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  • Island-wide blackout hits Puerto Rico, which is suffering unstable power grid after hurricane

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico, which is suffering from an unstable power grid following devastating hurricanes that hit last fall. The island’s utility said power should be restored within 24 to 36 hours. The first priority will be to restore electricity to hospitals, then the Luis Munoz Marin Airport, then pumping systems then banks, AEE said. After that, they’ll focus on large industrial areas, stores and homes, in that order. AEE Informa: La prioridad […]

  • 1 dead after damaged Southwest flight from LaGuardia makes emergency landing in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA — At least one person has died after a Southwest Airlines jet from LaGuardia made an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport Tuesday with part of the covering from its left engine ripped off and a damaged window, authorities said. The plane landed at Philadelphia International Airport at 11:20 a.m. after the crew reported damage to one of the aircraft’s engines, fuselage and at least one window, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in statement. Passengers used air stairs to […]

  • Protests against Philadelphia-area Starbucks continue as new disturbing video surfaces

    While Starbucks scrambles to rebuild trust with its patrons at it’s Philadelphia location following the arrest of two black men, a new storm appears to be brewing at another. New video posted on Twitter by activist Shaun King, shows a black man confronting a manager at a Los Angeles-area Starbucks. The man, identified as Brandon Ward, claims he was denied the code to use the bathroom because he hadn’t made a purchase yet. The manager, however, divulged the code to […]

  • Pentagon: Airstrikes launched to ‘cripple Syria’s ability to use chemical weapons in the future’

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Pentagon officials held a press conference Saturday morning to discuss operations in Syria after the United States and allies launched military strikes in Syria. The Pentagon says none of the missiles filed by the U.S. and its allies was deflected by Syrian air defenses, rebutting claims by the Russian and Syrian governments. Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the director of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, says: “None of our aircraft or missiles involved in this operation were […]

  • U.S., allies launch airstrikes on Syria in response to chemical weapon attack

    WASHINGTON — The United States, along with France and Britain, launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump said Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump spoke from the White House. Syrian television reported that Syria’s air defenses, which are substantial, have responded to the attack. After the attack ceased and the […]

  • 500 lbs of meth worth approximately $2M found in Disney figurines

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.  — The Drug Enforcement Administration says meth hidden inside wax Disney figurines has been confiscated near Atlanta and is worth roughly $2 million. The DEA tells WSB-TV it is one of the biggest meth busts ever in Gwinnett County. The drugs were concealed inside 500 figurines of Winnie the Pooh, Donald Duck, Pluto and other Disney characters. It was about 500 pounds of drugs. DEA Atlanta Division Special Agent in Charge Robert Murphy says the meth originated in […]

  • What is ‘This Is Your Digital Life’?: The Facebook app you may be alerted about

    NEW YORK —Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing for two days of testimony before Congress as the social media company works to inform some 87 million users that their data may have been shared in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This has some asking, what is “This is Your Digital Life” — the app at the center of the controversy? On Monday, the company began rolling out a “see how you’re affected” tool at the top of people’s News Feeds. All 2.2 billion […]

  • YouTube shooter’s bizarre videos key to suspected motive

    MENIFEE, Calif. — The woman who shot three people at YouTube’s headquarters was prolific at producing videos and posting them online, many of them bizarre, such as a clip in which she removes a revealing purple dress to expose fake breasts with the message, “Don’t Trust Your Eyes.” In others, Nasim Aghdam exercises, promotes animal rights and explains the vegan diet, often in elaborate costumes or carrying a rabbit. The videos have become central to the motive authorities have settled […]

  • 4 presumed dead in California Marine helicopter crash

    SAN DIEGO — A Marine helicopter crashed during a Southern California training mission and all four crew members were believed killed, the military said. The CH-53E Super Stallion went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near El Centro, a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The helicopter was with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing out of the Miramar air station in San Diego, according to a base press statement. The nearby Naval Air Facility El Centro messaged that the crash […]

  • East River helicopter crash: 5 dead, pilot survives

    NEW YORK — The fatal New York City helicopter crash that killed everyone on board except the pilot may have been caused by a passenger’s piece of luggage, the pilot told investigators. Five passengers were killed when a helicopter crashed into the East River Sunday evening, an NYPD spokesman said Monday morning. The victims were two 26-year-old men from Dallas, a 29-year-old woman from Argentina, a 34-year-old man from New York and a 29-year-old man from New York, a source told PIX11. […]