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John Henry Newman: Second miracle approved as sainthood looms

John Henry Newman: Second miracle approved as sainthood looms

Cardinal John Henry Newman is closer to being canonised after a second miracle in his name was confirmed by the Pope. Two authenticated miracles are required before sainthood and Newman, who was already attributed with curing a man‘s spinal disease, is now said to have healed a woman‘s unstoppable bleeding. […]

Illegal dogfighting trade exposed

Illegal dogfighting trade exposed

A investigation into the dark world of organised dogfighting discovered an illegal trade of fighting dogs stretching from Eastern Europe to Wales. The fighters face each other, ready. One rushes forward into a clash of jaws. The ground is already flecked with blood. The lighter one is winning, locked onto […]

Alesha MacPhail: Woman denies killing six-year-old schoolgirl

Alesha MacPhail: Woman denies killing six-year-old schoolgirl

A woman named by a murder accused as the person who killed six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has denied being involved in her death. Toni McLachlan was giving evidence during the trial of a 16-year-old boy, who denies abducting, raping and murdering Alesha last July. The teenager, who cannot be named because […]

Sofija Kaczan death: Mugger guilty of killing 100-year-old

Sofija Kaczan death: Mugger guilty of killing 100-year-old

A mugger has been found guilty of killing a 100-year-old woman whose neck was broken in a handbag robbery. Sofija Kaczan died of pneumonia on 6 June in Normanton, Derby, days after the attack. Mrs Kaczan was robbed near her home in Empress Road, Normanton, on 28 May as she […]

Ford recalls 1.5M F-150 pickups citing unintended downshifts

Ford recalls 1.5M F-150 pickups citing unintended downshifts

(AP) DETROIT — Ford is recalling nearly 1.5 million pickup trucks in North America because the transmissions can suddenly downshift into first gear. The recall covers F-150 trucks from the 2011 through 2013 model years with six-speed automatic transmissions. The company says a glitch in sending a signal from the […]

Chair toss off 45th-floor balcony lands woman, 19, in court

Chair toss off 45th-floor balcony lands woman, 19, in court

TORONTO — A 19-year-old woman is facing charges for allegedly throwing two chairs off a 45th story balcony along a busy downtown Toronto street — an incident shown in an online video that has sparked widespread outrage. Det. Todd Higo says Marcella Zoia turned herself in and will appear in […]

Nevada Rep. Susie Lee joins House problem solvers caucus

Nevada Rep. Susie Lee joins House problem solvers caucus

Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Andrew Harnik/AP) WASHINGTON — Rep. Susie Lee of Nevada has joined a bipartisan group of House lawmakers that seeks common ground to break political gridlock and produce legislative results. The group, the […]

Ex-Air Force intel specialist charged with spying for Iran

Ex-Air Force intel specialist charged with spying for Iran

This 2012 photo released by the Department of Justice shows Monica Elfriede Witt. The Justice Department on Wednesday announced an indictment against Witt, who defected to Iran in 2013 and is currently at-large. (Department of Justice via AP) WASHINGTON — A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to […]

New York City police detective killed by friendly fire

New York City police detective killed by friendly fire

Officers salute a procession as the remains of slain Detective Brian Simonsen are removed from Jamaica Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York. A NYPD detective and a NYPD sergeant were shot while responding to an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store in Queens. (AP […]

World’s oldest bird becomes mom for 31st time at age 68

World’s oldest bird becomes mom for 31st time at age 68

In this 2018 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is Wisdom, the world‘s oldest known breeding bird with a chick sits in a nest at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial. Federal wildlife officials say the world‘s oldest known wild bird […]