Authorities said a Louisiana woman “made a big difference” Sunday when she jumped on a suspect’s back to save a police officer from a brutal beatdown. Vickie Williams-Tillman, 56, was being hailed as a hero, The Advocate reported. Williams-Tillman was driving to a store, listening to gospel music on her radio, when she spotted the […]
A number of privately-run migrant rescue vessels ferrying refugees and migrants between Libya and Sicily has caught the attention of Italian authorities who suspect that some of the fleet’s funding may come from smugglers. Carmelo Zuccaro, chief prosecutor of Catania, a city on the eastern coast of Sicily, formed a task force to determine whether […]
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats carrying dozens of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek Tuesday. The rescued residents had to be taken to dry land and rinsed with soap and water to prevent them from being sickened by […]
A Wichita Falls, Texas, family was very surprised to come home to hear their shower being occupied by a complete stranger, according to reports. TRUSTY PET SQUIRREL FOILS BURGLARY The victims came home around 5 p.m. on Sunday and noticed signs of a break-in and alerted police, according to the Dallas Morning News. Officers found […]
A University of Houston grad student poking around in the Library of Congress’ archives stumbled across a long-lost novel from the mid-19th century—and it’s a discovery the editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review tells the Houston Chronicle is “going to change everything we thought we knew” about the American poetry legend his publication is […]
A three-headed alien is wandering around Central Park right now. If you believe that, you might be susceptible to a fake news story. Artificial Intelligence technology, however, could be a vital weapon in the war on fake news, according to cybersecurity companies. Popular during the last election but still prevalent on Facebook and other social […]
AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can’t cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider. An injunction issued by U.S. District Sam Sparks of Austin comes after he […]
Will they stay or will they go? Several hundred activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are under a court order to leave by Wednesday the construction site they’ve occupied since last year. Protesters at the North Dakota camp, which is near the Missouri River, seemed unfazed by threats of arrest. Faced with the prospect of […]
Feb 21 (Reuters) – U.S. railroad operator CSX Corp’s
chief executive, Michael Ward, will retire after more than 14
years in the role, as activist investor Mantle Ridge LP tries to
shake up the company’s board.
Average life expectancy at birth will increase globally by 2030, according to a new study, with South Korea projected to lead the way as the first to exceed 90 years.