January 24, 2020

US denies extradition request for woman who allegedly hit, killed British teen

Marilyn Nieves/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. has denied an extradition request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat who police say fatally struck a British teenager with her car as he was walking on the side of the road last August. Sacoolas was formally charged with murder in December for allegedly hitting 19-year-old Harry Dunn in Northamptonshire, in central England. Sacoolas was charged by the Crown Protection Service with causing death by dangerous driving. But it appears u..
January 23, 2020

Trump to host Netanyahu, political rival at White House to discuss peace amid impeachment trial

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top political challenger Benny Gantz will visit Washington next week to discuss peace in the Middle East, the White House announced Thursday. Vice President Mike Pence said he extended the invitation to Netanyahu and Gantz -- the leader of Israel's Blue and White party -- during his trip to Jerusalem, on behalf of President Donald Trump. The timing of the visit could provide a distraction from the ..
January 23, 2020

‘Doomsday Clock’ moved 20 seconds closer to catastrophe

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The world just got 20 seconds closer to catastrophe. Gauging the duel threats of nuclear warfare and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced on Thursday that the minute hand on the metaphorical "Doomsday Clock" has been moved forward to 100 seconds before midnight, the closest it has come to signaling a global meltdown. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, comprised of world leaders and Nobel Laureates, announced its decision in a l..
January 23, 2020

Three Americans killed in crash of water tanker plane fighting Australian wildfires

Sjo/iStock(SYDNEY) -- Three Americans were killed battling the Australian wildfires Thursday when their water tanker plane crashed in New South Wales. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker went down in the Snowy Mountains' Monaro region, about 400 miles east of Melbourne, said officials with the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS). The three crew members were believed to be the only ones aboard the plane, according to officials. There were no survivors in the crash. Authori..