Trump says chemical attack in Syria crossed many lines

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government of going “beyond a red line” with a poison gas attack on civilians and said his attitude toward Syria and Assad had changed, but gave no indication of how he would respond. Trump said the attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them…

Another train derails at New York’s Penn Station, one injured

  Suzanne Barlyn Apr 3rd 2017 10:40AM NEW YORK, April 3 (Reuters) – A New Jersey Transit train derailed during rush hour at New York’s Penn Station on Monday, forcing passengers to be evacuated from cars in the second such incident at the Midtown Manhattan hub in less than two weeks, officials and a witness…

Bridge collapses in Atlanta freeway fire during rush hour

A massive fire caused a bridge to collapse Thursday night on Interstate 85 in Atlanta, one of the busiest stretches of roadway in America, backing up rush hour traffic for several miles and creating what the mayor called a long-term “transportation crisis.” The huge fire was reported at 6:21 p.m. ET underneath the bridge on…

Millennials consider themselves ‘adults’ at this age

Mar 23rd 2017 12:24PM Being an adult is tough stuff. You’ve got to keep that resume updated, hold a steady job and have living mates that aren’t your parents. Paying your bills will make you realize why your dad was always so adamant about turning off the lights. No wonder young people are waiting longer…

Islamic State claims responsibility for UK Parliament attack

Mar 23rd 2017 8:30AM CAIRO, March 23 (Reuters) – Islamic State was responsible for an attack outside Britain’s Parliament which left four people dead, the group’s Amaq news agency said on Thursday. “The perpetrator of the attacks yesterday in front of the British parliament in London is an Islamic State soldier and he carried out…

Uber president Jeff Jones quits, deepening turmoil

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 (Reuters) – Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image. Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday.…

China proposes deal to ease tensions over North Korean missiles

China warned of a “head-on collision” Wednesday unless North Korea stops launching banned missiles and the United States and South Korea halt their joint military exercises. “The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming toward each other, with neither side willing to give way,” Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Beijing at his annual…

NASA shares image of unusual Martian sand dunes

Jan 24th 2017 7:43AM Both Earth and Mars have plenty of sand dunes, but while ours are generally light and blend in with their surroundings, those on the Red Planet have a much more varied appearance. NASA recently shared an image of some sandy features located in Mars’ Wirtz Crater and explained what it is…

Orlando police officer fatally shot, manhunt for suspect

Jan 9th 2017 11:09AM Jan 9 (Reuters) – An Orlando, Florida, police officer was fatally shot near a shopping center on Monday, prompting a manhunt for a suspect and causing area schools to be put on lockdown as a precaution. The Orlando Police Department has identified the victim as Master Sgt. Debra Clayton. Local media…

3 bodies recovered after mysterious duck hunting trip

Jan 9th 2017 8:55AM The bodies of three Southeast Texas men and a dog have been recovered in a bay after disappearing while on a duck hunting trip. Police identified the hunters as Starett Burke, Spencer Hall, Chris Ruckman who were found in a bay near Corpus Christi, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The…