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.
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.
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.
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.
Record rainfall Friday trigged flash floods at Death Valley National Park that swept away cars, closed all roads and stranded hundreds of visitors and workers. There were no immediate reports of injuries but roughly 60 vehicles were buried in mud and debris and about 500 visitors and 500 park workers were stuck inside the park, officials said. The park near the California-Nevada state line received 1.46 inches (3.71 centimeters) of rain at the Furnace Creek area.
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.
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 former Colorado police officer who did not stop another officer from being rough with a 73-year-old woman with dementia was sentenced Friday to 45 days in jail and three years of probation. Daria Jalali earlier pleaded guilty in the arrest of Karen Garner in Loveland, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Denver, in 2020. She had faced up to 60 days in jail for failing to intervene, a crime created by lawmakers as part of a police reform bill passed during protests over racial injustice and police brutality in 2020.
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.
Back in 2019, Google proudly announced they had achieved what quantum computing researchers had sought for years: proof that the esoteric technique could outperform traditional ones. To be clear, no one is saying Google lied or misrepresented its work — the painstaking and groundbreaking research that led to the quantum supremacy announcement in 2019 is still hugely important. You can read the full story of how Google took quantum from theory to reality in the original article, but here's the very short version.
Thieves stole briskets worth thousands of dollars from a famous Austin restaurant, KVUE reported. La Barbecue said the thief was filmed jumping a fence before loading the meat into an SUV. Briskets at the restaurant, which said it has been broken into five times, are worth about $180.
Just a normal night of being a black man in America. I want to say I can't believe it, but y'all know what it is. Hashtags include #GoingToTheMailboxWhileBlack.
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.
ROMAN PETRENKO – SUNDAY, 7 AUGUST 2022, 09:23 Russian forces launched a new wave of forced "mobilisation" on the Russian-occupied territories of Donbas on 1 August in order to staff mobilisation reserve units. Source: Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence on Telegram Details: Ukrainian Intelligence reports that Russian mobilisation efforts are now targeting those unfit for service and those who have previously received a "deferral". For example, two buses of men were filled in just about 40 minutes at a market in Luhansk; most of the men were working as loaders at the market.
Despite his age and weight, Trump consistently claims to be extremely healthy and vigorous. Last year Trump said the only thing that would stop him from running in 2024 would be a "bad call from a doctor." Former President Donald Trump said that former White House doctor Ronny Jackson loved looking at his body, while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday.
More than 800 competitors will be trudging through the Florida Everglades for the next eight days, in search of invasive Burmese pythons that will bring in thousands of dollars in prize money. The python hunt officially began Friday morning and runs through 5 p.m. on Aug. 15, according to officials who gathered in Miami to kick off the annual event. “This is significant because every python removed is one less invasive species preying on our native birds, mammals and reptiles," said Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis.
1."The HOA attempted to hold a 'secret' community meeting, where they'd vote on turning the large field and walking path everyone used for recreation into an RV park. Since you can not build anything on one acre, the HOA was refusing the purchase. Spent a few days in the hospital, and when I got home, I had a letter from my HOA saying I was in violation for sleeping in my driveway in the middle of the day.
He described how a rapid decline in homebuilding and demand for new homes could drag the national economy lower. Here are some of the highlights of Howard's thesis. Don't miss Mitt Romney says a billionaire tax will trigger demand for these two physical assets — get in now before the super-rich swarm Warren Buffett likes these 2 investment opportunities outside of the stock market There's a 'perfect storm' brewing in the multifamily housing market — here are 3 of the easiest ways to take advantage Housing leads every recession since Second World War Residential real estate is an integral part of the American economy.
The Biden administration's next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to be $1 billion, one of the largest so far, and include munitions for long-range weapons and armored medical transport vehicles, three sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. The package is expected to be announced as early as Monday and would add to about $8.8 billion in aid the United States has given Ukraine since Russia's invasion on Feb. 24. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that President Joe Biden had not yet signed the next weapons package.
Sarah Ripmaster woke up to an email saying her flight had changed but her sons weren't included. American Airlines didn't add her 7- and 8-year-old boys to her new flight from LaGuardia airport. Sarah Ripmaster was supposed to fly back home from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Chicago O'Hare International Airport Saturday, until she realized that American had rebooked her, but not her kids.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) received a warning early Sunday morning to follow the Senate's decorum rules after he accused Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) of being “deceitful” and “dishonest” and vowed “we're going to call you out.” “This gives phony and cynical a bad name,” Graham exclaimed when Hassan introduced her amendment. Graham's outburst at Hassan prompted Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) to remind the South Carolina senator sternly not to impugn the motives of a fellow senator.
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.”