May 7, 2019

Cause of Moscow passenger jet crash that killed 41, including an American, under investigation

Xinhua/Sergei via Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russian investigators examining the fiery crash landing of a passenger plane at a Moscow airport that killed 41 people, said on Monday they were focused on pilot error, failings among ground staff, bad weather and technical faults as possible causes. The Aeroflot flight carrying 78 people was engulfed in flames as it made an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Sunday, careening down the runway streaming a huge trail of fire. Author..
May 6, 2019

Aircraft carrier sent to Middle East after indications Iran planned attack on US forces

iStock/pigphoto(WASHINGTON) -- The United States deployed an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in response to "clear indications" Iran and Iranian proxies were planning an attack on U.S. forces in the region, U.S. officials said. Late Sunday night, the White House made the surprise announcement that the USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber task force were being deployed in response to unspecified "troubling and escalatory indications and warnings." A statement ..
May 6, 2019

Human activity has put 1 million species at risk of extinction: UN report

Daniel Stevenson/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Humans are pushing one million species to the brink of extinction, and nature is declining “at rates unprecedented in human history,” according to a new report from the United Nations. A summary of the report, released Monday, paints a grave picture of a planet significantly altered by humans. “We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide,” said Sir Robert Watson, the chair of the Inter..
May 6, 2019

New dad Prince Harry ‘incredibly proud’ of his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex

Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Prince Harry is now a first-time dad and he gushed not only about his son, but about his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. "I’m so incredibly proud of my wife," Harry, 34, said Monday in brief remarks made outside of Frogmore Cottage, the Windsor home where he and Meghan will raise their son. "It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine," Harry said of the birth, which he was present for. "How any woman does what they do..