World: US News

Remains of some sailors found on U.S. Navy destroyer

Wednesday  00:05,   23 august 2017
The Washington Post

<p>The remains of some of the 10 sailors missing since a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore have been found, but the search continues, a Navy commander said Tuesday.</p>The remains of some of the 10[...]

2 attack suspects held without bail, 1 freed

Tuesday  23:40,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>A judge has ordered two Spain attack suspects held without bail, one detained for another 72 hours and a fourth freed.</p>A judge has ordered two of the four surviving suspects in last week's extremist attacks in Spain held without bail,[...]

Girl, 10, managed to fight off sex attacker who targeted her in woodland

Tuesday  21:40,   22 august 2017
Press Association

The youngster was sexually assaulted in the woods which run next to Foxwarren in Claygate.The youngster was sexually assaulted in the woods which run next to Foxwarren in Claygate, Surrey, on August[...]

Cannibal killer found dead in cell 'taken off watch'

Tuesday  19:30,   22 august 2017
Sky News

Cannibal murderer Stefano Brizzi was found dead in his cell a month after being taken off suicide watch, a court has heard. The Italian national, 50, died at Belmarsh high-security jail in southeast London on 5 February.He was serving a life[...]

Terror suspect: 'Bigger attack was planned'

Tuesday  19:18,   22 august 2017
Sky News

A man accused of being involved in the terror crashes in Spain has told a court a bigger attack was planned, according to judicial sources.  Mohamed Houli Chemlal, an alleged member of the terror cell that orchestrated the attacks, reportedly[...]

Instagram mention for Churchill as new US ambassador to UK sworn in

Tuesday  19:16,   22 august 2017
Press Association

Mr Johnson described his new role as “the greatest privilege of my life”.Donald Trump put a video of Woody Johnson’s swearing-in on social media site Instagram, with the comment: “Congratulations Robert Wood Johnson! #TeamTrumpBTS #Ambassador[...]

Rare white baby koala born at Australian zoo

Tuesday  15:37,   22 august 2017
Sky News

A rare white koala has been born at Australia Zoo in Queensland - and the search is on for a perfect name. "Welcome to the world little one... we love you 'cause you're different," Tourism Australia wrote on its Facebook page on Tuesday, calling[...]

Surviving terror suspects appear in court in Spain

Tuesday  14:45,   22 august 2017
Sky News

Four men arrested in connection with the deaths of 15 people in the twin vehicle terror attacks in Spain have appeared in court. The accused - believed to be the only surviving members of a 12-strong terror cell which is thought to have planned and [...]

Train crash leaves at least 30 injured in US

Tuesday  13:37,   22 august 2017
Sky News

More than 30 people have been injured in a train crash at a station in suburban Philadelphia. Authorities said a high-speed train pulling into the station in Upper Darby crashed into an unoccupied, parked train at about 12.15am on Tuesday.At least[...]

How could a US warship have collided with a tanker?

Tuesday  13:36,   22 august 2017
AFP

The US destroyer John S. McCain collided with a tanker early Monday as the warship prepared to make a routine port call in Singapore, leaving a gaping hole in its hull and 10 sailors missing. It was the second recent accident involving an American[...]

Was USS John S. McCain Hacked Before Collision?

Tuesday  12:07,   22 august 2017
International Business Times

<p>Amid reports that the destroyer USS John S. McCain lost steering just before collision with an oil tanker, experts have speculated the possibility of hacking as the cause of the incident.</p>Amid reports that the destroyer USS John S.[...]

Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans

Tuesday  12:07,   22 august 2017
Journal.ie

Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plansSpeaking to Bloomberg, Varadkar said it’s not “realistic” for Britain to expect the advantages of being in the European Union (EU), but none of the[...]

Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slender Man attack

Tuesday  12:07,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

One of two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man pleaded guilty Monday.Anissa Weier, 15, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide as a party to a crime, with use [...]

Scientists recreate Neptune's diamond rain using powerful lasers

Tuesday  11:45,   22 august 2017
Engadget

While we've yet to fully explore Neptune and its fellow gas giants, scientists have a lot of theories about them based on the info we know.&nbsp;Since it might take a long time before we can study our gas giants more closely, a team of[...]

Halting ill-starred projects is painful but money well spent

Tuesday  11:30,   22 august 2017
The Financial Times

The worst reason for persisting with a botched or ill-advised construction project is the familiar one: if we stop now, all the money we’ve spent is wasted. The proponents of London’s “garden bridge”, which was finally scrapped last week, have[...]