national news

The US has so far launched dozens of air strikes to halt the Islamic State offensive in northern IraqTargets will be precise, on jihadist strongholds, logistics, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told lawmakers.

2014-09-16 09:17:28 -0600

Probably as close to Komodo dragon as you want to be in wildThe Indonesian island of Komodo is home to a carnivorous giant lizard that dominates the local ecosystem, and a group of visitors were recently lucky enough to capture it on film. The Komodo dragon can grow up to 10 feet in length and although they have a poisonous bite with enough venom to kill a person within hours , attacks on humans are rare. In this video, English teacher Jonathan Hawkins marvels at the size of the animal, comparing it to a dinosaur. Credit: YouTube/Jonathan Hawkins

2014-09-16 08:30:16 -0600

Brawl Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Over Flight MH-17 VoteKIEV (Reuters) - Dozens of angry protesters near the Ukrainian parliament seized a prominent opposition deputy on Tuesday and dumped him in a trash container, accusing him of failing to back laws to end the turbulence in the country. The incident involved Vitaly Zhuravsky, a former member of ousted President Viktor Yanukovich's party. It was unclear why Zhuravsky drew the ire of the protesters, but the incident occurred before a parliamentary session at which lawmakers ratified an agreement with the European Union and backed laws to provide separatist-held regions with a special status. ...

2014-09-16 10:20:56 -0600