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January 14, 2019 10:19 AM Military cargo plane crashes in Iran, 15 killed

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed in bad weather on Monday west of the Iranian capital, killing 15 out of the 16 people on board, the Iranian army said. A flight engineer survived and was taken to hospital, the army said in a statement carried by the semi-official Fars news agency. The plane went down near Fath airport, near Karaj 187

January 10, 2019 9:17 PM When lightning strikes: America’s most struck states revealed

New research reveals the U.S. states that experienced the most lightning strikes in 2018 – Florida and Texas are at the top of the list. The Sunshine State had the highest density of lightning strikes. Florida had the highest average of negative ground-to-cloud flasher per square mile, with 24, according to the study. Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi 179

January 6, 2019 6:28 PM Hapag Lloyd evacuates crew from burning container ship off Canada

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The German shipping line Hapag Lloyd said on Sunday it had evacuated the crew from its container ship, the Yantian Express, off Canada’s east coast after a fire spread. “Due to bad weather conditions, the fire has not been successfully contained yet and has significantly increased in intensity at times,” the firm said in a statement 147

January 4, 2019 9:24 PM Here Are All of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses You Can See in 2019

2019 will have plenty in store for astronomy fans across the world, with a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse and more. The most exciting such event for U.S.-based stargazers may be the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse” on Jan. 21, says Christian Veillet, an astronomer at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory 181

January 4, 2019 4:31 PM Deadly snake found in couple’s bedroom air conditioner

File photo: A Sofia city zoo employee shows one-metre long baby tiger python on January 26, 2004. (REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov) When maths teacher Danny Marcok woke up yesterday, he was surprised to see a tail hanging from his split-system air conditioner. The Melbourne man and his wife “thought it was a rat’s tail sticking out” but Mr Marcok’s wife Denise 137

January 4, 2019 4:29 AM Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike southern Thailand

Thai people sleep at an evacuation center in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Thai weather authorities are warning that a tropical storm will bring heavy rain and high seas to southern Thailand and its famed beach resorts. (AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch) NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand – Rain, winds and surging seawater are striking 129

December 28, 2018 6:56 PM Ariana Grande cancels New Year's performance in Las Vegas due to illness

Singer Ariana Grande canceled her New Year's performance in Las Vegas due to bronchitis. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photobank) The pop star, 25, who was slated to perform at The Chelsea in Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan hotel on Saturday night, has canceled, a rep for the venue told Page Six on Friday. “Due to unforeseeable health reasons, Ariana Grande has canceled 119

December 21, 2018 12:56 AM Tornado damages 80 mobile homes in central Florida

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – A tornado damaged 80 homes in a mobile home park and a 90-year-old woman was taken to a hospital after a roof fell on her head after a day of wild weather in central Florida Thursday. Officials in Pasco County, north of Tampa, said 5 homes were deemed unsafe due to major damage, 20 homes have moderate to major damage and 55 homes 141

December 20, 2018 7:12 PM The Latest: Woman injured when roof collapses in storm

A 90-year-old woman was taken to a hospital after a roof fell on her during a heavy rainstorm in central Florida. The Lakeland Ledger reports that Marie Weddle was hit on the head when part of her condominium's roof collapsed Thursday morning. A neighbor told the paper that Weddle was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center as a precautionary measure 141

December 17, 2018 6:13 PM Bride reads groom letter she wrote to future husband before they ever met

A bride read her husband a letter on their wedding day that she wrote to him years before they ever met. (Lemon Tree Film House) A woman in Australia who recently got married surprised her new husband by reading him a letter she wrote him three years before they met. “It just came to me one day, an idea just formed and I started writing,” 28-year-old 144