News archive from 26 April 2017, page 6

Strike forces South African Airways to cancel some flights

JOHANNESBURG –  South African Airways says it is experiencing some domestic flight delays and cancellations because of a strike by some cabin crew. The airline said Wednesday that it doesn't have enough crewmembers to operate all its flights and that...

 

Libya asks EU for motorboats, helicopters to patrol coast

BERLIN –  Libya is asking the European Union for motorboats and helicopters to help patrol the Mediterranean Sea for ships carrying migrants. The German government says a "request list" for Libya's coast guard also includes ambulances,...

 

Berlin subway attack suspect charged, faces up to 10 years

BERLIN –  German authorities have charged a 27-year-old caught on camera kicking a woman down a flight of stairs in a Berlin subway station with assault causing serious bodily harm. The suspect, identified by prosecutors as Swetoslaw S. in line with...

 

French official says gas used in Syria attack bears chemical 'signature' of Assad regime

France's foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's regime and shows it was responsible. Jean-Marc...

 

The burger of the future comes from crickets, not cows

Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before -- but our current model is unsustainable, and as the world's population rapidly approaches the 8 billion mark, modern food production methods will need a...

 

'Space hamburger' spotted in astronomical first

A newborn star buried deep inside the Orion Nebula is feeding on a giant, dusty "space hamburger," researchers have discovered. This astronomical sandwich is actually an accretion disk, or a cloud of gas and dust that rotates around a...

 

Security firm: Cyberattacks against Saudi Arabia continue

PARIS –  Researchers at U.S. antivirus firm McAfee say the cyberattacks that have hit Saudi Arabia over the past few months are continuing, revealing new details about an unusually disruptive campaign. Speaking ahead of the blog post 's publication...

 

As Dubai focuses on future, cybersecurity a growing concern

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –  A Dubai official says as the city races toward a future of self-driving cars and drones filling up its skies, cybersecurity is becoming a growing concern. Amer Sharaf, the director of compliance at the Dubai Electronic...

 

Macron on risky hunt for blue-collar votes against Le Pen

AMIENS, France –  French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron is going hunting for blue-collar votes, planning to meet with workers from a home appliance factory that is the latest hot-button symbol of the loss of French jobs to plants overseas....

 

United investigates report that rabbit died on flight

LONDON –  United Airlines is investigating a report that a giant rabbit died on one of its trans-Atlantic flights. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards from Worcestershire in central England told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that Simon, a...

 

'Cooper's Treasure': NASA smackdown! Former Apollo 13 flight director tells ship wreck hunter Darell Miklos...

Darrell Miklos was reaching a dead end on his hunt for riches on Tuesday's second episode of "Cooper's Treasure" on the Discovery Channel. On the new show, Miklos, who knew the late Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, one of NASA's seven...

 

AP Photos: Chernobyl's ghost town draws daring visitors

PRIPYAT, Ukraine –  A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world's most baleful ghost towns. Once...

 

Will sending selfies to Jupiter's moon, Europa, get the attention of an E.T.?

Emcee Tom O’Key seemed giddy as dozens of guests filed into an outdoor theater in this Mojave Desert town Saturday night to learn about an icy moon of Jupiter and take a stab at connecting with whatever — or whomever — may be living there. “We’re...

 

25 years after riots, South L.A. still waiting for its renaissance

The 4300 block of Degnan Boulevard in Leimert Park has a look of faded glory, with its shuttered storefronts and stalled promise. Like so many parts of South Los Angeles, this is not what anyone would have hoped for when, a quarter of a century ago,...

 

Israel's ex-defense minister says he'll challenge government

JERUSALEM –  Israel's hawkish former defense minister is attacking the government as corrupt and extreme — pledging to challenge it in the next election. Moshe Yaalon told foreign reporters on Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's...

 

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