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  • Car catches fire in lion enclosure at safari

    Car catches fire in lion enclosure at safari

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:17:35 GMT
    A British family faced a dilemma when their car burst into flames in the middle of a safari park's lion enclosure.
    A British family faced a dilemma when their car burst into flames in the middle of a safari park's lion enclosure.
  • Bloomberg invests $5M in solar-powered lamp

    Bloomberg invests $5M in solar-powered lamp

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:51:26 GMT
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation has announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa.
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation has announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa.
  • 1964 World's Fair 50 years later

    1964 World's Fair 50 years later

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:11:22 GMT
    Fifty years after the 1964 World's Fair, the 13-story central icon for that celebration of "peace through understanding" remains the largest replica of our planet ever constructed. Queens Museum archives manager Louise Weinberg enjoys the steel replica of the shell of planet earth outside her office but prefers parks commissioner, power broker, and then World's Fair president Robert Moses' 900,000-structure replica of New York City.
    Fifty years after the 1964 World's Fair, the 13-story central icon for that celebration of "peace through understanding" remains the largest replica of our planet ever constructed. Queens Museum archives manager Louise Weinberg enjoys the steel replica of the shell of planet earth outside her office but prefers parks commissioner, power broker, and then World's Fair president Robert Moses' 900,000-structure replica of New York City.
  • Teen survives riding in wheel of jet to Hawaii

    Teen survives riding in wheel of jet to Hawaii

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:59:04 GMT
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen."Doesn't even remember the flight," FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said.
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen."Doesn't even remember the flight," FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said.
  • 8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident

    8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:37 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:37:27 GMT
    Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire.  Det. Supt. Petri Kangas said three people survived the accident Sunday after they parachuted from the aircraft.
    Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire.  Det. Supt. Petri Kangas said three people survived the accident Sunday after they parachuted from the aircraft.
  • Millions around the world celebrate Easter

    Millions around the world celebrate Easter

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-20 22:10:31 GMT
    Pope Francis celebrated Easter Sunday with a Mass in Vatican city. A crowd of more than 100,000 tourists, Romans and pilgrims attended the Mass. Faithful followers read passages and prayers aloud in a variety of languages.
    Pope Francis celebrated Easter Sunday with a Mass in Vatican city. A crowd of more than 100,000 tourists, Romans and pilgrims attended the Mass. Faithful followers read passages and prayers aloud in a variety of languages.
  • Meteor streaks across skies before crashing in Russia

    Meteor streaks across skies before crashing in Russia

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:45:28 GMT
    A meteor sighting in Russia was caught on dashcam video.You can see the fireball streaking through the sky in the northwestern part of the country on Saturday.The bright blue trail appears to break up and explode before hitting the ground. Star gazers saw a similar fireball light the sky in Russia’s Yakutia region last month. A Russian astronomer says Saturday morning’s object was likely part of the "Lyrid meteor shower" which reaches its peak next week.
    A meteor sighting in Russia was caught on dashcam video.You can see the fireball streaking through the sky in the northwestern part of the country on Saturday.The bright blue trail appears to break up and explode before hitting the ground. Star gazers saw a similar fireball light the sky in Russia’s Yakutia region last month. A Russian astronomer says Saturday morning’s object was likely part of the "Lyrid meteor shower" which reaches its peak next week.
  • Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

    Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:23:08 GMT
    The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.The disaster three days ago left more than 270 people missing and at least 29 people dead.
    The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.The disaster three days ago left more than 270 people missing and at least 29 people dead.
  • Christians around world mark Good Friday

    Christians around world mark Good Friday

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:34:50 GMT
    From the Holy Land to the streets of New York City, Christians have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Way of Suffering." In NYC, Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio lead followers across the Brooklyn Bridge.
    From the Holy Land to the streets of New York City, Christians have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Way of Suffering." In NYC, Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio lead followers across the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Powerful earthquake shakes Mexico City

    Powerful earthquake shakes Mexico City

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:26:48 GMT
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
  • Belgian artist Baloji kicks off tour in New York

    Belgian artist Baloji kicks off tour in New York

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:35:06 GMT
    To say the 6 feet 5 inch Baloji has a presence would be an understatement. The Belgian artist commands the stage with his mix of hip hop, funk, and rap. The 34-year-old rocked out Webster Hall back in January. Now he's back in New York City kicking off a month-long tour. "It's one of the most inspiring cities on Earth so it's always great to be here," Baloji says.
    To say the 6 feet 5 inch Baloji has a presence would be an understatement. The Belgian artist commands the stage with his mix of hip hop, funk, and rap. The 34-year-old rocked out Webster Hall back in January. Now he's back in New York City kicking off a month-long tour. "It's one of the most inspiring cities on Earth so it's always great to be here," Baloji says.
  • U.S. denounces leaflets in Ukraine telling Jews to register

    U.S. denounces leaflets in Ukraine telling Jews to register

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:00:05 GMT
    A spokesman for a pro-Russian official whose name was on flyers telling Jews in one restive Ukrainian city to register denied that their organization had any role in the leaflets -- and accused pro-Ukrainian groups of orchestrating the controversy. The leaflets were first reported in Israel's Ynet News.
    A spokesman for a pro-Russian official whose name was on flyers telling Jews in one restive Ukrainian city to register denied that their organization had any role in the leaflets -- and accused pro-Ukrainian groups of orchestrating the controversy. The leaflets were first reported in Israel's Ynet News.
  • Fort Drum soldier fatally wounded in Afghanistan

    Fort Drum soldier fatally wounded in Afghanistan

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:12:36 GMT
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    A soldier from Fort Drum in northern New York has died from wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced. Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, was wounded during a firefight with insurgents in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province on April 12, 2014, the Pentagon said. The military flew him to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he died three days later.
    A soldier from Fort Drum in northern New York has died from wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced. Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, was wounded during a firefight with insurgents in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province on April 12, 2014, the Pentagon said. The military flew him to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he died three days later.
  • Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

    Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:48:15 GMT
    An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday. More than 270 passengers remain missing. Twenty people, including a female crew member, at least five students and two teachers, were confirmed dead by coast guard officials.
    An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday. More than 270 passengers remain missing. Twenty people, including a female crew member, at least five students and two teachers, were confirmed dead by coast guard officials.
  • Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

    Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

    As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.
    A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and...
  • Elderly man found with $275K taped to his genitals

    Elderly man found with $275K taped to his genitals

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:42:08 GMT
    Customs officers in Germany reportedly caught an elderly man trying to smuggle a huge amount of euros by taping wads of them to his genitals.It happened last week as the man crossed back into Germany from Luxemburg.The small country of Luxemburg is considered a tax haven.The man and woman underwent a body search and money was also found in the woman’s clothes.Officers say the cash taped to the man's genitals was in four bundles.Travelers carrying large amounts of cash across the border are su...
    Customs officers in Germany reportedly caught an elderly man trying to smuggle a huge amount of euros by taping wads of them to his genitals.It happened last week as the man crossed back into Germany from Luxemburg.The small country of Luxemburg is considered a tax haven.The man and woman underwent a body search and money was also found in the woman’s clothes.Officers say the cash taped to the man's genitals was in four bundles.Travelers carrying large amounts of cash across the border are su...
  • Ferry sinks in South Korea with hundreds aboard

    Ferry sinks in South Korea with hundreds aboard

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:48:07 GMT
    A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.
    A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.
  • Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

    Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

    Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the all-important black boxes may have finally died.
    As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.
  • In mix-up, woman pregnant with other couple's twins

    In mix-up, woman pregnant with other couple's twins

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:02:51 GMT
    "Mix-up" is a word best left out of sentences involving another word: pregnancy. But the two are making headlines together following a report that a woman in Rome became pregnant with twins after undergoing fertility treatment—except the embryos she was implanted with weren't those of her and her partner.
    "Mix-up" is a word best left out of sentences involving another word: pregnancy. But the two are making headlines together following a report that a woman in Rome became pregnant with twins after undergoing fertility treatment—except the embryos she was implanted with weren't those of her and her partner.
  • Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

    Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

    Oscar Pistorius is being cross-examined at his murder trial for the fourth day by chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel.
    Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of...
  • Police demand DNA from 527 males in rape case

    Police demand DNA from 527 males in rape case

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-04-14 13:44:30 GMT
    Male students and staff at a high school in western France — 527 people in total — were asked to give DNA samples beginning Monday as police search for the assailant who raped a teenage girl.
    Male students and staff at a high school in western France — 527 people in total — were asked to give DNA samples beginning Monday as police search for the assailant who raped a teenage girl.
  • Bus hits truck on Mexico highway; 36 reported dead

    Bus hits truck on Mexico highway; 36 reported dead

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-04-14 11:53:43 GMT
    A passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reported.  Both state and federal officials said that four people survived the crash, which occurred shortly after midnight in the southeastern state of Veracruz.
    A passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reported.  Both state and federal officials said that four people survived the crash, which occurred shortly after midnight in the southeastern state of Veracruz.
  • Pistorius breaks down on stand in murder trial

    Pistorius breaks down on stand in murder trial

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-04-14 10:20:34 GMT
    A judge has temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who had accused the double-amputee runner of tailoring his account of events to fit the evidence, asked Pistorius on Monday what exactly he said as he moved toward the bathroom where he shot Steenkamp.
    A judge has temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who had accused the double-amputee runner of tailoring his account of events to fit the evidence, asked Pistorius on Monday what exactly he said as he moved toward the bathroom where he shot Steenkamp.
  • Millions around the world observe Palm Sunday

    Millions around the world observe Palm Sunday

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:15:00 GMT
    Christians in our area, and around the world are celebrating the start of holy week, with Palm Sunday. Over in Israel, thousands of Christians participated in a procession retracing Jesus Christ’s path from the Mount of Olives to the old city of Jerusalem.
    Christians in our area, and around the world are celebrating the start of holy week, with Palm Sunday. Over in Israel, thousands of Christians participated in a procession retracing Jesus Christ’s path from the Mount of Olives to the old city of Jerusalem.
  • New possible pings detected in hunt for lost jet

    New possible pings detected in hunt for lost jet

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:18:49 GMT
    An Australian official says a search crew hunting for the missing Malaysian jet has located a new possible underwater signal. The search agency coordinating the search off Australia's west coast says an Australian navy aircraft on Thursday picked up a signal in the same area a ship first heard sounds consistent with an aircraft's black boxes earlier this week. 
    An Australian official says a search crew hunting for the missing Malaysian jet has located a new possible underwater signal. The search agency coordinating the search off Australia's west coast says an Australian navy aircraft on Thursday picked up a signal in the same area a ship first heard sounds consistent with an aircraft's black boxes earlier this week. 
  • Italian man goes to jail because his girlfriend is too loud during sex

    Italian man goes to jail because his girlfriend is too loud during sex

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:00:36 GMT
    A judge in northern Italy handed down a 6-month sentence behind bars to a 42-year-old man who apparently is so good at sex that his girlfriend's screams are just too much for their neighbors.In an example of how the judicial system works so differently in other countries, the man, from Padua, ended up on trial for stalking because 12 neighbors filed a civil process against him -- not her, according to an Italian news site.
    A judge in northern Italy handed down a 6-month sentence behind bars to a 42-year-old man who apparently is so good at sex that his girlfriend's screams are just too much for their neighbors.In an example of how the judicial system works so differently in other countries, the man, from Padua, ended up on trial for stalking because 12 neighbors filed a civil process against him -- not her, according to an Italian news site.
  • Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

    Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:53:08 GMT
    The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car.  The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the world Wednesday at Switzerland's Payerne Air Force Base, is a bigger and better version of the single-seater prototype that first took flight five years ago.
    The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car.  The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the world Wednesday at Switzerland's Payerne Air Force Base, is a bigger and better version of the single-seater prototype that first took flight five years ago.
  • Several people stabbed at Canada office building

    Several people stabbed at Canada office building

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-04-09 17:09:11 GMT
    Toronto police say several people have been stabbed at an office building in the city's north end.  Police Const. David Hopkinson said Wednesday a 48-year-old male is in custody following the incident on the fourth or fifth floor of an office building, He says two people have been taken to the hospital and says one has serious injuries.
    Toronto police say several people have been stabbed at an office building in the city's north end.  Police Const. David Hopkinson said Wednesday a 48-year-old male is in custody following the incident on the fourth or fifth floor of an office building, He says two people have been taken to the hospital and says one has serious injuries.
  • Pakistani baby under arrest

    Pakistani baby under arrest

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-04-09 11:25:04 GMT
    Pakistani judicial officials have charged a 9-month-old boy with attempted murder. The boy's relatives, who are also charged, have moved the child into hiding. Musa Khan and his family are accused of taking part in a violent protest in the Lahore slum in February. Baby Musa's fingerprints were taken as he drank a bottle of milk in court last week.
    Pakistani judicial officials have charged a 9-month-old boy with attempted murder. The boy's relatives, who are also charged, have moved the child into hiding. Musa Khan and his family are accused of taking part in a violent protest in the Lahore slum in February. Baby Musa's fingerprints were taken as he drank a bottle of milk in court last week.
  • Blindness rates dropping worldwide

    Blindness rates dropping worldwide

    Global rates of blindness and poor vision have fallen sharply over the past two decades, especially in rich nations, a new study reveals.
    Global rates of blindness and poor vision have fallen sharply over the past two decades, especially in rich nations, a new study reveals.
  • Who was St. Patrick?

    Who was St. Patrick?

    Monday, March 17 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-03-18 02:47:38 GMT
    Needing an accurate bio of St. Patrick the man, we went looking for a someone else who could give it to us: Father Jonathan Morris. "He was a slave," Morris says. "At the age of 16, he was captured by pirates, brought to Ireland, was there for many years." But to our surprise and delight, a couple of revelers we picked up right on the street knew the story as well as Father Morris.
    Needing an accurate bio of St. Patrick the man, we went looking for a someone else who could give it to us: Father Jonathan Morris. "He was a slave," Morris says. "At the age of 16, he was captured by pirates, brought to Ireland, was there for many years." But to our surprise and delight, a couple of revelers we picked up right on the street knew the story as well as Father Morris.
  • Weather models: European vs. American

    Weather models: European vs. American

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 6:41 PM EST2014-02-04 23:41:09 GMT
    In the last few years, weather eyes in the United States have been paying close attention to our counterparts across the pond. Computer generated weather models are what meteorologists use to forecast future events. Recently, a lot of attention has been drawn to the European forecasting model because it has been more accurate than the American model in projecting the path of storms in the United States.
    In the last few years, weather eyes in the United States have been paying close attention to our counterparts across the pond. Computer generated weather models are what meteorologists use to forecast future events. Recently, a lot of attention has been drawn to the European forecasting model because it has been more accurate than the American model in projecting the path of storms in the United States.
  • American football's growing international appeal

    American football's growing international appeal

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 1:55 PM EST2014-01-29 18:55:57 GMT
    Times Square draws people from around the world like one guy from Norway, who said that people back home do watch the Super Bowl. A couple from London had another way of describing the spectacle that is the Super Bowl: "razzmatazz" and "brilliant." As the game descends on New York and New Jersey, so, too, will a global media. More than 5,000 press credentials have been issued, including a record number for international media.
    Times Square draws people from around the world like one guy from Norway, who said that people back home do watch the Super Bowl. A couple from London had another way of describing the spectacle that is the Super Bowl: "razzmatazz" and "brilliant." As the game descends on New York and New Jersey, so, too, will a global media. More than 5,000 press credentials have been issued, including a record number for international media.
  • Russia bombings kill 31, raise concern on Olympics

    Russia bombings kill 31, raise concern on Olympics

    Friday, January 24 2014 8:40 AM EST2014-01-24 13:40:15 GMT
    Two suicide bombings in as many days have killed 31 people and raised concerns that Islamic militants have begun a terrorist campaign in Russia that could stretch into the Sochi Olympics in February. Russian and international Olympic officials insisted the site of the games, protected by layers of security, is completely safe.
    Two suicide bombings in as many days have killed 31 people and raised concerns that Islamic militants have begun a terrorist campaign in Russia that could stretch into the Sochi Olympics in February. Russian and international Olympic officials insisted the site of the games, protected by layers of security, is completely safe.
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