President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine warned of a global hunger “catastrophe,” as he accused Russia of blocking exports of “our grain, barley, sunflower and more.”Ripple effect across the globe »
The emirate of Umm al-Quwain plans a $675 million development on a island just across a lagoon from the deactivated airport where Bout's plane sits. His legacy, however, lives on even as workers disassemble the aircraft's wings — Bout is in the news again as Russia has suggested America trade him for U.S. citizens held by Moscow amid its war on Ukraine. I had not realized that the plane was there to this day," said Stephen Braun, the co-author of a book on the gunrunner called “Merchant of Death."
There is new information today into the deadly shooting inside a Butler County Walmart. Anthony Brown is being held in the Butler County Jail after he was arrested following a SWAT standoff in Middletown. Fairfield Township Police said Brown told employees to give him phones and when a shopper identified as 35-year-old Adam Black of Columbus, tried to stop him, police said Brown shot and killed Black.
Former President Donald Trump's mangled recitation of the names of the 21 Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting victims at the National Rifle Association's convention on Friday made Twitter critics' blood run cold. The names of the 19 children and two teachers, broken up into hardly recognizable syllables in Trump's stumbling pronunciation, were interspersed with the funereal sound of a gong. Despite the tragedy, Trump hailed the NRA in his speech at its convention in Houston and ended his remarks with his trademark clenched fists and “cha-cha-cha” dance move.
"Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers," Debra Austin, Irma's cousin, posted on the GoFundMe page. "I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 25 years was too much to bear." The online fundraiser far exceeded the US$10,000, with several contributors posting message of support for the Garcia family.
Each time a high-profile mass shooting happens in America, a grieving and incredulous nation scrambles for answers. Three years ago, Jillian Peterson, an associate professor of criminology at Hamline University, and James Densley, a professor of criminal justice at Metro State University, decided to take a different approach. In their view, the failure to gain a more meaningful and evidence-based understanding of why mass shooters do what they do seemed a lost opportunity to stop the next one from happening.
Several years before my father's death, he offered me and my two siblings each an early “cash gift” from his estate in the amount of whatever the maximum non-taxable amount was at the time. My siblings took the cash and I decided to take it in stock valued the same as the cash amount. Fast forward five years: My father just passed away and my siblings bought expensive toys and luxury automobiles with their cash, while my stock is worth many times what it was when it was given to me.
STORY: Friends and family attended a birthday mass celebrated to commemorate Perez Mora's life. After blowing out the candles, the party continued outside the church. Perez Mora, who enjoys good health and a cup of strong aguardiente liquor every day, has 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren, Guinness said in a press release.
Examples are emerging as more details come to light about the massacre at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex., and the responses of politicians, companies and cops in its wake. To be clear–and for purposes of the requisite disclaimer to pre-empt the Blue Lives crowd that'll jump in my DMs after reading this–there were heroes in Uvalde.
Police say security video shows the back door of Robb Elementary was propped open by a teacher. The gunman barricaded himself in a classroom, and killed 19 children and two adults. Security footage from Robb Elementary School in Texas shows that a back door was propped open by a teacher before Tuesday's deadly mass shooting, Texas law enforcement officials said.
Archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan city filled with palaces, pyramids and plazas on a construction site of what will become an industrial park near Merida, on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The site, called Xiol, has features of the Mayan Puuc style of architecture, archaeologists said, which is common in the southern Yucatan Peninsula but rare near Merida. "We think more than 4,000 people lived around here," said Carlos Peraza, one of the archaeologists who led the excavation of the city, estimated to have been occupied from 600-900 A.D. "There were people from different social classes...
In fact the gun is critical in the amount of destruction any shooter can deliver. Assault rifles cause extreme trauma to the human body, and bullets are spit out lightning fast, allowing a gunman to do maximum damage extremely quickly. A pediatric trauma surgeon at the University Hospital in San Antonio who helped save the lives of children wounded at the Uvalde elementary school told CNN earlier this week that the high velocity bullets rip out “large areas” of tissue that instantly trigger massive hemorrhaging that can kill someone within five minutes.
A Coweta County judge has found a man guilty in what he's calling the “worst child molestation case” he had ever seen. Derrol Allen Grant was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences followed by 60 years for four counts of aggravated child molestation, one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes, one count of aggravated sexual battery and three counts of child molestation. DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks] Newnan Police began to investigate Grant in 2018 after a child told a friend -- who then told a school counselor -- that Grant had been abusing the victim for six years.
Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said Russian President Vladimir Putin told him on Friday that Moscow would meet its natural gas delivery commitments to Austria and was ready to discuss a prisoner swap with Ukraine. Nehammer made the comments to reporters after the two leaders held a 45-minute telephone call that Nehammer described as a chance to confront Putin with the realities of the war in Ukraine and discuss prospects for humanitarian solutions. Asked what Putin had told him about gas deliveries, the Austrian conservative said: "He also raised the subject (and said) that all deliveries would be completed in full."
Lee Greenwood, the staple of Trump rallies and the most prominent musician to pull out the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Texas, told Fox News on Friday that his conscience would not allow him to perform at the event in the wake of the Uvalde school shooting. Greenwood directly cited the massacre that left 19 children and two adults dead as the cause of his last-minute pang of conscience. During an appearance on Fox & Friends on Friday, Greenwood added: “For me to go and play at the NRA just days after the shooting would be an endorsement, and people would then deem that as [me saying] 'I like this weapon.
The police chief of the Uvalde, Texas, school district initially told the public there were "some deaths" in the wake of the school shooting. Authorities alleged that Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo made a "wrong" call during the massacre. Arredondo delayed cops from breaching the classroom where the gunman carried out the rampage, an official said.
Russia needs huge financial resources for its military operation in Ukraine, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday, putting the amount of budget stimulus for the economy at 8 trillion roubles ($120 billion). Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24, which prompted the West to impose sanctions against Moscow that have already fanned inflation to near 18% and pushed the country to the brink of recession. "Money, huge resources are needed for the special operation," Siluanov said in a lecture at a Moscow financial university.
Donald Trump kicked off his appearance at the National Rifle Association's annual convention on Friday by awkwardly reading the names of the 21 people slaughtered with an AR-15-style rifle in Uvalde a few days earlier. The NRA played a recording of a bell clanging as the former president strained to pronounce the names of the victims. Trump echoed Republican lawmakers and conservative pundits by bashing Democrats for “virtue cycling” in the wake the massacre, blaming the shooting on everything but guns, and proposing a series of impractical solutions to the epidemic of mass shootings in America.
Video shows an ambush of a Russian armored vehicle near Kharkiv in Ukraine. English-speaking fighters emerge from a wooded area and hit their target with a rocket. According to Britain's i newspaper, one of the men is a former Royal Marine whose mother is an MP. Video footage shows the moment a group of Western volunteers ambushed and destroyed a Russian armored vehicle in Ukraine.
LONDON (Reuters) -Fire ripped through a superyacht in southwest England on Saturday, sending thick plumes of black smoke into the sky and eventually sinking the vessel after it briefly drifted across its marina. The Environment Agency said the yacht contained about 9 tonnes of diesel, prompting concerns about pollution and forcing local areas and nearby beaches to briefly close. Police and fire officials said the 85 foot (26 metre) yacht in Torquay, Devon, had been "well alight" by midday.
Let's take a look at what Dalio's hedge fund holds instead. Sign up for our MoneyWise newsletter to receive a steady flow of actionable ideas from Wall Street's top firms. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) According to Bridgewater's latest 13F filing to the SEC, the fund held 22.72 million shares of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF at the end of March.
A suspended Virginia Tech Hokie linebacker took the stand in his own defense during his trial for killing a person who he alleges pretended to be a woman during an intimate encounter. Isimemen Etute, 19, stands accused of the 2021 murder of Jerry Paul Smith, 40, who Etute met under the name “Angie." After a near-anonymous sexual encounter with Angie and her apartment on April 10, 2021 — during which Etute allegedly told detectives she kept her place dark, hid her face with a hoodie and paid him $50 after performing oral sex on him, according to ABC affiliate WJLA — Etute allegedly said he began to suspect Angie was not a woman.
Medicare recipients will get a premium reduction — but not until next year — reflecting what Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Friday was an overestimate in costs of covering an expensive and controversial new Alzheimer's drug. Becerra's statement said the 2022 premium should be adjusted downward but legal and operational hurdles prevented officials from doing that in the middle of the year. Medicare Part B premiums jumped by $22 a month, to $170.10, for 2022, in part because of the cost of the drug Aduhelm, which was approved despite weak evidence that it could slow the progression of Alzheimer's.
Is student loan forgiveness finally on the way to help the millions of Americans looking for assistance? According to a report by The Washington Post, the Biden administration plans to cancel $10,000 in student debt per borrower. The move would be consistent with the President's campaign promise in 2020.
The mass murder of 19 children and two of their teachers in Texas last week prompted Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to say he's hopeful Senators can find “a bipartisan solution” to the problem. "I am hopeful that we could come up with a bipartisan solution," he said. While it is notable that McConnell signaled his willingness to talk about changes to laws that regulate gun ownership in the United States, in McConnell's case, it's only a small step above immediately dismissing action on guns.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a staunch ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, threatened to attack Poland over its support for Ukraine. Speaking in a video that was posted to social media on Wednesday, the warlord warned that Poland had “better take back” the weapons it supplied to its neighbor. “The issue of Ukraine is closed,” said Kadyrov, via a translation from a BBC reporter.
“It could give millions a chance to finally buy a house or start their business or help their kids get an education, too.”
“You signed a contract…If you don’t want to deal with the financial pressure of debt, don’t take out the loan.”
“Without action from Biden, Black student debt will hinder his agenda with respect to eliminating racial inequities.”
“Blanket relief could end up routing too much relief to those who do not need it and too little to those who do.”
“Unlike a number of other policy issues, student debt relief doesn’t need to be pushed through a narrowly controlled Congress.”