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2nd Russian fighter jet engages in barrel roll over US spy plane, official says
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:43:00 GMTFor the second time in less than a month, a Russian fighter jet conducted a barrel roll over a U.S. spy plane in the Baltic Sea Friday, flying within just 100 feet of the aircraft, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News. The Russian Su-27 zipped past ...
Mail carriers may stop delivering to one home because of its vicious cat
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:58:00 GMTMail carriers in Britain don’t have to worry about a dog when they deliver to one Bristol home, but they identified a jumpy cat named Bella as a “potential hazard,” the BBC reported Thursday. Matthew Sampson, the cat’s owner, told the BBC that he ...
U.S. Military Investigates And Finds Itself Not Guilty Of War Crimes In Afghan Hospital Bombing
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:44:00 GMTWASHINGTON -- The Pentagon said on Friday that its attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October was not a war crime because the attack was not intentional. The military released a redacted 3,000-page internal ...
China blocks US Navy aircraft carrier from Hong Kong port
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:58:00 GMTChina blocked a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier from arriving at a port in Hong Kong as tensions ratcheted up over disputed islands in the South China Sea, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Friday. The USS John C. Stennis and escort ships had planned to visit the ...
Promoting American Values and Universal Human Rights
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:52:00 GMTAs Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has made clear in recent speeches, the United States is seen as a beacon of freedom and promoter of universal human rights around the globe. As a world leader, we have an obligation to challenge both our ...
Punishing 16, Pentagon Says Mistakes Led to Hospital Attack in Afghanistan
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:02:00 GMTWASHINGTON — Mistakes by the crew flying an AC-130 gunship, compounded by equipment and procedural failures, led to the devastating attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan last year, the Defense Department announced Friday, and 16 ...
Squash Pro Disguised Herself as a Boy to Play Sports in Taliban-Controlled Pakistan
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:29:00 GMTMaria Toorpakai was just 4 years old and living in the Taliban-controlled tribal regions of Waziristan, Pakistan, when she set her girl clothes ablaze in defiance of the world she'd been born into. "In that age, I just felt that 'I just want to go out.
Belgium Issues Iodine Pills to All Citizens in Nuclear Emergency Plan
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:22:00 GMTBelgium is to issue iodine tablets to its entire population as part of a revised nuclear emergency plan, a measure unveiled just months after it emerged that ISIS-linked bombers spied on a top scientist and hoped to build a "dirty bomb." A dose of iodine ...
At the Vatican, Catholic Biden cops to small vice
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:42:00 GMT(CNN)At the Vatican on Friday, a smiling Joe Biden gave new meaning to the title "vice" president. Biden, a lifelong Catholic, copped to making a small wager with a reporter covering his trip -- in front of the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro ...
In northern Iraq, longstanding tensions surge even as ISIS is pushed back
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:14:00 GMTTuz Khurmatu, Iraq — Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias together in 2014 pushed out forces of the self-declared Islamic State (IS) from around the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu. But the subsequent bouts of fighting between the nominal allies ...
Violence Follows California Trump Rally, About 20 Arrested
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:22:00 GMTBurlingame, Calif. (AP) -- Several hundred protesters opposing Donald Trump gathered Friday outside the hotel where he was scheduled to speak to California Republicans, and a large contingent of police sought to head off violence like what followed a rally ...
33 Rescued Circus Lions Airlifted to South African Sanctuary
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:57:00 GMTThirty-three lions rescued from "deplorable conditions" in circuses in Peru and Colombia are being flown over 7,000 miles today back to their homeland in South African bush, according to Animal Defenders International, the group spearheading the operation.
Chinese boy gets head stuck in car sunroof
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:28:00 GMTHong Kong (CNN)Firefighters rushed to an emergency in eastern China -- but nothing was ablaze. Instead, a three-year-old boy had managed to get his head stuck in a car sunroof. According to police, the boy was playing on the front passenger's seat while ...
North Korea Sentences U.S. Citizen Kim Dong Chul to 10 Years of Hard Labor
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:52:00 GMTPYONGYANG, South Korea — North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year. Kim Dong Chul had been detained in ...
After Islamic State Attacks From Brussels to Paris, U.S. Sends Delta Force and Navy SEALs to Hunt Terrorists — You Can Guess What Happened
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:26:00 GMTAfter Islamic State terrorists carried out deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels, Paris, Egypt and other parts of Africa, the U.S. reportedly sent U.S. special operations forces after those believed to be responsible for planning the acts of terror.
Collapse of Syrian cease-fire a reprieve for Islamic State
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:10:00 GMTWashington — The fraying of the two-month-old cessation of hostilities in Syria has meant a return of the aerial and heavy-weaponry attacks on civilians that have made the five-year-old civil war so deadly. Yet as devastating as the collapsing cease-fire ...
Helicopter crashes into sea off Norway, 13 believed dead
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:58:00 GMT(CNN)A helicopter carrying workers from an oil platform to the mainland crashed off the coast of Hordaland, Norway, on Friday, most likely killing 13 people, according to police. Two people were still missing when rescue operations stopped Friday afternoon.
Women Who Sued U.S. Military for Combat Role Say Fight Not Over
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:26:00 GMTWomen who sued four years ago to knock down gender barriers in the U.S. armed forces aren’t giving up the fight even after the Obama administration last year declared the battlefield an equal-opportunity zone. Despite U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter ...
13 dead after oil-rig helicopter crash off Norway
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:55:00 GMTCurry on knee injury: “That could have been 10 times worse.” Caption Close COPENHAGEN — A helicopter carrying Statoil workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea crashed Friday on an island off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board ...
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