Cities across Eastern North America are currently being impacted by hazy smoke and poor air quality as forest fires burn in provinces like Quebec and Nova Scotia. While wildfire seasons are predictable in warmer months across Western Canada, this season has started earlier than it normally would, and in places not typically known for such events. While it may seem obvious to blame climate change for these extreme conditions, one expert clarifies that there's more factors at play.
Pence tweeted on Thursday evening that he would be appearing on Sean Hannity's program. Then news of Trump's indictment hit, and Pence didn't appear on the program. The tweet announcing the Fox News appearance has been deleted.
Cows, like all living mammals, produce greenhouse gases, which could threaten their existence. According to the Telegraph, Ireland is reportedly considering killing 200,000 cows in the country to meet the European Union's climate targets. “Reports like this only serve to further fuel the view that the government is working behind the scenes to undermine our dairy and livestock sectors,” said Tim Cullinan, president of the Irish Farmers' Association.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -A U.S. appeals court on Thursday refused to reinstate a lawsuit by Amy Cooper, the white woman who became known as "Central Park Karen" after calling police on a Black bird-watcher, against the employer that fired her following the encounter. In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Cooper did not prove that Franklin Templeton illegally dismissed her on the basis of race or defamed her by branding her a racist. Cooper had been an insurance portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton, a unit of San Mateo, California-based Franklin Resources.
Real estate investment guru Grant Cardone says Americans should “quit saving” if they want to build true wealth. Cardone, who goes by the nickname Uncle G, recently shared his two cents on Twitter: “That full-time job won't bring you wealth. Saving, saving, saving won't bring you wealth.
Joran van der Sloot has landed in the United States, where he is accused of extorting money from the mother of Natalee Holloway, the Alabama teen who was last seen with the Dutch national and two others 18 years ago in Aruba. FBI agents flew with van der Sloot on a US Department of Justice plane to an airport in Birmingham, Alabama, where he landed Thursday afternoon. Van der Sloot was indicted in 2010 on US federal charges of extortion and wire fraud in connection with a plot to sell information about the whereabouts of Holloway's remains in exchange for $250,000, according to an indictment filed in the Northern District of Alabama.
The FBI on Thursday arrested a businessman at the center of the scandal that led to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's historic impeachment, a move that came amid new questions about the men's dealings raised by financial records the Republican's lawyers made public to try to clear him of bribery allegations. Nate Paul, 36, was taken into custody by federal agents and booked into an Austin jail in the afternoon, according to Travis County Sheriff's Office records. Paul's arrest followed a yearslong federal investigation into the Austin real estate developer — a probe that Paxton involved his office in, setting off a chain of events that ultimately led to his impeachment last month.
A cybergang believed to be based in Russia has demanded ransom from some 100,000 victims of a hack it orchestrated recently. “This is announcement to educate companies who use Progress MOVEit product...If we do not hear from you until June 14 2023 we will post your name on this page… cal today before your company name is publish here,” Clop's message posted on the dark web said, according to The Telegraph. MOVEit is a business software owned by US-based Progress Software.
"Cryptic" COVID lineages are new versions of the virus that haven't been seen before. A researcher says one person in Ohio is shedding massive amounts of a new kind of COVID. Earlier this year Marc Johnson, a professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, took to social media with an appeal: "Help me solve a COVID cryptic lineage mystery," he wrote on Twitter.
A California jury has returned a $63 million verdict against Chevron after finding the oil giant covered up a toxic chemical pit on land purchased by a man who built a house on it and was later diagnosed with a blood cancer. Kevin Wright, who has multiple myeloma, unknowingly built his home directly over the chemical pit near Santa Barbara in 1985, according to his lawsuit. Starting in 1974, Chevron subsidiary Union Oil Company of California had operated a sump pit for oil and gas production, a process that left the carcinogenic chemical benzene on the property, court papers said.
The incident occurred on the beach of the Dream Beach hotel, according to Russian media reports, which said the victim was a Russian citizen. Russia's consul-general in Hurghada, Viktor Voropayev, told the country's TASS news agency that the deadly attack happened Thursday. A Russian died as a result of the shark attack,” he said, identifying the victim as 23-year-old “V. Popov,” who he said was not a tourist but had been living in Egypt for several months.
Ukraine is firing an artillery shell that lays mines built to destroy tanks. The US has sent Ukraine over 10,000 of these rounds along with the 155mm howitzers that fire them. The Russian troops defending the front lines against Ukraine's advance are discovering a danger lurking behind them, and it's one that threatens to make their positions more precarious.
A relative previously told The Associated Press the boys' mother was working at a nearby convenience store when she heard gunfire and ran back home to find they had been shot. The boys were “very close” and always together playing, mostly with superhero figures, according to their uncle, Felix Muniz Torres. The shooters apparently targeted the third person who was killed, 19-year-old Joshua Lugo-Perez, over what authorities have called “a previous argument.
A Maryland funeral home owner is accused of killing a pallbearer at a funeral service for a child this week. The Prince George's County Police Department claims Wilson Chavis gunned down a rival funeral service operator Tuesday afternoon. The victim, 30-year-old Ronald Steven Banks of Washington, D.C., was helping carry the casket of a 10-year-old girl when he was killed.
Former San Bernardino Deputy Meagan McCarthy was attacked and shot at while responding to a 911 call in 2019, and although a neighbor recorded the encounter on video, the suspect's trial didn't go her way.
The family of an Illinois woman killed in a 2022 crash while she and two children were parasailing in the Florida Keys filed a second lawsuit connected to her death this week and reflected on the tragic end to a family vacation about a year ago. Supraja Alaparthi, 33, was killed after being dragged across the water and slamming into a bridge last June while strapped into a parasail. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigated the crash last year and found the boat captain cut the line holding Alaparthi and the two boys because the parasail was “dragging” in high winds from a sudden summer storm.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas dissented in Thursday's 5-4 ruling on Allen v. Milligan. Thursday's ruling found that Alabama violated the Voting Rights Act's ban on racial gerrymandering. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a scathing, 48-page dissent in the court's ruling that Alabama violated a ban on racial gerrymandering.
A strander sailor is hopeful that experts can find a way to better “look after these gorgeous animals” after an encounter with several whales resulted in the destruction of both rudders on his vessel. The incident, per an Insider report citing a BBC interview with the sailor, took place in the Strait of Gibraltar region and is actually far from the first recent encounter of its kind. Speaking with Justin Webb for a BBC Radio 4 interview, Iain Hamilton said his specific encounter began when he was sailing roughly 20 miles west of Gibraltar.
Many of us have questions we're too shy to ask our OB-GYNs — so in this episode of ITK: Hack the Cycle, host and co-founder of lifestyle period brand August Nadya Okamoto (@nadyaokamoto) does it for us. From dispelling myths about pap smears to understanding vaginal hygiene, Dr. Nicole Sparks, MD (@nicolealiciamd), gives Nadya the answers we've all been looking for. First, Nadya takes to the streets of New York City to gather the public's questions about gynecologists.
Farmers Group announced changes to its remote-work policy, The Wall Street Journal reported. Workers at the insurance giant Farmers Group are reportedly threatening to quit or unionize after the company's new CEO backtracked on its remote-work policy. Employees expressed their frustrations with the decision by flooding a Farmers Group internal social-media platform with more than 2,000 comments, The Wall Street Journal, which reviewed screenshots of the reactions, reported.
It's hard to know what to think, but Elon Musk is wooing progressives he has been fighting for several months. The billionaire entrepreneur set himself up as a champion of the conservatives after his acquisition of Twitter last October for $44 billion. This policy marked a major break with Twitter 1.0, which had put in place safeguards against misinformation, alternative facts and hate speech of all kinds.
Former New Jersey Governor and GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie reacts to a post made by former President Donald Trump on his Truth Social account.
A 10-year-old New York school student was reportedly so scared of his bully that he pleaded with his family to let him stay home before he killed himself. Gianlukas "Lukas" Illescas, a student at the Hillcrest Elementary School in Peekskill, New York, was allegedly bullied for months while district officials "didn't have time" to address the issue, his dad, Christian Illescas, claimed during an emotional school boarding meeting on Tuesday. Illescas said he asked district administrators and social workers for help multiple times because his son was scared to go to school for the last six months, according to a report by News12 Westchester.
A 13-year-old girl shopping with her mother at a South Carolina Walmart was shot at random Wednesday night, according to WJBF. The shooting happened at the Walmart store in Aiken, which is about 15 miles from the Georgia border. A witness told WJBF that the shooter walked straight up to the victim and shot her.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -Donald Trump on Thursday asked for a new trial in the civil case brought by E. Jean Carroll, in which a jury in Manhattan last month found the former U.S. president liable for sexually abusing and defaming the writer and awarded her $5 million in damages. In a filing in federal court in Manhattan, Trump's lawyers said the jury's $2 million award for the sexual abuse portion of the verdict was "excessive" because the jury had found that Carroll was not raped, and that the conduct she alleged did not cause any diagnosed mental injury. They also said the $2.7 million award for the defamation claim was "based upon pure speculation."