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North Korean airline starts new route to China
PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea’s national airline has started a new flight service to Dandong in China, bringing the total of its regularly scheduled international destinations to five. The first Air Koryo flight for the new service, a 73-seat Antonov AN148 carrying a group of around 50 Chinese tourists, touched down at Pyongyang’s Sunan...
(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:47:57 -0400)

British Parliament attacker’s wife ‘saddened and shocked’
LONDON — The wife of the man who killed four people outside Britain’s Parliament last week condemned the attack, saying she is “saddened and shocked.” In statement released through London police on Tuesday, Khalid Masood’s wife, Rohey Hydara, also said “I express my condolences to the families of the victims that have died, and wish...
(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:06:03 -0400)

Bald eagle found dead in Oregon with its talons cut off
Authorities in Oregon are trying to learn who killed a bald eagle found dead Monday with its talons removed, OregonLive.com reported. There were no signs of other injuries to the bird. The bird, which is protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, was reportedly discarded at the mouth of the Winchuch River on...
(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:25:24 -0400)

Two Miami police officers injured in ‘ambush-style’ shooting
MIAMI — Two Miami-Dade County police officers have been wounded in what authorities called “an ambush-style” shooting. Authorities say the plainclothes officers were shot Monday night while investigating at the Annie Coleman Apartments on the city’s north side. The officers were part of the Homicide Task Force-Gang Unit. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez says fellow...
(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:53:12 -0400)

Multiple violations found days before fatal blaze killed three
OAKLAND, Calif. — Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents. During a Friday inspection, officials found the building lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in every apartment and a working fire sprinkler system, among other violations, documents released...
(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:43:39 -0400)

Kickboxer sweats himself to death ahead of match
BANGKOK — A Scottish kickboxer has died after an apparent attempt to lose weight in preparation for a fight in Thailand. Police Capt. Prachakorn Promduang said the body of 21-year-old Jordan Coe was discovered Sunday morning clad in multiple layers of clothing. He had been 6.6 pounds over the weight class limit for a Sunday...
(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:08:37 -0400)

Trump takes aim at Obama’s climate change policies
WASHINGTON — Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil...
(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:03:17 -0400)

Homeowner’s son kills three would-be burglars with AR-15
Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner’s son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said. Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa at around 12:30 p.m. local time. When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured...
(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:39:21 -0400)

Hungry gator eats golf ball after getting bonked on the head
Golfers in Florida got video of a living, breathing, hungry water hazard. The footage showed a golf ball bouncing up and hitting the animal on the head at the Long Marsh Golf Club in Rotonda West. The gator had been hanging out at the edge of a lake. It clearly was startled. The gator crept...
(Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:13 -0400)

Couple expecting 2 boys — 3 weeks apart
This couple may be pregnant with two boys due this summer, but the babies will not be twins. That’s because Toby Fleischman and her partner, Lindsay Lanciault, are both pregnant, and their babies are due three weeks apart. The lesbian couple from Santa Monica, California, told The Huffington Post that they didn’t intend to get...
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:08:55 -0400)

More families of Orlando nightclub victims sue Google
Google’s advertising headache is about to get a lot worse. Additional families of the victims of last June’s Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., are expected to sue the tech giant for helping the terrorists who inspired the massacre, The Post has learned. A lawyer for the families said last week’s giant ad boycott of...
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:30:30 -0400)

Ferrari abandoned two years ago finally gets booted
It was once the fastest four-seat car in the world, but it hasn’t moved in a long time. A 1990s-vitange Ferrari abandoned on a London street for the past two years has finally been booted by the local council and could be towed away soon, The Sun reports. The registration for the 456 coupe ran...
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:28:04 -0400)

Lotto ‘winner’ pleads guilty to rigging jackpot
MADISON, Wis. — A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to using inside information from a lottery official to win a $783,000 Wisconsin jackpot in 2007. Robert Rhodes pleaded guilty Monday to being party to a computer crime, a felony. He brought with him a $250,000 check to begin paying back the Wisconsin Lottery. Rhodes will...
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:24:38 -0400)

Family of slain teen ‘shocked’ her boyfriend is a suspect
The family of a Virginia teen who was fatally stabbed on Saturday was “shocked” to learn her boyfriend was arrested for her death. Leah Adams, 19, died after she was found on her driveway in Front Royal, Virginia, suffering from stabbing wounds to her chest. Her 17-year-old boyfriend, who has not been identified, was charged...
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:21:27 -0400)

This missile could have devastated a southern Syrian town
Meet the luckiest man in Syria. This resident of the besieged city of Daraa took a moment to consider what might have been Monday as he examined a ground-to-ground missile that failed to explode when it landed. The ordnance is believed to have been fired by forces fighting for the government of Syrian President Bashar...
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:38:59 -0400)

Immigration agents in Texas take 26 parolees into custody
More than two dozen parolees — suspected of living in the country illegally — were arrested in Texas over the weekend as they reported for work-detail sentences for various crimes, authorities said. At least 26 people were taken into custody Sunday morning at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to police. Tarrant...
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:42:09 -0400)

Man accused of butchering girlfriend told her kid blood was ketchup
A soldier on leave who stabbed his girlfriend 11 times told a child that blood on the walls was “ketchup” after she found the young mom lying dead under a blanket, a court heard. Jay Nava, 27, tried to kill himself after butchering Natasha Wake, telling a cop who intervened to save his life: “I...
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:30:21 -0400)

Pair of horses go for a gallop — on a major highway
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway — followed by a mule. Commuters east of San Francisco on Monday were stunned to see a white horse and a brown mule running across Interstate 680. Steve Burdo with Contra Costa...
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:02:43 -0400)

Driver claims she crashed after seeing Bigfoot in rearview mirror
MOSCOW, Idaho — A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that the 50-year-old Tensed woman was driving south on U.S. Highway 95 on Wednesday when she struck a deer near Potlatch. The woman told Benewah...
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:32:35 -0400)

Teen cheerleader dies taking selfies in freak beach accident
An Oregon teen cheerleader died in a freak beach accident Saturday while trying to take a selfie. Aurora Genai Sheffel, 14, was taking photos with friends on a log at a beach in Bandon, Oregon, when the tide receded and pulled the heavy timber out from underneath them. The log rolled on top of the...
(Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:22:46 -0400)