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Rocket attack strikes near U.S. Embassy in Iraq

A rocket attack struck near the U.S. Embassy in Iraq early Sunday, a U.S. military and Iraqi officials have confirmed. “The attack did not injure any personnel, and the coalition remains committed to supporting the government of Iraq to defeat ISIS remits,” Col. Myles Caggins, a spokesman for the U.S. military operation in Iraq, said. […]

As sea levels rise, Venice fights to stay above the waterline

While climatologists use highly technical instruments and satellites to measure rise in global sea levels, Venetians suggest a much simpler method: just count the steps of centuries-old buildings that are now under water. “When the palazzos on the Grand Canal were built around the 16th century, the main sea level was below the first step,” […]

Two killed as U.K. hit with strong winds and flooding for a second straight weekend

Rescuers found a body in rough seas following an extensive search Saturday off the coast of southeast England, as Britain faced a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding from Storm Dennis. The body was discovered by a lifeboat from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and brought to shore, a spokesman for […]

Airstrikes kill more than 30 civilians in Yemen, U.N. official says

Strikes killed more than 30 civilians in a mountainous northern Yemeni province Saturday, the U.N. humanitarian chief for the country said, calling the attack “shocking.” The Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, accused the Saudi-led coalition of launching retaliatory airstrikes, after they shot down a warplane for coalition over the province of Jawf. Saudi Arabia’s state-run […]

Man asphyxiated by his own coat in bizarre Colorado ski lift accident

A New Jersey man was asphyxiated this week after he became entangled in his coat on a Colorado ski lift, according to authorities and news reports. Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis told the Vail Daily that Jason Varnish of Short Hills, New Jersey, accidentally fell through a gap created by a chair that was in […]

Police say 12-year-old girl was abducted by armed grandmother

A 12-year-old girl allegedly abducted by her grandmother has been found unharmed, authorities in Louisiana said Saturday evening. The suspect, Evelyn Miller, 66, was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping by local law enforcement about 5 p.m. at a hotel in Bogalusa, about 70 miles north of New Orleans, said Sheriff Joseph Lopinto of Jefferson Parish. […]

Man who left puppy to drown in cage sentenced to 1 year for animal cruelty

A New Jersey man who tried to leave an 8-month-old puppy to drown in a cage was sentenced to a year in state prison Friday. Aaron Davis, 36, was convicted of fourth-degree animal cruelty in December after leaving the pit bull in a cage along the rising tide of Sandy Hook Bay in July 2018, […]