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In 2018, astronauts aboard the International Space Station plugged a 2mm "hole" in a Soyuz MS-09 vehicle that had docked with the station in June of that year. While the pressure leak never posed an immediate threat to those aboard, it set off a bizarre turn of events that saw Russia open an investigation to find out if the incident was the result of sabotage. Per an RIA Novosti article spotted by Ars Technica, the country's Roscosmos space agency recently completed its probe of the event and sent the results to Russian law enforcement officials, opening the door for them to announce criminal charges.
Biden winced when he learned that an ISIS-K suicide bombing had killed US troops in Kabul in late August, per the NYT. "The worst that can happen has happened," Biden said during a White House meeting, the Times reported. Days later, Biden would say that the Afghanistan withdrawal was an "extraordinary success."
A juror in Ghislaine Maxwell's trial was dismissed after his spouse surprised him with a vacation. Maxwell is accused of child sex trafficking while assisting her longtime friend Jeffrey Epstein. A juror in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial was excused from the case after his spouse surprised him with a last-minute vacation for Christmas, Bloomberg reported.
The nine cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Scotland were all linked to the same private event, and none of the people who had tested positive for the variant had required hospital treatment, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday. The Scottish cases account for the majority of the 14 cases of Omicron so far reported in Britain, and Sturgeon said that none of the nine Scottish cases appeared to be associated with travel from Southern Africa. "All nine cases are linked.
A Missouri hunter shot what he thought was a 16-point buck, but when he came out of cover and inspected his prize more closely, he saw something was amiss. Samuel Perotti had seen this well-antlered deer in photos captured by his game camera, the state Department of Conservation said, and recognized it even as he lined up his shot and pulled the trigger. Then came the surprise: Despite the impressive crown of bone protruding from the deer's skull, this was no buck, but a doe.
Armed officers entered the camp, which runs along a disused railway line, before workers in protective suits pulled down tents and plastic shelters. Charity workers say the 27 migrants who drowned in the Channel last Wednesday (November 24) had stayed in the same area before they attempted the perilous sea crossing from France to Britain last Wednesday. Their dinghy deflated in the open sea.
Polish scientists said the bear was observed using “much the same method” to kill reindeer twice, leading them to hypothesize it could be becoming “specialized” at hunting the species. With reindeer outpacing polar bears on land, forcing the reindeer into water could be giving giving the predator an advantage. Climate crisis forcing polar bears to adapt their diet As sea ice melting worsens across the Arctic due to global heating, researchers have observed polar bears are spending more time on land around Svalbard.
The bodies of the township couple missing for two weeks were found in a dense section of woods by the couple's Warren Grove home, authorities said. Foul play is not believed to be a factor in the deaths of Lorraine Parker, 60, and Gary Parker, 67, the Stafford Township Police Department said in a statement on the grim discovery. Autopsies are expected later this week, police said.
If you had COVID, but didn't experience symptoms, you're not alone. Dr. Suman Radhakrishna MD FACP, Director of Infectious Diseases at Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center says, "1/3 of patients do not experience any symptoms of COVID 3/4 of asymptomatic individuals who receive a positive PCR test remain asymptomatic. This is more common in healthy individuals."
The recent discovery of hundreds of packages in a wooded area in Alabama have led authorities to question a FedEx driver, a sheriff said Monday. As many as 400 packages of varying sizes were found in a ravine last week about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Birmingham, authorities said. The discovery was made on private property near the small town of Hayden in Blount County, Sheriff Mark Moon said.
Trump released a lie-filled statement about Omar in the wake of Boebert's Islamophobic comments. "Ilhan Omar should apologize ... for essentially abandoning her former country," he wrote. Boebert could face censure by the House of Representatives after a phone call with Omar went awry.
Darrell Brooks spoke for the first time Tuesday since allegedly plowing his red SUV into an annual Christmas parade, killing six people. "Can you hear Mr. Brooks?" asked the court clerk. The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office came under fire for recommending $1,000 bail for the career criminal, leaving him free to drive through parade goers.
The new coronavirus variant, Omicron, has been detected in two Israeli doctors, one of whom had returned from a conference in London in the past week, a spokesperson for Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv confirmed on Tuesday. Two more people have been identified in Israel as carrying the new variant, health officials have confirmed, one of them a tourist from Malawi who had received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Israel shut its borders to foreigners from all countries for 14 days on Saturday to try to contain the spread of Omicron and has reintroduced counter-terrorism phone-tracking technology to trace contacts of a handful of people who have likely been infected.
Josh Duggar's defense team is trying to block a family friend from testifying during his child pornography trial. Duggar's team said those conversations were protected by "clergy privilege," but prosecutors said the family friend wasn't clergy. Josh Duggar's defense attorneys are trying to block a key witness from testifying about the former reality TV star's alleged child molestation admissions, saying the witness' conversations with Duggar are protected by "clergy privilege."
OXFORD, Michigan—Three students are dead after a teenage gunman opened fire at a Michigan high school on Tuesday, sending terrified students scrambling for cover and barricading in their classrooms, according to authorities. Eight other people were shot and injured in the horrific attack at Oxford High School in Michigan, including a teacher, Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe told reporters at a news conference. As the Tuesday rampage unfolded, teens rushed to barricade themselves in classrooms and hide behind furniture until they could be led to safety by police.
NASA's auditing body, the Office of Audits, has produced a report detailing the agency's commitment to replacing the International Space Station (ISS) with one or more commercial space stations once the orbiting lab is retired — an event scheduled for 2024 right now, but all indications are that the ISS's operational life will be extended to 2030, which is when the agency is assuming it'll be able to hand off human occupation of an on-orbit science facility to a private company. This audit basically details the current costs of maintenance and operation of the ISS, and also explains why it thinks that there will still be an essential need for a research facility that can provide a test bed for prolonged human exposure to space, as well as for development and demonstration of tech key to helping people explore deep space, including the establishment of a more permanent presence on the Moon and exploration of Mars.
As I was extolling the virtues of Social Security's 5.9% COLA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they were increasing the premium for Medicare Part B by 14.5%. As a reminder, Medicare is composed of two programs. Part A, Hospital Insurance (HI), which covers inpatient hospital services, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare, and hospice care.
Judges express deep skepticism of Trump's argument Clark and Millett also sparred over hypothetical scenarios in which an incumbent and their predecessor might disagree on whether information should be released to the public or to another branch of government. Millett asked Clark what would happen if a current president requested access to documents from a previous administration for national security reasons, and whether the former president could block that and ask the courts to intervene. Clark replied that he couldn't imagine a circumstance in which such documents would not go through a confidential review process.
A 14-year-old Philadelphia boy waiting for a bus to take him home from school was shot 18 times and killed Monday afternoon, police said. Samir Jefferson was waiting at a bus stop shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday in a North Philadelphia neighborhood when two unknown shooters fired at least 36 shots, a Philadelphia police spokesperson said in an emailed incident report. Philadelphia has recorded 508 homicides in 2021 as of the end of day Monday, the highest number since at least 1990 and 12% more than the same time last year according to police department numbers.
The toddler, Emma Sweet, was found by the Bartholomew County Water Rescue and Recovery Team, 3 miles downstream from where her father, Jeremy Sweet, had been found alive by duck hunters on Friday. The Bartholomew County Sheriff Office said the pair were last seen on Wednesday at noon and reported missing a day later. The Bartholomew County coroner's office is working to identify a cause of the toddler's death and the sheriff's office said it is investigating how she ended up there.
Though many people with obstructive sleep apnea are unaware of their symptoms, experts say your dreams may tip you off to the problem. According to the SCC, if you have sleep apnea, you're more likely to have "vivid nightmares" that symbolize your distressed breathing—your brain's way of alerting you to the threat. "Common types of nightmares for those with apnea include dreams about strangulation and choking, dreams about trying to breathe while underwater or in space, and dreams about clogged pipes and being stuck in an elevator," explain their experts.
MANILA (Reuters) -Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte's preferred successor, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go, announced on Tuesday he was dropping out of the presidential race, leaving the administration without a candidate in next year's polls. Go, Duterte's long-time aide, had recently hinted he may pull out of the presidential contest and said the president respected his decision. "I and President Duterte are ready to support whoever will truly serve and can continue and protect Duterte's legacy towards a more comfortable and safe and prosperous life for our children," Go said in a speech streamed on Facebook.
A woman in Chicago with a concealed carry permit fought back with her gun against two armed would-be carjackers who approached her while she was in her car. "Thank God I had my gun, or I'd probably be dead right now," the woman told CBS Chicago. Her identity has not been released to the public. The 42-year-old woman was getting into her car outside a bank in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood on Monday afternoon when the suspects approached her and pulled out a handgun.
The late Jeffrey Epstein's longtime pilot testified Tuesday about some of the famous people he flew on the disgraced financier's private planes, naming Prince Andrew and former presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump among his many passengers. “I certainly remember President Trump, but not many people associated with him,” Larry Visoski, who said he worked for Epstein from 1991 to 2019, told a Manhattan federal courtroom in the sex-trafficking trial of Epstein's longtime companion Ghislaine Maxwell, according to the New York Daily News. Visoski, who is the trial's first witness, said he flew a number of high-profile guests of Epstein ― including the actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker, and violinist Itzhak Perlman ― and could see them as they boarded.
When looking to buy a car, reliability is important, but it's one of the harder things for car reviewers like us to evaluate. Thankfully, Consumer Reports polls its subscribers annually in order to judge which brands and models are the least likely to have issues. Here, we've listed the 10 least reliable car brands in the U.S., according to CR's data.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”