November 3, 2019

Severe weather shifts boat stuck on Niagara Falls rocks for 101 years

Niagara Parks/Facebook(NIAGARA FALLS, Canada) -- A barge that has been stuck atop some rocks in Niagara Falls for more than 100 years has finally shifted as a result of severe weather. The Iron Scow, a flat-bottomed ship used to carry cargo in shallow waters in the 19th and 20th centuries, has been lodged in upper rapids of Niagara Falls -- about 600 meters from the brink Horseshoe Falls -- since August 1918, after it broke loose from its towing tug, according to the Niagara Parks Commission. A..
November 3, 2019

23-year-old convicted in Nicaragua of killing New York nursing student

Facebook/Haley.Anderson.9212(NEW YORK) -- A man accused of killing a 22-year-old nursing student at SUNY Binghamton last year has been found guilty by a court in Nicaragua, to which he fled after the woman's murder. Orlando Tercero, 23, could face 25 to 30 years in prison for the March 2018 killing of Haley Anderson, Steve Cornwell, the district attorney for Broome County, said via Twitter. Tercero was tried in Nicaragua because that country and the U.S. don't have a formal extradition..
November 2, 2019

Modeling, freestyle dancing: South Korea’s creative solutions to keep its rapidly aging population young

ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Surrounded by psychedelic lights bouncing off a glittery mirror ball, more than 100 gray-haired men and women gather at the disco stage in Seoul twice a week to dance their afternoon away. In this disco party strictly reserved for seniors over 60, some even put on flashy masquerade masks, wigs and costumes to twirl and bop while singing along to local hits. In a rapidly aging society, the weekly senior disco party is one example of the local government’s efforts ..
November 2, 2019

State Dept warns of rise in ‘racially-motivated’ terrorism, expansion of ISIS ‘toxic ideology’

Kiyoshi Tanno/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department is warning about a "rise in racially or ethnically motivated terrorism" that is "learning from their jihadist predecessors," according to its top official for counter-terrorism. In its annual report on terrorism, the department also highlighted Iran's enduring support for terrorism and terrorist groups and the end of ISIS's hold on territory, but the spread of its "toxic ideology" -- even warning of "vengeance" from its members ..