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The nine cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Scotland were all linked to the same private event, and none of the people who had tested positive for the variant had required hospital treatment, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday. The Scottish cases account for the majority of the 14 cases of Omicron so far reported in Britain, and Sturgeon said that none of the nine Scottish cases appeared to be associated with travel from Southern Africa. "All nine cases are linked.
Kyle Rittenhouse said on a podcast that he is having the AR-15 he used in Kenosha destroyed. Rittenhouse added that he did not "want anything to do with" the weapon. He was acquitted last month of five felonies, including first-degree intentional homicide.
The Denver Post editorial board did what Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo. has so far refused to do and offered a sincere apology to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn. The newspaper has “mostly tried to ignore” conspiracy theory-endorsing Boebert's antics since she was elected to Congress in 2020 because “they add little to the public discourse,” it wrote in a stinging editorial Monday.
In 2018, astronauts aboard the International Space Station plugged a 2mm "hole" in a Soyuz MS-09 vehicle that had docked with the station in June of that year. While the pressure leak never posed an immediate threat to those aboard, it set off a bizarre turn of events that saw Russia open an investigation to find out if the incident was the result of sabotage. Per an RIA Novosti article spotted by Ars Technica, the country's Roscosmos space agency recently completed its probe of the event and sent the results to Russian law enforcement officials, opening the door for them to announce criminal charges.
And it seems clear from your letter that your children wouldn't be able to afford the property taxes that would come with such a property if they were to buy it themselves today. Before I begin to answer your questions, I want to commend you on remaining clear-eyed about what your children will do with your home upon your passing. Too often parents assume that their children or grandchildren will want to inherit the family home to live in it.
The first accuser to testify in Ghislaine Maxwell's sex-trafficking trial took the stand Tuesday. The first of four accusers set to testify in Ghislaine Maxwell's child-sex-trafficking trial took the stand Tuesday afternoon, alleging in searing testimony that Jeffrey Epstein and the British socialite preyed on her beginning when she was 14 years old and groomed her for sex in his mansions in New York City; New Mexico; and Palm Beach, Florida. The accuser, testifying under the pseudonym Jane, said she first met Epstein and Maxwell the summer after completing seventh grade while at a performing-arts summer camp in Michigan in 1994.
Armed officers entered the camp, which runs along a disused railway line, before workers in protective suits pulled down tents and plastic shelters. Charity workers say the 27 migrants who drowned in the Channel last Wednesday (November 24) had stayed in the same area before they attempted the perilous sea crossing from France to Britain last Wednesday. Their dinghy deflated in the open sea.
Biden winced when he learned that an ISIS-K suicide bombing had killed US troops in Kabul in late August, per the NYT. "The worst that can happen has happened," Biden said during a White House meeting, the Times reported. Days later, Biden would say that the Afghanistan withdrawal was an "extraordinary success."
If you had COVID, but didn't experience symptoms, you're not alone. Dr. Suman Radhakrishna MD FACP, Director of Infectious Diseases at Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center says, "1/3 of patients do not experience any symptoms of COVID 3/4 of asymptomatic individuals who receive a positive PCR test remain asymptomatic. This is more common in healthy individuals."
The new coronavirus variant, Omicron, has been detected in two Israeli doctors, one of whom had returned from a conference in London in the past week, a spokesperson for Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv confirmed on Tuesday. Two more people have been identified in Israel as carrying the new variant, health officials have confirmed, one of them a tourist from Malawi who had received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Israel shut its borders to foreigners from all countries for 14 days on Saturday to try to contain the spread of Omicron and has reintroduced counter-terrorism phone-tracking technology to trace contacts of a handful of people who have likely been infected.
A Missouri hunter shot what he thought was a 16-point buck, but when he came out of cover and inspected his prize more closely, he saw something was amiss. Samuel Perotti had seen this well-antlered deer in photos captured by his game camera, the state Department of Conservation said, and recognized it even as he lined up his shot and pulled the trigger. Then came the surprise: Despite the impressive crown of bone protruding from the deer's skull, this was no buck, but a doe.
A FedEx driver dumped parcels into an Alabama ravine at least six times, resulting in the accumulation of more than 400 packages discovered last week, police say. The Blount County Sheriff's Office has identified and questioned a driver in the incident, which was discovered last Wednesday, Sheriff Mark Moon said on the department's Facebook page. Investigators "are looking at around 450 individual victims, some in Blount County some not," Moon said.
A 14-year-old Philadelphia boy waiting for a bus to take him home from school was shot 18 times and killed Monday afternoon, police said. Samir Jefferson was waiting at a bus stop shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday in a North Philadelphia neighborhood when two unknown shooters fired at least 36 shots, a Philadelphia police spokesperson said in an emailed incident report. Philadelphia has recorded 508 homicides in 2021 as of the end of day Monday, the highest number since at least 1990 and 12% more than the same time last year according to police department numbers.
Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19 three days before his first debate against Joe Biden, the former president's fourth and last chief of staff has revealed in a new book. Trump, Meadows says in the book, returned a negative result from a different test shortly after the positive. Nonetheless, the stunning revelation of an unreported positive test follows a year of speculation about whether Trump, then 74 years old, had the potentially deadly virus when he faced Biden, 77, in Cleveland on 29 September – and what danger that might have presented.
Though many people with obstructive sleep apnea are unaware of their symptoms, experts say your dreams may tip you off to the problem. According to the SCC, if you have sleep apnea, you're more likely to have "vivid nightmares" that symbolize your distressed breathing—your brain's way of alerting you to the threat. "Common types of nightmares for those with apnea include dreams about strangulation and choking, dreams about trying to breathe while underwater or in space, and dreams about clogged pipes and being stuck in an elevator," explain their experts.
Polish scientists said the bear was observed using “much the same method” to kill reindeer twice, leading them to hypothesize it could be becoming “specialized” at hunting the species. With reindeer outpacing polar bears on land, forcing the reindeer into water could be giving giving the predator an advantage. Climate crisis forcing polar bears to adapt their diet As sea ice melting worsens across the Arctic due to global heating, researchers have observed polar bears are spending more time on land around Svalbard.
STAFFORD - The bodies of the township couple missing for two weeks were found in a dense section of woods by the couple's Warren Grove home, authorities said. Foul play is not believed to be a factor in the deaths of Lorraine Parker, 60, and Gary Parker, 67, the Stafford Township Police Department said in a statement on the grim discovery. Autopsies are expected later this week, police said.
Insider requested all flight-history data associated with four planes owned by Jeffrey Epstein. The new FAA records include hundreds of previously unknown flights made by Epstein's jets. A searchable database now contains 2,618 flights made by Epstein's private jets from 1995 to July 6, 2019.
An Alabama inmate whose lethal injection was halted because medical staff couldn't find a suitable vein for the execution has died of natural causes almost four years later, his lawyer said Monday. Doyle Lee Hamm, who was convicted in the slaying of a motel clerk in 1987, died of natural causes on death row, said his longtime attorney, Bernard Harcourt. Alabama officials postponed Hamm's execution in February 2018 because workers couldn't find a suitable vein to connect the intravenous line used to send lethal chemicals into his body.
As rumors of a hoax were swirling around “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett's claim he was the victim of a hate crime attack in downtown Chicago, Smollett allegedly sent a text to one of the two acquaintances being questioned by police. “Brother .... I love you,” read Smollett's text to Abimbola Osundairo on the afternoon of Feb. 14, 2019. The text, which had never before been made public, was shown to jurors Tuesday on the second day of Smollett's trial on charges he hired Osundairo and his younger brother, Olabinjo, to commit a phony racist and homophobic attack on himself in January 2019.
As I was extolling the virtues of Social Security's 5.9% COLA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they were increasing the premium for Medicare Part B by 14.5%. As a reminder, Medicare is composed of two programs. Part A, Hospital Insurance (HI), which covers inpatient hospital services, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare, and hospice care.
China on Wednesday urged its citizens to leave three provinces in eastern Congo as violence intensifies in the mineral-rich region. A posting from the Chinese Embassy in Kinshasa on the WeChat online messaging said a number of Chinese citizens had been attacked and kidnapped over the past month in the provinces of South Kivu, North Kivu and Ituri, where several anti-government rebel groups have a presence. It said Chinese residing in the three provinces should provide their personal details by Dec. 10 and make plans to leave for safer parts of Congo.
Ayden Sanders, a senior at Oxford High, told The Daily Beast that students first thought it was a drill when an announcer broadcast a lockdown code over the speaker. They locked the two doors to their theater room and huddled behind a curtain in a teacher's adjoining office. At first we were joking around then we heard all sorts of commotion and stuff and everyone was like, 'Oh snap, this isn't a drill,'" Sanders said.
Los Angeles mother Heidi Planck has been missing since October 17. On Monday, police said they suspected Planck had died and turned their search to a landfill. Planck's ex-husband said he suspects her disappearance may have to do with her finance industry job.
Japanese Princess Aiko, the daughter of Emperor Naruhito, on Wednesday turned 20, ready for a debut as a new adult member to take a share of official duties for the royal family whose population continues to shrink under the male-only succession law. Aiko is the only child of Naruhito and Empress Masako, a Harvard-educated former diplomat. She is currently studying Japanese literature at Gakushuin University, and says she is willing to help her parents by participating in royal duties.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”