Brazil sank a decommissioned aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean off its northeast coast, the Brazilian Navy said, despite warnings from environmentalists that the rusting 1960s French-built ship would pollute the sea and the marine food chain. The 32,000-tonne carrier had been floating offshore for three months since Turkey refused it entry to be scrapped there because it was an environmental hazard and the ship was towed back to Brazil. The carrier was scuttled in a "planned and controlled sinking" late on Friday, the Navy said in a statement, that would "avoid logistical, operational, environmental and economic losses to the Brazilian state," it said.
Whether you dread it or welcome it, daylight saving time is fast approaching this year. More specifically, daylight saving will begin at 2 a.m., meaning that at that time, the time will either automatically jump over to 3 a.m. – depending on the device – or you'll need to set it forward. As a result of the time change, sunset will be an hour later on March 12 than it was on March 11.
Instead of doing that, management decided that we should just move a bunch of people from the day shift to the night shift." "CEO announced to the company, amid concerns of being overworked, that other people have it worse and 'if you don't like it you can leave. So everyone left."
California wildlife officials have called off the search for a mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy who was on a hiking trail in rural Northern California, saying there was little chance of capturing the animal. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday that DNA testing confirmed that a mountain lion was responsible for the attack last Tuesday in San Mateo County, south of San Francisco. “This lack of access, combined with worsening weather and the nomadic nature of mountain lions has diminished the chances for a successful capture," said Capt. Patrick Foy, a department spokesman.
According to reports circulating on social media, Mangushev was shot in the head at close range, execution-style, at a checkpoint in the Russian-occupied part of Luhansk Oblast. Mangushev (call sign “Bereg”) was sent to the neurosurgery department of one of the hospitals in Kadiivka (which the Russians call Stakhanov) with a gunshot wound. So, performing with someone else's skull has brought (Mangushev) misfortune,” Kazanskyi wrote.
When the ancient Egyptian pyramids were originally erected, both in Giza and elsewhere, they didn't look sandy brown as they often do today; rather, they were covered in a layer of shiny sedimentary rock. "All the pyramids were cased with fine, white limestone," Mohamed Megahed, an assistant professor at the Czech Institute of Egyptology at Charles University in Prague, told Live Science. The limestone casing would have given the pyramids a smooth, polished layer that shined bright white under the Egyptian sun.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Western missions would "pay" for issuing security warnings and temporarily closing consulates in Turkey last week, while police said there was no serious threat to foreigners after detaining 15 Islamic State suspects on Sunday. Ankara summoned the ambassadors of nine countries on Thursday to criticise their decisions to temporarily shut diplomatic missions and issue security alerts. Turkish officials said the following day that Western nations, including the United States and Germany, had not shared information to back up their claims of a security threat.
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) lamented this week about how little she was getting paid as a member of Congress, claiming that her low congressional salary had made her “life miserable” as she “made a lot more money” before stepping into public service. While ostensibly there to talk about her newfound alliance with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the Ukraine war, and other right-wing culture war gripes, she also found time to complain about how hard it is being a congresswoman. “The nature of this job, it keeps members of Congress and senators in Washington so much of the time—too much of the time, to be honest with you—that we don't get to go home and spend more time with our families, our friends, all in our district, or maybe just be regular people,” the Georgia lawmaker grumbled.
The “Died Suddenly” film features a montage of headlines found on Google to falsely suggest they prove that sudden deaths have “never happened like this until now. The film has amassed more than 20 million views on an alternative video sharing website, and its companion Twitter account posts about more deaths and injuries daily. An AP review of more than 100 tweets from the account in December and January found that claims about the cases being vaccine related were largely unsubstantiated and, in some cases, contradicted by public information.
Donald Trump Jr. might be getting a call from his dad about this one. Joining social media buzz over the Chinese spy balloon that was shot down in U.S. airspace Saturday, Donald Trump's son on Sunday shared a joke about the incident, showing the former president's infamous portrayal as a giant, angry, diaper-wearing baby wielding a smartphone in its tiny hand. “Not gonna lie... this is funny,” Trump Jr. tweeted.
Pervez Musharraf, the four-star general who ruled Pakistan for nearly a decade after seizing power in a bloodless coup in 1999, oversaw rapid economic growth and attempted to usher in socially liberal values in the conservative Muslim country. Musharraf, 79, died in hospital after a long illness after spending years in self-imposed exile, Pakistan media reported on Sunday. But his heavy-handed use of the military to quell dissent as well as his continued backing of the United States in its fight against al Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban ultimately led to his downfall.
Police in southeastern Pennsylvania have released details of what they say appears to be a suicide pact between a young woman and her parents, including a chilling letter left behind by her mother. Morgan Daub, 26, and her parents, James Daub, 62, and Deborah Daub, 59, were found dead in the backyard of their home near York, Pennsylvania, on the morning of Jan. 25 after a neighbor reported hearing gunshots just before midnight. Detectives with the West Manchester Township Police Department said that a letter written by Deborah Daub spoke of a "joint decision by she and Morgan to end their lives."
Now, as Disney and its cast members work to negotiate a new contract, the employees have rejected the company's offer overwhelmingly. Ultimately, that could lead to a labor stoppage, which could force the company to curtail operations in Florida until the matter is solved or shut down until the labor issues get solved. Disney's Union Rejects the Company's Offer Disney had offered workers a raise of $1 per year.
The ride at an Iowa amusement park where an 11-year-old boy was killed in 2021 will never reopen, the park's owners said. Bill Lentz, Adventureland's general manager, said in a letter posted on the park's website Friday that after spending months reviewing the safety of the Raging River ride, officials decided to close it permanently. The decision comes after months of examination of the ride, working closely with its manufacturer to identify what enhancements each would need to meet our operating standards,” Lentz said in the statement.
Elizabeth Boatwright planned to be retired by now. After all, she and her husband Frank saved diligently for decades, and seemed on track to hit their financial goals. Once the couple's nest egg shrinks to less than a year's worth of caregiving costs, Boatwright says she plans to give up her paid work and care for Frank herself.
CLAIM: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is requiring all female student-athletes in the state to provide detailed information about their periods in order to compete in organized sports. The Florida High School Athletic Association is weighing the recommendation from an advisory committee, but no final decision has been made. DeSantis' education commissioner is a member of the association's board of directors and the commissioner also appoints three others, but the association is a private nonprofit organization, not a state agency under the purview of the governor's office.
Not everyone loves canned food. Unlock Food Canada pointed out that canned tomatoes have more lycopene, which can protect against serious health risks such as heart disease and cancer. The Food Bank of Waterloo recommends avoiding canned fruit packaged in syrup due to its high sugar content.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is running for a third term while also backing a two-term limit for senators. CBS News "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan on Sunday pressed Cruz on his stance. Two-term Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday sought to fend off questions about his intention to seek a third term after introducing a constitutional amendment that would restrict senators to two terms in office.
Twitter critics incensed Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga. is handing out assault rifle lapel pins to his colleagues amid horrific mass shootings are now circulating a photo of a panicked Clyde hiding from violent insurrectionists at the Capitol. In the photo, Clyde — a look of utter terror on his face — cowers behind a Capitol officer pointing a gun at the door of the House chambers prepared for the insurrectionists to burst in after they stormed the Capitol on Jan, 6, 2021.
A freight train derailment in Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line left a mangled and charred mass of boxcars and flames Saturday as authorities launched a federal investigation and monitored air quality from the various hazardous chemicals in the train. About 50 cars derailed in East Palestine at about 9 p.m. EST Friday as a train was carrying a variety of products from Madison, Illinois, to Conway, Pennsylvania, rail operator Norfolk Southern said Saturday. There was no immediate information about what caused the derailment.
That's actually more true in the grocery space than other consumer goods because multiple players have decided to largely use groceries as a loss leader. Walmart , Costco , and Amazon have a national footprint and they don't need to make a high margin (or any margin) selling groceries. Both chains can use food as a loss leader to help them capture customers for their other businesses.
On Saturday Night Live's “Weekend Update” this week, co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che took on some of the Republican Party's newer crop of stars. “Representative George Santos said that he is stepping aside from his committee assignments to prevent being a distraction,” Che said. Jost then got one more dig at Santos in by calling out one of the New York congressman's most recently unearthed lies that he served as a producer on the infamous Broadway flop Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
The Canadian government said on Sunday it deployed a military aircraft over Haiti to address what it called a "dire security situation" and to support efforts to disrupt the activities of Haitian gangs. Canada said in a statement that it supports the Haitian National Police and deployed a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft in response to Haiti's request for support as violence continues to escalate in the country. Haitian gangs have expanded their territory since the 2021 assassination of then-President Jovenel Moise.
“Streaming is beginning to look an awful lot like the old-fashioned analogue TV it was supposed to replace.”
“Streaming isn’t going away … You’re still going to have a lot of choice for a long time.”
“In the future, [streaming] likely will cost more, have a little less library content and cancel more shows more quickly.”
“Streaming is still a game of content … It’s not a matter of who’s spending more, it’s who’s spending smartly.”
“Streamers are retreating from any sort of creative risk in favor of humdrum, lowest-common-denominator shows.”