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Flight attendant strikes passenger on the head with coffee pot for attempting to breach cockpit

One passenger received a blow on the head with a coffee pot by a flight attendant after he tried to open the emergency exit and cockpit doors in the middle of an American Airlines flight to Washington, DC. The “erratic” passenger attempted to open the emergency exit door followed by the flight deck door a […]

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World

Washington State: Supermarket employee killed in shooting, gunman on the loose

Authorities were searching for the gunman who allegedly opened fire inside a supermarket in southeast Washington state, killing at least one person and critically injuring another, authorities said. An employee of the Fred Meyer grocery store in Richland was killed in the shooting, Richland Police Department Cmdr. Chris Lee said. The suspect was described in […]

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Woman gives birth over the Atlantic during a flight from Ghana to the United States

A woman went into labor on a flight that had departed the West African nation of Ghana to the United States. This midflight labor happened on United Airlines Flight 997, which departed from Kotoka International Airport in Accra, the capital of Ghana, and was bound for Washington Dulles International Airport on an 11-hour flight. They […]

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Tech

Sony to acquire video game developer Bungie in a deal worth $3.6 billion

Japanese technology giant Sony says it will buy video game developer Bungie in a deal worth $3.6 billion. The US-based company is best known for the Destiny and Halo gaming franchises. Sony says the deal will give it control of Bungie’s franchises and access to its live gaming services, as it aims to “reach billions […]

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Sports World

Nick Rolovich: Washington State football coach loses job after refusing Covid-19 vaccination

A top US college football coach has been fired for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Washington State University (WSU) sacked Nick Rolovich, its highest-paid employee, and four of his assistants, for failing to meet a vaccine mandate. The mandate means all state workers in Washington have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or lose […]

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World

CIA removes Vienna chief for failing to appropriately respond to Havana syndrome outbreak

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) removed it’s Vienna chief for not responding appropriately to an outbreak of the mysterious Havana syndrome. Dozens of US personnel in the Austrian capital and their children have reported symptoms of the syndrome, according to the Washington Post. The condition first emerged at the US embassy in Havana, Cuba, in […]

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India World

Kamala Harris reminds Narendra Modi and herself to ‘defend democratic principles and institutions’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Vice-President Kamala Harris in Washington on Thursday, marking the first in-person meeting of Mr Modi and the highest-ranking Indian American in US history. Ms Harris is the first woman and first black and south Asian vice-president. Mr Modi congratulated Ms Harris on her historic position and invited her […]

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3,500-year-old clay tablet looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago heads back to Iraq

A 3,500-year-old clay tablet that was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago is headed back to Iraq. Known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, it was acquired by the company Hobby Lobby in 2014 for display in the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C authorities seized it in 2019, saying it was stolen […]

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Business

German media corporation Axel Springer to buy Washington based Politico for over $1 billion

Axel Springer, the German media corporation has agreed to buy the Washington-based Politico franchise for more than $1 billion. Politico’s tech news sibling Protocol is also included in the deal, which was announced on Thursday. Axel Springer and Politico already work together on a joint venture in Europe. Building on that connection, the two sides […]

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Insane World

Asian giant ‘murder’ hornet nest destroyed in Washington

The first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 has been eradicated in Washington, according to state officials. The nest was found by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) in the base of a dead alder tree in rural Whatcom County. The nest consisted of nine layers of comb and had almost 1500 hornets in […]

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Man intentionally sinks car into Yakima river to ‘fill radiator with water’

Emergency services responded to a SUV submerged at the Yakima River and found that the driver did it intentionally. Passersby called and said they saw a blue Suburban in the water of the Yakima River near Century Landing in the gap south of Yakima and Union Gap. Yakima County Sheriff deputies responded and found the […]

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Washington: Lookout ordered for ‘murder hornet’ after it was spotted attacking paper wasp nest in Blaine

Entomologists in Washington state are setting up traps and urging people to be on the lookout after a “murder hornet” was spotted attacking a paper wasp nest this week near the US-Canadian border. It’s the first confirmed sighting of a live “murder hornet,” or Asian giant hornet as they’re formally known, this year, according to […]