China's defence ministry on Monday defended its shelving of military talks with the United States in protest against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei last week, warning that Washington must bear "serious consequences." Pelosi's visit last week infuriated China, which regards the self-ruled island as its own and responded with test launches of ballistic missiles over Taipei for the first time, as well as ditching some lines of dialogue with Washington.
Alec Baldwin and Rosanna Arquette are among a number of celebrities who have been slammed for sending thoughts and prayers to Anne Heche after the A-lister's high-speed crash into a Mar Vista house while allegedly drunk. Baldwin took to Instagram on Saturday to send “my best wishes and all my love” to Heche, who is reportedly in stable condition in a hospital after suffering severe burns in the incident. According to a statement from the Los Angeles Fire Department, it took 59 firefighters more than an hour to access, confine, and extinguish the “stubborn flames” caused when Heche's vehicle slammed into the two-story home, “causing structural compromise and erupting in heavy fire prior to LA...
Fishing in his neighbor's pond, Houma native Tim Trahan said he didn't realize what he had hooked until he reeled it in. Trahan had caught the a state record bluegill, weighing in at 2.24 pounds. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the state Outdoor Writers Association have since confirmed it, and now Trahan and his prize catch are in the record books.
Seattle's Space Needle would also comfortably fit in the black pit, as would six Christ the Redeemer statues from Brazil stacked head-to-head, giant arms outstretched. The National Service of Geology and Mining said late on Saturday it is still investigating the gaping hole near the Alcaparrosa mine operated by Canadian company Lundin Mining, about 665 km (413 miles) north of Santiago. In addition to ordering all work to stop, the geology and mining service said it was starting a "sanctioning process."
A man bought a drink from an 11-year-old's lemonade stand with a counterfeit $100 and asked for exact change. An 11-year-old boy in Everett, Washington was scammed by a man who bought a drink from the boy's lemonade stand with a counterfeit $100 bill. Jeremy, 11, spent his allowance money to set up a lemonade stand to earn extra cash during the summer when a man approached the boy with a fake $100 bill, according to a Facebook post by the Everett Police Department.
Republicans successfully stripped a proposed $35 per month cap on out-of-pocket spending on insulin for patients enrolled in private insurance from the tax and climate bill. The Senate parliamentarian had ruled that the provision, sponsored by Georgia Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, is not primarily related to the federal budget. That gave the GOP a chance to raise a procedural objection.
A 12-year-old boy who had been in a coma for four months died Saturday at a London hospital after doctors ended the life-sustaining treatment his family had fought to continue. Archie Battersbee's mother, Hollie Dance, said her son died at 12:15 p.m., about two hours after the hospital began withdrawing treatment. British courts had rejected both the family's effort to extend treatment and a request to move Archie to a hospice, saying neither move was in the child's best interests.
Anne Heche "drank vodka" with "wine chasers" during a "Better Together" podcast recording with co-host Heather Duffy, which was posted hours before the fiery collision Heche reportedly caused on Friday when she crashed her Mini Cooper into a home in Mar Vista, California. The Apple podcast was published on Friday and then removed from the platform. It's unclear when the episode was taped.
A wave of COVID infections caused by the BA. subvariant has crested. All over the world, daily new cases, hospitalizations and deaths are going down.
The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general led a team that gained unauthorized access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence to support former President Donald Trump's false election-fraud claims, according to a Reuters analysis of court filings and public records. The analysis shows that people working with Matthew DePerno - the Trump-endorsed nominee for the state's top law-enforcement post - examined a vote tabulator from Richfield Township, a conservative stronghold of 3,600 people in northern Michigan's Roscommon County. The Richfield security breach is one of four similar incidents being investigated by Michigan's current attorney general, Democrat Dana Nessel.
New plate targets out-of-state tourists Seriously. America's tetchiest governor has a message for you. The free state of Florida has a new license plate for pre-order that benefits the Florida Veterans Foundation and sends a clear message to out-of-state cars, 'Don't Tread on Me' or Florida,” DeSantis tweeted.
Sen. Lindsey Graham reiterated on Sunday he thinks same-sex marriage should be a state issue. When asked about interracial marriage, Graham said it was being used to distract from inflation. Graham said the federal government should not be responsible for defining marriage.
Pompeii's archaeological park, one of Italy's top tourist attractions, announced the recent finds on Saturday. Its director, Gabriel Zuchtriegel, said the excavation of rooms in a “domus,” or home, first unearthed in 2018 had revealed precious details about the domestic environment of ordinary citizens of the city, which was destroyed in 79 A.D. In past decades, excavation largely concentrated on sumptuous, elaborately frescoed villas of the Pompeii's upper-class residents.
STORY: Mourners took to the streets of Gaza, holding Palestinian flags and chanting for revenge. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement (PIJ) on Sunday confirmed the killing of one of its senior armed commanders, Khaled Mansour, in the Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip. Gaza officials said 31 Palestinians, at least a third of them civilians, had so far been killed.
Years of soaring home prices have led to 96% of the largest markets in United States having overvalued real estate, according to a new analysis by Moody's Analytics. Most of the market now remains overpriced by about 25%. That could lead to particularly sharp declines should the U.S. fall into a recession, warns Moody's chief economist Mark Zandi in an interview with Fortune.
More human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday. It's the fourth time since May that remains have been uncovered as Western drought forces the shoreline to retreat at the shrinking Colorado River reservoir behind the Hoover Dam. National Park Service officials said rangers were called to the reservoir between Nevada and Arizona around 11 a.m. Saturday after skeletal remains were discovered at Swim Beach.
The Los Angeles Police Department said a car crashed into a home on Friday, engulfing the vehicle in flames. A source told CNN actor Anne Heche was the driver. The Los Angeles Fire Department said they rescued a "critically injured person."
The post Roger Waters Calls Biden a “War Criminal,” Defends Russia and China in CNN Interview appeared first on Consequence. Amidst his ongoing “This Is Not a Drill Tour,” Roger Waters sat down with CNN's Michael Smerconish to discuss the overly political themes and messages presented at his concert. Smerconish began the interview by asking Waters why he labeled President Joe Biden a “war criminal.
This isn't another sign of climate change but rather the fascinating anomaly of Lesotho, a tiny mountain kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa. Lesotho has an obscure geographical claim to fame: It's the only country on Earth where every inch of its territory sits more than 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level.
There was one fatal accident and four other injury accidents during the first official day of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. At about 10:57 a.m. on Saturday, a 58-year-old male was killed west of Hays on Highway 34 when his Harley-Davidson rear-ended another Harley. In total the first “Rally Tally” of 2022, a report given each day of the rally by the Department of Public Safety, included 196 total citations for the Sturgis/Rapid City area.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) clinched a victory on Wednesday when the Senate — including 48 of the chamber's 50 Republicans — voted overwhelmingly to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO. The resolution, which cleared the chamber in a bipartisan 95-1 vote, was a top priority for the Republican leader, who wanted to send a signal about the direction of a GOP that had drifted toward isolationism under former President Trump. Trump throughout his presidency was a critic of NATO.
The deputy head of Taiwan defence ministry's research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, succumbing to a heart attack, according to the official Central News Agency. Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, had died in a hotel room in southern Taiwan, CNA reported. Authorities said 57-year-old Ou Yang died of a heart attack and the hotel room showed no sign of any 'intrusion', CNA said.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams blasted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday after a second bus full of illegal migrants arrived at his doorstep. "This is horrific when you think about what the governor is doing," Adams said, noting that many of the arriving families did not realize they were coming to New York City. The bus arrived on the orders of Abbott, who has been shipping border-crossers into liberal cities to bring attention to the issue of illegal immigration in his own state.
STORY: At a news conference in Manila with his Philippines counterpart, Blinken said the United States would work to ensure communication channels with China remained open to prevent miscommunication. Blinken also chided Beijing for retaliatory actions that went beyond firing missiles to walking away from climate change talks. "Countries around the region and around the world… expect us, the United States and China, to manage our differences responsibly," he said.
The slide in U.S. stock prices punished Berkshire Hathaway Inc's bottom line in the second quarter, as the conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett on Saturday reported a $43.8 billion loss. Berkshire nevertheless generated nearly $9.3 billion of operating profit, as gains from reinsurance and the BNSF railroad offset fresh losses at the Geico car insurer, where parts shortages and higher used vehicle prices boosted accident claims. Rising interest rates and dividend payouts helped insurance businesses generate more money from investments, while the strengthening U.S. dollar boosted profit from European and Japanese debt investments.
“The media has anointed men who have sex with men as the biggest threat to our survival from monkeypox.”
“Rich countries have ignored endemic monkeypox in West and Central Africa for far too long, despite having effective vaccines.”
“The biggest worry for Americans is not the disease: It’s that our response to it shows how little we have learned from COVID-19.”
“Monkeypox should be a relatively easier virus to control, but only if the United States takes the needed steps now.”
“Global health officials must advocate for and enact a unified, coherent approach to fighting the monkeypox pandemic.”