At least 15 killed in Southern California car crash, hospital officials say – National

At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday in a collision between an SUV and a tractor trailer truck in Southern California, about 16.1 km north of the Mexican border, hospital officials said. The crash, on State Route 115 near El Centro, California, involved a sport utility vehicle carrying 27 people and a truck […]

Up to 6 cases of Manaus coronavirus variant identified in U.K., health officials say – National

By William Schomberg Reuters Posted February 28, 2021 12:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Up to six cases of the variant of coronavirus first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus have been detected in […]

Officials point to security, intel failures in US Capitol riot

The deadly US Capitol riot on January 6 exposed devastating security and intelligence weaknesses, with military authorities reacting too slowly to calls for National Guard backup against an overwhelming mob, security officials told Congress Tuesday. In the first Senate hearing on the security failings, featuring US Capitol Police and Washington police chiefs and congressional sergeants […]

Nazi guard deported from U.S. agrees to be questioned, German officials say – National

A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard deported from Tennessee has agreed to be questioned by German prosecutors as they re-examine whether there is enough evidence against him to bring charges, authorities said Monday. Friedrich Karl Berger arrived Saturday in Frankfurt on a special flight from the U.S. after being ordered deported to his […]

Health officials urge COVID-19 restrictions to be maintained as variant cases mount – National

Public health officials have identified upwards of 700 cases of contagious COVID-19 variants across Canada, the nation’s top doctor said Saturday, a finding she said lends new urgency to her calls to maintain personal COVID-19 precautions. Individual actions in conjunction with strong public health measures will be key to halting the spread of the […]

Canada slaps sanctions on Myanmar military officials after coup – National

Canada on Thursday said it would impose sanctions on nine Myanmar military officials, saying the coup has led to mass detentions, the use of force and restrictions to democratic freedoms, according to a foreign ministry statement. “We work alongside our international partners who call for the restoration of the democratically-elected government, and we echo their […]

Nearly 500 Peru gov’t officials secretly vaccinated against COVID-19, president says – National

Peru’s president announced Monday night that 487 officials, including the former ministers of foreign affairs and health, took advantage of their privileged positions to secretly receive early inoculations of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine that the government then bought for doctors and other health workers battling the pandemic. Interim President Francisco Sagasti said the officials’ […]

Fuel tanker explosion causes massive fire at Afghanistan, Iran border: officials – National

A fuel tanker exploded Saturday at the Islam Qala crossing in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on the Iranian border, injuring at least seven people and causing a massive fire that consumed more than 500 trucks carrying natural gas and fuel, according to Afghan officials and Iranian state media. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused […]

Georgia officials to probe Trump’s call to ‘find’ votes, overturn election loss – National

Georgia’s secretary of state’s office on Monday opened an investigation into a phone call between Donald Trump and the state’s top elections official in which the then-president said he wanted to “find” enough votes to overturn his loss in the state, an official said. Walter Jones, a spokesman for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, […]

2 FBI agents killed, 3 wounded while serving warrant in Florida, officials say – National

The FBI has confirmed that two agents were killed and three were wounded while serving a federal search warrant in a case involving violent crimes against children in South Florida. The suspect also is dead, the FBI said. Earlier, a law enforcement official confirmed to The Associated Press that multiple FBI agents were shot […]