August 13, 2019

Russia says radiation spiked 4-16 times above background levels after suspected missile explosion

Cunaplus_M.Faba/iStock(MOSCOW) -- The radiation spike that followed the apparent explosion of a nuclear-powered missile engine in Russia -- an event that left seven dead and has been cloaked in secrecy -- was higher than previously indicated by the country's officials, Russian government weather agency on Tuesday said The news comes amid conflicting reports that authorities were preparing to evacuate a village close to the Arctic test site where the blast occurred and other details surround..
August 13, 2019

Riot police storm Hong Kong Airport after second day of cancellations due to protests

winhorse/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Hong Kong International Airport canceled flights for the second straight day on Tuesday as riot police stormed the airport and clashed with thousands of anti-government protesters. "Terminal operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted, and all check-in processes have now been suspended," the airport authority said in a statement. As hundreds of outgoing and incoming flights were cancelled at one of the world's busiest airport an..
August 13, 2019

Canadian teen murder suspects died in apparent suicide, police say

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police(NEW YORK) -- Canadian authorities believe two teens wanted for multiple murders died by suicide. Autopsy results released on Monday confirmed that the bodies found near the shoreline of the Nelson River in Manitoba, Canada, last week were those of Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, who were at the center of a nationwide manhunt after being named suspects in multiple murders, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The suspects died in what appeared to be sui..
August 13, 2019

Scientist who found Titanic wreck now searching for Amelia Earhart wreckage

mjf795/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The world-renowned scientist who discovered the underwater wreckage of the Titanic now says a new clue may lead him to the spot where Amelia Earhart's plane went down more than 80 years ago. Robert Ballard believes a photo taken in 1937 may hold the answer to where the American aviator's plane crashed as she tried to become the first female pilot to circumnavigate the globe. Intelligence analysts at the Pentagon who viewed the photo concluded the object in th..