August 15, 2019

What we know — and don’t — about the mysterious Russian nuclear-propelled missile explosion

macky_ch/iStock(MOSCOW) -- The explosion of a suspected Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile last week has caused a lot of confusion and anxiety, fueled in part by Russian authorities' continuing secrecy around the accident. Russia has provided few details known about the blast, which a U.S. official told ABC News "likely" took place during a test on the missile, named the SSX-C-9 Skyfall by NATO and as the 9M370 Burevestnik (Storm Petrel) by Russia. What we know There was a spike in radi..
August 14, 2019

Hong Kong International Airport resumes flights after two days of cancellations

josephmok/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Flights resumed at the Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday after two days of paralyzing protests that spiraled into violence and chaos. Although the airport was open, authorities limited access to the main terminal to employees and ticketed passengers only. A few dozen demonstrators remained camped inside the arrivals terminal but the scene was quiet and calm compared to the previous night. The Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world's bus..
August 14, 2019

Hong Kong International Airport resumes flights after a night of violence

josephmok/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Flights resumed at the Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday after two days of paralyzing protests that spiraled into violence and chaos. Although the airport was open, authorities limited access to the main terminal to employees and ticketed passengers only. A few dozen demonstrators remained camped inside the arrivals terminal but the scene was quiet and calm compared to the previous night. The Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world's busi..
August 14, 2019

ASAP Rocky found guilty of assault but will not face prison time: Swedish prosecutors

DNY59/iStock(STOCKHOLM) -- Rapper A$AP Rocky was convicted of assault but will not face jail time, Swedish prosecutors announced on Wednesday. The hip-hop star was not present when the verdict was announced. He was facing up to two years in prison. A$AP Rocky and two of his companions -- performers Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers -- were accused of beating 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari on June 30 in Stockholm, where the rapper was visiting during the European leg of his tour. "All three defen..