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  • VMS Aug 19, 2019

    Memorial Held for Glacier in Iceland

    About 100 people attended a memorial for a glacier in Iceland. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper reports.

  • PRESIDENT Aug 18, 2019

    Funeral for Lost Ice: Iceland Bids Farewell to Glacier

    It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson pronounced the Okjokull glacier extinct about a decade ago. But on Sunday he brought a death certificate to the made-for-media memorial....

  • CEO Aug 9, 2019

    Airlines Hurt by the 737 Max Grounding Are Scrambling to Find Replacement Jets

    Nolinor Aviation in Mirabel, Quebec, is a company in demand. Actually, its planes, pilots and maintenance teams are the hot commodity. With 10 Boeing 737-200 planes, Nolinor is leasing jets to airlines that are scrambling to cover routes and schedules hit hard by the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max. “We have a lot of requests from many airlines that don’t...

  • United States Jun 18, 2019

    Smithsonian Preparing Moon Landing Anniversary Exhibit

    The Air and Space Museum has a special exhibit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of mankind first setting foot on the moon. News4’s Aimee Cho reports you can see Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit in the exhibit.

  • California Apr 23, 2019

    SeaWorld Publishes Decades of Orca Data to Help Wild Whales

    The endangered killer whales of the Pacific Northwest live very different lives from orcas in captivity. But the captive whales are nevertheless providing a boon to researchers urgently trying to save wild whales in the Northwest. SeaWorld, which displays orcas at its parks in California, Texas and Florida, has recently published data from thousands of routine blood tests of its...

  • VMS Apr 7, 2019

    Boy Scouts Lend a Neighbor a Helping Hand

    After Winslow Wacker’s husband passed away, leaving her with memories, she realized she had to keep up her house like her husband always had. But this year, she couldn’t afford the mulch they always bought from their local boy scouts. That was, until the boy scouts stepped up to help her. News4’s Aimee Cho report.

  • Viral Apr 3, 2019

    Tourists Race to Higher Ground After Glacier Collapses

    Tourists in Iceland fled to higher ground after a glacier they were admiring collapsed and triggered a huge wave. No one was hurt during the incident.

  • VMS Mar 28, 2019

    Maryland Couple Seeking New Flight Out of Iceland After WOW Cancels

    Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan spoke with a Maryland woman who had to scramble to find a different flight home from Iceland after WOW’s closing.

  • D.C. Mar 28, 2019

    Icelandic Budget Airline WOW Air Ceases Operations

    Icelandic budget airline WOW Air ceased operations on Thursday, stranding passengers across two continents. In a statement on its website the airline, which had earlier suspended all its flights, told passengers there would be no further flights and advised them to check flights with other airlines for ways to reach their destinations. The airline, founded by entrepreneur Skuli Mogensen, began...

  • director Mar 9, 2019

    UK Official Criticized After Baby of ISIS Teen Dies in Syria

    British Home Secretary Sajid Javid faced criticism Saturday after the death of a U.K. teenager’s baby in a Syrian camp. Shamima Begum, who had left London as a 15-year-old in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, had pleaded with British authorities before her baby was born to let her return to Britain to raise the child. But Javid revoked...

  • VMS Feb 13, 2019

    Icy Conditions Lead to Downed Trees, Power Lines

    For most of the region Tuesday was just cold and rainy, but north of the District, areas were covered in ice. Pat Collins reports.

  • actor Dec 12, 2018

    Icelandic Kids Ring in Christmas With Entertaining, Frightening ‘Yule Lad’ Trolls

    The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall this December. Roads have been shut, flights cancelled and school suspended. But for the children of this isolated North Atlantic island nation, the main worry is how the waist-high snow might affect the Icelandic Santa, Stekkjastaur, who comes to town Wednesday. Stekkjastaur, after all,...

  • social media Oct 22, 2018

    ‘The Mountain’ From ‘Game of Thrones’ Weds Girlfriend in Iceland

    Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the gigantic 6’9 actor who portrays Ser Gregor Clegane — aka “The Mountain” — on “Game of Thrones”, walked down the aisle with his girlfriend Kelsey Henson over the weekend in Iceland.

  • China Oct 17, 2018

    US Says It Plans to Leave UN Postal Rate System

    The United States announced Wednesday that it is preparing to pull out of an international postal treaty that allows China to ship packages to America at discounted rates. The move would escalate a trade dispute with China. President Donald Trump argues that the 144-year-old Universal Post Union benefits China and other countries at the expense of U.S. businesses — making...

  • Canada Sep 7, 2018

    With Power Restored, Stranded Cruise Ship Takes Off

    The U.S. Coast Guard says it is at the scene of a disabled cruise ship in Buzzards Bay on Cape Cod on Friday afternoon.

  • energy Jun 16, 2018

    World Cup: Messi Misses Penalty, Iceland Holds Argentina to 1-1 Draw

    If there is one flaw in Lionel Messi’s genius, it might be his failure to score penalty kicks in big games. Add Messi’s saved attempt against Iceland on Saturday at the World Cup to misses for Argentina in shootouts for the Copa America title, and for Barcelona in a Champions League semifinal match that was later lost. At least Messi’s...

  • head Mar 8, 2018

    UN Women Chief: Sex Abuse Cases Tip of Iceberg

    The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women says the global spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse and the punishment of some powerful men who had been “untouchable” is an important moment — but it’s just “a tip of an iceberg.” Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said Wednesday that is because the number of women who have “come out” is small...

  • Facebook May 18, 2017

    What Twitter’s Privacy Changes Mean for You

    Twitter’s new privacy policy suggests ambitions of becoming more like Facebook — more tracking of users and more targeting of ads to rake in more money.
    Twitter recently reported its first quarterly revenue decline since going public. That should give you some clues about the reasons behind the policy changes, which take effect June 18.

  • director Apr 11, 2017

    Director F. Gary Gray Speeds Outta ‘Compton’ and Into ‘Fast 8’

    Life hasn’t slowed down for director F. Gary Gray in a while.

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2017

    UN Chief Warns Women Globally Are Suffering ‘New Assaults’

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that women are suffering “new assaults on their safety and dignity” around the world, pointing to extremists subjugating women and governments curtailing women’s freedoms and rolling back laws against domestic violence. He told the opening session of the Commission on the Status of Women that educating and empowering women will unleash their potential and prevent...

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