Western states hit with more cuts to Colorado River water

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face cuts in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West hardens more drought, federal officials announced Tuesday. Though the cuts will not result in any immediate new restrictions — like banning lawn … Read more

James O’Connor to start for the Wallabies

Queensland Reds star James O’Connor has been recalled to the Wallabies starting 15 as the replacement for injured flyhalf Quade Cooper in Sunday’s Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in San Juan. The 63-Test veteran, who hasn’t started a Test this year, has edged out younger Brumbies playmaker Noah Lolesio in the battle to replace Cooper, … Read more

Olivia Newton-John’s fairytale romance after baffling disappearance

When Australian entertainment icon Olivia Newton-John died from breast cancer on Monday, her loving husband was by her side. John Easterling, who wed the star in 2008, confirmed the tragic news of her death in a statement posted to Facebook on behalf of the family. “Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in … Read more

Mexican president visits mine where 10 workers trapped

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited a disaster-hit coal mining region on Sunday to see firsthand a major operation to try to rescue 10 trapped workers. Relatives of the missing were becoming increasingly desperate four days after the mine flooded in the northern state of Coahuila, fearing time is running out to save them. … Read more

Mexican president heads to mine disaster zone

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would visit a disaster-hit coal mining region on Sunday to see firsthand a major operation to try to rescue 10 workers. Relatives of those trapped were becoming increasingly desperate four days after the mine flooded in the northern state of Coahuila, fearing time is running out … Read more

‘Decisive day’ for trapped Mexican miners

A major operation to rescue 10 trapped Mexican coal miners was approaching a crucial moment on Saturday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, raising the hopes of desperate relatives. “Today is a decisive day because, according to the experts, we’ll know if it’s possible for the divers to enter safely,” he tweeted. Five workers managed … Read more

IMF cuts global growth outlook amid US, China slowdowns

Surging inflation and severe slowdowns in the United States and China prompted the IMF Tuesday to downgrade its outlook for the global economy this year and next, while warning that the situation could get much worse. “The outlook has darkened significantly since April,” said IMF chief economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas. “The world may soon be teetering … Read more

US tourists attacked by crocodile during night swim at Mexico resort

Two US tourists were attacked by a crocodile at a popular resort in Mexico when one went for a night swim in the ocean and the other him into the water to help. The civil defense office in the western state of Jalisco said on Wednesday the first American, age 24, suffered bites to his … Read more

Sydney family suffer carbon monoxide poisoning from barbecue

Six family members have been hit to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, with authorities blaming their choice of heater. Six people have been hit to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning after they reportedly tried using a barbecue to heat a granny flat. Two children and four adults were treated by paramedics at the … Read more

Mexico’s capture of drug kingpin could be signal to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican marines closed in on infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero deep in the mountains of his native state of Sinaloa, he was a 6-year-old bloodhound named “Max” who roused from the undergrowth the man allegedly responsible for the murder of a US DEA agent more than three decades ago. … Read more