Tourist survives, suffering only moderate injuries, after rare attack at Curio Bay in the South Island A French tourist survived a rare shark attack in New Zealand on Thursday, suffering only moderate injuries, rescuers and locals said.
The woman, aged in her 20s, was bodyboarding in the afternoon at Curio Bay in the South Island when the shark attacked her leg, St John Ambulance said. Related: 'It's like Jaws': New Zealand town fears attack by great white sharks lured by cage diversContinue rea
- Sandy, Bedfordshire Two kingfishers, with daggers of beaks and undercarriages of deep orange, were engaged in a chaseIn the days before we gave names to storms, an anonymous blow laid low a riverside tree. Years later, leafless and lifeless, its branches bare of bark, the tree still lay across the water, an antlered jetty.That gale had heaved the tree over, root plate and all, taking a giant’s bite out of the riverbank. The tree’s sheared and weathered anchors stuck out like pirates&
- WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz (CHAY'-fits) of Utah says he needs immediate foot surgery and will be out of Washington for three to four weeks, missing a key vote on a spending bill to keep the government open.
- Venezuela says it is quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of a deadly political crisis.The announcement late Wednesday raised international tension over Venezuela, where unrest has left 28 people dead this month.Echoed by the United States and European Union, the OAS has led an international chorus of concern over the economic and political chaos in the major oil-exporting country.
- By Lisa FernandezBERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) - Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said she had scrapped plans to speak on Thursday at the University of California at Berkeley in defiance of campus officials, who had barred her original engagement this week out of concerns about inciting violent protests.Coulter, one America's best-known and most polarizing pundits on the political right, cast blame on conservative student organizers who withdrew their invitation following their dispute with uni
- SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea, Asia's fourth-largest economy, grew at the fastest clip in nearly a year thanks to recovery in exports, the central bank said Thursday, despite a backlash from Chinese consumers over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system.
- By Phil Stewart and David BrunnstromWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about.The U.S. stance, which appeared to signal a willingness to exhaust non-military avenues despite repeated warnings that "all options are on the table," came in a statement following an unusual White Ho
- The AirPods are Apple's first foray into the wireless headphones industry offering a no-fuss, near-instantaneous way to wirelessly connect to your iOS device.The Syllable D900 Mini Bluetooth Earphones offer the same wireless capabilities as Apple's AirPods, but at a considerably lower price.
- AT&T is using some wordsmithing to deliver to you faster Internet speeds.This week, the wireless carrier announced plans to deliver what it's calling the "5G Evolution" network to more than 20 markets by the end of the year.Credit: Jeremy Lips/Tom's GuideFor starters, to call AT&T's move a 5G rollout would be a bad idea.
- LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates before the end of April (all times local):
- Marinna Rollins can be heard laughing as she and her boyfriend took turns shooting her service dog, authorities said.
- A 3-foot-long giant rabbit died at a United Airlines pet holding facility in Chicago following a flight from London, in another embarrassment for the airline as it struggles with a global backlash this month over a passenger dragged from his seat.The 10-month-old Continental Giant breed rabbit named Simon, who was tipped to become one of the world's largest rabbits, had appeared to be in good condition upon arrival at the facility at Chicago's O'Hare airport, an airline spokesman said.Simon was
- BLANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a woman found in a pit in her neighbor's shed (all times local):
Exclusive: Russian spokeswoman on â€˜ridiculousâ€™ airstrikes in Syria, French election, fake news and dangers for gays in ChechnyaOn Wednesday, April 26, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Maria Zakharova, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, about fake news, the U.S. airstrikes in Syria, President Trump, Russian influence on the French election and the dangers faced by gay men in Chechnya.
- Alexa, do these pants make me look fat?Amazon's newest voice-powered device, the Echo Look, is a $199 Wi-Fi connected camera that you can use to check out how you look in your favorite outfits.When you say "Alexa, take a picture" or "Alexa, take a video," the Echo Look will snap a shot of you, and then upload it to the Echo Look app, where you can review what you're wearing and what you've worn in the past.
Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein on Trump-Russia investigation: 'Oh my god, there's a cover-up going on'Famed Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein says that the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn could end up revealing a “cover-up” of alleged connections between President Donald Trump's team and Russia.“There, he is central to what the FBI believes is a cover-up going on among people close to the president of the United States about what happened with the Trump campaign and Russia,” Mr Bernstein, who is now a CNN commentator, said.
- Iraqi paramilitary troops fire toward Islamic State militants during a battle on the outskirts of the ancient city of Hatra, near Mosul, Iraq; the robes of Pope Francis are blown over his head by a gust of wind as he delivers his homily during the weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City; and demonstrators in Minsk, Belarus, mark the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.
- By Ece ToksabayANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities said they had arrested more than a thousand "secret Imams" who had infiltrated police forces on behalf of a U.S.-based cleric accused by President Tayyip Erdogan of trying to topple him last July.The nationwide sweep was one of the largest operations in months against suspected supporters of the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, a former ally of Erdogan.Gulen denies any part in the coup led by military officers.
- There’s plenty of blunders to choose from, but only one clear winner.
- A couple days ago, we suggested other mythical creatures who are not unicorns that deserve to have their own frappuccinos. Little did we know, one of those frappuccinos was indeed developing in the shadows of the unicorn frappuccino. And now, with the unicorn frappuccino run officially over at Starbucks, that new frappuccino has come into the spotlight. Introducing the dragon frappuccino.SEE ALSO: Starbucks baristas are now creating 'unicorn lemonade' and there's no end to this109/365: I a
- Police were responding to Hawkins Middle School in Mason County following reports of an active shooter.
- Airline launches investigation after rabbit expected to be the world’s biggest found dead after travelling from London to Chicago United Airlines has said a potentially record-breaking giant rabbit died in its care, but only after the transatlantic flight it was travelling on had landed.The 3ft (90cm) continental giant rabbit, which was 10 months old and named Simon, died while travelling from London Heathrow to O’Hare airport in Chicago. Continue reading...
- Over the past few weeks, we've heard troubling rumors that Apple is thinking about putting a Touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone 8. The move would be necessary to eliminate the bottom bezel on the device, enabling the fitting of an edge-to-edge display that's all the hot rage in tech these days.
But it would also be a middle finger to common sense, and mercifully, it seems that the rumors might be just that.A new schematic spotted (but not verified) by OnLeaks shows the back pane
- "There will be no speech," Coulter wrote in an email to Reuters on Wednesday in which she also criticized two conservative groups who had originally sponsored the event, saying they were no longer supporting her.Coulter, one of the best-known conservative commentators in the United States, had been scheduled to give a speech critical of pro-immigration policies on Thursday.Last week, Berkeley officials said there was no safe venue at the campus on that date.
- "MY CHILD IS NOT REQUIRED TO SHARE WITH YOURS."
- The US admiral in charge of a potential conflict with North Korea has said his goal is to bring Kim Jong-un “to his senses, not to his knees”, as the Trump administration signaled it intends to use economic and diplomatic pressure to denuclearize the peninsula.Tensions between the US and North Korea are white-hot ahead of an anticipated sixth nuclear test from Pyongyang and its accelerating long-range missile development.
- The Senate investigation gains a former NSA lawyer. The FBI probe gets a veteran prosecutor.
- Ancient remains found in California suggest that humans were present in North America some 130,000 years ago — substantially earlier than scientists previously thought. A site in San Diego contains evidence that early human ancestors smashed mastodon bones and teeth to make rudimentary tools. The smattering of bone fragments, hammer-stones, and anvils now represents the oldest archeological site in the Americas, according to a study published in the journalNature on Wednesday. The oldest w
- The House Freedom Caucus has announced it supports the new Republican health care reform bill that aims to replace Obamacare.The news marks a potentially bright contrast from the dramatic collapse in healthcare negotiations that occurred last month and appeared to put President Donald Trump's promise to repeal and replace Obamacare — which is officially named the Affordable Care Act — in jeopardy.Mr Trump had vowed to revisit the healthcare negotiations following that collapse but ob
- NEW YORK (AP) — You'd think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump's megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and even reported a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a first since going public.
- Regardless of whether or not you hold the title of the greatest athlete in the world, Serena Williams is only human and makes mistakes, just like the rest of us. Only her mishap happened to spur countless of headlines this month. While in conversation with Gayle King at the 2017 Ted Talks conference, Williams explained that her Snapchat mirror-selfie that revealed a 20-week baby bump was all an accident. SEE ALSO: Serena Williams has a message for the creep who made 'racist' co
- PRIPYAT, Ukraine (AP) — A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world's most baleful ghost towns.
- A former protégé of Bill O’Reilly is facing a backlash over an on-air comment about the first daughter.
- Trump's first 100 days in office have come and gone, and they're not getting great reviews. So, naturally, Pete Souza has some throwback photos to post. President Obama's official White House photographer, well-known for his timely bouts of Instagram shade, has been sharing shots from Obama's first 100 days — which seem a little, uh, busier. And, less situated in Florida. And, are those a bunch of photos of him interacting civilly with Republican leaders? SEE ALSO: Pete Souza joins chorus
- On Wednesday, April 26,2017, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan holds a press conference after closed-door meetings with House Republicans.
- Former “Bachelor” Chris Soules has finally addressed his hit and run arrest.
- By John IrishPARIS (Reuters) - French intelligence has concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria and that Assad or members of his inner circle ordered the strike, a declassified report showed.The chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun killed scores of people, according to a war monitor, Syrian opposition groups and Western countries.It prompted the United States to launch a cruise missile strik
- Telecom investors should be gearing up for a potential wave of mergers and acquisitions in coming months.According to T-Mobile ( TMUS) CEO John Legere, a number of companies will likely be looking to make strategic deals, including T-Mobile.Earlier in April, a Federal Communications Commission auction of U.S. government wireless airwaves that began last year finally came to a close.
- It's funny how months of leaks and rumors can paint what appears to be a complete picture of an upcoming smartphone. But then, once the device is finally announced, a different picture forms. All of the components and details that leak never quite seem to accurately portray the finished product, and this was exactly the case with Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Months of leaks and rumors left precious few surprises when Samsung finally unveiled its new flagship phones last month, ye
- A US warship has fired a warning flare at an Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessel that refused to maintain distance in Gulf waters, a US spokesman said Wednesday.Guided-missile destroyer the USS Mahan had an "unprofessional interaction" with an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessel on Monday in the international waters of the Gulf, US Navy spokesman Lieutenant Rick Chernitzer told AFP.Chernitzer said the Iranian vessel came within 1,100 yards (1,005 metres) of the destroyer, prompting the
- Animal rights activists criticise suspended sentence given to apprentice Owen Nichol who was filmed attacking cow and calves Animal rights activists have criticised a decision not to jail a farm apprentice who was secretly filmed hitting, stamping on and throwing newborn calves at a Somerset farm.Owen Nichol, 18, who attacked the calves and a cow and repeatedly swore at the animals, was given a suspended prison sentence.Continue reading...
- The dual-camera trend among flagship smartphones started with the iPhone 7 Plus.
- From crocodiles in ponds to wasps in service stations or vampires in your hammock, your best bet for dealing with predators is simple: respect themPunching sharks in the face isn’t something to be attempted lightly, but in the jaws of death it can be the best means of remaining uneaten, as this weekend’s incident involving a shark attack on a British woman attests. Here are some tips to help you remain alive should you face any other predators. Continue reading...
- It used to be that if you wanted to add decent sound to your TV, you need to spend upwards of $1,000 on a surround sound system. The the home audio market got much more competitive, and prices began to fall. Things really took a turn when companies began launching sound bars, which cost less to make and didn't require users to run cables all over their homes. Fast-forward to today, and you can get a solid sound bar with a wireless subwoofer for between $200 and $300.
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Army veteran and boyfriend â€˜film themselves tying service dog to tree and shooting it five timesâ€™An army veteran and her boyfriend have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after a video of the pair emerged apparently showing them tying a service dog to a tree and shooting it five times.Marinna Rollins, 23, was arrested on Tuesday in North Carolina.Rollins and Heng apparently filmed themselves as they tied up a pitbull named Camboui in a wooded area in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and allegedly shot it at close range five times with a rifle.
- President Trump lashed out early Wednesday after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction against his "sanctuary cities" executive oder. Trump said he'd take it to the Supreme Court.
- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.
- Using drones, snowmobiles and antler-cams, Norwegian broadcaster NRK is charting the passage of more than 1,000 reindeer as they travel to pastures new. Just as soon as they get a move onHigh up on a mountain plateau in Lapland there has been a tense silence for some days. A crew from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) has been stuck with a herd of reindeer who are not intending to move. But move they must. Food is getting scarce and besides, their annual spring migration, towards new
Donald Trump says 'see you in court' after federal judge blocks his sanctuary cities executive orderDonald Trump has lashed out on Twitter after a judge blocked his executive order withholding funds from sanctuary cities if they failed to comply with his immigration demands.A federal judge in San Francisco made the ruling on Tuesday after San Francisco and Santa Clara County asked the courts to intervene, arguing that more than $1 billion was at stake for each of them.In his ruling US District Judge William Orrick III said it was clear the Trump administration planned to use the order to block
- JetBlue, Priceline and Hilton are the most loved travel brands according to a new customer satisfaction report.
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