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While the multinationals were leaving, thousands of Russians who had the economic means to do so were also fleeing, frightened by harsh new government moves connected to the war that they saw as a plunge into full totalitarianism. Some young men may have also fled in fear that the Kremlin would impose a mandatory draft to feed its war machine. But fleeing had become much harder than it once was — the European Union's 27 nations, along with the United States and Canada had banned flights to and from Russia.
A woman spotted a 4-foot “surprise” resting in a tree outside her home and called 911, firefighters in New Jersey say. Then, an unusual animal rescue ensued in Swedesboro on May 22, according to the Woolwich Fire Company. Fire crews, police and animal control arrived to rescue a large, scaly reptile — a monitor lizard — that was sunbathing in the woman's tree, the department's Facebook post said.
Goldman Sachs said a man who was shot dead on a New York subway train was a "beloved" employee. Daniel Enriquez was killed on a Q train bound for Manhattan on Sunday, the police said. Kenneth Corey, the department chief, said Enriquez and the gunman had no interaction before the shooting.
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday that Tehran will avenge the death of Revolutionary Guards Colonel Hassan Sayad Khodai, who was shot dead by two people on a motorcycle in the capital. "I have agreed for our security forces to seriously follow up on this matter and I have no doubt that revenge for the pure blood of our martyr will be taken," Raisi said. The semi-official ISNA news agency said members of an Israeli intelligence service network had been discovered and arrested by the Guards.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology report that mountains of sugar have been discovered hiding underneath seagrass meadows across the world's oceans. Seagrass meadows are amongst the top carbon-capturing ecosystems — just one square kilometre of seagrass stores nearly twice as much carbon as forests on land at a rate 35 times faster, according to the Institute. To better understand these carbon-capturing powerhouses, the scientists conducted a study off the Italian island of Elba where they took samples of seagrass meadows and their surrounding sediments.
A new species of invasive jumping worms has been discovered in at least 34 states, and scientists are concerned. CBS Minnesota's Erin Hassanzadeh reports from Minneapolis.
The attorney general for Washington, D.C. filed a lawsuit against Meta (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, accusing him of being personally responsible for the massive Cambridge Analytica data breach. In the suit, Attorney General Karl Racine, alleges that Zuckerberg's failure to oversee consumers' data privacy led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which a political consulting firm used millions of Facebook users' data, without their knowledge, in an attempt to sway the 2016 election in favor of Donald Trump. "The evidence shows Mr. Zuckerberg was personally involved in Facebook's failure to protect the privacy and data of its users leading directly to the Cambridge Analytica incident," Racine said in a statement.
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, BGR may receive an affiliate commission. Scientists have injected the first human patient with a new cancer-killing virus. The virus, known as Vaxinia, has seen successful tests in animals.
Three young swimmers were rescued in Ocean City after being swept out to sea by a rip current, New Jersey officials told news outlets. The children were carried away by the current at noon Saturday, May 21, near 10th Street, officials told WPVI. Ocean City Beach Patrol employees working to open a nearby beach rushed to help, finding a 12-year-old boy when they spotted his shirt in the waves, OCNJ Daily reported.
Donald Trump's image appears in ads for Boozman and for Sarah Sanders, who served as the former president's White House press secretary and is now running for governor. Sanders, whose endorsement is almost as sought after as Trump's, is helping make the closing argument for Boozman in a TV ad. But conspicuously missing from the ads and the campaign trail is the state's top elected Republican, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is entering the final stretch of his term with strong approval ratings and a raised national profile. Hutchinson's advisers say that's because he's concentrating on helping more Republicans nationally as he looks to the future — which might include a White House bid.
Former President Donald Trump shared a post on his social media platform that appeared to propose or predict a civil war in the U.S. A Truth Social user suggested “civil war” in response to a March 19 tweet from El Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele, which was screengrabbed and posted to Truth Social by former Fox Nation host Lara Logan. Trump “retruthed” the comment about civil war. The most powerful country in the world is falling so fast, that it makes you rethink what are the real reasons,” Bukele's tweet read.
The chief of the Russian mission to the United Nations in Geneva has resigned his post in shame with a damning hate letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling the Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine not only a crime against the people of Ukraine, but perhaps “the most serious crime against the people of Russia, with a bold letter Z crossing out all hopes and prospects for a prosperous free society in our country.” Boris Bondarev had worked at Russia's foreign ministry since 2002, first in Moscow and then in Geneva, during which he said “the level of lies and unprofessionalism in the work of the Foreign Ministry has been increasing all the time.” It is highly unlikely the former diplomat will go back to Russia, but there has been no confirmation about if he defected and, if so, to what country.
Pakistani police arrested six men from the same family on Sunday, accused of murdering two sisters who were from the same village but also had Spanish citizenship. Police said that Urooj Abbas, 21, and Anisa Abbas, 23, were allegedly killed for refusing to bring their husbands — cousins from forced marriages — to Spain. Officer Ataur Rehman said that murder charges were leveled against the victims' brother, a paternal uncle, both husbands, a cousin, and both fathers-in-law.
The Weather Network Storm Hunter and meteorologist Mark Robinson explains why this move is "spectacularly dangerous." As a veteran storm chaser who has driven through the core of a storm, even one that isn't possibly producing a tornado but still has "near blinding rain," Robinson has been forced to stand on his brakes to prevent his car from slamming into a vehicle in front of him under a bridge. "Driving is always the number 1 danger when it comes to storms, and unfortunately, one of the big issues I've run into again and again is people hiding their cars beneath bridges," said Robinson.
A small Maine town shut down after its clerk resigned, the Bangor Daily News reported. Christen Bouchard quit after her vacation request was denied, per the outlet. A tiny town in Maine effectively shut down after its clerk resigned from her job after her vacation request was rejected, a local outlet reported this week.
The head of Ukraine's Defense Intelligence claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin survived an assassination attempt two months ago. Speaking to the Ukrainian news outlet Pravda Ukraine, Maj. Gen. Kyrylo Budanov said there was an “unsuccessful” attempt against the Kremlin leader's life at the start of Russia's brutal invasion of its neighbor. “Putin was assassinated,” Budanov told the news outlet.
Vanity prevented a Port St. Lucie man from getting away with getting $245,286 in Veterans Administration disability benefits by claiming, among other things, combat experience and arm and leg weakness that prevented him from lifting weights since 2010. While pulling this scam, bodybuilder Zachary Barton and his wife were posting pictures and videos online of Barton pushing heavy iron to build his physique and flexing in the gym and on stage in contests. Investigators began tracking the muscular moves of Barton, such as moving furniture and regular workouts at gyms in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where Barton and his wife moved.
Extremist GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) wondered in a weekend interview why people are picking on homicidal white supremacists. Greene made the comments as she attacked Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) for railing last week in the House against the avowed white supremacist suspected in the mass shooting at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket targeting Black people that killed 10. Why is there a “target” on white supremacists?
Miranda Atnip lost her home during the coronavirus pandemic after her boyfriend moved out and she fell behind on bills. Now she has a new worry: Tennessee is about to become the first U.S. state to make it a felony to camp on local public property such as parks. Tennessee already made it a felony in 2020 to camp on most state-owned property.
A Wisconsin couple fought for their lives after a bear forced its way into their home and attacked, police told news outlets. It happened at a home near Medford on Friday, May 20, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office told TV station WSAW. It was around 11 p.m.
A Florida sheriff's office has some advice for drug dealers on the road: Steer clear of law enforcement. On Facebook, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office posted a few pictures of Wednesday's arrest. According to authorities, a Texas driver did not move over from a stopped patrol car on Interstate 95, which is against the law.
As health officials in more than a dozen countries look into the mystery, they are asking: — Has there been some surge in the stomach bug — called adenovirus 41 — that is causing more cases of a previously undetected problem? Are children more susceptible due to pandemic-related lockdowns that sheltered them from the viruses kids usually experience? Is there some mutated version of the adenovirus causing this?
Sue says that in 2019, her husband, Tim, was sent back to prison for a probation violation after she filed a police report and testified in court that he had struck her. More than three years later, Sue claims that it was all a lie, and Tim never laid a finger on her. She claims that, at the time, she was angry because she believed Tim was cheating on her.
Giuliani, as he does in this video, has often claimed credit for a drop in crime rates in New York during his administration. However, analysts say the reality is much more complicated: PolitiFact notes the decline in crime rates actually began several years before Giuliani took office. And while the trend continued under his mayorship, it was also part of a nationwide decline in crime and the impact of his policies is debatable.
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday that one of its officers, Colonel Sayad Khodai, was killed in a rare assassination in Tehran. Khodai was "one of the defenders of the shrines", the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, referring to military personnel or advisers who Iran says fight on its behalf to protect Shi'ite sites in Iraq or Syria against groups such as Islamic State. Two people on a motorcycle opened fire on Khodai, Tasnim reported, citing an informed source, while the semi-official ISNA news agency reported that members of an Israeli intelligence service network had been discovered and arrested by the Guards.
“It could give millions a chance to finally buy a house or start their business or help their kids get an education, too.”
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“Without action from Biden, Black student debt will hinder his agenda with respect to eliminating racial inequities.”
“Blanket relief could end up routing too much relief to those who do not need it and too little to those who do.”
“Unlike a number of other policy issues, student debt relief doesn’t need to be pushed through a narrowly controlled Congress.”