The hermit kingdom criticized a U.S. decision to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia and threatened unspecified countermeasures.'Extremely' dangerous move »
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Poland will have to pay a 500,000 euro ($585,550) daily penalty to the European Commission for defying an earlier court order to halt operations at its Turow open-pit lignite mine, Europe's top court said on Monday. The order, which a Polish deputy minister called "aggression," comes amid a dragging dispute between coal-reliant Poland and the Czech Republic. The Czech government says the mine is damaging communities along its side of the border, and it subsequently took its grievance to the European Commission which last year started legal proceedings against Poland, saying Warsaw had breached EU law when extending the mine's life.
A Texas restaurant owner kicked a family out of his shop for wearing face masks. The family said they were wearing masks because their son is immunocompromised. A Texas restaurant owner booted a family wearing masks to protect their immunocompromised son, saying it was "political," according to CBS DFW.
Despite appearances, a photographer didn't stumble onto the remains of an unlucky hiker crushed by a falling tree — the “dead man's fingers” seen clutching timber in Ohio is actually a macabre mushroom. Josh Doty, who goes by @nature_treasure_hunter on Instagram, came across the spooky fungus while exploring an undisclosed stretch of Ohio forest, and it's grabbing attention. Xylaria polymorphia, better known as “dead man's fingers,” tends to grow at the base of rotting trees and stumps where it feeds on the decaying wood, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Israel's former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested in a Facebook video posted on Sunday that U.S. President Joe Biden had fallen asleep when meeting the new Israeli leader Naftali Bennett last month. A Reuters fact check https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-biden-asleep-idUSL1N2Q00H8 previously debunked the idea that Biden dozed off, after social media users shared a video clip of the U.S. president that they said showed him looking down and nodding off as Bennett spoke in the Oval Office. The clip that was shared around was misleadingly cropped, according to the Reuters fact check.
Remains matching Gabby Petito's description were found in a Grand Teton National Park camping area. YouTubers previously shared a video they said showed a van that looked like Petito's in that area. The remains found in the search for Gabby Petito were discovered near where YouTubers filmed her van before she went missing.
Gabby Petito's family offered heartbreaking tributes after police found a body they believed to be that of the 22-year-old influencer. On Sunday, Sept. 19, shortly after the announcement that humans remains had been discovered that were "consistent with the description of Gabrielle 'Gabby' Petito," Gabby's father, Joseph Petito, and younger brother, TJ Schmidt, took to Instagram to react to the devastating news. TJ shared a shot of Gabby standing similar angel mural, also with a big smile on her face.
In place of the old truck's V8 engine is a new twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, optionally assisted by an electrified hybrid variant that's both more powerful and more efficient. In standard form, 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque are shuttled through a 10-speed automatic to either the rear wheels or all four. The real headline grabber, though, is the optional I-Force Max powertrain.
A truck claiming to be from a funeral home was emblazoned with a blunt message Sunday while driving around Bank of America Stadium, where the Panthers were playing the New Orleans Saints: “Don't get vaccinated.” It remains unclear who might be behind the scare tactic urging people to finally get vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr. Arin Piramzadian, StarMed Healthcare's chief medical officer, is hoping the unconventional strategy pays off, as the highly contagious delta variant continues to infect hundreds of unvaccinated Charlotte residents each day.
The family of Gabby Petito's fiancé, Brian Laundrie, found his car at Carlton Reserve last week. The family said the car had a police note on it that asked for the car to be removed. When Laundrie didn't return from a hike, his family took the car and filed a missing persons report.
New details have emerged about a brawl outside a popular New York City restaurant between several out-of-town visitors and an employee over the restaurant's requirement that the guests show proof of vaccination. Attorneys for Carmine's and for three women from Texas who are facing charges in connection with the melee last Thursday told the New York Times that the women had provided documentation of COVID-19 vaccinations but that the altercation escalated after two men who joined the party didn't have proof. The restaurant hostess, who is white, seen being attacked in a video shot by an onlooker suggested the vaccination cards were fake, spoke condescendingly to the group, who are Black, and used a racial slur, an attorney for the women told the Times.
A 52-year-old Florida father of six is now recovering after his wife and family reached out to 169 hospitals before finding life-saving care for his serious case of COVID. Robby Walker's wife Susan told CNN in early August that he was in "dire need" of ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) treatment but "all the beds [in nearby hospitals] are taken up by COVID victims also getting" treated. Susan said that when doctors informed her it was unlikely Robby would survive, she "didn't accept it" and went on a mission to find a hospital that had room for ECMO treatment.
Police said they are investigating a cellphone image of a man who looks like missing Brian Laundrie. Laundrie, the boyfriend of the missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito, has not been seen since Tuesday. Police said they couldn't confirm whether the man is Laundrie but that he looks a "heck" of a lot like him.
In parts of Ethiopia's Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days. In every district of the more than 20 where one aid group works, residents have starved to death. For months, the United Nations has warned of famine in this embattled corner of northern Ethiopia, calling it the world's worst hunger crisis in a decade.
A rally for supporters of the “Big Lie” is looking like a big flop. Reports from the start of the “Justice for J6” rally Saturday show an event much smaller than the January 6th Capitol insurrection. Although Capitol Police expected as many as 1,000 attendees, and organizers obtained permits for a group of 700, the final turnout looks like it will be much lower, according to reports on the ground.
French fury towards the US and other allies has taken many in Washington by surprise. France is furious after Australia canceled a lucrative submarine contract with a French firm. The level of French fury towards the US and Australia over a canceled submarine contract has surprised officials in Washington.
TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) -Taiwan threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization on Sunday after Beijing said it would suspend sugar apple and wax apple imports from the island on pest concerns, in the latest spat between the two over fruit. Relations between Taipei and Beijing, which claims democratically ruled Taiwan as its own territory, are at their lowest in decades, with China increasing political and military pressure to get the island to accept its sovereignty. China's customs administration said it had repeatedly detected pests called "Planococcus minor" in sugar apples, also known as sweetsops or custard apples, and wax apples from Taiwan.
During a virtual press conference about a global climate strike on Sept. environmental activist Greta Thunberg said the inaction of world leaders on climate change demonstrates “they do not care about the future — at least it doesn't seem like it.
YouTube footage purporting to show Gabby Petito's van appears to shows the rear door closing. YouTubers Jenn and Kyle Bethune said they believed the van was unoccupied as they passed. Close-up views of footage taken by a family of YouTubers appear to show the door of Gabby Petito's van closing as they approached.
Honda Motor Co's U.S. unit said on Monday it is targeting initial annual sales of 70,000 for its planned electric Prologue sport utility vehicle when it goes to market in 2024. Honda plans to add additional electric vehicle models as it aims to have sold a total of 500,000 electric vehicles in the United States by 2030, and to achieve 100% zero emission vehicles sales in North America by 2040. It comes as President Joe Biden signed an executive order last month setting a target to make half of all new passenger vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles.
One of the biggest topics these days among coronavirus investors is vaccine efficacy. The delta variant has gained ground across the globe and become dominant in the U.S. And even though more than 54% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated, delta continues to spread -- and cause breakthrough cases in vaccinated individuals. In fact, the president of vaccine maker Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) recently made a comment about how the variant is changing the vaccine landscape.
Prosecutors have discovered a tranche of evidence in the basement of a co-conspirator in the Trump Organization tax fraud case, a defense lawyer for indicted chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg revealed in court on Monday, with the attorney also signaling that more shoes are yet to drop in New York's ongoing investigation. “We have strong reason to believe there could be other indictments coming,” Weisselberg's lawyer, Bryan C. Skarlatos, said in Manhattan criminal court on Monday. Skarlatos also referenced a private conversation that Weisselberg—along with his defense lawyers and prosecutors—had with the judge before proceedings were open to the public, revealing that prosecutors had discovered tax documents related to Donald Trump's company in the basement of an unnamed co-conspirator.
The pandemic couldn't keep the competitors from turning up for the 2021 Miss Universe Singapore. Ms Banna will now represent Singapore for the December event, the 70th Miss Universe international competition in Eilat, Israel. According to Ms Banna, “the Miss Universe Singapore competition showcases the diverse people and beauty of Singapore, while giving talented women a global platform to share their views and to stand up for what they believe in”.
Jenn Bethune said she spoke with Petito's mother, who thanked her for sharing the footage. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A video posted online early on Sunday that was filmed by family travel vloggers is said to show the van that Gabby Petito and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, were traveling in around the time it's believed that Petito went missing.
Americans have been forced to figure out how to pay their bills as unemployment insurance ends. Now, states are demanding that people pay back their unemployment benefits. It's creating a situation where people are wondering how they're supposed to live.
The gunman was himself killed after the shootings at Perm State University, around 1,300 km (800 miles) east of Moscow, Natalia Pechishcheva, a university spokesperson, said. "He was liquidated," she said. Footage from the scene showed his prone body on the ground outside.
“It’s time for a late-stage empire to sober up a bit and refocus on building a functioning nation-state here on the home front.”
“The response to evil abroad cannot be to throw up our hands. Failure is not inevitable.”
“The United States keeps insisting that it must do that which it cannot do.”
“When the U.S. blames others, it doesn’t recognize its mistakes, so it repeats them.”
“Nothing has been resolved, no lessons have been learned, no meaningful assessment of the war on terror has been passed.”