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The Latest: Merkel: “Sadness and shock” over Madeira deaths

April 18, 2019 |

The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local): 10 a.m.
FOX News

Magic Johnson Makes Shock Announcement

April 10, 2019 |

Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this franchise just over two years ago. Johnson didn’t tell owner Jeanie…
Newser

Deadly Industrial Accident in China Causes a Seismic Shock

March 22, 2019 |

A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously. Thursday’s blast in an industrial park in the city of Yancheng, north of Shanghai, was one of China’s…
Newser

Fortnite Streamer Gets the Shock of a Lifetime

January 13, 2019 |

A Fortnite streamer was stunned earlier this week when a rather big donation appeared on his screen, Kotaku reports. The streamer, known as ExoticChaotic, can be seen on his Twitch feed : “What a minute,” he said when he saw the number Tuesday. “That can’t be right.” So he checked his…
Newser

Shock Mall Shootout Goes Badly for Canine Officer

December 26, 2018 |

A Florida sheriff’s K-9 officer was shot and killed in the line of duty Christmas Eve while helping officers take down a suspect, USA Today reports. The encounter began at a mall in Wellington, Fla., when officers confronted two men wanted for attempted murder and armed robbery. Justin Vazquez, 19,…
Newser

Tourist Murders Shock Morocco

December 19, 2018 |

The lone suspect arrested in the killing of two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains is connected to a terrorist group, and three other suspects are on the run, Moroccan authorities said Wednesday. State television 2M reported on its website that authorities consider the two women’s slayings a terrorist act….
Newser

Lake Michigan Kayaker Gets a Shock

October 9, 2018 |

A kayaker hoping to reel in some salmon on Lake Michigan instead found himself face-to-snout with a 4-foot alligator on Monday. David Castaneda was fishing off Waukegan Harbor when he spotted the reptile swimming slowly with its mouth taped shut, reports the Lake County News-Sun . “I was just in shock,…
Newser

Shock Over Video of Judge Assailing a Sickly Woman

April 23, 2018 |

A judge in Broward County, Fla., who was due to retire June 30 won’t be showing up for work between now and then, and not by choice. Circuit Court Judge Merrilee Ehrlich was told not to return to the courthouse after she treated a sickly inmate “like [an] animal,” per…
Newser

Runner in Purple Is Real Shock of Boston Marathon

April 18, 2018 |

That an American female won the Boston Marathon for the first time since 1985 made headlines, but it’s the woman who came in second who is grabbing them now. Eyes are shifting to Sarah Sellers, who finished 4 minutes and 10 seconds behind winner Desiree Linden with a time of…
Newser

Gas prices at highest level since 2015 amid fears of another oil shock

April 15, 2018 |

Southern California drivers are paying the highest pump prices for gasoline in 2 1/2 years amid fears that prices could jump even further if the United States takes military action against Syria.

The upswing in prices reflects not only rising crude-oil prices but also a higher state gasoline tax,…


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