World: US News

Did President Trump just stare directly at the solar eclipse without glasses?

Monday  23:31,   21 august 2017
The Boston Globe

Did President Trump throw caution to the wind and look at the eclipse without special protective glasses? Photos of the president appearing to stare up at the sun from a White House balcony circulated online, with many mocking Trump for not donning[...]

Solar Eclipse 2017: US Views Its First Nationwide Eclipse Since 1918

Monday  21:21,   21 august 2017
Huffington Post UK

Hordes of people turned out to view what was the first total solar eclipse to take place across the United States for almost 100 years. Kicking off around 6PM GMT, the total eclipse moved from the east coast state of Oregon to the west coast state[...]

Solar Eclipse 2017: US Views Its First Nationwide Eclipse Since 1918

Monday  21:21,   21 august 2017
Huffington Post UK

Hordes of people turned out to view what was the first total solar eclipse to take place across the United States for almost 100 years. Kicking off around 6PM GMT, the total eclipse moved from the east coast state of Oregon to the west coast state[...]

Man held 22 years after absconding from jail ordered to serve rest of sentence

Monday  21:03,   21 august 2017
Press Association

Michael John Ashworth disappeared while he was out on a temporary licence in April 1995. © Provided by The Press Association Michael Ashworth will serve the remainder of his sentence at HMP Sudbury Ashworth was held on suspicion of[...]

British scientists have recreated the conditions of a black hole using a giant bathtub and water dye

Monday  20:46,   21 august 2017
MSN

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Putin appoints new Russian ambassador to US

Monday  20:35,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

MOSCOW — A career Russian diplomat, who gained the reputation of a hawk during his earlier tenure at the Defense Ministry, was named the new ambassador to the United States on Monday.The 62-year old Anatoly Antonov was appointed to the job by[...]

Barcelona attack van driver shot dead wearing bomb belt in Subirats

Monday  20:25,   21 august 2017
Sky News

Barcelona attack van driver shot dead wearing bomb belt in SubiratsYounes Abouyaaquob was believed to be wearing a suicide belt when he was shot by officers in Subirats, a municipality 20 miles west of the city he targeted on[...]

Rare tiny wallabies Kai and Aru will go on display at Chester Zoo

Monday  17:55,   21 august 2017
Press Association

The duo have arrived from the Czech Republic.Curator of mammals at Chester Zoo Tim Rowlands said: “Little is known about these little Indonesian kangaroos. Indeed, many people may not have even heard of a dusky pademelon[...]

I was worried about artificial intelligence—until it saved my life

Monday  17:36,   21 august 2017
Quartz

Earlier this month, tech moguls Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg debated the pros and cons of artificial intelligence from different corners of the internet. While…Earlier this month, tech moguls Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg debated the pros and cons[...]

One dead after van hits Marseille bus stops

Monday  16:15,   21 august 2017
Sky News

One person has died and another injured after a van crashed into two bus shelters in different parts of Marseille an hour apart. Police urged people to avoid Boulevard Charles Livon in the Old Port area of France's second-largest city, near to[...]

Barbie bomb plot to blow up plane foiled

Monday  16:14,   21 august 2017
Sky News

A plot to blow up a plane with explosives hidden inside a large Barbie doll was foiled thanks to Lebanon's security services.Nouhad Machnouk, speaking to a Saudi Arabia-owned TV channel, said four Lebanese-Australian brothers, including one[...]

Danish sub inventor dumped Swedish journalist's body in sea

Monday  16:14,   21 august 2017
AFP

The Danish inventor of a do-it-yourself submarine has said that a Swedish journalist missing since August 11 died in an accident on board the vessel, and that he dumped her body in the sea, Danish police said Monday. The inventor, Peter Madsen, had[...]

Death toll in Spain terror attacks rises to 15

Monday  15:36,   21 august 2017
Press Association

The attacks took place on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas promenade and in Cambrils.Catalan interior minister Joaquim Forn gave the updated figure in a news[...]

Rare sheep spotted grazing near Buckingham Palace in conservation trial

Monday  15:36,   21 august 2017
Press Association

The sheep are part of a conservation trial to help a flower meadow in The Green Park.The sheep are part of a conservation trial taking place in The Green Park, next to Buckingham Palace, where they will spend the week grazing one of the park’s[...]

Trump Says ‘That’s Too Bad’ After Crash of USS John McCain

Monday  14:29,   21 august 2017
Newsweek

A search is underway near Singapore for 10 missing crew members of the guided-missile destroyer.Trump responded to the crash when reporters shouted questions at him late Sunday when he arrived on the South Lawn of the White House on the[...]