August 9, 2019

Generator issue causes London power outage

ZoltanGabor/iStock(LONDON) -- Large parts of London and the southeastern part of the United Kingdom were without electricity on Friday night. The outage, caused by the failure of two power generators on National Grid's network, caused train services in and out of the capital to be delayed and cancelled. There were also issues with traffic lights and the London Underground. National Grid said later on that their systems responded to the failure as expected, "disconnecting an isolate portion ..
August 9, 2019

France says it speaks for itself on Iran, reacts to Trump criticism

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(PARIS) -- The French Foreign Ministry said Friday that it remains committed to de-escalating tensions around the Iran nuclear deal, and that it has the authority to speak on the issue, following a rebuke from President Trump. The statement followed President Trump's tweets Friday morning that declared Iran "is in serious financial trouble" and criticized France and other nations for "purporting to represent" the United States. He said that French President Emmanuel M..
August 9, 2019

Fishermen rescue passengers on life raft after plane crashes in the Bahamas

Provided(NEW YORK) -- Three people are not only lucky to survive a plane crash on Thursday, they also have a fishing boat to thank for plucking them out of the Atlantic Ocean. The single-engine plane, with a pilot and two passengers, went down about 20 miles east of Bimini, the westernmost island in the Bahamas, on Thursday while traveling from Great Harbour Cay Airport to Miami Executive Airport. The passengers inflated a yellow emergency raft and alerted the Coast Guard. But the professionals..
August 9, 2019

Experts: Asteroid whizzing by Earth this weekend won’t come close to impact

Thanapol sinsrang/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Residents of planet Earth fret not -- a 1,000-foot asteroid whizzing by our planet this weekend won't even come close to making impact. In fact, while asteroid 2006 QQ23 is considered to be a "potentially hazardous asteroid," its passage will be about 5 million miles away from Earth, "just barely into the zone that we start to keep closer track of these objects," NASA Planetary Defense Officer Lindley Johnson told ABC News. Johnson added that "there i..