Jan 22, 2017

Trucker loses trailer full of marbles in Indiana

A trucker has lost his marbles in the Indianapolis area. State police tell TV station WXIN that a truck carrying 38,000 pounds (17,200 kg) of marbles lost its trailer Saturday on southbound Interstate 465, near Pendleton Pike. The marbles were on the shoulder and ...

Jan 22, 2017

Malaysian minister lobbied in Australia to search for MH370

Relatives of passengers and crew aboard the missing Malaysian airliner plan to present the Malaysian transport minister in Australia with letters urging that the search resume. Sheryl Keen, a supporter of the international victims’ advocacy group Voice370, said Sunday she plans to personally hand ...

Jan 21, 2017

Chinese express doubts about U.S. relations under Trump

People in Beijing expressed doubts Saturday about President Donald Trump’s ability to steer the U.S. economy and manage China-American relations, underscoring concerns over trade, Taiwan and other issues. While Trump didn’t mention China in his inaugural address Friday, he referred often to the country ...

Islamic State destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra, Syria

Jan 21, 2017

Islamic State destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra, Syria

Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said Friday. It was the extremist group’s latest attack on world heritage, an act that ...

Jan 21, 2017

U.S. says airstrike killed over 100 members of al-Qaida in Syria

U.S. warplanes bombed an al-Qaida training camp in Syria, killing more than 100 militants, marking the second major U.S. counterterrorism strike in the final hours of Barack Obama’s presidency, the Pentagon said Friday. A Pentagon spokesman, navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said the camp in ...

Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7 million in hush money

Jan 20, 2017

Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7 million in hush money

Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him over several years, according to a court filing this week in an ongoing civil case. The document is ...