Day: January 7, 2020

NASA planet hunter finds Earth-sized world in ‘Goldilocks zone’

NASA said Monday that its planet hunter satellite TESS had discovered an Earth-sized world within the habitable range of its star, which could allow the presence of liquid water. The planet, named “TOI 700 d”, is relatively close to Earth — only 100 light years away, NASA’s Jet […]

Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Carlos Ghosn’s wife

Prosecutors in Japan on Tuesday obtained an arrest warrant for Carole Ghosn, wife of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who last month jumped bail and fled the country. The warrant was issued as the fallout from the escape of one of Japan’s most high-profile criminal suspects continues, with […]

Japan issues arrest warrant for Nissan ex-chair’s wife

TOKYO — Tokyo prosecutors obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn’s wife on suspicion of perjury, adding to the couple’s legal troubles in the country where he once was revered as a star executive. The move against Carole Ghosn, who is not in Japan, […]

US prepares for possible Iranian reprisal after drone strike

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials braced for Iran to respond to the killing of its most powerful general, noting heightened military readiness in the country and preparing for a possible “tit-for-tat” attempt on the life of an American military commander. They warned ships across Mideast waterways crucial to global energy […]

Stampede kills 40 at funeral for Iran general killed by US

TEHRAN, Iran — A stampede on Tuesday at a funeral procession for a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike last week killed 40 people and injured 213 others, two Iranian semi-official news agencies reported. The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. […]

Jury selection in Weinstein rape trial begins in wake of new charges

NEW YORK – Lawyers in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial will begin selecting jurors on Tuesday, a challenging process in the wake of the #MeToo movement and fresh sex crime charges brought against the former film producer. Hours after Weinstein’s New York trial started on Monday, Los Angeles District […]

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