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False missile warning sent Hawaii residents into full-blown panic

A false emergency message warning Hawaii residents of an incoming ballistic missile sent people scrambling in panic Saturday. The alert, which was sent to cellphones and appeared on television, asked people to "seek immediate shelter" and added, “This is not a drill.” Reaction quickly spread across...
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Cave diver says he might sue Elon Musk after Musk suggests he's a pedophile
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:40:00 +0200
A British cave diver involved in the rescue of 12 Thai soccer players and their coach said he would consider taking legal action against Elon Musk after the Tesla Inc. and SpaceX chief executive suggested on Twitter that the diver was a pedophile. On...
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The world has never seen a Category 6 hurricane. But the day may be coming
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 22:15:00 +0200
As a ferocious hurricane bears down on South Florida, water managers desperately lower canals in anticipation of 4 feet of rain. Everyone east of Dixie Highway is ordered evacuated, for fear of a menacing storm surge. Forecasters debate whether the storm...
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Missouri lake disaster kills 17 people, raising new safety concerns about duck boats
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:40:00 +0200
At least 17 people were killed when an amphibious boat carrying sightseers on a lake sank after encountering high winds and choppy waters, Missouri authorities said Friday. The disaster began Thursday evening at Table Rock Lake, a popular tourist spot...
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Federal Reserve chair calls decline in workers' share of profits 'very troubling'
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:25:00 +0200
The fall in the percentage of economic growth flowing to workers is "very troubling," a worrisome sign in an otherwise bright American economy, Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell told a Senate panel Tuesday. Testifying in front of the Senate Banking...
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What time does the home run derby start?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:25:00 +0200
The 2018 home run derby takes place Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington. The event starts at 5 p.m. EDT and will be broadcast on ESPN and the Watch ESPN app. Dodgers infielder Max Muncy will be taking part in his first derby, which will follow...
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The military is building a space plane. Now it looks to have an engine up to the task
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0200
A decade after the U.S. Air Force commissioned the next generation of GPS satellites, the first of these spacecraft is finally set to launch into orbit later this year. As with other national security missions, a roughly 200-foot-tall rocket will blast...
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Trump resists Mueller interview, leaving difficult decision on subpoena before fall elections
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:45:00 +0200
After months of negotiations failed to secure an interview with President Trump, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III warned the president’s lawyers during a contentious meeting this spring that he could use a grand jury subpoena if necessary to compel...
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John Cynn wins $8.8 million with World Series of Poker title
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:55:00 +0200
The 2018 World Series of Poker champion is an Indiana resident and professional player who barely missed the cut for the final table two years ago. John Cynn won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event Sunday in Las Vegas, surrounded...
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Trump sends high-level delegation to Mexico in overture to new leader
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:45:00 +0200
After a year and a half of turmoil, the Trump administration is attempting to repair its frazzled relations with close ally Mexico, dispatching a high-level delegation to meet the country’s next president. On Friday, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo...
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Northrop Grumman employee seen on video at violent white supremacist rally no longer employed at company
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 19:15:00 +0200
Michael Miselis, a Northrop Grumman systems engineer who allegedly is a member of a white supremacist organization and participated in a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., last summer no longer is employed at the company, a Northrop Grumman spokesman...
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Justin Verlander's K's send Astros past Halos, 7-0
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 05:45:00 +0200
Justin Verlander hadn't earned a win in the past six starts of his All-Star season. George Springer hadn't homered or contributed many game-changing hits in the last month. Those are the closest things to crises in the charmed world of the Houston Astros,...
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Angels get no relief from bullpen against Astros
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 04:40:00 +0200
In assessing Hansel Robles earlier this season, Sandy Alderson did a great job characterizing relievers in general. “We’ve seen him pitch well,” the New York Mets general manager said. “We’ve seen him pitch less-well.” That certainly sums...
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Dodgers drop the ball for Clayton Kershaw in loss at Milwaukee
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 04:35:00 +0200
The fastball is no longer all that fast. In a game increasingly dominated by strikeouts, Clayton Kershaw relies on a mix of pitches, the ability to throw them to a precise spot, and the cooperation of his fielders in converting batted balls into outs....
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LAFC-United matchup to shine light on sport's welcoming atmosphere
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 03:45:00 +0200
In the 79th minute of Minnesota United’s July 4 victory over Toronto F.C., fans at TCF Bank Stadium stood up and applauded midfielder Collin Martin as he came off the bench. Less than a week earlier, Martin had become the only active male athlete in...
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic shines in 3-1 Galaxy victory over Union
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 03:15:00 +0200
Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a goal and an assist and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Philadelphia Union 3-1 on Saturday for their third straight victory. Ibrahimovic one-timed Romain Alessandrini's pass into the right corner to make it 2-1 in the 63rd minute....
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