MUNCY, Pa. An unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its mooring in Maryland and floated over Pennsylvania for hours Wednesday with two fighter jets on its tail, triggering blackouts across the countryside as it dragged its tether across power lines.
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Already home to a ski hill inside a mall, the sunbaked deserts of the United Arab Emirates soon may be home to a snow park too.
Officials with Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall, scheduled to open in 2018, say they plan to build a 125,000-square-foot (11,600-square-meter) snow park inside the mall.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Royals’ reliever Ryan Madson was in a real jam.
Standing on the mound, he realized he had the wrong glove.
He meant to wear a mitt with son Luke’s name stitched on the thumb. Instead, this one said “Sean”—the boy’s younger brother.
“It threw me,” Madson said. “I didn’t know what to do.”
Then a funny thing happened.
GLENDALE, Ariz.—Chris Johnson rolled to victory.
His Arizona Cardinals had to hold on to win.
Johnson rushed for 122 yards, including 62 on a play where he rolled over the belly of a big defender and kept on running to set up a field goal, as the Cardinals held on to beat the luckless Baltimore Ravens 26-18 last night.
MOSCOW Police in Russia’s far east stopped a hearse speeding on a highway ‚Äî only to find half a ton of caviar stashed inside.
BREWSTER, N.Y. A blind woman who was struck by a school minibus while crossing a suburban New York street says her goal for recovery was to bring home the guide dog that jumped in front of the bus to save her.
Audrey Stone and Figo (FEE’-goh) the dog were reunited at her Brewster home on Monday, after nearly four months of recuperation for both.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. A federal appeals court has sided with Yale University in a dispute over the ownership of a $200 million Vincent van Gogh painting.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld a 2014 ruling by a lower court that dismissed the claims of Pierre Konowaloff. He says the Dutch painter’s “The Night Cafe” was stolen from his family during the Russian Revolution.
PARIS—Hotdogs, bacon, cold cuts, and other processed meats raise the risk of colon, stomach, and other cancers, and red meat probably contributes to the disease, too, the World Health Organization said today, throwing its considerable authority behind what many doctors have been warning for years.
STILLWATER, Okla.—A 25-year-old woman accused of driving her car into a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade was scheduled to appear in court today, two days after she allegedly struck the victims with such force that their bodies went flying into the air.
VANCOUVER—Five people died after a whale-watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island yesterday and one person remained missing, Canadian authorities said.