The hermit kingdom criticized a U.S. decision to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia and threatened unspecified countermeasures.'Extremely' dangerous move »
BRUSSELS/WARSAW (Reuters) -Poland vowed to keep its disputed Turow coal mine running on Monday despite being hit with a order to pay a 500,000 euro ($585,550) daily penalty to the European Commission for defying an earlier court ruling to halt operations. Europe's top court, the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), ordered the penalty on Monday. It followed a request from the Czech Republic, which is locked in a dragging dispute with Poland over the Turow open-pit mine that sits next to their shared border.
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," CBS DFW reported.
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.
A 21-year-old woman who police say broke into a home late Sunday night was shot and killed by a 69-year-old homeowner. The woman, identified by the TV station as Keyarra Tompkins, died at Fairview General Hospital in Cleveland after suffering the single gunshot wound, police said.
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.
Police have ended their search of a Florida nature preserve for Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of missing 22-year-old “van-lifer” Gabby Petito, whose body is believed to have been discovered Sunday in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest. The North Port Police Department currently has no plans to conduct a major search of the Carlton Reserve today,” North Port, Florida, PD spokesman Josh Taylor announced in a statement. At this time, we currently believe we have exhausted all avenues in searching of the grounds there.
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.
Rivers of lava oozed down streets in La Palma, one of Spain's Canary Islands, on September 20, after a volcano erupted on the island the day before. The eruption at the Cumbre Vieja volcano was reported around 3:30 pm local time on Sunday and sent smoke and lava spewing out of several fissures. Multiple government agencies responded, including the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan), the local council, civil protection units, firefighters, and police.
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.
YouTube footage purporting to show Gabby Petito's van appears to show the rear door closing. The 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.
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 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.
Three tourists were arrested after allegedly assaulting a New York City restaurant hostess when she asked for proof of their vaccination status before they could be seated indoors, the New York Times reports. The latest: On Saturday, lawyers for the restaurant and the three women revealed that the tourists had in fact shown proof of vaccination and been allowed into Carmine's Italian restaurant, according to the Times. Driving the news: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order mandating proof of vaccination to participate in indoor activities, including visiting gyms and restaurants.
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.
Authorities swarmed the home of Brian Laundrie's family and temporarily removed his parents from the residence. Police also declared a crime scene at the home in North Port, Florida, reports said. Laundrie remains missing and a body believed to be of his fiancée Gabby Petito was found in Wyoming on Sunday.
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.
This week, we're talking about Apple and the company 1,600 times smaller than it that's facing similar product problems. If you're reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox from the newsletter page, and follow my tweets @lucasmtny the big thing When you get deep enough into the tech industry, it's harder to look at things with a consumer's set of eyes. I've felt that way more and more after six years watching Apple events as a TechCrunch reporter, but sometimes memes from random Twitter accounts help me find the consumer truth I'm looking for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
“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.”