News archive from 26 April 2017, page 11

Phoenix-area small businesses optimistic despite minimum-wage hikes

Phoenix-area small-business owners are expressing optimism in line with their national counterparts, with some local businesses breathing a sigh of relief that Arizona's recent minimum-wage hike didn't cause havoc. The hike to a minimum $10 an hour...

 

The Latest: France's Le Pen upstages rival Macron at factory

AMIENS, France –  The Latest on the French election (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has upstaged her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron. She has made a surprise campaign stop to a home appliance...

 

Canadian firefighters rescue woman from crane in Toronto

TORONTO –  A woman stuck on the top part of a construction crane in downtown Toronto for hours has been rescued after being strapped to a rappelling firefighter and lowered to the ground. The woman had been perched on a gently swaying large pulley...

 

Why women need dairy: Risks of a dairy-free diet

Women are expert multi-taskers, so it should come as no surprise that some manage to squeeze the latest health craze into their daily routine. However, not having time to carefully research the pros and cons of these trends could be dangerous. Take...

Fox News, 10:24 in Health
 

Saudis thwart attempted attack on oil facility near Yemen

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  Saudi Arabia says it has thwarted an attempt to attack an Aramco oil distribution center with an unmanned boat from Yemen, where the kingdom is at war with Shiite rebels. The Interior Ministry says its security forces stopped...

 

The Latest: Germany criticizes mass detentions in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey –  The Latest on mass detentions in Turkey related to last year's failed coup (all times local): 5 p.m. The German government has criticized the detention of more than 1,000 people in Turkey as part of the probe into last year's coup...

 

Selena Gomez debuts a shorter haircut on social media, earns instant praise from fans

Selena Gomez is ready for a new look. The 24-year-old singer and actress chopped off her signature long tresses and instead, opted for a jaw-sweeping bob haircut. She posted a photo of the latest style via Instagram on Tuesday. SELENA GOMEZ LANDS $10...

 

Migrants who raped woman on Facebook Live jailed for two years

Two Afghan migrants who raped a woman for three hours while their mate filmed it on Facebook Live have been jailed for just two years. The three were arrested after cops stormed the room from which the vile attack was being broadcast live to a closed...

 

Lawmakers say Briton killed in drone strike was threat to UK

LONDON –  British lawmakers say a U.K. man killed by a Royal Air Force drone strike in Syria was an Islamic State group attack planner who posed a "very serious threat" to Britain. Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee scrutinized...

 

Report: 7 wounded in Istanbul explosion inside van

ANKARA, Turkey –  Turkey's state-run agency says an explosion inside a van carrying university students in Istanbul has wounded seven people. Anadolu Agency said that the blast occurred Wednesday as the vehicle — a shuttle bus operated by a private...

 

North Korea's weapons progress a top concern as US senators have rare briefing

With all 100 U.S. senators invited to a rare briefing on White House grounds Wednesday on North Korea, it’s hard to overstate how concerned officials are about the technological advancements out of Pyongyang. While North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has...

Fox News, 10:45 in Politics
 

Turkey arrests more than 1,000 'secret imams' in police purge

Turkish police on Wednesday arrested more than 1,000 people accused of ties to a U.S.-based cleric blamed for a failed coup, in the latest mass crackdown of government opponents. Government officials claimed hundreds of people secretly infiltrated...

 

Montenegro opposition vows to freeze NATO membership

PODGORICA, Montenegro –  Montenegro's pro-Russia opposition has vowed to freeze the Balkan country's future membership in NATO if it wins the next parliamentary election, saying upcoming approval of the accession treaty is illegal. Opposition...

 

1 person dies in Kenya's primary elections

NAIROBI, Kenya –  A Kenyan police official says one person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi. Both opposition and ruling party primaries which started last week have experienced chaotic scenes...

 

WFP says food shipment blocked by Burundi has turned back

BUJUMBURA, Burundi –  The U.N.'s World Food Program says a convoy of food aid blocked from entering Burundi has returned to Rwanda. Peter Smerdon, a WFP official in East Africa, said Wednesday that authorities in Burundi prevented the convoy from...

 

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