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Explosion on Eglin Air Force Base

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A 1,000 foot area has been cordoned off and the surrounding area evacuated. Officials said smoke produced by the explosion didn't contain the gas, which was once widely used as a refrigerant and can cause severe neurological problems in humans. Read More »

Soldier from Wasilla dies of wounds suffered in Afghanistan

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Indirect fire is an attack with shells launched from a mortar. The incident is under investigation, Davis said, but there are no indications of friendly fire or foul play by USA or Afghan forces. The Department of Defense announced that Pfc. Defense Secretary James Mattis has promised to deliver Congress a new strategy for the 16-year-old war by mid-July. Read More »

Trump departs U.S. for Poland, G20 summit in Germany

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Merkel told Die Zeit she didn't share the view expressed by Trump advisers that the world was an arena in which nations compete for advantage, rather than a community. exit from the 2015 Paris climate pact had made Europe "more determined than ever" to make the accord a success. "While we seek chances to cooperate for everyone's benefit, globalization is seen in the American administration as a process which isn't about win-win situations, but about winners and losers", she said. Read More »

'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' sequel has began filming

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Filming started this week for the sequel to JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them . [The sequel] opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped to unveil and capture the infamous dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. They have said the next instalment will include "surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of the books and film series". Read More »

China calls on UN to ban N. Korea from conducting missile launches

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Calling for Pyongyang's provocative test to be discussed by the UN Security Council, Mr Tillerson said the White House intends to enact stronger measures to hold DPRK accountable. After Tuesday's launch, President Donald Trump also took to Twitter to criticize the North and its leader. The June 02 resolution condemned nuclear weapons and ballistic missile development activities, while the March 23 resolution strengthened sanctions against Pyongyang. Read More »

Ottmar Hitzfeld: Liverpool will win the Premier League under Jürgen Klopp

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Klopp has spent the past 21 months at Liverpool , guiding the Reds to a more-than-respectable top-four finish in his first full campaign in charge last time out. The charismatic 50-year-old secured a return to Europe's top table for Liverpool in his first full season at the Anfield helm and Hitzfeld - a Champions League victor with Dortmund and Bayern - expects him to win their first top-flight title since 1990. Read More »

UP joins top universities in Asia Pacific region rankings

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Universities are ranked based on a range of performance indicators, including teaching and learning environment, research, citations, worldwide outlook and industry income. The result is a new picture of the strengths of and, more importantly, the opportunities afforded by what many see as one of the most important higher education and research regions in the world. Read More »

US, Polish presidents to talk security, trade

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But first, there is Poland: a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member near Russia that meets its defense spending goals, hosts close to 1,000 US troops and is eager to buy liquefied natural gas from USA companies to counterbalance Russian gas supplies in the region. Read More »

Coast Guard searching for reported missing swimmer near Belle Isle

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If you have information on the missing kayakers, you're asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Buffalo Command Center at 716-843-9527. The Miss Shauna is a 51-foot sea scallop harvester with a troubled history. Coast Guard Station Montauk, Coast Guard Station Shinnecock, Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and Coast Guard Cutter Shrike were involved in the search, and anyone with information was urged to call Sector Long Island Sound at 203-468-4401. Read More »

Fireworks cause fires across metro area on Fourth of July

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Robert Parsons. 35% of emergency room visits due to fireworks are patients who are under the age of 15, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The fire is believed to have started on the side of the house where the fireworks were discarded. - Police and firefighters did their best to keep people from using illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July. Read More »

Bengaluru hotel refuses room to interfaith couple

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An inter-faith couple has accused a hotel administration of denying them a room just because they belong to different religions. "The reception got suspicious because they did not have any luggage and asked for a room for half an hour", a spokesperson for the hotel said. Read More »

Malaysia Airlines MH17 case to be prosecuted in Netherlands

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The cooperation between the investigative authorities would also continue in the prosecution phase, he said. "That remains the highest priority for the Dutch government". The U.S. and other Western powers have said that all evidence points to separatists having downed MH17, while Ukraine called the disaster a "planned terrorist act". Read More »

NC police officers take ride on slip 'N slide

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Officer Lee went on the slide first with a trash bag on top of her uniform. After the officers stressed the importance of safety and addressed neighbors' concerns, they joined in on the fun. Katlen Joyce Smith posted video of the officers taking a plunge down the street to Facebook. While there, they came across families having fun on a giant street water slide. Read More »

Reddit user behind Trump-CNN WWE meme apologizes

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A White House official told media outlets that the video Trump tweeted was not pulled from Reddit. After he took credit for the clip, HanA**holeSolo's other posts on Reddit, some of which included racist and anti-Semitic imagery, began circulating on social media. Read More »

Maharashtra BJP leader arrested over viral CCTV footage

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The video has gone viral. Shocking news is that the man touching the woman inappropriately has been identified to be the BJP leader Ravindra Bawanthade! According to reports , a video of Ravindra Bawanthade - a school teacher and BJP's Gadchiroli district general secretary - forcibly trying to kiss a woman in a bus went viral across the state. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire alarm company at centre of police fraud investigation

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NHS Improvement said it had identified 38 organisations that require extra support to carry out urgent checks and three had failed the rests. David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, said there was no point continuing the tests because they had produced a "conclusive" result - aluminum composite cladding "simply does not pass these tests and is deemed unsafe". Read More »

Google celebrates 140 years of Wimbledon with a doodle

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The leading search engine of the world - Google recently celebrated Wimbledon's 140th Anniversary by dedicating a Doodle to the Championships. In 2015, the new three-week gap between the French Open , also known as the Roland Garros, and the Championships saw total prize money across pre-Wimbledon grass court tournaments increase from $4.1 million to $6.6 million. Read More »

'ASEAN seeks greater role by India'

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Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday, addressed the ministerial session of "Delhi Dialogue-IX" in Delhi. "We are actively engaged in negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership", Sushma Swaraj said. Read More »

JP: More sunshine Wednesday with a few isolated storms

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Tonight we'll see scattered showers with lows in the mid 60s for the mountains and low 70s for the Upstate. Clearing skies, light winds and the humidity in place may create areas of patchy fog towards morning. Highs will only reach into the mid 80s this afternoon . Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are more likely to develop in the afternoon. The same combination of heat and humid will also lead to the development of afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Read More »

X Factor 2017 to see MAJOR changes to live shows and auditions

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An X Factor source told The Sun: "Ratings plummeted and Simon knew a drastic revamp was needed". And the source also said fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger reportedly took control of the auditions in Simon's absence: "Nicole really stepped up to the plate without Simon there and everyone said she absolutely dominated - but in a good way". Read More »

NYPD Officer Shot In The Bronx

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The officer has not been identified, but police said she is a 12-year veteran working in the 46th Precinct. New York Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill said the suspect fired one round, after which the shot officer's partner called for backup. Read More »

Cuomo: NY Won't Comply With Trump Commission On Voting Fraud

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What is "he" trying to hide? Others have refused because there is no evidence of voter fraud in their states and believe it is part of a large-scale voter suppression effort. Texas, for example, said it would only provide partial information. Officials in Connecticut, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Utah and Washington also expressed skepticism and said their states would withhold nonpublic information. Read More »

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appears on banknotes for first time

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said last month that the United States has "identified potential preparation" for another chemical attack by Mr Assad as well. Several rebel groups said they will not attend the talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana because the government has repeatedly violated earlier cease-fire agreements. Read More »

When and where to watch the match, live TV

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When will the India vs Sri Lanka, ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match be played? "Though there were decent partnerships but there were two back-to-back wickets so we were on the back foot ", Mithali told reporters after the match. As a team though we're in good condition, we are batting really well compared to the last few years. "We'll be trying to do our best as a team against India ", she added. Read More »

Authorities rescue 3 endangered deer found hogtied in a auto in Florida

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He called for a wildlife officer who confirmed they were Key deer. He contacted MCSO when he discovered endangered Key deer bound with heavy twine in the vehicle. The two men in the vehicle, 18-year-old Erik Acosta of Miami Gardens and 23-year-old Tumani Younge of Tamarac, were arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, including injuring an endangered species and animal cruelty. Read More »