Wednesday on the Web

  • Woman found in remote area near California-Nevada border after four days
    on July 16, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Sheryl Powell, 60, took her dog for a walk from a campground in the White Mountains and didn’t return. She was found in a remote area Monday. […]

  • Pakistan reopens airspace for civil aviation after India standoff
    on July 16, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Pakistan’s airspace has been reopened to civil aviation with immediate effect, its aviation authority said on Tuesday, following months of restrictions imposed in the wake of a standoff with neighboring India earlier this year. “With immediate effect Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civil traffic on published ATS (Air Traffic Service) routes,” according to a so-called Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) published on the authority’s website. […]

  • The Latest: California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15
    on July 16, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Authorities say everyone has been accounted for after a natural gas explosion that blew apart a Southern California home and killed a gas company worker. Authorities say a contractor who hadn’t called Southern California Gas to determine where gas lines were buried struck and damaged a line. […]

  • Salvadoran accused of abortion faces retrial, hefty sentence
    on July 16, 2019 at 2:23 am

    A young woman who gave birth to a baby in an outhouse toilet in El Salvador was back in court Monday facing a second trial for murder in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country’s highly restrictive abortion laws. Evelyn Beatriz Hernández, who says she is a rape victim and had no idea she was pregnant, had already served 33 months of her 30-year sentence when the Supreme Court overturned the ruling against her in February and ordered a new trial, with a new judge. It is the first retrial of an abortion case in a country that aggressively pursues legal cases against women who have experienced miscarriages and obstetric emergencies, accusing them of murder. […]

  • Teen girl brutally killed before photos of her body posted on social media, New York police say
    on July 16, 2019 at 1:51 am

    The brutal killing of 17-year-old Bianca Devins is drawing international attention after her alleged killer shared images of the slaying online. […]

  • Government Restrictions on Religion Increasing Worldwide
    on July 16, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe’s democracies, according to a report surveying 198 countries that was released Monday. […]

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