November 28, 2018

‘I felt I was going to die,’ says migrant mother seen fleeing tear gas with children at border

GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Honduran mother seen in a widely circulated photo wearing a colorful Disney Frozen T-shirt while fleeing from tear gas at the U.S.-Mexico border with her children told ABC News that she feared for their lives as the canisters of gas fell all around them. Maria Meza, 39, left her hometown of Villanueva to escape the gang violence and lack of employment, she said, describing the situation there as "terrible." The single mother of nine was only earn..
November 28, 2018

Lion Air pilots battled doomed jet’s computerized safety system, black box shows

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Black box data from the Lion Air jet that crashed in October reveals the pilots struggled to fight the plane's malfunctioning safety system from takeoff to the moment it nose-dived into the Java Sea, killing all 189 people on board. Information that surfaced Tuesday from the flight data recorder, and released by Indonesian authorities on Wednesday, indicates the new model Boeing 737 MAX 8's maneuvering characteristics augmentation system, or MCA..
November 27, 2018

Russia bringing captured Ukrainian sailors to court

iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) --Russia has started bringing criminal charges against the sailors from the three Ukrainian navy ships that it seized close to Crimea over the weekend. Twelve of the 24 captive Ukrainian sailors were brought to a court in Crimea’s regional capital, Simferopol, for pre-trial hearings on Tuesday. A judge ordered the twelve sailors to be held until Jan. 25 pending trial, Russian state news agencies reported. They all face a charge of illegally crossing Russia's borde..
November 27, 2018

Man holds on for dear life in hang-gliding mishap

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An American tourist in Switzerland was forced to hang on for his life when his instructor didn't properly attach his harness just before they went hang-gliding. Chris Gursky, who lives in Florida, posted a video of the ordeal on YouTube Monday, and it has garnered more than a million views in just one day. When Gursky and his instructor took flight, they quickly realized something was wrong. “I was just trying to stay calm, just trying to hold on for dear lif..