October 18, 2018

Three dead in Venezuela after widespread outage leaves hospitals without power

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Three people, including a newborn, have died in Venezuela after an hours-long power outage in 16 states left hospitals with no power, a persistent problem in what is already a struggling nation. The explosion of an electrical transformer in the interior of Venezuela left most of the country without power on Monday and Tuesday, Luis Motta Dominguez, the Minister of Electric Energy, said in a video on Instagram. Power outages in Venezuela have become common, with Ven..
October 17, 2018

Meghan Markle makes homemade banana bread for Australian farmers on royal tour

Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Meghan Markle has confirmed while on a royal tour of Australia that she's the type of guest anyone would like to invite over. When the Duchess of Sussex, 37, visited a family-run farm in Dubbo, Australia, Wednesday, she did not arrive empty handed. The duchess brought with her for tea a homemade loaf of banana bread that she reportedly made in the kitchen of the Admiralty House in Sydney, where she and Prince Harry are staying. Meghan..
October 17, 2018

Lone 18-year-old kills 19 people, many of them teens, in shooting and bomb attack at college, Russia says

iStock/Thinkstock(KERCH, Crimea) -- At least 19 people, many of them teenagers, were killed, and over 50 others were injured in a bomb and shooting attack at a college in Crimea that local officials said was carried out by a student. Investigators said a lone 18-year-old student at the state polytechnic college entered the school on Wednesday afternoon armed with a gun and began shooting people and also setting off a bomb planted in the college's cafeteria, before killing himself. Russia’s ..
October 17, 2018

Canada moves to expedite pardons for minor marijuana convictions

iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) -- The Trudeau administration has announced a plan to expedite pardons for Canadians convicted of minor marijuana offenses. "We will be introducing legislation to introduce an expedited pardon process, with no fee, for those with previous convictions for simple possession of cannabis," Scott Bardsley, a spokesperson for Canada's Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, told ABC News on Wednesday. The announcement comes the same day as th..