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  • AirAsia Staff Accused of ‘Screaming’ as Flight Plummets 20,000 Feet

    PERTH, Australia – Passengers aboard an AirAsia flight from Perth to Bali Sunday have criticized the flight crew for allegedly screaming when the plane rapidly descended 20,000 feet, following an apparent pressurization issue in the cabin. “The panic was escalated because of the behavior of the staff, who were screaming and looked tearful and shocked,” passenger Clare Askew told CNN affiliate Seven News Australia after the plane turned around and landed safely back in Perth. “We look to them for reassurance and […]

  • Girl, 3, Drowns in Grease Pit at Alabama Ice Cream Shop

    AUBURN, Ala. –  A 3-year-old child died after falling into a grease pit while on a family outing at an Alabama ice cream shop. The little girl was enjoying ice cream at a Bruster’s in Auburn with her parents and five siblings when she stepped on the unsecured lid of a grease pit behind the shop and fell inside, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris told CNN. “Video from the store showed she stepped on the lid, it flipped up, she […]

  • Ireland on Lockdown as Former Hurricane Ophelia Makes Landfall

    IRELAND — Former Hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland’s west coast as a post-tropical storm on Monday, bringing with it strong winds, heavy rain, and the threat of storm surge and flooding. At least one woman was killed when a tree fell on her car in County Waterford, a spokesman for Ireland’s national police, An Garda Siochana, told CNN. Met Éireann, Ireland’s National Meteorological Service, extended a red wind warning to cover the entire country through Monday, cautioning that there was a […]

  • Supreme Court to Rule if Microsoft Must Turn Over Emails Stored Overseas

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided to take up a case that tests whether tech companies can be forced to turn over email stored overseas. At issue is a decision last year that has severely restricted law enforcement’s ability to acquire digital evidence stored on computers outside the United States — a limit that has held back criminal investigations all over the country. For more than a year, American police have had trouble solving cases involving child […]

  • Texas prisoners donate $53,000 to victims of Hurricane Harvey

    TEXAS – Thousands of inmates in Texas have been visiting their prison’s commissary — not for a can of Sprite or a roll of tissue paper, but to donate money to Hurricane Harvey victims. In one month, 6,663 inmates raised more than $53,000, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark told CNN. At prison commissaries, inmates use funds from electronic accounts to buy food, personal hygiene products and miscellaneous items such as paper and pens. Family and friends can […]

  • Southwest Airlines to start flying to Hawaii

    NEW YORK — Flying to Hawaii could get cheaper soon. Southwest Airlines announced plans to start service to the vacation destination. The low-fare airline has been unable to reach the island state until now because it was beyond the reach of the Boeing 737 jets that has made up its fleet. But earlier this month it became the first U.S. carrier to take delivery of the new Boeing 737 Max, a longer range version of Boeing’s workhorse single aisle jet. […]

  • President Trump Says Iran Violating Nuclear Agreement, Threatens to Pull Out of Deal

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement if Congress and US allies do not agree to strengthen it, throwing the future of the deal into doubt as he unveiled a tough and comprehensive new policy toward the Islamic Republic. “As I have said many times, the Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into,” Trump said in a major speech at […]

  • President Trump Ends Obamacare Subsidies, Here’s What It Means

    WASHINGTON — President Trump finally made good on his promise to pull funding from a key set of Obamacare subsidies. The administration announced late Thursday night that it would immediately stop supporting the cost-sharing subsidies that reimburse insurers for reducing the deductibles and co-pays of lower-income Obamacare enrollees. Trump has been paying the subsidies on a month-to-month basis, unnerving many insurers. What does this mean for the nearly 6 million people who receive these subsidies? And what about the more […]

  • Man Snaps Incredible Photo of Tree Full of Fire While Fleeing California Wildfires

    Sonoma, CA — Matthew McDermott was trying to get out of town. The Sonoma, California, resident was desperately searching for an escape route Monday as wildfires that had ignited the night before raced through parts of Northern California and began to surround the area where he lived. He’d been driving around all night, and was in the nearby town of Schellville, when he saw something that stopped him in his tracks — a tree full of fire. Bright orange and […]

  • Here Are 13 Facts About Friday the 13th

    Yet another Friday the 13th is upon us, bringing the usual superstitious chatter along with vows to avoid flying and other fear-inducing activities. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. While Paraskevidekatriaphobia or Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. Why are we so weird about the 13th? The answer is unclear but our aversion may have religious origins. Some Christians believe Friday is unlucky because it’s the day Jesus was crucified, and 13 signifies the number of […]

  • Heartbreaking Photos Show Toll on Firefighters Battling California Blazes

    Firefighters suit up, grab their oxygen tanks, jump on the firetruck without asking questions — and set off to battle the wildfires burning in Northern California. In the days since the first fire broke out, heartbreaking images showing firefighters taking a much needed break wherever they can have been circulating on social media. A group of Sebastopol Fire Department firefighters sought solace on the ground using a rock as a pillow — just to get a few moments of rest […]

  • Home of ‘Peanuts’ Creator Charles Schulz Destroyed in California Fires

    The home of Charles Schulz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip, was lost in the wildfires that are ravaging Northern California this week, his son Monte Schulz said. Schulz’s widow Jean, 78, was evacuated from their split-level home in Santa Rosa on Monday shortly before the fire reduced it to rubble, Monte Schulz told CNN. She is safe and staying with family, he said. “The things that they lost in there are irreplaceable,” said Monte Schulz. “It’s not just the memorabilia. […]