American Headline News for 9 Aug 2014
It's refeshing to watch the fastest man alive act like any other twentysomething lad For many of us, it was an oddly familiar scene: a twentysomething crawling past a bus stop in the early hours of... the morning, after the night before. After a nine-hour bender. There was, in this case, no Subway sandwich in hand, just a sorry stoop and a too-late bottle of water the markings of a true lad. This twentysomething was Usain Bolt, the Fastest Man on Earth Events had unfolded so: making his way through a choice group of London highlights, including Mayfair's Mahiki and Chelsea's Raffles, the Fastest Man on Earth found himself being photographed in south London by a kind soul with an iPhone. He did a couple of "Bolts" his trademark gesture outside a shoe shop before heading (it's rumoured) to...
After first airstrikes, US drops new aid to thousands of Iraqis fleeing militant advance
The militants resumed their rocket attacks Friday shortly before the 72-hour truce expired, drawing a wave of retaliatory airstrikes that killed at least five Palestinians.
It's Jaws vs. Bigger Jaws. A crocodile was caught crushing a bull shark to death in Australia on Tuesday -- proving that size really does matter. The 80-year-old croc, named...
Aid worker Kent Brantly issues a statement from his isolation room as Canada deals with its first suspected victim.
About 35,000 people are expected in Londonderry to attend the annual Relief of the City parade on Saturday, organised by the Apprentice Boys of Derry.
The ancient religious community under assault on an Iraqi mountaintop counts 72 major attacks against it over the last millennium-and-a-half. One constant over that time is an enduring, sinister slur:... that the Yazidis are devil-worshippers. People of that faith say the Islamist rebels rampaging through Iraq have a deeper reservoir of hatred for them than for other minorities in the region, spurred by a misunderstanding of their beliefs. "It's true that they target other minorities. But they target Yazidis very, very specific(ally)," said Khidher Domle, a Yazidi volunteer who is working to help the small minority who've managed to escape the siege on Sinjar mountain. "We want people to know us. We are a very peaceful religion. We are also a very old religion." He spoke in a phone interview...
MONROVIA - ArcelorMittal on Friday said it had halted work to expand its iron ore mines in Liberia after staff were evacuated due to concerns about the Ebola epidemic ravaging the country. The mining... giant said...
Erdogan victory could shift Turkish president's role from figurehead to more powerful rule
ABUJA - Nigeria's military fought gun battles with Boko Haram Islamists in two key northeastern towns on Friday, after the militants killed dozens of people and drove soldiers out of Gwoza town two... days ago. On Friday the military launched strikes to...
A team of medical experts is flying out to Gaza to assist victims, as fresh fighting stalls attempts to revive the ceasefire.
DONETSK - Fierce battles on Ukraine's porous eastern border left 15 government troops dead as fears of a possible Russian invasion swirled on Friday despite NATO urging Moscow to withdraw its troops... along the frontier. International tensions also rose as Western countries slammed a...
UNITED NATIONS, United States - The United States warned Russia Friday against using the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine as a pretext for an invasion, saying such a move would be "completely... unacceptable." US Ambassador Samantha Power also told the UN Security Council that...
LONDON - The British air force will drop food aid to Iraqi refugees fleeing extremists in "the next couple of days", the defence secretary said Friday, although London has ruled out taking military... action with the United States. The announcement came after the Foreign Office urged Britons...
A woman and man died after the car they were in was hit by a freight train in Gary early this morning, authorities said.
The president, addressing critics in both parties, asserted that the United States has a "strategic interest in pushing back" ISIS.
Fifty carers for disabled began action nearly seven weeks ago after firm took over NHS service and reduced pay by up to 35% Fifty carers for the disabled are staging one of the longest strikes in the... history of the health service to secure a living wage for staff working in privatised services formerly run by the NHS. In a crucial vote on Monday, the support workers are expected to back plans to "extend and intensify" action that has already seen them withdraw their labour and sacrifice their salaries for nearly seven weeks.
The Langowan traditional market in Indonesia, north Sulawesi, is famous for selling a variety of extreme food such as dogs, bats, rats, wild boar, and snakes.
Today in celebrity gossip: Lindsay Lohan wore a beach vendor's child as an accessory while on vacation, Danity Kane split up, and Charlize Theron tried to get Tia Mowry banned from SoulCycle.
ISIS Islamist fighters are now a mere 25 miles from the Kurdish capital
Oscar Pistorius tweeted: "Thank you to my loved ones and those that have been there for me."
Israeli tanks gathered on the the border with Gaza on Saturday (August 9) as explosions could be seen over the coastal enclave. Israel launched more than 20 aerial attacks in Gaza early on Saturday... and militants fired several rockets at Israel in a second day of violence since a failure to extend an Egyptian-mediated truce that halted a monthlong war earlier this week.
Buddhist monks from Hong Kong offered prayers at the site of a 2010 hostage-taking incident in Manila on Saturday (August 9). Eight Hong Kong tourists died in the Philippines capital after a sacked... policeman hijacked a tourist bus, an incident which led to a botched rescue attempt by the local authorities, killing the gunman and the victims in the process.
Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions between China, neighbors at Asia security talks
ABUJA - Nigeria's president on Friday declared a national emergency over the deadly Ebola virus that has claimed two lives in Africa's most populous country. "President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Friday... in Abuja declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus in Nigeria, a national...