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The surprising ads once used to sell tours to deadly volcano

With hindsight, it looks embarrassingly inappropriate, but long before New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted killing at least 15 people this week, it was once humorously marketed as a fun destination for risk takers.

Posted on 15 December 2019 | 1:27 am


Anti-impeachment Democrat is expected to switch parties

A freshman Democrat, who strongly opposes House Democrats' impeachment of President Donald Trump, is expected to switch to the Republican Party and is telling colleagues his intentions, according to a senior Democratic aide.

Posted on 15 December 2019 | 12:22 am


'If the climate stays like this, we won't make it' say those on the frontline of Africa's drought

Torrents of water once thundered over the precipice at Victoria Falls, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, shrouding the area in mist.

Posted on 14 December 2019 | 11:02 pm


Thousands of 'penis fish' washed up on beach

A horde of large, fat worms descended upon a central California beach, spooked out of their burrows by a bomb cyclone.

Posted on 14 December 2019 | 9:38 pm


Louisiana State University's Joe Burrow wins the Heisman Trophy

Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow became the second player in school history to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy Saturday.

Posted on 14 December 2019 | 9:36 pm


Miss Jamaica crowned 2019 Miss World

Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World on Saturday.

Posted on 14 December 2019 | 8:50 pm


2020 Democrats urge DNC to change debate qualifications

Nine Democratic presidential candidates signed a letter to Democratic National Committee leaders on Saturday urging the DNC to consider changing the debate qualifications for the January and February presidential primary debates.

Posted on 14 December 2019 | 8:46 pm


Trump to announce he's pulling thousands of troops from Afghanistan

President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to announce a long-anticipated drawdown of about 4,000 troops from Afghanistan, a senior administration official confirmed to CNN.

Posted on 14 December 2019 | 8:40 pm


What could North Korea's 'Christmas gift' to the US be?

We're back in familiar territory. North Korea is again issuing cryptic threats that officials around the world are scrambling to decipher.

Posted on 14 December 2019 | 8:08 pm


First victim of New Zealand volcano eruption named

A 21-year-old Australian woman is the first named victim in New Zealand's White Island volcano eruption that left at least 16 people dead.

Posted on 14 December 2019 | 7:47 pm


Miss USA, Miss America, Miss Teen USA, Miss Universe and now Miss World are all black women

For the first time, top beauty pageants -- Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss Universe and now, Miss World -- have crowned black women as their winners at the same time.

Posted on 14 December 2019 | 6:28 pm


What tourists don't get about White Island

White Island is the most active volcano in New Zealand. It is also a tourist volcano.

Posted on 14 December 2019 | 5:45 pm


3 bodies discovered buried at the Alamo in Texas

Three bodies buried in a monk burial room and nave of the Alamo Church have been discovered, according to the Texas General Land Office and the Alamo Mission Archaeological Advisory Committee.

Posted on 14 December 2019 | 5:02 pm


Fortnite reveals exclusive Star Wars trailer in game, but some users can't log in

Fortnite briefly invited gamers into the world of Star Wars on Saturday. The only problem was that many users had trouble logging in to see it.

Posted on 14 December 2019 | 3:50 pm