November 4, 2019

Remains of US WWII prisoner of war return home after 77 years

MacArthur Memorial Library(NEW YORK) -- After 77 years buried unidentified in a cemetery in Manila, Philippines, the remains of a World War II prisoner of war missing in action (POW/MIA) returned home to Buffalo, New York. Lt. Thomas James "Jimmy" Crotty is the Coast Guard's last known recoverable POW/MIA from the conflict. "I would wholeheartedly call Lt. Crotty a Coast Guard legend," William Thiesen, the Atlantic-area historian for the U.S. Coast Guard, told ABC News. "He was the only Coa..
November 4, 2019

New Delhi rations cars to combat deadly air pollution, Supreme Court weighs in

Diy13/iStock(LONDON) — The government of New Delhi has turned to rationing car-use in an attempt to reduce air pollution, which reached its worst level this year over the weekend. Air pollution on Sunday hit a record high when the concentration of tiny particles in the air, called PM2.5, hit over 900, way over the 500-level that qualifies as “severe-plus.” The air quality index reached 568 that day. In the U.S. EPA says people can begin to experience side effects when air quality exceeds 50. The..
November 4, 2019

Congolese journalist who helped shed light on Ebola killed in attack, officials say

omersukrugoksu/iStock(LONDON) -- A Congolese journalist who had been helping to shed light on the deadly Ebola outbreak in his community was killed on Sunday night, officials said. The unnamed journalist, who is also described as a "community health worker," was attacked at his home in the northeast town of Lwemba in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His wife was left critically injured "with multiple wounds," according to a joint press release from Congolese health officials and their part..
November 4, 2019

Eight suspects arrested in connection with discovery of 39 bodies in truck in UK

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(LONDON) -- Eight suspects have been reportedly arrested in Vietnam in connection with a case in the United Kingdom in which 39 people, believed to be Vietnamese nationals, were found dead in a tractor-trailer near London. Police in Vietnam's Nghe An province detained the individuals on Sunday on charges of organizing people smuggling overseas, according to the country's state-run newspaper, Thanh Nien. During the early morning hours of Oct. 23, emergency service..