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August 16, 2018 9:53 PM Flight-Simulator Enthusiasts Confident of Real-World Skills

Some have cockpit replicas at their homes; experts worry after man who stole aircraft said he learned to fly with ‘videogames’ When the ground-services employee who stole a turboprop airliner last week declined air-traffic controllers’ piloting advice, saying he had played videogames, it was no surprise to some devotees of intricate home flight-simulation 64

June 24, 2018 11:00 AM Ontario Promotes Free Use of Opioid Antidote

Harm-reduction program saves lives, say advocates who want to see naloxone provided to U.S. addicts TORONTO—By his own account, Leon “Pops” Alward should be dead. The 47-year-old Toronto resident has overdosed five times in the past four years after injecting the synthetic opioid fentanyl. He is still alive today because in four of those five emergencies 49

February 22, 2018 10:37 PM Missing CDC employee left work sick 10 days ago, hasn't been seen since, police say

Police are asking the public for help finding a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who went home sick 10 days ago and hasn't been seen or heard from since. Timothy Cunningham, 35, went to work on Feb. 12 and left sick, the Atlanta Police Department said. Cunningham, who studied at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 67

February 8, 2018 7:11 AM New Mexico lawmakers seek privacy rules for police video

New Mexico lawmakers seek privacy rules for police video New Mexico lawmakers may convoke a community task force to consider restrictions on public access to video recordings from police lapel cameras of people with mental illnesses. A Republican Senator and House Democrat on Wednesday proposed that the state attorney general convene a group to recommend 46

December 27, 2017 6:15 PM Multiple people injured in explosion at St. Petersburg supermarket

A policeman stands guard near a supermarket after an explosion in St Petersburg, Russia. MOSCOW — Russian news reports say at least four people have been injured by an explosion at a supermarket in St. Petersburg. Russian news agencies quoted St. Petersburg's branch of the Emergencies Ministry as saying that a device containing 200 grams of explosives 71

November 18, 2017 3:06 PM Japanese tug boat scrapes US Navy ship during exercise

TOKYO – A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise Saturday, the Navy said. The USS Benfold sustained minimal damage, including scrapes on its side, the Navy said in a statement. No one was injured on either vessel. The commercial tug boat was being towed to a port in Yokosuka, the home of the Navy's 58

October 12, 2017 1:43 PM The Health 202: Trump's executive order has a history. And the government says it's not all great

President Trump speaks during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Trump intends to sign an executive order this morning expanding association health plans. But 25 years ago, federal watchdogs concluded that such plans ripped off hundreds of thousands of Americans by refusing 55

October 9, 2017 12:37 PM A split within a split: the Catalan valley sticking with Spain

VIELHA, Spain (Reuters) - If Catalonia declares independence from Spain this week, one community in the region’s mountainous north might declare independence from Catalonia. Most people in the picturesque Aran Valley - a semi-autonomous community nestled among the Pyrenees - want to stay with Spain, and the area has the right to self-determination under 58

September 21, 2017 12:00 PM Details emerge about some Harvey victims in city of Orange

Houston Chronicle and Beaumont Enterprise staff Jimail Caddy, 19, (shown here) and Timothy Michael Lewis Jr., unknown age, died of electrocution on Aug. 30, 2017 at a home in the 3600 block of Hemlock Lane, according to Orange Police Department records. No other details have been released. Timothy Michael Lewis Jr. (shown here) and Jimail Caddy, 19, died of electrocution 85

September 6, 2017 7:07 AM Nissan adds range to cheaper Leaf, but new drivers are key

CHIBA, Japan — Nissan’s new Leaf electric car will go farther on a charge and has a new type of drive technology and the possibility of single-pedal driving. It will also be cheaper, though the world’s top-selling electric car still won’t match the driving range of its prime competitors. The zero-emissions vehicle — which Japanese automaker Nissan Motor 66