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January 20, 2018 1:21 AM Hawaii governor took 15 minutes to tell the public missile alert was false, official says

The governor’s spokesperson said he had to track her down to prepare a message. She said the communications team handles his social media. HONOLULU—The Hawaii National Guard’s top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn’t tell the public until 15 minutes 7

January 17, 2018 7:00 PM Volkswagen sells record 10.74 million vehicles, which a rival disputes

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi says the figure, which puts VW at the top of the automaker pack, includes trucks, which shouldn’t count. FRANKFURT—German automaker Volkswagen had record sales of 10.74 million vehicles last year, but saw its bid to keep the title of world’s largest carmaker reportedly disputed by the rival Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance 14

January 17, 2018 12:37 AM Yellow fever risk in all of Sao Paulo state, WHO says

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL—The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated. That puts the megacity of Sao Paulo on the list. But Brazil’s Health Ministry said in a statement that it was not changing its own recently updated 13

January 16, 2018 5:32 PM NASCAR driver Danica Patrick confirms relationship with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

Patrick and Rodgers have been linked romantically since the start of the new year. Patrick, a Chicago Bears fan, confirmed Monday she is dating the Green Bay Packers quarterback. Rodgers split from actress Olivia Munn in 2017 after three years of dating. Patrick in late November ended a five-year relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse 11

January 15, 2018 10:43 PM North York girl, 6, rushed to hospital after being pinned by rolling SUV

Police say the girl was pinned against her parent's vehicle by a rolling SUV without a driver inside. A six-year-old girl has been rushed to hospital after she was pinned against her parent’s SUV near a North York school on Monday afternoon. Sgt. Duncan Miller told reporters the girl was getting into a Mercedes SUV on Ianhall Rd. when a second SUV rolled 15

January 15, 2018 10:34 PM Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by ex-U.S. gymnastics doctor

Biles said she is one of the “many survivors” that were abused by Larry Nassar. Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Biles, who won four gold medals and five overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter on Monday saying she is one of the “many survivors 12

January 15, 2018 4:35 PM UKIP leader breaks up with girlfriend over racist texts about Meghan Markle

Leader of the anti-EU party Henry Bolton said Monday that “the romantic side” of his relationship with 25-year-old Jo Marney was over. LONDON—The leader of the anti-EU U.K. Independence Party says he has broken up with his girlfriend after she made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancée, Meghan Markle. Henry Bolton said Monday that “the romantic 9

January 15, 2018 3:45 PM Newfoundland calendar of burly mermaid men raises $300,000 for mental health

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—A calendar of bearded, mermaid-tailed Newfoundlanders has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for mental health. Last year, around 30 burly guys donned sparkly mermaid tails to pose as “merb’ys”—a portmanteau of “mermaid” and “b’y,” a Newfoundland term meaning “boy” or “buddy.” The whimsically dressed models posed by the sea, at a barber 11

January 15, 2018 1:36 PM U.K. construction company Carillion’s collapse puts 43,000 jobs worldwide at risk

Carillion Plc filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances and get a government bailout. Carillion Plc, a U.K. construction company with government contracts in everything from hospitals to the HS2 high-speed rail project, filed for compulsory liquidation after failing in a last-ditch effort to shore up finances 12

January 12, 2018 2:49 PM 'I felt really scared:' Toronto girl says man tried to cut off her hijab while she walked to school

The attacker is described as an Asian man in his 20s An 11-year-old Toronto girl says a man approached her while she was walking to school on Friday morning and attempted twice to cut off her hijab with scissors. "I felt really scared and confused," said Khawiah Noman, a student at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School in Scarborough, Ont. Khawiah said she felt the man behind 32