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Lightning injures Army Ranger instructors, students

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:34

The students were learning lightning protection protocols at the time of the incident.

       

Swimmer dies after contracting brain-eating amoeba in Oklahoma lake

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:33

An Oklahoma resident died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba while swimming.

       

Bumble Bee forced to pay $6M for worker cooked alive

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:30

The plea agreement is California's biggest ever for a workplace safety violation.

       

Lightning strike, rainbow caught in one photo

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:28

Greg McCown captured a photo of two of the Internet's favorite weather phenomenon

       

Man in ax-wielding clown case turns himself in

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:23
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — A western North Carolina man has surrendered to police after being accused of swinging an ax at a woman while wearing a clown mask and multicolored wig.

Ohio man gets 20 to life for death of 3-year-old stepsister

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:22
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A western Ohio man has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for strangling his 3-year-old stepsister.

Young man shot in the face at water ice stand in Overbrook Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:14

Young man shot in the face at water ice stand in Overbrook ParkA 19-year-old man remains in critical condition after being shot in the face outside a water ice stand in the Overbrook Park section of Philadelphia.


Man shot in the face outside water ice stand in Overbrook Park

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:11

Young man shot in the face at water ice stand in Overbrook ParkA young man remains in critical condition after being shot in the face outside a water ice stand in the Overbrook Park section of Philadelphia.


Swiss climber in 82-peak Alpine feat

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 18:04
After a 62-day marathon, a climber dubbed the "Swiss machine" has announced he has scaled all 82 Alpine peaks over 4,000m (13,100ft).
Categories: BBC World News

Clerk's office defies order to issue gay marriage licenses

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:59

Judge had ordered clerk to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

       

Russian blocks Reddit drug chatter

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:58
Russia has blocked access to some parts of social news site Reddit for "promoting" use of banned substances.
Categories: BBC World News

Iraq War families may sue Chilcot

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:53
Families of British soldiers killed in Iraq threaten to take legal action against Sir John Chilcot, who led the inquiry into the conflict.
Categories: BBC World News

At least 44 dead as huge warehouse explosions hit Chinese port

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:51

At least 44 dead as huge warehouse explosions hit Chinese portHuge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs that turned the night sky into day, killing at least 44 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials and witnesses said Thursday.


Academy can reclaim Oscar for $10

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:49
An Oscar statuette that changed hands last year for $79,200 can be reclaimed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for just $10, a Los Angeles judge rules.
Categories: BBC World News

Tampa Bay-area deputy shot, listed in stable condition

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:49
THONOTOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — A manhunt was underway near Tampa after a sheriff's deputy was shot in the thigh early Thursday while responding to a 911 call about shots being fired in the neighborhood.

ATP should punish Kyrgios - Wawrinka

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:49
Stan Wawrinka describes comments about his girlfriend by Nick Kyrgios as "unacceptable" and calls for action by the ATP.
Categories: BBC World News

Rio can deliver 'outstanding' Games

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:44
The International Olympic Committee says Rio can deliver an "outstanding" Olympics but plays down water quality concerns.
Categories: BBC World News

EPA: Water quality returning to normal after Colo. spill

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:34

Tests indicate heavy metal levels are returning to normal on the Animas River.

       

Ikea suspect 'faced deportation'

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:32
Officials say a man accused of killing two people at an Ikea store faced deportation and had attended a meeting on his asylum status hours earlier.
Categories: BBC World News

Lenovo cuts jobs as profits halve

BBC World News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:31
Chinese computer and smartphone maker Lenovo announces 3,200 job cuts as it reports a halving of quarterly profits.
Categories: BBC World News