Rumors swirled around the death of Bethany Lynn Stephens, a young woman from rural Virginia who, authorities said, was mauled to death by her dogs while out on a walk last week.
LONDON - The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017 has been revealed and the winner is . . . "Youthquake." Confused? You may not be the only one. The word is defined as meaning "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions of influence of young people." It represents the awakening of millennials striving for change during a turbulent 12 months across the world.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the train that derailed Monday as it made its way from Seattle to Portland was going more that twice the posted speed limit when it jumped the tracks on a bridge over a busy interstate highway. "Preliminary indications are that the train was traveling 80 miles per hour in a 30-mile per hour track," said NTSB member Bella Dinh-Zarr. At least three people where killed and more than 100 injured when one of two engines and 12 cars derailed, many of them tumbling onto a busy interstate highway below.
The deadly Amtrak crash in Washington state marked the railroad's third fatal accident in as many years, putting the passenger rail operator under fresh scrutiny less than a month after safety regulators issued a scathing report.
For most of his 18-year career as a U.S Navy pilot, Cmdr. David Fravor said his mother-in-law used to ask him a question: had he seen a UFO? For 15 years, the answer was no. But one clear afternoon off the coast of California in 2004, he says, that changed. Fravor, the commanding officer of a Navy squadron at the time, said he saw a flying object about the size of his plane that looked like a Tic-Tac after a break in a routine training mission. The object moved rapidly and unlike any other thing he had ever seen in the air. He has not forgotten it since.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Monday evening publicly acknowledged that North Korea was behind the WannaCry computer worm that affected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries earlier this year. As a result, the administration will be calling on "all responsible states" to counter North Korea's ability to conduct cyberattacks and to implement all "relevant" United Nations Security Council sanctions, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter.
President Donald Trump is a proven showbiz pro whose stage presence often seems larger than life, whether he's sharing a spotlight with Miss Universe, Marco Rubio or Omarosa Manigault Newman. But how will Trump match up against Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Martin Van Buren? The world will soon know. The president will make his animatronic debut Tuesday at the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando.
WASHINGTON - For nearly eight months, President Donald Trump has boasted that appointing Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court ranks high among his signature achievements. But earlier this year, Trump talked about rescinding Gorsuch's nomination, venting angrily to advisers after his Supreme Court pick was critical of the president's escalating attacks on the federal judiciary in private meetings with legislators.
Another week, another decision. Somehow, it isn't getting much easier to decide whether to risk the health of Aaron Rodgers against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night.
A number of people were reported killed and scores more injured south of Seattle when an early morning Amtrak train traveling on a new route derailed while crossing a bridge above a busy interstate highway, authorities said. The cause of the derailment, which sent several cars tumbling onto the highway below, was unclear but the train was entering a curve as it made its way south from Seattle to Portland, Oregon.