July 22, 2019

At least 19 dead after drinking tainted alcohol in Costa Rica, officials say

Costa Rican Health Ministry (SAN JOSE, Costa Rica) -- At least 19 people have died in Costa Rica after consuming alcohol contaminated with toxic levels of methanol, officials said. The victims, who ranged from 32 to 72 in age, consumed the tainted alcohol in various cities across the country dating back to early last month, the country's Ministry of Health revealed over the weekend. They each died from what appeared to be methanol poisoning. The fatalities occurred in San José, Cartago, Li..
July 22, 2019

New photos of Prince George released for his sixth birthday

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince George, the future King of England, is seen laughing and smiling in new photos released to commemorate his sixth birthday. Three photos were released Sunday by Kensington Palace, all taken by George's mom, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. Two of the photos were taken recently in the garden of the Cambridges' home in Kensington Palace, and the other was taken while the family was on vacation, according to officials. The photos of George, wh..
July 21, 2019

Rescuers attempt to free right whale tangled in fishing gear off coast of Canada

iStock/Foto4440(NEW YORK) -- Marine experts are trying to free a right whale tangled in fishing gear off the coast of Canada. The 18-year-old whale, spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Canada's east coast, has been trapped for at least two weeks, CTV reported. The whale is known to biologists who are tracking it as Number 3125, according to CTV. It was first spotted in distress on July 4 east of the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec. The Campobello Whale Rescue Team planned to attempt to dise..
July 21, 2019

Electrical shortage in hotel swimming pool kills American student in Guatemala, injures his sister

Carson-Newman University (NEW YORK) -- An incoming college freshman died last week in Guatemala after an electrical shortage occurred while he was in the hotel pool, according to the university he was slated to attend. Seth Washam, 18, was on a "short trip" to Guatemala with his sister, Emma Washam, when the accident occurred on Friday, according to a statement from the Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Emma Washam, 19, who is a rising junior at the school, was also injure..