Welcome to NileNET!

Wrongfully convicted Massachusetts man freed after 27 years

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 01:40:31 -0500

A Massachusetts man who spent over two decades in prison for what a court is calling a wrongful murder and armed robbery conviction has been released from prison

With jury set, Potter trial turns to opening statements

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 01:22:50 -0500

Two views of the Minnesota police officer who killed Daunte Wright will collide in opening statements at her manslaughter trial

Scott Peterson faces new life sentence in wife's 2002 death

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:41:14 -0500

Scott Peterson is set to be resentenced to life in prison in the 2002 slayings of his pregnant wife and unborn son

Today in History

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:00:55 -0500

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2021. There are 23 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. On this date: In 1813, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, was first performed in Vienna, with Beethoven himself conducting. In 1886, the American Federation of Labor was founded in Columbus, Ohio. In 1949, the Chinese Nationalist government moved from the Chinese mainland to Formosa as the Communists pressed their attacks. In 1972, a United Airlines Boeing 737 crashed while attempting to land at Chicago-Midway Airport, killing 43 of the 61 people on board, as well as two people on the ground; among the dead were Dorothy Hunt, wife of Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt, U.S. Rep. George W. Collins, D-Ill., and CBS News correspondent Michele Clark. In 1980, rock star and former...

Test feeding plan in works for starving Florida manatees

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 23:25:08 -0500

Normally giving food to wild animals is considered off limits

Zuckerberg, Chan to invest up to $3.4B for science advances

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 23:25:56 -0500

A spokesperson for the company that runs the philanthropy of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, said the company is investing up to $3.4 billion to advance human health over 10 to 15 years

Ex-Montana police chief pleads guilty to child porn charge

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 23:31:36 -0500

A former Montana police chief has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography via social media

6 charged with running deadly Mexico-based kidnapping ring

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 23:41:24 -0500

Federal officials say six people have been charged in Los Angeles with running a Mexico-based kidnapping ring that took nine people hostage and demanded ransom from their U.S. relatives but killed six of the victims

Woman says Maxwell abused her at age 14

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:02:49 -0500

One of Ghislaine Maxwell’s accusers says the British socialite once felt her naked 14-year-old body before telling her it would be a “great body” for financier Jeffrey Epstein and his friends

NTSB: Poor planning led to deadly Texas pipeline blast

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 23:43:24 -0500

Federal investigators say a dredge operator’s inadequate communication, planning, and risk management likely led to a propane pipeline blast at a Texas port that killed five people last year

NFL Week 13 Stats: Taylor touchdown streak rolls on

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 10:00:00 GMT

Sky Sports Cricket statistician - and big Buffalo Bills fan - Benedict Bermange dives into the 2021 NFL season to pick out the best stats from each week...

Ashes in a nutshell: England blown away in Brisbane

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 09:44:00 GMT

Rory Burns bowled first ball, Joe Root gone for a duck and five wickets on his captaincy debut for Pat Cummins as Australia dominated. Here is day one of The Ashes in a nutshell...

Chelsea form a blip - or something more?

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 08:50:00 GMT

Chelsea slipped from first to third in the Premier League in a matter of hours at the weekend after they twice surrendered a lead to lose 3-2 at West Ham.

Hussain: Toss call tricky but England got it wrong

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 09:30:00 GMT

After England were rolled for 147 having elected to bat first in the Ashes opener, Nasser Hussain looks at Joe Root's decision at the toss, the omissions of Stuart Broad and James Anderson, a "perfect" day for Australia and how the tourists can bounce back…

Overmars signs new deal as Ajax director of football

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 08:19:00 GMT

Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has signed a new deal at the club.

Jones changes mind on Itoje's England captaincy credentials

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 07:18:00 GMT

Eddie Jones has changed his mind on Maro Itoje's potential as a future England captain, saying that he has seen the Saracens lock mature a great deal over the past six months.

Australian athletes prepare for Beijing despite diplomatic boycott

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 07:16:00 GMT

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) said their government's decision to join the US diplomatic boycott of next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing will have no impact on their preparations for the Games.

Mugabi talks Motherwell future, Southampton stint & more

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Bevis Mugabi admits he took a step into the unknown when he joined Motherwell in 2019.

England skittled for 147 as Cummins take five

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Pat Cummins enjoyed a dream start to life as Australia captain as he led from the front with a first Ashes five-for to bowl England out for 147 on day one of the opening Test.

Ashes Blog: England rolled for 147 in Ashes opener

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 07:52:00 GMT

December 2021