Police find 260 pounds of pot hidden in truck load of lettuce

Authorities in Indiana said they arrested two men when a commercial vehicle inspection of a truck loaded with lettuce uncovered 260 pounds of marijuana. Indiana State Police said an officer stopped a tractor-trailer on eastbound Interstate 70 in Putnam County at about 7:32 a.m. Wednesday for a routine commercial vehicle inspection. The occupants of the [...]

2018-08-10T14:08:02+00:00August 10th, 2018|

Suspect in California fire texted chief: ‘This place is going to burn’

The man accused of starting one of California's wildfires texted the volunteer fire chief two weeks ago with a threat of starting a fire. The Holy Fire, which started Monday in the Cleveland National Forest's Holy Jim Canyon, led to the evacuation of 20,000 people and so far has destroyed a dozen structures. The text [...]

2018-08-10T14:01:48+00:00August 10th, 2018|

One missing, 1,600 evacuated at flooded French campsites

One person is missing and more than 1,600 people have been evacuated as a result of flooding in southern France, officials said. Torrential rains Wednesday caused the heavy flooding in the Gard region. Police said a 70-year-old German man who was helping to supervise children at a summer camp was missing and was feared to [...]

2018-08-10T13:56:13+00:00August 10th, 2018|

Assange considers offer to appear before U.S. Senate committee

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy for six years, is considering an offer to appear before a U.S. Senate committee to discuss alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, his lawyer said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the [...]

2018-08-09T15:09:01+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Handling of U.S. trade dispute causes rift in Chinese leadership

China's President Xi Jinping addresses a media conference with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria, South Africa, July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings President Xi Jinping still has a firm grip on power, but an unusual surge of criticism about economic policy and how the government has handled the trade war has revealed rare cracks [...]

2018-08-09T15:01:38+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Ohio House race tightens as election officials find uncounted…

As final votes come in for Ohio's 12th congressional district, the tight race between Democrat Danny O'Connor and Republican Troy Balderson has gotten even closer. Franklin County election officials found 588 previously uncounted votes in a Columbus suburb, giving Balderson 198 more votes and O'Connor an additional 388, which tightens the race's margin to 1,564. [...]

2018-08-09T14:55:34+00:00August 9th, 2018|

North Korea calls on U.S. to end 1950-53 Korean War

- North Korea said the "military confrontation" between Pyongyang and Washington must come to an end, in order for trust to develop between the two countries. Workers' Party Newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Thursday the solution is a "declaration of the end of war," a reference to the 1950-53 conflict that ended in a truce and [...]

2018-08-09T14:47:13+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Ex-Chile President Bachelet named U.N. High Commissioner for…

- Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will be the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the organization announced Wednesday. The announcement of Bachelet, Chile's first female president and a former political prisoner in her country, was praised by human rights activists. "As a victim herself, she brings a unique perspective to the role [...]

2018-08-09T14:43:56+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Inventor shows off homemade ‘flying scooter’ aircraft

- A Chinese inventor shared video of his homemade flying machine, which he dubbed the world's first "flying scooter." Zhao Deli recorded a test flight in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, to show off the capabilities of his "flying scooter," which seats one person and resembles a giant quadcopter drone. The inventor said his aircraft can [...]

2018-08-09T00:50:51+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Contaminated food at Peru funeral kills 9, sickens 50

Food served at a funeral in Peru that contained insecticides has killed at least nine people and sickened more than 50, officials said. The food eaten Monday in a village in the Peruvian Andes put several people in the hospital, critically ill. It consisted of a meat dish and a fermented corn drink called chichi, [...]

2018-08-09T00:45:20+00:00August 9th, 2018|