A man held captive in a North Korean prison in 2010 and freed with the help of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter died in San Diego over the weekend after being found ablaze in a field.
Aijalon M. Gomes, 38, had recently relocated to San Diego from Boston. On Friday night, around 11:30 p.m., an off-duty San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officer was driving westbound on Pacific Highway near SeaWorld Drive when he spotted a man on fire in a field adjacent to the roadway.
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CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them.
Both organizations stressed the importance of providing a safe, professional workplace.
Rose joins a lengthening list of media figures who have lost jobs because of workplace behavior, including Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, Fox host Bill O'Reilly, NBC News political reporter Mark Halperin and National Public Radio news chief Michael Oreskes. The reckoning has come to entertainment, too, led by the assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients are often in tremendous pain, with just a few months to live.
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Zimbabwe's longtime leader President Robert Mugabe sent a letter of resignation Tuesday, the nation's Parliament speaker said, after the body launched impeachment proceedings against Mugabe.
The proceedings had both ruling party and opposition support, while the recently fired vice president had said the world's oldest head of state should acknowledge the nation's "insatiable desire" for a leadership change and resign immediately.
The statement by Emmerson Mnangagwa added to immense pressure on the 93-year-old Mugabe to quit after nearly four decades in power, during which he evolved from a champion of the fight against white minority rule into a figure blamed for a collapsing economy, government dysfunction and human rights violations.
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Many parents were left frustrated and angry Saturday after their Toys R Us purchases were canceled by the company.
Some customers shared three coupon codes online that were intended for use by Toys R Us credit card holders. An apparent glitch in the system allowed customers to stack the coupons and use them together for one massive discount.
The codes allowed 25, 20 and 15 percent combined off the total purchase.
The decision comes a day after eight women accused Charlie Rose of sexually inappropriate behavior.
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Just days before Pixar's "Coco" is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees.
The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of the most beloved children's films of the past 30 years like "Toy Story" is the latest entertainment titan to be exposed for claims of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct in the workplace.
In a vaguely-worded memo obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, Lasseter says he knows he has made some employees feel disrespected and uncomfortable.
As the holiday and gift-giving season approaches, toy safety advocates warned of hazards in certain toys sold in the U.S., from data-collecting dolls to fidget spinners.
Nitro, a K-9 officer at the Gulf Shores Police Department in Alabama, joined two officers in a push-up routine.
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Additional remains have been found of a South Florida soldier whose death last month in Niger sparked criticism of President Donald Trump from a Florida congresswoman and the soldier's widow.
The additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson were recovered on Nov. 12 by a military investigation team near the site of the Oct. 4 ambush that ended in the deaths of Johnson and three other U.S. soldiers, a Department of Defense spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.
The Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified the remains as those of the 25-year-old Johnson, DOD spokesperson Dana White said in a statement.
The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a time.
"Weesowee mahkusunash," says teacher Siobhan Brown, using the Wampanoag phrase for "yellow shoes" as she reads to a preschool class from Sandra Boynton's popular children's book "Blue Hat, Green Hat."
The Mukayuhsak Weekuw — or "Children's House" — is an immersion school launched by the Cape Cod-based Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, whose ancestors hosted a harvest celebration with the Pilgrims in 1621 that helped form the basis for the country's Thanksgiving tradition.
His nation is a smoldering ruin, much of it held by rival armed factions, domestic or foreign. Half the population is displaced, hundreds of thousands have died and much of the West regards him as a tyrant and human rights abuser. But Syrian President Bashar Assad appears to have survived the war and is likely to hold onto power for the foreseeable future.
The sides in Syria's civil war are preparing for the eighth round of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva intended to set a political transition to end the nearly 7-year-old conflict. Barring any surprises, no negotiated resolution is likely to lead to Assad's ouster.
One reason is military. Assad's forces have had the momentum on the ground the past year, backed by an overwhelming Russian air campaign and fighters from Iran and Hezbollah. Assad's government now controls more than 50 percent of Syria.
President Donald Trump pardoned his first Thanksgiving turkeys at the White House on Nov. 21.
Hundreds of thousands of firearms stolen from the homes and vehicles of legal owners are flowing each year into underground markets, and the numbers are rising. Those weapons often end up in the hands of people prohibited from possessing guns. Many are later used to injure and kill. A yearlong investigation by The Trace and more than a dozen NBC TV stations identified more than 23,000 stolen firearms recovered by police between 2010 and 2016 — the vast majority connected with crimes. That tally, based on an analysis of police records from hundreds of jurisdictions, includes more than 1,500 carjackings and kidnappings, armed robberies at stores and banks, sexual assaults and murders, and other violent acts committed in cities from coast to coast.
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An 11-day tropical excursion that turned into a 22-day nightmare for some travelers has ended, with relieved passengers stepping off their cruise ship, at least one of them in tears, at Pier 88 in the city Tuesday.
The Norwegian Cruise ship left on Halloween and was due back on Manhattan's West Side on Nov. 11, but its propulsion system failed about six days later in Barbados. Passengers were stuck.
They say they were given three options: Norwegian would fly them home, they could take another cruise from Ft. Lauderdale or stay in Barbados hotels until their ship could return. More than two dozen guests couldn't fly because of medical reasons, the cruise company said, and they were accommodated at a nearby resort with all meals included.
While some say they made the most of being stuck on the island, many travelers said the trip was stressful.