While the new U.S. travel policy rolling out Nov. 8 will open borders to more foreign tourists, there will be tighter rules for some Americans too.'Strict safety protocols' »
The final giant chunk of an overturned cargo ship was removed from waters along the coast of Georgia on Monday, almost a year after demolition began on the wreck that tipped over with 4,200 automobiles in its cargo decks. Weighing more than 4,000 metric tons (4,410 U.S. tons), the eighth and last section of the South Korean freighter Golden Ray left the wreck site off St. Simons Island after a crane lowered it onto a big barge outfitted with a special cradle to hold the wreckage. “This is the end of the wreck removal phase," said Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Himes, a spokesman for the multiagency command in charge of the demolition.
A worker performing maintenance on a faulty water well unknowingly disturbed what was apparently a popular watering hole for snakes, Iowa photos show. The worker, an employee of Mort's Water Company based in Latimer, went out to check on a well earlier this month, the business told McClatchy News. When he arrived at the site, he pulled a pipe up from the underground well and was greeted by a slithering bundle of serpents.
Pennington said she's “often had a harder time convincing people that they really could spend the money that they had saved for all those years. That's “another part of what a good financial advisor does,” she added. Pennington says that reassessment of priorities and even more focus on saving has been a fundamental change that has come out of the pandemic, where people have “gotten in touch with what's really important in their lives and the legacies that they want to leave to their children, to community organizations, to things that they're passionate about."
A man fishing with his wife Saturday in a Michigan lake drowned after they both were tossed from the boat, authorities say. Deputies in Leelanau County were dispatched to Little Glen Lake around 12:20 p.m. Saturday for a report of an unoccupied boat that had crashed ashore. Authorities continued to search for the man, identified as Kevin Donovan Herman, until 6 p.m. when his body was pulled out of the water, the sheriff said.
The teenager accused of sexually assaulting a ninth-grade girl in a Loudoun County, Virginia, high school was found guilty on all charges. The victim was assaulted in a women's restroom at Stone Bridge High School by a male allegedly wearing a skirt. A judge found the evidence enough to convict but will hold on sentencing until the convicted teenager is tried for another alleged assault at a different high school.
A bomb cyclone delivered huge amounts of snow to the Sierra Nevada, closing schools for some students who started the year late due to wildfires.
Pivotal Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin appears to be on board with White House proposals for new taxes on billionaires and certain corporations to help pay for President Joe Biden's scaled-back social services and climate change package. Biden said Monday he felt “very positive” about reaching agreement on his big domestic policy bill, aiming for votes in Congress as soon as this week — though that is far from certain. Democrats are working intensely to try again to wrap up talks, scaling back what had been what had been a sweeping $3.5 trillion plan so the president can spotlight his administration's achievements to world leaders at two overseas summits on the economy and climate change that get underway later this week.