Record number of failed banks reported in US for February

Sunday, March 1, 2009 According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), a record number of banks for a calendar month have failed in the United States in February. A total of 10 banks failed in February, more than any other month since October of 2000. A total of 16 banks have closed this year […]

Tributes paid to recently deceased US actor Chadwick Boseman

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Over the weekend, tributes were paid to US actor Chadwick Boseman, including Sunday’s commercial-free airing of Black Panther and a special retrospective about Boseman entitled “A Tribute For a King” by American Broadcasting Company (ABC). Boseman died on Friday after being diagnosed with colon cancer four years earlier. Boseman, who rose […]

Copiapó, Chile mining accident: in depth

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Rescue efforts in the San José Mine, on August 10. Image: desierto_atacama. Laurence Golborne, Mining Minister of Chile. Image: Ministerio Secretaría General de Gobierno de Chile. The rescue of the Chilean miners trapped in the San José Mine in Copiapó, codenamed Operación San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo Operation), began on Tuesday night, […]

Canada’s Eglinton—Lawrence (Ward 16) city council candidates speak

Wikinews This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details. Friday, November 3, 2006 On November 13, Torontoians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Eglinton—Lawrence (Ward 16). Two candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for […]

American teenage girl charged with murder of her mother

Sunday, December 19, 2004 CRAIG, Alaska —Rachelle Waterman, (aka Rachelle Ann Monica Waterman and “smchyrocky”), a 16-year-old girl from Craig, Alaska, USA, has been charged with the first degree murder of her mother. The case has rapidly received a wide following on the Internet, partly because Waterman kept a public record of her thoughts and […]

UK Supreme Court rules prorogation of parliament unlawful

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 2015 Image: Diliff. Today at 10:30 BST (0930 UTC), the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom issued a ruling on the prorogation — a procedural suspension — of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until October 14. The court found that it could rule on the […]

Wikinews interviews author and filmmaker Peter John Ross

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Wikinews held an exclusive interview with American author and filmmaker Peter John Ross. The head of Sonnyboo Productions, an independent film studio based in Columbus, Ohio, he has made numerous short films as well as co-directed a feature, the World War II B-movie Horrors of War. He has also written a […]

US President Obama authorizes airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq

Friday, August 8, 2014 Watch President Barack Obama’s statement here United States President Barack Obama appeared in the State Dining Room at the White House Thursday night saying he was authorizing two operations in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) insurgency. They were launched to help religious minorities who are […]

UK Wikinews Shorts: July 8, 2013

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, July 8, 2013. Retrieved from “,_2013&oldid=1981592”

Canada’s Don Valley West (Ward 25) city council candidates speak

Friday, November 3, 2006 On November 13, Torontonians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Don Valley West (Ward 25). Three candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include John Blair, Robertson Boyle, Tony Dickins, Cliff Jenkins (incumbent), and […]