Category: World

Tammie Jo Shults: She calmly landed the Southwest flight and broke barriers as a fighter pilot

By Samantha Schmidt | The Washington Post The pilot’s voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended with 149 people on board. “Southwest 1380, we’re single engine,” Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy, said. “We have part of the aircraft missing so we’re going to need to slow down a bit.” She asked…

The Megafire Burning in Oklahoma

ESA / Copernicus Sentinel Data In western Oklahoma, a region suffering through an exceptionally harsh drought, and now enduring dangerously hot and dry conditions, several wildfires have recently broken out, including the Rhea Fire, a “megafire” which has burned more than 260,000 acres since April 12. Megafire is a term used by the National Interagency Fire Center for a wildfire…

Stormy Daniels shows sketch of threatening man

Stormy Daniels speaks outside US Federal Court with her lawyer Michael Avenatti on April 16, 2018, in Lower Manhattan, New York.(AFP Getty) By CATHERINE LUCEY This artist’s drawing purportedly shows the man that the adult film actress Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011. (Michael Avenatti via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The porn actress…

Netflix Is Suddenly a Huge Political Issue in Brazil

In April 2016, Netflix announced it had greenlit a fictional television series based on a very large, very much ongoing corruption investigation in Brazil. Titled O Mecanismo, or “The Mechanism,” the show, which debuted in March, follows a team of federal police investigators working to uncover a multi-billion-dollar kickback scheme implicating much of Brazil’s political and economic elite. Lava Jato,…

Syrian state media report new missile attack in Homs region

By ZEINA KARAM | The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state-run television has reported that the country’s defenses have confronted a new “aggression,” shooting down missiles over the central Homs region. It didn’t say who carried out the early Tuesday airstrikes. The Syrian Central Media said the missiles targeted Shayrat air base in Homs. Another strike earlier this month…

Bill Cosby’s accuser, her mom testify at sex-assault retrial

By MICHAEL R. SISAK | The Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s chief accuser at his sexual-assault trial on Monday denied framing him and said she doesn’t know a key witness who plans to testify she spoke of leveling false accusations against a celebrity. Andrea Constand told jurors she doesn’t “recall ever having a conversation with” Marguerite Jackson.…