May 24, 2019

3 more die on Mount Everest amid heavy crowding

iStock/Zzvet(NEW YORK) -- A total of five people have died this week on Mount Everest, as crowds of climbers experienced bottlenecks in the rush to take advantage of a short window of good weather to attempt the world's highest summit. Three deaths were reported on Thursday, and two others died on Wednesday. The deaths come amid reports of massive crowding on the mountain. Around the Hillary Step, where climbers have to go single-file, there were reports of two-to three-hour delays on Wed..
May 24, 2019

Explosion on a street corner in Lyon, France, leaves 8 with minor injuries

midesi69/Twitter(LYON, France) -- An explosion in the French city of Lyon on Friday left eight people with minor injuries, local officials said on social media. The blast occurred at the corner of Victor Hugo Street and Sala Street, and authorities are urging people to avoid the area. The New York Police Department's counter-terrorism division said in a message on Twitter that they were "closely monitoring" the incident and "reports of a package explosion." In January, a science building at..
May 24, 2019

New charges against Julian Assange prompt outcry from Edward Snowden, civil liberties groups

DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Julian Assange has always been a lightning-rod for controversy, but the latest charges against him have journalism watchdog groups crying foul. Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, was charged by U.S. authorities Thursday of violating the Espionage Act. Now there's a debate whether prosecutors can claim the same about journalists who publish stories on state secrets. The Department of Justice is defending he charges against Assange. According to Ass..
May 24, 2019

UK Prime Minister Theresa May resigns in wake of mismanaged Brexit

Leon Neal/Getty Images(LONDON) — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced her resignation, putting an end to months of speculation over her future because of her handling of Brexit. "It is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country to have a new prime minister," May told reporters. She said she will be resigning on June 7. "It is a matter of deep regret that I have not been able to deliver Brexit," May added. "My successor will have to find a consensus. Consensus ..