General News Headlines

  • Appeals court calls DC sniper's life sentences illegal

    (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday said the life sentences imposed against one of two men involved in the deadly sniper shootings that traumatized the Washington, D.C. area in 2002 must be thrown out because he was only 17 at the time.
  • Belgium beach plays host to Hollywood sand sculptures

    OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - On a Belgium beach, an artist adds the final touches to an imposing sand sculpture of the Incredible Hulk and his bristling muscles ahead of the opening of the world's biggest festival of its kind.
  • Suspect arrested in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

    (Reuters) - A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of up-and-coming U.S. rapper XXXTentacion, who was gunned down in Florida on Monday, police said on Thursday.
  • For fans from tiny Iceland, team is family

    VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - One Iceland fan went to primary school with a player's father. Another supporter's son used to regularly wait on the team at a bar. And yet another fan is related by marriage to the squad's chef.
  • Saudi-led coalition faces tough battle for Yemen's Hodeidah port

    AL-KHOKHA, Yemen (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition riding high over its successful capture of Hodeidah airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis faces a daunting challenge to seize Yemen's main seaport, the ultimate prize in the biggest offensive of the war.
  • White House's Kushner meets with Egypt's Al Sisi about Middle East peace plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House adviser Jared Kushner met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on Thursday, the White House said in a statement, as he continues to conduct meetings in the Middle East over a much-anticipated plan he is drafting for peace between Israel and the Palestinian territories.