Parents of boy who dropped out of university before making history blame school

DNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A Belgian boy who was on track to become the youngest person to graduate from college has dropped out, leaving his parents and school administrators quarreling over who is to blame. Laurent...

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says genocide claims 'misleading'

RonTech2000/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader of Myanmar defended her government from accusations of genocide against the Rohingya community at the United Nation's top court on Wednesday, calling the...

Brexit hangs in the balance as polls open in Britain's general election

oversnap/iStock(LONDON) -- Britain goes to the polls for the third time in four years Thursday to determine whom the public wants to resolve the stalemate over Brexit. Polling booths in the historic election opened at 7...

New Zealand authorities face risks as they prepare to recover bodies from volcanic island

dan_prat/iStock(LONDON) -- At first light on Friday, New Zealand authorities plan to begin the dangerous task of retrieving the bodies of tourists left stranded on White Island where a volcano erupted earlier this week. ...

Greenland ice sheet melting could expose 400 million people to flooding by end of century, study says

iStock(NEW YORK) -- About 400 million people could be at risk for flooding by the end of the century should the Greenland ice shelf continue to melt at its current pace, according to a new study. The ice shelf, one of...

Pompeo pushes back on Lavrov claim Trump didn't raise Russia's election interference

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday pushed back on claims by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that President Donald Trump did not warn Russia against interfering...

Greta Thunberg named "Time" magazine's 2019 Person of the Year

DisobeyArt/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, was named Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year on Wednesday morning. Known as "Man of the Year" or "Woman of the Year" until 1999,...

Suicide car bombing hits medical facility at Bagram military base in Afghanistan

KeithBinns/iStock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A suicide bomber struck an under construction medical facility in Bagram, the largest U.S. military base in northern Afghanistan, Wednesday morning, Afghan and U.S. officials said. ...

Death toll from New Zealand volcano climbs to eight

Echinophoria/iStock(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- New Zealand doctors need an estimated 1.2 million square centimeters of skin grafts to continue treating burn victims from Monday's volcano eruption, officials said. Dr....

'Dossier' author Chris Steele refutes key points in DOJ watchdog report on Russia probe

iStock(LONDON) -- Christopher Steele, the author of the controversial "Steele dossier" and a central figure in the Justice Department inspector general's report on the Russia investigation, says the report included...

New mobile app helps Inuit people hunt and navigate through ice melting from climate change

StphaneLemire/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A new mobile app could help members of the Inuit indigenous community to navigate the effects of climate change. Named after the Inuktitut word for sea ice, Siku provides tools and...

Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against accusations of genocide at the Hague

RonTech2000/iStock(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) -- Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, will appear at the United Nations' International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to defend the country against accusations of...

Chilean Air Force plane carrying 38 people missing, presumed crashed

StanRohrer/iStock(SANTIAGO, Chile) -- The Chilean Air Force announced Monday evening that a C-130 Hercules aircraft has gone missing after taking off from an air base in Puntas Arenas, Chile. The C-130 was bound for the...

Ukraine and Russia agree to prisoner exchange by year's end

Fredex8/iStock(PARIS) -- Russia and Ukraine agreed on Monday to several steps for improving the situation around the war in eastern Ukraine at a major peace summit in Paris, but did not make any major breakthroughs for...

Hospital shooting leaves multiple dead and injured in Czech Republic

Albertem/iStock(OSTRAVA, Czech Republic) -- At least six people have been killed and two others seriously injured in a shooting in a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The shooting happened Tuesday morning at the...

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi named Miss Universe 2019

JadeThaiCatwalk/iStock(ATLANTA) -- Sunday saw the Miss Universe crown go to South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi. She bested 90 other women competing in the annual pageant that was filmed by Tyler Perry Studios. People reports...

Russian court upholds release of American held for 2 years over cleaning product

DNY59/iStock(MOSCOW) -- A Moscow court has upheld a decision to release an American man who spent almost two years in a Russian jail after he was put on trial over a cleaning product he bought online. Gaylen Grandstaff, a...

Finnish minister Sanna Marin to be world's youngest prime minister at 34

Derek Brumby/iStock(HELSINKI, Finland) -- The world's youngest prime minister is a woman. Sanna Marin is expected to be confirmed this week as prime minister of Finland by the country's Parliament. The 34-year-old was...

Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption rises to six

Echinophoria/iStock(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) -- At least five people were killed and many more remain missing after a volcano erupted on a small island in New Zealand on Monday, officials said. New Zealand Police Deputy...

Russia, Ukraine to hold 1st major peace summit in years next week

Fredex8/iStock(WASHINGTON) --  Russia and Ukraine will hold peace talks at a summit in Paris on Monday, the first time in three years there have been high-level talks between the two countries focused on ending the...

CHI Health St Francis gives tours of new cancer center

CHI Health St Francis gives tours of new cancer center

Adrian Smith: "No evidence of any crime" in Impeachment Effort

Adrian Smith: "No evidence of any crime" in Impeachment Effort

Iowa state center under investigation; top official put on leave

Iowa state center under investigation; top official put on leave

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

Rural Nebraska church destroyed by early morning fire

Rural Nebraska church destroyed by early morning fire

Peru State Booster Club hosting annual powerlifting meet on Jan. 11

Peru State Booster Club hosting annual powerlifting meet on Jan. 11

MLB draft relocating to Omaha ahead of College World Series

MLB draft relocating to Omaha ahead of College World Series

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 12

Thursday's River Country Scoreboard, Dec. 12

Scottsbluff/Gering to host Class B state golf the next three years

Scottsbluff/Gering to host Class B state golf the next three years

Creek Valley squares off vs. North Platte St. Pat's for the first time

Creek Valley squares off vs. North Platte St. Pat's for the first time