The hermit kingdom criticized a U.S. decision to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia and threatened unspecified countermeasures.'Extremely' dangerous move »
The Biden administration on Monday morning announced an interagency plan to deal with the effects of frequent extreme heat waves caused by global warming. Extreme heat is now the leading weather-related killer in the United States, and it is becoming more common and severe. “While we have all seen the graphic and heart-wrenching images of super-storms, wildfires, and floods in recent weeks, another climate disaster is lurking just below the radar: extreme heat,” President Biden said in a statement.
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.
For a long time, analysts chalked Chinese President Xi Jinping's homages to Mao Zedong to "political stagecraft," but a Wall Street Journal examination of Xi's recent writings and speeches suggests they should be taking him much more seriously. It now appears Xi is "forcefully" trying to get China back to Mao's socialist vision, the Journal writes. The Journal notes that Xi isn't trying to completely eradicate market forces (for instance, he reportedly wants to allow small-to-mid-size private business to continue to develop), but he wants the Chinese Communist Party to "steer flows of money" and curb the ability of entrepreneurs and investors to make profits to an even greater extent than it already does.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Law enforcement said that human remains discovered near Grand Teton National Park match the description of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old lifestyle blogger who recently disappeared while on a road trip in a van with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie. The FBI announced the tragic discovery at a press conference on Sunday afternoon, ending multi-agency search efforts that captured attention nationwide. “On behalf of the FBI personnel and our partners, I would like to extend sincere and heartfelt condolences to Gabby's family,” FBI agent Charles Jones said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How high are my chances of getting a breakthrough case these days? It used to be quite rare, but the rise of delta has changed the odds. It's a totally different ballgame with this delta phase,” said Dr. Eric Topol, a professor of molecular medicine and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in San Diego.
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.
Police said Brian Laundrie could potentially hide out in a Florida Reserve "for months" if he wanted to. Police are searching for Laundrie, a person of interest in the Gabby Petito case, in the "vast" Carlton Reserve. The Carlton Reserve has about 80 miles of hiking trails, most of which are currently flooded.
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”.
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.
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.
The European Union joined a chorus of international criticism on Monday over the execution of nine men by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen following their conviction for involvement in the killing of the group's top civilian leader. Saleh al-Samad, who held the post of president in the Houthi-controlled administration which runs most of northern Yemen, was killed in April 2018 by a Saudi-led coalition air strike in the port city of Hodeidah on Yemen's west coast. A Houthi court found the nine men, including one who was a minor when he was arrested, guilty of spying and sharing sensitive information with the Saudi-led coalition.
The disappearance of Gabby Petito, possibly in Wyoming, has caused a national outcry. In the same state, 710 Indigenous people were reported missing from 2011-2020, a report found. Despite the extent of the issue, missing and murdered Indigenous people get less media coverage.
Senators Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Mike Lee (R., Utah) personally investigated some of former president Trump's claims of election fraud and concluded they were meritless, according to the book Peril by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. After requesting proof of Trump's fraud claims, Graham received a collection of memos on January 4 from lawyer Rudy Giuliani entitled “Voting Irregularities, Impossibilities, and Illegalities in the 2020 General Election.” The memos alleged various irregularities in voting in swing states, such as hundreds of dead people voting in Georgia and 12,000 “overvotes” in Arizona, when voters select more than the maximum number of choices on a ballot.
The Philippines will hold an election in May 2022 to choose a successor to President Rodrigo Duterte, who is ending his single, six-year term. The president's daughter has declared a re-election bid https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/duterte-daughter-seek-re-election-mayor-despite-calls-presidency-run-2021-09-16 as mayor of Davao City next year, despite growing calls for her seek the highest office. With his daughter in charge, Duterte, 76, could be shielded from indictment by a domestic court or the International Criminal Court, which has approved a formal probe https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/philippines-will-not-cooperate-with-icc-probe-war-drugs-spokesperson-2021-09-16 into thousands of killings during his "war on drugs".
“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.”