New top story: Magnitude-4.6 Earthquake Rattles Seattle Area Awake

July 12, 2019 at 03:16PM A magnitude-4.6 earthquake awakened people across the Seattle area just before 3 a.m. local time on Friday. Several smaller aftershocks also hit the region. The epicenter was near Three Lakes, Wa., about 35 miles north of Seattle, and tremors were felt across the Puget Sound region. There were no early … Continue reading New top story: Magnitude-4.6 Earthquake Rattles Seattle Area Awake

New top story: Russian Missile Defense System Begins Arriving in Turkey Despite Warnings From Washington

July 12, 2019 at 11:47AM (ANKARA, Turkey) — The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday, moving the country closer to possible U.S. sanctions and a new standoff with Washington. A Defense Ministry statement said “the first group of equipment” of the S-400 air … Continue reading New top story: Russian Missile Defense System Begins Arriving in Turkey Despite Warnings From Washington

New top story: A Hacked Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Just Lost $32 Million of Virtual Money

July 12, 2019 at 10:13AM (TOKYO) — A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money. Tokyo-based Remixpoint, which runs the BITPoint exchange as well as travel, used car and energy businesses, apologized Friday, acknowledging the losses were confirmed starting Thursday. The … Continue reading New top story: A Hacked Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Just Lost $32 Million of Virtual Money

New top story: The NBA Is Officially Ridiculous

July 12, 2019 at 09:45AM All hail pro basketball, the year-round usurper of news. The latest NBA off-season stunner dropped on what was supposed to be a quiet Thursday sports night during baseball’s All-Star break (only one game, between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers, was on the schedule. Who won? Who cares?) ESPN’s … Continue reading New top story: The NBA Is Officially Ridiculous

New top story: R. Kelly Has Been Arrested Again in Chicago on Federal Sex Crimes Charges

July 12, 2019 at 09:22AM (CHICAGO) — Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on Thursday after he was indicted by a grand jury on 13 federal counts including sex crimes, a U.S. Attorney’s office spokesman said. Joseph Fitzpatrick said the R&B singer was taken into … Continue reading New top story: R. Kelly Has Been Arrested Again in Chicago on Federal Sex Crimes Charges

New top story: The U.N. Human Rights Council Has Narrowly Agreed to Probe Killings in the Philippines

July 12, 2019 at 05:44AM (GENEVA) — The U.N.’s top human rights body has narrowly passed a resolution that includes calls for greater scrutiny in the Philippines. The Human Rights Council voted 18-14 with 15 abstentions to approve the resolution on Thursday. The measure, presented by Iceland, cites allegations of thousands of killings since President … Continue reading New top story: The U.N. Human Rights Council Has Narrowly Agreed to Probe Killings in the Philippines

New top story: Intense Turbulence Injured 37 People on an Air Canada Flight to Australia

July 12, 2019 at 04:36AM (HONOLULU) — Intense turbulence struck an Air Canada flight to Australia on Thursday and sent unbuckled passengers flying into the ceiling, forcing the plane to land in Hawaii. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered “un-forecasted and sudden turbulence,” about two hours past Hawaii when the plane diverted to Honolulu, … Continue reading New top story: Intense Turbulence Injured 37 People on an Air Canada Flight to Australia

New top story: The Coast Guard Has Seized 40,000 Pounds of Drugs on the High Seas

July 12, 2019 at 04:29AM (CORONADO, Calif.) — The U.S. Coast Guard has offloaded tons of cocaine and marijuana seized from boats and even a semi-submarine in the Pacific. Vice President Mike Pence was on hand Thursday as 39,000 pounds (17,690 kilograms) of cocaine and 933 pounds (423 kilograms) of marijuana were taken off the … Continue reading New top story: The Coast Guard Has Seized 40,000 Pounds of Drugs on the High Seas

New top story: Tropical Storm Barry Could Hit the Gulf Coast With ‘Unprecedented’ Flooding. Climate Change Is Likely to Blame

July 12, 2019 at 02:45AM The Mississippi River is already bursting as a result of months of flooding in the midwest and south — and Tropical Storm Barry is about to make the situation more dire. Although the storm is not expected to directly make landfall in New Orleans, and is instead projected to hit … Continue reading New top story: Tropical Storm Barry Could Hit the Gulf Coast With ‘Unprecedented’ Flooding. Climate Change Is Likely to Blame

New top story: Tropical Storm Barry Could Hit the Gulf Coast With ‘Unprecedented’ Flooding. Climate Change Is Likely to Blame

July 12, 2019 at 02:45AM The Mississippi River is already bursting as a result of months of flooding in the midwest and south — and Tropical Storm Barry is about to make the situation more dire. Although the storm is not expected to directly make landfall in New Orleans, and is instead projected to hit … Continue reading New top story: Tropical Storm Barry Could Hit the Gulf Coast With ‘Unprecedented’ Flooding. Climate Change Is Likely to Blame