National News

Malta dealing with 'potential hijack' of Libyan plane

(CNN) -- Authorities in Malta are dealing with the "potential hijack" of a Libyan airliner said to be heading to the country, its prime minister said Friday. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted that he had been "informed of potential…

Drivers not deterred by snow and gas

Despite snow and higher gas prices gas prices plenty of Washington drivers will hit the roads this weekend. The Automobile Association of America expects a record number of travelers nationwide this holiday season Friday through Jan. 2. In a press…

Stabbing suspect sought in New York

(AP) New York City - Police in New York City are seeking the public's help in finding a man who randomly stabbed an out-of-state tourist in the back of the head with a steak knife this past weekend. Twenty-three-year-old Connor…

Dozens killed, hurt in fireworks explosion

(CNN) -- At least 22 people were killed Tuesday in an explosion at a fireworks market in Tultepec, Mexico, according to local authorities with firsthand knowledge of the search-and-rescue effort. Mexico's federal police said in an earlier tweet at least…

Flint water crisis: Four more charged

(CNN) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Tuesday that four more people have been charged in connection to the ongoing water crisis in Flint. Both Darnell Earley, former Flint emergency manager, and Jerry Ambrose, former finance director and Flint…

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame set for April

Some new names will be added to the Rock and roll Hall of FameSeattle's Pearl Jam, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Tupac Shakur and folk singer Joan Baez are the latest inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The…

Boeing slashes jobs in 2017

Boeing is planning job cuts for it's commercial airplane division next year. Boeing spokesman Paul Bergman told the Everett Herald no specific target for job cuts has been identified. Boeing has already cut eight percent of their staff this year.…

Kennewick man headed back to tribes

President Barack Obama signed a bill Monday that requires the ancient bones known as Kennewick Man be returned to tribes within 90 days. The bones found in 1996 on federal land near the Columbia River are at least 8,400 years…

Teen rides the wild surf 2,000 straight days

SAN ONOFRE, California (CNN) -- Meg Roh defies many modern-day adult complaints that teens are difficult and unpredictable.The high school senior from Orange County, California, is as constant as the tides, on a golden streak of surfing 2,000 days in…

Trump Tower opens in British Columbia

The delayed, controversial Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, B.C., is set to open January 18, 2017, a bare two days before President Donald Trump is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. Rates for the 147 rooms at the 63-story hotel,…

US says China will return underwater drone

China has agreed to return the underwater drone that was taken earlier this week, the Pentagon said Saturday. "We have registered our objection to China's unlawful seizure of a U.S unmanned underwater vehicle operating in international waters in the South…

Earthquake strikes Australia

8.0 earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea; tsunami alert issued An 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck in the sea off Papua New Guinea on Saturday night, prompting the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to caution that tsunamis are possible along some of the…

Minnesota football ends boycott

The University of Minnesota football team has agreed to practice again and will play in the Holiday Bowl on December 27, senior wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky told reporters Saturday morning. Wolitarsky said the team received assurances from the University of…

Craig Sager dies at 65

(CNN) -- The suits and ties were so loud, at times they were screaming. But Craig Sager wore them so well.Sager, the longtime Turner Sports sideline reporter best known for his colorful -- and at times fluorescent -- wardrobe, has…