December 21, 2018

‘Red alert’ search for Michigan woman missing in Peru widens: Police

Courtesy: Carlos Valpeoz(NEW YORK) -- The desperate search for a visually impaired Michigan woman missing in Peru has shifted into "red alert" status with police fanning out across the country, combing towns and Incan ruins, officials said. Carla Valpeoz, 35, of Detroit, hasn't been heard from since Dec. 12 and police said she was last spotted entering the ancient Incan ruins at the Pisac Archaeological Park in the South American country's Sacred Valley region. "We are committed to the..
December 21, 2018

London’s Gatwick Airport reopens after day-long shutdown due to drones in the area

william87/iStock(LONDON) -- London's Gatwick Airport had a serious drone problem Thursday, but as of Friday morning, it is back to being operational. The airport was shut down at 9:03 p.m. on Wednesday due to reports of two drones flying over the airfield, the airport said in a statement. Despite a brief reopening in the early morning hours, the airport remained closed throughout the day Thursday. Airport officials announced just after 6 a.m. Friday that the runway was open again and "a lim..
December 21, 2018

Salvadoran woman imprisoned for attempted abortion charges acquitted after almost 20 months

Zolnierek/iStock(LONDON) -- A Salvadoran woman who spent almost 20 months in prison was acquitted of attempted homicide after being accused of attempting to terminate her pregnancy. Imelda Cortez, 20, was facing up to 20 years in prison over charges that she attempted to induce an abortion and harm her baby, who survived. She said she was sexually abused by her stepfather for six years. "I’m so happy with the outcome of the hearing today. We’re ready and waiting for her with open arms," Cortez’s..
December 21, 2018

Trump administration planning to cut number of US troops in Afghanistan by half

Bumblee_Dee/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is planning to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with the possibility that some troops begin withdrawing in the coming weeks, according to a U.S. official. The current force of 14,000 is expected to be cut in half, with those troops arriving home by the end of the spring, a second U.S. official said. A third official told ABC News that discussions have been underway for several weeks about how to withdraw some U.S. troops ..