Category: News

Huge rise in number of women falling victim to cyber-flashing on trains

The number of women being sent sexually explicit images by strangers on trains is going ‘largely unreported’ – despite a spike in incidents, new data has revealed. Reports of ‘cyber-flashing’ to British Transport Police (BTP) have almost doubled in a year, although campaigners say the number of women affected ‘will almost certainly be much higher’. […]

Mississippi flooding: ‘Helpless feeling’ as up to 1,000 homes feared affected

Saturated by days of heavy rain, Mississippi’s Pearl River crested Monday and water levels are expected to fall later this week, the National Weather Service said, but flooding in the state and in Tennessee has affected hundreds of homes. “It’s just a helpless feeling,” said Patrick Crews, whose Mississippi neighborhood was flooded. “You can’t really […]

Mother, sister of Elizabeth Brooks Hernandez fear the worst three years after she disappeared from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jennifer Brooks was looking forward to the holidays. It was a time for her family to all be together. But, exactly one week before Thanksgiving 2017, her 29-year-old daughter Elizabeth Brooks Hernandez disappeared. “Holidays will never be the same,” Jennifer told Dateline. “Every day is hard, but holidays are the worst.” Liz, as she is […]

Vandals paint Plymouth Rock with red graffiti

Plymouth Rock, the historic monument marking the arrival of the Mayflower 400 years ago, was tagged with what appears to be red spray paint Monday, officials in Massachusetts said. Several historic landmarks have been vandalized as the town of Plymouth celebrates its quadricentennial, Town Manager Melissa Arrighi said in an interview. A historic granite bench, […]

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to combat climate change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest person, said Monday he was committing $10 billion to combat climate change through a global initiative. Bezos announced the initiative, called the Bezos Earth Fund, in a post Monday afternoon on Instagram. The fund will support scientists, activists, nongovernmental organizations and “any effort that offers a real possibility […]

Girl, 6, survives mountain lion attack in California after adult pushes animal into bushes

A 6-year-old girl sustained minor injuries Sunday when she was attacked by a mountain lion in Northern California. Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve in Santa Clara County will be closed until it is determined safe to reopen, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space Districtsaid in a statement late Sunday afternoon. The girl […]

Syrian forces seize most of Aleppo province, on eve of Turkey-Russia talks

Syrian government forces made significant advances on Sunday in the country’s northwestern Aleppo province, seizing most of the rebel-held region, state media said, a day before a new round of talks between Turkey and Russia on the escalation in the area. The Syrian government’s recent advances in the northwestern region have upset a fragile cooperation […]