ESPN pulls announcer from game for having same name as Confederate general

Sports channel ESPN says it has pulled an Asian announcer from a football game at the University of Virginia for having the same name as Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Announcer Robert Lee, who is Asian and has no relation to the general [...]

Unattended package causes lockdown at the White House

The White House in Washington, D.C. was put on lockdown Tuesday and the North Lawn was evacuated after the discovery of an unattended package, officials say. The all clear was given about an hour later. The incident began at about 1:15 p.m. [...]

Quake destroys buildings on Italian island of Ischia, at least 1 dead

A small earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has struck an island off the Italian city of Naples, causing multiple buildings to collapse, officials and witnesses say. At least one person has been killed and others are missing. The [...]

UPDATE 1 – Barcelona terror attack suspect shot dead by police

The man who carried out last week's terrorist attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona has been shot dead by police, local officials say. He was killed after police encountered him with fake explosives on his body. The incident began just after [...]

Van hits pedestrians at bus stops in French city of Marseille

A van has been deliberately driven into bus shelters in the French port city of Marseille, killing a woman and injuring a second, local authorities say. The suspect was arrested and has a history of mental illness. The incident began at about [...]