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  • Couple accused of stealing boat for Cuban honeymoon

    06 December 2018 7:05 PM 27

    Authorities say a Florida couple quit their jobs, stole a 12-metre catamaran sailboat and sailed to Cuba for their honeymoon. The Miami Herald reports 46-year-old Aaron Burmeister and 32-year-old Ashley McNeil pleaded guilty November 13 to charges of conspiracy to transport a vessel in foreign commerce. They were returned to the United States in September

  • Australian archbishop cleared of child sex abuse cover-up

    06 December 2018 6:54 PM 57

    An Australian appeal court has overturned a conviction against the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever found guilty of covering up child sex abuse. New South Wales state District Court Judge Roy Ellis on Thursday upheld former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson's appeal against his May conviction for concealing the sexual abuse of two altar boys by a pedophile

  • 2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 rescued, 6 missing

    06 December 2018 3:36 PM 23

    Two American warplanes crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after a midair collision early on Thursday, and rescuers found one of the seven crew members in stable condition while searching for the others, officials said. The US Marine Corps said that the 02:00 crash involved an F/A-18 fighter jet and a KC-130 refueling aircraft

  • SEE: Paralysed man stands for the first time to propose to his girlfriend

    06 December 2018 3:10 PM 28

    A man from Florida in the USA recovering from paralysis stood up for the first time this week to pop the question to his girlfriend in a tearful proposal that was captured on camera. Jacob Newbern, 27, who's been paralysed by a rare medical condition, on Monday asked Mary Batar to be his wife at Orange Park Medical Centre, a day before he was discharged

  • Daughter misses saying final goodbyes to mom – because she couldn’t find parking

    05 December 2018 4:55 PM 31

    A loving daughter has spoken out about her heartbreak, after she missed saying goodbye to her mother because she battled to find parking. On May 29 hospital staff informed Lauraine Griffiths (56) that her mom, Phyl, was "very distressed and struggling". But the car park at Tunbridge Wells Hospital was full during the lunch hour and it took Lauraine 15 to 20 minutes

  • 6 killed in shootout between highway robbers in Mexico

    05 December 2018 3:13 AM 26

    Six highway robbers are dead in central Mexico following a shootout between gangs. The federal police says the shootout occurred on Tuesday on the main highway through the central state of Puebla. Police said the dead men were part of a gang that robbed freight trucks on the highway and the confrontation may have been part of a turf war between thieves

  • Holocaust survivors gathering for global Hanukkah ceremonies

    04 December 2018 5:15 PM 24

    Survivors of the Nazi Holocaust are gathering in four cities around the world for menorah-lighting ceremonies marking the third night of Hanukkah. Organised by the New York-based organisation that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis, ceremonies are planned on Tuesday in Berlin, Jerusalem, South Orange, New Jersey and Moscow

  • Trump predicts he'll work well with Mexico's new president

    04 December 2018 9:26 AM 24

    President Donald Trump is congratulating Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on taking office as Mexico's new president. Trump tweets that Lopez Obrador had a "tremendous political victory with the great support of the Mexican People." Trump predicts the two will "work well together for many years to come!"Lopez Obrador was sworn in to office on Saturday

  • Complaint about banana toy started turmoil at US agency

    04 December 2018 5:09 AM 33

    A complaint alleging that employees at Iowa's workplace safety agency used a toy banana to make sexual jokes triggered the investigation that led to the removal of two top officials. The complaint was sent to Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Department of Administrative Services, which is the state human resources agency. A copy of the complaint obtained by The Associated

  • Trump wants 'full and complete' sentence for Cohen

    03 December 2018 7:49 PM 24

    US President Donald Trump is calling for a "full and complete" sentence for his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. Trump tweets on Monday: "You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term?" Trump added that Cohen "makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY