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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A sightseeing plane crashed Thursday in southeast Alaska, killing all six people on board, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The plane's emergency alert beacon was activated around 11:20 a.m. when the plane crashed in the area of Misty Fjords National Monument, near Ketchikan, the Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration said. A helicopter company reported seeing wreckage on a ridgeline in the search area, and Coast Guard crew members found the wreckage around 2:40 p.m. A C
Desperation among homebuyers is pushing New Zealand house prices to record highs, overpowering the government's efforts to rein in the red-hot market and putting in jeopardy a key policy promise by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. "The new owners didn't step foot inside before purchasing it... even we could not enter," said Ben Atwill of real estate group Ray White, which made the sale. Such runaway home prices have made New Zealand's property market one of the most unaffordable in the world, and measures introduced by the government and the central bank have so far done little to cool demand.
Team GB’s women secure bronze in helter-skelter Olympic hockey win over IndiaGreat Britain come from 3-2 down to win 4-3 in searing Tokyo heatGrace Balsdon scores winner from penalty corner in final quarter Great Britain players celebrate winning Olympic bronze after beating India at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA
Chinese online platforms ought to rein in the over promotion of celebrities in order to protect minors, an op-ed article published in the state-owned People's Daily said on Friday. The article argued that teenagers' cultural experience, self-awareness, and consumption habits are all affected by new media and technology, while the type of celebrities they follow and admire are closely related to online platforms. It criticized platforms that prioritize traffic and create celebrities out of "unworthy" individuals, who can draw attention and money from fans.
VANCOUVER — The White Rock Lake fire burning between Kamloops and Vernon has jumped across Highway 97 just south of Monte Lake and continued growth is expected. Fire information officer Hannah Swift says the BC Wildfire Service doesn't have an update on the perimeter of the fire, last measured at 325-square kilometres, because crews are focused on suppressing the blaze and helping people get out of the area. Swift says "many" property owners remained in areas that are under evacuation orders fro
BEIJING — China recorded another 80 locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 on Friday, as the country seeks to control the biggest flare-up since the original 2019 outbreak with a combination of lockdowns, mass testing and travel restrictions. Of the new cases, 58 were found in the eastern city of Yangzhou in Jiangsu province, where the highly contagious delta variant spread among airport workers in the provincial capital of Nanjing. Other cases were found in six provinces from tropical Hainan in
As the Olympics enters its final weekend, the biggest story in Tokyo ... is Lionel Messi.
MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Alfaro hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Thursday, taking three of four from the sagging NL East leaders. New York has lost six of eight overall and is 2-4 since its big trade-deadline acquisition, Javier Báez, made his debut. Báez went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts on Thursday and is hitting .160 (4 for 25) with the Mets. Miguel Rojas drew a one-out walk against Jeurys Familia (5-2) and advanced to second on J
“As a health system, our mission is to save and improve lives,” MU Health Care’s CEO said. “We know vaccinations save lives.”
Mandy Moore shares 5-month-old son August "Gus" Harrison with husband Taylor Goldsmith
India's Bajrang Punia is in the quarter-final of the Men's 65 kg wrestling event.
Fearing arrest in the drug-related probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Padukone's manager had filed an anticipatory bail application before the NDPS court in October last year.
Corporate Amazon employees will not be required to return to in-person work until January 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Lynch and four relievers held the Chicago White Sox in check, and Emmanuel Rivera’s line drive was misplayed into an early two-run double Thursday night that helped the Kansas City Royals hang on for a 3-2 victory. Kansas City won its second consecutive game, while the AL Central-leading White Sox lost for the ninth time in their last 14. Chicago has scored two runs or fewer in three of its past four games. White Sox designated hitter Eloy Jimenez hit a two-out RBI double t
Garrett Gilbert turned in a solid outing at quarterback but the Cowboys stalled out in the red zone and failed to score a touchdown against the Steelers.
Fox NewsA discussion of rising COVID-19 cases in Florida on Sean Hannity’s show devolved into a squabble Thursday night as Fox News host Geraldo Rivera sparred with Fox Nation host Dan Bongino.“On Tuesday in Florida, there were 16,000 new infections. On Wednesday, there were 17,000,” Rivera began. Interrupting Rivera, Hannity responded, “Ron DeSantis saved every older person… This is not bash Ron DeSantis… A lot of these cases are coming here because of Joe [Biden].”Geraldo: You are so full of c
Votto, Suárez lead Reds to 7-4 win over Pirates
The United States has defeated Australia to win the gold medal in women’s beach volleyball at the Tokyo Olympic games. The US “A-Team” of April Ross and Alix Klineman’s beat Australia in two sets, the first win for America since Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor won their third gold in a row in 2012.
About 370 people who had fled confrontations between vigilantes and armed groups in Mexico’s southern Chiapas state returned to their village Thursday, according to a local priest. The Rev. Marcelo Pérez said the villagers had agreed to return after government-sponsored peace talks began. Officials said a newly formed vigilante group called “El Machete," has formed armed brigades, pledging to fight the incursion of drug cartels in the largely Indigenous mountain communities of Chiapas.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday after Wall Street rose to a high as investors waited for U.S. jobs data for an update on how coronavirus flareups are affecting the biggest global economy. Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea retreated. Tokyo was up less than 0.1%. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index gained after investors were encouraged Thursday by a decline in U.S. unemployment claims. They were watching for Friday's monthly employment report for an indication of how new diseas