FBI: Jetliner evacuated in Albuquerque after security threat

FBI: Jetliner evacuated in Albuquerque after security threat

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — An American Airlines flight from Texas to New Mexico was evacuated Sunday after landing at the Albuquerque airport because of a security threat, authorities said. All 179 people aboard Flight 928 from Dallas-Fort Worth were taken off the jet in the morning at Albuquerque International Sunport and were bused to the terminal, … Read more

Some officials now say monkeypox elimination is unlikely in the US

Some officials now say monkeypox elimination is unlikely in the US

NEW YORK — Some US health officials are conceding that monkeypox is probably not going away anytime soon. The disease’s spread is slowing but the virus is so widespread that elimination is unlikely, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. That conclusion was in a recent CDC report, and echoed Friday by Marc Lipsitch, … Read more

NKorea test launches missiles on eve of Harris trip to Seoul

NKorea test launches missiles on eve of Harris trip to Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles towards its eastern waters on Wednesday, its neighbors said, a day before US Vice President Kamala Harris is to visit South Korea. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the North Korean missiles lifted off 10 minutes apart on Wednesday afternoon … Read more

Alabama execution called off for time and medical concerns

Alabama execution called off for time and medical concerns

ATMORE, Ala. — Alabama officials called off the Thursday lethal injection of a man convicted in a 1999 workplace shooting because of time concerns and trouble accessing the inmate’s veins. Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said prison officials called off the execution after they determined inmate Arthur Miller’s “veins could not be accessed in accordance … Read more

Suits to save Confederate icons dropped in South Carolina

Suits to save Confederate icons dropped in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC — Lawsuits filed to stop the removal of memorials to Confederate leaders and a pro-slavery congressman in a South Carolina city have been dropped. The Post and Courier reports that the American Heritage Association helped found one of the lawsuits. It had been filed by descendants of John C. Calhoun, a former congressman … Read more

9/11 terror attacks reverberate as US marks 21st anniversary

9/11 terror attacks reverberate as US marks 21st anniversary

NEW YORK — Americans remembered 9/11 on Sunday with tear-choked tributes, and pleas to “never forget,” 21 years after the deadliest terror attack on US soil. Bonita Mentis set out to read victims’ names at the World Trade Center wearing a necklace with a photo of her slain sister, Shevonne Mentis. The 25-year-old Guyanese immigrant … Read more

Biden to commemorate anniversary of 9/11 attacks at Pentagon

Biden to commemorate anniversary of 9/11 attacks at Pentagon

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will mark the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Sunday by delivering remarks and laying a wreath at the Pentagon, the White House said Tuesday. The day will commemorate the 2001 terrorist attacks when hijackers took control of commercial planes in order to use them as missiles, crashing into … Read more

Border Patrol: 8 migrants found dead in Rio Grande at Texas

Border Patrol: 8 migrants found dead in Rio Grande at Texas

EAGLE PASS, Texas — At least eight migrants were found dead in the Rio Grande after dozens attempted a hazardous crossing near Eagle Pass, Texas, officials said Friday. US Customs and Border Protection and Mexican officials made the discovery Thursday while responding to a large group of people crossing the river following days of heavy … Read more

US OKs $1B arms sale to Taiwan as tensions rise with China

US OKs B arms sale to Taiwan as tensions rise with China

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday announced a more than $1 billion arms sale to Taiwan as US-China tensions escalate over the status of the island. The $1.09 billion sale includes $355 million for Harpoon air-to-sea missiles and $85 million for Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, the State Department said. The largest portion of the sale, … Read more

EPA to designate ‘forever chemicals’ as hazardous substances

EPA to designate ‘forever chemicals’ as hazardous substances

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to designate two “forever chemicals” used in cookware, carpets and firefighting foams as hazardous substances, a step that would clear the way for quicker cleanup of the toxic compounds, which have been linked to cancer and other health problems . Designation as a hazardous substance under the … Read more