Fusion power may be a more realistic prospect than you think. As Motherboard reports, researchers at the Energy Department's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered that a new magnetic field setup more than tripled the energy output of the fusion reaction hotspot in experiments, "approaching" the level required for self-sustaining ignition in plasmas. The hotspot's creation involved blasting 200 lasers at a fusion fuel pellet made from hydrogen isotopes like deuterium and tritium.
A Florida judge accepted a former college student's plea deal Monday for the random 2016 killing of a well-loved couple, allowing the now 25-year-old to plead guilty by reason of insanity and avoid jail time. Austin Harrouff — who was found by police chewing off one of the victim's faces — will now be sent to a secure mental health facility until doctors and a judge determine that he is no longer a danger to society, according to Florida news station WPLG. Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer made the decision after two psychologists determined that at the time of the brutal killings Harrouff, then 19 years old, had suffered an “acute psychotic episode” and was unable to distinguish right from wrong.
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Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose September execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved on Monday. The state agreed to never use lethal injection again as an execution method to put Alan Eugene Miller to death. Any future effort to execute him will be done by nitrogen hypoxia, an execution method authorized in Alabama but that has never been used to carry out a death sentence in the US.
Leaders in Volusia County are looking into a mystery. Erosion from Hurricane Nicole has unearthed a mysterious structure on the beach. Photos taken in the Daytona Beach Shores area show several pieces of debris in long rows.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis didn't wait long after his reelection to take another shot at The Walt Disney Co. — a powerhouse company the state has boxed this year. DeSantis, via his Twitter account, posted a clip from an appearance on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight where he commented on a recent Disney town hall at which new-yet-returning CEO Bob Iger discussed the state's ongoing feud with Disney. quot;I was sorry to see us dragged into that battle, and I have no idea what exactly its ramifications are in terms of the business itself.
Just before a midair collision that killed six at a Dallas air show, a group of historic fighter planes was told to fly ahead of a formation of bombers without any prior plan for coordinating altitude, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The report did not give a cause of the crash. A P-63 Kingcobra fighter was banking left when it struck a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber behind the left wing during the Nov. 12 air show featuring World War II-era planes, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its preliminary findings.
During Ukraine's counteroffensive this autumn, Ukrainian troops surrounded the city of Lyman. Lyman is an important hub in eastern Ukraine, and a larger Russian force was trapped there. Russian troops in Lyman and those who retreated took heavy losses, including an elite GRU unit.
Under New York law, prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney's office must prove that Weisselberg committed his many felonies “in behalf of” the Trump Organization, a clunky phrase that the judge overseeing the case has, in something of an understatement, called “a confusing area of the law. Ordinarily, when a company's financial whiz becomes a star witness against it, things are not looking great. But if the Trump Organization has any hope of an acquittal or a hung jury after weeks of embarrassing revelations, it rests on this phrase, which has set off fierce semantic debate.
A wealthy Connecticut woman whose criminal case file was sealed from public view was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail for secretly recording three people, including a minor, in a manner involving sexual desire. Hadley Palmer, 54, of Greenwich, was led out of the state courtroom in Stamford in handcuffs by judicial marshals. Judge John Blawie, who sealed Palmer's case file earlier this year over objections by the The Associated Press, ordered that the file remain sealed Tuesday, keeping the specifics of the charges included in an arrest warrant shielded from public view.
Yoon's comments come as officials from his country and the U.S. warn that North Korea may be preparing... to resume testing nuclear weapons for the first time since 2017. He also urged China - as North Korea's closest ally - to do more to influence Pyongyang.
Steve Goncalves, the father of University of Idaho murder victim Kaylee Goncalves, said the only solace he can find is that his daughter died in the same bed as Maddie Mogen, right by the side of her best friend for the past decade. Mogen and Goncalves, both 21-year-old students, had been inseparable since the beginning of middle school. "These girls were absolutely beautiful.
A pregnant woman left in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner after how her mother-in-law treated her. For Thanksgiving, she prepared her own meal to bring to family dinner at her mother-in-law's. During mealtime, her mother-in-law told her she would heat up the plate but served her own cooking instead. Afterward, she discovered her mother-in-law had thrown the plate away.
On February 17, WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport after less than one gram of cannabis oil was found in her luggage. A new report revealed that the prison where Griner resides is severely inhumane. According to CNN, Griner will remain at the IK-2 penal colony after losing her appeal.
Sam Bankman-Fried told Axios he doesn't know what happened to his $100 million stake in Twitter. Last week Elon Musk said SBF "certainly does not own shares in Twitter as a private company." Sam Bankman-Fried, the co-founder and former CEO of collapsed crypto exchange FTX, says he isn't sure what happened to his $100 million stake in Twitter.
Three stowaways were found on a ship's rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain's maritime rescue service said. The men found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port on Monday afternoon appeared to have symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia and were transferred to hospitals on the island for medical attention, according to Spain's Maritime Safety and Rescue Society. The survivors were all from Nigeria, the Spanish government's delegation in the Canary Islands told The Associated Press.
While Donald Trump faces the fallout from dining with a white supremacist and anti-Semites, Ron DeSantis and his team are doing what the former president can't: keep quiet. According to three people with knowledge of the directives, DeSantis' lieutenants have told his allies not to attack Trump over the now-notorious dinner. Instead, the potential 2024 Republican primary candidate and his advisers have aimed to keep the focus on Trump's decision to dine with Kanye West, a vocal anti-Semite, and Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist agitator.
The death of a pilot who fell out of a twin-engine plane in North Carolina in July was an accident, according to his autopsy report. Charles Hew Crooks, 23, who was co-piloting the CASA CN-212 Aviocar on July 29, suffered multiple blunt force injuries in an accidental fall, according to an autopsy report obtained Wednesday by NBC News from the North Carolina chief medical examiner's office. During the plane's third landing approach, the landing gear was damaged.
Florida has suspended backup quarterback Jalen Kitna indefinitely after his arrest on child pornography charges. “We are shocked and saddened to hear of the news involving Jalen Kitna,” a statement from Florida said. “These are extremely serious charges and the University of Florida and the [University Athletic Association] have zero tolerance for such behavior.”
New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz got into a heated exchange Tuesday after Shaheen shut down Cruz's questions for an ambassador nominee concerning allegations that then Vice President Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian officials to fire the country's top prosecutor in 2016. Cruz accused the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairwoman of "covering" for Biden after Shaheen prevented nominee George Kent from answering his questions during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.
At least two people have been killed and several others have been injured after an outbreak of severe storms spawned tornadoes that tore a path of destruction across the South on Tuesday and Wednesday. Emergency officials in Montgomery County, Alabama, said at least two people were killed early Wednesday morning when an EF-1 tornado with winds of 110 mph ripped through the region, bringing down trees and severely damaging homes and businesses. The tornado hit the Flatwood community on the northern side of Montgomery, according to Christina Thornton, director of the Montgomery City-County Emergency Management Agency.
A motorcyclist was badly injured and the driver of a stolen SUV was killed in a horrific chain-reaction collision on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu near Los Angeles, when the Lexus SUV careened into a pickup truck, causing the pickup to spin and crash into the rider. The crash was captured in a dramatic video by the motorcyclist, Stephen Levey, who was recording his ride on a phone hanging around his neck. “All of a sudden, there's a truck coming at my face,” Levey told station KTLA.
Ukrainian officials have been warning for months that—in addition to kicking Russia out of territories seized this year—they also intend to take back territories stolen before the war, including Crimea, the peninsula illegally annexed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2014. While some are urging Moscow to take the threat of a Ukrainian Crimea campaign seriously, others are working to downplay it. The so-called head of the committee of the Crimean parliament on public diplomacy and interethnic relations, Yuri Gempel, indicated Wednesday that Ukraine's statements about taking back Crimea are hogwash.
Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, is living in Tokyo, the Financial Times reported. The once high-profile Ma angered the Chinese authorities in 2020 and vanished from public view. The report said Ma was lying low in Tokyo and socializing mainly within private clubs.
Iranian authorities said Tuesday that two former members of the national soccer team arrested this month in connection with nationwide protests have been released on bail. The announcement came hours before Iran was set to play the U.S. at the World Cup in a politically charged match that authorities are heavily promoting as they grapple with nationwide protests that are well into their third month. Parviz Boroumand, a retired goalkeeper, was arrested nearly two weeks ago on charges of participating in protests in the capital, Tehran, and was accused of damaging property.
“Democrats succeeded again in making the former President a central campaign issue, and Mr. Trump helped them do it.”
“If you work…to install a Supreme Court that will eliminate constitutional rights, prepare to live with the electoral consequences.”
“Trump pretty reliably put his thumb on the scale for the riskiest and most flawed candidates.”
“The Republicans should have done much better on inflation and the economy. They lacked an effective and transparent message.”
“Where does Trump end and the far-right begin?”