LONDON | Visitors evacuated, animals moved after fire at British zoo

LONDON — A fire broke out Saturday in an enclosure at one of Britain’s largest zoos, forcing keepers to evacuate visitors and move animals away from the flames. Witnesses said the blaze broke out about 11:30 a.m. in the Monsoon Forest habitat area, with winds fanning flames in the building’s inflatable roof. The zoo, which … Continue reading LONDON | Visitors evacuated, animals moved after fire at British zoo

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho | Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho — A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs and a new generation of power plants. The reactor at the U.S. Energy Department‘s Idaho … Continue reading IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho | Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana governor says passing hate crime law ‘long overdue’

INDIANAPOLIS — The spray-painting of a swastika outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue this summer was the final straw for Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, who quickly called for Indiana to join the 45 states that have hate crime laws. “It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s long overdue” Holcomb said Friday during an interview … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana governor says passing hate crime law ‘long overdue’

BLADENBORO, N.C. | Ballot security was a worry long before disputed House race

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Six months ago, election officials in rural North Carolina’s Bladen County resolved to tighten security at their headquarters and protect the ballots stored there by installing an alarm and video cameras and securing an unlocked door that leads to another government office. The fixes never got done before Election Day. The then-chairman … Continue reading BLADENBORO, N.C. | Ballot security was a worry long before disputed House race

METAIRIE, La. | Gift from Brees: Football for helping set NFL passing record

METAIRIE, La. — When Drew Brees became the NFL’s career leader in yards passing, he wanted to come up with some sort of gift to thank those who coached him, caught the 6,357 completions it took to set the record and blocked while he threw. His solution was an exhaustive process than involved the production … Continue reading METAIRIE, La. | Gift from Brees: Football for helping set NFL passing record

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy | Kilde wins downhill marred by nasty crash involving Gisin

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy  — Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won by a large margin in a World Cup downhill Saturday that was marred by a nasty crash involving Swiss skier Marc Gisin. Gisin lost control before a jump midway down, flew into the air and landed awkwardly on his side and back right in … Continue reading SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy | Kilde wins downhill marred by nasty crash involving Gisin

Cowboys can prove they are real by grabbing NFC East title

If the Dallas Cowboys are for real, they will win their sixth straight game and clinch the NFC East at Indianapolis on Sunday. If the Colts are for real, they will knock off the Cowboys and stamp themselves as true contenders for the AFC playoffs. With three games remaining, Dallas (8-5) is in control of … Continue reading Cowboys can prove they are real by grabbing NFC East title

CLEVELAND | Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex Call

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians have made another offseason move, trading first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Chicago White Sox. In exchange, Cleveland gets 24-year-old outfielder Alex Call, who has yet to make his major league debut. The Indians also got rid of Alonso’s entire $8 million salary for 2019. It’s been a busy week … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex Call