General News

Michigan panel urges temporary shutdown of Mackinac pipeline

Dec 11, 2017

A government panel is urging the temporary shutdown of twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac until the company that operates them can finish inspections and repair coating gaps

'One of my nightmares': Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

Dec 11, 2017

Authorities say a man inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour, injuring himself and three others

Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

Dec 11, 2017

Bitcoin's debut on a major U.S. exchange was a hit, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the virtual currency rising 20 percent

Charge dropped for 'It's OK To Be White' commentator

Dec 11, 2017

Prosecutors drop breach of peace charge filed against conservative commentator over confrontation he had with protesters as he prepared to give speech titled 'It's OK To Be White'

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

Dec 11, 2017

The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump's opposition

Woman charged in pregnant neighbor's death pleads guilty

Dec 11, 2017

A North Dakota woman accused of killing a pregnant neighbor so she and her boyfriend could keep the baby pleads guilty

Report: Firm buying Revel casino for $200M; Straub denies it

Dec 11, 2017

A Wall Street ratings firm says a Colorado company is buying Atlantic City's former Revel casino for $200 million, but the mercurial owner of the shuttered casino insists there's no deal

Israel intercepts Gaza rocket, retaliates with tank fire

Dec 11, 2017

The Israeli military says that it intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel and that it struck back with tank fire at a Hamas military target

Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 Spain H-bombs accident

Dec 11, 2017

Veterans who say they responded to 1966 accident involving US hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill ask court to allow class action lawsuit against US Department of Veterans Affairs

Connecticut zoo announces birth of rare tiger cubs

Dec 11, 2017

A Connecticut zoo is welcoming the addition of two tiger cubs

Weather, 20 December
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