Drag racer slams into spectators in Texas; 2 killed, 5 hurt

Authorities say driver lost control during a Texas drag racing event and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two and injuring at least five others ByThe Associated Press October 24, 2021, 12:41 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KERRVILLE, Texas — A driver lost control during a Texas … Read more

Inquiry into Baldwin shooting focuses on custody of gun

Actor Alec Baldwin, who fired a prop gun that killed a director of photography on the set of a Western he was filming, is seen here in 2019 The police investigation into a fatal shooting with a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin on a film set was focusing Saturday on the specialist in … Read more

Turkey calls 10 western ambassadors ‘persona non grata’ over civil rights criticism

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday said he had ordered the country’s Foreign Ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from western countries “persona non grata” after the diplomats called for the release of an imprisoned civil-society leader. The ambassadors on Monday released a joint statement marking the fourth anniversary of the detention of Osman Kavala, … Read more

Rising tide of leaks threatens to inundate Facebook

In this file illustration photo taken in August 2021, the Facebook logo is seen on a smartphone in front of a computer screen in Los Angeles Facebook held back from doing all it could to stop users from being radicalized and US election misinformation from flooding the social network, according to media reports Friday. – … Read more

California travel blogger among 2 killed in Mexico’s Tulum

A San Jose, California woman born in India was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug-gang shootout in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Tulum ByThe Associated Press October 23, 2021, 12:08 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MEXICO CITY — A San Jose, … Read more

US says it killed al-Qaeda leader in Syria with drone strike

The strike comes two days after an American outpost in southern Syria was attacked. The US military has killed senior al Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar in a drone strike in Syria, a US Central Command spokesman said. “The removal of this al Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organisation’s ability to further plot … Read more

Alec Baldwin says ‘heart is broken’ after fatally shooting cinematographer

US actor Alec Baldwin, seen here in New York on October 07, 2021, has been interviewed by detectives over the deadly shooting Hollywood star Alec Baldwin said Friday his “heart is broken” after he fatally shot a cinematographer with a prop gun he had been told was safe on the set of a Western about … Read more

Global tax deal risks having US half in, half out

Press play to listen to this article When the U.S. on Thursday announced a détente with European countries that had slapped a levy on U.S.-based internet giants, it marked the latest piece of good news for negotiators crafting a comprehensive international agreement to tax corporate profits. But a much bigger question still hangs over these … Read more