National Newswatch

Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital

Oct 17 2021 — — Bill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been treated for an infection. The former president was released around 8 a.m. from the University of California Irvine Medical Center. Clinton, 75, was admitted Tuesday to the hospital southeast of Los Angeles with an infection unrelated to COVID-19, officials said. Clinton […]

U.K. lawmaker dies after stabbing during constituency meeting

Oct 15 2021 — — British Conservative lawmaker David Amess has died after being stabbed Friday during a meeting with constituents at a church in eastern England. A 25-year-old man has been arrested. The Essex Police force said officers were called to reports of a stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea just after noon local time on Friday. It said a man was […]

Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection

Oct 15 2021 — — Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital Tuesday with an infection but he is “on the mend,” his spokesman said. Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday evening for a non-COVID-related infection, Angel Ureña said Thursday in a statement. “He is on the mend, […]

Prince William: Saving Earth Should Come Before Space Tourism

Oct 14 2021 — Prince William has criticized the space race and space tourism, saying we should be focussing on protecting planet Earth instead. “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live,” the Duke of Cambridge said when asked […]

Norway bow-and-arrow attack appears act of terror, officials say

Oct 14 2021 — — A Danish man suspected of killing five people with a bow and arrow and possibly other weapons while randomly shooting at strangers in a small Norwegian town appears to have committed an act of terrorism, authorities in Norway said Thursday. The Wednesday night attack at a supermarket and other locations in downtown Kongsberg, a town […]

Strongest quake since volcano erupted shakes Spanish island

Oct 14 2021 — AP — MADRID (AP) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands in what was the strongest recorded temblor since volcanic eruptions began 26 days ago, authorities said Thursday. The quake was one of around 60 recorded overnight, Spain’s National Geographic Institute said, as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued to spew fiery rivers of […]

Progressives warn against ‘false choice’ in Biden bill trims

Oct 14 2021 — Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press — WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressive leaders in Congress are warning colleagues against a “false choice” over what to keep or cut as Democrats scale back President Joe Biden's now-$2 trillion package of social services and climate change strategies. In a letter Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the leaders […]

Multiple people killed in suspected bow and arrow attack in Norway

Oct 13 2021 — Several people have been killed and others injured during an attack in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg, according to local police. The suspected attacker was using a bow and arrow, a spokesman for Norway’s southeastern police district, which includes Kongsberg, told CNN. The suspect attacked people at several locations before he was arrested, the spokesman […]

Prosecutor: Foreigner fueled Giuliani associate’s donations

Oct 13 2021 — Larry Neumeister And Tom Hays, The Associated Press — NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers opened the trial of an associate of Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday with plenty of talk about $1 million from a Russian financier that prosecutors contend was aimed at illegally influencing U.S. politicians, but there was little mention of Giuliani and other prominent political figures whose names will arise later in […]

William Shatner, TV’s Capt. Kirk, blasts into space

Oct 13 2021 — — Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company. The “Star Trek” hero and three fellow passengers soared to an estimated 66 miles (106 kilometers) over the West Texas desert in […]

Gabby Petito was strangled to death, likely weeks before body found: coroner

Oct 12 2021 — — Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito was strangled to death, a coroner said on Tuesday afternoon following weeks of speculation over the 22-year-old woman’s autopsy. Petito’s remains were identified on Sept. 21 shortly after her body was found along the border of Grand Teton National Park. Teton County medical examiners had ruled her death as a homicide but […]