Baltimore Detective Killed A Day Before Testifying In Federal Case Against Fellow Cops


Baltimore Detective Killed A Day Before Testifying In Federal Case Against Fellow CopsThe Baltimore police detective who was fatally shot in the line of duty last week was scheduled to testify in a federal case against officers indicted earlier this year, the Baltimore Police Department confirmed Wednesday.

Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocket


Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocketScience has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries.

First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To Resign


First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To ResignRep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) became the first Democrat in Congress to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign from Congress in light of recent sexual harassment allegations.

Search for missing submarine concluded


Search for missing submarine concludedArgentine navy says the last sound heard from the submarine was most likely an explosion, and the families of the 44 crew members have been told their loved ones are most likely dead.

Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change


Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate ChangeAfter a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.

U.S. Afghanistan General: We've Reached Stalemate Against Taliban


U.S. Afghanistan General: We've Reached Stalemate Against TalibanIn an exclusive interview with NBC News, General John Nicholson discusses the U.S. strategy against the Taliban in Afghanistan, and why he's confident he maintains Trump's trust.

Cows rain down on drivers after crash in Utah


Cows rain down on drivers after crash in UtahDrivers in Riverdale, Utah experienced some unexpected bumps on their morning commute when cows began raining down on them from the road above. The freeway ramp was temporarily closed in the aftermath, as crews attempted to clear the scene of cattle. The driver was speeding in the 45-mph (72-kph) area, Riverdale Police Lieutenant Mike Loveland told The Independent.

Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector drama


Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector dramaBy Josh Smith and Heekyong Yang SEOUL (Reuters) - A defector’s treatment for critical injuries suffered during a dramatic dash from North Korea has highlighted a shortage of South Korean trauma doctors and again underscored Seoul's lack of preparedness in the event of hostilities with Pyongyang. The defector, identified only by his family name of Oh, was shot at least four times by his former comrades during his daring escape into South Korea last week. American military helicopters flew the wounded soldier not to one of the many hospitals in Seoul, closer to the border, but to the Ajou University trauma center an hour south of the capital.

Sorrow and admiration in Mugabe's home village


Sorrow and admiration in Mugabe's home villageResidents in the Zimbabwean village where Robert Mugabe was born, got married and has a house say he was a great leader -- but they express sorrowful acceptance rather than anger at his ousting. Kutama, 55 miles (90 kilometres) west of the capital Harare, has been a heartland of deeply personal support for Mugabe for decades, benefiting from his patronage and much-criticised land reforms. "When I heard the news (of his exit) and seeing what was now happening in the country, and things not going right, I thought, 'Well everything has to end, he has to rest'," Johannes Chikanya, Mugabe's second cousin and a close childhood friend, told AFP.

New York woman shot dead with pistol by hunter who thought she was a deer


New York woman shot dead with pistol by hunter who thought she was a deerPolice are investigating the death of Rosemary Billquist. A 43-year-old woman walking her dogs in a field in western New York was accidentally shot dead by a hunter who thought she was a deer, authorities said. The Chautauqua County sheriff’s office said Rosemary Billquist, of Sherman, took her dogs for a walk in her home town near the Pennsylvania border around 5.30pm on Wednesday.