• president Nov 8, 2019

    Hundreds of Koalas Feared Dead in Australian Wildfires

    Conservationists fear hundreds of koalas have perished in wildfires that have razed prime habitat on Australia’s east coast. Port Macquarie Koala Hospital President Sue Ashton said she hoped wildlife carers would be allowed to begin their search of the fire zone for survivors on Thursday. The fire was started by a lightning strike on Friday in a forest in New...

  • Twitter Aug 13, 2019

    Bystanders Pin Sydney Stabbings Suspect With Milk Crate, Chairs

    A knife-wielding man with a history of mental illness is suspected of slaying a woman in a downtown Sydney apartment before wounding another woman nearby and attempting to stab other people Tuesday while yelling “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great,” police and witnesses said. Police have not labeled the rampage an act of terrorism, although the 21-year-old assailant — who...

  • United States Aug 8, 2019

    Canadian Police Say 2 Bodies Found, Believed to Be Fugitives

    Canadian police said Wednesday they believe two fugitives suspected of killing a North Carolina woman and her Australian boyfriend as well as another man have been found dead in dense brush in northern Manitoba. Authorities located two male bodies and are confident they are 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky, said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy....

  • United States Jul 25, 2019

    Missing Men Now Suspects in Canada Murders

    Two young men thought missing are now suspects in the murders of an American woman and her Australian boyfriend as well as the death of another man in northern British Columbia, Canadian police said Tuesday. The Royal Mounted Police had said Monday they were searching for 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky, whose burning car had been discovered south...

  • Liz Lane Jan 20, 2018

    Drone Drops Raft in Rough Surf, Rescues Teens in Australia

    Two teenagers struggling in rough surf off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, Thursday were able to swim to shore after a new rescue drone dropped a life raft from the sky. Officials deployed the Lifesaver drone after beachgoers noticed the pair was caught in 9-ft. swells, according to a statement from Westpac Little Ripper, which made the drone....

  • Liz Lane Jan 18, 2018

    Drone Saves Two Swimmers Caught in Rip Current

    In what local authorities are calling a “world first,” a drone helped save two swimmers struggling to reach shore in Lennox Head, Australia on Jan. 18, 2018. Two teenagers were spotted struggling against rough waves when a drone was deployed to drop off a life raft.

  • Shannon Ho Dec 31, 2017

    Seaplane Crashes Into Sydney River, Killing All 6 on Board

    A seaplane crashed into a river in Sydney on Sunday afternoon, killing all six people on board, officials said. The plane was carrying five passengers and a pilot when it crashed into the Hawkesbury River. Police divers recovered the bodies of all six victims a few hours later, New South Wales police said. The cause of the crash was not...

  • Australia Jun 2, 2017

    Researchers Discover ‘Faceless Fish'

    Researchers in Australia caught a rare fish 13,000 feet below the surface of the water off the coast of New South Wales, Australia.

  • NBC May 29, 2017

    ‘There's a Shark in Me Boat!': Great White Shark Leaps Into Australian Fisherman's Boat

    The water Terry Selwood was fishing Saturday was calm, until a great white shark jumped straight into his boat — leaving him stunned and bloodied, but otherwise okay, NBC News reported. The 73-year-old Australian saw a blur out of the corner of his eye as the 9-foot-long, 440-pound predator leaped into his boat, badly scraping his arm, off the New...

  • San Francisco May 20, 2017

    Government Grants Benefits to Widow After NBC Report

    In this final chapter of a tragic story involving Larnie Macasieb, the government reversed its denial of her workers’ compensation claim after the death of her husband. After a year of fighting both the United States Postal Service and the Office of Workers’ Compensation, the government delivered what Macasieb calls a “Christmas miracle.” Investigative reporter Vicky Nguyen reports in a...

  • NBC May 13, 2017

    Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Crash With Tesla Worker Bus on I-580

    An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy was killed Friday when a commuter bus carrying Tesla employees rear-ended his car on eastbound Interstate 580, according to law enforcement officials.

  • gas station Apr 24, 2017

    12-Year-Old Drives 800 Miles Across Australia Solo Before Being Stopped by Police

    Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia. The unlicensed boy had driven more than 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) from his home in Kendall on the east coast when he was stopped by traffic police on Saturday on the Barrier Highway near the remote mining town of Broken...

  • NBC Mar 29, 2017

    4th Person Pronounced Dead After Four-Alarm Oakland Blaze

    A fourth victim on Tuesday was pulled from the destroyed Oakland apartment building that caught fire Monday morning, and officials were still trying to determine the cause of the massive blaze, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department.

  • author Mar 1, 2017

    Tiny Filaments, Tubes Proposed as Earth's Earliest Fossils

    Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says. The features are mineralized remains of what appear to be bacteria that lived some 3.77 billion to 4.28 billion years ago, the scientists said. That would surpass the 3.7 billion years...

  • NFL May 15, 2016

    49ers' RB Hayne Announces Retirement from NFL

    The San Francisco 49ers announced on Sunday that running back Jarryd Hayne has retired from the National Football League.

  • Facebook Jan 6, 2016

    WATCH: Australian Fisherman Nearly Impaled by Marlin

    An Australian fisherman was nearly impaled by a 200-pound marlin that leaped out of the water with its spear-like nose aiming right at him, ‘Today’ reported. Video recorded by an on board camera and posted on Facebook captured the moment when Conor Cogan and two anglers struggled to reel in the marlin while fishing in Port Stephens in New South...

  • Dec 23, 2015

    Government Reverses Decision After NBC Bay Area Report

    In this final chapter of a tragic story involving Larnie Macasieb, the government reversed its denial of her workers’ compensation claim after the death of her husband. After a year of fighting both the United States Postal Service and the Office of Workers’ Compensation, the government delivered what Macasieb calls a “Christmas miracle.” Investigative reporter Vicky Nguyen reports in a…

  • California Nov 11, 2014

    20-Year-Old Man Dies in Frat House at UC Berkeley

    Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old man at a fraternity house near the University of California at Berkeley campus early Sunday morning.

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