‘I wish her well,’ Trump says of Ghislaine Maxwell

U.S. President Donald Trump said that he wishes Ghislaine Maxwell ‘well,’ as she faces charges for recruiting, grooming and ultimately sexually abusing minors as young as 14 as Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged accomplice.

Powerful quake jolts Alaska towns, produces small tsunami

A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly scrambled for higher ground over fears of a tsunami.

Fort Hood soldier’s body found near base; third death in month

U.S. Army officials on Tuesday said that the body of a Fort Hood solider was found near the Texas army base, marking the third time in a month that a Fort Hood soldier’s body has been discovered.

Police say 15 shot as gunfire erupts outside Chicago funeral home

Fifteen people were shot, one person was being questioned and multiple suspects were being sought after gunfire erupted outside a funeral home on Chicago’s South Side where at least one squad car was present, police said.

U.S. orders China to close its consulate in Houston

The United States said Wednesday that it has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston ‘to protect American intellectual property’ and the private information of Americans.

U.S. convent lost 13 religious sisters to COVID-19, with 12 dying in one month

Coronavirus spread so quickly through a convent in Michigan that it claimed the lives of 12 sisters in one month.

Italian officers arrested for helping drug dealers during lockdown

Seven Carabinieri officers were arrested in northern Italy Wednesday for allegedly helping drug dealers evade the country’s coronavirus lockdown to obtain supplies and for alleged abuses of power dating back several years, including the extortion and torture of suspects.

Prince Philip, 99, makes rare public appearance

Prince Philip has made a rare public appearance as he attended a military ceremony at Windsor Castle to transfer a long-held ceremonial role to his daughter-in-law Camilla.

Texas COVID-19 hot spot is facing a ‘tsunami’ of patients, overwhelming hospitals

There is fear and concern in Hidalgo County, where health officials say COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on communities. Hospitals started reaching capacity earlier this month in the Rio Grande Valley, which has become the main hotspot in Texas.

Ukraine’s leader reveals details of talks with hostage-taker

An armed man who took more than a dozen hostages on a long-distance bus in Ukraine’s western city of Lutsk on Tuesday fulfilled the agreement he had reached with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and released them shortly after Zelenskiy urged Ukrainians to watch an animal rights documentary, the president said Wednesday.