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May 7, 2017 1:40 PM Another American citizen is detained in North Korea, taking total to four

TOKYO — North Korea has detained another American who worked at a private university in Pyongyang, taking to four the number of U.S. citizens who are being held by Kim Jong Un’s regime. Kim Hak-song, who worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was detained Saturday, North Korea’s state news agency said. Kim was arrested on suspicion 85

May 6, 2017 2:46 AM 18 Penn State Students Charged in Fraternity Death

“The details in these findings are heart-wrenching and incomprehensible,” Mr. Barron said in a statement Friday, adding that “no pain we feel can begin to compare to the devastating heartbreak that Timothy’s family and friends are experiencing.” The Penn State case comes as prosecutors around the country are becoming increasingly aggressive in filing 136

May 5, 2017 6:12 PM U.S. Aircraft Barred From Syria Safe Zones, Russia Says

Flight restrictions also apply to U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State MOSCOW—U.S. aircraft are barred from flying over the safe zones that Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to establish in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s envoy for the war-ravaged country said Friday. The ban also applies to aircraft of the U.S.-led international coalition 36

May 5, 2017 3:31 PM Estonia: Russian plane with Lavrov intruded in our airspace

HELSINKI – Estonia said Friday that a Russian IL-96 passenger plane, allegedly carrying Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to neighboring Finland, briefly violated Estonian airspace on Wednesday evening. The incident was the first air violation of NATO member Estonia this year in comparison to seven similar air intrusions in 2016, according to the military 69

May 5, 2017 2:15 PM Zoe Saldana Was ‘Shocked’ When Britney Spears Spilled The Tea On Her Being Pregnant With Twins

During Zoe Saldana's Thursday night chat with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, the Guardians of the Galaxy starlet revealed she was less than pleased when Britney Spears revealed her baby news in 2014! "We were on the same flight from L.A. to New York and we just talked for the duration of the flight. She has two boys, I was having twins — and we had a beautiful 67

May 5, 2017 11:33 AM New Swiss solar plane completes 1st test flight, aims higher

A group of Swiss adventurers say they have completed the first test flight of a new solar-powered airplane they hope will eventually reach the edge of space. The team says pilot Damian Hirschier performed a seven-minute flight at low altitude with the SolarStratos plane in "ideal" conditions early Friday. The maiden flight took place at the Payerne airfield 39

May 5, 2017 8:23 AM China's C919 jet lands successfully after maiden flight

SHANGHAI China's home-grown C919 passenger jet landed successfully in Shanghai after an 80-minute maiden flight on Friday, a major step for Beijing as it looks to boost its profile in the global aviation market. The narrow-body aircraft, which will compete with Boeing's (BA.N) 737 and the Airbus (AIR.PA) A320, is a key symbol of China's ambitions to muscle 54

May 5, 2017 6:55 AM Passenger asks for gluten-free breakfast, gets handed a ripe banana

An airline apologized Thursday after one of its passengers on an international flight requested a gluten-free breakfast and was handed a banana. Martin Pavelka, who reportedly suffers from celiac disease, told The Evening Standard newspaper that other passengers on the 9-hour flight from Tokyo to Sydney were feasting on full breakfasts with eggs, mushrooms 249

May 5, 2017 5:38 AM Delta Air Lines kicks US family off flight after row over toddler

US airline Delta is facing a public-relations problem after a family claimed they were kicked off a flight for refusing to give up a child's seat. "This is a federal offence and then you and your wife will be in jail and your kids will be in foster care," a crew member can be heard telling the family. A YouTube video of the incident has clocked up more than two million 77

May 5, 2017 2:56 AM China's 1st large homemade passenger jet taking to the skies

BEIJING – China's first large homemade passenger jetliner is due to make its maiden flight from Shanghai later Friday. The 158-seater C919 is being touted as a rival to single-aisle jets the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. It was originally due to fly in 2014 before being delivered to buyers in 2016, but has been beset by delays blamed on manufacturing problems 44