Two killed, rivers flooded as fierce typhoon hits Tokyo

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit Tokyo paralyzed the Japanese capital on Saturday, leaving millions confined indoors and streets deserted as fierce rain and wind killed two, flooded rivers and threatened widespread damage. A 50-year-old man was killed near Tokyo early on Saturday in a car overturned by punishing winds, while another… Read More Two killed, rivers flooded as fierce typhoon hits Tokyo

One dead, thousands flee as wildfire sweeps through northern Los Angeles

A fierce, wind-driven wildfire swept through foothills and canyons along the northern edge of Los Angeles on Friday, engulfing homes, closing roads and devouring acres of dry brush and chaparral as 100,000 residents were forced to flee. At least one death was attributed to the fire, a man who authorities said suffered a heart attack… Read More One dead, thousands flee as wildfire sweeps through northern Los Angeles

Major financial companies quit Facebook cryptocurrency project

Facebook Inc’s ambitious efforts to establish a global digital currency called Libra suffered severe setbacks on Friday, as major payment companies including Mastercard and Visa Inc quit the group behind the project. The two companies announced they would leave the association on Friday afternoon, as did EBay Inc, Stripe Inc. and Latin American payments company… Read More Major financial companies quit Facebook cryptocurrency project

Four dead, three injured following shooting at illegal gambling club in Brooklyn

Four men were killed and three people wounded early on Saturday in a shooting at an unlicensed gambling club in New York City, police said. Officers responding to a 911 call of shots fired at an address on Utica Avenue in the borough of Brooklyn found victims inside ranging in age from 32 to 49… Read More Four dead, three injured following shooting at illegal gambling club in Brooklyn