News archive from 12 May 2017, page 7

Western Indian city launches air quality monitoring system

AHMADABAD, India –  The western Indian city of Ahmadabad has launched its first air quality monitoring system that will be used to send out pollution alerts. The system, which started functioning Friday, will also inform city residents of the health...

 

Kiir: South Sudan's ousted army chief 'in a fighting mood'

NAIROBI, Kenya –  South Sudan's president has ordered his ousted army chief of staff back to the capital as tensions rise between the two men accused of directing the country's civil war. President Salva Kiir on Friday told reporters that Paul Malong...

 

OECD chief: Tax treaty will ensure big firms pay their dues

BARI, Italy –  The head of an international organization representing many of the globe's advanced economies says that a new, multinational tax treaty will be of "massive consequence" in preventing big companies from avoiding taxes. Angel...

 

The Latest: Tens of thousands gather for Pope's Fatima visit

FATIMA, Portugal –  The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Fatima shrine in Portugal (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Tens of thousands of people are gathering in the small town of Fatima in Portugal to see Pope Francis, who is due to arrive for a visit....

 

Research: Smiling makes you look older in pictures

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Most people a smile makes you look youthful, but a study by Western University says it's just the opposite. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) has more.   Stop smiling in all those selfies. Turns out it makes you look older. This...

 

How to hide your personal information from data brokers

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Big-name websites and companies can track your activities to deliver targeted advertising and build up an astonishingly detailed profile. Question: Is there an easy way to get my personal information off of...

 

'Nobody else is fighting for the little guy': Federal consumer rights agency under fire

Randall Stankewicz spent months trying to get a mortgage-insurance charge dropped on his home, to no avail. The home had appreciated sufficiently that insurance was no longer needed, he said, but getting the expense removed was no easy task. The...

 

Huntsville police investigating reported Space Camp incident

Huntsville police are investigating a possible assault involving Tennessee middle school students who were on an overnight trip at Space Camp this week. Police are investigating allegations that a 13-year-old Whitwell Middle School student...

 

Teen shot in Tuscaloosa drug deal was also run over by fleeing suspects

An 18-year-old critically wounded at a student apartment complex in Tuscaloosa was not only shot, but also run over by a truck driven by the fleeing suspects. Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit officials on Friday released new details in the...

 

Teen shot in Tuscaloosa drug deal was also run over by fleeing suspects

An 18-year-old critically wounded at a student apartment complex in Tuscaloosa was not only shot, but also run over by a truck driven by the fleeing suspects. Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit officials on Friday released new details in the...

 

Apple TV's biggest missing feature might be coming soon

Feuds between rival tech titans often hurt users, but the latest bad blood could be over. According to a new report, the Apple TV will finally get an Amazon Prime Video app as soon as this summer. This rumor is courtesy of BuzzFeed News, which reports...

 

UN judges refuse Mladic request for provisional release

THE HAGUE, Netherlands –  United Nations judges have refused to grant former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic provisional release on health grounds, saying they could not be sure he would return. In a decision released Friday, judges at...

 

Emirates princesses on trial in Belgium over servant abuse

BRUSSELS –  A Belgian court is hearing the case of a princess from Abu Dhabi and her seven daughters accused of mistreating around 20 servants forced to work for them in a plush Brussels hotel. The case dates from 2008, when police raided the Conrad...

 

Suspect identified in Easter night shooting in Mobile

A 26-year-old man has been identified by the Mobile Police Department as the gunman in a shooting occurred Sunday, April 16 in Mobile. Mobile police said that Brandon Salter, who also goes by the name of Rico or Mexican, is wanted for shooting into an...

 

Twitter inks new streaming deal with NFL after losing live games to Amazon

Twitter must've been sorely disappointed to have lost out to Amazon recently when the Prime Video operator snatched away Thursday night NFL clashes in a deal thought to be worth around $50 million. Keen to keep some form of NFL content on its...

 

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