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  • The Associated Press Jul 27, 2018

    Pets Rescued After Greece’s Devastating Fire Find New Homes

    The kitten lay on the ground so perfectly still that passing volunteer rescuers had initially written her off as just another of the many victims — human and animal — of this week’s ferocious wildfires near Athens. But then came a hint of life — the frail feline began crying out and slowly moving her tiny body, singed by heat...

  • Eric Hinton Nov 15, 2019

    American IS Suspect Repatriated From Turkish-Greek Border

    An American citizen suspected of being an Islamic State group member was deported to the U.S. on Friday after spending five days in no man’s land between Turkey and Greece, the Turkish interior minister said. Suleyman Soylu said the suspect — identified by local media as 39-year-old Muhammad Darwis B. — had been put on a plane to the U.S....

  • Daniel Macht Jul 19, 2019

    Strong Quake Hits Near Greek Capital of Athens, No Injuries

    A strong earthquake centered northwest of Athens shook Greece on Friday, causing frightened residents to run into the capital’s streets and damaging several buildings. Authorities said no serious injuries were reported. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake that struck at 2:13 p.m. local time (1113 GMT) a preliminary magnitude of 5.1. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude...

  • The Associated Press May 18, 2019

    Ohio Man Sues White Supremacists Over 2017 Virginia Rally

    An Ohio man has is suing white supremacists and neo-Nazi protesters in federal court, saying he was severely injured during their rally in Virginia two years ago.

  • Las Vegas Apr 24, 2019

    Man or Cyborg? ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Passes $1 Million Mark

    There’s no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect “Jeopardy!” contestant. But given how he’s made a level of excellence rarely seen on the television quiz show appear almost mundane, it sometimes seems that way. Holzhauer eclipsed the $1 million mark in winnings Tuesday on his 14th appearance. Not only has he...

  • Facebook Mar 11, 2019

    Greek Passenger Stopped at Gate From Boarding Doomed Flight

    A Greek man who narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday said he had argued with ground staff in Addis Ababa to try to get on the plane after reaching the gate minutes too late. “I saw the last passengers going through, but the gate had already closed. I complained, in the usual way when that kind of...

  • Boeing Mar 10, 2019

    157 Dead After Plane Crashes in Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 Max plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 on board.

  • DRIVER Jan 27, 2019

    Police Identify Students Aboard Bus in Deadly Athens Crash

    Police identified Saturday the two students aboard a school bus in Athens when it was struck by a train Friday afternoon, killing one of them and injuring the other.

  • VMS Dec 11, 2018

    Victims React to Recommended Sentence for White Nationalist

    A young white nationalist is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars. That’s the sentence jurors recommended for the car attack that killed a young Charlottesville woman. Jurors added another 419 years behind bars to punish him for the many people he injured. Bureau Chief Julie Carey got reaction from those whose lives have been changed forever...

  • Europe Jul 29, 2018

    Death Toll From Greek Wildfire Reaches 91 as Village Grieves

    Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, six days after Europe’s deadliest forest fire in more than a century. Before the national fire service updated the official number of fatalities, it stood at 86 as hundreds of...

  • Mayor Jul 26, 2018

    Greek Officials See ‘Serious Indications’ Arson Led to Fire That Killed at Least 82

    Frantic relatives headed to the Athens morgue Thursday to seek the fate of loved ones still missing after Greece’s deadliest forest fire in decades, a blaze that Greek authorities said they increasingly suspect resulted from arson. Public Order Minister Nikos Toskas said satellite image analysis and ground inspections provided “serious indications” the fire that broke out in multiple places within...

  • social media Jul 25, 2018

    Deadly Greek Fire: Grim House Search Yields More Bodies, 81 Dead

    Rescuers intensified a grim house-to-house search Wednesday for more casualties from a deadly forest fire outside Athens, as the country’s military said it was using footage from U.S. combat drones and surveillance aircraft to try to determine whether arsonists were behind the blaze and stop future attacks. Joint patrols of the Fire Service, army personnel, and volunteer rescuers discovered more...

  • Associated Press Jul 24, 2018

    Bodies Found Clasped in Hugs as Greek Wildfires Kill at Least 74

    Wildfires raged through seaside resorts near the Greek capital, torching homes, cars and forests and killing at least 74 people, authorities said Tuesday. Twenty-six of the dead were believed to be groups of families or friends who were found huddled together, some of them hugging. Rescue crews were searching the charred remains of homes and cars in the deadliest of...

  • Associated Press Jul 24, 2018

    Hundreds Evacuated to Sea as Deadly Wildfires Burn in Greece

    Hundreds of people had to be evacuated to yachts and fishing boats to escape flames and smoke from rapidly moving wildfires that decimated homes and forests in Greece. Dozens were killed in the country’s worst wildfires in a decade.

  • OLYMPICS Feb 9, 2018

    Team USA Says Ski Jumper Larson Is 100,00th Male Olympian

    Making his Olympic debut at the age of 19, American ski jumper Casey Larson never figured he would be making any historic records at the Pyeongchang Games. But Larson has become the 100,000th man to compete at the Olympics, according to historian Bill Mallon. Mallon, a former professional golfer and a leading authority on the history of the games, calculated...

  • ATTORNEY Nov 8, 2017

    New York Doctor Charged With Killing 6 Patients Through Opiate Prescriptions

    A New York doctor has been charged in the deaths of a half-dozen patients who overdosed on opioids prescribed by his pain management clinic, according to a 166-count superseding indictment unsealed Wednesday.

  • Asher Klein Oct 31, 2017

    5 Things to Know About the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

    South Korea’s sleepy skiing destination of Pyeongchang is finally looking like a Winter Olympics host city after more than a decade of work, two failed bids, and chapters of controversy over venue locations, construction delays and costs. With a little more than three months until the opening ceremony, workers are putting finishing touches on scenic skiing and sliding venues and...

  • Asher Klein Oct 31, 2017

    Pyeongchang Gets Olympic Flame Ahead of 100-Day Relay

    The Olympic flame was handed to organizers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, and it will now head off on a 100-day journey across South Korea before the opening ceremony on Feb. 9. Pyeongchang organizing committee president Lee Hee-beom said the games would be an Olympics of “peace and harmony,” despite tension between the host and its reclusive nuclear-armed...

  • Virginia Aug 17, 2017

    Coldwell Banker’s Shine a Spotlight on Their Young Talent

    Joseph Piccininni, one of Coldwell Banker’s 2017 30 Under 30 honorees, has achieves success in sales, philanthropy and leadership.

  • Virginia Aug 17, 2017

    Fact Check: Viral Photo Doesn’t Show ‘Antifa’ Beating Cop

    A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image. The image showing a man wielding a club and wearing an “antifa” jacket while standing over a downed officer was widely shared after the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The image has been circulating for several...

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