October 29, 2019

Driver charged with manslaughter, trafficking after 39 bodies found in tractor-trailer

Kuzma/iStock(LONDON) -- A 25-year-old man has been charged in connection with the 39 dead bodies that were found in the back of a tractor-trailer near London last week. Maurice Robinson, who is from Northern Ireland, appeared in court via video link on Monday and is charged with 39 counts of manslaughter, conspiracy to traffic people, conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and money laundering. Prosecutors alleged he was part of "a global ring" involving "the movement of a large number of il..
October 29, 2019

Race to save toddler trapped 100 feet down abandoned well in India

beyhanyazar/iStockUPDATE: The toddler that Indian rescuer workers had been racing to save after he became trapped 100 feet down a well has been found dead, officials said Tuesday. (NEW YORK) -- A major rescue operation is underway to save a toddler trapped 100 feet down a narrow well for days, in an incident that has gripped India and prompted the country's prime minister, Narendra Modi, to weigh in. The boy, Surjith Wilson, who is thought to between 2 and 3 years old, slipped into the aba..
October 29, 2019

Arrests made in fatal shooting of US lawyer acting as attorney general in Micronesia

Marilyn Nieves/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Authorities have arrested suspects in the death of an American lawyer who was fatally shot on the Pacific island nation of Micronesia earlier this month after returning home from a routine jog, officials said Monday. Wisconsin native Rachelle Bergeron was shot and killed on Oct. 14 outside of her home on the island of Yap, where she served as acting attorney general, island officials said. Bergeron's husband, who was inside when the shooting occurred, call..
October 28, 2019

Why ISIS leader and founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s remains were buried at sea

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead(WASHINGTON) -- The remains of ISIS leader and founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi were disposed at sea after he died during the U.S. military raid that targeted his compound in northwest Syria over the weekend, federal a U.S. official confirmed Monday. U.S. officials would not reveal details about which U.S. Navy ship was used for the burial or in which body of water it took place, but they told ABC News that the procedure was similar to the one used to ..