Baby killed, 17 injured after car hits crowd on Rio boa…

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian authorities say a baby was killed and 17 people were injured when a motorist drove into a crowded boardwalk along Copacabana beach. Rio de Janeiro’s municipal health department confirmed Friday that an Australian was among those injured in the Thursday night incident and that the 68-year-old is breathing with the help of a respirator. Eight others remain hospitalized, many with broken bones. The state health department confirmed the death of a baby girl.  People watch a car that has driven into the crowded seaside boardwalkRead More

Car hits pedestrians near Rio’s Copacabana beach

Image copyright EPA Image caption The car hit people and crashed through tables and chairs of a cafe, eyewitnesses say A car has ploughed into crowds on a promenade near Rio de Janeiro’s famous Copacabana beach in Brazil, killing a baby and injuring at least 15 people. Live television pictures showed victims lying on the sand and pavement, receiving emergency medical treatment. The badly damaged car came to a stop on the beach. The driver, who was detained, had an epileptic fit at the wheel, and drugs to treat theRead More

Baby dies after car hits Copacabana Beach crowd

Police say the driver lost control and sped across the promenade before coming to a stop on the beach. 09:28, UK, Friday 19 January 2018 Video: Aftermath of Brazil beach crash A baby has died and at least 15 people have been injured after a car ploughed into a crowd at Rio’s Copacabana beach. Witnesses describe seeing injured people lying on the pavement, 12 of the victims have been taken to hospital. The accident happened at 8:30pm local time on Thursday at the promenade along the Brazilian city’s iconic waterfront.Read More

Bitcoin slides 14 percent on crackdown fears, hits four…

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin slid as much as 14 percent on Tuesday to hit a four-week low below $12,000, as fears grew of a regulatory crackdown after reports that South Korea’s finance minister had said banning trading in cryptocurrencies was still an option. South Korean news website Yonhap reported that Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon had told a local radio station that the government would be coming up with a set of measures to clamp down on the “irrational” cryptocurrency investment craze. Bitcoin slid on the news, trading as low asRead More

Married couple killed as Amtrak train hits SUV in N.C.,…

WHITAKERS, N.C. — Authorities say two people are dead after their vehicle tried to cross railroad tracks ahead of an oncoming Amtrak train in rural North Carolina. Multiple media organizations, including CBS affiliate WNCN-TV, report a couple who appeared to be in their 60s, was killed Sunday afternoon. The incident took place near Whitakers, about 70 miles east of Raleigh, the state capital. WNCN-TV cited authorities as saying the deceased were identified as a married couple Eugene and Dorothy Lyons. Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods says no one about the southbound trainRead More

Peru earthquake: Magnitude 7.1 quake hits off Pacific c…

LIMA, Peru — A powerful earthquake struck off Peru’s coast early Sunday, destroying adobe structures and killing at least one person, according to officials.  The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the 4:18 a.m. (0918 GMT) temblor had a magnitude of 7.1, down from an earlier calculation of 7.3. The epicenter was 25 miles (40 kilometers) south-southwest of the small town of Acari in the Arequipa district. It was centered 22 miles (36 kilometers) below the surface.  Arequipa Gov. Yamila Osorio tweeted that at least one person was killed and thatRead More

Food goes flying as Tunisair flight hits turbulence

Talia Avakian Passengers truly lost their cookies.  (iStock) Turbulence can be scary. So much so it could make you lose your lunch — literally. The Daily Mail reported that a flight from Tunisia to Paris struck severe turbulence just moments after the crew served the in-flight meal, launching trays up and into the aisles. Thankfully no passengers were injured, despite the brute force of it. They were, however, left hungry since full meals were left turned over on the floor, along with napkins, drinks and cutlery. More from Travel + Leisure PassengersRead More

Pound hits highest level since Brexit vote

Image copyright Getty Images Sterling has jumped to its highest level against the US dollar since the Brexit vote. The surge to almost $1.37 came after Bloomberg reported that the Spanish and Dutch finance ministers had agreed to seek a Brexit deal that kept the UK as close to the EU as possible. The pound rose more than 1% to $1.3691, its highest level since 24 June 2016. The currency had been trading at about $1.50 before the result of the referendum became clear. Later on Friday, sterling gave upRead More

Wall Street hits record as oil, industrial stocks gain

(Reuters) – Wall Street surged to fresh highs on Thursday as rising oil prices lifted energy stocks and upbeat forecast from No. 2 U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines drove airline stocks higher. Brent crude LCOc1 rose above $70 a barrel and U.S. crude CLc1 rose 1.57 percent to $64.58 per barrel, its highest since December 2014, boosted by a surprise drop in U.S. production and lower crude inventories. [O/R] Chevron (CVX.N) rose 3.2 percent and Exxon (XOM.N) 1.5 percent, helping the S&P energy index .SPNY gain 2.24 percent and puttingRead More

Magnitude 7.6 quake hits in Caribbean north of Honduras

MEXICO CITY –  A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has struck in the Caribbean Sea north of Honduras. There are no early reports of damage on land, but the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center warns of tsunami dangers in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, other islands and the coast of Central America. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at a preliminary magnitude of 7.6. The quake struck in the sea Tuesday night about 125 miles (202 kilometers) north-northeast of Barra Patuca, Honduras, and 188 miles (303 kilometers) southwest of George Town, Cayman Islands.Read More