4 killed, including female shooter, at Maryland industrial park

An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse in northeastern Maryland opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before fatally shooting herself in the head, authorities said.  The suspect has been identified as Snochia Moseley, 26, of Baltimore County — a temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution centre in Aberdeen, Md. — according to police.   It […]

Ferry sinks in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria, 44 confirmed dead

At least 44 people drowned when a ferry sank in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria on Thursday, and government officials fear the final death toll could be more than 200, a senior local official said. Ukerewe District Commissioner Colonel Lucas Magembe told Reuters that the rescue mission to find survivors from the disaster had been halted until dawn […]

Leaving Venezuela: How Colombia is shouldering a migration crisis

Venezuela is in an economic free fall. It may have one of the world’s largest oil reserves, but that doesn’t mean it can feed or care for its own people. The mass migration from Venezuela — due to corruption, hyperinflation and economic mismanagement — is currently one of the biggest movements of people on the planet. President Nicolas Maduro has denied the scale […]

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: A French court says far-right leader Marine Le Pen must undergo a psychiatric assessment. The National’s At Issue panel tonight will […]

World Anti-Doping Agency votes to reinstate Russia

The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Russia’s scandal-ridden drug-fighting operation back in business Thursday, a decision designed to bring a close to one of sports’ most notorious doping scandals but one bitterly disputed by hundreds of athletes and described as “treachery” by the lawyer for the man who exposed the corruption. On a 9-2 vote, the […]

5 shot, including an 8-year-old girl, in Syracuse, N.Y.

Five people were shot, including an eight-year-old girl, in Syracuse, N.Y., on Thursday, the city’s police chief said. Police responded to a shooting in the city in upstate New York shortly after 9 p.m. ET, the department said in a statement posted on Twitter by a producer for National Public Radio. “This is very tragic […]

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen providing ‘critical information’ to Russia probe

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, said Thursday he is providing “critical information” as part special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible co-ordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other charges last month, said he is […]

Former rap mogul Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter, will serve nearly 30 years

Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion (Suge) Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison. The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea in Los Angeles Superior Court […]

Passengers bleed from ears, noses after Indian flight loses cabin pressure

More than two dozen passengers on a flight operated by India’s biggest full-service carrier, Jet Airways, were treated for minor injuries Thursday after their plane lost cabin pressure and was forced to turn back, aviation authorities said. Shortly after takeoff from the financial capital of Mumbai, the flight crew forgot to select a switch to […]

Kavanaugh accuser may testify under right conditions, lawyer says

Christine Blasey Ford may personally testify against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school. Ford will tell her story to the Judiciary Committee, whose […]