MATAMOROS, Mexico — An MS-13 gang member left eight voicemails on Brenda Mendez’s cellphone demanding that she turn over her teenage boy. If she refused, he said, the gang would dismember both her sons.
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WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly-conservative, politically-connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court ever further to the right.
MAE SAI, Thailand—A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in northern Thailand has saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending a gruelling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world.
CANBERRA, Australia—Wildlife rangers said today that they had trapped a 4.7-metre-long (15-foot) saltwater crocodile—the largest they had ever caught in the northern Australian Katherine River and in an upstream region popular with tourists that is thought relatively safe from the killer predators.
WASHINGTON—The centre of our galaxy is teeming with black holes, sort of like a Times Square for strange super gravity objects, astronomers have discovered.
For decades, scientists theorized that circling in the centre of galaxies, including ours, were lots of stellar black holes—collapsed giant stars where the gravity is so strong even light doesn't get out.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court ever further to the right.
CANBERRA, Australia — Wildlife rangers said Tuesday that they had trapped a 4.7-meter (15-foot) saltwater crocodile, the largest they had ever caught in the northern Australian Katherine River and in an upstream region popular with tourists that is thought relatively safe from the killer predators.
MAE SAI, Thailand—Four more of the youth soccer players trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand were brought out today, an official said, bringing to eight the number extracted in the ongoing high-stakes rescue operation.
MAE SAI, Thailand—With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum risk, officials said today.
BERLIN — Police say a burning bird falling from an overhead electric line set fire to a field in northern Germany that was parched by dry weather, torching some 7 hectares (17 acres) of land.