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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jesus Christ (also known as Jesus of Galilee or Jesus of Nazareth) is the central figure in Christianity who is seen as the son of God. Important aspects of the Christian canon are the Virgin Birth of Jesus from his mother, Mary, and Jesus' death, which was the crucifixion. Research concludes it is difficult to find the exact date of Jesus' death because of differences in the chronology of narratives surrounding his final days.
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".
Richard John Steinle, 77, was arrested on Friday after sending poop-filled mail to Republican lawmakers. Among the Republican lawmakers who were the intended recipients of such letters was Rep. Jim Jordan. Investigators watched him put on a glove and drop off a letter addressed to Jordan into the mail collection box.
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 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.
A chalet owner who accepted 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.
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.
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.
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.
Maverick Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on Sunday backed a Republican amendment to shield businesses that rely on capital investment from private equity groups from the 15 percent corporate minimum tax that Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) included in the Inflation Reduction Act. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) also voted for the amendment.
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.
“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.”