Month: August 2019

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danielfela/iStock(DETROIT) — The body of a 41-year old man who was deported to Iraq and died was returned to the U.S. on Friday, according to his family and a local congressman. Jimmy Aldaoud had lived nearly all of his life in the Detroit area, where he will be buried next week alongside his mother. He […]

ABC News(NEW YORK) — This group of pilots made history as Hurricane Dorian strengthens and takes aim at Florida. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Aircraft Operations Center tweeted a photo Thursday of its first all-female flight crew on a reconnaissance mission ahead of Dorian’s expected landfall in the U.S. The photo showed Capt. […]

amphotora/iStock(NEW YORK) — A 19-year-old man from New York City has been arrested as part of a national security investigation into a planned ISIS-inspired attack, sources told ABC News. According to law enforcement sources, the man exchanged texts with undercover investigators about his interest in conducting a possible knife attack in Queens, New York. In […]

tillsonburg/iStock(NEW YORK) — Two former New York City police officers pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of misconduct and receiving a bribe after the pair said they had sex with an 18-year-old drug suspect in the back of a police vehicle in exchange for releasing her. Richard Hall and Eddie Martins pleaded guilty on Thursday to […]

stockinasia/iStock(LONDON) — Very few — if any — of the hundreds of thousands of Londoners who take the London Underground through Piccadilly Circus every day think about what’s beneath their feet. But behind the locked doors is a warren of vacant passages and platforms. Siddy Holloway is the curator of Hidden London tours for the […]

buradaki/iStock(MOSCOW) — Russian cosmonauts may have to end a decades-old tradition in which they urinate on the wheel of the bus taking them to the launch pad because their new spacesuits include one important modification—no fly. In 1961, the Soviet pilot Yuri Gagarin, the first man to reach space, reportedly asked his bus driver to […]

Planet Labs Inc.(NEW YORK) — Commercial satellite images have captured the smoky aftermath of an Iranian rocket exploding on a launch pad in northern Iran. Satellite pictures taken earlier this week indicated that Iran was preparing the launch pad for a test of a missile system. The Iranian government did not publicly disclose any details […]

Mohammed Haneefa Nizamudeen/iStock(NEW YORK) — The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has exceeded 3,000 cases and 2,000 deaths as the yearlong epidemic continues despite access to an experimental vaccine and developmental treatments. A total of 3,004 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo since Aug. 1 […]

iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Tyler Skaggs, a Los Angeles Angels pitcher whose body was found in his hotel room, died after a mix of fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol in his system led him to choke on his own vomit, according to an autopsy report. Skaggs’ death was ruled accidental, according to the autopsy report released Friday […]

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Overnight phenom Coco Gauff will face defending champion Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open this Saturday, setting up the first-ever face-off between the two young stars. At 15 and 21, Gauff and Osaka’s ages, combined, are less than Serena Williams’ age. As such, the young women represent the […]

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