• coronavirus Aug 3

    Outbreak Hits Norway Cruise Ship, Could Spread Along Coast

    A Norwegian cruise ship line has halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew members

  • spiders Jul 16

    Dozens of Spiders (Plus Some Scorpions) Were Found in a Maine Motel. Now What?

    The State of Maine is trying to decide what to do with dozens of spiders and a few scorpions found in a motel room. Last Friday, the owner of the Inn Town Motel in Norway, Maine, discovered 37 tarantulas, a wolf spider and at least three scorpions when checking a room. He reported the animals to the police, who seized them…

  • Maine Jul 16

    Dozens of Spiders, Scorpions Found in Maine Motel Rooms

    After dozens of tarantulas, scorpions and other insects were found in Maine motel rooms, investigators are trying to figure out what to do with them.

  • Norway Jun 11

    Norwegian Man Gets 21 Years for Slaying, Mosque Attack

    A white nationalist Norwegian who killed his stepsister and then stormed an Oslo mosque and opened fire, hitting no one, was found guilty Thursday and sentenced to 21 years in prison, the longest jail term under Norwegian law. Philip Manshaus, who had said in court that he regretted not having caused more damage, “has proven to be an extremely dangerous…

  • Ari Behn Dec 26, 2019

    Ari Behn, Spacey Accuser and Ex of Norwegian Princess, Dies

    A writer who was the ex-husband of Norwegian Princess Martha Louise and was among the people who had accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct has died. Ari Behn was 47. His manager told the Norwegian news service NTB that Behn died by suicide Wednesday. Authorities said he was found at his home in Norway.

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2019

    Pentagon Chief Fires Navy Secretary Over SEAL Controversy

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday fired the Navy’s top official, ending a stunning clash between President Donald Trump and top military leadership over the fate of a SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq. Esper said he had lost confidence in Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and alleged that Spencer proposed a deal with the White House behind his back...

  • Florida Nov 8, 2019

    Once Just 4 Feet Tall, 2019 Rock Center Holiday Tree Readies for Showtime

    A 14-ton tree is going to make Rockefeller Center its home this holiday season, and you can bet that thousands of revelers will flock to New York City to see it.

  • Florida Nov 6, 2019

    Drumroll, Please … Your 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Has Been Chosen

    Ladies and gentlemen, the 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has been chosen.

  • bank Oct 14, 2019

    Mass. Economists Who Study Poverty Win Nobel Prize

    The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty. Banerjee and Duflo are at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Kremer is at Harvard University. The three have often worked together. Duflo, who phoned into the news conference where the prize was announced, said...

  • Norway Oct 10, 2019

    Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke Win Nobel Literature Prizes

    Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe’s social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country’s conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double announcement — with the 2018 prize going to Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019...

  • Norway Oct 9, 2019

    3 Win Nobel in Chemistry for Work on Lithium-Ion Batteries

    If you’re reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank this year’s three winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. The batteries developed by the British, American and Japanese winners are far more revolutionary than just for on-the-go computing and calling. The breakthroughs they achieved also made storing energy from renewable...

  • Canada Oct 8, 2019

    Princeton Professor, 2 Others Win Nobel Prize in Physics for Discoveries in Cosmology

    A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work in understanding how the universe has evolved from the Big Bang and the blockbuster discovery of the first known planet outside our solar system. Canadian-born James Peebles, 84, of Princeton University, was credited for “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and Switzerland’s...

  • Massachusetts Sep 17, 2019

    What to Know About Taylor Swift's ‘Lover Fest' Shows at Gillette Stadium

    Taylor Swift fans, get ready. The songwriting superstar on Tuesday announced tour dates for 2020, including two shows at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass that are among her only concerts in the United States for the year.

  • Germany Aug 23, 2019

    'Our House Is Burning': Global Worry Over Amazon Fires Escalates

    Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil’s government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation. The threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute about who is to blame during the tenure...

  • Governor Aug 22, 2019

    Brazil's Bolsonaro Claims Without Evidence That NGOs Are Setting Amazon Fires

    Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad. Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year, counting...

  • Donald Trump Aug 19, 2019

    US Talks Secretly to Venezuela Socialist Boss

    The U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela’s socialist party boss as members of President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle seek guarantees they won’t face retribution if they cede to growing demands to remove him, a senior U.S. administration official has told The Associated Press. Diosdado Cabello, who is considered the most-powerful man in Venezuela after Maduro, met last month...

  • Canada Jun 24, 2019

    Women's World Cup: US Beats Spain 2-1 to Reach Quarterfinals

    Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women’s World Cup. The U.S. looked disorganized at times facing Spain’s aggressive and physical style before pulling out a 2-1 victory Monday night. It could have been just what the Americans needed: France is waiting.

  • Canada Jun 23, 2019

    England Beats Seething Cameroon 3-0 to Advance in World Cup

    As the Cameroon players protested and play was delayed, England’s staff and players watched in disbelief. “I didn’t know what was going on,” England coach Phil Neville said. “Are they going to walk off?” Twice, the English couldn’t be sure if Sunday’s Women’s World Cup last-16 game would resume as the opposition lost its cool in the humidity of northern...

  • Coach Jun 23, 2019

    Norway Beats Australia on Penalties to Reach Quarterfinals

    Ingrid Hjelmseth proved to be a shootout hero once again as Norway beat Australia on penalties Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup. Hjelmseth saved Emily Gielnik’s kick and Ingrid Engen, who is playing in her first World Cup, hit the decisive penalty as Norway won the shootout 4-1 after the match had finished 1-1....

  • China Jun 18, 2019

    Marta Sets Record With 17th World Cup Goal in Brazil Victory

    Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time. The 33-year-old forward, playing in her fifth World Cup, scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute at Stade du...

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