- Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt Associated Press - 22 hrs ago
Four firefighters were injured — two seriously — when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students … More »Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt
Four firefighters were injured — two seriously — when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.
- Gaza gunmen execute 'collaborators'; mortar kills Israeli boy Reuters - 2 hrs 32 mins ago
By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, accelerating a crackdown on suspected informers after Israeli forces tracked down and killed three senior Hamas commanders. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …
- Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept Associated Press - 2 hrs 13 mins ago
- U.S. protests intercept of Navy jet by Chinese warplane Reuters - 2 hrs 16 mins ago
By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a Navy patrol plane in international air space this week, flying a few yards (meters) from the U.S. Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the United States …
- Fed's Yellen calls for caution on rates; Draghi says ECB ready to act Reuters - 1 hr 10 mins ago
By Howard Schneider JACKSON HOLE Wyo. (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should move cautiously in deciding when to raise interest rates given the U.S. In a speech at the Fed's annual central bank conference, Yellen laid out in detail why she feels the unemployment rate alone is inadequate to evaluate the strength of the …
- U.S. considering taking fight against Islamic State into Syria Reuters - 35 mins ago
By Steve Holland EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday. President Barack Obama, soon to end a two-week working …
- Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 deaths Associated Press - 2 hrs 34 mins ago
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities.
- Reid apologizes for jokes at Asian business event Associated Press - 29 mins ago
- Mexico launches special police force to guard economic activity Reuters - 1 hr 34 mins ago
By Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Friday launched a scaled-back version of a new police force President Enrique Pena Nieto had vowed to create while on the campaign trail to safeguard businesses against rampant organized crime. Pena Nieto originally promised to create a 40,000-member Gendarmerie Division …
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By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a Navy patrol plane in international air space this week, flying a few yards (meters) from the U.S. Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the United States lodged a formal diplomatic protest with Beijing over the incident, which took place on Tuesday 135 miles (215 km) east of Hainan Island, site of a sensitive Chinese submarine base. Kirby said the Chinese fighter jet made several passes at the P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine and reconnaissance plane, crossing over and under it. "And it is certainly not in keeping with the kind of military-to-military ... relations that we'd like to have with China." In April 2001, a similar aggressive intercept of U.S.