China launched a nationwide investigation into its kindergartens on Friday after parents at a Beijing preschool said toddlers had apparent needle marks and were given mysterious pills -- sparking outr
Baghdad waiting for formal response from guarantor countries, says Iraqi ambassador to Turkey
EU leaders pressed Ukraine Friday to speed up reforms that Europe and the United States hope will bring the country closer to the West but Kiev responded that it needed a promise it could join the blo
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with towns, cities and counties. Slot machine and
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three Thanksgiving Day killings in St. Louis have brought this year’s homicide total to 188, matching the number recorded in both 2016 and 2017. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch rep
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The brutally cold and snowy winter last year in the Rocky Mountains was deadly for deer and other wild game prized by hunters. In this year’s deer hunting season in Wyomin
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is close to enacting new rules about New England ocean habitat that could mean dramatic changes for the way it manages the marine environment and fisheri
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian state news agency MENA says death toll in Sinai mosque attack rises to 200, with 130 wounded.
The Baltimore police detective who was fatally shot in the line of duty last week was scheduled to testify in a federal case against officers indicted earlier this year, the Baltimore Police Departmen
The Lagos State Government, in conjunction with Lagos Traffic Radio 96.1FM, on Friday inaugurated an exercise to check incidents of drink-driving and resultant fatalities, especially during end of yea
WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — A fatal wreck closed a four-mile stretch of eastbound Interstate 40 about 10 miles east of Williams in northern Arizona for several hours Friday morning. State Trooper Kameron
MOSCOW — For months, President Vladimir V. Putin has predictably denied accusations of Russian interference in last year’s American election, denouncing them as fake news fueled by Russophobic hysteri
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen have coordinated their positions regarding the mandate of the future UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas. The talks be
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Armenia’s foreign-language film submission to the Academy Awards for this year invites viewers to imagine a world without war, according to its director. Anahit Abad, the di
HONOLULU (AP) — A murder charge against a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister should be dismissed because prosecutors misled the grand ju
ATLANTA (AP) — A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder to drivers, joggers and neighbors that Georgia once took up arms against the United States of America. It’s called Confederate
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A lawmaker says art at the Mississippi Capitol should be updated to reflect accomplishments of African-Americans. Democratic Sen. John Horhn of Jackson says he would like to see
MIAMI (AP) — Stiltsville, a stubborn relic of Miami’s less-glitzy past as a sun-soaked outpost, has survived Hurricane Irma’s brutal winds and waves, much to the surprise of the landmark&
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s capital city is in the running for a $5 million prize that will be awarded to the winner of a nationwide energy efficiency competition. The Times Argus reports
Actor Billy Baldwin has called US President Donald Trump a "5th degree black belt" sexual harasser.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A recent U.S. appellate court ruling offers a window on “honor killings,” an ancient practice across the globe that calls for defending family reputation by slaying fema
Trollies packed with televisions and Christmas groceries were the order of the day at Game and Makro stores for Black Friday deal seekers.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - United Nations special envoy on Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Friday was "useful", Russia's Interfax news agency
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was shot and killed during an apparent carjacking. Essex County prosecutors say 40-year-old Newark resident Sharice Henry was shot shortly before 11 p.m. T
Popular Nigerian singer/songwriter, Oluwabankole Wellington, widely known as Banky W, and beautiful actress Adesua Etomi’s wedding dominated the internet search engine Google this week. Mr. Taiwo Kola
“Charles Darwin would have been excited to read this paper.”
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Firefighters in New Hampshire say six families were forced from an apartment building by a two-alarm fire, and a resident and two firefighters suffered injuries. WMUR-TV repor
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Friday defected from the All Progressives Congress. Here are a few reactions by some on twitter of his defection: @atiku leaving @APCNigeria to contest on the p
The breakdown of coalition talks may signal the end of the country’s postwar tradition of compromise. Not everyone thinks that’s a bad thing.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane landed safety at the Lincoln Airport after a bird smashed through its cockpit windshield. The plane was flying from Plattsmouth to Lincoln on Tuesda
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina says it’s accelerating the search for a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for eight days amid growing fears for its 44 crew members. The nav
The US Navy on Friday called off its search for three American sailors missing since their plane crashed in the Philippine Sea. A C-2A “Greyhound” aircraft with 11 people on board went dow
ARMSTRONG BAKAM, Bauchi A 300 Level student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, in the early hours of Friday, reportedly hanged himself on a tree. The deceased whose identity was given as Da
A teenager who killed a seven-year-old girl in a park has been given a life sentence and ordered to be detained for a minimum of five years by a judge who said it was a "truly exceptional case".