Synthetic pot laced with opioid behind Connecticut mass overdose

VIDEO: 3 arrested in K2 overdoses in New Haven WFSB - Hartford, CT Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Authorities say at least 71 people near Yale University in Connecticut overdosed after smoking synthetic marijuana laced with what they believe was a powerful opioid. The first overdoses were reported Tuesday evening at the New Haven Green park, [...]

2018-08-16T14:58:44+00:00August 16th, 2018|

Gunmen kidnap newly elected Mexican congresswoman

Armed men kidnapped a newly elected congresswoman Wednesday after forcing her vehicle to crash on a highway in Hidalgo state, Mexican security forces said. Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora, 32, was riding in her car with her driver and assistant when the gunmen opened fire. The car flipped over and crashed, injuring Rodríguez's companions. BBC reported [...]

2018-08-16T14:55:31+00:00August 16th, 2018|

Severe monsoon flooding kills 79 in southern India

Officials said Thursday nearly 80 people have died from flooding in a southern state of India. Twelve deaths were reported in Kerala state on Thursday alone, bringing the total number of deaths from flooding to 79 since Aug. 8, the Indo-Asian News Service reported. The entire state of Kerala has been on red alert since [...]

2018-08-16T14:47:08+00:00August 16th, 2018|

Florida International University releases video of Miami bridge collapse

Web Video Extra: FIU Releases New Time Lapse Video Of Bridge Collapse CBS Miami Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Miami's Florida International University released time-lapse videos of the bridge collapse on its campus that killed six people in March, as well as the days leading up to the incident. The bridge collapsed on March 15, days [...]

2018-08-16T14:41:40+00:00August 16th, 2018|

Iran Supreme Leader admits mistake over nuclear talks

(Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country’s foreign minister to speak to his U.S. counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at the Hussayniyeh of Imam Khomeini in Tehran, Iran, August 13, 2018. [...]

2018-08-15T16:45:28+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Anger at Italy bridge operator as hunt for survivors goes on

GENOA, Italy (Reuters) - Italian rescuers searched for survivors among towering slabs of concrete wreckage in Genoa on Wednesday after a bridge collapse killed 39 people and sparked a furious government reaction against the viaduct’s operator. The 50-year-old bridge, part of a toll motorway linking the port city of Genoa with southern France, collapsed during [...]

2018-08-15T16:41:53+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Grand jury accuses more than 300 Pennsylvania clergy of abuse

- Six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania systematically covered up the sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by hundreds of clergymen over the past seven decades, a grand jury report released Tuesday said. The comprehensive investigation determined officials within the Roman Catholic Church regularly put the institution above the interests of the victims. The grand [...]

2018-08-15T11:50:08+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Replacements for Ryan emerge in Wisconsin,…

-- Voters in Wisconsin determined which candidates will be on the ballot to replace retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan as four states held primary elections Wednesday. Businessman Bryan Steil, who was endorsed by Ryan, won the six-way race with about 50 percent of the vote and will face off against Democrat Randy Bryce who handily [...]

2018-08-15T11:47:19+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Outcry in Malaysia over two women sentenced to caning for lesbian sex

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Human rights activists called on Tuesday on Malaysian authorities to review a religious court decision sentencing two women to six strokes for having sex. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is routinely persecuted in Muslim-majority Malaysia, where they are seen as a threat to conservative values. Media on Sunday [...]

2018-08-14T13:48:02+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Italy motorway bridge collapses over Genoa, ‘dozens’ feared dead

ROME (Reuters) - A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa in what the transport minister said was likely to be “an immense tragedy”. The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer The head of the local ambulance service said [...]

2018-08-14T12:45:20+00:00August 14th, 2018|