Court papers: Suspect in DC murders did not act alone

More than one person likely was involved in the slayings of four people who were held captive inside a Washington, D.C., mansion until $40,000 was delivered last week, authorities revealed Friday. Daron Dylon Wint, a welder with a criminal record of assaults who once worked for the mansion’s owner, has been charged with murder. But […]

Venezuelans look to unload bolivars as currency continues to tumble

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) –  Venezuelans are dumping their rapidly-depreciating currency at a quicker pace, leading to a staggering plunge in its free-market value, as the crisis-plagued economy edges closer to an outbreak of hyperinflation. DolarToday, a widely followed website that tracks exchanges made near the Colombian border, reported Friday that the bolivar had lost a […]

Operator of pipeline in Calif. oil spill defends shutdown procedure

May 22, 2015: This photo from the U.S. Coast Guard shows two members of the Coast Guards Strike Team surveying the site of the pipeline break in the hills above Refugio Beach north of Goleta, Calif.(AP) LOS ANGELES –  The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only […]

Confederate flag-burning events spark outrage

July 1, 2003: Wearing a Confederate uniform and the Stars and Bars of theConfederacy, H.K. Edgerton of Ashville, North Carolina stands beside astatue of former Sen. Strom Thurmond outside the state house in Columbia, South Carolina. (Reuters) A conceptual-art project that includes plans to burn and bury Confederate flags in 13 mostly Southern states on […]

ISIS claims deadly Saudi mosque attack; promises more ‘black days’

This image taken from a militant website associated with Islamic State extremists, posted Saturday, May 23, 2015, purports to show a suicide bomber identified as a Saudi citizen with the nom de guerre Abu Amer al-Najdi who carried out an attack on a Shiite mosque. The Islamic State group’s radio station has claimed responsibility for […]

Protests erupt after Cleveland cop found not guilty in deadly shooting

A white Cleveland police officer who fired through the windshield of a suspect’s car at the end of a 137-shot volley of gunfire that killed the two black occupants was cleared of criminal charges Saturday, sparking angry protests and leading the Justice Department to pledge to “review all available legal options.” “We will now review […]

THEY MEET AGAIN Ga. teen reunited with vet who saved her life in Iraq

A Georgia high school student had an emotional reunion Thursday with a U.S. veteran who helped her family flee from Iraq when she was just a month old. Lava Barwari was 36 days old when her parents were trying to flee Iraq in December 1996, then ruled by Saddam Hussein. The Kurdish family was one […]

JUST ANOTHER BIRTHDAY World’s oldest person turns 116 years old

A Detroit-area woman turned 116 Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life. “There’s nothing I can do about it,” Jeralean Talley of Inkster said ahead of her birthday weekend. Talley will celebrate her birthday twice, including a Sunday party at her church, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist. The Gerontology Research Group considers her […]

ALL FOR NOTHING? Iraq War veterans angered by Ramadi’s fall to ISIS

Iraqi War veteran Sgt. Ben Rangel remembers fighting to secure the city of Ramadi when he first arrived in Iraq for a tour of duty in 2004. He also recalls the bloodshed. Now, like other veterans who fought Iraqi insurgents for the capital city of Iraq’s Anbar province, as well as the loved ones who […]

EXCLUSIVE Foundations plan to pay media to cover UN agenda

Oct. 16, 2012: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L), U.N. Foundation founder and chairman Ted Turner (C) and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan pose as they celebrate the 15th anniversary of Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to the U.N. at the Global Leadership Awards dinner hosted by the U.N. Foundation and United Nations Association-USA in New […]

Phones set to replace credit cards

Everyday use … Marketing consultant Mari Livaditis uses her phone to pay for coffees, groceries and other items. Picture: Tricia Watkinson Source: News Limited EXCLUSIVE: SMARTPHONES are set to replace credit cards for millions of Australians within 18 months. It’s our fastest-ever adoption of financial technology, and new research by Fair Go Finance has found […]