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.
Search crews found the body of an Arkansas judge who went missing during a family lake trip, investigators say. Judge Jeremiah T. Bueker, 48, “ventured off alone” at Mud Lake, in Jefferson County, during a weekend getaway, family members said, according to an Aug. 7 release by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The sun went down as they searched, and Bueker's family saw no sign of him, the sheriff's office said.
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.
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.
Gofundme The woman whose house was destroyed in Anne Heche's recent car crash is rebuilding her life with some help from her community. Lynne Mishele's neighbor, Lynne Bernstein, tells PEOPLE the tenant "was extremely fortunate" to survive the accident with no injuries, after the Emmy Award winner, 53, crashed her car into the Los Angeles residence on Friday, causing it to catch fire. "So were the dogs and her turtle," Bernstein adds of Mishele's pets.
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.
Alex Jones began moving $11,000 per day into an alleged shell company he owns in late 2021, a forensic economist testified. A jury ordered Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages for claiming the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax. The forensic economist testified that Jones benefits from his debt by making him look like it's worse than it really is.
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.
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.
Sen. Lindsey Graham said he wants states to decide the issue of whether two consenting adults can get married. When Dana Bash asked him if he would support legislation codifying same sex marriage, Graham claimed it's a state issue during an appearance on CNN's State of the Union Sunday. “[Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is] trying to get enough votes to codify same-sex marriage because Justice Clarence Thomas suggested it might be in jeopardy,” Bash said.
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.
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.
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."
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.
KYIV (Reuters) -The head of Amnesty International's Ukraine office has quit the human rights body in a disagreement with it after the group accused Ukraine's armed forces of endangering civilians by basing troops in residential areas during the Russian invasion. Amnesty made the comments in a report published on Thursday that drew fierce criticism from the Ukrainian government. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy led denunciations of Amnesty's allegations, accusing the group of "trying to shift the responsibility from the aggressor to the victim".
Hundreds of visitors were trapped in Death Valley National Park when flooding forced the closure of all roads into and out of the park on Aug. 5.
A chalet owner who accepted a lower payment after selling to the Duke and Duchess of York has said she is “outraged” after the Duchess bought a Mayfair house worth £5 million. Isabelle de Rouvre, a French socialite, endured a protracted dispute with the couple over the 2014 sale of the luxury property in Verbier, Switzerland. Despite being owed approximately £6.8 million by the Duke and his former wife, she ultimately agreed to a lower payment of £3.4 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"It was only a mater of time" before monkeypox made it to congregate settings, a pediatric infectious disease specialist told Fortune, after Illinois state officials announced Friday that a daycare worker had been diagnosed with the smallpox-related virus. "There is definitely potential for spread of monkeypox" in daycares, schools, college campuses, prisons, and other similar settings, said Dr. Alexandra Brugler Yonts, an infectious disease specialist at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. She assisted in the FDA's review of Jynneos—one of two smallpox vaccines licensed for treatment of monkeypox, and the safer of the two by far. All children and adults at the unidentified daycare center in Champaign County, Illinois, were being screened, and no additional cases had been identified, state health officials said Friday, adding that Gov. J. B. Pritzker has been in touch with the White House regarding the situation.
MANILA (Reuters) -The volatile geopolitical situation and fallout from U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan underlines the importance of the U.S.-Philippines relationship, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said on Saturday. Marcos, meeting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the presidential palace in Manila, said his visit was timely, but he believed Pelosi's trip "did not raise the intensity" of a situation that was already volatile. Blinken is the highest-ranking U.S. official to travel to the Philippines since the inauguration of Marcos, the son of the late strongman who Washington helped flee into exile in Hawaii after a 1986 "people power" uprising.
“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.”