• Florida Amber Alert: Kaitlynn La Rocca abducted in Jacksonville

    A Florida Amber Alert has been issued for 7-year-old Kaitlynn La Rocca after she was allegedly abducted in Jacksonville, according to local officials. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is urged to call 911 immediately. Kaitlynn was last seen in the 5400 block of Los Santos Way in Jacksonville at about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, […]

  • Pilot dies while plane takes off from Chicago

    An Envoy Air pilot passed out while taking off from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and was later pronounced dead, officials said on Tuesday. The co-pilot took control of the plane and managed to land safely. The incident involved Envoy Air Flight 3556, an Embraer E175 aircraft, which was scheduled to fly to Columbus, Ohio on […]

  • Ebola outbreak in Uganda appears under control

    Uganda has reached seven days without any new cases of Ebola, suggesting that the deadly outbreak is under control and possibly coming to an end, although caution is needed and it’s too early to declare the outbreak over. A daily update from the World Health Organization said no new cases were reported on Tuesday. The […]

  • Arkansas Amber Alert: 14-year-old girl disappeared while walking to babysitting job

    An Arkansas Amber Alert has been issued for 14-year-old Madison Baker after she disappeared while walking to her babysitting job in Barling in Sebastian County, local officials say. Anyone with information is urged to call 911 immediately. Madison was last seen at about 5:28 p.m. on Monday when she was walking down the street to […]

  • Indonesia earthquake: 6.9-magnitude quake hits off Sumatra

    A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 has struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, seismologists say. No tsunami warnings have been issued. The earthquake, which struck at 8:37 p.m. local time on Friday, was centered about 200 kilometers southwest of Bengkulu, a city on Sumatra’s west coast, or 670 kilometers northwest of […]

  • Texas executes Stephen Barbee for killing pregnant ex, her son

    A Texas inmate convicted of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son in Fort Worth in 2005 has been executed, a short time after his final appeals were denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. Stephen Barbee, 55, was pronounced dead at 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving a lethal injection at the state penitentiary […]