Dozens reportedly killed in Egypt mosque attack

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Last Updated Nov 24, 2017 7:23 AM EST EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian security officials said Friday that militants had attacked a mosque in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, leaving dozens of casualties. Three police officers said the extremists attacked the al-Rawdah mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, 25 miles from the North Sinai provincial capital…

Cops: Naked man drives into tree while having sex; baby in backseat

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LA GRANDE, Wash. — Authorities say a man who was drunk, naked and having sex with a woman while driving south of Tacoma missed a curve and struck a tree. Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova says the crash happened at about 6 p.m. Wednesday on Mountain Highway East near La Grande. Bova says the…

8 N. Korean men wash ashore 700 miles away

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TOKYO — Japanese authorities were investigating Friday eight men found on Japan’s northern coast who say they are from North Korea and washed ashore after their boat broke down. Investigators believe the men are not defectors and wish to return home, according to Japanese media reports. Akita prefectural police said they found the men late…

As deaths mount, federal gun database scrutinized

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Potentially thousands of people who should not have guns are able to buy them because of an apparent failure of federal record-keeping. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review this week of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS. The mandate follows this month’s shooting massacre in Texas where the Air Force…