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  1. Black bear kills teen

    06.19 / 22:17 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    A 16-year-old boy who was fatally mauled by a black bear during a weekend mountain race in Alaska reportedly called his brother while he was being chased by the animal in a rare predatory attack, officials said Monday. Patrick Cooper of Anchorage was attacked Sunday afternoon after he got lost…
  2. Another attack in Paris

    06.19 / 18:40 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    A man on the radar of French authorities was killed Monday after ramming a car carrying explosives into a police vehicle in the capital's Champs-Elysees shopping district, prompting a fiery blast, officials said. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation. No police officers or…
  3. Killer heat worsens

    06.19 / 18:40 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a new comprehensive study of fatal heat conditions. Still, those stretches may be less…
  4. Child's death no 'hoax'

    06.19 / 17:13 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    A parent of one of the children killed in the 2012 Connecticut school shootings says she won't view the Megyn Kelly interview of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones that aired on NBC's "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly." Nicole Hockley's six-year-old son, Dylan, was among the 20 children and…
  5. Inside Grenfell Tower

    06.19 / 14:49 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    1 2 3 Detectives investigating the huge fire at the Grenfell Tower in west London have released images and video footage from inside the building that show "the scale of the challenge" investigators face in recovering bodies. The photos show apartment units with almost nothing…
  6. Highrise death toll climbs

    06.19 / 14:04 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    London police said Monday that 79 people are now believed to have died in a highrise apartment building fire. Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave the new figure during a statement outside Scotland Yard, saying it includes both people who were confirmed dead and others who are missing and presumed…
  7. 65.6M displaced by war

    06.19 / 14:04 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    The number of people displaced from their homes across the world due to war and persecution climbed slightly to a record 65.6 million last year, with the escalating conflict in South Sudan largely accounting for the rise, the United Nations refugee agency said Monday. The figure that includes…
  8. Britain begins Brexit talks

    06.19 / 13:43 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    A year after its historic vote, Britain on Monday finally opened negotiations with the other 27 European Union nations about leaving the bloc, with the final outcome, due in 2019, as globally important as it now seems unpredictable. The two chief negotiators, Michel Barnier of the EU and David…
  9. Opioid clampdown

    06.19 / 13:43 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    China said Monday it would ban a designer drug called U-47700 and three others, following U.S. pressure to do more to control synthetic opioids blamed for fast-rising overdose deaths in the West. In China, U-47700 has until now been a legal alternative to fentanyl and potent derivatives like…
  10. Police plead for calm

    06.19 / 13:21 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    London police, already stretched by a series of major incidents around the British capital, are putting more officers on the street to reassure the public after a driver plowed into a crowd of people leaving a mosque early Monday. One man died at the scene and 10 people were injured. Police say…
  11. Son dove to save shipmates

    06.19 / 13:21 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor said her son kept diving to try to save his shipmates after a collision at sea until their flooded sleeping berth began running out of air pockets, while other survivors — believing their ship was under attack — hurried to man the guns. Mia Sykes of…
  12. 1 dead as van hits crowd

    06.19 / 04:50 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    UPDATE: 9:25 p.m. Police say one person is dead after a van hit crowd of worshippers in north London. Britain's Counter Terrorism Command is investigating the crash. Eight other injured people were taken to hospitals after the crash early Monday morning. Police said earlier that one person…
  13. Casualties outside mosque

    06.19 / 02:58 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, causing several casualties, police said. One person has been arrested. The London Ambulance Service says the injured are being taken to hospitals. Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency medical treatment…
  14. Syrian fighter jet shot down

    06.19 / 00:16 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict. The U.S. had not shot down a Syrian regime aircraft before…
  15. Hostages nabbed at hotel

    06.18 / 20:51 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Suspected jihadists attacked a hotel resort Sunday in Mali's capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. The number of casualties was unclear in the assault, which continued into the evening, authorities said. Gunfire first rang out at the Campement Kangaba on the…
  16. No Trump probe: lawyer

    06.18 / 19:22 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    A member of the president's outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a "witch hunt." Appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney Jay Sekulow…
  17. Attack on Syria aid convoy

    06.18 / 16:29 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Aid groups said Sunday a convoy delivering aid to a besieged opposition area outside Syria's capital has come under attack, seriously wounding a driver of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and thwarting the first such mission to the area in eight months. The 37-truck convoy, jointly organized by the…
  18. UK urgently inspects towers

    06.18 / 15:46 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government…
  19. Wildfire kills over 60

    06.18 / 14:17 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    UPDATE: 7:10 a.m. Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 62 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what the prime minister on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy" the country has experienced in years. Portugal has declared three…
  20. Undeterred by mistrial

    06.18 / 14:17 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Bill Cosby, the comedian once known as "America's Dad" for his TV role as paternal Dr. Cliff Huxtable, is declaring victory this Father's Day after a jury deliberated 52 hours without reaching consensus on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004. No one from Cosby's real or TV…