• New Jersey January 2, 2019 6:22 pm

    $425M Jackpot-Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in New York

    Just one winning ticket for the $425 million jackpot in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing was sold — and once again, the big winner was purchased in New York, according to the state lottery.

  • Suzanne Ciechalski December 29, 2018 9:14 am

    Tsunami Alert Lifted After Undersea Quake Off Philippines

    A powerful undersea earthquake struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday, prompting people to scramble out of shopping malls and buildings and authorities to warn villagers to stay away from beaches in case of a tsunami. No casualties or damage were reported hours after the quake struck before noon, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted its warning for a...

  • Europe December 19, 2018 6:59 pm

    Trump Pulling All Troops From Syria, Declaring ISIS Defeat

    President Donald Trump is pulling all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, officials announced Wednesday as the president suddenly declared victory over the Islamic State, contradicting his own experts’ assessments and sparking surprise and outrage from his party’s lawmakers who called his action rash and dangerous. The U.S. began airstrikes in Syria in 2014, and ground troops moved in the...

  • United States December 17, 2018 5:33 am

    US Conducts 6 Airstrikes Against Somalia Extremists, 62 Dead

    The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels. In a statement issued Monday, the U.S. military’s Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on Dec. 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on Dec. 16 which killed 28. All...

  • Europe December 14, 2018 3:39 am

    Syrian Kurdish-Led Fighters Take Hajin, Last Town Held By ISIS

    U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters captured the last town held by the Islamic State group on Friday, after days of intense battles in the militants’ single remaining enclave in eastern Syria, activists said. The fall of Hajin is a blow to the extremists. The town was their main stronghold in the last pocket of land they control in eastern Syria, near the...

  • Governor December 13, 2018 4:05 am

    Turkey Train Crash Leaves 9 Dead, Dozens Injured

    A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said. The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya collided head-on with the engine, which was checking the tracks at the capital’s...

  • California December 12, 2018 11:19 am

    ‘A Star Is Born' Tops SAG Awards Nominations, Snubs Abound

    Bradley Cooper’s romance revival “A Star Is Born” has led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble.

  • United Kingdom December 12, 2018 7:50 pm

    UK's May Wins No-Confidence Vote by MPs Unhappy Over Brexit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country. But the margin of victory — 200 votes to 117 — leaves May a weakened leader who has lost the support of a big chunk of her party over...

  • Japan December 11, 2018 7:59 am

    5 Missing Marines Declared Dead in Warplanes Crash Off Japan

    The U.S. military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast, and that search and recovery operations have been halted. The five were on a KC-130 Hercules refueling aircraft that collided last Thursday with an F/A-18 Hornet during regular training. The warplanes...

  • Suzanne Ciechalski December 6, 2018 11:45 am

    Tris Pharma Issues Recall on Infants' Liquid Ibuprofen

    Three lots of Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) have been recalled by Tris Pharma, Inc., due to potentially higher concentrations of ibuprofen found in the product. Used as a pain reliever and fever reducer, the recalled products were packed in 0.5-ounce bottles and sold by Wal-Mart stores, CVS and Family Dollar, according to a news release. A list...

  • NBC December 4, 2018 1:09 pm

    Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Michael Avenatti Announces He Won't Run for President, Citing Family

    Michael Avenatti ruled out a run for president in 2020, saying on Twitter that his family requested he not do so, NBC News reported. The attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels said in a statement, “I do not make this decision lightly — I make it out of respect for my family. But for their concerns, I would run.” Avenatti...

  • Russia December 3, 2018 6:33 am

    Qatar Will Pull Out of OPEC Amid Tension With Saudi Arabia

    The tiny, energy-rich Arab nation of Qatar announced on Monday it will withdraw from OPEC in January, mixing its aspirations to increase production outside of the cartel’s constraints with the politics of slighting the Saudi-dominated group amid the kingdom’s boycott of Doha. The surprise announcement from Qatar’s minister of state for energy affairs, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, again throws into question...

  • NBC November 30, 2018 12:21 pm

    Marriott Says Data Breach Compromised Info of Approximately 500 Million Starwood Guests

    A security breach inside Marriott’s worldwide hotel empire has compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests, exposing in some cases credit card numbers, passport numbers and birthdates, the company said Friday. Alarming security analysts, Marriott said that unauthorized access to data at former Starwood hotels and that company’s reservation system has been taking place since 2014. It...

  • Germany November 29, 2018 3:41 pm

    Police Raid Deutsche Bank Offices in Money Laundering Case Related to ‘Panama Papers'

    German authorities raided Deutsche Bank’s headquarters Thursday amid suspicions that its employees helped clients set up offshore companies that were used to launder hundreds of millions of euros. About 170 police officers, investigators and prosecutors swooped in on the bank’s offices in Frankfurt and premises in nearby Eschborn and Gross-Umstadt at 10 a.m. (0900 GMT), seizing electronic and paper records....

  • New York November 29, 2018 6:29 am

    Opioid Case Has New Complication: Babies Born in Withdrawal

    The long-running federal court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born to addicts? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from the federal case in Cleveland that involves hundreds of local governments and other entities such...

  • Chairman November 22, 2018 1:54 pm

    Nissan board Fires Ghosn as Chairman Following Arrest

    Nissan Motor Co. fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman Thursday, curtailing the powerful executive’s nearly two-decade-long reign at the Japanese automaker after his arrest for alleged financial improprieties. In an hours-long meeting, the company’s board of directors voted unanimously to dismiss Ghosn as chairman and as a representative director, Nissan said in a statement. It said its own internal investigation, prompted...

  • driver November 22, 2018 2:08 pm

    Car Strikes Crowd at China School, Killing 5 and Hurting 18

    A car plowed into a crowd of children outside a primary school in northeastern China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring 18, state media reported. The driver was taken into custody after the crash around noon in the coastal city of Huludao in Liaoning province, state broadcaster CCTV said. Eighteen people were hospitalized with injuries, the reports said. The...

  • CEO November 19, 2018 7:05 am

    Nissan Chairman to Be Dismissed After Reported Arrest

    Nissan Motor Co. said Monday that it will dismiss its chairman, Brazilian-born Carlos Ghosn after finding that he under-reported his income “over many years,” among other allegations of misconduct. The Yokohama-based company said the violations were discovered during an investigation over several months that was instigated by a whistleblower. Ghosn, 64, also allegedly engaged in personal use of company assets,...

  • spokesman November 19, 2018 3:03 pm

    Communities Flee Eruption at Guatemala's Volcano of Fire

    About 4,000 residents fled Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire Monday as red-hot rock and ash spewed into the sky and cascaded down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly eruption earlier this year. Guatemala’s volcanology unit said that explosions from the 12,300-foot high mountain shook homes with “constant sounds similar to a train locomotive.” Incandescent material burst as high...

  • United Kingdom November 16, 2018 2:44 pm

    Allies Rally to UK's May Amid Leadership Woes Over Brexit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May won support for her beleaguered Brexit deal Friday from key politicians and business groups, but she remained besieged by internal party opponents determined to oust her. In a tumultuous week, May finally clinched a divorce deal with the European Union — only for it to be savaged by the political opposition, her parliamentary allies and...

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