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September 7, 2018 7:40 PM Iraq protesters enter oilfield facility, hold two staff hostage: Lukoil, police

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Protesters entered a water treatment facility linked to the West Qurna 2 oilfield, managed by Lukoil, and held two Iraqi employees hostage on Friday, according to a Lukoil source and a source with Basra’s energy police. West Qurna 2 oilfield lies 65 km (40 miles) north-west of Basra - a city hit by days of protests. The field 64

September 5, 2018 11:31 PM 3rd body found after Colorado River boat crash

In this photo released by the San Bernardino County, Calif., Sheriff's Office, shows search and recovery operations Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, for three people missing after two boats collided Saturday evening on the Colorado River along the California-Arizona border near Topock, Ariz. (AP) Authorities say the body of a third person killed in a weekend collision 76

September 5, 2018 2:30 AM Shark in shallow water reportedly spooks beachgoers on North Carolina's Bald Head Island

Man visiting North Carolina beach reportedly took a video of what he believed to be a shark swimming through shallow water on Bald Head Island. A man visiting a North Carolina beach reportedly snagged a video of what he believed to be a shark swimming and splashing through shallow water. Derek Wragge, who recorded the clip while at Bald Head Island on Saturday 124

September 4, 2018 3:50 PM The New Wave of Supercharged Swim Classes

Swimming instruction, long the purview of the YMCA, has witnessed a rise in schools offering smaller classes and warmer pools for much steeper prices Summer may be ending, but Anastasia Smirnova will still be swimming every week with her 6-month-old daughter, Maya. The pair started taking baby swim lessons at the British Swim School in Secaucus, N.J., about 155

September 4, 2018 12:44 PM The Latest: Schools closing in Florida as Gordon approaches

A number of schools near Pensacola in northwest Florida have called off classes as Tropical Storm Gordon spins through the Gulf of Mexico. Officials along Pensacola Beach say the waves are picking up Tuesday morning and lifeguards are warning beachgoers of the danger. Pensacola Water Safety Capt. Jake Wilson tells WEAR-TV the strong east wind is bringing 83

September 2, 2018 3:24 PM Police disperse protesters at entrance to Iraq's Nahr Bin Omar oilfield

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Police used tear gas to disperse around 150 protesters at the main entrance to Iraq’s giant Nahr Bin Omar oilfield on Sunday, police sources said, amid growing unrest in southern cities over poor public services and corruption. Officials at the field in the southern oil hub of Basra said operations were running normally 88

September 2, 2018 2:00 PM Kentucky high school student in critical condition after being swept through underground drainage pipe

Trinity High School sophomore in critical condition after being swept through underground drainage pipe. A teenager in Kentucky is in critical condition after being swept through an underground drainage pipe by floodwaters from thunderstorms on Friday. The Louisville Metro Police Department told WDRB the 15-year-old was playing in the area of a drainage 76

September 2, 2018 2:00 PM Man runs from deputies, drowns in Florida pond, police say

A man running from police officers in Florida ran into a retention pond and ended up drowning on Saturday, officials said. The Orange County Sheriff's Office told FOX35 that deputies were speaking with the 49-year-old man around 3 a.m. when they found narcotics contraband on him and he ran from police. During the chase, the man jumped into a retention 88

September 2, 2018 11:31 AM China Protest Over Cash-Strapped City’s School Plan Turns Violent

Demonstrators turned on police in heavily indebted Leiyang, which wants to force some students to attend private schools BEIJING—Hundreds of people angry at a debt-laden Chinese city’s plans to deal with overcrowded public schools clashed with police in a protest that shows the social tensions beneath China’s long-running local-government debt problems 74

September 1, 2018 8:54 PM South Carolina firefighters praised for rescuing 'exhausted' hummingbird

Firefighters in South Carolina have been praised for rescuing a hummingbird that was “exhausted and dehydrated,” Richburg Fire-Rescue wrote in an online statement. While the fire station said that “several” of its members worked to rescue the bird, two of the firefighters were identified by The Charlottesville Observer as Fire Marshal David McCain and Firefighter 244