RATON, N.M. (AP) — Andra Cobb was frantic when she called for help, telling an emergency operator that a helicopter she was riding in with her father, longtime partner and others had crashed in a remote part of New Mexico and that she was watching her "family burn."
WASHINGTON ― A lot of unglamorous work goes into running the salad bar in the basement of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, from cleaning off the sneeze guards to picking up all the lettuce that senators and their staffers drop during the lunch rush.
A Pittsburgh newspaper editorial denouncing efforts to brand President Donald Trump a racist for his vulgar comment about Africa and Haiti is causing a firestorm — even within the publisher's own family.
Nevada's Board of Regents has approved a joint-use agreement that will allow the UNLV football team to use the .9 billion stadium planned for the Oakland Raiders when the NFL team moves to Las Vegas ...
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance programme, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates. "Just signed 702 Bill to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection," Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to legislation passed by the U.S. Congress that extends Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
Kent Roger Solheim, 29, from Norway names his daughter 'Ynwa' after the anagram of Liverpool's famous 'You'll Never Walk Alone anthem. His girlfriend took some persuading, but he eventually got her approval.
A former doctor for the US Olympic gymnastics team was told "the tables have turned" as dozens of his sexual abuse accusers faced him down in court. Larry Nassar is set to serve life in jail following years of sexual abuse at his home and sports clinic at Michigan State University, having pleaded guilty to abusing girls there between 1998 and 2015. During his sentencing hearing this week, Nassar has sat through impact statements from more than 80 women who have accused him of abuse both at home and abroad - including during the London Olympics in 2012 - with more still to be heard.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win. Sisi's rule has brought some stability to the country, but critics say his popularity has been eroded by tough economic reforms that have hit people's livelihood's hard and by a crackdown on dissidents. "Today ... I tell you frankly and transparently that I hope you would allow and accept my candidacy for the president's post," Sisi told a cheering crowd.
A former software engineer for IBM in China was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing proprietary source code from the company, prosecutors announced on Friday. Jiaqiang Xu, 32, was sentenced on Thursday by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas in White Plains, New York, according to a statement from the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. Xu pleaded guilty in May 2017 to economic espionage and theft of a trade secret.
Rachel Johnson had become the second person to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house. “I wanted to get all the housemates in but even at the end Wayne Sleep said to me it went on for a long time,” she admitted. Celebrity Big Brother continues nightly at 9pm on Channel 5.
“You have not taken gymnastics away from me,” Ms Raisman told Larry Nassar at a court in Michigan. The 23-year-old was the latest of around 80 women who have so far appeared at the Ingram County Circuit Court in Lansing to provide impact statements at Nassar’s sentencing hearing. Aly Raisman: “Even now, after all that has happened, USA Gymnastics has the nerve to say the very same things it has said all along.
US Olympic gold medallist Jordyn Wieber told the court at the sentencing of Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar that even though she was a victim of sexual abuse, she "will not live my life as one". "I'm an Olympian," she said.