As of August 1, Florida’s rating agency, Demotech, downgraded the financial stability rating of one property insurance company and withdrawn ratings for two others.
- Associated Press
The U.N. envoy for Yemen warned that the risk of a return to fighting “is real,” urging warring parties to accept a longer extension of the current ceasefire due to expire next month. Hans Grundberg's stark warning late Tuesday came after he met in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, with Rashad al-Alimi, head of the internationally recognized presidential council, and in Oman's capital of Muscat with Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the chief negotiator of the Houthi rebels. Grundberg said in a statement he discussed a U.N. proposal to renew the truce for a longer time “to give Yemenis the opportunity to make progress on a wider basket of priorities."
- Fox News
North Korea fired a third ballistic missile into the sea ahead of Vice President Kamala Harris' trip to Seoul. The U.S. is conducting military exercises with South Korea.
John Chilembwe led opposition to British rule in Malawi - now he's got a statue in Trafalgar Square.
- CBS News
Police have identified the 14-year-old boy who was killed as he walked off the football field as Nicholas Elizade.
- Associated Press
An Iranian drone bombing campaign targeting the bases of an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq on Wednesday killed at least nine people and wounded 32 others, the Kurdish Regional Government’s Health Ministry said. The strikes took place as demonstrations continued to engulf the Islamic Republic after the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who was detained by the Iranian morality police. Iran’s attacks targeted Koya, some 65 kilometers (35 miles) east of Irbil, said Soran Nuri, a member of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Christopher Scarver, who killed Jeffrey Dahmer in prison, said in 2015 that he did it because Dahmer taunted inmates with food
In 2015, Christopher Scarver, the inmate who killed Jeffrey Dahmer, said he did it because Dahmer taunted inmates by shaping his food into body parts.
‘Logan’ Director James Mangold Reacts to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Return After Killing Him Off: ‘Everybody Chill… I’m All Good!’
“The Wolverine” and “Logan” director James Mangold initially reacted to the news that Hugh Jackman will reprise his eponymous mutant opposite Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool 3” with a gif depicting the fatal scene in “Logan” in which Jackman’s character is killed off for good. The R-rated “Logan” was billed as Jackman’s Wolverine swan song, but […]
- The Telegraph
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been “demoted” on the Royal family’s website to bottom billing alongside the Duke of York.
An off-duty Massachusetts National Guard member aggressively confronted a tour bus full of senior citizens thinking they were migrants
In a livestream of the pursuit, the off-duty officer slammed US immigration policy and referenced DeSantis' sending migrants to Martha's Vineyard.
In order to ensure his children have a 'normal' upbringing, Prince William reportedly told royal staff they can't wear this particular item of clothing.
"There was no room for debate, and I like to debate," Twain told singer Jessie Ware and her mother, Lennie, on the Table Manners podcast
"Obviously this means the lawyer must have given Trump actual legal advice," mused one social media wit.
- Business Insider
Trump asked British Prime Minister Theresa May to 'imagine if some animals with tattoos raped your daughter' in conversation about abortion: book
The former president also reportedly described then-Vice President Mike Pence, an evangelical Christian, as the "tough one" on abortion.
- South Florida Sun Sentinel
Nearly all of Florida — except areas south of Lake Okeechobee and the Panhandle — is in the National Hurricane Center’s forecast cone for Hurricane Ian, forecasters said. The latest forecast track shows the hurricane making landfall near Englewood and Port Charlotte, then moving northeast toward Orlando and Central Florida. The Gulf coast from Bonita Springs north to Tarpon Springs is under a ...
"Movie-making is very hard work over a very long period of time that consists of so many moments of joy slapped up against an equal number of feelings of self-loathing," the Oscar winner said.
- Miami Herald
This article tracking Hurricane Ian is available for free as a public service to all readers.
The children of Prince Joachim, Queen Margrethe's second son, will be counts and countess instead of princes and princess
No kid is immune to the occasional schoolyard fight. If someone makes you mad, your natural reaction may be to argue or hit back — but Prince George has a different strategy. In a recent disagreement at school, the 9-year-old allegedly had the cheekiest comeback for a kid, and it’s the most powerful flex about […]
- Miami Herald
The first fringes of winds, rain and tornadoes that come with Hurricane Ian reached Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties on Tuesday night, and gave a nasty taste of what might be coming Wednesday.
Prince William and Kate Middleton just changed their social media account *again.* Earlier this month, when Queen Elizabeth II quietly passed away at the age of 96, the royal family faced several changes, including a new monarch—King Charles III—and title updates. Two members who were affected by this were Prince William and Kate Middleton. At first, the pair extended their titles from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall. Then, they gained another