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  • WATCH: Giant rotating ice disk forms in US river

    16 January 2019 10:23 AM 98

    A curious formation that has grabbed the attention of Greater Portland, Maine, is actually a spinning ice disk, and it's roughly 91 metres wide. The formation in the Presumpscot River was widely shared on social media, and it has drawn comparisons to an alien spacecraft, a carousel and the moon. Rob Mitchell, who owns a nearby office building, spotted

  • Teen dies after falling from cruise ship, landing on pier

    16 January 2019 9:36 AM 103

    Officials say a teenager from the South Pacific died after falling from a cruise ship onto a pier in Haiti. The Sun Sentinel reports the Broward Medical Examiner's Office on Monday announced 16-year-old Laurent Mercer's death. He'd been on a seven-day Caribbean trip with his family when he died on Friday. Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas was docked

  • Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan

    15 January 2019 7:09 PM 93

    Hundreds of Hondurans have left on what they call a trek for the United States, forming another caravan of the kind that so irked US President Donald Trump and fuelled his anti-immigrant message. As the procession left the town of San Pedro Sula under a steady rain on Monday night, one of the migrants summed up their plight. "We are leaving because there

  • What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

    15 January 2019 12:45 PM 91

    What next? With the Brexit deal between Britain and the EU facing defeat in the British parliament in a crucial vote on Tuesday, that's the question on everyone's lips. This is the Brexit that the British government and EU leaders want – and one which many MPs in the British parliament object to. The deal has been rejected by some of British Prime Minister

  • Jayme Closs says accused kidnapper shot her parents, taped her hands, feet and drove her to remote cabin

    14 January 2019 8:02 PM 48

    Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs has told police she tried to hide from the man accused of killing her parents and kidnapping her, but that he dragged her out of her home and threw her in the trunk of his vehicle. Prosecutors filed a criminal complaint on Monday charging Jake Thomas Patterson with two counts of intentional homicide, kidnapping and burglary

  • Canada air traffic controllers buy pizza for US colleagues

    14 January 2019 11:33 AM 51

    Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the US government's partial shutdown. Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said on Sunday the initiative began on Thursday when employees at Edmonton's

  • Man accused in death of girl, 4, who spilled juice on Xbox

    13 January 2019 7:57 PM 44

    Prosecutors say they'll seek a life sentence for a suburban Chicago man accused of beating a 4-year-old girl to death after she spilled juice on an Xbox video console. The Chicago Tribune cites prosecutors as saying "heinous" circumstances justify the sentence for 19-year-old Johnathan Fair, of Waukegan, if he's convicted of first-degree murder in the death

  • Russian teen dies after allegedly overdosing on contraceptive pills

    13 January 2019 5:16 PM 124

    A 16-year-old girl has died after allegedly taking an overdose of contraceptive pills because she was terrified of getting pregnant. The teen, whose name hasn’t been released, was rushed to a hospital in the city of Yoshkar-Ola, in western Russia, after collapsing at home. She was taken to the hospital’s intensive-care unit in critical condition, but doctors

  • Dying woman seeks caregiver for beloved 15-foot-long plant

    12 January 2019 7:51 AM 119

    A Pennsylvania woman who's dying of cancer is trying to find a home for her beloved 15-foot-long plant. LNP reports Gabrellen Pfarr has a few months to live after deciding not to pursue further treatment for cancer. Now, the 83-year-old wants to find a caring home for the sprawling plant she's been nurturing for 10 years in her Lancaster apartment

  • Russia dismisses reports of prisoner swap with US

    11 January 2019 7:45 PM 50

    Russia's Foreign Ministry has dismissed suggestions that an American arrested in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be used in a prisoner swap for a Russian held in the United States. Paul Whelan, a former US Marine, was arrested in Moscow last month on suspicion of spying. Whelan's arrest raised speculation that he could be swapped for one of the Russians