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2 KILLED, 3 INJURED AS SCHOOL BUS COLLIDES WITH SEMI-TRUCK IN ILLINOIS

A truck driver in Illinois was going the wrong way on a highway when he slammed headfirst into a school bus on Wednesday night, killing himself and a volunteer school worker, police said. The 34-year-old semitrailer driver was traveling east in the westbound lane of Interstate 74 in Downs, Illinois, around 8:30 p.m. when he …

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1 CHILD KILLED, 45 INJURED AS CHARTER BUS CARRYING YOUTH FOOTBALL TEAM CRASHES IN ARKANSAS

A child was killed and at least 45 other passengers, most of them children, were injured when a charter bus carrying a youth all-star football team slipped off a highway in Arkansas early Monday and overturned, authorities said. The driver, who survived the wreck, told Arkansas State Police that she lost control of the bus …

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FRANCE PRIME MINISTER PHILIPPE SUSPENDS FUEL TAX RISE AFTER PROTESTS

France’s PM has announced a six-month suspension of a fuel tax rise which has led to weeks of violent protests. Edouard Philippe said that people’s anger must be heard, and the measures would not be applied until there had been a proper debate with those affected. The protests have hit major French cities, causing considerable …

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BUSH 41’S SERVICE DOG TO BE BY BUSH FAMILY’S SIDE THROUGH SERVICES

Sully, former President George H.W. Bush’s faithful service dog, will remain with his family at least through funeral services at the National Cathedral on Wednesday, according to a director at the non-profit that matched Sully with the former president. Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law in 1990 by none …

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31 DEAD, 228 MISSING, 7,000 STRUCTURES DESTROYED AS CALIFORNIA BLAZES GROW

At least 31 people have been killed as massive wildfires raging in Northern and Southern California have engulfed thousands of homes and were threatening to destroy more as blustery winds were dealing firefighters a menacing challenge throughout the state over the weekend and into today. This week, California has experienced the most destructive fires we …

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COACH SAYS BAR GUNMAN WAS ‘OUT OF CONTROL’ IN HIGH SCHOOL

A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as unstable and intimidating and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behaviour failed to prompt any discipline. Evie Cluke coached Ian David Long on Newbury Park High School’s track team in …

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ASUU COMMENCES INDEFINITE NATIONWIDE STRIKE

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ordered its members across the country to commence an indefinite industrial action. This followed a meeting of leaders of the union on Sunday at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, the Ondo State capital. The National President of ASUU, Professor Abiodun Ogunyemi, told reporters that the union …

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AMAZON OFFERING FREE HOLIDAY SHIPPING TO EVERYONE

Amazon has found another way to entice holiday shoppers this season: free shipping to everyone, including non-Prime members. Beginning Monday, the online retail giant said it will expand its free shipping to all customers on items scheduled to arrive in time for Christmas — with no minimum purchase required. The offer applies to “hundreds of …

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CIA CHIEF BRIEFS TRUMP ON KHASHOGGI PROBE AFTER TURKEY TRIP

The head of the CIA on Thursday briefed US President Donald Trump on the latest developments in the investigation of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after a fact-finding mission to Turkey, officials said. CIA Director Gina Haspel delivered her report to Trump at the White House with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also …

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MORE EVIDENCE LINKING OFFA ROBBERY SUSPECTS WITH BUKOLA SARAKI – NIGERIA POLICE

The Nigerian Police force has said that they have more evidence that links five of the Offa robbery suspects with Senate President Bukola Saraki. According to the police, one of the new evidence included a picture of one of the suspects at a recent wedding ceremony of Mr Saraki’s daughter. The police described the discovery …

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