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  • Ex-soccer coach Kit Carson killed in car crash on same day of sexual abuse trial

    January 8, 2019 3:56 PM 51

    Michael “Kit” Carson, a former youth football coach, died in a car crash Monday on the same day he was slated to stand trial on sexual abuse charges. (Getty Images) Michael “Kit” Carson, a former youth soccer coach, died in a car crash Monday -- the same day he was slated to stand trial on sexual abuse charges. Carson, of the Riverside area of Cambridge

  • Iguanas reintroduced to Galapagos island after 200 years

    January 8, 2019 2:51 PM 33

    Emily Dixon, CNN • Updated 8th January 2019 The last person to officially record seeing a land iguana on Santiago Island in the Galapagos was Charles Darwin in 1835. After that, iguanas were erased from the island, wiped out by invasive predators like the feral pig. But now, 184 years later, the lizards have made a return, thanks to an initiative by the Galapagos

  • Iguanas Are Being Reintroduced to a Galapagos Island Two Centuries After They Disappeared

    January 8, 2019 8:38 AM 29

    Some 200 years after their population was decimated by feral pigs, iguanas are being reintroduced to an island in the Galapagos archipelago, Agence France-Presse reports. Conservationists have released 1,436 Galapagos land iguanas onto Santiago Island, authorities said on Monday. The lizard species’ last recorded sighting there was made by British naturalist

  • 6 militants killed in US air strike in Somalia, US says

    January 8, 2019 8:25 AM 45

    FILE 2011: Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. (AP) Six Islamist militants were killed by a U.S. military airstrike in Somalia, an official confirmed Tuesday morning. The operation was carried out on Sunday in the vicinity of Dheerow Sanle, in the lower

  • Castro grandson under fire for flaunting decadent lifestyle: yachts, fine dining, luxury suites and more

    January 8, 2019 2:44 AM 84

    Photos of young people living it up and flaunting their material trappings are nothing new on social media. Except when it’s the grandson of Fidel Castro, the late Cuban Communist leader. Tony Castro, who is in his early 20s and a spitting image of his grandfather, has been posting photos on his private Instagram account showing off his BMW, meals at posh restaurants

  • Britain to extend drone exclusion zone around airports

    January 7, 2019 8:23 PM 28

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will extend a drone exclusion zone around airports and give police new powers to deal with lawbreaking drone pilots and their aircraft, transport minister Chris Grayling told parliament on Monday. Grayling’s department said the exclusion zone would be extended to around five kilometers (3.11 miles). It is currently one kilometer

  • White House says Trump position unchanged as Syria withdrawal plans slow

    January 7, 2019 8:10 PM 28

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House sought to make the case on Monday that President Donald Trump had not changed his position on withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, a day after his national security adviser outlined conditions for a withdrawal that could take months. Trump’s abrupt announcement last month that he was bringing home the roughly 2,000 troops

  • Debris off Madagascar 'most likely' from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, report says

    January 7, 2019 6:35 PM 67

    Aircraft debris found in Madagascar is "most likely" from the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, according to a report released Sunday. The five pieces of debris were found in different locations in Madagascar as recently as this August and included a floor panel of a Boeing aircraft. The report released Sunday from the MH370 Safety Investigation

  • Pope decries rise of nationalism, flaws of globalization

    January 7, 2019 10:59 AM 18

    In this photo taken with slow shutter speed Pope Francis leaves after celebrating an Epiphany Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Pope Francis has appealed to European leaders to show “concrete solidarity” to 49 migrants stranded aboard a pair of rescue vessels. Francis, addressing faithful in St. Peter’s Square Sunday

  • Paris honors attack victims at Charlie Hebdo, kosher market

    January 7, 2019 10:51 AM 21

    A wreath of flowers is seen outside the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's former office, before a ceremony to mark the fourth anniversary of the attack in Paris, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. 2015. Cartoonists, religious leaders and top French officials are paying respects to 17 people killed by Islamic extremists targeting satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo