Rush Limbaugh, conservative U.S. radio host, dead at 70 – National

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who helped shape the modern Republican Party while pushing conspiracy theories, bigotry and racism for decades on radio, has died of lung cancer at the age of 70. Limbaugh’s wife, Kathryn, announced his death on his radio show Wednesday, just over a year after he revealed his lung cancer […]

At least 3 dead as tornado rips through U.S., leaving millions without power in the cold – National

At least three people were found dead early Tuesday after a tornado tore through a seaside town in North Carolina at the rough edge of a blast of winter weather across the United States. Millions of people remained without power amid subfreezing temperatures, and authorities warned of treacherous travel conditions in many states. The […]

At least 6 dead in 130-car pileup on icy Texas highway – National

A massive crash involving more than 130 vehicles on an icy Texas interstate left at least six people dead and dozens injured Thursday amid a winter storm that dropped freezing rain, sleet and snow on parts of the U.S. At the scene of the crash on Interstate 35 near downtown Fort Worth, a tangle […]

9 dead, 140 missing after glacier breaks in northern India – National

Indian authorities launched a search operation Sunday after part of a mountain glacier broke, sending a massive flood of water and debris slamming into two dams and damaging a number of homes. At least nine people were killed and 140 were missing. The flood was caused when a portion of Nanda Devi glacier broke […]

6 dead after liquid nitrogen leak at Georgia poultry plant – National

GAINESVILLE, Ga, (AP) — A liquid nitrogen leak at a northeast Georgia poultry plant killed six people Thursday and sent 11 others to the hospital, officials said. At least three of those injured at the Foundation Food Group plant in Gainesville were reported in critical condition. Poultry plants rely on refrigeration systems that can […]

Emmy, Oscar winning actor Cloris Leachman dead at 94 – National

Cloris Leachman, an Oscar-winner for her portrayal of a lonely housewife in “The Last Picture Show” and a comedic delight as the fearsome Frau Blucher in “Young Frankenstein” and self-absorbed neighbour Phyllis on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died. She was 94. Leachman died in her sleep of natural causes at her home in Encinitas, […]

Pope Francis prays for homeless dead, limits appearances due to sciatica – National

Ailing Pope Francis, who this week is making limited public appearances due to persistent pain, has drawn attention to the plight of homeless people in winter, including a Nigerian man who froze to death near the Vatican. Francis on Sunday asked for prayers for the 46-year-old man named Edwin who he said was “ignored […]

Larry King, American talk show host, dead at 87 – National

American talk show host Larry King has died, at age 87, his media company confirmed. In a statement posted to King’s official twitter account, Ora Media said King passed away Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles. “For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many […]

Legendary baseball player Hank Aaron dead at 86 – National

Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, the quiet, unassuming baseball slugger who broke Babe Ruth’s supposedly unbreakable record for most home runs in a career, died on Friday, the Atlanta Braves announced. He was 86. Read more: Brewers bash, bunt their way over Diamondbacks in 9-4 win to take 2-0 NLDS lead Aaron joined the Braves management […]

Twin suicide bombings in Baghdad leave 32 dead – National

Twin suicide bombings ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, officials said in what was the first massive bombing in years, harkening back to darker days of rampant militant attacks. The rare suicide bombing hit the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central […]