-trane). Several agencies are searching for the wreckage of a small plane and two missing men after a crash in the huge lake that forms New Orleans' northern shore.
At a Cuban port in June 2013, the Chong Chon Gang took on secret cargo: some 240 tons of Soviet-era weapons. Later, under the direction of diplomatic staff stationed in Cuba, the ship’s crew of 32 North Koreans layered thousands of bags of raw sugar over the weapons, concealing them from sight. Many of the crew were employees of the state, according to a 2016 United Nations report, with salaries paid by a marine ministry in Pyongyang.
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
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are now more likely to say their reason is that they do not see a need for vaccination, the researchers found. Pediatricians should continue to talk to parents who have concerns about vaccines to try to increase immunization rates, said study co-author Dr. Catherine Hough-Telford, a pediatrician at the University of Alabama. In the study, researchers surveyed 627 pediatricians in 2013 and asked them whether their patients' parents had ever refused a vaccination, or had asked to delay a vaccination.
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in California on Monday dismissed a U.S. government lawsuit that accused AT&T Inc of deception for reducing Internet speeds for customers with unlimited mobile data plans once their use exceeded certain levels. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said it reversed a lower court's denial of AT&T's motion to dismiss the "data-throttling" lawsuit, which was filed in 2014 by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC sued AT&T on the grounds that the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier failed to inform consumers it would slow the speeds of heavy data users on unlimited plans.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday, on combatting extremism as police killed members of an Islamist group blamed for a deadly cafe siege. After weekend talks in Geneva on Syria, Kerry arrived in the capital Dhaka for his first official visit to deepen cooperation between the two countries including on economic development and human rights. "Let me say what a great pleasure it is to be with the prime minister and to be here in Bangladesh," Kerry said of his meeting with Hasina and other top officials.
An active-shooter false alarm brought chaos to Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night, temporarily putting a stop to travel and causing lines and delays to pile up into Monday morning. The incident took place after 9 p.m. on Sunday, when loud noises caused a panic among passengers, some of whom breached security doors and spilled out onto the airport tarmac. “Due to initial reports of an active shooter in Terminal eight at LAX, passengers in several LAX terminals self-evacuated onto the tarmac and rushed through federal security screening without being properly screened,” the airport explained in a statement. The Los Angeles Police Department evacuated the airport and conducted a search, later confirming there was no evidence of any shooting and that the incident appeared to be a false alarm. (GMA)
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
France's interior minister said Monday that the country is at war with an enemy trying to pit Muslims against non-Muslims, making it urgent to create a strong bond between the nation and citizens of the Islamic faith. A high court struck down the burkini bans Friday, but the high-pitched debate that quickly seeped into France's political sphere revealed raw tensions between the secular establishment and sectors of France's estimated 5 million Muslims, the largest Muslim population in Western Europe.
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The fatal shooting of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago is part of a sharp uptick in gun violence in the nation's third-largest city this year. Among the other innocent people caught in crossfire have been young children playing outside and a father paying bills at his kitchen table. Wade's cousin, Nykea Aldridge, who was shot Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school, was one of nearly 20 people killed in the past week, police said.
By Ayesha Rascoe and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will meet its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year a month ahead of schedule and is working with Congress to increase the target by a few thousand in 2018, the White House said on Monday. The 10,000th Syrian refugee was scheduled to arrive in the United States on Monday afternoon, national security advisor Susan Rice said in a statement. The White House had pledged to admit at least 10,000 displaced Syrians during the current fiscal year, which wraps up at the end of September.
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.
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.
Venezuela sent an opposition leader who was under house arrest back to jail and expelled a delegation of Ecuadoran lawmakers, amid rising political tension over a campaign to recall leftist President Nicolas Maduro. Former San Cristobal mayor Daniel Ceballos was abruptly taken from his home before dawn by members of the Venezuelan intelligence services, his wife said on Twitter, posting a video of their vehicles as they drove away. Patricia de Ceballos said her husband was loaded into an ambulance where he was shown an order transferring him to a prison in a distant state.