Judge grants $300M loan for Puerto Rico power company

A federal judge has approved a $300 million loan for Puerto Rico's power company that officials say will help keep it operating until late March.


Experts: Vast underwater archeology site imperiled in Mexico

Mexican experts say the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution.

United States

Confederate statue toppling cases start with a dismissal

A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue has dismissed the criminal case against one of them.


Roseanne Barr says Fergie's national anthem performance was worse than her 1990 rendition

Fergie has officially stolen the title of the most controversial National Anthem performance from sitcom queen Rosanne Barr.


Florida school shooting: Gun law changes attract renewed GOP interest

The massacre at a Florida high school has revived an all-too-familiar national debate on gun control – but this time, public pressure combined with fresh presidential interest could spur at least some changes in the country's gun laws.

United States

NYC cab driver beaten over $18 fare as bystanders watched, reports say

Police are hunting for a couple who beat a New York City cab driver over an $18 fare as a crowd of bystanders reportedly stood and watched without stopping the assault.

United States

911 dispatcher killed in suspected drunk driving crash involving church pastor

A Minneapolis 911 dispatcher who worked “day-and-night to keep people safe” was tragically killed over the weekend after her car was struck by a church pastor who was driving the wrong way and is believed to have been drinking, police say.


Princess Diana's letters to AIDS victim surface, up for auction

Letters from Princess Diana to an AIDS victim, which show her compassionate nature, have surfaced in the U.K.


Rio could be 'laboratory' for solving Brazil's crime crisis

A Brazilian leader says that use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could be a test case for other violent areas of Brazil.


Report: Supporter of Sufi leader kills 3 police in Iran

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency says a supporter of a Sufi leader has rammed a bus into police, killing three of them before being arrested.


Greek carnival celebrations get a little flour power

For a few hours every year, residents and visitors of this pretty Greek seaside town have a license to lose their civility.


Governments are stepping in to regulate social media, but there may be a better way

Whose responsibility is it to keep fake news and terrorism off social media? An NYU Stern study suggests social networks, not the government, should be responsible for moderation, but not liable.

Life & Style

Taylor Swift's neighbors not happy about living on same block: 'We don't need celebrities here'

Tribeca residents better be nice, or Taylor Swift might write a vindictive song about them.

United States

Florida girl, 11, found in Georgia hotel room with alleged kidnapper she met in online video game, cops say

An 11-year-old girl was found safe Sunday after she was allegedly kidnapped by a “child sexual predator” she met while playing a video game and who attempted to take her to his Illinois house before being stopped in Georgia, police said.


Trump had it in for Comey from 'Day One' over 'soap opera' style, Priebus says

In a newly published interview, former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Trump was considering firing the FBI director from “Day One,” weary of his “soap opera” approach to investigations.

Life & Style

Matthew McConaughey is now doing Carl’s Jr. commercials

Actor, philanthropist and amateur bongo musician Matthew McConaughey is adding yet another entry to his ever-growing resume: Carl’s Jr. voice-over artist.

United States

Connecticut woman caught defecating in cul-de-sac 3 times in a month, police say

A Connecticut woman was nabbed after police camera caught her defecating in the middle of a cul-de-sac three separate times in a month, state police said.


'Nasty and savage' pedophile academic who blackmailed victims sentenced to 32 years

Matthew Falder, a 29-year-old geophysicist at Birmingham University, found his victims on advertising websites and then blackmailed them into sending him humiliating photos by threatening to deliver their original racy snaps to their family, friends and e


John Oliver slams Trump's foreign policy in show premiere: He 'is the worst of us'

John Oliver kicked off the new season of his hit series, "Last Week Tonight," by calling out Trump's foreign policy and his reputation around the world.


UK woman arrested after leaving 'vile' note on parked ambulance responding to emergency call

A British woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly left a scathing note on an ambulance that was responding to an emergency call.


2 children died from the flu over the weekend, adding to the 84 pediatric deaths this season

A child from Connecticut, and New Jersey died over the weekend from flu-related illnesses.


Scandals highlight Israeli leader's media obsession

Benjamin Netanyahu traces his meteoric rise in Israeli politics to his days as a telegenic media star who dazzled audiences in both English and Hebrew.


French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis suffers 'nightmare' wardrobe malfunction during Winter Olympics

Even a glittering emerald costume couldn’t distract viewers from an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.


Carnival Cruise Line investigating its security team after 'bloodbath' brawl gets 23 ejected

"The actions seen on the video by our security team are not in line with our values and policies," stated Carnival.


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he’s ‘riding for the brand’ – and ready to talk to North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson considers himself a boy scout who is “riding for the brand” – the American people – and is ready to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an effort to keep the dictator from bombing the United States.

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