Amazon Selects 20 Locations as Finalists for Its New Headquarters

A few surprises on the list include a limited number of West Coast cities, as well as midwest locations such as Columbus and Indianapolis … [Read more...]

California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

The number of U.S. children educated at home has doubled to about 1.7 million, or 3 percent of the nation's school-age population, from 1999, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. "We would not say abuse is more common among home-schoolers, but when it does occur, there are fewer safeguards, less to stop it from spinning out of control," said Executive Director Rachel Coleman. The organization has called for requiring … [Read more...]

Fishermen dive into river moments before motorboat smashes into vessel

A group of fisherman were forced to dive into a freezing cold river to escape being crushed by a motorboat bearing down on their small vessel. Bryan Maess was fishing with friends near the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon when the motorboat crashed straight into the small boat in August last year. Footage captured on a GoPro mounted inside the fishing boat shows Mr Maess frantically waving at the boat as it approaches to get the driver’s … [Read more...]

David and Louise Turpin to appear in court: What we know so far 

A “deeply religious” couple whose 13 children were found imprisoned inside their home in squalid conditions will appear before a judge in California on Thursday. David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 49, were arrested on Sunday morning at their home in Perris and taken to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, 60 miles east of Los Angeles. The couple were offered bail on provision of $9 million bail each, but, unable to come up with … [Read more...]

Alligator And Python Locked In Death Duel On Golf Course

A Naples, Florida, golf course featured a reptilian smackdown between an alligator and Burmese python last week ― and it was caught on camera. … [Read more...]

Airbus wins Emirates deal fro A380 jets

Airbus wins Emirates deal fro A380 jets

Airbus has announced an order with Emirates worth $16 billion for the European planemaker's flagship A380 superjumbo. As Sonia Legg reports, the deal looks set to protect the future of the A380 programme. … [Read more...]

New lifesaving drone rescues teenagers swept out to sea in Australia just hours after launch

Two teenagers who had been swept out to sea in Australia were rescued after a drone spotted them and dropped a flotation device in what is believed to be a world-first use of the technology. The 17-year-old and 15-year-old boys were seen in distress after becoming caught in a rough swell of about ten-feet, half-a-mile offshore at Lennox Head, north of Sydney. A beachgoer notified life guards, who quickly deployed the drone. It spotted the pair … [Read more...]

Philippines' Duterte urges Congress to pass bill for self-rule in Muslim region

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged Congress to pass a bill granting self-rule to the country's Muslim minority, warning that its collapse would see separatist rebels abandon a peace process and declare war again. The largest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), signed a peace deal with the government in 2014 to end nearly 50 years of conflict that has killed more than 120,000 people and displaced 2 … [Read more...]

India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBM

India successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday in what officials called a “major boost” to the country’s strategic defense system. … [Read more...]

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, announced Thursday it struck a deal with Airbus to purchase 20 A380 aircraft with the option to buy 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets. … [Read more...]

The Best Instant Pot Recipes To Make With The Pressure Cooker Feature

No matter how hard you fight it, an Instant Pot is almost certainly going to weasel its way into your life at some point. … [Read more...]

Scratches on doors and 'cages in the wardrobe' – pictures show Turpin family's squalid former home in Texas

A Texas house once lived in by the Turpin family, whose 13 children were found in a distressing state at the weekend, was left with scratch marks on the doors, closets turned into what appear to be cages and carpets caked in filth, it has been claimed. David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 49, were arrested on Sunday after one of their children escaped from their current home in Perris, California, and alerted the police. On Thursday the couple … [Read more...]

World's confidence in US leadership under Trump at new low, poll finds

In just under half of the world’s countries – 65 out of 134 – US standing collapsed, by 10 percentage points or more. Global confidence in US leadership has fallen to a new low, and the country now ranks below China in worldwide approval ratings, according to a new Gallup poll. The survey of opinion in 134 countries showed a record collapse in approval for the US role in the world, from 48% under Obama to 30% after one year of Donald Trump – … [Read more...]

California couple who held 13 children captive due in court

California couple who held 13 children captive due in court

A California couple arrested on suspicion of torture was due in court on Thursday after investigators discovered they were holding their 13 malnourished children captive in a suburban home. David Allen Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise Anna Turpin, 49, had registered their home as a school, but instead of teaching materials, investigators found signs of torture inside. Sheriff's deputies in Perris, a town southeast of Los Angeles, found three … [Read more...]