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Explosion Causes New York City Building to Collapse

Explosion Causes New York City Building to Collapse

An explosion at an apartment building in the East Village of Manhattan, in New York City, has caused a raging inferno, resulting in a partial collapse of the building. The flames from the building have spread to another apartment next door. Initial reports stated the explosion could have been caused by a gas leak. According to […]

Tornado in Sand Springs Destroys 50 Mobile Homes Leaving at Least One Dead

Tornado in Sand Springs Destroys 50 Mobile Homes Leaving at Least One Dead

A tornado raged through Sand Springs, Oklahoma, leaving at least one dead and 50 mobile homes destroyed. Authorities confirmed the death of one person on News On 6, who estimated the time of the strike to be around 7:30 p.m. Two of the three people were transported to the hospital in critical condition. While officials reported that […]

Boko Haram Kidnapped Hundreds of Civilians, Children From Nigerian Town

Boko Haram Kidnapped Hundreds of Civilians, Children From Nigerian Town

Hundreds of civilians, most of them children, have been kidnapped and taken prisoner by Boko Haram militants. Reports from the field, confirmed by a Nigerian official, state that many children are being used as human shields by the Islamic extremist group. Earlier this month, several hundred people were taken from their homes, following the militants […]

Cancer Found in 4,200-Year-Old Skeleton

Cancer Found in 4,200-Year-Old Skeleton

A team of researchers have discovered a 4,200-year-old skeleton of an a middle-aged female that showed signs of breast cancer, the oldest known evidence of cancer to date. The skeleton of the woman was found in the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa in the town of Aswan. Mamdouh el-Damaty of the the Egyptian Antiquities Department stated the bones […]

Germanwings Flight Crashes in French Alps, 144 Passengers Feared Dead

Germanwings Flight Crashes in French Alps, 144 Passengers Feared Dead

A Germanwings Airbus 320A has crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, March 24, on its way from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany. The accident happened just after a distress call was sent out from the plane at 10:47 a.m. local time. It is feared that all 144 passengers and six crew members on Flight 4U […]

Sex Offenders Arrested for Breaching Registration Laws in Las Vegas

Sex Offenders Arrested for Breaching Registration Laws in Las Vegas

At least 18 sex offenders have been apprehended by Las Vegas law enforcement authorities during a three-week sweep that aimed to target former sex offenders who were not following Nevada’s registration laws when moving to new areas or different states. Some of the sex offenders that were arrested during the sweep were current fugitives wanted for […]

General Motors to Compensate 74 Families for Deaths Caused by Cars

General Motors to Compensate 74 Families for Deaths Caused by Cars

General Motors will now compensate the families of over 74 people that were killed in accidents that were caused by defective ignition switches. Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney for General Motors handling claims of injuries and deaths, has been totaling up the number of claims that are able to earn compensation as of Monday. The total number […]

Sweet Briar Alumnae Call for President, Board of Directors to Resign

Sweet Briar Alumnae Call for President, Board of Directors to Resign

Saving Sweet Briar, Inc., the group that many alumnae from the college have spearheaded, has been raising the funds to keep the women-only institution of higher education open. This comes after a decision was made last month to close Sweet Briar when it was announced a lack of funds and a decline in enrollment would lead to the […]

Point Reyes Cliff Collapses Leaving One Hiker Dead, Another Injured

Point Reyes Cliff Collapses Leaving One Hiker Dead, Another Injured

One hiker is dead and another was injured on Sunday after a cliff at the Arch Rock overlook at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, California collapsed 70 down feet into the sea, according to park officials. Two days prior to the incident, hikers reported to authorities that there were visible fissures at the Arch Rock […]

Chadian Forces Bomb Boko Haram in Nigeria

Chadian Forces Bomb Boko Haram in Nigeria

A group of two Chadian helicopters bombed a Boko Haram outpost in northwest Nigeria on Sunday, killing dozens of militants, according to a military official from the Niger army. Chadian and Nigerien forces launched a joint operation, with Cameroon and Nigeria, on March 2 to rid the Borno state of Boko Haram insurgents who have […]

Boko Haram Leaves 100 Bodies in Mass Grave in Nigeria

Boko Haram Leaves 100 Bodies in Mass Grave in Nigeria

Over 100 bodies have been discovered in a large mass grave found a few miles outside of the town of Damasak in the northeastern Borno state in Nigeria on Friday, according to a spokesman from the Chadian army. As Chadian soldiers marched into the town to battle the Boko Haram militants, they came across the […]

GMO Apples and Potatoes Authorized by FDA

GMO Apples and Potatoes Authorized by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now authorized genetically modified foods (GMO), namely select types of apples and potatoes, to be sold in grocery stores. Therefore, customers will now be able to purchase apples that do not brown and go soft and potatoes that will not go bad. Thus, making the process of buying fruits […]

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