Pompeo blames Iran for major attack on Saudi oil facility amid high regional tensions

MicroStockHub/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday blamed Iran for a massive attack on a critical Saudi oil facility that has put the region on high alert.

Asteroid size of Empire State Building to pass Earth Saturday night

dottedhippo/iStock(NEW YORK) -- After an asteroid safely flew past Earth on Friday, another that's possibly larger than the Empire State building is expected to pass by Saturday night.

Venice's 1,000-year-old tradition of glass-making sees an artistic revival

Sarah Hucal/ABC News(VENICE, Italy) -- Nicola Causin was 17 years old when he started working with glass. "It was like falling in love," he said. That love hasn't faded after 34 years of honing his craft on Murano, a...

UK climate-change activists arrested over plan to fly drones around Heathrow Airport

iStock(LONDON) -- Police in the UK have arrested twelve environmental activists over plans to fly drones around the UK’s busiest airport to bring attention to climate change. The plans had no impact on flight...

Newly discovered comet likely an 'interstellar visitor,' NASA says

FILE photo. (brightstars/iStock)(PASADENA, Calif.) -- The discovery of a new comet scientists believe to be an "interstellar object" has set the astronomy community abuzz. If officially confirmed, the object would be only...

Italian police officer stabbed with 'much violence,' autopsy report says

piola666/iStock(ROME) -- An Italian police officer who was allegedly killed during a confrontation with two American teenagers was stabbed with "much violence," some wounds so deep that the base of the 7-inch blade left...

Water vapor and temperatures that could support life found on exoplanet, NASA says

jamesbenet/iStock(LONDON) -- Astronomers have located the first planet outside our solar system containing water vapor and temperatures that could support life, according to NASA. Data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope...

Duchess Meghan returns from maternity leave, launches capsule collection for Smart Works charity

NataliaCatalina/iStock(LONDON) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has debuted her latest project, a capsule fashion collection for charity. The Smart Set capsule collection of "workwear essentials" is on sale in stores and...

Russia launches wave of raids against opposition activists

Rus32/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Russia’s security services on Thursday launched a sweeping wave of raids targeting the anti-Kremlin opposition leader Alexey Navalny and his supporters, searching dozens of homes and offices...

Tourists in Cyprus run from explosions at nearby Turkish military base

200mm/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Terrified tourists were evacuated from a northern Cyprus hotel early Thursday morning following explosions at a nearby Turkish military base. Blasts at an ammunition depot showered the...

"Harry Potter" author JK Rowling donates $20 million to neurology research

Nirian/iStock(LONDON) -- J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, has donated almost $20 million (£15.3m) to support research into neurological conditions in honor of her late mother. The latest...

French investigators interview possible Jeffrey Epstein accusers

Cineberg/iStock(PARIS) -- Three possible victims of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sexual abuse have come forward in France after police there launched an inquiry into the conduct of the New York-based financier. Epstein died...

Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was as powerful as 10 billion atomic bombs, new research finds

Don Davis/NASA(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have found hard evidence in massive chunks of rocks that the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs was powerful enough to trigger wildfires, tsunamis and blast so much dust into the...

New Zealand firefighters perform haka in powerful tribute to 9/11 first responders

jimfeng/iStock(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- Firefighters in New Zealand paid tribute to the first responders who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. In remembrance of those first responders as well as those...

Brexit crisis: Scottish court says Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament is unlawful

Vladislav Zolotov/iStock(EDINBURGH, Scotland) -- Scotland's highest court dealt British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a new setback Wednesday when it ruled his five-week suspension of Parliament, known as prorogation,...

32-Year-old man in India pretends to be 81 to get into the US

Kameleon007/iStock(NEW DELHI) -- A 32-year-old man has been arrested at an Indian airport for pretending to be 81 in order to get into the USA. Jayesh Patel was stopped as he was trying to board a flight to New York at...

Russian media claim to identify alleged top CIA spy

Eplisterra/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Some Russian media outlets said Tuesday they believed they had identified the CIA spy who American news reports this week alleged had been at the heart of Vladimir Putin’s government,...

Newly released transcripts tell gruesome moments of Saudi columnist killed in embassy

CIL868/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Newly released transcripts provide insight into the final moments of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi before he was killed by Saudi agents inside the kingdom's...

US-led coalition hits ISIS 'infested' island in Iraq with 80,000 pounds of munitions

U.S. Air Force(BAGHDAD) -- The U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes against an Islamic State "infested" island in Iraq on Tuesday in order to deny what had become a safe haven for the terror group, according to...

An Iranian female soccer fan caught trying to enter stadium set herself on fire and died

Iranian women wait behind the gates of Tehran's Azadi Stadium trying to convince security officers to let them in, Nov. 10, 2018. (Somaye Malekian/ABC News)(TEHRAN, Iran) — A female Iranian soccer fan who had been...

Police identify bodies found at Grand Island motel

Police identify bodies found at Grand Island motel

Grand Island-Hastings-Kearney Intercity Bus Route Public Meetings

Grand Island-Hastings-Kearney Intercity Bus Route Public Meetings

AC unit causes Hastings house fire

AC unit causes Hastings house fire

Nebraska, Iowa ordered lowered for Sept. 11 observance

Nebraska, Iowa ordered lowered for Sept. 11 observance

Two bodies found at Grand Island motel

Two bodies found at Grand Island motel

Saturday's local scoreboard, Sept. 14

Saturday's local scoreboard, Sept. 14

Falls City Tops Syracuse on Homecoming Night

Falls City Tops Syracuse on Homecoming Night

Platteview rolls over Nebraska City

Platteview rolls over Nebraska City

Archbishop Bergan stifles Wilber-Clatonia in second half

Archbishop Bergan stifles Wilber-Clatonia in second half

Battle Creek Upsets Centennial; Snaps Broncos 15-Game Winning Streak

Battle Creek Upsets Centennial; Snaps Broncos 15-Game Winning Streak