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PG&E worker killed in Carr Fire, seven wildfire death

PG&E worker killed in Carr Fire, seven wildfire death Strong gusts began kicking up again on Wednesday night across upper ridge lines of the fire's mountainous western flank, where the blaze, sparked by a vehicle malfunction on July 23, was still burning largely unchecked. Two blazes collectively called the Mendocino Complex burned in Mendocino, Lake and Colusa counties, about 145km north of San Francisco . However, most evacuations were lifted by... [Full Article...]

Goats on the lamb: dozens corralled after busting loose in Boise, Idaho

Goats on the lamb: dozens corralled after busting loose in Boise, Idaho The goats were in the area grazing when they escaped their confines and made a decision to live it up in the suburbs. A truck from the company We Rent Goats had to be brought in as calvary, where the animals were then corralled onboard in a single-file line. [Full Article...]

Chinese tourist, 12, abducted from DC-area airport, police say

Chinese tourist, 12, abducted from DC-area airport, police say But they later said she was found "safe and in the custody of her parents". Additional details were not immediately available. "At some point she separated from the group stating she needed to use the restroom", Washington Airports Authority Police Chief David Huchler told reporters on Friday morning, adding that she then got into a auto with a NY license plate. [Full Article...]

Suspect Accused Of Killing Former Bush Doctor Takes His Own Life

Suspect Accused Of Killing Former Bush Doctor Takes His Own Life He was caught walking around three and a half miles from his home after a witness called 911 to say they'd spotted him. An officer arrived and approached the man, telling him to show his hands. "I called him on the 24th and he said he had a terminal illness, and that's why he deed [me] the house", she said. Police said he took law enforcement classes through August of past year and was a highl... [Full Article...]

Powerful quake strikes Indonesia, killing at least three people

Powerful quake strikes Indonesia, killing at least three people The US Geological Survey said the quake, off the north coast of the island, struck 10km (6.21 miles) underground. The natural disaster comes just days after a 6.4 struck the same area and killed 17 people and injured more than 160 after several buildings collapsed. [Full Article...]

Old-time plane crashes in Swiss Alps; casualties uncertain

Old-time plane crashes in Swiss Alps; casualties uncertain The plane crashed in a basin at 2,450 meters above sea level on the west side of the Piz Segnas mountain shortly before 5 pm (1500GMT) on Saturday. Deceased passengers include Swiss citizens and a three-person family from Austria, police say. [Full Article...]

Woman fined $210 for wearing burqa in Denmark under new law

Woman fined $210 for wearing burqa in Denmark under new law Police took a photograph of the woman wearing the niqab, and obtained security camera footage from the shopping centre of the incident. She was told she would be fined 1,000 kroner (£119.37) in the post, and was told to remove her veil or leave the public space, but made a decision to keep on her headwear. [Full Article...]

Helicopters rescue stranded Australian climber from New Zealand peak

Helicopters rescue stranded Australian climber from New Zealand peak The article said Harch had climbed the mountain previously, in 2011, and was part of an army team that did a mountain climbing course in the shadow of Mount Cook in 2007. On Tuesday, rescue teams found Alexander Gukov, a Russian climber who was stranded on a mountain in Pakistan for six days. "Defence is providing support to the soldier's family at this time ", a defence spokesperson said. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan President Unharmed After Assassination Attempt By Explosive Drones

Venezuelan President Unharmed After Assassination Attempt By Explosive Drones Reuters reports that the controversial president was giving a speech about Venezuela's economy as well as celebrating the national guard's 81st anniversary. Seven National Guard soldiers were injured, Mr Rodriguez added. Three officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case say the incident was actually a gas tank explosion inside an apartment. [Full Article...]

Eighteen killed after two helicopters collide in Siberia

Eighteen killed after two helicopters collide in Siberia Eighteen people died in Russian Federation on Saturday morning when a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in the north Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk, local television network RT reported. 'Utair's Mi-8 helicopter 25640 was flying from Vankor to Kharkasale, ' said an spokesman for Russia's emergencies ministry. Such incidents are common in Siberia and eastern Russian Federation, wher... [Full Article...]

Prince Harry's former Audi for sale on AutoTrader for £71,900

Prince Harry's former Audi for sale on AutoTrader for £71,900 Erin Baker, Auto Trader's editorial director, said the vehicle had a "17 reg and low mileage, so it begs the questions why is the prince selling so soon?". It was an extra special day for Meghan, who celebrated her 37th birthday on Saturday - her first birthday as a member of the royal family! The pair have been photographed together on multiple occasions, including the rugby world cup in 2015... [Full Article...]

Trump keeps up attack against billionaire Charles Koch

Trump keeps up attack against billionaire Charles Koch While the Kochs refused to endorse Trump's first presidential run, the president's loyalists don't want his 2020 re-election campaign bogged down by lingering bad blood. At the Koch network's summer conference, the group's leaders also offered pointed criticism of the President. "We look forward to working with anyone to do so". [Full Article...]

Ohio Judge Orders Convict's Mouth Taped Shut

Ohio Judge Orders Convict's Mouth Taped Shut Russo eventually sentenced Williams to 24 years behind bars for counts of aggravated robbery, theft, kidnapping, having weapons under a disability, and misuse of credit cards. Shut your mouth, and I'll tell you when you can talk, ' he told the defendant. An Ohio judge had enough of being repeatedly interrupted by a chatty defendant and had the man's mouth taped shut during a sentencing hearing. [Full Article...]

Thousands more evacuated from California's largest wildfire

Thousands more evacuated from California's largest wildfire If it is considered a tornado, this destructive whirl would be the most powerful in California's history . That fire continues to burn about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the OR border as firefighters there and throughout Northern California brace for worsening conditions this weekend. [Full Article...]

The complicated relationship between Catholicism and the death penalty

The complicated relationship between Catholicism and the death penalty Pope Francis requested the change to the catechism's section on the death penalty in October 2017, during a speech at the Vatican commemorating the 25th anniversary of the catechism's creation. The attitudes of Catholics mirror those of the nation, with 53 percent favoring the death penalty . In a significant change to Roman Catholic teaching, the Vatican no longer believes that ca... [Full Article...]

United States pledges almost $300 million security funding for Southeast Asia

United States pledges almost $300 million security funding for Southeast Asia He also said that the agreement on a single text didn't mean that negotiations were over or that all the competing claims over territory in the South China Sea were resolved as the code of conduct "was never meant to resolve territorial disputes", according to the report. [Full Article...]

Coles will be punished for their plastic bag backflip

Coles will be punished for their plastic bag backflip The double backflip comes after widespread calls to boycott Coles over its decision, and quite a few very angry tweets. But Coles then made a decision to extend the giveaway of free reusable bags until August 1. WOOLWORTHS has confirmed it will stick to guns on the plastic bag ban as rival supermarket Coles revealed its surprising backflip. It said the decision would only be bad for the envi... [Full Article...]

US threatens raising tariffs to 25% on $200bn of Chinese goods

US threatens raising tariffs to 25% on $200bn of Chinese goods A bit of quick maths reveals that works out to US$50 billion (AU$67 billion) in fees. Last month, the USA proposed 10 percent tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese products - from parachutes to sardines - in response to China's retaliation. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Will Fly Astronauts Before Boeing

SpaceX Will Fly Astronauts Before Boeing Leading up to the ceremony at the Johnson Space Center here, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said it was a historic moment for the agency: "We are going to launch American astronauts from American soil". Plans will be for NASA to send four astronauts up to the station on each mission, one more than the current three-person crews. The Starliner spacecraft is being outfitted at the Commer... [Full Article...]

Yellowstone National Park responds to video of a man teasing a bison

Yellowstone National Park responds to video of a man teasing a bison In a statement posted on Facebook , Superintendent Dan Wenk called the man's actions "reckless, risky and illegal". One of those people was Reinke, who rangers drove to Helena, where he was booked into the Yellowstone Jail without bond, according to the National Park Service release. [Full Article...]


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