August 13, 2018

Inside the global manhunt for a father accused of dumping his infant in New York’s East River

WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- The crime was extreme, even by New York City’s already extreme standards: a 7-month-old found by a tourist floating lifelessly in the murky water of the East River. Though it didn’t take long to identify a prime suspect, the baby’s father, police feared they might not get him because he had fled to Asia. But, in what seemed like almost no time, James Currie, 37, was sitting in an interrogation room in the Bangkok airport being questioned by NYPD Sgt. Edward Lee. "There was a..
August 13, 2018

US general pushing Saudis to investigate deadly Yemen strike: Pentagon

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The three-star American general dispatched by Defense Secretary James Mattis to look into last week's deadly Saudi airstrike in Yemen is pushing Riyadh to conduct a "timely and transparent investigation" into the incident, according to a Pentagon spokesperson. In a statement on Monday, Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich told ABC News that the unidentified three-star general "adjusted his already scheduled visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss the incident with the Saudis..
August 13, 2018

Meghan Markle’s dad claims he lied to Prince Harry, hung up on him

Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- After vowing to never speak to the press again, Meghan Markle’s father has done just that. Thomas Markle penned a new op-ed in the U.K.’s The Mail on Sunday, attempting to debunk rumors that he faked his own heart attack just before his daughter wed Prince Harry on May 19. He also wrote that he just wants his “quiet boring life back” and admitted he lied to Harry, the sixth in line to the British throne, about staging paparazzi photos and hung up ..
August 13, 2018

At least 69 including 17 children dead in apartment building blast in Syria: Monitoring group

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- The death toll from an explosion in an apartment building in rebel-held northwestern Syria has risen to 69, including 17 children, a monitoring group said on Monday. The explosion happened on Sunday morning in the town of Sarmada, when a weapons depot in the basement of an apartment building detonated, according to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Most of the residents in the building had been displaced from Syria’s Homs province, the organization ..