Teen survives five-hour flight to Hawaii ‘in airplane wheel well’

A 16-year-old boy was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of an airplane, US media reported. The young stowaway endured freezing temperatures and a lack of oxygen aboard the five-and-a-half hour Hawaiian Airlines flight, which reached an altitude of some 38,000 feet, an FBI […]

Jimmy Carter knocks Hillary Clinton-President Obama foreign policy

Former President Jimmy Carter took a jab at President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over their handling of Middle East peace negotiations in an interview published Thursday. Heralding the nation’s current top diplomat, John Kerry, the former Democratic President told TIME Magazine he has “great admiration” for Kerry and the two […]

Mexico ends bid to revive Mexicana airline

A Mexican judge has ordered an end to efforts to revive moribund Mexicana airlines through bankruptcy proceedings, saying no credible new investor had expressed interest in the carrier, officials announced Friday. Before it stopped flying in 2010 because of financial problems, the privately-operated Mexicana was among the world’s oldest continually operating airlines. It began flying […]

Chicago man who sued against city handgun ban dies

 Otis McDonald, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court decision that forced Chicago to abandon its 28-year ban on handguns, has died at the age of 80, a family spokesman said Sunday. Fred Jones said his uncle died on Friday while in hospice care after a long battle with cancer. […]

Jeb Bush: Immigration is ‘not a felony’ but ‘an act of love’

Jeb Bush said the debate over immigration reform needs to move past derisive rhetoric describing illegal immigrants. The former Florida governor said in an interview Sunday in College Station, Texas, that people who come to the United States illegally are often looking for opportunities to provide for their families that are not available in their […]

The source of Black poverty isn’t Black culture, It’s American culture

Americans don’t want to imagine that our racist history is actually an ongoing, racist reality. We like to look at racism as a thing that has gotten better (if not gone away completely) and that the way black Americans are treated in society is actually colorblind. So, if forced to pick between the idea that […]

Atlanta archbishop apologizes over $2.2M mansion

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta apologized Monday for building a $2.2 million mansion for himself, a decision criticized by local Catholics who cited the example of austerity set by the new pope. Archbishop Wilton Gregory recently moved into a nearly 6,400-square-foot (595-square-meter) residence. Its construction was made possible by a large donation from the […]

Brooklyn Nets owner says plans to bring club under Russian jurisdiction

A Russian billionaire said on Monday he planned to relocate his company that runs the Brooklyn Nets basketball team to Russia in keeping with the Kremlin’s call on Russian businessmen to repatriate their assets to help combat new U.S. sanctions. The United States and European Union have imposed visa bans and asset freezes on officials […]

Relatives erupt with grief after Malaysia says plane crashed

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines flight screamed, cried and collapsed on the ground on Monday after the Malaysian prime minister announced the jet ended its journey in the remote Southern Indian Ocean. At the Beijing hotel where many of the relatives are staying, family members erupted in shouts and tears after […]

Man who plowed car into crowd at SXSW charged with capital murder

A driver who plowed into a crowded street at a popular festival in Austin this week, killing two people, was charged with capital murder, police said Friday. Rashad Charjuan Owens allegedly tore through the crowd while drunk, running over people and hitting other cars. At least 23 others were injured. Police caught Owens, 21, after […]