• BOSTON Dec 3, 2019

    Evacuation Slide Falls From Jet Approaching Logan Airport

    Authorities say no one was hurt when an evacuation slide fell from an airliner into the yard of a suburban Boston home. A company spokeswoman confirms to the Boston Herald that the uninflated slide fell from a Delta Air Lines flight from Paris inbound to Boston’s Logan International Airport at about noon Sunday.

  • New Mexico Jul 19, 2019

    Richard Branson Inspired by Apollo, His Own Space Shot Soon

    Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson said Thursday his spaceship has just a few more test flights before he jumps on board for the first tourist trip. The British billionaire celebrated his 69th birthday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during 50th anniversary festivities for humanity’s first moon landing. His guests were 100 other aspiring astronauts who have put down deposits to launch...

  • California May 22, 2019

    Alaska Air Carrier Suspends Operations After 2nd Crash

    An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday. The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The action comes after the passenger and the pilot of a Beaver floatplane operated by Taquan Air were killed when the single-engine...

  • California May 17, 2019

    MGM Might Pay $800 Million in Las Vegas Shooting Settlement

    Casino giant MGM Resorts told federal regulators Thursday it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas — the deadliest in modern U.S. history. “The company believes it is reasonably possible that a settlement will be reached” by next May, it told the Securities and Exchange Commission in a...

  • Canada May 15, 2019

    Names of Six Dead in Alaska Plane Collision Released

    Alaska State Troopers have released the names of the individuals killed in Monday’s deadly collision between two float planes in Ketchikan. While the city of Ketchikan is mourning the loss of local pilot, 46-year-old Randy Sullivan, people across the globe are mourning as well.

  • Canada May 16, 2019

    Alaska Floatplanes Collided at 3,300 Feet Before Crashing

    Two sightseeing planes carrying cruise ship passengers in Alaska collided at about the 3,300-foot (1,006-meter) level before they crashed, the National Transportation Safety Board announced after a team arrived from Washington, D.C., to investigate the crash. The two planes collided in midair Monday, and the Coast Guard raised the death toll to six people on Tuesday after finding the bodies...

  • food May 8, 2019

    Walmart Is Opening Dozens of Veterinary Clinics in Its Stores and Launching an Online Pet Pharmacy

    Walmart is opening up dozens more veterinary clinics in its stores and launching its first online pet pharmacy, hoping to lure more U.S. pet owners who are spending billions of dollars each year on their dogs and cats. The biggest retailer in the world already operates 21 veterinary clinics in its stores across six states, but over the next 12...

  • Massachusetts Apr 23, 2019

    Swole, Buzzy, Among New Words in Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you’ll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide. Translation: Hit the gym and bulk up, put a bunch of stuff essential for survival in an easy-to-carry bag, grab a drink for the road, and perhaps you’ll live through a man-made disaster that could wipe out the human race....

  • Iraq Jan 3, 2019

    Michigan Man Held for Spying in Russia Was Frequent Visitor

    As a staff sergeant with the Marines in Iraq, Paul Whelan enjoyed fine cigars and showed an affinity for Russia — even spending two weeks of military leave in Moscow and St. Petersburg instead of at home in the U.S. with family and friends. The 48-year-old Detroit-area man had an account on a Russian social media site, where he posted...

  • United States Aug 22, 2018

    Coast Guard Refers Duck Boat Case for Criminal Investigation

    The U.S. Coast Guard has referred the investigation into last month’s deadly sinking of a Missouri tourist boat to federal prosecutors, officials said Tuesday. Coast Guard spokeswoman Lisa Novak confirmed a report first published by the Kansas City Star that the case was referred to the U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas City on Aug. 13. Don Ledford, spokesman for the...

  • The Associated Press Aug 2, 2018

    PETA Calls for End to Pony Swim After Fairgrounds Death

    The animal rights group PETA wants the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim to end after one of the ponies died at the Virginia carnival grounds.

  • Attorney Jul 23, 2018

    Sunken Duck Boat Raised From Lake Days After 17 Killed

    The vessel sunk last week after severe winds caused the boat to capsize.

  • NBC Jul 10, 2018

    IHOP Switches Name Back From IHOb for Pancake Promotion

    IHOb is no more. About a month after changing its name from IHOP to IHOb as part of a marketing campaign aimed at promoting its new line of hamburgers, the pancake chain is going back to its original name and has changed its Twitter handle accordingly. The change back to the restaurant’s original name came as it introduced an upcoming...

  • bank Jun 20, 2018

    Banking by Smart Speaker Is Here, Along With Security Issues

    Hey Alexa, what’s my bank account balance? Big banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants — Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Assistant — in a way that will allow customers to check their balances, pay bills and, in the near future, send money just with their voice. And with the rapid adoption of Zelle,...

  • Texas May 3, 2018

    Biohacker Found Dead in Sensory Deprivation Tank at DC Spa

    The controversial CEO of a biohacking company was found dead Sunday in a sensory deprivation tank at a spa in downtown D.C.

  • Florida Mar 7, 2018

    Puerto Ricans Still Stranded in Hotels 6 Months After Hurricane Maria

    Nearly six months after the storm, almost 10,000 Puerto Ricans scattered across 37 states and the U.S. territory still receive temporary housing assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. That help has been renewed repeatedly, but it’s now scheduled to end for everyone March 20. Without financial support, they will have nowhere to go, many storm victims say. “I could...

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    Puerto Rico Hit With More Blackouts After 2 Power Plants Shut Down

    A blackout hit Puerto Rico’s capital and surrounding areas Thursday after two of the U.S. territory’s main power plants shut down, a failure that came amid warnings from officials that the power company is struggling to remain operational.

  • Donald Trump Dec 7, 2017

    Patagonia Joins Groups Suing Over Trump's Monuments Order

    A flurry of lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to chop up two large national monuments in Utah could finally bring an answer to the much-debated question of whether presidents have the legal authority to undo or change monuments created by past presidents. Until that question is answered months or years from now, the fate of the contested lands in...

  • Donald Trump Dec 4, 2017

    Trump Scales Back 2 National Monuments in Utah

    President Donald Trump signed an order scaling back nearly 2 million acres of federally protected land from two national monuments in Utah, Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante.

  • United States Sep 1, 2017

    Best Buy Says Viral Photo of $42 Water Was ‘a Big Mistake'

    Electronics retailer Best Buy apologized after viral photos appeared to show cases of water selling for more than $40 in Houston as Hurricane Harvey approached, CNBC reported. Best Buy does not sell water by the case and said signage promoting an offer of $42.96 a pack was “a big mistake on the part of a few employees at one store...

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