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June 22, 2017 8:16 PM Virginia man charged with giving top-secret documents to China Add to ..

A Virginia man caught with $16,500 in cash in his carry-on luggage was charged Thursday with transmitting top-secret documents to an apparent Chinese agent. Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg was arrested Thursday and made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. The self-employed consultant who speaks Chinese is charged under 7

June 21, 2017 5:27 PM World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050: UN

A new UN report forecasts that the current world population of 7.6 billion will reach 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. The report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs' Population Division released Wednesday said roughly 83 million people are being added to the world's population every year. According to new UN projections, India's 11

June 20, 2017 11:44 PM After American student Otto Warmbier’s death, U.S. weighs travel ban on North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been weighing such a move since late April when American teacher Tony Kim was detained in Pyongyang. WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is considering banning travel by U.S. citizens to North Korea, officials said Tuesday, as outrage grew over the death of American student Otto Warmbier and U.S. President Donald 9

June 20, 2017 8:07 PM Public funeral planned for U.S. student Otto Warmbier freed from North Korea

CINCINNATI - A public funeral service is planned Thursday at a high school attended by a 22-year-old college student who was held for nearly a year and a half in North Korea and died shortly after he was sent home to Ohio in a coma. Meanwhile, a spokesman for Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said the office accepted the case of Otto Warmbier 11

June 20, 2017 2:03 PM Otto Warmbier dies after 'torturous mistreatment' in North Korea, family says

CINCINNATI -- A coroner's office in Ohio is investigating the death of a 22-year-old college student who died less than a week after his return to the U.S. after nearly a year and a half in North Korean detention, a spokesman said Tuesday. The spokesman for Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammaraco said the office "accepted the case" of Otto Warmbier 11

June 20, 2017 11:49 AM CAE: A quarter of a million more pilots needed over the next decade

MONTREAL -- A report by Montreal-based flight training provider CAE says airlines around the world will need 255,000 new commercial pilots over the next decade, a third of whom will be required in North America. CAE's report says there are about 290,000 commercial pilots working now, but 440,000 will be needed by 2027. It says 105,000 will be needed 7

June 20, 2017 4:13 AM Asian shares drop slight despite gains on Wall Street

TOKYO - Asian shares were slightly lower Tuesday, erasing initial gains, but Tokyo's benchmark rose, cheered by gains on Wall Street led by technology shares. WALL STREET: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 20.31 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 2,453.46 and surpassed its old record, set nearly a week ago, by half a per cent. The Dow Jones industrial average 9

June 19, 2017 6:23 PM At the open: TSX rises on financials, energy shares Add to ..

Canada’s main stock index rose on Monday, lifted by shares of financial firms, while energy companies got a lift as oil prices steadied after coming under pressure over the past month. Shortly after the opening bell, the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 75.41 points, or 0.5 per cent, at 15,267.95. U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday 10

June 19, 2017 11:11 AM Insulating skin on highrises has fuelled fires before London

For the last decade, engineers specializing in fire safety have worried about the hidden danger posed by the kind of insulated metallic skin that transported flames up a highrise apartment building in London, killing dozens. Panels of the armour-like "cladding" have become a popular facade on tall buildings worldwide, both for their sleek look and energy-saving 12

June 19, 2017 4:45 AM China banning more synthetic opioids

BEIJING - China has announced it is banning a deadly synthetic opioid called U-47700 and three other synthetic drugs. In China, U-47700 has until now been a legal alternative to fentanyl and potent derivatives like carfentanil. Its usage has been growing among U.S. opioid addicts. Last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration listed U-47700 in the category 10