Birthday shooting leaves 2 dead, several injured on party bus in California – National

Two people were killed and several others injured early Tuesday in what police say was a targeted attack on a party bus filled with birthday revellers in Oakland, Calif. The large passenger bus was riddled with bullets on the highway into Oakland after midnight, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Two people died […]

Leaked video appears to show UFO plunging under water off California – National

A newly leaked video from the U.S. navy appears to show an unidentified flying object diving into the ocean off the coast of San Diego in 2019, in a clip that officials say is authentic. The clip was released last week by documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell, who also published leaked UFO videos and photos […]

Longtime associate of Matt Gaetz pleads guilty to underage sex trafficking charges – National

A Florida politician who emerged as a central figure in the Justice Department’s sex trafficking investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz pleaded guilty Monday to six federal charges and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors as part of a plea deal. Joel Greenberg, a longtime associate of Gaetz’s, appeared in federal court in Orlando. He pleaded […]

Pokemon card sales spiked amid COVID-19. Now, stores are taking them off the shelves – National

The demand for Pokemon cards has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to limited supplies and a scorching hot market that is driving some people in North America to erratic and violent behaviour. McDonald’s recently issued a statement urging restaurants to set a “reasonable limit” on Happy Meals sold per customer, after a promotion […]

U.S. ‘working tirelessly’ to end conflict in Gaza: official – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted May 16, 2021 3:56 pm     Updated May 16, 2021 4:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says […]

Thousands evacuated from India’s west coast as cyclone Tauktae wreaks havoc – National

India is evacuating thousands of people from low-lying areas along its western coast as a powerful cyclone that has killed at least six people is expected to make landfall on Tuesday morning in the state of Gujarat. Cyclone Tauktae, which formed in the Arabian sea, has already brought lashing rain and winds that damaged […]

Sharing your password? Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon want you to stop – National

Many of us were taught to share as kids. Now streaming services ranging from Netflix to Amazon to Disney+ want us to stop. That’s the new edict from the giants of streaming media, who are hoping to discourage the common practice of sharing account passwords without alienating subscribers who’ve grown accustomed to the hack. […]

Cat survives fifth-floor jump from window of burning building – National

A black cat used up most of its luck and a few of its nine lives on Thursday when it leaped from the fifth-floor window of a burning building and landed safely on its feet. Video captured by firefighters in Chicago shows the cat’s action-movie escape, which played out during an apartment fire. Read […]

U.S. schools unlikely to push for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines anytime soon – National

Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for use in children as young as 12 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week – but do not expect schools to require shots for students anytime soon given public hesitation and political hurdles. State governments for the most part can order a vaccine be […]

China Rising, Episode 1: Hostage Diplomacy – National

When Julia and Kevin Garratt were invited out to dinner on Aug. 4, 2014, they never imagined it was a trap. The Canadian couple and had lived in China for three decades. For seven years, they’d been based in the northern Chinese city of Dandong, just across the Yalu River from North Korea. The Christian […]