National News + World News

Famous spokesman asked to be let go

NATIONAL NEWS (FOX44) The world's biggest hamburger chain has been asked to let its most famous spokesman go. A letter to Mcdonald's ran on May 18th in six major newspapers.

Gabrielle Giffords undergoes surgery

NATIONAL NEWS (FOX44) Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will undergo surgery on May 18th while her husband is in space. Doctors will replace a piece of Giffords' skull with a plastic implant.

Ireland, South Korea, Brazil, China, The Philippines

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Ireland, Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Ireland is off to a rocky start. Even the biggest security operation in Irish history couldn't stop some rioters furious over Queen Elizabeth’s visit.

On This Day In History, New York Stock Exchange Is Founded

1630 - Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi saw the belts on Jupiter's surface. 1756 - Britain declared war on France, beginning the French and Indian War.

A New Interim Caretaker For Al Qaeda Announced

A top Al Qaeda analyst believes Saif Al-Adel is serving as interim caretaker for the terrorist group after Osama Bin Laden's death.

Holocaust Survivors Gather In Washington For Remembrance Ceremony

Survivors of the Holocaust gathered with government dignitaries in Washington to remember the World War II era tragedy. A ceremony was held at the Capitol for Holocaust Remembrance Days.

Queen Elizabeth II visits Ireland

Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Ireland today the first British Monarch to visit the country in more than 100 years. The Queen arrived just hours after police discovered a bomb on a bus outside Dublin.

Missing journalist in Syria

A journalist goes missing in Syria. Dorothy Parvas of Al Jazeera English went to cover the protests in Syria on April 29th--she hasn't been seen since. Her friends and family say they haven't heard anything from her in weeks.

Space Shuttle Endeavor wakes up

The crew of Space Shuttle Endeavor are already getting their day started. Mission Controllers played "Beautiful Day" by U2 to rouse the crew. Commander Mark Kelly's family requested the song.

England, Israel, Sweden, Australia, Mexico, Norway

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – England, a bomb threat shuts down areas surrounding London’s Buckingham Palace. Large parts of Central London have been sealed off following a bomb threat by an Irish militant group.