Regional News

Teen Left Brain Dead After Having Tonsils Removed

December 18, 2013 3:00 am

A 13-year-old Northern California girl is brain dead after going into surgery to remove her tonsils. Jahi McMath's family is demanding Oakland Children's Hospital conduct an investigation after she went into cardiac arrest and died, before being brought back by hospital staff. Jahi is brain dead and on life support.

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Two Mega Millions Jackpot-Winning Tickets Sold

December 18, 2013 2:40 am

Lottery officials say two tickets were sold for the $636 million Mega Million jackpot. One was purchased at Jenny's Gift Shop in San Jose, California. A second was bought in Georgia. (Dec. 18)

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Escaping the Shadow of Australia´s Commodities Giants

December 18, 2013 2:08 am

Australia is suffering from "Dutch disease" With a commodities export boom strengthening the Australian dollar And making it hard for other exporters to compete Meat processor TQM has found success in a niche export market

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Mega Millions Prize Could Set U.S. Lottery Record

December 18, 2013 1:07 am

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A last-minute ticket-buying frenzy a week before Christmas inflated Tuesday's (December 17) Mega Millions jackpot to $636 million. It's on the way to becoming the

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Kerry Says South Sudan Must Prevent Escalation of Tensions

December 18, 2013 1:07 am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday (December 17) opposing factions in South Sudan must prevent tensions from escalating, and that political differences must be resolved. He was speaking during a visit to Tacloban, a typhoon-hit city in central Philippines.

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Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs Dies

December 18, 2013 1:07 am

British criminal Ronnie Biggs, who took part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, has died aged 84, his spokeswoman has confirmed.

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RAW: Massive Pileup in New York

December 18, 2013 12:40 am

Eight people have been injured in a chain reaction pileup in Brooklyn. Authorities say at least 30 vehicles were involved. (Dec.18)

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Numbers Drawn for $636M Mega Millions Jackpot

December 18, 2013 12:10 am

The winning numbers for the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot are 8, 14, 17, 20, 39 and Mega Ball 7. The drawing was held Tuesday night. (Dec. 18)

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Two UK Women Sentenced to 7 Years for Drug Trafficking in Peru

December 18, 2013 12:06 am

Michaella McCollum from Northern Ireland and Melissa Reid from Scotland — known in the media as the Peru two — arrive in court for sentencing. The two twenty-year-olds were arrested at an airport here in Peru in August after 11 kilos of cocaine was found hidden in their luggage. Both women admitted trying to smuggle […]

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UK Doctor ´Murdered´ in Syrian Jail

December 18, 2013 12:06 am

This British surgeon Abbas Khan travelled to Syria last November after he volunteered as an emergency doctor. Within 48 hours of arriving he was arrested. He died just days before his expected release from jail. Foreign Office Minister Hugh Robertson said he was "in effect" murdered by the Syrian authorities.

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