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March 26, 2017 3:54 PM 92-year-old NC man receives Purple Heart earned in WWII

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II. The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2o6jJiD) Oscar Davis Jr. received the Purple Heart on Saturday. Davis was a private assigned as a radio telephone operator when he was knocked 15

March 26, 2017 12:51 PM Give Jeremy Corbyn 15 months, says Len McCluskey

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn should be "given a chance" and allowed 15 months to prove he can turn around opinion polls, says union boss Len McCluskey. The general secretary of Unite said Mr Corbyn was being "slaughtered" by the media for putting forward policies to build a "different... better Britain". He said Mr Corbyn himself would want to look at the party's 49

March 26, 2017 12:46 AM 'Gas explosion' on Wirral in Merseyside injures 34 people

Witnesses say the blast caused "horrific damage" and flattened several buildings, scattering debris across the road. Footage from the scene on the Wirral, Merseyside, shows alarms blaring as people gather on a street covered in debris, with witness Paul Butler tweeting Sky News and saying: "The whole block has gone up ... horrific damage." The North 106

March 25, 2017 10:30 PM Killer Khalid Masood left jail a Muslim, says childhood friend

Only one man – a 58-year-old arrested in Birmingham – remains in police custody. Fears Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood was groomed for extremism in prison have heightened after it was claimed he turned to Islam behind bars. Counter-terrorism officers have spent days piecing together what led the 52-year-old to shed his birth name and later unleash 31

March 25, 2017 5:45 PM London attack: One still held in police custody

A 58-year-old man is still being held by police over the Westminster attack, as two others are released without charge. Police said a man, 27, from Birmingham, who was earlier in custody, and a 39-year-old woman who was on bail have been released with no further action. Four people died and 50 were injured when Khalid Masood drove his car into pedestrians 25

March 25, 2017 8:59 AM Three injured in shooting near metro station in Lille

Media in France have reported the incident may be linked to rival criminal gangs. Three people have been injured in a shooting in the northern French city of Lille, police have said. Witnesses saw an unidentified gunman opened fire near a metro station on Friday night before fleeing, according to two Lille police officials. The officials, who spoke on condition 34

March 24, 2017 7:10 PM Grieving Father of Germanwings Co-Pilot Tries to Clear Son’s Name

BERLIN — While families and friends gathered in Germany and southern France to mourn the victims of the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, Günter Lubitz broke his silence to challenge the authorities’ conclusion that his son Andreas deliberately crashed the plane into the face of a mountain two years ago. Mr. Lubitz sat stiffly in his dark suit, flanked 41

March 23, 2017 10:00 PM Texas police chief arrested following a five-hour chase and standoff that started when his wife called 911 and a 'gun shot was heard in the background'

A police chief who led officers on a chase has been caught and arrested following a standoff at his Texas home. Charles Herford, the chief of the Normangee Police Department, was arrested and briefly booked into the Leon County Jail in Texas on Thursday morning. He was charged with deadly conduct and evading in a motor vehicle, before being released 17

March 23, 2017 7:18 PM Out-of-favour Benzema wants showdown with Deschamps

PARIS, March 23 (Reuters) - Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has asked France coach Didier Deschamps for an explanation on why he was not selected for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg. Benzema had been indefinitely banned from the France team after being charged with conspiracy to blackmail in a sextape scandal involving team mate Mathieu 19

March 23, 2017 11:49 AM Wife of former NRL star Brett Kimmorley and mother-of-four dies aged 38

Former NRL star Brett Kimmorley has had to say his final goodbyes to his wife Sharnie on Thursday, eight months after the mother-of-four was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The 38-year-old mother 'fought to the very end' according to close family friend Michael Ennis. According to Kiis radio network when Sharnie was first diagnosed her family were hopeful 22