'Active shooter' panic at North Carolina high school was sparked by faulty air con that made 'gunshot-like noises'

Cops swooped on Topsail High School in Hampstead, North Carolina, earlier this morning after reports of an "active shooter". Captain James Rowell of the Pender County Sheriff’s Office told Wect News 6 that it was an "active scene", and there were no reported injuries. An emergency dispatcher with the Pender County Sheriff's Office told Time that multiple units were attending, and: "All […]

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Anti-abuse activists pan US Catholic bishops’ new proposals

FILE – In this April 14, 2005 file photo, Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick enters the St. Nereus and Achilleus Church in Rome. In July 2018, Pope Francis removed the U.S. church leader as a cardinal after church investigators said an allegation that he groped a teenage altar boy in the 1970s was credible. Subsequently, several former seminarians and priests reported […]

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Ex-aide is star witness of panel probing French crisis

next Image 1 of 2 Former President Macron’s security aide Alexandre Benalla appears before the French Senate Laws Commission prior to his hearing, in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Benalla who triggered a political crisis after being videotaped beating a protester is grudgingly appearing before a Senate inquiry commission whose members he insulted as “little people” for whom he […]

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Five is alive for Cate Campbell as she continues Pan Pacs spree

Cate Campbell remains on track for five gold medals at the Pan Pacs in Tokyo after another dominant swim to help seal victory in the women's 4x100m relay over arch rivals America. The Australians are the world record-holders and Olympic champions but could have been vulnerable without the services of Bronte Campbell, who has skipped the event to rehab her […]

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‘Challenging’: Seebohm, Larkin address torrid Pan Pacs preparation

Far be it from Emily Seebohm to state the obvious, but the backstroker could hardly have described it any other way: "It's not been my best prep." Instead of preparing in earnest to face some of the best swimmers in the world at this week's Pan Pacs in Tokyo, Seebohm was in the midst of a difficult break-up with team […]

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Americans will be poised to strike at Pan Pacs, warns veteran coach

Senior Dolphins coach Michael Bohl says the intense pressure-cooker atmosphere within the American swimming squad should have the Australians on red alert ahead of the Pan Pacs starting in Tokyo on Thursday. The four-day meet will be the second-last time the Dolphins get to square off with their arch-rivals in the pool ahead of the next Olympics in Tokyo in […]

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Emma McKeon takes a breath after benching best race at Pan Pacs

Emma McKeon will swim a pared-back program at this week's Pan Pacs meet in Tokyo but that doesn't mean the iron-woman of the Australian pool has farewelled her most-successful international event. McKeon has an Olympic bronze and world championship silver to her name in the 200m freestyle, yet that's the race that will be missing from her list against the Canadians, Brazilians, […]

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