Honolulu man dies after fall into sewage-contaminated harbor

Saturday, April 8, 2006 A Honolulu man who fell into the sewage-contaminated Ala Wai Yacht Harbor died Thursday night of a massive bacterial infection that caused the loss of one of his legs, septic shock, and ultimately organ failure. Oliver Johnson, 34, a Honolulu mortgage broker, died between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. HST Thursday (0715-0730 UTC Friday) when his family […]

Interview with Vicky Colbourne, Regional Council candidate for Wards 2 & 6 in Brampton, Canada

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 The upcoming 2006 Brampton municipal election, to be held November 13, features an array of candidates looking to represent their wards in city council or the council of the Peel Region. Wikinews contributor Nick Moreau contacted many of the candidates, including Vicky Colbourne, asking them to answer common questions sent in an email. This ward’s incumbent […]

Man arrested in connection with Honolulu toddler death

Saturday, January 19, 2008 Matthew Higa, 23, has been arrested in connection with the death of a 23-month-old boy. Higa is alleged to have thrown the child from a pedestrian overpass into oncoming traffic on Honolulu’s H-1 Freeway. The local coroner’s office noted that the child died on impact after falling 30 feet (9 meters) from the overpass. This occurred […]

Wikinews interviews candidate for New York City mayor Vitaly Filipchenko

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Vitaly Filipchenko. Image: Campaign to Elect Vitaly for NYC Mayor. In early May, Wikinews extended an invitation to Vitaly Filipchenko, an independent candidate in the 2021 New York City mayoral election, set to take place November 2nd, alongside other candidates. Filipchenko answered some questions about his policies and campaign during a phone interview. Filipchenko, registered on […]

Lobby groups oppose plans for EU copyright extension

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 People from all over Europe came to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s party, which coincided with FOSDEM 2008. The European Commission currently has proposals on the table to extend performers’ copyright terms. Described by Professor Martin Kretschmer as the “Beatles Extension Act”, the proposed measure would extend copyright from 50 to 95 years after recording. A vast […]

Shuttle launch called off due to faulty fuel tank sensor

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 NASA control room The U.S. space agency NASA called off the launch of Space shuttle Discovery today after a problem with a fuel sensor in the external tank used to detect fuel exhaustion. According to the agency-run NASA TV, the low-fuel sensor was either malfunctioning or damaged. The launch was already facing the threat of a […]

Australian health workers to close intensive care units in Victoria next week

Thursday, March 13, 2008 Logo of the Health Services Union Members of Australia’s Health Services Union (HSU) will go on strike in Victoria next week in a dispute over stalled wage and career structure negotiations. Over 5000 physiotherapists, speech pathologists and radiation therapists will walk off the job next week, effectively closing the state’s 68 largest health services. The strike […]

British Airways give medals to Flight 38’s crew

Thursday, July 10, 2008 The airliner after the accidentImage: Marc-Antony Payne . The three members of the flight crew and thirteen members of British Airways Flight 38 have been awarded with the BA Safety Medal. The airline considers the award to be its highest accolade and has only awarded it three times before. On January 17 the Boeing 777 airliner […]