US airman in Japan dies in stabbing; Japanese woman arrested

Interested in Japan? The U.S. Air Force says a U.S. airman in Japan has been stabbed and later died at a hospital. Japanese police say they have arrested a suspect, a Japanese woman. The Air Force said in a statement that 35-year-old Master Sgt. Nicholas Vollweiler, from the 374th Airlift Wing, was found unconscious in his off-base home with stab […]

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Police: Man broke into home, got in bed naked with residents

A Georgia man is accused of breaking into an Augusta home, rummaging around and then jumping naked into bed with two residents. News outlets report 29-year-old Christopher Lindner has been arrested on charges including criminal trespassing. A Columbia County Sheriff’s Office’s report says he broke in last week and jumped into bed with the couple, who was watching television. It […]

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France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off

Interested in Airlines? French authorities have seized a Ryanair plane and forced 149 passengers to disembark because of a dispute over subsidies to the Irish airline. The French civil aviation authority said Friday it had impounded the plane on the tarmac of the Bordeaux-Merignac airport as a “last resort.” Ryanair did not publicly comment on the seizure. In a statement, […]

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Sheriff: Reports of active shooter at North Carolina school

A county official says reports of an active shooter at a school in North Carolina on Friday turned out to be malfunctioning water heater. Pender County Emergency Management Director Tom Collins told The Star-News that noise from the water heater was taken for the sound of gunfire at Topsail High School on Friday morning. “There’s no active shooter,” Collins said. […]

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Taiwan commissions warships amid China threat warnings

Taiwan’s president on Thursday commissioned a pair of guided missile frigates that are expected to boost the island’s ability to counter Chinese submarines amid rising military threats from Beijing. President Tsai Ing-wen attended the ceremony for the Ming Chuan and Feng Chia at a navy base in the southern port of Kaohsiung and reiterated Taiwan’s determination to resist all threats, […]

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UK PM May: I won’t agree on a Brexit deal ‘at any cost’

Interested in Brexit? British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that she wouldn’t agree upon a Brexit deal with the European Union “at any cost,” as the two sides remained deadlocked on the issue of the Irish border. May briefed her Cabinet on progress toward an elusive divorce deal with the bloc. Talks are stuck on finding a way to […]

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Gas explosion levels empty mansion under renovation

Officials say an apparent gas explosion leveled an empty mansion in an affluent suburb of Philadelphia, reducing the 9,000-sq. foot (836-sq. meter) home to rubble. Authorities say the explosion at the Gladwyne mansion happened just after 8 p.m. Sunday night. The house was undergoing extensive renovations. Officials say no one was inside the home at the time of the explosion, […]

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3rd shark attack off Australian tourist island in 7 weeks

Interested in Sharks? A shark critically injured a man on Monday near an island harbor on Australia’s Great Barrier reef where two tourists were mauled on consecutive days in September, officials said. The man suffered “significant leg and wrist injuries” when he was attacked near Cid Harbor on Whitsunday Island off the Queensland state coast, a Queensland Ambulance statement said. […]

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