Soyuz rocket launch: International Space Station mission aborted as Soyuz rocket failure forces NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut to make emergency landing – CBS News

A normally reliable Soyuz FG rocket malfunctioned two minutes after liftoff from Kazakhstan Thursday. The malfunction forced a Russian cosmonaut and his NASA crewmate to execute an emergency abort and a steep-but-safe return to Earth a few hundred miles from the launch site. Russian recovery crews reported the crew came through the ordeal in good shape.

“NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are in good condition following today’s aborted launch,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted from Kazakhstan. “I’m grateful that everyone is safe. A thorough investigation into the cause of the incident will be conducted.”

Source: Soyuz rocket launch: International Space Station mission aborted as Soyuz rocket failure forces NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut to make emergency landing – CBS News

Search for missing after 15 killed in Europe floods – BBC News

The death toll is highest in Majorca but flash floods also struck France and Italy.

The search continues for missing people following flash flooding in parts of Spain, Italy and France.

Twelve died – including a British couple – when torrential rain lashed eastern Majorca in Spain. A five-year-old local boy is still missing.

A German couple is feared to be among the 12. Not all have been identified.

A flash flood on France’s south coast killed two people in Sainte-Maxime while a woman was found dead after a storm in Sardinia, Italy.

Source: Search for missing after 15 killed in Europe floods – BBC News

Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to an Incredible $548 Million

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot keeps climbing after Tuesday’s drawing failed to turn up a match for all six numbers.

The $470 million prize was the sixth-largest jackpot in history, with a $265.3 million cash payout option.

Friday’s Mega Millions drawing will be for an estimated $548 Million, the third-largest jackpot in history.

The largest sum ever recorded was $656 million, which was shared by three people in 2012.

Source: Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to an Incredible $548 Million

Papua New Guinea hit by 7 magnitude earthquake | World news | The Guardian

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck remote New Britain island in Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey said, though there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake hit about 200km (125 miles) south-west of the town of Rabaul at a depth of almost 40km, just before 7am local time (2100 GMT Wednesday).

“We felt the earthquake a bit, but it was not too strong,” constable Roy Michael told Reuters by phone from Rabaul police station.

Source: Papua New Guinea hit by 7 magnitude earthquake | World news | The Guardian

US stocks hint at end to global sell-off – BBC News

US shares open lower before clawing back some ground, but the market rout may not be over yet.

The Dow Jones index shed more than 130 points, or 0.5%, to 25,466, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also fell, but all three later entered positive territory.

In London, the UK’s FTSE 100 share index was down 1.2% at 7,063.

Earlier, markets in Asia had plunged to a 19-month low.

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on the Federal Reserve, which has been raising interest rates.

Source: US stocks hint at end to global sell-off – BBC News

NY man built bomb for Election Day detonation in Washington, officials say | Fox News

Paul Rosenfeld, 56, was arrested on Tuesday after the Department of Justice was tipped off by an unidentified person in Pennsylvania who claimed Rosenfeld sent text messages and letters stating that he “planned to build an explosive device” that would go off on Nov. 6 as a way to “draw attention to his political belief in ‘sortation.’”

Source: NY man built bomb for Election Day detonation in Washington, officials say | Fox News

Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 831 points on Wednesday trading – Story | WFLD

 – U.S. stocks plunged to their worst loss in six months on Wednesday as technology companies continue to take sharp losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed with a drop of 831 points in afternoon trading.

The losses were widespread as bond yields remained high after steep increases last week. Companies that have been the biggest winners on the market the last few years, including technology companies and retailers, suffered steep declines.

The S&P 500 index sank 73 points, or 2.5 percent, to 2,807 as of 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. It’s on track for its fifth straight drop, which hasn’t happened since right before the 2016 presidential election. Nasdaq composite, which has a high concentration of technology

Source: http://www.fox32chicago.com/home/dow-jones-industrial-average-plummets-831-points-on-wednesday-trading

Man in custody following brief standoff in Greensburg

By Patrick Varine

A man was taken into custody following a brief standoff with Greensburg police on Tuesday night.

Police were called to a home on the 300 block of Alexander Avenue around 5:30 p.m., where armed officers surrounded the house.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862 or pvarine@tribweb.com.

UPDATE

By PAUL PEIRCE

Jason W. Baughman was arraigned Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and fabricating evidence in connection with the incident that lasted about one hour Tuesday at Baughman’s home on the 300 block of Alexander Avenue.

Source: Man in custody following brief standoff in Greensburg