Three million gallons – not one million, as first predicted – of toxic mining sludge has leaked into the Animas River from a mine in southwest Colorado, the EPA says. The Navajo Nation and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have declared emergencies over it.
A teacher from the Bronx was struck by a car and killed in Oklahoma during a charity bicycle ride across the US. Another cyclist was seriously injured. Police said the driver had been distracted while looking at her cell phone.
The version that the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed by an air-to-air missile nearly a year ago is the one in priority, said Russia’s Investigative Committee head Vladimir Markin. He added that the rocket was not Russian made.
US officials reportedly familiar with the Dutch report on the MH17 crash in Ukraine that took place a year ago blamed the rebels for shooting down the plane, according to US media. The Dutch investigators told RT they “cannot confirm” this.
Mexican authorities have released the footage demonstrating the very moment the Sinaloa cartel boss, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Loera, made his daring escape from a highest-security prison. The search for the notorious drug lord goes on.
A Florida woman who thought she was hit by a firework during Independence Day celebrations was shocked when doctors discovered a bullet in her thigh. Police are still investigating where the bullet came from, suspecting someone had shot it into the air.
Evidence collected from Al-Haq, an independent Palestinian human-rights organization, indicates there was no threat to the life of the soldiers who fatally shot Palestinian youth, said Tahssin Elian, a human rights activist from Ramallah