They danced and died: tragic mystery of a teenage party in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa — South African authorities were seeking answers on Monday, a day after 21 underage teenagers partying after final school exams were killed in a mysterious incident at a nightclub. The bodies of many of the victims, the youngest a 13-year-old girl, were discovered by police strewn on tables, slumped on chairs … Read more

Avalanche dethrones Lightning to win Stanley Cup for third time

TAMPA, Fla. – Nathan MacKinnon couldn’t find the words. Gabriel Landeskog managed a smile and a joke. After years of playoff disappointments, the Colorado Avalanche are back on top of the hockey mountain after dethroning the two-time defending champions. Behind a goal and an assist from MacKinnon, the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup for the … Read more

Abortion providers face a new landscape after Roe

Abortion providers in several states across the country halted services in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, while supporters and opponents began to shift their focus to pill-based abortions and how the new restrictions would be enforced. Clinics in a variety of states, including Texas, Wisconsin and Kentucky, stopped … Read more

Destruction everywhere, little help after earthquake in Afghanistan

GAYAN, Afghanistan — When the ground heaved from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone and mud house collapsed on top of him. He made his way through the rubble in the predawn darkness, choking on the dust as he searched for his father and two sisters. He doesn’t know how many hours of … Read more

Army Soldier Statement Filed Internet Fantasy Chat Defense

NEW YORK — An Army private accused of plotting to assassinate members of his unit abroad with the help of a secretive violent anarchist group was planning a defense that he called the whole thing an internet fantasy before pleading guilty just before trial, according to court records show. Plans for Ethan Phelan Melzer’s defense … Read more

Deadly earthquake, a new blow for Afghans reeling from poverty

GAYAN, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s deadly earthquake this week hit one of the poorest corners of a country that has been hollowed out by rising poverty. Even as more help arrived on Saturday, many residents have no idea how they will rebuild the thousands of destroyed homes in the villages criss-crossed by the mountains. The quake, … Read more

Airlines intend to blame flight problems on the FAA

DALLAS — Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying a lack of staff at the Federal Aviation Administration is “grinding” traffic along the coast. East. Airlines for America, which represents the largest US airlines, said Friday that it wants to know … Read more

Airlines intend to blame flight problems on the FAA

DALLAS — Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying a lack of staff at the Federal Aviation Administration is “grinding” traffic along the coast. East. Airlines for America, which represents the largest US airlines, said Friday that it wants to know … Read more

UN chief warns of global food shortage ‘catastrophe’

BERLIN — The head of the United Nations warned on Friday that the world is facing a “catastrophe” due to growing food shortages around the world. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine has added to disruptions caused by climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and inequality to produce an “unprecedented global hunger crisis” … Read more

Supreme Court strikes down New York’s concealed weapons law in sweeping opinion

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has struck down New York State’s system for granting concealed weapons permits, ruling that the century-old law requiring applicants to show “good cause” and “good moral character” violates the Second Amendment. The 6-3 decision in the case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, marks the widest expansion of … Read more