May 12, 2018

Australia mass shooting leaves relatives of slain family ‘stunned’

iStock/Thinkstock(OSMINGTON, Australia) -- Relatives of the seven family members found dead from gunshot wounds at a property in southwest Australia said they are "devastated" and "stunned" by what appears to be the country's deadliest mass shooting in 22 years. In a statement released through police on Saturday, the unnamed relatives said they are struggling to make sense of the tragedy. "We are devastated by this shocking event. We are stunned and still trying to understand how this could..
May 12, 2018

Iraq holds first parliamentary election since ISIS driven out of country

Younes Mohammed/Getty Images(BAGHDAD) -- Iraqis are headed to the polls on Saturday to vote for the first time since ISIS was driven out of their country at the end of 2017. Voting will be held for 328 seats in the country's parliament, which is currently dominated by the State of Law Coalition. Current Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi leads the coalition after succeeding longtime Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who founded it. The parliamentary elections will likely confirm the rule of..
May 12, 2018

Father praises soldier killed in Niger ambush

WJCL-TV(SAVANNAH, Ga.) -- The father of one of the soldiers killed last year in Niger was critical of the U.S. Army's "attention to detail at all levels of command" one day after the government released its report into the incident that resulted in the death of four soldiers. Arnold Wright, the father of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, spoke to Savannah, Georgia, ABC affiliate WJCL-TV on Friday. "I'm proud of the way he reacted," Arnold Wright said. "I hate that I lost my son." An exhaustive..
May 11, 2018

Elevator reads Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ to subway commuters

iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) -- A woman in Toronto was both confused and entertained on Wednesday when she came across an elevator at a subway station reading a novel. The commuter, Michelle, recorded video of the talking elevator and tweeted about it, letting the Toronto Transit Commission know its elevator was "reading a novel or something." About seven minutes later, Michelle had received a tweet back from the TTC, which seemed to be just as confused and curious as Michelle. With a little help ..