May 30,2022

More than 10,000 pieces of new news a day. News update non-stop 24/7.  Pacific Islands may be afraid to be stuck in a 'crossfire' between China and the West: Ex-diplomat.  Memorial Day weekend tragedy: 1 dead, 1 missing, 11 hospitalized after boat capsizes on Colorado lake.  Malaysian dairy company discusses its plans to raise prices to contain cost pressures.  Mature markets are likely to go into recession, says professor.  US 'troubled' as UN rights chief urges China to review counter-terrorism policies.  Nepal authorities recover bodies of 14 persons who were on board crashed plane.  China hosts Pacific islands meeting in Fiji, security ties in focus.  N.Korea lifts COVID lockdown amid 'stable' virus situation -media.  Breaking International News & Views.  ‘Real Housewives’ franchise takes its drama to flashy Dubai.  More than 10,000 pieces of new news a day. News update non-stop 24/7.  LG Corp. Rallies on Hopes for Better Investor Returns.  Novartis Gets FDA Green Light on Lymphoma Treatment.  Popular Punjabi rapper Sidhu Moose Wala shot dead at 28.  A female researcher's avatar was sexually assaulted on a metaverse platform owned by Meta, making her the latest victim of sexual abuse on Meta's platforms, watchdog says.  UPDATE 2-Norwegian Air orders 50 Boeing aircraft, options for 30 more.  How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars.  Genius Ways to Make $1,000 a Month in Dividends.  FDA investigating Hepatitis A outbreak linked to organic strawberries sold at major retailers.  Daily horoscope for May 30, 2022.  AP News Summary at 1:27 a.m. EDT.  
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Pacific Islands may be afraid to be stuck in a 'crossfire' between China and the West: Ex-diplomat
       
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailPacific Islands may be afraid to be stuck in a 'crossfire' between China and the West: Ex-diplomatAnne-Marie Schleich of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, who from 2012 to 2016 served as German ambassador to New Zealand and seven Pacific Island States, says that fear is based on their experiences in World War II.
Memorial Day weekend tragedy: 1 dead, 1 missing, 11 hospitalized after boat capsizes on Colorado lake
       
Authorities in Colorado said a boat capsized on Lake Pueblo Sunday night, leaving at least one person dead, one missing, and 11 victims hospitalized. While 11 victims were taken to the hospital, officials continue to search through water that is between 80-90 ft. deep for a missing adult male. They are utilizing sonar in an effort to find the missing person, according to the report. PAINTBALL GUN AT DENVER HIGH SCHOOL PROMPTS LOCKDOWN, LARGE POLICE RESPONSEUPDATE: @CPW_SE tell @KRDONC13 13 we’re on a boat that overturned around 7:30 pm. 1 adult dead, 1 adult missing, and a juvenile was flown to an area hospital with serious injuries.
Malaysian dairy company discusses its plans to raise prices to contain cost pressures
       
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailMalaysian dairy company discusses its plans to raise prices to contain cost pressuresLoi Tuan Ee, CEO of Farm Fresh, discusses when it plans to do so.
Mature markets are likely to go into recession, says professor
       
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailMature markets are likely to go into recession, says professorAngus Blair of The American University in Cairo discusses the rising number of "external variables of concern" in the economy.
US 'troubled' as UN rights chief urges China to review counter-terrorism policies
       
(CNN) UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, whose rare visit to China was criticized by rights groups and Western countries, said she urged Beijing to review its counter-terrorism policies to ensure they comply with international human rights standards. Bachelet reiterated, however, that her six-day trip, which ended on Saturday and included a visit to the western region of Xinjiang, was not an investigation into China's human rights policies but an opportunity to engage with the government. Washington, meanwhile, said it "remains concerned" about Bachelet's trip -- which it believes China could use for propaganda purposes. Bachelet started her China trip, the first by a UN Human Rights High Commissioner in 17 years, on Monday in the southern city of Guangzhou before heading to Xinjiang. Her office said last year it believed Uyghurs in Xinjiang had been unlawfully detained, mistreated and forced to work.
Nepal authorities recover bodies of 14 persons who were on board crashed plane
       
A general view of a Tara Air plane crash site during the rescue operation at Thasang, Nepal May 30, 2022. Fishtail Air Pvt Ltd Captain Nikalas Fjellgren/Handout via REUTERSKATHMANDU, May 30 (Reuters) - Rescue workers in Nepal have so far recovered 14 bodies from the crash site of a small plane carrying 22 people that went down in a remote region, an airport official said on Monday. "The search for others is continuing," said Tek Raj Sitaula, a spokesman for the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal's capital Kathmandu. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Gopal Sharma; Writing by Devjyot Ghoshal; Editing by Muralikumar AnantharamanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
China hosts Pacific islands meeting in Fiji, security ties in focus
       
Tiziana Fabi/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoMay 30 (Reuters) - China Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with counterparts from 10 Pacific island nations in Fiji on Monday, midway through a diplomatic tour of the region where China's ambitions for wider security ties has caused concern among U.S. allies. Pacific island nations with diplomatic ties with China are attending the meeting, hosted by Wang, who earlier met with Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. In several Pacific countries, the foreign minister is also prime minister. Some Pacific islands have in recent days signed on to some of the individual security components that China is seeking in the regional agreement, statements released by the governments and China show. read moreIn Honiara last week, Wang condemned interference in the deal and said the Solomon Islands' relationship with China was a model for other Pacific island nations.
N.Korea lifts COVID lockdown amid 'stable' virus situation -media
       
Volunteers carry out disinfection work during an anti-virus campaign in Pyongyang, North Korea in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 4, 2020. "The Political Bureau examined the issue of effectively and quickly coordinating and enforcing the anti-epidemic regulations and guidelines given the current stable anti-epidemic situation," the North's state media KCNA said on Sunday. North Korea reported 100,710 more people showing fever symptoms and one additional death as of Sunday evening, compared with some 390,000 two weeks ago, KCNA said. North Korea has not confirmed the total number of people testing positive for the coronavirus, apparently lacking in testing supplies. Experts have said the announced figures could be underreported, and that it is hard to assess the actual scale of the situation.
Breaking International News & Views
       
VideoRussian troops entered the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk, a regional governor said on Monday, describing the fighting as "very fierce" in a city that become a key objective for Moscow's offensive in the Donbas.
‘Real Housewives’ franchise takes its drama to flashy Dubai
       
The world famous reality-show empire "Real Housewives" is coming to the flashy city-state of Dubai for the franchise's first international series premiering this week. The world famous reality-show empire "Real Housewives" is coming to the flashy city-state of Dubai for the franchise's first international series premiering this week. While the franchise has sold countless global spinoffs from Lagos to Vancouver, none have been produced by the Bravo network before. “The Real Housewives of Dubai” debuts on Wednesday, inducting six new women into network’s crown jewel of catfights and marital meltdowns that is beloved, binged and hate-watched around the world. ADVERTISEMENTNot everyone in the UAE is glad of the “Real Housewives” limelight.
LG Corp. Rallies on Hopes for Better Investor Returns
       
By Kwanwoo JunLG Corp.'s shares rallied Monday on hopes for better investor returns after it decided to buy back shares and removed a ceiling on future dividend payments. LG Corp.'s rally came after it decided Friday after markets closed that it would repurchase KRW500 billion in stocks, or about 4% of its total market capitalization, by 2024 to help boost investor returns. Choi said in a research note Monday. Mr. Choi said he expects LG Corp.'s dividend per share to rise to KRW3,600 in 2022, up 29% from KRW2,800 in 2021. Regulatory filings show that LG Corp. retains share holdings of 33.67% in LG Electronics Inc., 33.37% in LG Chem Ltd. and 37.66% in LG Uplus Corp.
Novartis Gets FDA Green Light on Lymphoma Treatment
       
By Cecilia ButiniNovartis AG said Saturday that its cancer drug, Kymriah, has received authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to be used in the treatment of relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma in adults. The Swiss pharma company said the approval is the third use or indication of use the drug has received from the FDA for use in different types of diseases. "In accordance with the Accelerated Approval Program, continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trial(s)," the company said. Kymriah was already approved in the European Union for relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma. Write to Cecilia Butini at cecilia.butini@wsj.com
Popular Punjabi rapper Sidhu Moose Wala shot dead at 28
       
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known around the world by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, was killed Sunday evening while driving his car in Mansa, a district in northern India’s Punjab state. Moose Wala, 28, was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead. Moose Wala started off as a songwriter before a hit song in 2017 catapulted his singing career, making him well known among the Indian and Punjabi diaspora in countries like the United Kingdom and Canada. Moose Wala was a controversial figure, in part due to his lyrical style. The rapper joined India’s Congress Party last year and unsuccessfully ran in the state’s assembly elections.
A female researcher's avatar was sexually assaulted on a metaverse platform owned by Meta, making her the latest victim of sexual abuse on Meta's platforms, watchdog says
       
Other Meta users have also said they were sexually harassed or abused on the metaverse. Meta investors wanted a report on the harm metaverse users faced, but shareholders rejected the idea. A researcher entered the metaverse, wanting to study users' behavior on Meta's social-networking platform Horizon World. In the video, a male avatar is seen getting very close to her, while another male avatar stands nearby, watching. SumOfUs researchers also reported experiencing homophobic and racial slurs in Horizon World and said they witnessed gun violence on the platform.
UPDATE 2-Norwegian Air orders 50 Boeing aircraft, options for 30 more
       
(Adds detail)OSLO, May 30 (Reuters) - Norwegian Air has agreed to buy 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and has secured options to acquire a further 30 planes, the budget carrier said on Monday. The deal marks a return to aircraft ownership for Norwegian after the company was forced to resort to leasing deals following bankruptcy proceedings that rescued the company last year. "The 50 aircraft are due to be delivered between 2025 and 2028, at a schedule closely corresponding to current aircraft lease expirations. This entails a limited net increase of the company's current fleet," Norwegian said in a statement. ($1 = 9.4243 Norwegian crowns) (Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche)
How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars
       
By Nick Carey and Christina AmannLONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - The humble wire harness, a cheap component that bundles cables together, has become an unlikely scourge of the auto industry. In the immediate term, though, automakers and suppliers have shifted harness production to other lower-cost countries. Story continuesThe supply disruptions in Ukraine were a rude awakening for the auto industry. "If you want to reduce production time in your car factory, a modular wire harness helps." While the lead time for changing a conventional wire harness can be up to 26 weeks, Coakley said his company could ship redesigned products in two weeks.
Genius Ways to Make $1,000 a Month in Dividends
       
Putting together a portfolio that generates at least $1,000 in dividends each month takes some work, though. Look for $12,000 Per Year in DividendsTo make $1,000 per month in dividends, it’s better to think in annual terms. Historically firms listed on the S&P 500 tend to be the most likely to issue regular dividend payments, and they also tend to issue the largest dividend payments per-share. The Bottom LineMaking $1,000 per month in dividends will take patient investing – whether you’re buying stocks or funds – or a lot of up-front capital. Photo credit: ©iStock.com/PeopleImages, ©iStock.com/courtneyk, ©iStock.com/insta_photosThe post How to Make $1,000 a Month in Dividends appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.
FDA investigating Hepatitis A outbreak linked to organic strawberries sold at major retailers
       
The Food and Drug Administration announced an investigation into fresh organic strawberries potentially linked to a multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are also investigating the strawberries. "Currently, the potentially affected FreshKampo and HEB products are past shelf life," the FDA wrote. "People who purchased FreshKampo and HEB fresh organic strawberries between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022, and then froze those strawberries for later consumption should not eat them." GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREThe FDA has so far reported 17 illnesses and 12 hospitalizations connected to the strawberries.
Daily horoscope for May 30, 2022
       
General Daily Insight for May 30, 2022Communicating about serious matters may seem urgent today, but we can rise to the occasion. The New Moon in Gemini at 7:30 am EDT gives us an opportunity to start an important conversation. The answer is not one extreme or another -- it's finding a middle ground where both sides feel comfortable connecting. You've probably learned something from your experiences, even if you haven't followed the same path as everyone else. As the New Moon illuminates your 7th House of Others, you're probably not inclined to keep to yourself.
AP News Summary at 1:27 a.m. EDT
       
Uvalde tells Biden to 'do something'; he pledges 'we will'UVALDE, Texas (AP) — President Joe Biden grieved with the shattered community of Uvalde on Sunday. to review response to Texas school shootingUVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department says it'll review the law enforcement response to the Texas school shooting. Ukraine, Russia battle in the east as Zelenskyy visits frontPOKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian and Ukrainian troops are trading blows in fierce close-quarter combat in an eastern Ukraine city. The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts it will make landfall as a powerful Category 3 hurricane Monday afternoon or evening. While no one seeking a policing overhaul thinks Biden's order goes far enough, many consider it an important step forward.
A British invasion: When S.F. discovered double-decker buses
       
You've probably seen double-decker, sightseeing buses navigating San Francisco's hills. They were first popularized in Great Britain, prized for their large seating capacity. In a bid to increase tourism to England in the aftermath of World War II, the British Travel Association shipped three of the buses to the U.S. in 1952 to embark on an 8,000-mile round trip tour from coast to coast.
Australia news live updates: Pacific countries reject China’s proposed security deal; vote counting continues with Labor one seat from majority
       
From 34m ago 06.54 Pacific countries reject China's proposed region-wide economic and security deal Kate Lyons Pacific countries have rejected a sweeping regional economic and security deal proposed by China, after a crucial meeting of Pacific foreign ministers islands meeting with China’s foreign minister today. He held a virtual summit with foreign ministers from Pacific countries at which a sweeping region-wide security deal was discussed. Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi (left), and Fiji’s prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, at a joint press conference in Fiji’s capital city, Suva. He held a virtual summit with foreign ministers from Pacific countries at which a sweeping region-wide security deal was discussed. Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi (left), and Fiji’s prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, at a joint press conference in Fiji’s capital city, Suva.
The truth behind Indian extremists’ anti-Muslim ‘great replacement theory’
       
The one myth that is frequently cited: a significantly higher fertility rate among Muslims compared to other communities in India. While that is still the highest among all religions in India, the gap between it and the Hindu fertility rate – 1.94 – is shrinking. “Muslims are losing as many people as they gain through conversion, and more Muslims leave India than immigrate,” Kramer says. Fearmongering over the supposed threat to a Hindu majority in India has increased over the past eight years, says Quraishi. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar A/APWhile Modi nowadays rarely associates directly with such controversial comments, he has stoked the fears of a Muslim population explosion in the past.
Hong Kong churches drop Tiananmen tributes after 33 years amid arrest fears
       
But this year, they too have been cancelled over fears of falling foul of Hong Kong authorities. “We find it very difficult under the current social atmosphere,” said Rev Martin Ip, chaplain of the Hong Kong Federation of Catholic Students, one of the organisers. “Our bottom line is that we don’t want to breach any law in Hong Kong,” he said. The diocese, whose justice and peace commission was a co-organiser, said its frontline colleagues were concerned they might violate Hong Kong law. “I am grateful that Hong Kong for the last 30 or so years has carried the torch of commemorating Tiananmen,” Zhou said.
Best pubs and restaurants in London to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
       
Best Platinum Jubilee afternoon teasFortnum & MasonWhat better place to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee than in the tea salon opened by the Queen herself in 2012? Fortnum & Mason have launched a new Platinum Jubilee themed afternoon tea menu, which will be served every day in the iconic Diamond Jubilee tea salon. Guests will be able to select from Fortnum's 500 plus classic teas, as well as their own Platinum Jubilee tea blend. Those looking to celebrate with something a little stronger can opt for their own label Platinum Jubilee champagne or the limited edition Jubilee Beacon cocktail. Those wishing to really celebrate the Platinum Jubilee can opt for a glass of Bollinger La Grande Année.
Ukraine war latest news: Very fierce fighting in key Ukrainian city
       
Two civilians have been killed and five wounded by shelling as Russian troops entered the outskirts of the Ukrainian city Severodonetsk, Luhansk region governor Serhiy Haidai has said on messaging app Telegram. Most of them are residents of one block in the old part of the city he said, adding they were preparing food in the yard when the shelling suddenly started. The Reuters news agency is quoting the governor as saying there is "heavy fighting is ongoing for Severodonetsk and Lysychansk," and he describes the situation as "very difficult". However, our military is holding out firmly to not let the enemy go deeper into the country," Haidai said. The neighbouring city of Lysychansk remains under Ukrainian control, and evacuations are being carried out of the city, he added.
Ukraine news live: Russian forces enter new city - as Ukraine rushes to evacuate citizens
       
Ukrainian region starts exporting grain to RussiaThe Russian-controlled region of Kherson is sending grain that was harvested last year to Russia, according to TASS news agency citing a local official. Ukraine has previously accused Russia of stealing its grain from the territories currently occupied by Moscow. Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the Military-Civilian Administration, said the administration was also working on sending supplies of sunflower seeds to local and Russian processing plants. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has threatened global food supplies, as the two countries export a quarter of the world's wheat and they are also key suppliers of barley, sunflower seed oil and corn.
Nepal plane crash: Fourteen bodies found after aircraft goes down in minutes
       
Fourteen bodies have been recovered from the crash site of a plane that went down in a remote region of Nepal. Image: The search for the plane had been suspended due to bad weather and darkness on Sunday night. AdvertisementAn aerial photo of the crash site posted on Twitter by an army spokesman showed parts of the aircraft scattered around the mountainside. The search for the plane had been suspended due to bad weather and darkness on Sunday night, but resumed on Monday. The Twin Otter, a rugged plane originally built by Canadian aircraft manufacturer De Havilland, has been in service in Nepal for about 50 years.
Ukraine war: Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Severodonetsk faces 'constant shelling' from Russians
       
Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video playerIn his video address, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the enemy had 'destroyed the town's critical infrastructure and damaged 90% of buildings'.
Mama Mila: How to hide electrical cords in your house using Bunnings LED lights
       
In a now-viral TikTok video, Chantel Mila, from Melbourne, showed how the cord leading from the table lamp couldn't reach the power outlet. Scroll down for videoOrganisation queen Chantel Mila, from Melbourne, has found an easy way to hide electrical cables around her home. I bought my lamp and puck lights from Bunnings and love the final result,' Mila captioned a now-viral TikTok video. I bought my lamp and puck lights from Bunnings and love the final result,' Mila captioned the video. The pack of three Lytworx cob puck lights can be controlled from up to 10metres away using the wireless remote.
Having shipped artillery shells to Ukraine, Canada asks South Korea for more
       
Canada has asked South Korea to supply it with artillery rounds, Seoul said on Monday, apparently to “backfill” supplies that Ottawa has sent to Ukraine, upping pressure on South Korea to provide — at least indirectly — lethal aid in the war. Canada has provided Ukraine with M777 towed howitzers, which fire 155-millimeter shells. Last week Defense Minister Anita Anand announced Canada would be sending an additional 20,000 rounds of 155-mm ammunition, sourced from the United States.
Thousands of New Yorkers fill the streets to watch Manhattanhenge
       
AdvertisementThousands of New Yorkers took to the streets of the city to watch the famous astronomical event known as Manhattanhenge on Sunday evening. New Yorkers and tourists gathered in the middle of the streets with their phones in the air taking pictures of the stunning sight at 8.13pm. Manhattanhenge happens four times a year: two days in May and and two days in July. Anyone who missed it, can also watch Manhattanhenge on Monday at 8.12pm or on July 11 and 12. People gather on 42nd Street to watch the sun set during Manhattanhenge in Times Square on SundayManhattanhenge happens four times a year: two days in May and and two days in July.
FDA warns strawberries may be linked to outbreak of Hepatitis A
       
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers that strawberries sold at major US grocery stores, including Trader Joe's and Walmart, may be linked to an outbreak of Hepatitis A. Infections in North America are being linked to organic strawberries packaged by FeshKampo - a berries producer and distributor in California — and Texas-based grocery store H-E-B, purchased between March 5 and April 25. 'No illnesses from strawberries related to the FDA investigation have been reported at H-E-B or in Texas,' the grocery store chain said. 'The FDA is conducting an investigation into organic strawberries sold between March 5 and April 25, 2022. H-E-B has not received or sold organic strawberries from the supplier under investigation since April 16,' the company further said.
Race to save undersea Stone Age cave art masterpieces
       
Workers in Marseille, France build an almost life-sized recreation of undersea Stone Age cave paintings found off the coast nearbyMarseille (AFP) – To reach the only place in the world where cave paintings of prehistoric marine life have been found, archaeologists have to dive to the bottom of the Mediterranean off southern France. Archaeologist Luc Vanrell's life changed the second he surfaced inside the Cosquer cavern and saw its staggering images. An almost life-sized recreation of the Cosquer cavern will open this week a few kilometres (miles) away in Marseille. "When it is finished, our virtual Cosquer cavern -- which is accurate to within millimetres -- will be indispensable for researchers and archaeologists who will not be able to physically get inside." "And because the cave walls that are today underwater were probably also once decorated, nothing else in Europe compares to its size," he added.
Pioneering artists of the time at Gallery Hyundai, The Page Gallery
       
“(Un)Bound,” running at Gallery Hyundai, spotlights the artist’s series of “binding” works, in which twine and rope are the key mediums physically visualizing his concepts. An installation view of ”(Un)Bound” at Gallery Hyundai (Gallery Hyundai)“I saw the world upside down, and my thought process was inverted. Colbert, born in 1979 in Scotland, explores the realm of pop art, seeking new potential in the genre. “I would say Colbert is the most contemporary artist,” said curator Emily Hyeonjin Choi at the Page Gallery. The Page Gallery is closed on Mondays.
High-tech race to map Ukraine's damaged historic buildings
       
He plants his laser scanner, a sort of tripod with a pivoting head, in a strategic corner of the severely damaged building. - 'Cultural genocide'-In Kharkiv alone, around 500 buildings are listed as being of historic architectural significance. Most are in the dense historic city centre, on which Russian airstrikes are concentrated, according to architect Kateryna Kuplytska, a member of the body documenting damaged heritage sites. And while Russian troops have loosened their noose around Ukraine's second city, shells still rain down with regular monotony. Some critics suggest it is futile to document historic buildings in such meticulous detail while the war is still raging and people are dying every day.
Amid economic slowdown, China is 'weaker than anytime' in recent memory
       
Amid economic slowdown, China is 'weaker than anytime' in recent memory06:36China Foreign Minister Wang Yi holds a meeting with counterparts from 10 Pacific island nations in Fiji on Monday, midway through a diplomatic tour of the region where China's ambitions for wider security ties has caused concern among US allies. For more analysis, joining FRANCE 24 is Jean-François di Meglio, President of the Asia Center.
Korea to double number of semiconductor talents
       
South Korea will double the number of professional semiconductor talents by implementing chip-company-licensed departments and strengthening graduate programs at major science institutes across the country, the Ministry of Science and ICT said Monday.Science Minister Lee Jong-ho met with industry leaders including chiefs of Samsung Electronics and SK hynix as well as presidents of four major science institutes -- KAIST, GIST, DGIST and UNIST -- to discuss ways to cooperate for nurturing semiconductor personnel.The ministry said the four science institutes will be at the forefront of advancing the country’s competitiveness in the non-memory chip sector while cementing the leadership in the field of memory semiconductor.The ministry plans to secure next year’s extra budget to train talents specialized in system semiconductor design and artificial intelligence chips. The goal is to raise 3,140 chip professionals for the next five years, it said.Starting next year, a new semiconductor department will be installed at GIST, DGIST and UNIST. The three science institutes will be in charge of educating 100 undergraduate students a year to double the annual number of 100 chip undergraduates currently being trained only at KAIST.The ministry said the existing industry-contracted graduate programs at KAIST and UNIST will be strengthened. The ministry will also review a possible introduction of graduate schools or majors at GIST and DGIST, it added.In doing so, the ministry expects to see an annual output of 500 or more talents specialized in the chip sector with master’s or doctor’s degrees in the next five years. Currently, about 220 students join the industry with semiconductor master’s or doctor’s degrees each year, according to the ministry.The ministry also said the science schools will expand global cooperation with overseas institutes and research centers.“The key to securing competitiveness of advanced semiconductor technology is to cultivate high-quality human resource
Marjorie Taylor Greene Goes Completely Off The Rails With Her Latest Beef
       
Don’t eat a real cheeseburger, you need to eat the fake burger, the fake meat, from Bill Gates,’” Greene said. pic.twitter.com/Rr7w97iGvw — Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) May 29, 2022Peach tree dish. I want to ask her what a peach tree dish is. She's just a fucking moron pic.twitter.com/XCUEomvxPL — Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 30, 2022AdvertisementWhat is a peach tree dish? Is it made from the wood of a peach tree?
Chinese police investigate commercial Covid test labs over alleged fraud
       
Samples are tested in batches and then retested individually if a batch is positive for the coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
Kinzinger Knocks GOP Calls To ‘Harden’ Schools After Texas Shooting
       
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) on Sunday dismissed his fellow congressional Republicans’ talking points in the wake of the tragic elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Instead of heeding to calls for firming up gun control laws in the wake of the massacre, prominent Republicans such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) have turned their focus to insisting that the prevention of future school shootings relies on “hardening” schools. Among their proposals to supposedly “harden” schools are single-door entryways with armed guards on campuses. Kinzinger took aim at GOP talking points in the wake of the shooting.
Taiwan legislature erupts in violence over ‘secret expenses’ bill
       
KMT lawmakers try to block bill they say could be used to overturn ex-President Chen Shui-bian’s corruption conviction. Taipei, Taiwan – Taiwan’s parliament erupted in violence on Monday as lawmakers clashed over a bill that critics say could be used to overturn former President Chen Shui-bian’s conviction on corruption charges. The disorder subsided after an hour but as of midday, KMT legislators were still occupying a portion of the chamber with placards in tow. KMT legislators say that President Tsai Ing-wen has taken advantage of Taiwan’s recent COVID-19 outbreak to pass the legislation decriminalising the use of “secret state expenses” by the executive. A preliminary review of the draft legislation in April also became heated, according to government media, when KMT legislators tried to interrupt proceedings and threw fake banknotes.
Missing Tara Air plane found crashed 14 bodies recovered
       
“The search and rescue troops have physically located the plane crash site. "Other rescue team members from different agencies are trying to reach the sites using small helicopters. The search and rescue team reached the crash site on Monday morning. As the area can accommodate only one chopper at the crash site, it is shuttling the rescuers, said Bartaula. Inda Singh of Dana, who reached the crash site, said the plane was found in a damaged condition, the Republica newspaper reported.
Russia-Ukraine live news: Moscow’s forces enter Severodonetsk
       
The governor of Luhansk Serhiy Haidai says Russian forces have entered the outskirts of the key city of Severodonetsk and are moving into the city. The nearby town of Lysychansk is still in the hands of Ukrainian forces and evacuations of civilians are underway, he added. Ukrainian authorities estimated earlier this month that Russian forces in occupied areas had seized more than 400,000 tons of grain. 5 hours ago (01:14 GMT)Russian forces damaged 2,229 high-rise buildings in Kharkiv region: GovernorThe governor of the Kharkiv region says Russian forces damaged 2,229 high-rise buildings, of which 225 have been completely destroyed. In a Facebook post, Ukrainian forces in the Donbas said they had been on the defensive all day on Sunday.
Veronica Nelson treated inhumanely before jail death, prison officer concedes
       
Warning: This story contains graphic content and the name and images of a deceased Indigenous person. A prison officer responsible for Indigenous woman Veronica Nelson’s welfare before she was found dead in her cell told an inquest she failed in her duty of care and did not escalate concerns about the inmate’s ailing health despite receiving “chilling” intercom calls for help. Prison officer Tracey Brown leaves the Coroners Court on Friday. Credit:Joe ArmaoTracey Brown was working the nightshift at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre on the evening of January 1, 2020, when Nelson – who was on remand for alleged shoplifting and bail offences – repeatedly used the prison intercom to call for help, at times wailing in distress. But an inquest into Nelson’s death heard that instead of returning to check on Nelson after she was given pain relief at 1.30am, Brown told the new arrival nothing more could be done to help her, that she’d tried the nurse and that Nelson’s cries were keeping other prisoners awake.
Witness recalls seeing gunman
       
Witness recalls seeing gunmanJuan Roberto Carranza was helping his son on a job across the street from Robb Elementary School in Uvalde when he saw Salvador Ramos speeding and heard him crash into a ditch. He said Ramos got out of the truck with a rifle and a backpack.
Live Updates: European Leaders to Meet to Discuss the War, as New Weapons Arrive in Ukraine
       
A bookshop in Lviv, Ukraine. In the wake of Russia’s invasion in February, language clubs have been popping up in Ukraine’s west. LVIV, Ukraine — The teacher sounded her words slowly, careful to show which syllable to stress: Eyebrow. Under his leadership, Kyiv strengthened its Ukrainian language law in 2019, requiring schools and public places to use Ukrainian. Ms. Onuch, the professor, said there was little data yet to support the notion that Russia’s invasion had accelerated a switch.
Nepal officials find wreckage of plane that had been carrying 22
       
Placeholder while article actions loadSearch-and-rescue officials in Nepal have located the crash site of a plane carrying 22 people that went missing Sunday. It showed the shattered plane on a mountainside strewn with debris, including what appeared to be a wing of the plane displaying the Tara Air flight number 9NAET in green lettering. The aircraft, a DHC-6-300 Twin Otter operated by the private airline Tara Air, went missing shortly after taking off from Pokhara, in central Nepal, at 9:55 a.m. Sunday, according to the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. Tara Air said in a notice on its website that the plane was carrying four Indian nationals, two Germans and 13 Nepalis, along with three crew members. According to Flightradar24, a website that tracks flights in real time around the world, the Tara Air flight stopped transmitting a signal around Shikha, a mountainous area north of Pokhara.
Man pleads guilty to killing chiropractor by striking him in jaw
       
A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to criminal homicide and other charges on Friday for murdering a chiropractor in November 2020. Joseph O’Boyle, 23, will be sentenced in the coming months for criminal homicide, criminal trespassing, and possession of an instrument of crime. O’Boyle had been a patient of Sowa’s two months earlier and blamed the chiropractor for worsening his jaw pain, according to his relatives. While Sowa was on the ground, O’Boyle then struck his jaw area with a blunt object multiple times. Following the murder, O’Boyle’s father confronted him about Sowa’s death and the 23-year-old “became agitated and began rubbing his jaw,” according to the district attorney.
Top recruitment and tech execs give their tips for getting ahead at work
       
Executives at leading recruitment and technology companies have shared with CNBC their top tips for getting ahead in the workplace. Workers continue to hold most of the cards in the labor market, with the "Great Resignation" still underway. Nevertheless, it's still important to understand the best ways to maximize your opportunities at work, particularly if we are set to face a recession in the near future. "You're still in a very strong negotiating position, particularly skilled workers, and my best advice is to be very upfront with what you want and ask for it," she said. Moseley called this kind of network a "personal board" — a group of advisors made up of friends and colleagues that you can turn to for advice.
Video: CNN correspondent recounts 'heart stopping' moment in wake of Uvalde massacre
       
CNN's Shimon Prokupecz recounts to Brian Stelter his reaction when he was told by the head of Texas Department of Public Safety that law enforcement officers outside of the barricaded classroom "did nothing at that time" to stop the gunman that killed 19 children and two adults.
Video: Chattanooga shooting witness describes what he saw
       
Patrick Hickey was driving for Uber when he heard shots ring out in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He describes what he saw and how he helped one of the victims.
Video: Barclays Center disturbance sends people running
       
No shots were fired at the Barclays Center during a disturbance that sent people running for their lives early Sunday, said the New York City Police Department. CNN's Nadia Romero reports.
Ukrainian mother's video diary shows her family's life during wartime
       
Ukrainian mother Olena Gnes has been keeping a video diary of what her family's experience has been throughout the war. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on her rare perspective.
Nepal search and rescue teams locate remains of 14 passengers of downed Tara Air flight
       
(CNN) Search and rescue teams in Nepal have recovered the bodies of 14 people on board a Tara Air flight that crashed with 22 people on board, airport authorities told CNN on Monday. "Search and rescue teams are at the site going through the wreckage," Prem Nath Thakur, the general manager of Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, told CNN. "After all the passengers have been found, their bodies will be sent to Kathmandu." The site where the wreckage was found is at an altitude of about 14,500 feet, an airport spokesperson said. Thakur said poor weather conditions were still a concern but efforts to locate the remaining passengers would continue as long as possible.
How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars
       
Employees work at a wire harness and cable assembly manufacturing company that exports to the U.S., in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez/File PhotoLONDON/BERLIN, May 30 (Reuters) - The humble wire harness, a cheap component that bundles cables together, has become an unlikely scourge of the auto industry. In the immediate term, though, automakers and suppliers have shifted harness production to other lower-cost countries. "If you want to reduce production time in your car factory, a modular wire harness helps." While the lead time for changing a conventional wire harness can be up to 26 weeks, Coakley said his company could ship redesigned products in two weeks.
Playbook Paris: C’est la brute finale — Darmanin bien discret — Macron de retour à Bruxelles
       
Par PAULINE DE SAINT REMYPRÉSENTÉ PAREnvoyez vos infos | Abonnez-vous gratuitement | Voir dans le navigateurBonjour à toutes et à tous, nous sommes lundi 30 mai 2022. Si vous avez la reprise difficile, ce lundi matin, et la boîte mail pleine à craquer, consolez-vous en pensant à Amélie Oudéa-Castéra. L’Insoumis en chef évoquait même plus précisément un “échec complet de la stratégie policière”, de la “doctrine d’emploi de la police” et du préfet Didier Lallement. Seront représentés autour de la table : l’UEFA, la Fédération française de foot, le Stade de France et la mairie de Saint-Denis. Le président se rend à la réunion pré-sommet de Renew Europe à 13 heures, puis arrive au Conseil européen à 14h55.
Brussels Playbook: Summit Day — Renew’s ranks swell — Šef?o in Berlin
       
And as EU countries continue to bicker, Russian troops are grinding through Donbas, David Herszenhorn and Jacopo Barigazzi write. TARGETING RUSSIAN ASSETS: Similarly, though EU leaders will discuss the confiscation of Russian assets, the debate is not expected to break new ground. Legal argument: “Imposing a tariff on Russian oil is perfectly legal,” Garicano said, as Russia no longer benefits from the WTO’s protections against discriminatory tariffs. FOOD CRISIS: With EU leaders in town for two days, Tuesday’s discussion is likely to focus on the looming issue of food security. **SUBSCRIBE to the POLITICO newsletter family: Brussels Playbook | London Playbook | Playbook Paris | Politico Confidential | Sunday Crunch | EU Influence | London Influence | Digital Bridge | China Direct | Berlin Bulletin | D.C. Playbook | All our POLITICO Pro policy morning newsletters
How to defeat the NRA’s ‘nonsensical’ talking points
       
The Uvalde, Texas mass shooting shows the ‘good guys’ are no match for an assault rifle. Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham and contributing writer to The Atlantic Molly Jong-Fast discuss the gun lobby’s myths and changing America’s “culture of violence.”May 30, 2022
Season’s 1st hurricane aims heavy hit at Mexico tourist zone
       
This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Agatha, center, off the Pacific coast of Mexico on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 11:20 a.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Agatha, center, off the Pacific coast of Mexico on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 11:20 a.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Agatha, the season’s first, headed for a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Monday amid warnings of dangerous storm surge and flooding from heavy rains. After forming on Sunday, Agatha quickly gained power, and it was predicted to make landfall as a powerful Category 3 hurricane Monday afternoon or evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The hurricane center said Agatha could “bring an extremely dangerous storm surge and life-threatening winds.”Late Sunday, Agatha had maximum sustained winds of 110 mph (175 kph) — just 1 mph under the threshold for a Category 3, the hurricane center said.
NZ's a2 Milk seeks to supply infant formula to U.S. after Bubs approval
       
May 30 (Reuters) - New Zealand's a2 Milk Company said on Monday it had submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to supply infant milk formula after Australian peer Bubs received the health agency's clearance last week. The crisis was triggered when Abbott Laboratories, the biggest U.S. supplier of powder infant formula including Similac, in February recalled dozens of products after reports of serious bacterial infections in four infants. Bubs Australia plans to ship at least 1.25 million cans of its baby formula to the United States, the FDA said on Friday. Shares in a2 Milk soared as much as 13%, and were set for their best session since February, while Bubs Australia shot up 42.1% at A$0.0.69 in afternoon trade. The FDA said on May 19 that Abbott was on track to reopen its key baby formula plant in Michigan within one or two weeks.
How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars
       
How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars FILE PHOTO: Employees work at a wire harness and cable assembly manufacturing company that exports to the U.S., in Ciudad JuarezBy Nick Carey and Christina AmannLONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - The humble wire harness, a cheap component that bundles cables together, has become an unlikely scourge of the auto industry. In the immediate term, though, automakers and suppliers have shifted harness production to other lower-cost countries. Story continuesThe supply disruptions in Ukraine were a rude awakening for the auto industry. "If you want to reduce production time in your car factory, a modular wire harness helps." While the lead time for changing a conventional wire harness can be up to 26 weeks, Coakley said his company could ship redesigned products in two weeks.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Goes Completely Off The Rails With Her Latest Beef
       
Don’t eat a real cheeseburger, you need to eat the fake burger, the fake meat, from Bill Gates,’” Greene said. pic.twitter.com/Rr7w97iGvw — Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) May 29, 2022Peach tree dish. I want to ask her what a peach tree dish is. She's just a fucking moron pic.twitter.com/XCUEomvxPL — Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 30, 2022What is a peach tree dish? Is it made from the wood of a peach tree?
President Biden suggests razing Texas elementary school where 21 people were killed, state senator says
       
President Biden told a local lawmaker while visiting Uvalde on Sunday that the federal government may provide resources to raze Robb Elementary School, where 19 children and two teachers were shot and killed earlier this week. We're going to look to raze that school, build a new one,'" state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who represents Uvalde, told KSAT. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATESSandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman shot and killed 26 people in 2012, was torn down and replaced by a new $50 million school on the same property in Newtown, Connecticut. UVALDE, TEXAS - MAY 26: A memorial is seen surrounding the Robb Elementary School sign following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. The president visited a memorial outside of Robb Elementary School on Sunday before attending mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church then meeting with victims’ families and first responders.
Horoscope for Monday, May 30, 2022
       
Aries (March 21-April 19)Today’s new moon is the best day all year to think how you can improve your daily communications. How can you improve taking care of your belongings? Today’s new moon is the perfect day to think about your relations with friends. Today’s new moon is the perfect day to roll up your sleeves and focus on inheritances, wills, taxes, debt and shared property. Ponder this on this new moon day.
Ask Amy: Ex-husband thinks it’s time to apologize
       
Despite the fact that your children are advising you to “let things be,” I hope you choose to do this. Ask Amy Daily No-nonsense advice for better living delivered to your inbox every morning. For a limited time, sign up for the Ask Amy newsletter and get the book “Ask Amy: Essential Wisdom from America’s Favorite Advice Columnist” for $5. >Dear Amy: Thank you for your forceful response to “Perplexed Partner!,” whose boyfriend purchased Hitler memorabilia as a gift for his son. Sign up here to receive the Ask Amy newsletter to get advice e-mailed to your inbox every morning, and for a limited time — get the book "Ask Amy: Essential Wisdom from America’s Favorite Advice Columnist" for $5.
Ask Amy: Ex-husband thinks it’s time to apologize
       
Dear Amy: My first wife, “Stacey,” and I married young. Our adult children are aware of my feelings and have advised me to let things be. Despite the fact that your children are advising you to “let things be,” I hope you choose to do this. Dear Amy: Thank you for your forceful response to “Perplexed Partner!,” whose boyfriend purchased Hitler memorabilia as a gift for his son. Sign up here to receive the Ask Amy newsletter to get advice e-mailed to your inbox every morning, and for a limited time — get the book "Ask Amy: Essential Wisdom from America’s Favorite Advice Columnist" for $5.
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Photos: Surfer helps families honor loved ones with 'one last wave'
       
Rhode Island surfer Dan Fischer created the One Last Wave Project to use the healing power of the ocean to help families coping with a loss. He etches their loved one’s name onto one of his surfboards and takes them out into the ocean, in spirit anyway, for “one last wave,” as a way to memorialize them in a place that was meaningful to them. He started the project in January while coping with the loss of his father and his beloved dog. He says surfing is no longer a solitary pursuit, he's committed to helping the families and honoring them every time he goes out.
Ex-rebel, businessman to vie in Colombia presidential runoff
       
There has been a series of leftist political victories in Latin America as people seek change at a time of dissatisfaction with the economic situation. Mexico elected a leftist president in 2018. Petro has promised to make significant adjustments to the economy, including tax reform, and to change how Colombia fights drug cartels and other armed groups. This was the second presidential election held since the government signed in 2016 a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC for its initials in Spanish. In a sign of the resistance to a leftist government, Gutierrez endorsed Hernández shortly after he failed to advance to the runoff.
Today in History: May 30, Joan of Arc burned at the stake
       
On this date:In 1431, Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen (roo-AHN’), France. Rock musician Lenny Davidson (The Dave Clark Five) is 78. Rock musician Tom Morello (Audioslave; Rage Against The Machine) is 58. Rock musician Patrick Dahlheimer (Live) is 51. Christian rock musician James Smith (Underoath) is 40.
AP News Summary at 12:08 a.m. EDT
       
Uvalde tells Biden to 'do something'; he pledges 'we will'UVALDE, Texas (AP) — President Joe Biden grieved with the shattered community of Uvalde on Sunday. He mourned privately for three hours with anguished families left behind when a gunman killed 19 schoolchildren and two teachers. to review response to Texas school shootingUVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department says it'll review the law enforcement response to the Texas school shooting. Ukraine, Russia battle in the east as Zelenskyy visits frontPOKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian and Ukrainian troops are trading blows in fierce close-quarter combat in an eastern Ukraine city. As China seeks big Pacific deal, many in Fiji see benefitsSUVA, Fiji (AP) — For Georgina Matilda, working for Chinese infrastructure company China Railway means that she can put food on the table for her children.
As China seeks big Pacific deal, many in Fiji see benefits
       
SUVA, Fiji (AP) — For Georgina Matilda, working for Chinese infrastructure company China Railway means that she can put food on the table for her children. China also mentions the possibility of setting up a free trade area with the Pacific nations. The aim of Blinken’s speech was to “contain and suppress China’s development and uphold U.S. hegemony,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said. As the world reopens, Fiji is trying to bounce back, and many are happy to see China write the checks. There has been a long history of Chinese immigration in Fiji, with many Chinese Fijians running corner stores and other businesses.
‘I couldn’t do it’: the Chernihiv coroner who faced the body of a friend
       
The 44-year-old dreaded the day he knew would surely come, when the body of someone he was close to was brought in. Everything changed when Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, and Russian forces advancing from Belarus began bombarding the city. By 10 March Chernihiv was encircled by Russian forces, trapping its 150,000 inhabitants. “But never in such numbers.”Fenenko’s postmortem reports are being forwarded to prosecutors investigating alleged war crimes perpetrated by Russian forces in Ukraine. A fléchette – one of the small metal darts contained in Russian tank or field gun shells – found in a civilian’s body.
Pro-Biafra militants accused of killing pregnant woman and children in Nigeria
       
The south-east is the homeland of the Igbo ethnic group, who are agitating to secede from the rest of Nigeria. Pro-Biafra militants have in turn killed scores of security and government officials, as well as civilians, in armed operations that have grown more frequent and daring. What began as pro-Biafra protest sit-ins by local people have gradually been widely and brutally enforced by militants at markets and commercial areas. His family say he was abducted from Kenya in an act of extraordinary rendition to face charges in Nigeria. The conflict, which failed to lead to an independent state of Biafra, is one of the darkest chapters in Nigerian history.
Negative views of Russia mainly limited to western liberal democracies, poll shows
       
Negative views of Russia are largely confined to Europe and other liberal democracies. Positive views of Russia have been retained in China, Indonesia, Egypt, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Malaysia, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The countries with a widely held most negative view of Russia included Poland (net negative 87%), Ukraine (80%), Portugal (79%), Italy (65%), UK (65%), Sweden (77%), US (62%) and Germany (62%). Even in Hungary – whose leader Viktor Orbán is an ally of Putin – a net 32% have a negative view of Russia. In Venezuela, often seen as propped up by Russia, the local population has a net negative view of Russia of 36%.
‘We need to lift the blockade’: Ukraine farmers unable to export grain
       
It would be transported 15 miles from his village of Velykyi Dalnyk to Odesa, Ukraine’s biggest commercial port. Ukraine’s grain helped feed an estimated 400 million people. The sole reason for shortages, rising prices, and threat of hunger is the Russian military physically blocking 22 million tons of Ukrainian food exports in our seaports. One small-scale solution is to take the grain to the Ukrainian port of Izmail on the Danube river. “What can be said for sure is that the Russians are transporting food and grain from the Kherson region.
For sale: a £1.7m slice of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's roots
       
They say classical music is good for your health. Sir Robert Mayer would be inclined to agree. The co-founder of the London Philharmonic Orchestra lived until the age of 105 and spent decades championing British music, especially amongst the younger generation. Sir Robert was born in Germany in 1879 and nurtured a passion for music from an early age, although was encouraged by his brewer father to pursue business. He arrived in London in 1896 and although he continued musical studies on the side, the next two decades were preoccupied by his career in banking and serving in the British Army during the First World War.
How Beijing’s surveillance cameras crept into Britain’s corridors of power
       
Cameras made by the Chinese company Hikvision monitored his every move, according to an account he gave to US surveillance website IPVM. More than a million of the same company’s cameras are in Britain’s schools, hospitals and police departments. Tesco, Costa Coffee and McDonald’s have purchased Hikvision cameras. Britain’s population is caught on CCTV more than any nation outside of China, with 6m cameras in use – one for every 11 people. They’re really just known for having the best price points.
Ukraine war student-turned-soldier: 'Friends die in your arms'
       
As they waited alongside others like them, in the bitter cold, to be bussed to their training centre, they looked like young lads off to a festival or a camping trip, except for the old Kalashnikovs they had just been issued. Witnessing 18- and 19-year-olds, full of the invincible sense that young men have, going to war in Europe, just as they had during the blood-soaked years of the 20th Century was moving, depressing, and alarming. It was a sign of the big war that was coming.
Platinum Jubilee: Drivers warned over long delays during bank holiday weekend as nearly 20 million getaway journeys are planned
       
Drivers are being warned to expect long delays over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend as nearly 20 million getaway journeys are planned. A survey of 1,460 drivers' travel plans added that Friday is likely to be the most congested day on the roads as day-trippers combine with families returning home from half-term breaks. Some 37% of respondents to a separate RAC poll said they will not be driving long distances over the weekend. Thousands of families have seen their half-term holidays disrupted as easyJet cancelled more than 200 flights to or from Gatwick over a 10-day period. Network Rail normally carries out widespread engineering work during bank holidays, but nearly all major lines will remain open during the Jubilee celebrations.
Champions League final chaos: John Bishop and Damien Lewis left stranded in Paris after flight is delayed for six hours
       
Comedian John Bishop and actor Damien Lewis revealed they were stranded on a plane for six hours after travelling to Paris to watch the Champions League final. Lewis started the thread of posts by sharing: "With @johnbishop100 on our way home from Paris. But five hours later, the pair were back on social media to admit they were still stuck on the tarmacTwitter Due to your consent preferences, you’re not able to view this. Open Privacy OptionsBishop wrote: "I managed to get a seat on a club charter flight from Paris. More than five hours later and we have not moved.
French boy thrown from Tate Modern in London showing huge improvements, family says
       
A young boy hurled from the Tate Modern viewing platform in London is making significant improvements since the tragic incident, his family have said. His family revealed he has succeeded in making a new movement with his left ankle over the past two weeks after trying out swimming again. "Our son therefore only has two splints left, on the left foot and on the left hand. This week, the boy has also made his "first try at the school canteen". Since then, the young boy has been recovering from life-changing injuries in his native France, with his family posting regular updates.
Long-time acne sufferer claims her nose SHRUNK after using roaccutane
       
An Australian reality star has perpetuated the myth that acne medication roaccutane is a 'free nose job' and can shrink your facial features. 'There is an apparent theory that roaccutane can shrink noses,' she said alongside the images. The myth - which was born on TikTok - has been debunked by dermatologists, who don't recommend trying the powerful medication in a bid to shrink your nose. 'We know that the nose has among the highest concentration and most active oil glands on the body.' Anyone who struggles or has struggled with cystic acne knows how painful they are,' she said.
Torquay £6M superyacht owner's 'flashing back-lit electric nameplate could have sparked the inferno'
       
AdvertisementA yacht owner's 'flashing back-lit electric nameplate' could have been the cause behind the huge inferno of a £6million luxurious vessel at Torquay Marina on Saturday. The 85ft Rendezvous yacht which set ablaze at 11.57am in the Devonshire marina was completely engulfed in flames within minutes and sunk three hours afterwards. It added: 'Our officers have been checking air quality around Torquay harbour following the yacht fire, which was declared a major incident. Roads traffic and monitoring service Inrix reported: 'A379 Torbay Road in both directions blocked, queueing traffic due to fire services activity from Torquay Harbour to Road.' Torquay Marina said in a statement that the area had been saved from a 'major catastrophe' by authorities and emergency services at the scene.
TikTok Casee Brim claims she trained her F-Cup breasts to be more perky by never wearing a bra
       
An Australian body positivity Tiktokker been going viral for sharing styling tips for girls with larger busts - and claims she doesn't wear a bra despite having an F-cup chest. Casee Brim, from Queensland, said on her popular TikTok account her breasts don't sag because she chooses to go braless most of the time and 'will never go back' to wearing underwire bras. The claim sparked a discussion in the comments from hundreds of fans and viewers asking Casee to 'teach them' how to go bra free. When do breasts sag? Other factors that cause saggy breasts - Breast size: It just makes sense that smaller, rounder breasts tend to hold their shape better than bigger breasts.
Baby girl born with a 'permanent smile' becomes a TikTok star
       
A mum has revealed the 'huge shock' of her daughter being born with a 'permanent smile' and is now sharing the family's life on TikTok to raise awareness about the rare condition. Cristina Vercher, 21, and her husband Blaize Mucha, 20, from Adelaide, South Australia, welcomed their daughter Ayla Summer Mucha in December 2021. Ayla Summer Mucha had developed bilateral macrostomia, a rare condition where the corners of the mouth don't fuse together during pregnancy. As you would know during the surgery the doctors will show you the baby once it has been removed from the uterus. 'With this came more difficulties as the hospital had little knowledge or support for such a rare condition.
Virtual entertainment is 'very contentious,' opening the door to 'a lot of ethical issues'
       
Virtual entertainment is 'very contentious,' opening the door to 'a lot of ethical issues'08:36Joining FRANCE 24 is Dr. Jenna NG, Senior Lecturer in Film and Interactive Media at the University of York and Author of "The Post-Screen Through Virtual Reality, Holograms and Light Projections: Where Screen Boundaries Lie." As entertainment goes virtual, and virtual reality becomes more widely integrated into our culture, "there is this real discombobulation of time here," explains Dr. NG. "The issue here is whether the past is not appearing as the present." She believes that "there is a very radical disruption to our innate understanding of time into our cultural observations of the past." She describes the interaction of the past and the present as a "double-edged sword."
Tiananmen masses axed as crackdown memorials erased in Hong Kong
       
But this year, they too have been cancelled over fears of falling foul of Hong Kong authorities. "Our bottom line is that we don't want to breach any law in Hong Kong," he told AFP. The Diocese, whose Justice and Peace Commission was a co-organiser, said its frontline colleagues were concerned they might violate Hong Kong law. His "Goddess of Democracy" statue at the Chinese University of Hong Kong was sent to a secretive "safe place". "I am grateful that Hong Kong for the last 30 or so years has carried the torch of commemorating Tiananmen," Zhou said.
N.Korea lifts COVID lockdown amid 'stable' virus situation
       
SEOUL: North Korea has lifted movement restrictions imposed in the capital Pyongyang after its first admission of COVID-19 outbreak weeks ago, media reported, as the isolated country says the virus situation is now under control.The North has been in a heated battle against an unprecedented COVID wave since declaring a state of emergency and imposing a nationwide lockdown this month, fuelling concerns about a lack of vaccines, medical supplies and food shortages.As of Sunday, the restrictions had been lifted, Japan's Kyodo news agency said, citing an unnamed source in Beijing.A spokesman for South Korea's unification ministry handling inter Korean affairs said it could not confirm the report, as the North's state media had not announced the decision.The Kyodo report came shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a politburo meeting to discuss revising anti-epidemic restrictions, assessing the situation over the country's first COVID outbreak was "improving. ""The Political Bureau examined the issue of effectively and quickly coordinating and enforcing the anti-epidemic regulations and guidelines given the current stable anti-epidemic situation," the North's state media KCNA said on Sunday.North Korea reported 100,710 more people showing fever symptoms and one additional death as of Sunday evening, compared with some 390,000 two weeks ago, KCNA said. The death toll rose to 70.North Korea has not confirmed the total number of people testing positive for the coronavirus, apparently lacking in testing supplies. Experts have said the announced figures could be underreported, and that it is hard to assess the actual scale of the situation.
‘I’m so angry, I’m wild’: the never-ending wait to clean up asbestos town Wittenoom
       
The abandoned asbestos mining town of Wittenoom. But the bill does not tackle cleaning up the Wittenoom Asbestos Management Area – a contaminated site that spans 46,000ha, an area half as big as Singapore. Carey did not answer questions about who would foot any Wittenoom cleanup bill or what cleanup would look like. Hancock Prospecting did not respond to questions about cleaning up the asbestos contamination at Wittenoom. He confirmed that government understands that contamination has extended beyond the Wittenoom asbestos management area.
Random gun violence in America
       
We are the only country in the world that has so much random gun violence. Some attribute random gun violence to mental illness. All we seem to be able to do about random gun violence in America is to offer “thoughts and prayers”. However effective this may be in some areas, “thoughts and prayers” has been spectacularly ineffective in preventing or even reducing random gun violence. Again, we will not solve the problem of random gun violence until we have a correct interpretation of the Second Amendment.
I Did ...
       
I threw a stickball no hitter in my backyardI mowed a “G” into the grass for Gail, my crushI had my heart brokenI broke a heart (s)I drove hundreds of miles on my own to a new thingI opened many birthday presentsI started smokingI regretted thatI kept a comfy place for catsI rode my bike to make me feel like I was being healthyI forgot my bike and sat fat assed insteadI gave an assist to an older woman of tall stuff at the grocery storeI went to collegeI kept 40+ years lifelong friendsI complainedNo one listenedI wished of aliens to take me away probing’s ok if suchI sang and even danced on occasionI brought my glove to the ballpark, alwaysI looked at things differently with the yearsYearsI got angry, I got sad, I got happy, I got a little crazed, I told myself it would all work outI did / do lifeI wasn’t dead before it could startI wished someone would let our youngin’s do the samefrankenberrysattic.com
LGBTQ Literature: Y'all Means All: The Emerging Voices Queering Appalachia
       
That’s part of why I was so drawn to Z. Zane McNeill’s new edited collection Y’all Means All: The Emerging Voices Queering Appalachia. Y'all Means All is a celebration of the weird and wonderful aspects of a troubled region in all of their manifest glory! I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence that, right after reading this chapter in Y’all Means All, I came across this bumper sticker on Reddit. In this case, Mothman discourse can at least be used for identity work related to Appalachian queer, and queer-Appalachian identities. Whether or not you’re from Appalachia, Y’all Means All will certainly reshape and complicate your understanding of the region.
DK Quilt Guild: Its Too Damn Wonky!
       
I had hoped to have at least a finished top to show today but no matter how hard I have tried, this damn thing is WONKY! If this doesn’t work, I am just going to put it together wonky and live with it. DK Quilt Guild is a place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world abetter place, one quilt at a time. Would you like to write a future DK Quilt Guild diary? I took a workshop from a quilt artist who said she took something apart 3 times, and that was it!
Kitchen Table Kibitzing May 29, 2022
       
Kitchen TableWater WellnessFrom Paul Krugman today:“Or consider the megadrought now afflicting the Western United States. Our water is pumped from underground into a 20 gallon pressure tank; a bladder creates the pressure which propels the water to the house. I hypothesized….what if the pressure tank was 6,000 gallons? One pump is inside the tank, another pressure tank is on the pad next to the big tank. A tank truck came and filled the tank 2/3 of the way with potable water so as not to stress the well initially.
PWB Peeps Open Thread: May is also Foster Care Month
       
Fostering is an act of pure love, and can also be a joyful experience. also a lot of work, admittedlyIt can be within one speciesor across species boundaries. PWBPeeps is a group that posts a daily diary and nightly open thread for animal lovers. You are welcome to join us! Here are few not-too-onerous PWB rules
White to move Mate in two #15
       
There was a young lady of NorwayWho hung by her toes in a doorway. She said to her beau‘Just look at me Joe,I think I’ve discovered one more way.’
Symbol of Republican Party is now the AR-15
       
Devolution of the Republican PartyThe Republican Symbol of the Elephant has devolved from the Elephant through the mechanized dinosaur to, now, the assault rifle, to evoke the party’s essence and replace the tusked mammal as its symbol.
Republican Cowards Are Killing Our Children
       
####White supremacists they createbuy the guns their donors makeradicalized with hate from FOXthey hunt our children and bypass locksweapons of war rip open our babiesRepublicans pout and call us crazynothing is done to stop the next oneRepublican fetish worships the gunno other country has this diseaseGutless Old Perverts fall to their kneesMaranda and Lexi will climb no more treesRepublican cowards are killing our children
4 years ago from yesterday (Sunday). Rainbow Bridge Post. Yahrzeit memories.
       
4 years ago I was a very, very sad guy. Cash, the brother of Tango and my constant companion, crossed over the rainbow bridge. Not a day that goes by that I am not in someway reminded of the Brothers. I end by sharing the original post I wrote on Facebook. It is so important you give your car love and snuggles everyday since you can never tell when that sad day will come.
Ukrainian Strawberry Dumplings
       
(h/t not a lamb)Oh, what fun: Beryl Shereshewsky tries five world strawberry recipes, including one for Ukrainian Strawberry Vareniki and a Mexican recipe with possible Ukrainian roots. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries. We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group!
Patriarch Kirill sends up a carefully coded distress flare
       
Among other things, when Russia invaded Ukraine Kirill publicly supported Putin’s line that Russian land includes Ukraine, Belarus and elsewhere. So it’s remarkable that today at Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Kirill reacted to this week’s decision by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to break away from Kirill’s control, saying that he understood the decision, and that:We fully understand how the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is suffering today. Although a small sign by itself, this is not the only evidence of cracks in the Moscow patriarchy’s support for the invasion of Ukraine. Perhaps Kirill’s expression of sympathy for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church today is a sign of further political maneuvering within the Moscow patriarchy. 22% identified with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), reestablished in 1990 as being independent from Moscow.
KosAbility: Who else feels like one of the only people still actively avoiding covid19? (poll)
       
Yesterday, I read that the number of new covid19 cases in the U.S. right now is five times higher than a year ago. Below are some resources about covid risk assessment, long covid, and psychological and social aspects of risk assessments. ‘If you’d prefer to avoid COVID & have become less cautious, it’s time to re-think.’ Wachter cited his concerns about long COVID and other virus-related risks (”heart/neuro/diabetes”). For most, their initial infection didn’t require hospitalization, but long Covid lasted months. A small #NIH study found those likely to suffer from Long COVID had Type 2 diabetes, reactivated Epstein-Barr virus, or autoantibodies when they had COVID-19.
You Do Realize You're the Government, Right?
       
Republican congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama said about one of the stupidest things you’d imagine a Republican congressman from Alabama could say today, and that’s saying something. As News Corpse diaried it, “Brooks Warns that Guns are Needed to ‘Take Back Our Government.’”Which quote immediately sent me down dark corridors of thought. Mo Brooks is in Congress. You’re the government.”I don’t know if this could be an effective message to get people thinking—and voting. But it’s what I said to the guy in line at the store.
Unraveling A Memorial Day Mystery
       
Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. The teen in the photo at front left is Franklin, Hezekiah and Catherine's grandson, who would become my grandfather. I found the general location of this cemetery on the internet, but the country-style address didn't seem specific enough to find easily. And I had one of the most amazing 1:00 am phone conversations in my life with Alan, my new cousin! And I'll be bringing my stack of unlabeled family photos to see what other mysteries may unravel--stay tuned!
Another unendurable age
       
To John AshberyThe 1950s were the "unendurable age"I agreeBoy, do I agreeBut I was too young to knowHow bad it wasOnly in looking back . Now here we are in anotherUnendurable ageI'm not sure when it startedOr when it will endOr if it will end in my lifetimeIt's not personal My carworks, for now Our gardenis coming up My clothesare clean There is foodIn the fridge, the pantryAnd the basement Potablewell water from the tapI like my neighbors well enoughHey, let's go fishingThere we can talkBy the river I don't fishBut if you fishThat will be good enoughI know a good spotIt's quiet and peaceful thereMy father took me fishingWhen I was littleHe baited the hook for meI didn't want to hurt the wormHe caught a sunfishJust to show me how easy it wasSilver-gold in the sunHe konked it on the headTossed it in the bucketAnd rebated his lineI said I want to go homeDefending my reason for not fishingWas endurableBut that was just the tip of the icebergKilling seemed like a big part of lifeHey, let's go fishingThere we can talkBy the river I don't fishBut if you fishThat will be good enoughI know a good spotIt's quiet and peaceful thereI had nightmaresOf the end of the world in the unendurable ageOne day we went for a family outingTo look at bomb sheltersMy father was interestedIn the hand-operated air exchangerI asked,Where is the bathroom? I was sevenBathrooms were importantI used to play in a place called Pink RavineIt wasn't pinkBut it was my favorite placeTo spend a summer afternoonWith friendsThe farmer who owned the landHad a stand-off with the copsHis son got drunkAnd hurt someoneSo the cops followed him homeThey barricaded the doorThere was an exchange of gunfireNo one got hurtBut my mother wouldn't let mePlay in Pink Ravine any moreHey, let's go fishingThere we can talkBy the river I don't fishBut if you fishThat will be good enoughI know a good spotIt's quiet and peaceful thereThe unendurable age was very much the world ofEisenhower on the dimeThat I was born into in 19
On Memorial Day - Thoughts on Action & Inaction 12 & 20 Years Ago
       
Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. I dug the following piece out from 12 years ago, when anti-war progressives were acting against "forever wars" whether run by Republicans or Democrats. Below that, I add a Ferner Footnote, with observations by Former Veterans For Peace President Mike Ferner, who drives home the point that a parade is not a protest. The simple but significant gift of presence was being offered outside the White House. Other friends like Mike and Dan, whose big brothers were killed in Korea.
‘Escalation of Secrecy’: Global Brands Seek Clarity on Xinjiang
       
In the summer of 2019, an executive at Patagonia got a phone call from a trusted auditor working in China. A planned trip to visit some cotton farms in the region of Xinjiang wasn’t going to happen. “We saw this escalation of secrecy,” said Matt Dwyer, the Patagonia executive who oversees the privately held outdoor apparel maker’s supply chains. China’s repression of the Uyghur people is in the spotlight this week after hacked police documents detailed systemic abuse in Xinjiang. Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, is also visiting the region on a trip that faces severe limitations.
Puzzle solutions for Monday, May 30, 2022
       
USA TODAYNote: Most subscribers have some, but not all, of the puzzles that correspond to the following set of solutions for their local newspaper. Los Angeles Times crosswordToday’s crossword (McMeel)Daily Commuter crosswordSUDOKUJUMBLEJumbles: ANNOY PLUNK TOPPLE COMMONAnswer: The construction of a 555-foot-tall obelisk in Washington, D.C., was – MONUMENTAL(Distributed by Tribune Content Agency)CRYPTOGRAPHY PUZZLESCelebrity Cipher"Most of us are imprisoned by something. – Wynonna Judd(Distributed by Andrews McMeel)CryptoquoteHEROISM DOESN'T ALWAYS HAPPEN IN A BURST OF GLORY. SOMETIMES SMALL TRIUMPHS AND LARGE HEARTS CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY. – MARY ROACH(Distributed by King Features)CryptoquipCORNMEAL FOOD THAT SPRINTERS MIGHT EAT TO HELP THEM RUN AS FAST AS THEY CAN: HASTY PUDDING.
5 dead in Georgia boat crash on Memorial Day weekend
       
Five people — including four members of the same family — were killed after two boats collided on a Georgia river over Memorial Day weekend. The boat crash took place on Saturday morning on the Wilmington River in Savannah, throwing the passengers on each boat overboard into the busy waters. Christopher Leffler, 51, and his wife Lori Leffler, 50 were killed in the crash along with their sons Zachary Leffler, 23 and Nathan Leffler, 17. The Lefflers’ boat had six people aboard when it collided with a boat carrying three people. The driver of that boat, Mark Stegall, survived and was arrested and charged with operating a boat while under the influence, a spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said.
Video shows men hold down and beat Asian man in NYC subway station
       
A video circulating on social media over the weekend shows a group of people brutally beating an Asian man inside a lower Manhattan subway station. The video, which appeared to be filmed at the Fulton Street station, showed the man being pummeled by two men as a third holds him up as if a human punching bag. One of the men rounds up and slaps the man in the face. The footage was shared by the “Asian Crime Report” Twitter account Sunday and retweeted by the NYPD Asian Hate Crimes Task Force with a callout for the victim to reach out. In that video, someone can be heard shouting at the man: “You touching girls, you touching girls — little sisters and all that, moms and everything.
Carolyn Hax: Boyfriend's side hustle? Selling his partner's meds
       
Dear Carolyn: I found out that my boyfriend has been selling my prescribed anti-anxiety medication (sedatives) to a friend of his. I hate this friend, so on top of feeling ripped off, I don’t want to do anything that would benefit him. AdvertisementNormally it's difficult to help people solve a problem when I'm told not to mention the problem. Hi, Carolyn: I was in a relationship with a controller/abuser, and I finally got out about four months ago. Advertisement— BaltimoreBaltimore: And your question raises the question, what do you have to lose by being honest?
Ask Amy: I want to apologize to my ex-wife for our decades-old divorce
       
Placeholder while article actions loadDear Amy: My first wife, “Stacey,” and I married young. AdvertisementOur adult children are aware of my feelings and have advised me to let things be. Your impulse to apologize, make amends or work on paying down your Karmic debt is laudable. Despite the fact that your children are advising you to “let things be,” I hope you choose to do this. Dear Amy: Thank you for your forceful response to “Perplexed Partner!,” whose boyfriend purchased Hitler memorabilia as a gift for his son.
Miss Manners: Graduation announcements seem to just be requests for money
       
Placeholder while article actions loadDear Miss Manners: Seems the trend lately is to send graduation announcements, but only to receive a gift. But so, Miss Manners believes, is your notion that a present is payment for entertainment. Miss Manners can guess. “I’m a restless sleeper” — as indeed you told Miss Manners you are, when in that bed — “but just tell me what time to be over for breakfast.”New Miss Manners columns are posted Monday through Saturday on washingtonpost.com/advice. You can send questions to Miss Manners at her website, missmanners.com.
China's proposed Pacific island deal is 'very ambitious in scope,' says think tank
       
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailChina's proposed Pacific island deal is 'very ambitious in scope,' says think tankMihai Sora of Lowy Institute says China's pursuit of a deal will be a test of its diplomacy in the region.
Nepal says missing plane with 22 on board crashed
       
A group of mountaineers wait to board a flight as they head to search and rescue of a plane operated by Tara Air that went missing on Sunday with 22 people on board, while on its way to Jomsom, in Kathmandu, Nepal May 29, 2022. REUTERS/Navesh ChitrakarKATHMANDU, May 30 (Reuters) - Nepal's army said on Monday it had located the crash site of a plane that went missing with 22 people on board during cloudy weather on Sunday. loadingFour Indians, two Germans and 16 Nepalis were on board the plane, a De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter operated by privately owned Tara Air, according to the airline and government officials. Nepal, home to eight of the world's 14 highest mountains, including Everest, has a record of air accidents. In early 2018, a US-Bangla Airlines flight from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed on landing and caught fire, killing 51 of the 71 people on board.
Ex-rebel, businessman to vie in Colombia presidential runoff
       
Presidential candidate Gustavo Petro, with the Historical Pact coalition, gives a thumbs up to supporters on election night in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, May 29, 2022. Petro will advance to a runoff contest in June after none of the six candidates in Sunday's first round got half the vote. Chile, Peru and Honduras elected leftist presidents in 2021, and in Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is leading the polls for this year’s presidential election. The political parties allied to the government of (incumbent Ivan) Duque, his political project, has been defeated in Colombia,” Petro told his supporters as they celebrated at his campaign headquarters in Bogotá. This was the second presidential election held since the government signed in 2016 a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC for its initials in Spanish.
As China seeks big Pacific deal, many in Fiji see benefits
       
Wang and a 20-strong delegation are in Fiji as part of an eight-nation Pacific Islands tour that comes amid growing concerns about Beijing's military and financial ambitions in the South Pacific region. Wang and a 20-strong delegation are in Fiji as part of an eight-nation Pacific Islands tour that comes amid growing concerns about Beijing's military and financial ambitions in the South Pacific region. (Fiji Government via AP)SUVA, Fiji (AP) — For Georgina Matilda, working for Chinese infrastructure company China Railway means that she can put food on the table for her children. China also mentions the possibility of setting up a free trade area with the Pacific nations. ADVERTISEMENT“There’s a good side and a bad side,” said Nora Nabukete, a student at the University of the South Pacific.
Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountains
       
KATHMANDU, Nepal — The wreckage of a plane carrying 22 people that disappeared in Nepal was found Monday scattered on a mountainside, the army said. The Tara Air turboprop Twin Otter was on a 20-minute flight Sunday when it lost contact with the airport tower while flying in an area of deep river gorges and mountaintops just before it was scheduled to land. An aerial photo the army posted on Twitter of the crash site showed parts of the aircraft scattered around the mountainside. The search for the plane had been suspended due to bad weather and darkness Sunday night but resumed Monday. According to tracking data from flightradar24.com, the 43-year-old aircraft took off from Pokhara at 9:55 a.m. (12:10 a.m.
Dividend stocks have trounced the market this year. Here are 15 high-yield stocks expected to raise payouts the most through 2024
       
Below is a screen of the components of the S&P 500 High Yield Index expected to raise their quarterly dividend payouts the most over the next two years. The High Yield Index is rebalanced semi-annually. Click here for S&P Dow Jones Indices’ description of the S&P 500 High Yield Index, then click on the fact sheet and methodology for more information. Highest current dividend yieldsThese 15 companies in the S&P High Yield Dividend Index have the highest dividend yields. From the consensus estimates for payouts through 2024, two are expected to cut their dividends:So two of the highest-yielding stocks in the S&P 500 High Yield Index are expected to lower payouts.
Singapore’s Golden Gate Targets Vietnam Startups in Growth Push
       
(Bloomberg) -- Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures is opening two offices in Vietnam to invest in the country’s emerging tech sector that it predicts will spur Southeast Asia’s next phase of growth. Vietnam, with a population of about 100 million, is attracting venture capitalists as the country’s economy expands and consumers adopt online and mobile services. “We are expecting investments to double in the next three years,” Vu said in Golden Gate’s release. It has since launched four funds and invested in more than 60 companies across the region, according to its website. The move underscores an influx of capital into the booming Southeast Asian region as investors seek opportunities beyond the U.S. and China.
At least 31 die in church crush in southern Nigeria
       
STORY: A video taken after the incident showed people lying dead on the ground and women were heard screaming in the background. Hundreds of people who had turned up to receive food at the church early on Saturday broke through a gate, causing the crush, Grace Iringe-Koko, police spokesperson for Rivers state said. "People were there earlier and some got impatient and started rushing, which led to stampeding. The police are on the ground monitoring the situation while the investigation is ongoing," said Iringe-Koko.
Gemini Daily Horoscope Yahoo Life Astrology: May 30, 2022
       
You're not in the best place for following through on old projects today, so make sure that you're able to pass them off to others. Things are sure to look better for you after all is said and done. Discover why 2022 is the year you've been waiting for with your 2022 Premium Horoscope.
EDITORIAL: On Memorial Day, remember the sacrifices made
       
It’s Memorial Day, the day we see heartfelt tributes to our troops and veterans. The sun sets on a Korean War veteran's grave on Memorial Day at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, May 25, 2020 in Boulder City. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal)It’s Memorial Day, the day we see heartfelt tributes to our troops and veterans. But their sacrifices were safely pigeonholed in a brief ceremony at the cemetery, a few moments of kids scrambling to pass out flags in the sun — Memorial Day. Happy Memorial Day.
Woman seriously wounded in River North shooting
       
A woman was seriously injured in a shooting Sunday night in River North. About 10 p.m., the woman, 20, was sitting in a parked vehicle with a male in the 500 block of West Erie Street when three to four male suspects approached them, Chicago police said. As the suspects walked away, one pulled out a gun and fired shots, police said. The woman was struck in the back and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, police said. The male wasn’t shot and refused help from paramedics, according to police.
COMMENTARY: Is this what Memorial Day means to you?
       
My history teacher, Mr. Burkhalter, assigned us to write a 500-word essay about lack of public appreciation for the significance of Memorial Day. Mr. Burkhalter, whom you may recall I already mentioned two paragraphs ago, drives a long, long, long way to instruct us kids, including Jenny and Claire and Eliot and Noah (how am I doing with the word count? ), so I paid close attention when he said that Memorial Day is a day to honor those Armed Forces members who made the ultimate sacrifice. Even though many people treat Memorial Day as just another three-day weekend (Indy 500! (Speaking of fabric, they are having a big Memorial Day sale at Clem’s Clothing Castle.
LETTER: No celebration on Memorial Day
       
Pearl Harbor survivor Edward Miclavcic, left, and WWII veteran Frank Sacco, right, embrace at a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony at the USS Arizona Anchor Memorial, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, in Phoenix. Tuesday marks the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. All the “moving ahead” and “carrying on” and “dealing with it” we do for 51 weeks a year come crashing down leading up to this Day of Remembrance. So when we look upon a grave or a memorial or statue of a hero, the floodgates open and it all comes out. No, I will not “celebrate” on Memorial Day.
Human Milk Repository of NM is an option
       
In the wake of a nationwide shortage of baby formula, new mothers now have another option by purchasing milk from the Human Milk Repository of New Mexico. The repository is also looking for mother’s milk donors. I’m grateful that we have the resources to offer breast milk to new moms at a reasonable rate.”The repository can provide mothers with infants up to 40 ounces of milk for each child at $100 per child. Milk is then shipped to, or picked up, by recipient families after being processed at the repository’s Albuquerque facility. “If you’re in need, call us, and if you can donate breast milk, please do.”
NM Wine Festival is back this weekend
       
Cheers to the return of a local tradition. The New Mexico Wine Festival is back this weekend for the first time in three years. Wineries and their fans are gathering for the holiday weekend at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque and the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds in Las Cruces. The festival continues from noon-6 p.m. today. For more information, visit nmwine.com.
Badly injured Gaylord tornado survivors grapple with aftermath
       
His son managed to leave the accident with a few cuts, but LeBlanc’s injuries were severe, requiring immediate treatment at the hospital, Conti said. But they all quickly came to the same realization: it was headed straight for town and was about to slam the trailer park, Lalone said. Every person on-site immediately took off, running directly behind the tornado, watching as it barrelled toward the mobile home park. The men, alongside Nottingham Forest residents, pulled two women in their 70s out from underneath their demolished homes. After Nottingham Forest, the tornado moved east and tore through Gaylord’s main thoroughfare along highway M-32.
‘The doctors said my heart condition could kill me – but a personal trainer helped me feel alive’
       
It was a huge shock; you tend to think you’re immortal until you hear news like this. I had to have a defibrillator fitted and was told to stop any kind of sports. I was eating whatever I fancied and started to get a bit podgy – I didn’t think I was overweight, but I didn’t like how I looked. It didn’t feel like me. I had to cut out junk food, then start counting macros – the amount of fat, carbs and protein that I ate.
Garsington’s Douglas Boyd: ‘I’m not totalitarian about dress codes: if I can change opera culture, I’d be happy’
       
“Think elegant and relaxed summer country wedding style,” says the dress code advice for Garsington Opera’s season-opening production of Orfeo this summer. It’s certainly a question for the company’s artistic director, Douglas Boyd, who is conducting Rusalka, Dvo?ák’s opera which is rooted in Slavic mythology. “We’re not applying this principle to other operas yet,” says Boyd, a straight-talking Glaswegian known throughout the music business as Dougie. “I’m very happy for people to dress up and live the dream, but equally I’m happy to see this experiment at getting away from the ‘uniform’. The traditional dress code is something I’m not totalitarian about, and if people want to follow it, that’s fine.
Am I an appalling homophobe for worrying about my son’s bisexual friend?
       
My 14-year-old son’s best friend has just come out as bisexual, which my son and his friends have been impressively blasé about. In my defence, I wouldn’t let him share a bed with a girl either, at the hormonal stage he is at now. I would though, as I say, be just as sceptical if he was staying at a girl’s house and certainly wouldn’t let them share a bed at this age. There is no reason his bisexual friend would have feelings for him and they are really still just children after all. Read last week's column: A holiday has revealed my friend to be an embarrassing, inept parent
The eating habits we need to bring back from the 1950s
       
Yet according to numbers from 2017 she is also 20lb heavier (154 vs.136lb) and wears a larger-size clothing (size 14 today vs. size 10 in 1957). The ration diet wasn’t about starvation; men were allowed 3,000 calories a day – slightly higher than the 2,500 recommended today. “The difference is that today we eat sugar in more insidious ways.”People however were still consuming less sugar than we do. Even when rationing finished and everyone went crazy for sugar, many of the habits of the war were very ingrained. All of that was part and parcel of people’s lives,” says GrayToday we need to be reminded to walk 10,000 steps, something that wouldn’t need saying in 1953.
Peter Dutton: Staunch conservative named Australia's opposition leader
       
He boycotted Australia's 2008 national apology to the Stolen Generations - a name given to tens of thousands of Aboriginal children who were forcibly taken from their families under infamous government policies until 1970. However, he now says that was a "mistake".
Platinum Jubilee: 70 facts for the Queen's 70 years on the throne
       
Here are 70 facts about Queen Elizabeth II - one for each year of her 70 years on the throne. In 1981, she was shot at by a 17-year-old with a replica gun as she rode past crowds on horseback near Buckingham Palace. For her 80th birthday in 2006 she invited 2,000 children to celebrate with her at Buckingham Palace. For her Golden Jubilee in June 2002 she hosted the first ever public concert in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. In 1993 she opened Buckingham Palace to tourists for the summer as part of a drive to modernise her image.
Champions League final: French minister to meet UEFA over Paris stadium chaos as UK demands full investigation
       
France's sports minister will meet with UEFA and other officials to discuss violent scenes at the Champions League final. French police have been criticised for repeatedly firing tear gas and pepper spray at Liverpool fans waiting to get into the stadium in Paris on Saturday. French police and UEFA, European football's governing body, have blamed Liverpool fans, but the club and Merseyside Police dispute their accounts. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 0:29 'Open the gates!' To make matters worse, many Liverpool fans reported being assaulted and robbed by local youths after leaving the stadium.
Wheelchair users in Japan get boost as mobility services spread
       
Services to facilitate comfortable mobility for wheelchair users are becoming more widely available in Japan as part of attempts to eliminate inconveniences at train stations, airports or when getting on and off public transportation. Operators hope that their services will help people in wheelchairs find it easy to go on trips.
Japan says South Korean ship conducted survey near disputed Takeshima islets
       
Japan said Sunday it has confirmed a South Korean research vessel conducted a marine survey in waters off disputed islets within Japan’s exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan. The ship, Hae Yang 2000, was found to have extended a wire-like object into the sea off the pair of islets without prior consent from Tokyo, according to a statement issued by the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
Malvika Sitlani On What Her Cannes Debut Means For Indian Creators
       
Walking the Cannes red carpet is one of the biggest things that can happen to someone in the arts. Channelling your most glam self on such a prestigious red carpet is a dream come true for each and every one who reaches there. Case in point – beauty content creator and influencer Malvika Sitlani, who is one of the first Indian beauty influencers to illustrate a striking meld of beauty, creativity and her Indian-ness on the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival 2022. For the main Red Carpet event I wore a beautiful, coral, ruffled crop top and skirt with a long trail. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Malvika Sitlani Aryan (@malvikasitlaniofficial)There were more Indians than ever before on the red carpet.
Poland and the Czech Republic cannot receive tourists due to the influx of Ukrainian refugees
       
Travel business Poland and Czech Republic seriously affected by the influx of refugees into these countries from Ukraine. For example, in Poland, the government has allocated 3 million places to accommodate refugees in places where travelers used to stay. This has led to a shortage of tourist offers. A similar situation can now be observed in the Czech Republic, says the Portuguese TV channel SIC.
1-year-old boy shot, killed in downtown Pittsburgh identified by medical examiner
       
1-year-old boy shot, killed in downtown Pittsburgh identified by medical examinerPITTSBURGH — A 1-year-old boy was shot and killed in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon. During a press conference following the shooting, officials said the shooting was a targeted incident. The boy has been identified as DeAery Thomas. According to a release from Pittsburgh Police, the shooting happened at around 2:44 p.m.Police confirm someone shot and killed a 1-year-old in a drive-by shooting. “We just saw the mother get out of her Jeep crying, ‘they shot my baby, they shot my baby!’”There is no word on any potential suspect.
The U.S. Fed is unlikely to pause raising interest rates, says strategist
       
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailThe U.S. Fed is unlikely to pause raising interest rates, says strategistJohn Vail of Nikko Asset Management says the U.S. Federal Reserve does not care where inflation is or where it's coming from and is of the view that it just has to "attack it."
The Best Stove for Your Health and the Environment
       
The findings beg a much larger question of whether households around the world should move to potentially safer, and more efficient, electric induction stoves. Stanford earth system sciences professor Rob Jackson and his team at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment are helping change this understanding with their January gas stove study—the first to analyze this issue. Just using one gas stove for a year emits on average 649 grams of methane—equivalent to the number of emissions released from driving 40 miles. Like electric stoves, induction stoves plug into an electrical source but they differ in how that heat is created. Until then, always turn on the hood vent or fan and open nearby windows when operating a natural gas stove.
Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountains
       
Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountainsA team of climbers prepare to leave for rescue operations from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 29, 2022. A small airplane with 22 people on board flying on a popular tourist route was missing in Nepal’s mountains on Sunday, an official said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta)A team of climbers prepare to leave for rescue operations from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta)KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The wreckage of a plane missing since Sunday in Nepal’s mountains was located Monday, Nepal army official said. The turboprop Twin Otter aircraft lost contact with the airport tower close to landing in an area of deep river gorges and mountaintops.
Shares in Bubs Australia jump on exports to United States, Biden tweet
       
Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis(Reuters) - Shares in Bubs Australia surged on Monday after U.S. health authorities approved imports of its infant formula to help address a severe shortage and U.S. President Joe Biden tweeted "the good news". Bubs plans to ship at least 1.25 million cans of its baby formula and has 500,000 tins ready for immediate export. It shares were up 40% or 19 cents at A$0.68 in early afternoon trade, valuing the company at A$417 million ($300 million). The U.S. baby formula crisis was triggered when Abbott Laboratories in February recalled dozens of products after customers complained of infants contracting bacterial infections. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on May 19 Abbott was on track to reopen its key baby formula plant in Michigan within one or two weeks.
RPT-FOCUS-Zero-COVID, big money: China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction
       
China aims to have COVID testing facilities within 15-minutes' walk of everyone in its big cities and continues to impose mass testing at the slightest sign of an outbreak. The government is footing the bill for the vast majority of this, either by buying test kits or paying companies to do tests. First-quarter profit more than doubled for Hangzhou-based Dian Diagnostics Group Co Ltd, one of China's biggest medical test makers. Its revenue jumped more than 60% to $690 million, just less than half of which was for its COVID testing services, almost entirely paid for by the government. The urgent need for hundreds of new hospitals, to take the strain off China's already-stretched medical infrastructure, has created a boom for some construction companies.
China hosts Pacific islands meeting in Fiji, security ties in focus
       
May 30 (Reuters) - China Foreign Minister Wang Yi holds a meeting with counterparts from 10 Pacific island nations in Fiji on Monday, midway through a diplomatic tour of the region where China's ambitions for wider security ties has caused concern among U.S. allies. Pacific island nations with diplomatic ties with China are attending the meeting, hosted by Wang, who earlier met with Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. In several Pacific countries, the foreign minister is also prime minister. Some Pacific islands have in recent days signed on to some of the individual security components that China is seeking in the regional agreement, statements released by the governments and China show. In Honiara last week, Wang condemned interference in the deal and said the Solomon Islands' relationship with China was a model for other Pacific island nations.
China's foreign minister visits Samoa to deepen Pacific ties
       
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister met with the leaders of Samoa on Saturday on the third stop of an island-hopping tour aimed at deepening China's ties with Pacific nations. Australia and the United States are closely watching the 10-day trip by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, fearful that China could be laying the groundwork for an eventual military presence in the region that would extend its reach farther into the Pacific. China says its development of economic and security ties with Pacific nations doesn't pose a threat to others. It described China as a key development partner for Samoa, providing infrastructure for health, education and government, human resource development, sports development and technical assistance in agriculture. In Fiji, Wang will host a meeting with Pacific islands' foreign ministers and hopes to win the endorsement of 10 Pacific nations for a sweeping agreement that would cover everything from security to fisheries.
Australia PM says Pacific leaders 'positive' on his new push
       
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's new government has had a positive response from Pacific island leaders to its diplomatic engagement, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said, as he focuses on a region in which China is pushing its influence. "The response has been very positive," Albanese said in a television interview broadcast on Sunday, when asked about the reaction of Pacific leaders to his government's approach. The new Australian foreign minister, Penny Wong, headed to the Pacific on Thursday for her first foreign trip after the centre-left government was sworn in. China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, is also on a tour of the Pacific seeking a 10-nation deal on security and trade. Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said on Saturday he had a wonderful meeting with the Australian minister, who had earlier told the Pacific Islands Forum secretariat that Australia would listen to Pacific islands on climate change.
US, Canada investigating strawberries linked to hepatitis A outbreak
       
Several health agencies in the United States and Canada are investigating a hepatitis A outbreak potentially connected to organic strawberries purchased in March and April. The FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, along with state and local partners, are investigating the infections, according to an announcement. Hepatitis A cases reported in California, Minnesota and Canada were traced back to people who purchased the organic strawberry brands, the FDA said. The strawberry-related outbreak comes amid a global pediatric hepatitis outbreak. The CDC has issued new guidance about testing for adenovirus in children as a possible reason for pediatric outbreak, but it remains unclear if the two are linked.
Fire department warns of ‘drowning machines’ after kayakers need rescuing at Great Miami River
       
The Miami Valley Fire Department is warning the public of the dangers of low head dams after responding to kayakers at the Great Miami River Memorial Day Weekend. “Low Head Dams are not waterfalls! They are referred to as ‘Drowning Machines’ for good reason,” the fire department wrote in a social media post. There were 111 reported deaths due to incidents caused by low head dams nationally just between 2018 and 2020, according to the NWS. For more information about low head dams and what to look for visit the ODNR website.
China signs deal with Samoa as Australia vows Pacific Islands plan
       
SYDNEY (Reuters) - China's foreign minister signed a deal with Samoa on Saturday to strengthen diplomatic relations, while Australia's new leader said he had a "comprehensive plan" for the Pacific, as Beijing and Canberra continued rival campaigns to woo the region. Australia's new centre-left government has made the Pacific Islands an early diplomatic priority. "Samoa and the People’s Republic of China will continue to pursue greater collaboration that will deliver on joint interests and commitments," it said. Also Saturday, Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said he had a “wonderful meeting” with Australia's Penny Wong, who had visited days after taking office to show the new government's attention to the Pacific Islands. Story continuesBainimarama appeared to be taking a veiled swipe at Scott Morrison, the conservative prime minister ousted in an election last weekend, who once referred to the Pacific as Australia’s “backyard”.
South Florida couple took their ‘aphrodisiac’ snack bar to TV’s ‘Shark Tank’
       
AdvertisementJennifer and Michael Gallagher took their His & Her Bar to ABC’s “Shark Tank” Friday, hoping to walk away with a deal that brings their unique snack-bar-with-a-twist to the masses. The His & Her Bar, created by a Boynton Beach couple, advertises itself as the world's first aphrodisiac bar. According to their website, the His & Her Bar is made of dates, cashews, chocolate, almonds, vanilla, cayenne pepper and maca root. “I was desperate.”The His & Hers Bar, which is sold as an aphrodisiac, has a touch of cayenne pepper along with its key ingredient, maca root. While the snack is billed as “the world’s first aphrodisiac bar,” the Gallaghers say it isn’t an instant sex-enhancement product.
2 firefighters suffer minor injuries in extra-alarm fire in Back of the Yards
       
Two Chicago firefighters suffered minor injuries Sunday evening while battling an extra-alarm fire in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, officials said. Main Fire is out companies chasing hot spots and starting salvage & overhaul. Companies also starting rehab. No residents were reported injured, but two firefighters were taken to Stroger Hospital for minor injuries, fire officials said. AdvertisementFire crews remained on the scene Sunday evening checking for hot spots that could reignite.
More than 100 tornadoes confirmed across Michigan in the last decade
       
2015There were 14 confirmed tornadoes in 2015, injuring seven people across the state. 2018Of 15 confirmed tornadoes recorded in 2018, five were EF-1s and the rest were EF-0s. 2019Officials confirmed eight tornadoes in Michigan in 2019, including four that touched down on March 14. 2020There were only three confirmed tornadoes in 2020, according to NOAA, all in August and all in the Upper Peninsula. 2021The most active tornado year of the last decade, 2021, had 18 confirmed tornadoes beginning in April and going as late as October.
A niece’s research uncovers the stories of two uncles who served their country
       
Daryl Mashke’s uncle, Max C. Baca, was the engineer on that plane. Max H. was born to Maximilliano and his first wife, Beatriz Herrera of Las Cruces, on May 3, 1902. “That was Max H. Max C. was the Pacific hero.”Frightened warrior“Of all the persons in Mom’s family, Max Chavez Baca was the most interesting to research,” Mashke said. In December 1942, Max C., on furlough from the fighting around Australia, arrived in Albuquerque to visit his family. Max C. Baca, decorated for gallantry in action, was shot down by stage fright.
World's top graduates get new UK visa option
       
To qualify, a person must have attended a university that appeared in the top 50 of at least two of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, or The Academic Ranking of World Universities in the year they graduated.
Shanghai lockdown: Chinese financial hub set to lift curbs on firms
       
Manufacturers in Shanghai, including western car makers Volkswagen and Tesla, have been particularly impacted by the restrictions as staff were kept away from factories or had to work in so-called "closed loop" conditions, where they lived at the plants.
Heartbroken Texas town begs Biden to 'do something' after school massacre
       
Desperate pleas for a stop to the gun massacres plaguing the United States rang out Sunday during U.S. President Joe Biden’s visit to Uvalde, where he prayed for the 19 children and two teachers slain by a teen gunman in the small Texas town. “Do something!” rang out shouts from a crowd in the street as Biden left Sacred Heart Church where he attended mass with mourning relatives.
China COVID-19 outbreak wanes, with curbs eased to boost economy
       
China reported fewer COVID-19 cases in Beijing and Shanghai, with authorities moving to stimulate the faltering economy by easing some of the strictest virus controls since the initial outbreak more than two years ago. In the capital, cases fell to 12 on Sunday, from 21 on Saturday. Curbs on movement in several districts started to be loosened yesterday after authorities said the outbreak was under control. The easing caseload has eased concern that Beijing could have been headed for a lockdown when it was reporting several dozen cases a day earlier in the outbreak despite increasingly strict restrictions.
Kishida's 'new capitalism' plan to include aid for 1 million workers
       
The government has drawn up a draft of the “grand design” and action plan of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s “new capitalism” initiative, including a plan to provide aid, such as skill development support and “recurrent education,” to some 1 million workers, including so-called nonregular employees, it was learned Sunday. The draft calls for “new public-private collaboration” to address challenges such as widening inequalities and climate change and accelerate economic growth.
‘Escalation of secrecy’: Global brands seek clarity on Xinjiang
       
In the summer of 2019, an executive at Patagonia got a phone call from a trusted auditor working in China. A planned trip to visit some cotton farms in the region of Xinjiang wasn’t going to happen. Information from suppliers in the region ran dry. “We saw this escalation of secrecy,” said Matt Dwyer, the Patagonia executive who oversees the privately held outdoor apparel maker’s supply chains. He spent a year trying to figure out what was going on as media reports detailed widespread repression and forced labor of Uyghur people in Xinjiang.
China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech and construction sectors
       
China’s “COVID zero” policy of constantly monitoring, testing and isolating its citizens to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has battered much of the country’s economy, but it has created bubbles of growth in the medical, technology and construction sectors. The Chinese government, alone among major countries in vowing to eradicate the coronavirus within its borders, is on track to spend more than 350 billion yuan ($52 billion) this year on testing, new medical facilities, monitoring equipment and other anti-COVID-19 measures, which will benefit as many as 3,000 companies, according to analysts.
California school kids sickened after eating cannabis candy
       
The student who brought the edibles to school didn't know they contained marijuana, they said. All three kids were released from the hospital and are doing well, Nannizzi told the Times-Standard newspaper in Eureka. The classroom was initially evacuated over concerns the kids might have been reacting to carbon monoxide exposure, Nannizzi told parents. Groszmann warned parents to keep cannabis products, especially those that look like candy, in a safe spot away from children. The felony charge comes after several students fell ill after ingesting the edibles at Edgerton Elementary School in Clio on April 29.
Tech giant Grab's female co-founder blazes a trail
       
While male tech executives such as Meta's Mark Zuckerberg and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma are well-known, top female tech leaders remain more lower profile. Tan co-founded Singapore-headquartered Grab, a household name in Southeast Asia, in 2012 and now oversees hundreds of engineers. A total of 44 percent of female tech founders said they had been harassed, according to a global poll by NGO Women Who Tech, which surveyed more than a thousand people. This starts by exposing females to many examples of women who have built their careers in tech," Tan says. Tan adds that companies need to improve conditions for working mothers in order to ensure there's no brain drain of female talent.
Nepal army finds wreckage of missing plane
       
Nepal's aviation industry has long been plagued by poor safety due to insufficient training and maintenancePokhara (Nepal) (AFP) – Nepali rescuers found on Monday the crash site of a missing passenger plane that went down with 22 people on board, the army said. Advertising Read more"A search team has located the wreckage of the plane and shared a picture. Additional teams are heading there so we can get details," said Nepal Army spokesman Narayan Silwal. An image shared by Silwal on Twitter showed debris from the wreckage of the flight strewn across a mountainside. Jomsom is a popular trekking destination in the Himalayas about 20 minutes by plane from Pokhara, which lies 200 kilometres (120 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu.
Nepal army finds wreckage of missing passenger plane on mountainside
       
Nepali rescuers found on Monday the crash site of a missing passenger plane that went down with 22 people on board, the army said. Advertising Read more"A search team has located the wreckage of the plane and shared a picture. Additional teams are heading there so we can get details," said Nepal Army spokesman Narayan Silwal. An image shared by Silwal on Twitter showed debris from the wreckage of the flight strewn across a mountainside. Flight operator Tara Air is a subsidiary of Yeti Airlines, a privately owned domestic carrier that services many remote destinations across Nepal.
No word from Ukraine's missing Azovstal defenders, say some families
       
(CNN) Two weeks ago, hundreds of Ukrainian fighters ended their defense of the Azovstal steel plant. Now, some of their loved ones say they still have heard little or no information on their whereabouts. It's been over a month since she spoke with him. And then his brothers-in-arms would send me texts that he was still alive," Ivleva said. Though Ukrainian government officials have been in touch, she has "no information" on where Azovstal fighters are being kept and under what conditions, she told CNN.
Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountains
       
A small airplane with 22 people on board flying on a popular tourist route was missing in Nepal’s mountains on Sunday, an official said. A small airplane with 22 people on board flying on a popular tourist route was missing in Nepal’s mountains on Sunday, an official said. A small airplane with 22 people on board flying on a popular tourist route was missing in Nepal’s mountains on Sunday, an official said. A small airplane with 22 people on board flying on a popular tourist route was missing in Nepal’s mountains on Sunday, an official said. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta)KATHMANDU, Nepal -- The wreckage of a plane carrying 22 people that disappeared in Nepal's mountains was found Monday scattered on a mountainside, the army said.
Viruses that were on hiatus during Covid are back — and behaving in unexpected ways
       
Viruses that were on hiatus during Covid are back — and behaving in unexpected waysFor nearly two years, as the Covid pandemic disrupted life around the globe, other infectious diseases were in retreat. Now, as the world rapidly dismantles the measures put in place to slow spread of Covid, the viral and bacterial nuisances that were on hiatus are returning — and behaving in unexpected ways. Privacy Policy Leave this field empty if you're human:These viruses are not different than they were before, but we are. But when it does come back, there are more susceptible children out there that would not be expected to have immunity,” he said. “I think once you’ve infected a number of people herd immunity ensues and the virus goes away,” he said, referring to viruses in generally.
Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountains
       
Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountainsA team of climbers prepare to leave for rescue operations from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 29, 2022. A small airplane with 22 people on board flying on a popular tourist route was missing in Nepal’s mountains on Sunday, an official said. It lost contact with the airport tower shortly after takeoff. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta)A team of climbers prepare to leave for rescue operations from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta)KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The wreckage of a plane carrying 22 people that disappeared in Nepal’s mountains was found Monday scattered on a mountainside, the army said.
1-year-old boy shot, killed in downtown Pittsburgh identified by medical examiner
       
1-year-old child shot, killed in downtown PittsburghPITTSBURGH — A 1-year-old boy was shot and killed by PPG Place on Sunday afternoon, officers on scene confirmed to Channel 11. Allegheny County 911 confirmed police and EMS responded to the 100 block of 4th Avenue. During a press conference following the shooting, officials said the shooting was a targeted incident. The child was not the intended target, but a passenger in the car was. According to a release from Pittsburgh Police, the shooting happened at around 2:44 p.m.Police confirm someone shot and killed a 1-year-old in a drive-by shooting.
No Grandchild? Six Years After Son’s Wedding, These Parents Are Suing
       
NEW DELHI — After spending their savings to have their son trained as a pilot in the United States, Sanjeev Ranjan Prasad and Sadhana Prasad financed his lavish wedding back in India, along with a luxury car and an overseas honeymoon. They assumed their investments would eventually pay off, in the form of a grandchild. They are demanding that their son and daughter-in-law produce a grandchild within a year or pay $650,000 in damages. An initial hearing on the suit is scheduled for Monday in a court in northern India. “I feel very sorry for them because I am also an Indian and I can understand their pain,” said the couple’s lawyer, Arvind Srivastava.
Hatzalah asks court to arrest founder of Florida-based Jewish ambulance service that employs women
       
New York-based Jewish ambulance service Chevra Hatzalah is trying to snuff out a similar group in Florida — because they employ female EMTs, the founder of the Sunshine State-based volunteer program claims. Hersh said New York-based Jewish ambulance service Chevra Hatzalah sued him for using part of its name. Before founding the group, which he has since renamed JVAC (Jewish Volunteer Ambulance Corp), Hersh said he consulted with leading Boca Raton Rabbinic leaders and got written approval to allow women to perform any and all roles in his volunteer ambulance service. The group even went to lengths trying to stop an all-female New York-based Jewish EMS service, Ezras Nashim, claiming it would be immodest for women to be EMTs, The Post reported in 2019. Even within the New York area, there are Jewish EMS groups not affiliated with Chevra Hatzalah that use “Hatzalah” in their names, The Post has found.
Michigan mom and 3 kids fatally shot, cops eye the father
       
Three children and their mother were shot dead and cops believe the father is a suspect, according to Michigan authorities. Mecosta County Sheriff Brian Miller told MLive.com that evidence suggests the husband was responsible for the deaths of his children and wife, though he didn’t go into further details Saturday. “We have a very tight-knit community in Mecosta,” Miller told MLive.com. TikTok/ Hailey.SalisburyThe man, in the car with the family, was found injured with a gunshot wound to the head. She said the wounded man is her step-father, Charles Gillard, according to ABC 13.
Florida 5th grader arrested for mass shooting threat
       
A fifth-grade student in Florida was arrested Saturday for threatening to pull off a mass shooting via text messages, police said. The 10-year-old boy, a student at Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral, was handcuffed and walked into a police cruiser Saturday evening for making a written threat to conduct a mass shooting. “This student’s behavior is sickening, especially after the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said in a statement. Marceno noted that officers were quick to investigate the mass shooting threats. Officers who responded to the Uvalde, Texas school shooting that claimed the lives of 19 fourth-graders and two teachers are facing backlash for their delayed response.
Florida teenager charged with DUI after driving 70 mph over the speed limit
       
A Florida teenager was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday. 18-year-old Jacob Egozi was arrested early Saturday morning after driving 100 mph in a 30 mph speed zone in Clearwater, Florida, and officers saw the teen crash his car on several occasions, stating that he was driving with "wanton disregard," according to FOX 13 Tampa Bay. An arrest report states that the teenager had dilated pupils, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, as well as body and eyelid tremors. The report states that Egozi’s blood-alcohol level was .13. MINNESOTA FIRE AT COMMERCIAL EGG FARM LIKELY LEAVES THOUSANDS OF CHICKENS DEADThe teenager was handed down charges of driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and racing on a highway, according to the report.
President Biden suggests razing Texas elementary school where 21 people were killed, state senator says
       
President Biden told a local lawmaker while visiting Uvalde on Sunday that the federal government may provide resources to raze Robb Elementary School, where 19 children and two teachers were shot and killed earlier this week. We're going to look to raze that school, build a new one,'" state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who represents Uvalde, told KSAT. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATESSandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman shot and killed 26 people in 2012, was torn down and replaced by a new $50 million school on the same property in Newtown, Connecticut. It is a must," Gutierrez told KSAT. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe president visited a memorial outside of Robb Elementary School on Sunday before attending mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church then meeting with victims’ families and first responders.
Japan's SoftBank cuts borrowing from Mizuho, Goldman Sachs
       
A man looks at the logo of SoftBank Group Corp at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File PhotoTOKYO, May 30 (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) trimmed borrowing from its main bank Mizuho Financial Group Inc (8411.T) by 4.5% in the year ended March to 812 billion yen ($6.38 billion), a filing showed. Borrowing by the Japanese tech conglomerate from JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) fell 23% to 637 billion yen and from Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) fell 39% to 364 billion yen. Chief Financial Officer Yoshimitsu Goto's remuneration, including basic compensation, fell 39% to 293 million yen. ($1 = 127.2100 yen)Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Sam Nussey; Editing by Christopher CushingOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
France’s culture wars reignited after Macron appoints ‘woke’ minister
       
Woke warsThe appointment is a crowning moment for an academic who isn’t an unfamiliar figure in policy circles. A professor at the prestigious Sciences Po political college in Paris, where he specializes in African-American history, Ndiaye has advised government bodies on diversity. In February 2021, Macron named Ndiaye as the head of France’s immigration museum, with the aim of calming tensions around a highly inflammatory subject: colonial history. His previous education minister, Blanquer, had made the defense of France’s universalist model a cornerstone of his tenure, and inaugurated a think tank to combat woke concepts in French universities. Or has Macron had a change of heart on the question of French identity, it’s not clear,” said Bock-Côté.
1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at Oklahoma holiday festival
       
A woman was dead, seven other people were injured, and a suspect was in custody after gunfire erupted early Sunday at an outdoor Memorial Day Weekend festival, Oklahoma authorities said. The shooting in Taft, a town of about 250 in eastern Oklahoma, happened shortly after midnight, and law enforcement was already at the scene to provide security for the estimated 1,500 attendees of the annual event, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) said. The suspect was identified as 26-year-old Skyler Buckner, who turned himself after a warrant for his arrest was issued, the bureau said. It's not clear what evidence led authorities to the man, and it wasn't yet apparent if he had legal representation. "I am grateful for @OSBI_OK‘s swift response to assist local police and am confident in Oklahoma law enforcement’s ability to bring justice to whoever is responsible for this deadly incident," Oklahoma Gov.
I Wouldn't Dare Buy Real Estate in These 3 Incredibly Overvalued Markets
       
TheStreet.comThere have been a lot of new Whoppers in the works at Burger King lately. After a few quiet years of brand stagnation and declining revenue, the Restaurant Brands International -owned burger chain has experimented with products meant to both draw in large numbers of eaters and make a splash on social media. For the latter, think Whoppers topped with currywurst and fried herring, bratwurst and a nougat creme and marmalade that were all launched by Burger King Germany as part of a Mother's Day promotion meant to bring to life the worst of pregnancy cravings.
1st hurricane of 2022, Agatha heads for Mexico tourist towns
       
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first hurricane of the season formed off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Sunday and rapidly gained power ahead of an expected strike along a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns as a major storm. In early evening Sunday, the recently formed hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 110 mph (175 kph) — just 1 mph under the threshold for a Category 3, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The center said Agatha could have winds of 120 mph (193 kph) when it makes landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned of dangerous costal flooding as well as large and destructive waves near where Agatha makes landfall. Because the storm’s current path would carry it over the narrow waist of Mexico’s isthmus, the hurricane center said there was a chance the storm’s remnants could reemerge over the Gulf of Mexico.
A Texas man has resorted to standing guard outside of his daughter's elementary school after the Uvalde shooting: 'I can't let this go'
       
A law enforcement personnel walks past crosses bearing the names of Tuesday's shooting victims at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Thursday, May 26, 2022. Jae C. Hong/APA man in Texas has started guarding his daughter's elementary school in the wake of the Uvalde shooting. "I can't let this go," Ed Chelby told KWTX, adding that he cannot sleep after the shooting in Uvalde. The gunman who killed 21 people at Robb Elementary School walked into the school "unobstructed," police said. Ed Chelby told KWTX that he couldn't sleep following the Uvalde school massacre that left 19 school children and two teachers dead.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Razzed for Insisting ‘Fake Meat’ Is Grown in a ‘Peach Tree Dish’
       
– it was her reference to a “peach tree dish” that had Twitter users laughing at her. Also Read:Even Catholic League Denounces Marjorie Taylor Greene After Anti-Catholic Attack: ‘Satan’s Controlling the Church’“Did she say ‘grows in a PEACH TREE DISH’?! Of course, her “peach tree” faux pas immediately had the brighter-than-MTG critics rushing to social media to point out that it is petri dish — the little shallow glass dish that scientists use to grow cells – and not peach tree dish. “We actually have a peach tree dish hanging on the wall,” another tweeted. Also Read:Update: Marjorie Taylor Greene Permanently Suspended From Twitter for COVID Misinformation
First hurricane of the eastern Pacific season approaches southern Mexico
       
PUERTO ESCONDIDO (Reuters) - The first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season strengthened on Sunday as it spiraled toward the southern coast of Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph (177 km/h) that are expected to worsen before the storm makes landfall on Monday. "Additional strengthening is expected during the next 12 to 24 hours and Agatha is forecast to become a major hurricane when it reaches the coast of southern Mexico on Monday," the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Florida said. As of 4 p.m. Sunday (Mexico City time), Hurricane Agatha was located about 185 miles south west of Puerto Angel, according to the NHC. Hurricane warnings have been declared for parts of the coast of Oaxaca, stretching from Salina Cruz to Lagunas de Chacahua, according to the NHC. (Reporting by Jose Cortes in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, and Laura Gottesdiener in Monterrey; Editing by Mark Porter and Grant McCool)
Nancy Pelosi’s husband arrested on suspicion of DUI in California
       
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, police records showed Sunday. Paul Pelosi was taken into custody late Saturday in Napa County north of San Francisco, according to a sheriff’s office online booking report. He could face charges including driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, the report said. California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay said more information would be released later Sunday. Paul and Nancy Pelosi have been married since 1963.
PHOTOS: Memorial Day weekend at Fort Logan National Cemetery
       
Helen H. Richardson, The Denver PostA photo of Marine Cody Dobbins is placed at his headstone surrounded by flowers brought by his parents Stacey and Quinton Dobbins at Fort Logan National Cemetery on May 29, 2022 in Denver. Dobbins, a Marine Corps rifleman, did one tour in Afghanistan and was injured while there. In his honor his parents have started a scholarship fund to help seniors graduating high school to further their careers called the Cody Dobbins Memorial Scholarship fund. Fort Logan National Cemetery is a popular place over the Memorial Day weekend where people can spend time visiting and honoring their lost loved ones. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces.
What will be open, closed on Memorial Day in Cincinnati?
       
Memorial Day will be observed this year on Monday, May 30, and, seeing as it's a federal holiday, some stores and services will be closed. Memorial Day events: Parades, events and moreMemorial Day weekend weather:See the forecast hereWhat stores will be open or closed on Memorial Day? Jungle Jim's: Open during regular hours, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.Open during regular hours, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Kroger : Open during regular hours, which vary by location. Whole Foods: Open during regular hours, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.ShoppingBarnes & Noble : Open during regular hours, which vary by location. Lowe's : Open during regular hours, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Open during regular hours, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Macy's : Open during regular hours, which vary by location.
Rescuers close to plane that crashed in Nepal with 22 aboard
       
Sudarshan Bartaula, spokesman for Tara Air, said that rescuers had narrowed down a possible location of the plane. In 2016, a Tara Air Twin Otter flying the same route crashed after takeoff, killing all 23 people aboard. In 2012, an Agni Air plane also flying from Pokhara to Jomsom crashed, killing 15 people. In 2014, a Nepal Airlines plane flying from Pokhara to Jumla crashed, killing all 18 on board. In 2018, a US-Bangla passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed on landing in Kathmandu, killing 49 of the 71 people aboard.
Are you grilling your burgers wrong? How to prepare that Memorial Day barbecue safely in 2022.
       
The last thing you want at your Memorial Day cookout is to spread a foodborne illness or bacteria because meats were undercooked or not properly refrigerated. Before you drop that first chicken breast or hot dog on your grill, be sure to follow these steps for safe and delicious grilling. Memorial Day shopping:Sales even bigger this year with some retailers offering up to 50% off furnitureWhat's open and closed Monday? But you have to wash your hands the right way to keep germs or bacteria off your food. Also, when you're removing cooked meat from the grill, don't use the same tools or plates that have touched raw meat.
From honoring service members to barbecuing with family, here are 7 ways to observe Memorial Day weekend
       
Memorial Day weekend is here and with it, an extra day to spend however you please. ?Memorial Day 2022:Shop the best deals at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, more?Traveling for Memorial Day? Memorial Day, as per its name, was established as a day of remembrance, specifically for service members who gave their lives in the line of duty. Memorial Day has become widely regarded as the “unofficial start to summer” and an opportunity to gather with friends and family. Shop the best Memorial Day dealsWith all major holidays comes a plethora of hot deals to take advantage of.
Fire officials stress caution in returning home
       
Officials say evacuees from the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire’s southwestern edge — the Upper and Lower Colonias areas — have been asking about when they may go back home but that they do not want to make the call too early. “We’re really focusing on making sure this is buttoned up (around Upper and Lower Colonias), so when you go back, you can go back for good,” he said. Officials said Sunday they had maintained 50% containment of the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire, which now stands at 314,750 acres with a 634-mile perimeter. Monday could mark the last of four consecutive “red flag” days with high winds and lower relative humidity, but Hernandez said things could begin changing this week. “We’ll have higher relative humidities through Friday, lower winds speeds,” he said.
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Department spokesman Anthony Coley said the review would be conducted in a fair, impartial and independent manner and the findings would be made public. Ukraine's leader also made a rare frontline visit to Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, to assess the strength of the national defense. In the east, Russian forces stormed Sievierodonetsk after trying unsuccessfully to encircle the strategic city, Ukrainian officials said. “Capturing Sievierodonetsk is a principal task for the occupation force,” Zelensky said, adding that the Russians don’t care about casualties. Sweden's Ericsson gives Ganassi another Indy 500 victoryINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Ericsson, once a Formula One backmarker, is now an IndyCar frontrunner.
Top British diplomat’s husband pokes fun at New Zealand’s ‘crappiest fountain’
       
The husband of New Zealand’s British high commissioner has announced his loathing of the Wellington bucket fountain, a well-known and polarising water feature that graces the centre of the nation’s capital. Toby Fisher, husband of British commissioner Laura Clarke, tweeted: “After 4 years in Wellington, it’s time to be straight with you all, this is the crappiest fountain ever.”Fisher’s joking statement is only the most recent in a long history of controversy surrounding Wellington’s bucket fountain. Actor Elijah Wood famously urinated in the fountain while in New Zealand filming the Lord of the Rings. Installed in October 1969, the fountain dumps an erratic stream of water through its buckets, slopping a large portion over the surrounding pavement as it descends. checks notes…)The bucket fountain is a well-loved part of Wellington’s heritage.
Waterloo Bridge masterpiece by Claude Monet expected to sell for £24m
       
An “iconic work” by the impressionist master Claude Monet that has been in the same family for more than 70 years is expected to sell for at least £24m ($30m) next month. Waterloo Bridge, Effet de Brume is one of 41 paintings by Monet of the bridge across the Thames. “The London series pictures are probably some of the most iconic views he painted. The work – signed by Claude Monet with the date 1904 – was first owned by the French art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel. “This iconic work has everything our collectors are looking for today,” he said.
Ukraine's Eurovision winners raise $900,000 for military by auctioning trophy
       
Ukraine's Eurovision winners, Kalush Orchestra, have raised $900,000 (£713,000) for the country's military by auctioning their trophy. During the contest, the band's song Stefania received a huge show of support from the rest of the continent following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Kalush Orchestra sold the crystal microphone they received in a Facebook auction hosted by Ukrainian TV presenter Serhiy Prytula on Sunday. Mr Prytula said the raffle had raised an extra $370,000 (£293,000) for the Ukrainian military, with more than 31,000 people from 56 countries taking part. The group later released a dramatic video of their song set against images from several cities near Kyiv - Bucha, Irpin, Borodyanka and Hostomel.
What does 'normalization' really mean for Japan-China ties?
       
2022 marks 50 years since Japan and China normalized diplomatic relations. But after consideration of that concept and its history, the idea does not sit quite right. Unable to view this article? This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.
Police find body of missing woman, believed to be Sydney teen Merna Kasha, in creek bed
       
Police divers have started scouring a muddy, isolated creek bed for clues after the body of a teenager who has been missing for a month was discovered. The body, believed to be that of 18-year-old Merna Kasha, was found in a 'pretty decomposed' state about 2pm on Saturday afternoon in the Green Valley Creek in Canley Heights. Ms Kasha (pictured) disappeared last monthPolice divers have begun scouring a muddy, isolated creek bed for clues after the body of a teenager who has been missing for a month was discovered. Police will investigate how Ms Kasha came to be at the creek. During their missing person appeal, police said Ms Kasha regularly used public transport and was known to associate around the Fairfield Heights and Liverpool areas.
Queen is set to meet Harry and Meghan's daughter Lilibet for the first time
       
AdvertisementThe Queen will meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter Lilibet for the first time at the soon-to-be one-year-old's birthday party during Jubilee celebrations. The Queen will meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter Lilibet, pictured right, for the first time at the soon-to-be one-year-old's birthday party during Jubilee celebrations next weekend. Anne, Princess Royal will be standing in for Her Majesty and representing the royal family on her behalf. Prince William and Prince Harry also said to be working on improving their bond with regular video calls and messages and are 'very much back on their old buddy terms'. The family, including William, had been disappointed in the way Harry and Meghan chose to leave the royal family.
North Carolina preschool teacher caught using non-approved LGBTQ flashcards depicting pregnant man
       
Two North Carolina legislators are unhappy that a preschool has been using unapproved LGBTQ flash cards - which include images of a pregnant man - to teach 3- and 4-year-old children colors. State Representative Erin Paré and Speaker of the House Tim Moore, both Repbulicans, brought attention to the cards after Paré was emailed by a concerned constituent. The constituent claimed that the flash cards that were being used to teach preschoolers at Ballantine Elementary School in Wake County. The cards are made by a now-defunct company called ByUs Box, which also made sets of flash cards showcasing non-binary and transgender animals, gender neutral nursery rhymes and a 'Blackness Collection.' 'Schools should only be using age-appropriate materials, and these flashcards clearly do not meet that standard for a pre-school classroom,' she added.
Push to encourage more men to join aged care workforce
       
Experts are calling for more men to join the aged care workforce to alleviate worker shortages. Low pay and cultural barriers are believed to be discouraging potential male employees.
Thousands of vulnerable children living in limbo in Victoria
       
New figures suggest thousands of vulnerable children who need protection are living in limbo in Victoria.
Teledyne FLIR Defense to deliver more Black Hornet 3 pocket-size UAVs to US Army
       
According to information published on May 27, 2022, Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has won another $14 million contract to deliver its Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) to the United States Army. Cesar Salinas, an infantry Marine with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment, displays the PD-100 Black Hornet. (Picture source U.S. DoD)In late 2018 the U.S. Army began acquiring Black Hornet 3's to support the SBS effort. Teledyne FLIR Defense has delivered more than 20,000 Black Hornet nano-UAVs to defense and security forces worldwide. The Black Hornet features a rotor diameter of 123 mm and a length of 168 mm.
Death toll rises after heavy rainfall in Brazil sparks floods and landslides
       
Residents look at site of a landslide caused by heavy rains at Jardim Monte Verde, in Ibura neighbourhood, in Recife, Brazil, May 29, 2022. The disaster is the latest in a recent series of deadly landslides and floods triggered by extreme weather in Brazil. Minister of Regional Development Daniel Ferreira urged caution in a press conference Sunday in Recife, the capital of hard-hit northeastern Pernambuco state. "Although it has stopped raining now, we are forecasting heavy rains for the next few days," he said. Risks from heavy rains are augmented by topography and poor construction in shantytowns built in steep areas.
China eyes security pact in Pacific Island summit
       
Only Pacific nations that recognise China over Taiwan will attend today's summit, including those Wang has already visited on his regional whistle-stop -- Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. Balancing actAnalysts say the deal is unlikely to be unanimously approved by Pacific Island leaders today. So it is far from clear what Pacific Island leaders will tell Wang Monday or in a series of closed-door meetings around the South Pacific. 'Traditional influenceWang said Sunday that Beijing was willing to work with other major powers in the Pacific region to help island nations develop. He described his Pacific tour as "a trip of peace, friendship and cooperation," according to a statement by the Chinese foreign ministry.
China jobs: focus on technical colleges as answer to labour shortages in manufacturing
       
China is trying to encourage more young people to take up vocational careers to meet the country’s manufacturing needs. Photo: Xinhua
Christian Nationalism On The Rise In Some GOP Campaigns
       
Carolyn Kaster via Associated PressBut scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. Researchers say Christian nationalism is often also associated with mistrust of immigrants and Muslims. “There’s no room for compromise, so that is the threat to democracy.”In the book, Whitehead and co-author Samuel Perry measured rates of Christian nationalism by drawing on a 2017 Baylor University survey. Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. “I see Christian nationalism as the gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,” she said.
Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly says Saturday night shooting began with disagreement among teens
       
Photo Gallery Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly says Saturday night shooting began with disagreement among teens View 5 Photos"The investigators, they worked all night chasing all of the available leads," Murphy said. "First on, I'm heartbroken for the families and the victims whose lives were upended last night by gunfire," the mayor said. "I don't know the real answer (to gun violence) except for homes, church, schools, law enforcement. "I don't think it would slow me down much. And I don't think that people should have such easy access to guns," she said.
1-year-old boy shot, killed in downtown Pittsburgh
       
1-year-old child shot, killed in downtown PittsburghPITTSBURGH — A 1-year-old boy was shot and killed by PPG Place on Sunday afternoon, officers on scene confirmed to Channel 11. Allegheny County 911 confirmed police and EMS responded to the 100 block of 4th Avenue. During a press conference following the shooting, officials said the shooting was a targeted incident. According to a release from Pittsburgh Police, the shooting happened at around 2:44 p.m.Police confirm someone shot and killed a 1-year-old in a drive-by shooting. “I don’t think you can ever say it can be worse when a baby gets killed, or anyone for that matter,” said Cristyn Zett, Commander of Pittsburgh Police in Zone 6.
FDA investigating outbreak of Hepatitis A potentially linked to organic strawberries
       
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating two brands of organic strawberries sold at numerous grocery stores for a possible link to an outbreak of Hepatitis A. The "multistate outbreak" has been potentially linked to organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo and HEB, the FDA said. The FreshKampo and HEB-branded fresh organic strawberries were sold at several retailers nationwide, including: Aldi, HEB, Kroger, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Weis Markets and WinCo Foods. "If you are unsure of what brand you purchased, when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away," the FDA said. The FDA said 17 Hepatitis A cases have been reported as part of the outbreak, 12 of which were hospitalizations.
Woman recalls being on phone with her brother the moment he was shot dead in Brooklyn
       
The sister of a man who was shot dead in Brooklyn told The Post on Sunday that she was on the phone with the sibling when the fatal shots rang out. Pashona Davy, 31, said she heard the gunfire that mortally wounded her older brother, Donovan Davy, in East Flatbush while speaking to her brother on the phone early Sunday morning. Donovan Davy was shot in the neck and right leg at the corner of 35th Street and Church Avenue in East Flatbush. Even if you hit him, he wouldn’t hit you back.”Both women described their brother as a great brother, uncle and son. Donovan Davy found his career calling working for TSA, where he had put in 17 years.
From Columbine to Uvalde: The cycle of trauma after school shootings
       
NationalFrom Columbine to Uvalde: The cycle of trauma after school shootingsSince two high school seniors murdered 12 students and one teacher at Columbine in 1999, at least 185 others have been killed in school shootings, leaving countless grieving family members and friends. Following the mass shooting in Uvalde, Tex., family members who lost loved ones in Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland spoke to The Post about their shared grief, trauma and hope for action.
Chicago man charged after allegedly setting homeless man on fire
       
A Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly setting a homeless man on fire on Wednesday. The homeless man, who is 75, was sleeping near the Trump Tower on early Wednesday morning when Joseph Guardia, 27, allegedly poured flammable liquid on him and ignited it, according to FOX 32 Chicago. The homeless man, Joseph Kromelis, is known as the "The Walking Man" and has been walking the streets of Chicago for years, according to the report. CHICAGO-AREA MAN ALLEGEDLY SLASHES ANOTHER MAN WITH MACHETE IN PARKING SPOT DISPUTEAfter the incident, Kromelis was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition with 65% of his body having burns. Ali Simmons, who works with the Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, told FOX 32 that the Chicago streets are not safe.
Minnesota fire at commercial egg farm likely leaves thousands of chickens dead
       
A fire at a commercial egg farm in Minnesota on late Saturday night likely left thousands of chickens dead. According to the report, the fire came from a barn that houses chickens and manure. The Wright County Sheriff's Office estimated that there were likely 200,000 chickens in the barn when the fire broke out, according to the report. A spokesperson for the company confirmed to FOX 9 that chickens died in the fire, but said that no people were hurt. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Overnight, a fire destroyed one of our barns at our Howard Lake farm.
Texas school shooting suspect's grandmother upgraded to 'fair condition'
       
The grandmother of Texas school shooting suspect Salvador Ramos was upgraded to "fair condition" on Sunday afternoon, the University Health system in San Antonio said. Ramos is accused of shooting his grandmother in the face shortly before noon on Tuesday then driving her truck to Robb Elementary School and opening fire, killing 19 children and two adults. The 66-year-old woman was initially listed in critical condition on Tuesday, but was in serious condition all week before being upgraded to fair on Sunday. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATESRamos's grandfather, Rolando Reyes, told Fox News Digital on Thursday that his wife was awake but couldn't speak after undergoing surgery on Wednesday. DOJ TO INVESTIGATE POLICE RESPONSE TO UVALDE SHOOTINGAbout 30 minutes before the shooting, Ramos sent a series of messages online that said, "I’m going to shoot my grandmother," "I’ve shot my grandmother," and, "I’m going to shoot an elementary school."
CNN goes inside trauma unit that treated Uvalde shooting victims
       
CNN gets access inside the trauma unit at San Antonio's University Health Hospital, where doctors treated some of the victims from the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 children and two adults dead.
Britain prepares to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee
       
Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives for the "A Gallop Through History Platinum Jubilee" celebration at the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain May 15, 2022. Later there will be a concert outside Buckingham Palace, featuring the likes of rock group Queen, pop band Duran Duran and U.S. singer Diana Ross. "Rather than being a national celebration, the jubilee is a minority interest," said Graham Smith from Republic. "The lack of interest across the country and all age groups under 65 shows the monarchy's future is in serious doubt." Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Alex RichardsonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
From baristas to inspectors: Singapore's robot workforce plugs labour gaps
       
At a Singapore construction site, a four-legged robot called "Spot", built by U.S. company Boston Dynamics, scans sections of mud and gravel to check on work progress, with data fed back to construction company Gammon's control room. Meanwhile, Singapore's National Library has introduced two shelf-reading robots that can scan labels on 100,000 books, or about 30 percent of its collection, per day. Robots are also being used for customer-facing tasks, with more than 30 metro stations set to have robots making coffee for commuters. "We always want to have some kind of human touch," said commuter Ashish Kumar, while sipping on a robot-brewed drink. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterEditing by Ed Davies and Bradley PerrettOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Onetime M-19 rebel in runoff with businessman for Colombia's presidency
       
BOGOTA, Colombia — In a blow to Colombia’s political class, a leftist former rebel and a populist businessman took the top two spots among the six candidates in the country’s presidential election Sunday and headed to a runoff showdown in June. A candidate needed 50% of the total votes to win outright and the run-off election. Chile, Peru and Honduras elected leftist presidents in 2021, and in Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is leading the polls for this year’s presidential election. He was once a rebel with the now-defunct M-19 movement and was granted amnesty after being jailed for his involvement with the group. In addition to economic challenges, Colombia’s next president will also have to face a complex security issue and corruption, which is a top concern of voters.
FDA investigates organic strawberries tied to possible hepatitis A outbreak
       
Two brands of organic strawberries sold at major chains such as Trader Joe’s and Walmart may be linked to an outbreak of hepatitis A, the Food and Drug Administration said. The FDA said in a statement Saturday that it is investigating a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections in the U.S. and Canada that appears to be linked to fresh, organic strawberries.
From baristas to inspectors: Singapore's robot workforce plugs labour gaps
       
At a Singapore construction site, a four-legged robot called "Spot", built by U.S. company Boston Dynamics, scans sections of mud and gravel to check on work progress, with data fed back to construction company Gammon's control room. Gammon's general manager, Michael O'Connell, said using Spot required only one human employee instead of the two previously needed to do the job manually. Meanwhile, Singapore's National Library has introduced two shelf-reading robots that can scan labels on 100,000 books, or about 30 percent of its collection, per day. Robots are also being used for customer-facing tasks, with more than 30 metro stations set to have robots making coffee for commuters. "We always want to have some kind of human touch," said commuter Ashish Kumar, while sipping on a robot-brewed drink.
Biden grieves with Texas town after shooting
       
STORY: It was a somber moment for U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden outside the Texas elementary school where 19 children and two teachers were killed by a gunman. The pair on Sunday laid white roses outside the site of the country’s deadliest school shooting in a decade. The first lady lingered, touching photos of the young victims at makeshift shrines. [Upsound – choir singing]The Bidens are set to meet victims’ families, survivors and first responders in a town grappling with unbearable grief. During their visit, the Bidens also attended mass with a crowd chanting “do something” as the president left the church.
Photos: Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival
       
Thousands of people, including families and couples, young and old, packed downtown Morgan Hill this weekend for the 41st annual Mushroom Mardi Gras. The festival had been shuttered for the last two years due to COVID-19. A total of 17 scholarships, totaling $17,000, were awarded to local high school students for their continuing education. Since 1984 the festival has awarded 1,190 students scholarships worth $1.25 million dollars. Mushrooms have a long history in Morgan Hill, well before the sprawling housing developments and suburban creep from San Jose.
Photos from President Biden visits memorial of Texas shooting massacre
       
President Joe Biden grieved with the shattered community of Uvalde on Sunday, mourning privately for three hours with anguished families of the 19 schoolchildren and two teachers killed by a gunman. Faced with chants of “do something” as he departed a church service, Biden pledged: “We will.”At Robb Elementary School, Biden visited a memorial of 21 white crosses — one for each of those killed — and first lady Jill Biden added a bouquet of white flowers to those already placed in front of the school sign. The couple then viewed individual altars erected in memory of each student, the first lady touching the children’s photos as they moved along the row. After visiting the memorial, Biden attended Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where several victims’ families are members, and one of the families was in attendance. Click here if you’re unable to view the photos on your mobile device.
World War 2 soldier honored by family every Memorial Day weekend
       
From left: Peter Silva Sr., younger brother of George, Marie Warren, niece of George, and Don Mercado, nephew of George Silva. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)The family of George Silva hold their 75th annual picnic at South Valley Park in Inver Grove Heights to honor the fallen soldier on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 29, 2022. “I remember that.”This Memorial Day weekend, about 100 of his family members remembered with him at the 75th Annual Silva Family Memorial Day Picnic, which also included prayers at the graveside of the fallen soldier and his parents. “He was killed the day before his 21st birthday.”That Memorial Day, still in shock and deep in grief, the family gathered informally. ‘SO MANY PEOPLE’On Sunday, Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights was dotted with small groups of mourners for Memorial Day weekend.
Memorial Day ceremonies around Massachusetts
       
On Monday, the country will pause its business in recognition of Memorial Day, the yearly holiday to honor those who have lost their lives in service to the nation. Watertown is holding its annual Memorial Day Parade, which starts at noon. Monday’s event will be the first Memorial Day service at the cemetery since the pandemic hit in 2019. At 3 p.m., if you play an instrument, you can join CBS in marking Memorial Day with the “Taps Across America” event. Memorial Day is an excellent chance to meet your local service organization members and offer a hand.
Watch now: A look at the University of Arizona's campus then vs. now
       
For Star subscribers: A University of Arizona-led research team has used ice from Greenland to chart the North Atlantic jet stream over the past 1,250 years and predict how the winds might change with global warming.
Hundreds of flight cancelations ruin Memorial Day weekend for US travelers
       
But his flight from Buffalo to JFK was delayed Friday night and he missed his connection to Turkey despite sprinting through the airport’s terminals. “I’ve been in an airport for 48 hours now, not sleeping or showering thanks to Jetblue!” Sadiqi said. Sinan Aktas, a waiter from Paris trying to get home to France told The Post that Delta Airlines didn’t alert him that his flight had been cancelled. Mussawir Sadiqi, 32, senior architect for Buffalo NY DOE, was supposed to meet his finacé in Istanbul before his flight got canceled. The Federal Aviation Association doesn’t cancel flights, but noted in a message that bad weather in the summer often disrupts flight plans.
Governor Newsom Tests Positive for COVID-19 Shortly After Second Booster, Receives Paxlovid Prescription
       
This AM, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am currently experiencing mild symptoms. — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 28, 2022Over the weekend, Governor Newsom tested positive for a coronavirus infection, becoming one of the 12,000-plus new COVID-19 cases reported, on average, daily in the state. "This morning, the governor tested positive for Covid-19 after exhibiting mild symptoms. "I’m following health guidelines and will be isolated while I work remotely," Newsom wrote in a tweet published Saturday announcing his positive COVID-19 test results. Gavin Newsom and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern established a new international partnership to address climate change.
Britain prepares to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee
       
By Michael HoldenLONDON – Britain will mark Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking 70 years on the throne this week with four days of celebrations, ranging from military parades and a church service to street parties and a pop concert outside Buckingham Palace. Later there will be a concert outside Buckingham Palace, featuring the likes of rock group Queen, pop band Duran Duran and U.S. singer Diana Ross. A YouGov survey for the Republic campaign group last Thursday also found that more than half of those surveyed were not interested in the jubilee. “Rather than being a national celebration, the jubilee is a minority interest,” said Graham Smith from Republic. “The lack of interest across the country and all age groups under 65 shows the monarchy’s future is in serious doubt.”
Rebuilding a community starting from scratch
       
When Masayuki Kobayashi and Swastika Harsh Jajoo first laid eyes on the town of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, neither one of them had feelings of trepidation or pity. The question that crossed their minds instead was, “Why are outsiders only able to see this town through the lens of the Great East Japan Earthquake?”Currently a senior-year undergraduate student at Tohoku University’s School of Engineering, Kobayashi, 22, first visited Futaba last summer as a participant of a walking tour hosted by local entrepreneur and town assemblyman Tatsuhiro Yamane. Kobayashi says he has always been one to travel, having lived in several places in Japan and once in India due to the demands of his father’s job.
How federal police rescued 56 children and 11 animals from sexual abuse and arrested 26 paedophiles
       
Australian investigators were able to rescue 56 children and 11 animals from sexual abuse and arrest 26 peadophiles because of a single USB drive. One of those arrested when investigators swooped was 31-year-old western Sydney soccer coach Grant Harden, who was jailed for 30 years earlier this month. It is just the worst of the worst,' AFP acting Sergeant Scott Veltmeyer told The Sydney Morning Herald. What they wanted to or had done to children, images of bestiality and self-produced child abuse material,' he said. The court heard he would solicit abuse material online using the moniker Baddad03.
Celebrities flock to Saint Tropez for the wedding of the year as Ari Emanuel says 'I do'
       
The celebrations kicked off on Thursday as some big names in Hollywood arrived at Saint Tropez, and enjoyed a private dinner at the restaurant Senequier while dressed to the nines. They were previously spotted kissing on the balcony of their hotel in Saint Tropez wearing matching white outfits as they kicked off their wedding weekend on Thursday. The couple had reportedly planned to get married in Saint Tropez to coincide with the end of the glitzy Cannes Film Festival. Sarah Staudinger and Ari Emanuel were seen attending Apollo in the Hamptons in 2019. 'I went into the initial pitch meeting [for the show] and met Ari Emanuel, who said, "All right, it’s Mark and his life.
Report reveals poor experiences of employees with MS in the workplace
       
Australia's peak body for MS has just released a landmark report, revealing the poor experiences of employees with MS in the workplace. Astrid Edwards is an advocate for MS Australia and lives with the condition herself.
Drag queens, 'unicorns' take over Northern Territory city
       
Drag queens and unicorns have taken over the top end, for the second ever Palmerston Pride festival at the weekend. There was much fun to be had, but the festival also held an important message of diversity and inclusion.
[Herald Interview] Man launches personal crusade against ‘bad fathers’
       
“I started operations of Bad Fathers in July 2018, but shut it down because the Gender Equality Ministry was going to do it. Counting back to the Bad Fathers days, Koo said about 900 cases have been solved, around 700 of which were within the one-week grace period. While it is possible for a parent to sue those refusing to pay child support, the process typically takes over two years. As of now, there are 77 “bad fathers” and 13 “bad mothers” whose photos are revealed on the current website. “There should be a legal clause clarifying that not paying child support is child abuse, which is to be punished as so.
[Herald Interview] ‘Hunminjeongeum’ oratorio sings of how Hangeul was created
       
Now, the National Chorus of Korea attempts to present one of the most important inventions on the Korean Peninsula as a stage show. On May 31, the choral group, Klim Chamber Orchestra and Andong City Chorus will stage the oratorio at Seoul Arts Center on Tuesday. After deciding to create an oratorio about Hangeul, choral composer Oh Byung-hee, dramatist Tak Gye-seok and director and adapter An Ji-sun spent several weeks researching and getting inspiration about the foundation of Joseon era and King Sejong. “For about 10 months, I didn’t get good sleep due to some divine pressure (to create works about Hangeul,” Oh told The Korea Herald on Friday. Composer Oh Byung-hee (The National Chorus of Korea)
[Graphic News] Over half of 20-somethings don’t plan to have children after marriage: poll
       
More than half of single 20-somethings in South Korea do not want to have babies after marriage apparently due to concerns over high child-rearing costs in the country, a poll showed.According to a survey reported in a monthly economic journal by the state-run Korea Development Institute, 52.4 percent of unmarried Koreans in their 20s think it is OK not to have children after tying the knot.The percentage is sharply up from 23.3 percent in the same survey conducted five years earlier.In contrast, 28.3 percent of the surveyed said they plan to have children after marriage, up seven points from five years ago.The findings are widely seen as showing a change in young Koreans’ perception that having babies after marriage is not a must, but an option. (Yonhap)By Nam Kyung-don ( don@heraldcorp.com
At Houston NRA event, Trump decries Uvalde massacre, blasts calls for gun control as ‘repulsive’
       
Brett Coomer Attendees line up for an event during the 2022 Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center Friday, May 27, 2022 in Houston. Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Attendees arrive to the 2022 Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center Friday, May 27, 2022 in Houston. Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Attendees arrive to the 2022 Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center Friday, May 27, 2022 in Houston. Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Attendees arrive to the 2022 Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center Friday, May 27, 2022 in Houston. Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Attendees arrive to the 2022 Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center Friday, May 27, 2022 in Houston.
After Uvalde, mass shootings continue over the weekend across the U.S.
       
After Uvalde, mass shootings continue over the weekend across the U.S.Enlarge this image toggle caption Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Michael M. Santiago/Getty ImagesAt least eight mass shootings took place across the U.S. over the weekend following Tuesday's mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. A mass shooting, defined by the Gun Violence Archive, is an incident in which four or more individuals are shot and either injured or killed, excluding the gunman. Police said the gunman shot a 19-year-old man, a young woman – also 19 – and the young woman's 34-year-old mother and 60-year-old man. ABC30 in California reported that three teenagers were wounded and one man killed in a shooting in Fresno Saturday night. One of the victims was killed, one is in critical condition and two were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Argument at Memorial Day festival leads to 1 person fatally shot, 7 others injured
       
(CNN) A 39-year-old woman died and seven other people were wounded, including a 9-year-old child, after a shooting early Sunday at an outdoor Memorial Day festival in Taft, Oklahoma, officials said. The shooting took place shortly after midnight when festival goers got into an argument and gunfire followed, according to the state's Bureau of Investigations (OSBI). A suspect in the shooting turned himself in to the Muskogee County Sheriff's Office Sunday afternoon, the OSBI said in a news release. Law enforcement was present at the festival and provided initial aid to the victims, according to an OSBI statement. The injured range in ages from 9 to 56 years old, according to the OSBI.
Palestine live news: Chaos as Israelis rally in East Jerusalem
       
Thousands of far-right Israelis have stormed Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem to mark the so-called flag march in the old city. Dozens of Palestinians have been injured in the occupied West Bank amid confrontations between Palestinians and armed Israeli soldiers, medics say. 5 hours ago (19:55 GMT)Attacks in Burin, occupied West Bank: reportIsraeli settlers have attacked the village of Burin, south of Nablus in occupied West Bank, local sources told WAFA news agency. 5 hours ago (19:42 GMT)In Pictures: Tensions high as far-right Israelis march in East JerusalemClick here to see more pictures. “One large group chanted ‘Death to Arabs’, and ‘Let your village burn down’ before descending into the Old City,” Khan reporting from Old Jerusalem said.
1-year-old boy shot, killed in downtown Pittsburgh
       
1-year-old child shot, killed in downtown PittsburghPITTSBURGH — A 1-year-old boy was shot and killed by PPG Place on Sunday afternoon, officers on scene confirmed to Channel 11. Allegheny County 911 confirmed police and EMS responded to the 100 block of 4th Avenue. During a press conference following the shooting, officials said the shooting was a targeted incident. According to a release from Pittsburgh Police, the shooting happened at around 2:44 p.m.Police confirm someone shot and killed a 1-year-old in a drive-by shooting. “I don’t think you can ever say it can be worse when a baby gets killed, or anyone for that matter,” said Cristyn Zett, Commander of Pittsburgh Police in Zone 6.
Q train shooting victim Daniel Enriquez remembered as ‘pacifist’ at wake
       
The Goldman Sachs executive who was randomly gunned down on the Q train was remembered by his family on Sunday as a proud Mexican American with a commitment to nonviolence. “Even when people were getting beaten or attacked, he would stand between the assailant and the victim, but he wouldn’t even hit back the person,” said Vile. Enriquez was allegedly shot and killed by suspect Andrew Abdullah in broad daylight as Enriquez was riding the northbound Q train to brunch. Enriquez was allegedly fatally shot by suspect Andrew Abdullah while riding the Q train into Manhattan for brunch on May 22, 2022. Friend Anthony Procaccino, 55, called Enriquez a “sweetheart of a man.”Procaccino, who lives on the Upper East Side, takes the Q train regularly.
D.C. man shot dead in Northwest, police say
       
One man was shot and killed in Northwest Washington early Sunday morning, according D.C. police. After a report of gunfire around 2:30 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Ninth Street NW and found a man with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he died. D.C. police said they were waiting to notify the man’s next of kin before releasing his name.
Death toll in Brazilian floods rises to 57, thousands displaced
       
The destruction also comes as scientists begin to question whether abnormal rain cycles in Latin America's largest nation could be a result of climate change. In a Twitter post, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he would arrive in Recife, the hard-hit capital of Pernambuco, on Monday morning. "Our government made available, since the beginning, all means, including the armed forces, to help those who have been affected," he wrote. In late December and early January, dozens were killed and tens of thousands displaced when rains hammered Bahia state, also located in northeastern Brazil. At least 18 died in flooding in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo later in January.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Loudly Booed At Uvalde Memorial Site
       
Greg Abbott as he arrives while President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. CHANDAN KHANNA via Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden was warmly greeted when he visited Uvalde Sunday, but Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott was loudly booed as he approached the makeshift memorial at the elementary school where 19 children and two teachers were killed last week in a mass shooting. #Happeningnow Crowd Boos Texas Gov Greg Abbott as he arrives at the memorial outside of Uvalde Elementary School.#Uvalde #Texas pic.twitter.com/QWDOfXcvEw — Oliya Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY) May 29, 2022Greg Abbott gets booed by crowd and shouted at that we need change in our gun policies. ??pic.twitter.com/M6OiTek0ac — Dan ?? (@HStarshot) May 29, 2022Greg Abbott rightfully booed arriving at the Robb Elementary School memorial in #Uvalde.
California school kids sickened after eating cannabis candy
       
BAYSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three third-grade students at a Northern California elementary school were hospitalized after inadvertently eating cannabis gummies, authorities said. Three children were taken to receive medical attention after they began to display signs of intoxication, Jacoby Creek superintendent and principal Melanie Nannizzi told parents in an email. All three kids were released from the hospital and are doing well, Nannizzi told the Times-Standard newspaper in Eureka. The classroom was initially evacuated over concerns the kids might have been reacting to carbon monoxide exposure, Nannizzi told parents. Groszmann warned parents to keep cannabis products, especially those that look like candy, in a safe spot away from children.
New Mexico wildfire scar burn has forest officials worried
       
(Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As more than 3,000 firefighters in northern New Mexico continued to battle the nation’s largest active wildfire Sunday, federal forest officials worried about future flash floods, landslides and destructive ash from the burn scar. The 7-week-old fire, the largest in New Mexico history, remained 50% contained after charring 492 square miles (1,274 square kilometers) in rugged terrain east of Santa Fe. A Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response team has started publishing data from its post-fire assessments. Micah Kiesow, team leader and a soil and watershed program manager with the Santa Fe National Forest, said steep mountain slopes had acted like a sponge before the fire. In Colorado, air tankers and helicopters were helping fight a new wildfire burning in the southern part of the state Sunday, the U.S. Forest Service said.
Cinemas now accepting Yoti digital ID
       
The UK Cinema Association - which includes Cineworld, Odeon, Showcase Cinemas, and Vue - are partnering with digital ID firm Yoti. The digital ID card will then show an age-verified image which cinema staff can then accept. Robin Tombs, CEO and Co-founder at Yoti said: "We're thrilled to have many UK Cinema Association members join the 30,000 locations on the UK high street accepting our reusable digital ID apps. Abuse against cinema staffIt is hoped that having the digital ID will help reduce pressure on staff when carrying out age checks. "We're expecting the digital ID technology from Yoti to really help negate some of the abuse to staff."
Uvalde gunman, isolated and bullied, was teased about being 'school shooter.' Then he bought guns.
       
UVALDE, Texas – Living across the street for nearly a decade, Ruben Flores watched Salvador Ramos grow up. 'TRAGIC': List of what went wrong in Texas school massacre grows'WRONG DECISION': Police should have confronted Texas school gunman sooner, official saysMaryAnn Garza, 37, completes a sign showing community support in Uvalde, Texas, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, outside the Sno-Ink restaurant she owns with her husband. Rose Conner, a substitute teacher in Uvalde, hugs a woman outside of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, Texas, before a 10 a.m. mass on May 25, 2022. Flores told USA TODAY that when his son texted him about the shooting, he rushed to the high school to get him. More coverage of Texas school shooting from USA TODAYContributing: Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, and Martha Pskowski, El Paso TimesThis article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Uvalde shooter isolated, angry, teased before Texas school massacre
Ukraine President Zelenskiy Presents Frontline Troops With Awards
       
SYFYKung Fu Panda centers on the story of Po — voiced by Jack Black — and his journey toward becoming the Dragon Warrior, despite his apparent shortcomings. It’s perhaps unsurprising that among the Furious Five, Master Viper was the most welcoming to Po. She, herself, overcame an apparent lack when she was born without venomous fangs. In the real world, being born without fangs would likely be a death sentence for some predatory animals. Snakes and spiders use fangs to deliver a cocktail of chemical
Michael Jackson's Kids Paris & Prince Share a Joyful Dance at Family Wedding That Would Make Dad Proud
       
A video taken at a recent family wedding shows his two oldest kids, Prince Michael, 25, and Paris, 24, having a blast on the dance floor together. The clip was taken at their cousin Genevieve Jackson’s wedding on May 6 — she’s the daughter of Randy Jackson. More from SheKnowsParis Jackson's newest Instagram story featuring big bro Prince Jackson shows how strong their bond is. https://t.co/Dngr9Teuko — SheKnows (@SheKnows) May 1, 2022Paris is wearing a long, white slip gown and has a wrap over the dress to keep warm on a chilly night. Before you go, click here to see photos of Michael Jackson’s kids over the years.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Loudly Booed At Uvalde Memorial Site
       
Greg Abbott as he arrives while President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Greg Abbott as he arrives while President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Greg Abbott was loudly booed as he approached the makeshift memorial at the elementary school where 19 children and two teachers were killed last week in a mass shooting. #Happeningnow Crowd Boos Texas Gov Greg Abbott as he arrives at the memorial outside of Uvalde Elementary School.#Uvalde#Texaspic.twitter.com/QWDOfXcvEw — Oliya Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY) May 29, 2022Greg Abbott gets booed by crowd and shouted at that we need change in our gun policies. ??pic.twitter.com/M6OiTek0ac — Dan ?? (@HStarshot) May 29, 2022Greg Abbott rightfully booed arriving at the Robb Elementary School memorial in #Uvalde.
Cult-favorite products at Amazon starting at $2
       
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United Ukrainian American Relief Committee Sends Much Needed Supplies Overseas To Ukraine
       
Associated PressMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday he wants to change the name of a notorious drug-producing area known as “the Golden Triangle” to “The Triangle of Good, Hard-Working People.” The remote, mountainous area in northern Mexico is where the borders of the three states of Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Durango meet. For decades, drug cartels have used the area to grow marijuana and opium poppies, because much of region is difficult to access and has little police or army presence.
Phoenix police: 6 injured after shooting at party near 59th Avenue and Thomas Road
       
Six people were injured after a shooting at a house party early Sunday near 59th Avenue and Thomas Road. Vincent Cole, spokesperson with Phoenix police, said the shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. and six people were injured. The condition of those who were injured wasn't released by police. It is not clear if all the victims were shot or what led to the shooting. Subscribe to azcentral.com today.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of flights worldwide were canceled by Sunday evening, adding to the mounting number of scrubbed flights during the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend in the U.S.About 1,460 flights had been canceled as of 7 p.m. EDT Sunday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Nearly 450 of Sunday’s cancellations involved aircraft scheduled to fly to or from U.S. cities. Delta Air Lines canceled the most flights among major U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated Saturday. One hundred and sixty Delta flights were canceled by Sunday evening, according to FlightAware. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Colombians choose a new president amid general discontent
       
A candidate needed 50% of the total votes to win outright and the run-off election. Voters in the South American country went to the polls amid a polarized environment and growing discontent over increasing inequality and inflation. Chile, Peru and Honduras elected leftist presidents in 2021, and in Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is leading the polls for this year’s presidential election. This was the second presidential election held since the government signed in 2016 a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC for its initials in Spanish. In addition to economic challenges, Colombia’s next president will also have to face a complex security issue and corruption, which is a top concern of voters.
West suburban man charged in alleged arson attack on ‘Walking Man’
       
Police arrested Guardia Friday, two days after authorities released surveillance video stills of the attacker. AdvertisementChicago police officers look at the scene where a 75-year-old man was left in critical condition after being doused with flammable liquid and set on fire, in the 400 block of North Wabash Avenue on May 25, 2022. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)Paramedics took him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the man was listed in critical condition. Authorities said he suffered burns “to nearly half his body.” He was later transferred to Stroger Cook County Hospital’s burn unit. A spokeswoman for Cook County Health confirmed Sunday that Kromelis was in the county hospital and that he remained in critical condition, but could provide no further information.
Oregon child welfare seeks help locating 14-year-old boy believed to be in danger
       
Oregon child welfare officials are asking the public to help locate a missing 14-year-old boy in foster care who might be in Portland’s Lents neighborhood or trying to travel to Washington or Montana. Trenton Yellowtail, who is in foster care, has been missing since Thursday, state officials said in an alert issued Friday. They believe Trenton is in danger and ask anyone who sees him to call 911 or contact local law enforcement. According to state child welfare employees, Trenton’s face was swollen due to injuries at the time he was last seen. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes and often wears a hoodie.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend, Delta leads
       
Delta Air Lines canceled the most flights among major U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated Saturday. One hundred and sixty Delta flights were canceled by Sunday evening, according to FlightAware. Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” Atlanta-based Delta said in an email to The Associated Press, noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance of the Memorial Day weekend. Airlines and tourist destinations are anticipating huge crowds this summer as travel restrictions ease and pandemic fatigue overcomes lingering fear of contracting COVID-19 during travel. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Pelosi’s husband arrested on suspicion of DUI in California
       
NAPA, Calif. — Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, police records showed Sunday. Paul Pelosi was taken into custody late Saturday in Napa County north of San Francisco, according to a sheriff’s office online booking report. He could face charges including driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, the report said. California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay said more information would be released later Sunday. Paul and Nancy Pelosi have been married since 1963.
Dr. Roach: Autoimmune diseases often run together
       
Keith RoachTo Your HealthDear Dr. Roach: In early November 2021 my son, who is 30, was diagnosed with Addison’s disease and was treated with cortisol. The Addison’s diagnosis was a long time coming; he had had problems for the past 10 years at least. : Both Addison’s disease and Type 1 diabetes are autoimmune diseases, where the body’s immune system destroys important tissues. In Addison’s disease, it’s the adrenal cortex, a gland that sits on top of each kidney and makes cortisol. Vitiligo is another common autoimmune disease.
Dear Abby: DNA testing could reveal decades-long family secret
       
Dear AbbyJeanne PhillipsDear Abby: In my junior year of high school, my girlfriend got pregnant. Most of my family (my parents, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren) have been tested and show up linked to me. I am sure that she and some of her family have been tested and “suspect” but are saying nothing to spare my feelings. IF she or one of her family members has been DNA tested and she hasn’t broached the subject with you, it may be because she has no questions she wants to ask you. Others expressed experiencing a sense of closure from reconnecting with the family and friends of someone they knew in the past.
'Bullets were literally flying everywhere': Witness describe Oklahoma shooting that left 1 dead, 7 injured
       
Hill said she and the owner of the Kountry Queens food truck, Tiffany Walton, dove to the floor inside the food truck, trying to hide from flying bullets. “We're thinking we’re safe and the bullets are like going through the bottom of the food truck,” Hill said. Neicy Bates and her husband, Triirmain Bates, were operating the Fat Fries food truck when the shots were fired. “I ran out (of the food truck) because I have kids and they were out here. “She’s devastated.”Walton said Saturday night was her first night in business with her food truck.
Burned Out by Covid and 80-Hour Workweeks, Resident Physicians Unionize
       
Last year, a resident union at the University of California-Davis secured housing subsidies and paid parental leave through its first contract. Residents’ working conditions had come under scrutiny long before the pandemic. She was surprised when the institution declined to recognize the residents’ union, she said, considering the personal sacrifices they had made to provide care during the pandemic. Dr. Candice Chen, an associate professor of health policy at George Washington University, believes that the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also bears some responsibility for residents’ working conditions. The union’s member surveys have found that most L.A. County residents report working 80 hours a week, Naranjo said.
The top spies fighting terrorism three days a week
       
This is more likely when those sharers are mothers, or women. "When [mothers] work flexibly they are more likely to be stigmatised compared to, say, a heterosexual senior male doing a job share. People will think he is job sharing as he is doing another executive position, which is thought to have positive influence on job performance."
The animals with an artistic eye
       
At the time scholars were surprised that early humans were capable of artistic expression, but the origins of art stretch much further back than this. In fact, art predates the existence of Homo sapiens altogether. The carving was made several thousand years before Homo sapiens arrived in Europe. However, it may surprise you to learn that there are other members of the animal kingdom that appreciate beauty and artistic flair too. You might also like:In 2005 a set of three paintings by a chimpanzee called Congo were sold at auction for £14,400 ($18,122).
Cost of living crisis: Relying on food handouts and moving country
       
New Zealand's capital, Wellington, has been ranked one of the least affordable cities in the world for buying a property. The picture is also grim for renters, with a 12% rise in prices in the past year. That, along with increases in petrol and food prices, has led many to consider moving to nearby Australia - where they have the right to live and work.
The dangerous world of illegal mining in South Africa
       
Every day they go to work, they have no idea whether they will return home alive. Poverty forces them beneath the earth to search for gold. Some will be arrested for illegal mining. Some will die. BBC Africa Eye meets the migrants who risk everything to go deep underground in South Africa’s dangerous disused gold mines to make a living.
Prince William gives Mike Tindall a bear hug after they exchange some friendly banter
       
But this clearly was not the case as Prince William, 39, enjoyed a little tomfoolery with Mike Tindall, 43. The men were at Houghton International Horse Trials in Norfolk yesterday, to support Zara, who had been competing. The Tindalls' one-year-old son Lucas was seen taking his first steps in public at the funfair, before being carried off by his eight-year-old sister Mia. Mike Tindall, who is married to the Queen's eldest granddaughter, paired a grey jacket with jeans and a cap for a casual look. The siblings took to the teacups with Lucas sat on Mia's lap as Mike let them spend time bonding playfully among themselves.
Tribute to the Queen lights up ancient monument as Stonehenge goes multi-coloured for Her Majesty
       
The illuminated stone circle on Salisbury Plains, Wiltshire, included a black and white photograph of the now 96-year-old at her coronation in June 1953, when she was just 27. The Queen’s love for animals was also celebrated within the photos, which include her riding a horse and walking her beloved corgis in the 1960s and 1980s. Another shot depicted her walking some of her corgis at the Cross Country course on the second day of the Windsor Horse Trials in 1980. The monarch wore a colourful navy, white and gold headscarf while watching her horse Barber’s Shop win at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2017, in a more recent photo. While English Heritage manages the Stonehenge site, the monument is owned by the Crown and the National Trust owns the surrounding land.
Harry and Meghan renew their lease of Frogmore Cottage and will stay at the property for the Jubilee
       
Prince Harry and Meghan have renewed their lease on Frogmore Cottage in an unexpected move that suggests the couple may have plans for more frequent visits to the UK. Prince William and Prince Harry also said to be working on improving their bond with regular video calls and messages and are 'very much back on their old buddy terms'. The family, including William, had been disappointed in the way Harry and Meghan chose to leave the royal family. In their first trip to the UK with Archie and Lilibet, Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, are going to stay at the property during their four-day trip over to the UK for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Frogmore was converted into one home in 2019 for Harry and Meghan, having previously been five separate properties for staff working on the Windsor Estate.
SK Broadband bolsters ESG management
       
South Korean internet provider SK Broadband has said it will broadcast movies recognized at the 19th Seoul International Eco Film Festival on its internet protocol television platform B tv starting Thursday.The movies screened at the festival will be broadcast exclusively on B tv and Mobile B tv platforms four times a day between June 2 and June 8. SK Broadband has been sponsoring the event for the second year running.SK Broadband has also filmed its own documentary titled “Countdown.” The documentary, broadcast every Monday, depicts those who lead eco-friendly lives, highlighting the environment, social and governance-related issues in our society, according to the communications company.B tv has also created an “ESG special screening room” to upload self-made environment related videos, and a selection of ESG-related documentaries.Meanwhile, SK Broadband started a company-wide campaign, called “the Net Zero life practice campaign,” to foster an eco-friendly corporate culture, according to the company.The campaign is an expansion of last year’s internal goal of reducing disposable product use, it added.“SK Broadband members will create an eco-friendly corporate culture through small practices in everyday life,” SK Broadband said in a statement.“The company will also use its media capability to become an ‘environment influencer’ to raise awareness and look for solutions concerning environmental issues, having an overall positive influence on society,” he added.The Seoul International Eco Film Festival has been the largest international environment film festival in Asia since it was founded in 2004.By Lee Seung-ku ( seungku99@heraldcorp.com
NSW becomes latest state to give out free flu shots
       
New South Wales has become the latest state to announce free flu vaccinations for everyone in what's being described as a month-long blitz.
NSW joins other states in offering free flu jabs for all
       
NSW has become the latest state to offer free flu shots. The Vice President of the Australian Medical Association, Doctor Chris Moy, says people are underestimating the dangers of both Covid and influenza.
'Marine' punches sailor in the face during fight in Manhattan during NYC's Fleet Week
       
A US Navy sailor was punched in the face in an early morning attack in New York City during the first Fleet Week since the Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020. Fleet Week, a celebration of the US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard servicemembers, began on May 25 and runs through until May 31 in the city. The USS Bataan is the only ship in New York City this week that is carrying Marines. The Fleet Week festivities began on Thursday with a parade of ships along the Hudson River. The visiting ships to the city are the USS Bataan, USS Thomas Hudner, USS Milwaukee, USCGC Dependable, USCGC Sycamore and the British ship, the HMS Protector.
FDA investigating Hepatitis A outbreak linked to strawberries
       
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a hepatitis A outbreak in the U.S. and Canada linked to strawberries sold at Walmart, Safeway, Trader Joe's and other major grocery stores. Driving the news: There have been 17 cases of Hepatitis A and 12 hospitalizations linked to the strawberries in the U.S., the FDA said. Fifteen of the cases came from California, while the other two came from Minnesota and North Dakota. The FDA, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Canadian health agencies, is investigating fresh organic strawberries from the brands FreshKampo and HEB that were purchased between March 5 and April 25. Background: Hepatitis A, a contagious virus that can cause liver disease, often comes from eating or drinking contaminated food or water, according to the FDA.
Germany to change constitution to enable $110 billion defense fund
       
© Reuters/Fabian Bimmer FILE PHOTO: A Leopard tank and a Puma tank are seen at the Munster military base, in MunsterBERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has agreed to change its constitution to allow for a credit-based special defense fund of 100 billion euros ($107.35 billion) proposed after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the German finance ministry announced on Sunday. Germany's centre-right opposition and ruling coalition with centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) said they reached the required two-thirds majority to exempt the defense fund from a constitutional debt brake. According to sources familiar with the matter, the negotiations were led by FDP leader Christian Lindner, SPD's Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht, Greens leader Annalena Baerbock and the opposition's vice whip Mathias Middelberg. The money is to be used over several years to increase Germany's regular defense budget of around 50 billion euros and enable the country to meet the NATO target of spending 2% of its economic output on defense each year. ($1 = 0.9315 euros)(Reporting by Zuzanna Szymanska and Holger Hansen; Editing by Daniel Wallis)
Palestine live news: Chaos as Israelis rally in East Jerusalem
       
Thousands of far-right Israelis have stormed Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem to mark the so-called flag march in the old city. Dozens of Palestinians have been injured in the occupied West Bank amid confrontations between Palestinians and armed Israeli soldiers, medics say. 4 hours ago (19:55 GMT)Attacks in Burin, occupied West Bank: reportIsraeli settlers have attacked the village of Burin, south of Nablus in occupied West Bank, local sources told WAFA news agency. 4 hours ago (19:42 GMT)In Pictures: Tensions high as far-right Israelis march in East JerusalemClick here to see more pictures. “One large group chanted ‘Death to Arabs’, and ‘Let your village burn down’ before descending into the Old City,” Khan reporting from Old Jerusalem said.
US calls on Yemen’s Houthis to release its local embassy staff
       
US calls on Yemeni rebels to ‘end injustice’ and free current and former employees of the US embassy in Sanaa. The United States has renewed its call for Yemen’s Houthis to release detained US embassy staff after the death of a retired employee of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) who was in the rebels’ custody. “We extend our condolences to his loved ones and call on the Houthis to end this injustice and release every single current and former US Embassy employee now,” the embassy said in a statement shared on Twitter. “We demand the Houthis release detained current and former US employees.”Washington had shut down its embassy in Yemen’s capital Sanaa in 2015 as the country’s civil war intensified. The Saudi-led coalition accuses the Yemeni rebels of being proxies of Iran – a charge that both the Houthis and Tehran reject.
AP Top Stories May 29 P
       
AP Top Stories May 29 PHere are the top stories for Sunday, May 29th: Flowers, tears as Bidens stop at Uvalde memorial; Colombians vote for country's next president; Landslides, floods kill dozens in northeast Brazil; Search for small plane that went off Croatia radar.
Planned burn by US Forest Service caused largest wildfire in New Mexico history
       
The Forest Service has not yet released detailed planning documents for the original planned burns that might indicate whether fire protocols were followed. Fire was reported again in the same vicinity April 9 and escaped control 10 days later amid dry, hot and windy conditions, Forest Service investigators found. Michelle Lujan Grisham in a statement called the investigation results a "first step toward the federal government taking full responsibility" for the New Mexico wildfire. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore last week announced a 90-day pause and review of protocols for planned fires that limit the buildup of flammable vegetation. Forest managers cut back trees and gather debris into mounds, preferring to burn forest fuels in the winter when planned burns are easier to control.
Uvalde shooting: Over $5.5 million raised on GoFundMe campaigns for school shooting victims
       
Now, as the world watches the community mourn, the support also has come from outside the primarily Latino community through GoFundMe donations and other online efforts. In total, over $5.5 million dollars have been raised, as of Sunday evening. “I would like to thank all the donors worldwide that have contributed to these wonderful kids,” the organizers wrote on the GoFundMe page Sunday morning. .”GoFundMe campaigns for victimsAt least 21 other GoFundMe pages are circulating online, all of which have been verified by the crowdfunding platform to help prevent scammers from taking advantage of the tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have also been raised by other verified GoFundMe pages for the Uvalde community.
Elif Batuman Read Marie Kondo’s Book. Now Her Shelves Spark Joy.
       
What book should nobody read until the age of 40? As in, rereading “The Portrait of a Lady” at 40, and finding that the most relatable character is suddenly Madame Merle. In college, I could barely get through “Swann’s Way,” or really any “literary” book about childhood. Now, after years of therapy, I can reread “Swann’s Way” and see specifically what the younger me couldn’t face about childhood. I do have two recommendations for new Russian books in translation: “In Memory of Memory,” by Maria Stepanova, and “Living Pictures” (forthcoming), by Polina Barskova.
Looking Back at the Pay Phone’s New York Heyday
       
Scanning old newspapers for stories about New York City pay phones will bring up accounts of orphaned infants, medical emergencies, acts of extortion, abandoned stolen zoo animals, wallets lost and wallets found. As these anachronistic pieces of public space are gradually dismantled, so, too, are the theaters they once provided for these spectacles. You can always count on New Yorkers, though, to find some pocket of space on the street for life’s dramas to play out.
The Strange, Still World of Cornelia Parker
       
Parker was born in 1956, the second of three girls in a Catholic family, and raised on a small farm in northern England. As a child, she was told very little about what was happening to her mother, who had schizophrenia and was hospitalized, Parker recalled in an interview at her airy London home. Her father was a violent man, she said, and her childhood was “quite tough.” No surprise, then, that Parker’s work is so attentive to random acts of aggression and hidden stories. She cited, for instance, an installation called “The Maybe” that Parker made with the actress Tilda Swinton at the Serpentine Gallery in London, in 1995. In that work, Swinton spent a week sleeping in a glass vitrine for eight hours a day.
Rockaway Beach Is Partially Closed. That’s Not Stopping These Beachgoers
       
When Barbara Lyn and a friend arrived at Rockaway Beach on Sunday morning, they found the perfect spot on the sand, near Beach 96th Street. But as Ms. Lyn waded into the surf, a city parks employee blew a whistle and shooed her out of the water. Ms. Lyn, 44, was not surprised. “To be honest, we wanted a good spot,” she said, confessing that she had known the area was technically closed to the public for swimming. “This is our rebellion.”The two friends were among those who were undeterred by the construction-related closures along Rockaway Beach, in Queens, and who still flocked to one of the city’s most popular summertime destinations to sunbathe and dine over the holiday weekend.
Tommy John miraculously fighting way back from near-death scare: ‘Lucky to be alive’
       
Following Tommy John surgery, he won 164 games to finish with 288. “I don’t know how I got him in the house, but I did,” Cheryl told The Post. It just shows you what a great surgeon Frank Jobe was.”Tommy John Getty ImagesHe is proud that he stands today as the namesake of Tommy John surgery — or Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction. Nine holes of golf.”Never bet against Tommy John. “Tommy John surgery was much, much, much easier because it was strictly orthopedic,” he says.
At Buffalo Thunder ride, reflection on Black history and service
       
The thread of covid-19 shut down the parade in 2020 and 2021, disrupting the event’s nearly two-decade history. Today’s racial divisions come well over a century after the Buffalo Soldiers faced discrimination within the military and deadly violence at the hand of civilians. Advertisement“These people served the country, and as Black men, they had so many struggles,” said Bobbie Coles, of Silver Spring, Md. “They were the last ones that got benefits and recognition.”At Sunday’s ride, organizers emphasized the Buffalo Soldiers’ spirit of service. It was, he said, meant to recreate the spirit of service of the Buffalo Soldiers — 19 of whom were awarded Medals of Honor.
Pennsylvania man who sought treatment for jaw pain kills chiropractor by striking him in the jaw
       
A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to criminal homicide and other charges on Friday for murdering a chiropractor in November 2020. Joseph O'Boyle, 23, will be sentenced in the coming months for criminal homicide, criminal trespassing, and possession of an instrument of crime. O'Boyle had been a patient of Sowa's two months earlier and blamed the chiropractor for worsening his jaw pain, according to his relatives. While Sowa was on the ground, O'Boyle then struck his jaw area with a blunt object multiple times. Following the murder, O'Boyle's father confronted him about Sowa's death and the 23-year-old "became agitated and began rubbing his jaw," according to the district attorney.
Abortion-Communion controversy: Pope Francis elevates bishop who defended serving pro-choice politicians
       
In naming McElroy, Francis passed over Cordileone, who holds a higher rank. McElroy, one of 21 new cardinals Pope Francis announced Sunday, will be installed Aug. 27 at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the diocese of San Diego announced. The San Francisco archbishop had previously written to Pelosi, "You are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion." Despite Cordileone's clear declaration, Pelosi received Holy Communion at the 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Trinity in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., last Sunday. The editorial board blasted the archbishop for "punishing" Pelosi, instead of "right-wing politicians" who "[vote] against health care or funding for the poor."
Nigeria CDC has confirmed 21 monkeypox cases this year
       
Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regnery/CDC/Handout via REUTERS/ File PhotoABUJA, May 29 (Reuters) - Nigeria has confirmed 21 cases of monkeypox since the start of the year with one death reported, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said late on Sunday. Monkeypox, a usually mild viral infection, is endemic in the African countries of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria. But it has caused global alarm after more than 200 suspected and confirmed cases of the virus were detected in at least 19 countries since early May, mostly in Europe. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterThe NCDC said out of 61 suspected cases of monkeypox reported since January, 21 had been confirmed with one death, that of a 40-year-old man. "Among the 21 cases reported in 2022 so far, there has been no evidence of any new or unusual transmission of the virus, nor changes in its clinical manifestation documented (including symptoms, profile and virulence)," NCDC said.
Zero-COVID, big money: China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction
       
Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterChina aims to have COVID testing facilities within 15-minutes' walk of everyone in its big cities and continues to impose mass testing at the slightest sign of an outbreak. The government is footing the bill for the vast majority of this, either by buying test kits or paying companies to do tests. First-quarter profit more than doubled for Hangzhou-based Dian Diagnostics Group Co Ltd (300244.SZ), one of China's biggest medical test makers. Its revenue jumped more than 60% to $690 million, just less than half of which was for its COVID testing services, almost entirely paid for by the government. The urgent need for hundreds of new hospitals, to take the strain off China's already-stretched medical infrastructure, has created a boom for some construction companies.
Zero-COVID, big money: China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction
       
China aims to have COVID testing facilities within 15-minutes' walk of everyone in its big cities and continues to impose mass testing at the slightest sign of an outbreak. The government is footing the bill for the vast majority of this, either by buying test kits or paying companies to do tests. First-quarter profit more than doubled for Hangzhou-based Dian Diagnostics Group Co Ltd, one of China's biggest medical test makers. Its revenue jumped more than 60% to $690 million, just less than half of which was for its COVID testing services, almost entirely paid for by the government. The urgent need for hundreds of new hospitals, to take the strain off China's already-stretched medical infrastructure, has created a boom for some construction companies.
AGL: Board Continues to Believe Demerger Is Best Way Forward
       
By Stuart CondieSYDNEY--AGL Energy Ltd. scrapped the demerger its power generation and retail units into separate businesses following opposition from investors including billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes. The Australian power company on Monday announced a strategic review by a refreshed board. Chairman Peter Botten and Chief Executive Graeme Hunt will both step down when AGL finds replacements, while two other board members will also leave.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,000 flights were canceled as of Saturday afternoon, May 28, according to flight tracking website FlightAware, after 2,300 cancellations on Friday. Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,000 flights were canceled as of Saturday afternoon, May 28, according to flight tracking website FlightAware, after 2,300 cancellations on Friday. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Jury delivers guilty verdict in Markel murder case
       
Reuters VideosSTORY: A video taken after the incident showed people lying dead on the ground and women were heard screaming in the background.Hundreds of people who had turned up to receive food at the church early on Saturday broke through a gate, causing the crush, Grace Iringe-Koko, police spokesperson for Rivers state said. "People were there earlier and some got impatient and started rushing, which led to stampeding. The police are on the ground monitoring the situation while the investigation is ongoing," said Iringe-Koko.
Colombians choose a new president amid general discontent
       
Voters in the South American country went to the polls amid a polarized environment and growing discontent over increasing inequality and inflation. BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The early vote count in Sunday’s six-way presidential election in Colombia pointed toward a runoff in June, with leftist former rebel Gustavo Petro leading in a ballot held amid growing discontent over increasing inequality and inflation. Chile, Peru and Honduras elected leftist presidents in 2021, and in Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is leading the polls for this year’s presidential election. Immigration authorities in Colombia said an agreement calls for allowing Colombians registered to vote at border consulates to enter their homeland. It is Petro’s third attempt to be the South America’s country president.
Crews rescue two climbers in Rocky Mountain National Park, look for a third
       
Two climbers were injured, one seriously, and a third was missing after a rock fall and avalanche on Mount Meeker in Rocky Mountain National Park Sunday. Teams from the park, the Colorado National Guard, Flight for Life and other organizations were helping with the search and rescue. A woman suffered minor injuries and was still on the mountain, park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said in a statement. A Colorado National Guard helicopter from Buckley Air Force Base lifted the man from the mountain with a hoist operation, using a winch-operated cable. The site was reported to be near the Dreamweaver Couloir on Mount Meeker, which is 13,916 in elevation.
What to do if you find baby wildlife
       
Wildlife rehabilitators and animal rescuers across Long Island said they are busier than ever tending to orphaned, injured and displaced young critters during this spring baby season. It's baby season and wildlife rehabilitators like Bobby and Cathy Horvath of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation have their hands full with young animals that have been orphaned or displaced from their mothers. Credit: Wildlife in Need of Rescue and RehabilitationIn many cases, experts say, enjoy the wildlife from a distance but don’t get involved unless it is showing clear signs of being injured or in distress. “If it has a majority of feathers on its body and is upright and mobile, it should be left alone,” said Horvath, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has a list of licensed wildlife rehabilitators on its website.
Fatal shooting in Lynn late Saturday, no arrests
       
A man was killed during a shooting in Lynn late on Saturday, according to police. “At approximately 11:00 p.m. last evening, Lynn Police responded to 655 Western Avenue for reports of shots fired,” a spokesperson for the Essex District Attorney’s office said in a release. Responding officers found a man’s body lying in the parking lot behind that building. “They located a 32-year old Lynn man deceased from an apparent gunshot wound,” the spokesperson said. The DA’s office is joined in its investigation by Lynn Police and Essex State Police Detective Unit.
Winging it: Food truck launches a store front location
       
Realizing that their nascent food truck would most likely be parked outside of breweries, Muller and Leal turned to a favorite snack of bar hoppers — wings. Soon, the food truck was met with more demand than they could keep up with and regularly sold out when it opened up shop. The demand was also enough to keep the less-than-a-year-old food truck afloat when the coronavirus pandemic hit. “People were just calling us left and right and we would deliver all over Albuquerque … wherever we (could) find people that actually wanted food,” Leal said. The two decided on opening a food truck after Leal’s father died in an accident and left her some money.
5 summer-ready recipes to try this week
       
With sausage, halloumi, pita bread, veggies, and more, this spread isn’t just a combination of my favorite grilled foods — it’s a strategic assortment of flavors and textures that guarantees every bite is delicious.
Memorial Day weather forecast for Massachusetts: 'A very toasty' unofficial start of summer
       
Anyone heading to Memorial Day parades, cookouts or parties should get ready to hydrate, lather on the sunscreen and find some shade. “It will be a very toasty start to summer, at least unofficially,” said Rodney Chai, meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Boston office. Following Memorial Day, a strong backdoor cold front from the east should bring much cooler temps to Boston. But then the temps in central Massachusetts and across the interior will also plummet as the cold front pushes west. “Nothing severe, but typical summer weather.”
Bears were tortured in cages. Now rescued, they climb trees and eat lasagna.
       
In mid-March, Craig’s nonprofit organization rescued the shaggy bears — nicknamed “moon bears” for the yellow crescent-shaped markings on their chests. © Korean Animal Welfare Association Bears that were rescued by the Wild Animal Sanctuary spent their lives in cages on a South Korean farm. © Courtesy of The Wild Animal Sanctuary Twenty-two moon bears rescued by the Wild Animal Sanctuary spent about six weeks in temporary enclosures until they became more acclimated to their new surroundings in southeastern Colorado. Now they’re climbing trees.”© Wild Animal Sanctuary A moon bear enjoys its first-ever apple at a wildlife refuge in southeastern Colorado. © Wild Animal Sanctuary A rescued moon bear samples vegetables for the first time in March 2022.
Sights and sounds from Day 3 of Forecastle Festival
       
Sights and sounds from Day 3 of Forecastle FestivalThe Forecastle Music Festival is winding up. Catch some flavor from the event.
On its 100th birthday, the Lincoln Memorial still beckons a nation divided
       
(Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)© Salwan Georges/The Washington Post The statue of Abraham Lincoln receives a dusting from a National Park Service employee early on the morning of May 18. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)© Salwan Georges/The Washington Post The Lincoln Memorial, as seen from the top of the Washington Monument. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)© Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post A bride stops by the Lincoln Memorial for some wedding photographs. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)© Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post Visitors take photos and pose for selfies at the Lincoln Memorial on the evening of May 18. They would rather be explaining the historical minutiae of Ford’s Theatre or the World War II Memorial than deterring would-be Lincoln Memorial alpinists.
Monkeypox presents moderate risk to global public health, WHO says
       
(Reuters) -The World Health Organization said on Sunday that monkey pox constitutes a "moderate risk" to overall public health at global level after cases were reported in countries where the disease is not typically found. "The public health risk could become high if this virus exploits the opportunity to establish itself as a human pathogen and spreads to groups at higher risk of severe disease such as young children and immunosuppressed persons," WHO said. The agency added that it expects more cases to be reported as surveillance in endemic and non-endemic countries expands. Monkeypox is an infectious disease that is usually mild, and is endemic in parts of west and central Africa. See EXPLAINER:Most of the cases reported so far have been detected in the UK, Spain and Portugal.
Urgent warning over strawberries from Walmart & Trader Joe’s after Hepatitis A outbreak leaves 12 people hospitalized
       
The multistate outbreak impacts HEB and FreshKampo brand strawberries. But officials say if you bought HEB or FreshKampo strawberries between those dates and froze them, you should dispose of them immediately. There is no suggestion that strawberries bought outside those dates are affected, and fruit bought today would be safe to eat. So far, Hepatitis A cases linked to the strawberries have been recorded in three states: California, Minnesota and North Dakota, officials say. Public health agencies in Canada are also investigating the outbreak, although no cases have been confirmed in Canada.
Israeli nationalists march through Jerusalem's Old City
       
Thousands of flag-waving Israelis on Sunday marched through Jerusalem's Old City during a nationalist procession that regularly stokes Palestinian anger, a year after Jerusalem tensions exploded into war. About 70,000 Jewish Israelis paraded through the streets, police said, for an annual "flag march" marking Israel's 1967 capture of east Jerusalem. "This is our country, and that's it," 18-year-old Jewish Israeli Ofer Amar told AFP at Damascus Gate. Story continuesMost of the international community does not recognise Israeli control over east Jerusalem, which Palestinians see as the capital of a future state. Earlier, Jewish nationalists chanting pro-Israel slogans had visited Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa compound, located on Old City land that Jews revere as the Temple Mount.
1st of 2022, Hurricane Agatha heads for Mexico tourist towns
       
This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Agatha, center, off the Pacific coast of Mexico on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 11:20 a.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Agatha, center, off the Pacific coast of Mexico on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 11:20 a.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first hurricane of the season formed off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Sunday and rapidly gained power ahead of an expected strike along a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned of dangerous costal flooding as well as large and destructive waves near where Agatha makes landfall. Because the storm’s current path would carry it over the narrow waist of Mexico’s isthmus, the hurricane center said there was a chance the storm’s remnants could reemerge over the Gulf of Mexico.
UK opens door to world’s top graduates in post-Brexit immigration push
       
Graduates from the world’s top universities, including Harvard and Yale, will be eligible for visas to work in Britain under a new post-Brexit immigration drive to “put ability and talent first”. On Monday, the Government will launch its “high potential individual” route to attract the “brightest and best” graduates from the world’s most prestigious overseas universities to come and work in the UK at the beginning of their careers. The graduates can then switch to other long-term employment visas. It is part of the Government’s new post-Brexit points-based immigration regime designed to attract skilled and talented workers from throughout the world after ending the freedom of movement for EU nationals. Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, said that the “exciting” new route was part of the Government’s ambition to “put ability and talent first, not where someone comes from”.
Windsor Castle to create ‘world’s longest dinner table’ for Platinum Jubilee lunch
       
Windsor Castle will attempt to break the record for the world's longest lunch, as the Long Walk is turned into the "Long Table" for next weekend's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Around 3,000 Berkshire residents will sit down alongside the Earl and Countess of Wessex on Sunday, June 5 to dine on the Long Walk. There will be 488 tables positioned along the 2.6 mile route, linking the royal residence to the Copper Horse statue in Windsor Great Park. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will also celebrate with the residents of Albert Square in an EastEnders special. They will be seen attending a Big Lunch in Thursday's episode of the BBC soap opera.
Foxtons replaces CEO amid rising pressure from activist investors - Sky News
       
– London-based real estate agent Foxtons Group has decided to appoint rival Chestertons’ CEO Guy Gittins as its new CEO, Sky News reported on Sunday. Gittins will take over from Nic Budden in the face of rising pressure from activist shareholders to sell the company, the newspaper reported https://news.sky.com/story/foxtons-gazumps-london-rival-chestertons-with-raid-on-ceo-gittins-12623917. Chestertons’ appointment is the second big move in the company’s top-level management this year after CFO Chris Hough succeeded Richard Harris in April. He had been at the company for about a decade, including fours years as CEO. Foxtons and Chestertons did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment outside of business hours.
Half-term holiday chaos continues as airport customers reveal SEVEN-hour delays and grounded flights
       
Holidaymakers waiting at the Manchester airport were left hungry, with children 'screaming and crying' as their flights faced delays. We expected it to be bad at Manchester Airport but everyone is in shock at how bad it actually is. Bristol airport was compared to a 'zoo', with its crowded terminal the site of yet more chaos and confusion. Bristol airport was compared to a 'zoo', with its crowded terminal the site of yet more chaos and confusion. Luca Goddard added: 'I've have been sat on an aeroplane here at Bristol Airport for three hours and it hasn't moved.
Queen is set to meet Harry and Meghan's daughter Lilibet for the first time
       
AdvertisementThe Queen will meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter Lilibet for the first time at the soon-to-be one-year-old's birthday party during Jubilee celebrations. Baby Lilibet, was born in California unlike her brother Archie, three, who was born at London's Portland Hospital, a Royal favourite. The Queen will meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter Lilibet, pictured right, for the first time at the soon-to-be one-year-old's birthday party during Jubilee celebrations next weekend. Anne, Princess Royal will be standing in for Her Majesty and representing the royal family on her behalf. But the Brooksbanks have now packed up and moved out for Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and their two children, Archie and Lilibet, according to the Sunday Times.
Amid Shanghai lockdown and economic woes, how can Hong Kong best help China?
       
A resident looks out through a gap in the barrier in front of a residential area during lockdown in Shanghai on May 25. Photo: Reuters
73-year-old Calgary man runs half marathon to help in the long journey of caring for wife with dementia - Calgary
       
The 73-year-old Calgary man runs around 10 kilometres, six days a week. Another part of his routine is now taking care of his wife Nancy, who was diagnosed with dementia several years ago. Story continues below advertisementRead more: Firefighter hoping to set new record at Calgary Marathon running in full gearOn Sunday, Frank completed his 11th half marathon in Calgary, the Centaur Subaru Half Marathon. The executive director of the event said you don’t have to be a marathon runner to get the benefits of running. “I’m going to keep doing what I can do as long as I can keep doing it,” Saulnier said.
The mystery of China’s sudden warnings about US hackers
       
And as China’s alleged hacking has grown more brazen, individual Chinese hackers face indictments. Since the start of 2022, China’s Foreign Ministry and the country’s cybersecurity firms have increasingly been calling out alleged US cyberespionage. On February 23, Chinese security company Pangu Lab published allegations that the US National Security Agency’s elite Equation Group hackers used a backdoor, dubbed Bvp47, to monitor 45 countries. A week later, Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360 alleged that US hackers had been attacking Chinese companies and organizations. AdvertisementThe reports are accompanied with a flurry of statements—often in response to questions from the media—by China’s Foreign Ministry spokespeople.
1 dead, 7 injured during shooting at Memorial Day festival in Oklahoma
       
Two juveniles were among the injured, authorities said. One person was killed and another seven were injured after a shooting broke out during a Memorial Day festival in Oklahoma. About 1,500 people were in attendance at the festival at the Old City Square in Taft, Oklahoma, about 45 miles southeast of Tulsa, when the shooting took place early Sunday, according to a statement from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The other seven injured range in age from 9 to 56 and sustained non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Officials are asking anyone who may have a tip to contact the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Mona Lisa gets caked by man disguised as old woman at the Louvre
       
According to witness testimony, the perpetrator was a man in a wheelchair who wore a wig. Those in charge of the museum's security rushed to eject the man from the room, while the rest of those present continued to photograph the situation nonstop. As seen in some of the videos shared on social media, Louvre security workers rushed to remove the attacker from the building and clean the glass. A man threw sulfuric acid at it in the 1950s, which had an effect on the painting, and a Bolivian student hit it with a stone. The work was stolen over a century ago, in 1911, and went missing for nearly three years.
Palestine live news: Chaos as Israelis rally in East Jerusalem
       
Thousands of far-right Israelis have stormed Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem to mark the so-called flag march in the old city. Dozens of Palestinians have been injured in the occupied West Bank amid confrontations between Palestinians and armed Israeli soldiers, medics say. 3 hours ago (19:55 GMT)Attacks in Burin, occupied West Bank: reportIsraeli settlers have attacked the village of Burin, south of Nablus in occupied West Bank, local sources told WAFA news agency. 3 hours ago (19:42 GMT)In Pictures: Tensions high as far-right Israelis march in East JerusalemClick here to see more pictures. “One large group chanted ‘Death to Arabs’, and ‘Let your village burn down’ before descending into the Old City,” Khan reporting from Old Jerusalem said.
Germany returns stolen colonial treasures to Namibia as reparations continue
       
A German museum has agreed to return a collection of Namibian antiquities on an indefinite loan. The decision is part of reparations for a period of colonial rule during which Germany committed a genocide against the Namibian people. In 2021, Germany and Namibia signed an agreement which formally acknowledged Germany’s role in the genocide. Reconciliation effortsThe Berlin Ethnological Museum’s decision to return the Namibian treasures is part of a push to reconcile with the former colony. This is a step in the process of re-evaluating “the long and complex history between Namibia and Germany,” said Esther Moombolah, director of the National Museum of Namibia.
1-year-old child shot, killed in downtown Pittsburgh
       
1-year-old child shot, killed in downtown PittsburghPITTSBURGH — A 1-year-old child was shot and killed by PPG Place on Sunday afternoon, officers on scene confirmed to Channel 11. Allegheny County 911 confirmed police and EMS responded to the 100 block of 4th Avenue. According to a release from Pittsburgh Police, the shooting happened at around 2:44 p.m.Police confirm someone shot and killed a 1-year-old in a drive-by shooting. “I don’t think you can ever say it can be worse when a baby gets killed, or anyone for that matter,” said Cristyn Zett, Commander of Pittsburgh Police in Zone 6. There is no word on any potential suspects or what kind of car they were driving at this time.
Free COVID-19 Tests: Where to Order and Get Free At-Home Coronavirus Tests
       
Those who have already redeemed the offer for free testing kits delivered to a single address may seek additional free at-home test kits at certain federal testing centers. Now, you can order 8 more free at-home #COVID19 tests and have them delivered to your mailbox! How to order free at-home COVID-19 tests:Simply visit COVIDTests.gov and select "Order Free At-Home Tests" on the site's homepage. How to get free COVID-19 tests through Medicare or Medicaid:While it's true that some test providers have blocked uninsured individuals from receiving free COVID-19 testing, even those who may only have access to Medicare or Medicaid can find additional free at-home COVID-19 tests. Medicare today announced enrollees can now obtain up to eight free at-home COVID-19 tests per month at participating pharmacies.
Paul Pelosi, husband of Nancy Pelosi, arrested on suspicion of DUI in Bay Area
       
SAMUEL CORUM/AFP Via Getty Images Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was booked into a Bay Area jail over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence. Napa County booking records show Paul Pelosi, 82, was apprehended by police at 11:44 p.m. on Saturday and charged with two misdemeanors related to operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Bail was set at $5,000 and appears to have been posted, because in-custody records no longer list Pelosi. Paul Pelosi was born in San Francisco and married Nancy in 1963. Nancy Pelosi was in Rhode Island on Sunday to deliver a commencement speech at Brown University.
President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden Visit Texas to Honor Victims of the Uvalde Shooting
       
Today, President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden visited the town of Uvalde in Texas to pay their respects to the 19 children and two adults killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. The Bidens arrived on Air Force One to an airfield in San Antonio, where they greeted Texas governor Greg Abbott on the tarmac in a meeting that has already drawn opprobrium online. After the presidential convoy made its journey to Uvalde, Abbott was greeted with a chorus of boos. The first port of call for the presidential couple, however, was a makeshift memorial outside of the school, near the site visited by Meghan Markle earlier this week. The Bidens placed a bouquet in front of the memorial before pausing at a series of photos of the victims and embracing the school’s principal, Mandy Gutierrez.
14 touching photos of the Queen being greeted with a kiss from the royals
       
14 touching photos of the Queen being greeted with a kiss from the royals So sweet! Kate greeted the Queen, who is patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, with a kiss on both cheeks as well as a curtsy. The Queen and the Duchess of CornwallDaughter-in-law Camilla greets the monarch at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May 2015. MORE: 9 photos that show the Queen's sweet bond with grandson Prince HarryThe Queen and Prince PhilipThe Queen and her husband Prince Philip rarely engaged in public displays of affection. The Queen and Prince WilliamHer Majesty received a kiss from her grandson Prince William in July 2004, after William competed in a polo match.
Incredible tribute to the Queen and Prince Philip's love during Platinum Jubilee celebrations revealed
       
Ed Sheeran will pay incredible tribute to the Queen and Prince Philip's love for Platinum Jubilee The musician is making a heartfelt gestureIn a moving tribute to the Queen and her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, Ed Sheeran will dedicate a performance to the couple at the upcoming Jubilee Pageant, it was revealed on Sunday. READ: The Queen to miss Epsom Derby during Platinum Jubilee celebrations - reportThe singer-songwriter will sing the love song as footage of the Queen and Philip, who died last year at the age of 99, is broadcast on giant screens. The couple were married for 73 years and Her Majesty and members of the royal family attended a service of thanksgiving in honour of Prince Philip's life in March. MORE: Royal family forced to delete Platinum Jubilee tweet about the Queen after major errorSEE: The Queen and Prince Philip's incredible love story in 20 touching photosThe pair first met in 1939 at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth where Prince Philip was studying. Sign up to our special Queen’s Platinum Jubilee newsletter to get latest news, photos and videos related to Her Majesty's special milestone.
‘Alaskan Bush People’: Bear's Wife Raiven Pregnant With Baby No. 2
       
Alaskan Bush People star Solomon “Bear” Brown announced his wife, Raiven Brown (née Adams), is pregnant and expecting baby No. The couple’s announcement comes just hours after TMZ reported that Bear’s domestic violence assault charge could be dismissed if he meets several conditions. According to court documents obtained by In Touch, Bear entered a not guilty plea and asked for a jury trial. Following his release, a domestic violence no-contact order was put in place for one year in order to protect Raiven from her husband. In the paperwork obtained by In Touch, she identified herself as the protected person in the no-contact order against Bear.
TikTok: How to Stop Seeing Personalized Ads
       
Did you know that TikTok allows you to control whether or not the ads you see are personalized to you based on your activity? If you turn the personalized ads feature off, you’ll still see ads on TikTok, but they won’t be personalized to you based on your activity.
See President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visit grief-stricken Uvalde community Sunday
       
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited the grief-stricken community in Uvalde, Texas, Sunday morning to pay their respects to the 19 children and two teachers who died Tuesday in a massacre at Robb Elementary School. Survivors, families of the victims and first responders will also be paid a visit by the nation’s comforter-in-chief. Biden went to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde to attend a church service. Jill Biden wept while she touched each photo and the president also touched some of the photos. REMEMBERING THEIR FACES:Uvalde school photographers' pictures bring children and tragedy into full focusTIMELINE:How Texas elementary school shooting, deadliest since Sandy Hook, unfolded
Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul Pelosi arrested, charged with DUI in California
       
WASHINGTON - Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was arrested Saturday in Napa, California, for allegedly driving under the influence, according to county records. A booking report shows Paul Pelosi, 82, was arrested at 11:44 p.m. PT Saturday, booked at 4 a.m. Sunday and charged with misdemeanors for allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher. Nancy Pelosi was not in California at the time of her husband's arrest. She was in Providence, Rhode Island, where she received an honorary degree from Brown University and delivered the commencement address to the graduating class. "The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast," Drew Hammill, spokesperson for the House speaker,told USA TODAY.
The dead we honor: Shakespeare’s apt words for Memorial Day
       
Memorial Day inspires mixed emotions: pride in the valor of those who gave their lives in the cause of freedom; sorrow that such self-sacrifice should have been necessary. Pride in past valor may be best expressed in the St. Crispin’s Day speech from “Henry V” (Act IV, Scene iii), delivered by the young king on the eve of the Battle of Agincourt. I would not lose so great an honourAs one man more, methinks, would share from meFor the best hope I have. This day is call’d the feast of Crispian:He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named,And rouse him at the name of Crispian. The English at Agincourt lost about 700 men; the French dead totaled at least 8,000, including seven princes of the blood and the flower of French chivalry.
Texas shooter Salvador Ramos’ grandma ‘may never be able to talk again’: kin
       
The Texas school shooter’s grandmother, who he shot in the face before killing 19 kids and two teachers, may never be able to talk again, a relative told The Post on Sunday. But she may never be able to talk again,” added Ybarra, 45. She was the first victim of Salvador Ramos on Tuesday, before he opened fire on innocent children and teachers inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The grandma has had several surgeries already for her wounds, including one Sunday, and will have numerous more, Ybarra said. Ramos had been staying with his grandparents the past two or three months before he went on his deadly shooting spree.
Hurricane Agatha heads for Mexico tourist towns
       
Hurricane Agatha could make landfall at close to major hurricane force Monday in the area near Puerto Escondido and Puerto Angel in the southern state of Oaxaca — a region that includes the laid-back tourist resorts of Huatulco, Mazunte and Zipolite. Men board up windows as they prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Agatha. A ship of the Secretary of the Navy patrols near Puerto Madero beach. The US National Hurricane Center warned of dangerous costal flooding as well as large and destructive waves near where Agatha makes landfall and destructive waves. Because the storm’s current path would carry it over the narrow waist of Mexico’s isthmus, the hurricane center said there was a chance the storm’s remnants could reemerge over the Gulf of Mexico.
Paul Pelosi, husband of House speaker, arrested on DUI charge
       
Placeholder while article actions loadPaul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was arrested Saturday night on a charge of driving under the influence. Napa County records show Paul Pelosi, 82, was arrested at 11:44 p.m. Saturday and booked about 4 a.m. Sunday on one count of driving under the influence and one count of driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher. The Napa County Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A representative for Nancy Pelosi’s office said the speaker was not in California during the incident. On Sunday, Nancy Pelosi received an honorary degree from Brown University and delivered the commencement address to the school’s graduating class of 2022.
Straphanger threatened by knife-wielding maniac was former top NYPD official
       
The straphanger menaced by a knife-wielding man hissing, “I’ll take your head off your f–king neck!” was a former top NYPD official, according to ex-Big Apple Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. On Wednesday, police released surveillance video of the knife-wielding man who had allegedly threatened the former assistant deputy NYPD commissioner. A former assistant deputy NYPD commissioner was the commuter threatened on a subway by a knife-wielding man (pictured), according to ex-Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. The suspect Aaron Ramos allegedly said he was going to “take your head off your f–king neck” to the former NYPD official. “He’s not being helped by the legislature in Albany, by the City Council or these district attorneys,” Bratton said.
How A “Reformed Racist” Is Trying To Make Good
       
Just days ago, the world was shocked by the gruesome massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 children and two teachers dead. Shortly after the Buffalo shooting, FOX News Rundown host Jessica Rosenthal spoke with Scott Shepard, a former member of the Klu Klux Klan who now calls himself a reformed racist. Shepard discussed how hate groups recruit people, and why he believes hate crimes are still so persistent in the U.S.. Due to time limitations, we could not include all of the conversation in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear the entire discussion with Scott Shepard and hear even more about his past, his regrets, and how he finally reformed himself and found ways to help others.
Uvalde schools have a safety plan. The shooting showed its limits.
       
School security experts say it’s important to have multilayered approaches to preventing school shooting deaths because no single approach is foolproof. A school spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment on the school’s security plan. A man with an AR-15-style rifle shot through doors and unsuccessfully attempted to open several classroom doors. And in some schools, classroom doors don’t have locks, or need to be left open to cool down rooms that don’t have air conditioning. According to federal data, about 40 percent of schools did not have locks on classroom doors in the 2019-2020 school year.
Rumors of gunfire cause panic after New York boxing match
       
People escape from the tribunes after a false shooting alert inside Barclays Center in New York, U.S., May 28, 2022 in this screen grab obtained from a social media video. Ryan Songalia/via REUTERSMay 29 (Reuters) - As the nation reels from two major mass shootings this month, a stampede broke out early Sunday in New York as rumors spread of gunfire just after a boxing match ended, injuring almost a dozen people, police said. "People heard loud noises and thought it was gunfire," a New York City police spokesman said. A representative for the Barclays Center was not immediately available for comment. Its official website just featured clips from the match, including a lefthanded knock-out punch to Romero from Davis.
Monkeypox presents moderate risk to public health, WHO says
       
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoMay 29 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Sunday that monkey pox constitutes a "moderate risk" to overall public health at global level after cases were reported in countries where the disease is not typically found. "The public health risk could become high if this virus exploits the opportunity to establish itself as a human pathogen and spreads to groups at higher risk of severe disease such as young children and immunosuppressed persons," WHO said. The agency added that it expects more cases to be reported as surveillance in endemic and non-endemic countries expands. Monkeypox is an infectious disease that is usually mild, and is endemic in parts of west and central Africa. See EXPLAINER: read moreMost of the cases reported so far have been detected in the UK, Spain and Portugal.
GoFundMe effort in honor of Uvalde couple raises more than $2.6 million in four days
       
A GoFundMe campaign started in honor of Irma Garcia, one of the two teachers killed in the Texas school shooting, and her husband, Joe, who died Thursday, has raised more than $2.6 million in just four days. Irma was a fourth grade teacher who had been teaching at Robb Elementary in Uvalde for 23 years, according to her school biography. Just two days after the shooting, Irma's husband, Joe, collapsed and died at home after he took flowers to a memorial in Irma's memory. The late couple, who were high school sweethearts, have four children, according to Irma’s school biography. "Comfort and peace will come in time as memories of your wonderful parents replace the grief and pain," another wrote.
Pelosi’s husband arrested on suspicion of DUI in California
       
NAPA, Calif. — Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, police records showed Sunday. Paul Pelosi was taken into custody late Saturday in Napa County north of San Francisco, according to a sheriff’s office online booking report. He could face charges including driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, the report said.
Pelosi’s husband arrested on suspicion of DUI in California
       
Pelosi’s husband arrested on suspicion of DUI in CaliforniaFILE - Paul Pelosi, right, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of California, follows his wife as she arrives for her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 17, 2022. Authorities say Paul Pelosi was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, late Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Napa County. Authorities say Paul Pelosi was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, late Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Napa County. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, police records showed Sunday. Paul Pelosi was taken into custody late Saturday in Napa County north of San Francisco, according to a sheriff’s office online booking report.
Nancy Pelosi's husband arrested on suspicion of DUI in California
       
NAPA, Calif. — Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, police records showed Sunday. Paul Pelosi was taken into custody late Saturday in Napa County north of San Francisco, according to a sheriff’s office online booking report.
Zero-COVID, big money: China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction
       
China aims to have COVID testing facilities within 15-minutes' walk of everyone in its big cities and continues to impose mass testing at the slightest sign of an outbreak. The government is footing the bill for the vast majority of this, either by buying test kits or paying companies to do tests. First-quarter profit more than doubled for Hangzhou-based Dian Diagnostics Group Co Ltd, one of China's biggest medical test makers. Its revenue jumped more than 60% to $690 million, just less than half of which was for its COVID testing services, almost entirely paid for by the government. The urgent need for hundreds of new hospitals, to take the strain off China's already-stretched medical infrastructure, has created a boom for some construction companies.
Germany to change constitution to enable $110 billion defense fund
       
BERLIN, May 29 (Reuters) - Germany has agreed to change its constitution to allow for a credit-based special defense fund of 100 billion euros ($107.35 billion) proposed after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the German finance ministry announced on Sunday. Germany's centre-right opposition and ruling coalition with centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) said they reached the required two-thirds majority to exempt the defense fund from a constitutional debt brake. According to sources familiar with the matter, the negotiations were led by FDP leader Christian Lindner, SPD's Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht, Greens leader Annalena Baerbock and the opposition's vice whip Mathias Middelberg. The money is to be used over several years to increase Germany's regular defense budget of around 50 billion euros and enable the country to meet the NATO target of spending 2% of its economic output on defense each year. ($1 = 0.9315 euros) (Reporting by Zuzanna Szymanska and Holger Hansen; Editing by Daniel Wallis)
UPDATE 1-Monkeypox presents moderate risk to global public health, WHO says
       
(Adds details from WHO)May 29 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Sunday that monkey pox constitutes a "moderate risk" to overall public health at global level after cases were reported in countries where the disease is not typically found. "The public health risk could become high if this virus exploits the opportunity to establish itself as a human pathogen and spreads to groups at higher risk of severe disease such as young children and immunosuppressed persons," WHO said. The agency added that it expects more cases to be reported as surveillance in endemic and non-endemic countries expands. See EXPLAINER:Most of the cases reported so far have been detected in the UK, Spain and Portugal. "The vast majority of reported cases so far have no established travel links to an endemic area and have presented through primary care or sexual health services," the U.N. agency said.
How San Diego secured its water supply, at a cost
       
Over the past three decades, San Diego County diversified its water supply, ramped up conservation and invested in big-ticket water infrastructure including the Western hemisphere’s largest desalination plant, which removes salt and impurities from ocean water. If they succeed, water in San Diego County could grow even more expensive. That experience and a tense, dysfunctional relationship — California water experts say — with water officials in Los Angeles spurred San Diego County's aggressive, decades-long pursuit of water self-sufficiency. We need to plan for our own reliability,” said Sandy Kerl, general manager of the San Diego County Water Authority. In 2012, San Diego County forged a deal to get 10% of its water supply from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant for the next 30 years.
Pelosi's husband arrested on suspicion of DUI in California
       
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI in Northern California, police records showed Sunday. Paul Pelosi was taken into custody late Saturday in Napa County north of San Francisco, according to a sheriff's office online booking report. He could face charges including driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, the report said. California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay said more information would be released later Sunday. Paul and Nancy Pelosi have been married since 1963.
Man drowns at Tempe Town Lake after attempting to evade police
       
The body of a man was recovered at Tempe Town Lake Saturday after he jumped into the lake while escaping from police, officials said. Tempe Police Department responded to reports of a verbal domestic confrontation at the Tempe Center for the Arts located at 700 W Rio Salado Parkway around 5 a.m.Police found a man and a woman whom they interviewed separately. Police said the man then started running and jumped over a fence and into Tempe Lake just east of the pedestrian bridge. Police got on a boat and units with Tempe Fire Medical and Rescue were dispatched, the police department said. Just before 11:30 a.m., the Tempe Fire Rescue Team pulled the body out of the water, near the Tempe City of the Arts.
First hurricane of 2022, Agatha, forms off Mexico’s Pacific coast
       
MEXICO CITY — The first hurricane of the season formed off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Sunday and rapidly gained power ahead of an expected strike along a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns. Hurricane Agatha could make landfall at close to major hurricane force Monday in the area near Puerto Escondido and Puerto Angel in the southern state of Oaxaca — a region that includes the laid-back tourist resorts of Huatulco, Mazunte and Zipolite. AdvertisementAround midday Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the recently formed hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and it was centered about 195 miles west-southwest of Puerto Angel. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned of dangerous costal flooding as well as large and destructive waves near where Agatha makes landfall and destructive waves. Because the storm’s current path would carry it over the narrow waist of Mexico’s isthmus, the hurricane center said there was a chance the storm’s remnants could reemerge over the Gulf of Mexico.
Ghost Army soldiers, whose main weapon was deception, remembered at Huntington ceremony
       
About 80 years later, members of the Ghost Army were remembered at a ceremony in Huntington Veterans Plaza Sunday, where veterans, officials and families honored three soldiers from Long Island who were a part of the unit. In the crowd or more than 100 people was Cynthia Sourbeck, whose father, Robert Petrucci, was one of the Ghost soldiers. “Families in [this] country are indebted to their service.”Earlier this year, President Joe Biden signed a bill that grants the Congressional Gold Medal to the Ghost Army members to recognize their service. At that time, Nick Leo, 99, of Brentwood, was one of the 10 known surviving members of the Ghost Army. “Anytime there's a conflict, he would always just say it's so stupid,” Mike Petrucci said.
West suburban man charged in alleged arson attack on ‘Walking Man’
       
A Melrose Park man will face attempted murder and felony arson charges in connection with the recent attack of a local figure known as the “Walking Man.”Joseph Guardia, 27, was charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated arson related to the May 25 attack on Joseph Kromelis, according to Chicago police. AdvertisementGuardia is expected to appear before a judge for a bail hearing on Monday. Police arrested Guardia Friday, two days after authorities released surveillance video stills of the attacker. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Guardia made a statement to detectives. Guardia was also wanted on two separate arrest warrants for burglary, according to court records.
Portland archbishop agrees Pelosi should be barred from Communion due to Roe v. Wade support
       
Portland’s Catholic Archbishop Alexander Sample on Friday came out in support of the San Francisco archbishop who barred U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving Communion because of Pelosi’s stance on abortion. Under Pelosi’s leadership, the House passed a bill that would enshrine the right to an abortion recognized in Roe v. Wade into federal law, although the legislation later stalled in the Senate. The U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to strike down some or all of the landmark abortion rights ruling this summer. “The church clearly teaches that abortion is a grave evil, and that public advocacy for — and support of — abortion is, objectively speaking, such a manifest grave sin,” Sample said. “That’s why what Archbishop Cordileone did was the right thing.”Sample promised that he would have “a lot more to say about abortion” soon, so people should stay tuned to his YouTube channel.
USS Oregon joins Navy fleet, first namesake submarine for state in a century
       
GROTON, Conn. — The USS Oregon officially joined the U.S. Navy fleet on Saturday, marking the first submarine named after the Beaver State in more than a century. Kate Brown speaks during the commissioning of the USS Oregon on Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Groton, Conn. Crew members line up along the USS Oregon during the submarine's commissioning ceremony Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Groton, Conn. (Daniel Passapera/The Day via AP)APThe Oregon is the second Block IV Virginia-class submarine to enter service. The Navy said the sub is designed to conduct anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, delivery of special operations forces, strike warfare, irregular warfare, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, and mine warfare.
After Texas shooting, schools in Connecticut and around US boost security
       
In the aftermath of the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, schools around the U.S. have brought in additional security staff and restricted visitors as they deal with a new rash of copycat threats. For some families and educators it all has added to uneasiness in the wake of the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He grew up in Colorado, not far from where two Columbine High School students shot and killed 12 classmates and a teacher in 1999. The El Paso Independent School District has already encountered some reported threats that turned out to be false. FILE - Flowers and candles are placed around crosses at a memorial outside Robb Elementary School to honor the victims killed in this week's school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Saturday, May 28, 2022.
First hurricane of 2022, Agatha, forms off Mexico’s Pacific coast
       
MEXICO CITY — The first hurricane of the season formed off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Sunday and rapidly gained power ahead of an expected strike along a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns. Hurricane Agatha could make landfall at close to major hurricane force Monday in the area near Puerto Escondido and Puerto Angel in the southern state of Oaxaca — a region that includes the laid-back tourist resorts of Huatulco, Mazunte and Zipolite. AdvertisementAround midday Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the recently formed hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and it was centered about 195 miles west-southwest of Puerto Angel. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned of dangerous costal flooding as well as large and destructive waves near where Agatha makes landfall and destructive waves. Because the storm’s current path would carry it over the narrow waist of Mexico’s isthmus, the hurricane center said there was a chance the storm’s remnants could reemerge over the Gulf of Mexico.
Amid Tucson housing shortage, Airbnbs fill up whole apartment buildings
       
Airbnb's business practices make it virtually impossible to measure the extent of such activity. In one Tucson neighborhood, two California-based operators are running 26 Airbnbs under a single roof, the Star found. "Airbnb arbitrage"Gomberg, a dual citizen of Russia and Israel, said he lives full time in Tel Aviv and runs a total of 20 Airbnbs in Tucson. If local housing is scarce "that's going to make it worse," he said. Big profits at stakeVacation rental listings "exploded" in Arizona between 2015 and 2021, from around 4,000 listings to nearly 28,000 — a 706% increase statewide, a recent Arizona State University study found.
1st of 2022, Hurricane Agatha heads for Mexico tourist towns
       
Associated PressMexico City — The first hurricane of the season formed off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Sunday and rapidly gained power ahead of an expected strike along a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns. Hurricane Agatha could make landfall at close to major hurricane force Monday in the area near Puerto Escondido and Puerto Angel in the southern state of Oaxaca — a region that includes the laid-back tourist resorts of Huatulco, Mazunte and Zipolite. Around midday Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the recently formed hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph) and it was centered about 195 miles (315 kilometers) west-southwest of Puerto Angel. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned of dangerous costal flooding as well as large and destructive waves near where Agatha makes landfall and destructive waves. Because the storm’s current path would carry it over the narrow waist of Mexico’s isthmus, the hurricane center said there was a chance the storm’s remnants could reemerge over the Gulf of Mexico.
3 more bodies found after Georgia boat crash; man charged
       
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Searchers recovered the bodies of three missing boaters Sunday after two vessels collided on a Georgia river, bringing the crash's death toll to five people. Two people were found dead shortly after the Saturday collision on the Wilmington River near Savannah, authorities said. The bodies of the three missing people were recovered Sunday morning, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Sgt. Mark Christopher Stegall, 45, has been charged with boating under the influence, Mark McKinnon of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources told WSAV-TV. The crash is the second involving a boat and serious injuries on the Wilmington River this month.
Officials: 2 die in light aircraft crash in Central Texas
       
GRANITE SHOALS, Texas (AP) — Two people died when a light aircraft crashed in Central Texas on Sunday, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration said two people were aboard the Airborne Windsports Edge 912 weight-shift control aircraft when it crashed in Granite Shoals, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Austin. The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that two people died in the crash. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The motorized aircraft, also known as a trike, has a wing similar to a hang-glider and a three-wheel tricycle-style undercarriage.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul arrested for DUI in California
       
NAPA, Calif. -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, has been arrested in Napa County, California on two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher, ABC News has confirmed.According to the Napa County Criminal Justice Network's website , Pelosi was arrested at 11:44 p.m. on Saturday, and booked at 4:13 a.m. Sunday. His bail was set at $5,000.Speaker Pelosi's office released the following statement:"The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast."
Switzerland's ingenious cooling caves
       
It was a crisp, clear summer's afternoon, and our boat was drifting on the sparkling blue waters of Lake Lugano in Switzerland's Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. As part of my half-day tour, we stopped at some grottos lining the shore of the glacial lake. Inside was a long wooden table covered with an old-fashioned chequered tablecloth and a wall-mounted wine rack loaded with bottles. This was one of Ticino's famed grottos, traditional storehouses fashioned out of the natural landscape. Mostly dating to the 17th Century, they were originally used as family cellars, preserving wine, salami, cheese, fruit and vegetables.
Is Japan happy? Exploring the nation’s evolving views of well-being
       
Yukiko Uchida, a professor of social and cultural psychology at Kyoto University, says the concept of happiness varies between countries and cultures. “When we measure happiness using this scale, Japan is basically on par with other countries,” Uchida says. Takashi Maeno, a professor at Keio University, says studies have shown that Japanese people in general tend to be very worrisome. According to the government’s economic census for business activity, more than 45,000 private businesses were registered in Fukui Prefecture as of 2019. Multigenerational households were replaced by nuclear families and, over the past few decades, by single-person households that now account for 38% of all households in Japan.
The 'sea gypsies' who live with whale sharks
       
It was 04.30 and still pitch black out, but the sea was calm and the waning crescent moon was full of promise. A flock of Papuan hornbills soared overhead, their sound mimicking that of a helicopter flying by. We were in Triton Bay in Indonesia's West Papua province to experience its incredible underwater landscape and photograph whale sharks. Triton Bay is one of very few places in the world where scuba diving with whale sharks is allowed, and the low visitor numbers and immense marine biodiversity make it one of the most unique and beautiful places to do it. We were staying at Triton Bay Divers, the first and only resort in Triton Bay: it caters to just 12 guests and organises dives with the giant sharks.
Prince William gives Mike Tindall a bear hug after they exchange some friendly banter
       
But this clearly was not the case as Prince William, 39, enjoyed a little tomfoolery with Mike Tindall, 43. The men were at Houghton International Horse Trials in Norfolk yesterday, to support Zara, who had been competing. The Tindalls’ one-year-old son Lucas was seen taking his first steps in public at the funfair, before being carried off by his eight-year-old sister Mia. Mike Tindall, who is married to the Queen's eldest granddaughter, paired a grey jacket with jeans and a cap for a casual look. The siblings took to the teacups with Lucas sat on Mia's lap as Mike let them spend time bonding playfully among themselves.
Death toll in Georgia motorboat crash rises to five as bodies of three people are pulled from river
       
The bodies of three more people were pulled from a river in coastal Georgia on Sunday, raising the death toll from a head-on motorboat collision to five. Two boats were traveling in opposite directions along the Wilmington River in Chatham County on Saturday morning when the vessels crashed into each other. Georgia and U.S. Coast Guard divers recovered the bodies of the three missing victims from the bottom of the river on Sunday near the coastal town of Savannah. The victims have been identified as Savannah resident Christopher Leffler, 51, his wife, Lori, 50, and their sons Zachary, 23, and Nathan, 17. Georgia DNR notes that the cause of the crash is currently unknown and the incident remains under investigation.
Revelers flock to Miami in 81F heat as thousands of bikers drive through DC for Memorial Day
       
Millions of Americans flocked to beaches and set up barbecues across the country in honor of Memorial Day, as COVID rules continue to relax and infection rates plunge. In DC, thousands of motorists once again gathered for the district's annual military memorial ride to remember military lives lost - a tradition that was thrown to the wayside in 2020 and 2021 amid Covid concerns. In cities such Miami, beach activity was rife over the weekend, with thousands once again gracing the city's scenic beaches. A life guard looks on as people visit Coney Island during Memorial Day weekend in New York City. We have every Miami Beach Police officer who is on our force working, that's 400 plus officers,' Miami Beach Police PIO Ernesto Rodriguez said.
Eugenie, her husband and their baby son leave their home for Harry and Meghan's Jubilee return
       
Princess Eugenie and her family have vacated Frogmore Cottage ahead of the arrival of Harry and Meghan for the Queen’s celebration, it was reported last night. Eugenie, her husband Jack Brooksbank and their one-year-old son August have lived at the property since November 2020. And Eugenie has made it her home, having recently redecorated the cottage to suit her own style. Frogmore was converted into one home in 2019 for Harry and Meghan, having previously been five separate properties for staff working on the Windsor Estate. Eugenie has also been pictured sitting on a cream sofa in front of a blue painted bookshelf in another room.
FDA investigating Hepatitis A outbreak linked to strawberries
       
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a Hepatitis A outbreak in the U.S. and Canada linked to strawberries sold at Walmart, Safeway, Trader Joe's and other major grocery stores. Driving the news: There have been 17 cases of Hepatitis A and 12 hospitalizations linked to the strawberries in the U.S., the FDA said. Fifteen of the cases came from California, while the other two came from Minnesota and North Dakota. The FDA, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Canadian health agencies, is investigating fresh organic strawberries from the brands FreshKampo and HEB that were purchased between March 5 and April 25. Background: Hepatitis A, a contagious virus that can cause liver disease, often comes from eating or drinking contaminated food or water, according to the FDA.
Sri Lanka PM invites protesting youth to join governance
       
People watch a telecast speech of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at a deserted bar in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, May 29, 2022. (AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena)People watch a telecast speech of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at a deserted bar in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, May 29, 2022. Sri Lanka’s prime minister said Sunday protesting youth groups will be invited to be part of governance under political reforms he proposes to resolve the country’s political crisis triggered by an economic collapse. (AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena)COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s prime minister said Sunday that protesting youth groups will be invited to be part of governance under political reforms he is proposing to solve the country’s political crisis triggered by an economic collapse. ADVERTISEMENTStudents have led nearly daily protests in capital Colombo and elsewhere as Sri Lanka tethers on the brink of bankruptcy.
Palestine live news: Chaos as Israelis rally in East Jerusalem
       
Thousands of far-right Israelis have stormed Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem to mark the so-called flag march in the old city. Dozens of Palestinians have been injured in the occupied West Bank amid confrontations between Palestinians and armed Israeli soldiers, medics say. 2 hours ago (19:55 GMT)Attacks in Burin, occupied West Bank: reportIsraeli settlers have attacked the village of Burin, south of Nablus in occupied West Bank, local sources told WAFA news agency. 2 hours ago (19:42 GMT)In Pictures: Tensions high as far-right Israelis march in East JerusalemClick here to see more pictures. “One large group chanted ‘Death to Arabs’, and ‘Let your village burn down’ before descending into the Old City,” Khan reporting from Old Jerusalem said.
Heavy rain kills 56 in northeast Brazil
       
(CNN) At least 56 people have died in Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco amid heavy rains over the weekend, according to the state's civil defense forces. An additional 56 people are missing and at least 25 are injured, Brazil's Minister of Regional Development Daniel Ferreira said on Sunday. More than 3,900 people have also lost their homes due to devastating downpours, Ferreira added. Some of the deaths were caused by landslides in the greater Recife area, said the Pernambuco civil defense, which has urged residents living in high risk areas to seek shelter elsewhere.
Israeli nationalists chant racist slogans in Jerusalem march
       
(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)Israelis wave national flags in front of Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City to mark Jerusalem Day, an Israeli holiday celebrating the capture of the Old City during the 1967 Mideast war. But Palestinians, who seek east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, see the march as a provocation. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)Israelis wave national flags in front of Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City to mark Jerusalem Day, an Israeli holiday celebrating the capture of the Old City during the 1967 Mideast war. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)Israelis wave national flags in front of Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City to mark Jerusalem Day, an Israeli holiday celebrating the capture of the Old City during the 1967 Mideast war. One large group chanted “Death to Arabs,” and “Let your village burn down” before descending into the Old City.
1-year-old child shot, killed in downtown Pittsburgh
       
Police on scene of shooting in downtown Pittsburgh Police on scene of shooting in downtown PittsburghPITTSBURGH — A 1-year-old child was shot and killed in PPG Place on Sunday afternoon, officers on scene confirmed to Channel 11. Allegheny County 911 confirmed police and EMS are on scene in the 100 block of 4th Avenue. According to a release from Pittsburgh Police, the shooting happened at around 2:44 p.m. Police confirm someone shot and killed a 1-year-old in a drive-by shooting. More details coming up on @WPXI pic.twitter.com/6QmKlwSZUK — Michelle Chavez (@MichellePChavez) May 29, 2022Additional details are limited at this time.
California, New Zealand announce climate change partnership
       
California Gov. Newsom met with Ardern in Golden Gate Park "to establish a new international partnership tackling climate change." Newsom met with Ardern in Golden Gate Park "to establish a new international partnership tackling climate change." Former California Gov. At last year’s global climate change conference in Scotland, California signed a brief joint declaration with New Zealand and the Canadian province of Quebec to share information on climate policies including carbon markets.
Manhattanhenge Is Back for Picture-Perfect Sunsets on New York’s Grid
       
It can produce, when the weather cooperates, four of the most striking sunsets of the year in New York City. The name is a New Yorker-style nod to Stonehenge, the ancient rock structure in the English countryside that aligns with the sunsets and sunrises during the summer and winter solstices. In contrast, the grid of New York City was not designed with sunsets in mind, but it has ended up functioning in a similar manner. An event like Manhattanhenge can halt the entire borough, beckoning people to celebrate an otherwise normal daily sunset. As if New York couldn’t become any more magical, the sunsets of Manhattanhenge illuminate the streets with a glow of deep tangerine and bubble gum pink, transforming the bustling streets into a place to pause and say, “wow.”
Stampede Ensues After Loud Noise at Barclays Center Incites Fear of Gunman
       
Ten people were injured at the Barclays Center early Sunday morning when a loud noise heard on the street outside incited panic, sending throngs of people running as they tried to escape what they thought was a gunman. In April, a gunman opened fire on a Brooklyn subway train, injuring 23 people. Crowds were leaving the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, around 1 a.m., after a boxing match between Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero, when a loud sound was heard on the street outside the arena, according to a spokesman for the New York Police Department. Amanjot Kaur, 26, said that she had heard “pop-pop” sounds as she was leaving the Barclays Center and that someone had screamed that there was a shooter with a gun. As the crowd panicked and surged toward the exits, Ms. Kaur said, she was knocked to the ground and trampled.
5 Dead in Boat Collision in Georgia, Officials Say
       
Five people died in a boating collision on Saturday along a river popular with boaters outside Savannah, Ga., the authorities said. Four other people were injured, among them Mark Christopher Stegall, who was charged with operating a boat while under the influence and booked into the Chatham County Jail, said Mark McKinnon, a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Mr. McKinnon said he did not know the conditions of the other two injured people. Those injured were taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. The U.S. Coast Guard and local emergency medical services said at least one person was in good condition.
362 School Counselors on the Pandemic’s Effect on Children: ‘Anxiety Is Filling Our Kids’
       
Wells High School, Portland, Ore. ‘The foundational skills for learning need to be retaught.’ Tierney Langdon, Grace Snell Middle School, Loganville, Ga. 362 School Counselors on the Pandemic’s Effect on Children: ‘Anxiety Is Filling Our Kids’ In a Times survey, counselors said students are behind in their abilities to learn, cope and relate. Jennifer Schlatter, an elementary school counselor in Brighton, Colo., said: “Anxiety is filling our kids right now. I can’t handle this by myself.”Virginia DeLong, who works with high school students in Norwich, Conn., said: “It’s just nonstop putting out fires with kids. In the last two decades, the role of school counselor has changed, from mostly providing academic guidance to teaching social-emotional learning to the whole school. “The smallest things will trigger an extreme emotional response that is disproportionate with the trigger,” said Stephanie Coombs, an elementary school counselor in Wagener, S.C.
1 Killed, 2 Injured in Georgia Graduation Party Shooting with Over 200 Guests
       
"The shooting occurred at a graduation party where at least 200 people were in attendance of which many were juveniles," Thomaston Police Chief Mike Richardson confirms to PEOPLEAccident or crime scene cordon tape, police line do not cross. "The shooting occurred at a graduation party where at least 200 people were in attendance of which many were juveniles," Richardson confirmed to PEOPLE. It's the second graduation party shooting in Georgia this week — on Tuesday, another gathering in Fayette County spiraled out of control when more than 200 people showed up, resulting in more than 50 shots fired in the street. "Each year Fayette County Deputies and Investigators respond to similar parties near the end of the school year. These parties have unfortunately ended in injury and death over the last several years," the Fayette County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook.
5 Dead in Georgia Boat Collision, Bodies of Missing Victims Recovered By Divers
       
"The three missing victims were recovered this morning, bringing the number of deceased to five," the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division confirms to PEOPLEFive people are dead and four more injured after a boat collision in Georgia on Saturday morning, according to authorities, who said Sunday they recovered three bodies from the Wilmington River. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene and three were initially missing, McKinnon said. The bodies were later recovered by divers with the Chatham County Marine Patrol. "The three missing victims were recovered this morning, bringing the number of deceased to five," McKinnon confirmed in a statement. The deceased individuals have been identified as Christopher David Leffler, age 51, of Savannah; Lori Lynn Leffler, age 50, of Savannah; Zachary James Leffler, age 23, of Alpharetta; Nathan Leffler, age 17, of Savannah; and Robert Steven Chauncey, age 37, of Savannah.
21 Tummy-Control Swimsuits for Your Most Confident Summer Ever
       
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11 Fabulous Tummy-Control Swimsuits on Sale at Walmart Right Now
       
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Julianne Hough Reportedly Uses This Daily Supplement to Stay Healthy
       
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Dress Pants or Lounge Pants? With This Pair, You Get Both
       
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Introducing the Versatile Tank You Can Wear in Any Season
       
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Kelly Ripa Gets Her Sunkissed Complexion From This Tan-Luxe Product
       
We’ve already mastered the art of self-tanning our body, but tracking down a tanning product for our face has been tricky. “Tan-Luxe — they’re tanning drops, you put it in your moisturizer, and then you put it on, and your tan develops slowly,” she said. It’s literally like applying moisturizer, but you really have to be mindful.” These celeb-approved tanning drops have a cult following. Get the Tan-Luxe The Face Anti-Age Rejuvenating Self-Tan Drops for just $55 at Amazon! The Tan-Luxe Face Anti-Age Rejuvenating Self-Tan Drops create the first-ever customizable anti-aging self-tan.
Amazon Memorial Day Weekend Deals — Shop Now
       
It doesn’t get much better than Memorial Day weekend. The hottest deals of 2022 start now, and we’re rounding up the best of the best on Amazon for you! Espresso MachinesPhilips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine — 20% off! Explore more of our recommendations below:This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test.
Jamie Chung Swears by These Bestselling Breast Petals Instead of Bras
       
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17 Slimming Rompers That We Can’t Wait to Start Wearing
       
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'Top Gun: Maverick' wins Tom Cruise first $100 million opening
       
Do I have Long COVID? As many as 23 million Americans want to know, as more than 200 symptoms emerge
Carlos Sainz, Charles Leclerc Become Voice Actors for ‘Lightyear’
       
Get ready Ferrari fans, you will soon be able to hear from two of your favorite drivers on the big screen. Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc traded in driving to be voice actors for a day for the latest Disney Pixar feature film, “Lightyear,” the team announced Wednesday. The duo voiced the same character with Leclerc doing the Italian version while Sainz did the Spanish. Voiceovers like this are not unheard of among Formula One drivers. Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel all took part in the English, Spanish and German versions of “Cars 3,” respectively.
Sebastian Vettel Robbed in Barcelona After Spanish Grand Prix, per Report
       
Four-time World Drivers’ champion Sebastian Vettel was the victim of a robbery in Barcelona following last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, according to ESPN. The 34-year-old driver had a bag taken from him, though was able to locate it using the GPS feature on his AirPods. When he followed their location, he found them discarded from the bag, with the rest of his belongings gone. According to a Spanish news report, Vettel chased the assailants using a scooter, though it’s unclear whether there was a confrontation between the group beyond that. “A bag belonging to Sebastian was stolen in Barcelona this morning,” the statement read.
8 Gardening and Plant-Based Video Games for Spring
       
One of my favorite games of all time, Stardew Valley uses a nostalgic, pixel artwork style and starts with the inheritance of a family farm. Choose between plots of land with environmental distinctions like the riverland farm, the forest farm, and the beach farm. When playing Stardew Valley, I’m often more interested in exploring the mines and romancing the nearby villagers, but you can also grow numerous crops on the land. New players who want to prioritize gardening in the game can learn useful strategies online. For example, ezlilyy on YouTube has advice for building efficient greenhouses and Wickey can show you how to cultivate the highly profitable ancient fruit.
Everything You Need to Know About Monkeypox
       
While the current monkeypox outbreak will be the first time many have heard of the disease, the virus is thought to have been infecting people for centuries, possibly even millennia. The monkeypox rash is quite distinct—skin eruptions that begin flat and red, before starting to blister and fill with white pus. Monkeypox typically affects people who have come into contact with infected animals—usually rodents that are capable of harboring the virus. In the current outbreak it appears that sexual contact has provided one route of transmission—most likely through skin-to-skin contact. An example of this was in 2003, when monkeypox reached the US after infected animals were shipped from Ghana to Illinois.
Let’s Get Our Shit Together—Literally
       
If a bear shits in the woods and a scientist is there to collect it, where will it be stored? Scientists could make deposits or check out specimens from a diverse collection of casks and vials—the world’s most comprehensive collection of preserved poo. Its walls would be smooth and cool, and its visitor log would read like a who’s who of biological science. Marine mammal protection laws prohibit harassment, hunting, capturing, collecting, or killing whales, so the study of live whales is very much the study of their poo. Marine ecologist Matthew Savoca snags whale poop to study microplastic pollution and recently published research in Nature showing that baleen whales eat therefore and poop up to three times more than we thought.
23 Best Memorial Day Sales on Mattresses (2022): Hybrid, Sustainable, Foam
       
Other Sustainable Mattress DealsBirch Natural Photograph: BirchEnter code MDSALE400 at checkout to see the discount, which also comes with two pillows. Other Hybrid Mattress DealsCasper Original Hybrid Photograph: CasperYou've probably heard of Casper, given that its first foam mattress made the bed-in-a-box concept popular. Leesa's Hybrid Mattress is another of our favorites. This mattress also went up in price; last Memorial Day it was down to $1,299 with the same discount. As with Casper though, we prefer Leesa's hybrid mattress, if you can spring for it.
The 37 Best Memorial Day Deals on Tech, Gaming, Home, and More
       
Be sure to check out our other Memorial Day deals coverage, including the Best Memorial Day Mattress Deals, Best Memorial Day Outdoors Deals, Best Masturbation May Sex Tech Deals, and Best REI Anniversary Sale Deals for more. Tech DealsLG C1 OLED Photograph: LGThis matches the best price we've seen on the LG C1 OLED (8/10, WIRED Recommends). This is the best deal we've seen for the action camera since last year. Its products are featured in many of our guides, including the Best Wireless Chargers, Best USB Hubs, Best iPad Accessories, and Best iPhone Accessories. Samsung is offering its latest Galaxy Watch4 for free if you purchase one of three phones: Galaxy Z Flip3, Galaxy Z Fold3 (7/10, WIRED Recommends), or Galaxy S22 Ultra (9/10, WIRED Recommends).
Elon Musk’s Twitter Plans Would Mean Less Free Speech for Many
       
Despite his insistence that he will make Twitter a haven for free speech, Musk’s vision for content moderation is to comply with local laws. But protections for free speech are weaker in many other countries, including Turkey, India, and Russia. A standard of only allowing what is permitted by law would result in less free speech on Twitter, not more. “Twitter is one of few spaces in Russia for free expression,” says Natalia Krapiva, technology legal counsel at Access Now. “In places like Russia, laws are intentionally broad and vague, which means the government can choose how and when they want to enforce it.”
Strategist Circular: 10 Things That Delighted Us Last Week
       
Strategist contributor Diksha Basu decided to buy herself the Swagtron folding kick scooter in order to keep up with her 3- and 5-year-olds. She felt a little silly riding on it at first, but her kids were “absolutely delighted to have me zipping along beside them,” and soon enough she found herself also using it to get to the grocery store (it has two little hooks where you can hang bags), the coffee shop, a restaurant to meet a friend, and even to the train. Since it folds down, Basu can pick it up and “carry it under one arm without troubling others, or yourself, too much,” eliminating the headache of finding a place to lock it up outside.
Bella Hadid Steps Out in a Swimsuit from Sister Gigi Hadid's New Collection
       
Bella Hadid has supported her sister Gigi Hadid while reminding us that swimsuits can make the cutest tops. The model and Kin Euphorics partner was spotted out leaving her hotel in Cannes yesterday, channeling summer in an all-white outfit. She accessorized the look with a lucite sandals, a brown top-handle bag by Prada, layered gold necklaces, and '90s-style square sunglasses with rounded sides. Gigi Hadid chose the same one-piece suit for the New York City launch event for her line last week. The looks so far have included a sleek strapless Versace gown, a princess-style Chanel piece and a minimalist Gucci gown.
Custom Mosaics Enjoy a Renaissance During Pandemic-spurred Home Design Boom
       
And the mosaic — an ancient art form popularized during the Roman Empire — is experiencing something of a renaissance amid the pandemic-spurred home design boom. “People aren’t scared of color anymore.”New Ravenna stocks more than 1,000 made-to-measure stone and glass mosaics. Geode, a hand-cut stone mosaic from New Ravenna, is among the made-to-measure designs offered by the Virginia-based company. (Made-to-measure mosaics represent 70 percent of orders; New Ravenna also has a ready-to-ship line.) Bird motifs are particularly popular at the moment and costumers are requesting very bold color changes to existing patterns.
The Mass Shooter’s Other Tool
       
Even if the killer in Uvalde did not wear the vest as intended, he joins a growing line of American mass murderers who have turned to body armor to make their attacks more deadly. According to a mass-shooting database compiled by The Violence Project, 21 mass shooters over the last 40 years in attacks “not attributable to any other underlying criminal activity or commonplace circumstance” have worn some form of body armor. The Buffalo shooter knew this. With body armor sales to the public surging in the U.S., police have had to adapt their tactics. “Center of mass used to say the torso, so from the navel up to the shoulders, across the shoulders,” he says.
Breakout Indian Rapper Sidhu Moose Wala Shot Dead at 28
       
Sidhu Moose Wala, an Indian rapper turned politician whose songs racked up more than 4 billion views on YouTube in less than four years, was shot and killed on Sunday while driving near his home in India. “Today, a young Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala was gunned down in a state-sponsored murder. Moose Wala was among the list of 122 politicians who had their bodyguard teams removed or scaled back this weekend. Law enforcement officials in Punjab confirmed that Moose Wala still had access to two armed security guards but had chosen not to travel with police protection on Sunday. Crowds gathered at the Mansa hospital where Moose Wala had been taken following the shooting, with protests against the state government breaking out.
I Have Seen the Death of Culture, and It Was Anna Delvey’s Art Show
       
The wire money is coming, baby.”The voice on the loudspeaker is from an Anna Delvey impersonator, but a few minutes later, the real Anna speaks in a prerecorded message. Dozens of photographers clamor to shoot the models holding the art, even though no one else in the room is paying much attention to it. Anna Delvey is a convicted criminal and scam artist who, in pretending to be a Bavarian heiress raising venture capital for an arts space, humiliated and ruined the lives of innumerable people. “Anna Delvey is the people’s chick,” Stephen James The Artist, a Zack Morris lookalike clad head-to-toe in a tie-dye sweatsuit he identified as “Lenny Vuitton,” proudly proclaimed. She served her time,” says Founders Art Club cofounder Chris Martine, when I spoke with him the day after the show.
There Are a Million Reasons to Get An Abortion. This Was Mine.
       
We know what a country without legal abortion will look like, because we have seen it before. We know what a country without legal abortion will look like, because we have seen it before. I didn’t want to have an abortion, but I also knew that I couldn’t not have one. Abortion rights advocates like to frame the conversation around reproductive rights as a choice, but for me, there very clearly was not one. I spent the months following my abortion trying to get to the point that I felt I could safely carry a pregnancy to term.
Tending Russia’s Dead as They Pile Up in Ukraine
       
KHARKIV, Ukraine — They lie in white and black bags at 20 degrees below zero Celsius, but the stench is still overpowering. Filled with the bodies of 62 Russian soldiers, the bags are stacked in a refrigerated train car in a secret location on the outskirts of Ukraine’s second-largest city. A spry, elderly train worker spun open the vault-like door to reveal the bloodied bags as the scent hung in the damp air. In the gloom of the darkened car, a few traces of humanity, of the soldiers who once brought Russia’s war to Ukraine, can be made out. Off in the corner, the collar of a camouflage jacket is visible through an opening, but not a face.
Letters to the Editor — May 30, 2022
       
It took less than 24 hours for gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke to make a total ass of himself in Texas (“Beto points trigger finger at GOP pols,” May 26). Bodies were not even cold yet, and this moron storms a televised news conference to make a political statement promoting his run for governor. We always knew that this moron from Texas was interested more in himself than in the people of Texas and all other states as well. It showed a total lack of respect for the families of all the individuals who died that day. More and more people are seeing this phony “concern” for exactly what it is — opportunistic grandstanding to gin voters up.
Luxury stores still limiting crowds post-COVID — and won’t admit why
       
Some luxury boutiques question customers before they enter the store, asking what they are looking for. Gucci is among the luxury brands where customers are asked to wait in line before entering stores. “Those customers are probably making an appointment with their personal shopper — they know that line isn’t meant for them.”Some luxury stores are still requiring customers to make an appointment to shop. In practice, most luxury brands assign a sales associate to each customer or group. Meanwhile, staffers at upscale boutiques including Chanel, Gucci and Burberry are being armed with talking points for inquisitive customers, some of which sound plausible.
Fit grandma shows why you’re never too old for a bikini
       
But now, in one of her latest Instagram posts, Lesley told followers that she’ll “never be too old to wear a bikini”. Lesley credited her granddaughter Tia Christofi for taking the video, who later praised her as a “hot grandma”. !”Another added: “You are healthy, sexy, looking incredible so sure you can wear bikini… you are huge inspiration.”A third commented: “You got that right!! Lesley Maxwell is currently seeing a man younger than her — she says it’s all confidence. “This makes us more confident and sexy.”Her trim physique also helps her stay confident in her love life, with the cougar revealing she is currently dating a younger man.
Three Wise Men: Egg Whites Only, Please
       
This week, Tyrus sits down with buddies Kevin Kiley and Trevor Murdoch to reminisce about their careers in pro-wrestling. The squared circle veterans discuss a sophisticated time they went on the road together, a regretful art purchase, and a run-in with the police. Later, special guest Longwood, Florida, City Commissioner Matt Morgan calls in to discuss what it is like being Mayor and a parent coming out of the WWE. Follow Tyrus on Twitter: @PlanetTyrus
Florida house party shooting leaves four teenagers hospitalized
       
A Florida house party abruptly ended on Saturday night when shots were fired in Malabar. During a large open house party, a disturbance broke out between two men, and one of them began firing shots, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. The other man was shot, in addition to three individuals who were standing close to the men. No arrests have been made in relation to the incident, and officers are still investigating the incident. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAnyone with information that could help with the investigation is encouraged to contact 1-800-423-TIPS.
Georgia Memorial Day weekend boat crash leaves five dead
       
Five people are now confirmed dead following a collision between two boats Saturday on the Wilmington River in eastern Georgia. Searchers recovered three more bodies in water that was about 14-feet deep on Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources told the Savannah Morning News. ALEX MURDAUGH, SURVIVING SON FACE 2 NEW LAWSUITS FROM BOAT CRASH VICTIMSA Coast Guard Sector Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew responded to the scene and helped rescue four people. A video shows a man with an injured leg being hoisted out of the water by the Coast Guard helicopter. The Chatham County Sheriffs Office, Savannah Fire Department, and a Coast Guard boat crew also responded to the scene.
Florida: 10-year-old boy arrested for alleged text threatening mass shooting: 'sickening'
       
A 10-year-old fifth-grade Florida boy was arrested Saturday and charged with making a written threat to conduct a mass shooting, according to police. When the juvenile suspect, a student at Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral, Florida, allegedly sent the threatening text, the School Threat Enforcement Team was immediately notified and began analytical research, police said. Police arrested the boy after detectives interviewed him and determined probable cause for his arrest. "This student’s behavior is sickening, especially after the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas," Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said. CRENSHAW CALLS FOR ‘ACCOUNTABILITY’ IN UVALDE POLICE RESPONSE: ‘PROTOCOLS WERE NOT FOLLOWED’"You don't get to shoot our children," Marceno said during a press conference after the shooting.
GoFundMe in honor of Uvalde couple raises more than $2.6 million in four days
       
A GoFundMe campaign started in honor of Irma Garcia, one of the two teachers killed in the Texas school shooting, and her husband, Joe, who died Thursday, has raised more than $2.6 million in just four days. Just two days after the shooting, Irma's husband, Joe, collapsed and died at home after bringing flowers to a memorial in Irma's memory. “I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 25 years was too much to bear,” Austin wrote on the campaign page. The late couple, who were high school sweethearts, have four children, according to Garcia’s school biography. Donors to the GoFundMe page expressed their condolences for the Garcia family and for the late couple's children especially.
Workers vote to become first unionized Starbucks in Alabama
       
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Starbucks has until later this week to file any objections with the National Labor Relations Board after workers at a shop in Birmingham became the first of the company’s locations in Alabama to vote to organize. Baristas and other employees at a downtown store voted 27-1 to organize in a tally announced Thursday, news outlets reported. Documents show they would be represented by Workers United if the vote stands.
Liberal San Diego Bishop McElroy named a cardinal by Pope Francis
       
Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, one of Pope Francis’ ideological allies who has often sparred with more conservative U.S. bishops, was named by the pope on Sunday as one of 21 new cardinals. The San Diego diocese said McElroy will be installed by Pope Francis on August 27 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. This must not happen.”In selecting McElroy, Francis passed over the higher-ranking archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone. In 2015, early in Francis’ pontificate, he was named bishop of San Diego. It includes 98 parishes, 49 elementary and secondary schools, and, through Catholic Charities of the Diocese of San Diego, various social service and family support organizations throughout the region.
Researchers sequenced the genome of one of Pompeii’s ancient inhabitants
       
While many of Pompeii’s residents fled the natural disaster, these two did not. It’s a poignant scene archeologists have long sought to unpack, and now we have a better understanding of what may have happened to those two Romans, thanks to the latest advances in DNA sequencing technology. However, he had the most genetic similarities with people who lived in and around Rome during Pompeii’s destruction. It was only at the end of last year that researchers “unwrapped” one of the most pristine mummies ever found with the help of a CT scan. "Pompeii is like a Roman island,” he said.
Agency: 1 dead, 7 injured in Oklahoma festival shooting
       
Oklahoma Shooting Festival (Tulsa World)Authorities said one person was killed and seven were injured in a shooting early Sunday at an outdoor festival in eastern Oklahoma, with a witness describing frantic people running for cover as the gunfire erupted. Two juveniles were among those shot at the Memorial Day event near Taft, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Tulsa, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. Wilson estimated her café is about 100 feet (30 meters) from where the shooting broke out. She said law enforcement had been on the scene to help with security earlier and that officers reacted quickly to the shooting. The danger has past.”Wilson wondered if a Memorial Day parade planned for Monday in Taft could be cancelled because of the shooting, although she said she hadn’t received official word.
One reported dead, 7 injured in shooting at Memorial Day festival in Oklahoma
       
Two juveniles were among those shot at the Memorial Day event near Taft, about 10 miles southeast of Tulsa, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. Members of the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office were in attendance and immediately began rendering aid, OSBI said. The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office referred the AP to OSBI for more information. Wilson estimated her café is about 100 feet from where the shooting broke out. She said law enforcement had been on the scene to help with security earlier and that officers reacted quickly to the shooting.
8 shot, 1 killed in shooting at Memorial Day festival in Oklahoma, officials say
       
At least eight people were shot, one fatally, at a Memorial Day celebration in eastern Oklahoma, state officials said Sunday, May 29. Over 1,500 revelers had gathered at the annual outdoor festival in Taft, held in the town’s Old City Square, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Sheriff’s deputies in attendance immediately stepped in and rendered aid at the scene, the OSBI said. It’s not clear what motivated the shooting, but witnesses said there was an argument leading up to it. No suspects have been arrested, but the OSBI is continuing to investigate.
Be a DIY hero with this unbeatable deal on a Dewalt drill — it's just $99 for Memorial Day!
       
(Photo: Amazon)Not to be a party pooper or anything, but Memorial Day's not actually the beginning of summer. In case you're new to the world of home improvement, Dewalt is one of the premier brands. $99 $169 at AmazonReally, no home (or apartment) should be without a drill. "As I am not a handy person (usually), I had not had a drill for most of my adult life. After doing tons of research, asking friends, asking contractors, I was always brought back to DeWalt," reported this distaff do-it-yourself-er.
Husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrested for DUI in California
       
The husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was arrested late Saturday night for driving under the influence in Northern California. A public booking report by the Napa County Sheriff’s Office lists Paul Pelosi as being arrested just before midnight on Saturday and booked early Sunday morning on charges of driving under the influence. Drew Hammill, a spokesman for the Speaker, told The Hill in a statement that she was not with her husband at the time and would not be commenting on the matter. Pelosi on Saturday afternoon was in Rhode Island, where she delivered a commencement address to Brown University graduates. The Napa County Sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to a request for more information.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband arrested on DUI charge in Napa
       
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was arrested late Saturday in Napa County on charges of driving under the influence. Pelosi was arrested at 11:44 p.m. Saturday and booked shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday, according to Napa County’s booking report. Authorities at the Napa County Sheriff’s Department did not respond immediately to requests for further information. Join me live @BrownUniversity as I deliver the Commencement Oration to 2022 graduates and receive an honorary doctorate degree. https://t.co/uBhdzJyOej — Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 29, 2022AdvertisementNancy and Paul Pelosi have been married since 1963.
Nancy Pelosi's Husband, Paul Pelosi, Arrested For DUI In California
       
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seen with her husband, Paul Pelosi, in April. (Photo: Paul Morigi via Getty Images)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seen with her husband, Paul Pelosi, in April. (Photo: Paul Morigi via Getty Images)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) husband, Paul Pelosi, was arrested Saturday for driving while under the influence of alcohol in northern California, according to a public booking report. Nancy Pelosi was in Rhode Island on Sunday to deliver a commencement speech to recent graduates. Paul Pelosi was not listed as remaining in custody Sunday afternoon.
Hiker found dead at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades
       
A hiker was found dead Sunday at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, authorities said. Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics responded to an emergency rescue call at the park in the 3000 block of Rustic Canyon Road before 11:40 a.m., authorities said. Two rescue crew members located the hiker, who was declared dead at the scene, authorities said. Los Angeles police officers were also dispatched to investigate the man’s death, Los Angeles police spokeswoman Rosario Cervantes said. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office will also participate in the investigation.
One reported dead, 7 injured in shooting at Memorial Day festival in Oklahoma
       
Authorities said one person was killed and seven were injured in a shooting early Sunday at an outdoor festival in eastern Oklahoma, with a witness describing frantic people running for cover as the gunfire erupted. Two juveniles were among those shot at the Memorial Day event near Taft, about 10 miles southeast of Tulsa, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. Members of the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office were in attendance and immediately began rendering aid, OSBI said. The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office referred the AP to OSBI for more information. She said law enforcement had been on the scene to help with security earlier and that officers reacted quickly to the shooting.
'It Destroys Bunkers': Russia Systematically Uses Thermobaric Warheads in Ukraine
       
Thermobaric weapons are not banned, and they are not addressed in the Geneva Conventions, a series of international agreements that govern warfare. Ukrainian soldiers who have been caught in the explosions and survived suffered a mix of burns and concussions, said Sgt. In March, a drone video showed Ukrainian soldiers blowing up a Heatwave weapon during an ambush outside the Kyiv suburb of Brovary. Videos have appeared online purporting to show Ukrainian tractor drivers towing captured Heatwave weapons away from the front. “Such actions are positively perceived and supported in every way by the Ukrainian military.
Inside the invite-only BottleRock suite of cult Cabernet wine brand Realm
       
During the second day of this year’s BottleRock Napa Valley, I had a bird’s-eye view of the Black Crowes rocking out on the JaM Cellars stage. I’m sipping a glass of 2008 Billecart Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne — which currently retails for $200 a bottle — from a plastic wine glass with a BottleRock logo printed on it. The bottle of Billecart is being poured inside the luxe, invite-only suite occupied by Realm Cellars, a cult Cabernet brand out of Napa from which bottles sell for hundreds of dollars. But on a hot day, Realm co-owner Scott Becker knows that not everyone is looking to drink a glass of a big, high-alcohol red wine. This means that over the three-day weekend, Realm had the potential to invite 150 people up to its festival suite.
49-year-old man shot, killed near 39th and Grovers Avenue
       
A man who was allegedly threatening with a knife was shot and killed Saturday afternoon near 39th Avenue and Grovers Avenue, according to Phoenix police. Officers were called to the area around 6 p.m. and found 49-year-old David Standley with gunshot wounds. Detectives detained and interviewed a man on scene who made a claim of self-defense. Vincent Cole, a spokesperson with Phoenix police, said Standley was allegedly threatening with a knife. The man was released based on evidence and witness statements.
California school kids sickened after eating cannabis candy
       
BAYSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three third-grade students at a Northern California elementary school were hospitalized after inadvertently eating cannabis gummies, authorities said. All three kids were released from the hospital and are doing well, Nannizzi told the Times-Standard newspaper in Eureka. The classroom was initially evacuated over concerns the kids might have been reacting to carbon monoxide exposure, Nannizzi told parents. “This was a frightening incident for our entire school community,” Nannizzi wrote in the email. California schools face numerous student threats every week California News | East Oakland community sit-in hopes to reopen, ‘liberate’ Parker Elementary School The Arcata Police Department is investigating, Officer Heidi Groszmann said.
Black health care providers look to end treatment inequality
       
These physicians work in primary care, specialty care and mental health care. Others trying to tackle racial inequities in health care include Health in Her Hue and Poppy Seed Health. “Health care in this country is neither equal or accessible, or the outcomes the same for everyone. Another effort to deal with inequity in health care is underway on the South Side. That should include addressing biases in health care, she said.
Search and rescue crews look for climbers in Rocky Mountain National Park after avalanche reported
       
A search and rescue team responded Sunday to a reported rock fall and avalanche on Mount Meeker in Rocky Mountain National Park that might have involved three climbers. Other climbers in the area reported the falling rocks and avalanche at about 9 a.m., park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said in a statement. Several other agencies were helping with the search. Patterson said the Upper Beaver Meadows Road was temporarily closed for air operations. The avalanche site was reported to be near the Dreamweaver Couloir on Mount Meeker, which is 13,916 in elevation.
1 dead, several injured in shooting at Oklahoma festival
       
TAFT, Okla. — Authorities said one person was killed and seven were injured in a shooting early Sunday at an outdoor festival in eastern Oklahoma, with a witness describing frantic people running for cover as the gunfire erupted. Two juveniles were among those shot at the Memorial Day event near Taft, about 10 miles southeast of Tulsa, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. Members of the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office were in attendance and immediately began rendering aid, OSBI said. The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office referred the AP to OSBI for more information. The danger has past.”Wilson wondered if a Memorial Day parade planned for Monday in Taft could be cancelled because of the shooting, although she said she hadn’t received official word.
Uvalde tells President Biden to ‘do something’; he pledges ‘we will’
       
By ZEKE MILLER and ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated PressUVALDE, Texas (AP) — President Joe Biden sought Sunday to comfort a city grieving the killings of 19 elementary school pupils and two teachers at the hands of a lone gunman. Faced with chants of “do something” as he departed a church service to meet privately with the families, Biden responded: “We will.”
Is this the end of retirement as we know it?
       
The concept of retirement as we know it is changing, and has been for a long time. The number of people working past retirement age has grown consistently since the 1990s. “Society was already poised for a real shift in how it’s thinking about retirement,” says Michelle Silver, associate professor of gerontology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Now, however, as inflation spikes, the number of people coming out of retirement is growing. Whether that’s part-time, full-time or a side gig, people are increasingly expecting and needing to work past traditional retirement age – perhaps permanently reshaping our idea of what this life stage might look like
Solid gold jeweled Tabernacle worth $2 MILLION is stolen from Manhattan Catholic church
       
Thieves stole a jewel-encrusted solid gold tabernacle worth $2 million from a Brooklyn church - and also beheaded one of its marble angel statues. The New York Police Department (NYPD) said an unknown number of thieves stole a tabernacle between Thursday night and Saturday from St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church on 6 Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The brazen thieves reported cut a giant hold into the tabernacle with unknown equipment and extracted an 18-karat gold tabernacle with jewels from its casing. The gold and jeweled tabernacle (pictured) was stolen from a Brooklyn church between Thursday night and Saturday. Two men appear to investigate after thieves stole a sacred tabernacle from St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, NYAn exterior view of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, NY
Huge 'life threatening' hurricane is set to smash Mexico coast
       
Hurricane Agatha could make landfall on Monday off Mexico's southern Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca, near Puerto Escondido and Puerto Angel. The storm could pack winds as high as 100 mph at landfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned. Hurricane Barbara struck on May 29, 2013 and previous Hurricane Agatha hit on May 24, 1971. The eastern Pacific hurricane season began on May 15 and ends November 30. Overall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted there is a 60 percent chance the pacific hurricane season will see below-normal tropical cyclone activity this year.
Hurricane Agatha Strengthening South of Mexico
       
As of 4 a.m. CDT Sunday morning, the NHC upgraded the swirl of showers and thunderstorms a couple hundred miles off the southern coast of Mexico to Hurricane Agatha, the first of the east Pacific Hurricane Season. A hurricane warning is in effect for the southern coast of Mexico from Salina Cruz to Lagunas de Chacahua, where hurricane conditions are possible on Monday. Track history of Tropical Storm Amanda, then Tropical Storm Cristobal in late May and early June 2020. Last year, Tropical Storm Claudette formed, then quickly moved ashore in Louisiana and the Deep South on Father's Day weekend. It's another reminder that now is a good time to develop or refresh your hurricane plan well before the season's first storm or hurricane.
Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Arrested In California, Report Says
       
Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was reportedly arrested in California over the weekend for allegedly driving under the influence. “The arrest info here lines up with what we know about Paul publicly, especially his birthday — listed as April 15, 1940. Indeed, the guy’s 82 years old.”The news comes as Nancy Pelosi is in Rhode Island giving a commencement speech at Brown University. Paul Pelosi is the subject of news reports from time-to-time due to moves that he makes in the stock market that net sizeable gains in wealth ahead of actions by Congress. The Pelosis bought millions of dollars worth of call options for stocks just days after she defended members of Congress and their spouses being able to buy stocks after a report alleged that dozens had violated the STOCK Act.
Deadly Nose-Bleed Fever Shocks Iraq As Cases Surge
       
The sight of health workers, dressed in full protective kit, is one that has become common in the Iraq. Spraying a cow with pesticides, health workers target blood-sucking ticks at the heart of Iraq's worst detected outbreak of a fever that causes people to bleed to death. This year Iraq has recorded 19 deaths among 111 CCHF cases in humans, according to the Word Health Organization. "The number of cases recorded is unprecedented," said Haidar Hantouche, a health official in Dhi Qar province. The surge of cases this year has shocked officials, since numbers far exceed recorded cases in the 43 years since the virus was first documented in Iraq in 1979.
Israelis parade through Palestinian area of Jerusalem, risking a new wave of violence
       
Palestinians see the event, which passes through the heart of the Muslim Quarter, as a provocation. Last year, after weeks of Israeli-Palestinian unrest in Jerusalem, authorities changed the route of the march at the last minute to avoid the Muslim Quarter. Despite the recent unrest, Israeli leaders decided to allow this year’s parade to take place along its traditional route through the Muslim Quarter. Such scenes have sparked Palestinian fears that Israel is plotting to take over or divide the area. Jordan controlled east Jerusalem until Israel captured it in 1967 and it remains the custodian over Muslim holy sites.
More than 800 Houston ISD teachers say they won't be returning to the classroom next year
       
More than 800 Houston ISD teachers say they won't be returning to the classroom next year Houston Teacher’s United tweeted that 1 in 12 teachers in Houston Independent School District have given notice that they won’t be returning next year. Houston Teachers United tweeted that 1 in 12 teachers in Houston ISD have given notice that they won’t be returning next year. More than 93% of HISD teachers reported that they plan to continue teaching with HISD in the fall. Meanwhile, the number of new applicants for HISD teacher positions is up 40% over this time last year. School districts across Texas and urban districts across the country face a big challenge in combating the widely reported "great resignation."
Palestine live news: Chaos as Israelis rally in East Jerusalem
       
Tensions high in occupied East Jerusalem where thousands of ultra-nationalist Jewish groups march chanting ‘death to Arabs’. Thousands of far-right Israelis have stormed Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem to mark the so-called flag march in the old city. Dozens of Palestinians have been injured in the occupied West Bank amid confrontations between Palestinians and armed Israeli soldiers, medics say. 1 hour ago (19:55 GMT)Attacks in Burin, occupied West Bank: reportIsraeli settlers have attacked the village of Burin, south of Nablus in occupied West Bank, local sources told WAFA news agency. “One large group chanted ‘Death to Arabs’, and ‘Let your village burn down’ before descending into the Old City,” Khan reporting from Old Jerusalem said.
'We thought it was firecrackers': 1 dead, 7 injured in Oklahoma festival shooting
       
Associated PressTAFT, Okla. – Authorities said one person was killed and seven were injured early Sunday in a shooting that sent frantic people running for cover at an outdoor festival. Two juveniles were among those shot at the Memorial Day event near Taft, about 10 miles southeast of Tulsa, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. Members of the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office were in attendance and immediately began rendering aid, OSBI said. The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office referred the AP to OSBI for more information. … The danger has past.”Wilson wondered whether a Memorial Day parade planned for Monday in Taft could be canceled because of the shooting, although she said she hadn’t received official word.
Chinatowns nationwide become more vibrant close-knit hub amid pandemic, anti-Asian violence
       
The storied neighborhood debuted the "AAPI Community Heroes Mural," a mostly black and white depiction of 12 mostly unsung Asian American and Pacific Islander figures on the wall of a bank. Cultural and arts organizations in Chinatowns across North America have worked for decades on bringing greater appreciation and visibility to these communities. But they faced an unprecedented one-two punch when the pandemic caused shutdowns and racist anti-Asian attacks increased — and continue. As painful as those events are, they also indelibly influenced the reemergence of various Chinatowns as close-knit hubs of vibrancy and culture. When did American Chinatowns emerge and where?
Opinion | The C.E.O. of Condé Nast: ‘This Is No Longer a Magazine Company’
       
The diversity and inclusivity council, one of their first recommendations — I was very pleased to see because I had done this at prior companies I run — was to start publishing our stats, which I really, really believe in. And we’ve made really, really good progress on that. So we’re not in a position where we feel like we have to strong arm these issues because we created a center of excellence that’s really, really good. roger lynchI wouldn’t say that because we have brands that these platforms really, really want. kara swisherIt’s a bit screwed up how much money platforms make from your content, right, and now they’re competitors making content, right?
5 Dead in Boat Collision in Georgia, Officials Say
       
Five people died in a boating collision on Saturday along a river popular with boaters outside of Savannah, Ga., the authorities said. Four other people were injured, among them Mark Christopher Stegall, who was charged with operating a boat while under the influence and booked into the Chatham County Jail, said Mark McKinnon, a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Mr. McKinnon said he did not know the conditions of the other two injured people. Those injured were taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. A hospital spokeswoman declined to comment on the patients’ conditions. The U.S. Coast Guard and local emergency medical services said at least one person was in good condition.
Alan White, Who Drummed With Yes and Ex-Beatles, Dies at 72
       
Alan White, a seasoned rock drummer who had worked with two former Beatles by the time he turned 21, but who was best known for his long tenure with the pioneering British progressive-rock band Yes, died on Thursday at his home in the Seattle area. His death was announced by his family. He had been a member of Yes since 1972, but, the band noted in a statement, “a number of health setbacks” had restricted his time onstage since 2016, with Jay Schellen doing most of the drumming and Mr. White joining the band late in each set. Alan White was born in Pelton, County Durham, England, on June 14, 1949, to Raymond and May (Thrower) White. He first played professionally the next year, and went on to work with a number of British groups throughout the 1960s.
Opinion | Turning Pregnant Women and Doctors Into Criminals
       
To the Editor:In “Punishing Women Who Have Abortions” (Opinion, Sunday Review, May 15), Jane Coaston mentions the possibility being discussed in some anti-abortion circles of charging those who have abortions with homicide. There is another way some in the anti-abortion camp speak of punishing women who seek abortions, in this case very ill women — letting them die. This is not a majority position in the anti-abortion movement, but it is not a new idea. Doctors in those states will be placed in a horrible position, facing years of jail time if they abort the fetus, and women will die needlessly. Carole JoffeSan FranciscoThe writer is a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.
A Moment of Brightness
       
I’ve thought a lot about my children this week, as I think just about every parent in America has. They are life itself, and my life specifically. There were moments when I didn’t have much of an appetite, and other times when I went out of my way to cook because it was nice to have a mind-clearing task. And now, heading into the long weekend, what I want is to gather up kids and family and friends and soak in the sun — a brief reprieve from the wider world and one I’m lucky to be able to take. The recipes below are fast and bright, and while I don’t mean to suggest they’ll make all the wrong things right, I hope they deliver some happiness.
‘Heartbroken’ Novak Djokovic offers to help imprisoned Boris Becker
       
A “heartbroken” Novak Djokovic is trying to help his former coach and mentor who is currently in prison. 1 took time during the to address the situation with Boris Becker, behind bars for hiding assets, after his third-round win at the French Open. Becker worked with Djokovic from 2014-16, and the two remained close. “Even when we stopped working, our relationship kept going in a right way,” Djokovic said after topping Aljaz Bedene in straight sets on Friday. So I just hope that he will stay healthy and strong.”Novak Djokovic drinks as he sits on the bench during a French Open match.
Hundreds of flight cancelations ruin Memorial Day weekend for US travelers
       
Tens of thousands people in the US had their Memorial Day weekend plans come to a screeching halt after weather disruptions and staffing issues forced airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and delay thousands more. I will walk before I fly JetBlue!” Mussawir Sadiqi, an architect from Buffalo told The Post while killing time at John F. Kennedy International Airport. “I’ve been in an airport for 48 hours now, not sleeping or showering thanks to Jetblue!” Sadiqi said. Mussawir Sadiqi, 32, senior architect for Buffalo NY DOE, was supposed to meet his finacé in Istanbul before his flight got canceled. The Federal Aviation Association doesn’t cancel flights, but noted in a message that bad weather in the summer often disrupts flight plans.
Woman’s ‘prank’ at sister’s wedding completely backfires
       
Everyone always says how awkward it would be if someone was to make an “objection” during a wedding ceremony. But one woman completely ignored that fact as she decided to pull a prank on her sister’s big day – and it completely backfired. We were never the closest of sisters due to our age difference but we didn’t hate each other. I was shocked.”Insisting that the prank “wasn’t even that big of a deal”, she continued: “I was joking, not actually objecting. “Way to cause a scene on their big day.
‘Marine’ decks Navy sailor during NYC’s Fleet Week: police sources
       
A US Navy sailor in the city for Fleet Week was punched in the face by a man claiming to be a Marine during a brawl on the Lower East Side early Sunday morning, police sources said. The sailor was struck in the face and had his head pushed into the pavement, the sources said. He refused medical attention for a cut and returned to his ship. The sailor may have been intoxicated, a police source said. The Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard returned to the city for Fleet Week from May 25–31 for the first time in two years after the annual event was scuttled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Young boy found stuffed in suitcase died of dehydration: Indiana police
       
A young boy found dead inside a suitcase in rural Indiana woods last month died of dehydration and had no signs of trauma on his body, state police said. An autopsy report said the boy — who has yet to be identified — died of an “electrolyte imbalance” that was likely caused by the stomach flu, Indiana police said Friday. Detectives believe he was already dead when he was stuffed inside the hard-shell suitcase with a Las Vegas design on the front and back. Police said he likely died less than a week before the suitcase was found. Indiana State PoliceIndiana State Police Sgt.
PM Update: Summerlike heat for Memorial Day
       
Placeholder while article actions loadSummerlike weather will continue as we round out Memorial Day weekend. Tomorrow (Memorial Day): Partly cloudy skies in the morning won’t prevent temperatures from steadily rising. Highs will top out close to 90 degrees, with mostly sunny skies setting in by the afternoon. Second tornado confirmed: The National Weather Service confirmed that an F1 tornado touched down in Charles and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland on Friday evening. This is the second confirmed tornado from Friday’s line of storms.
Tips for summer travel
       
“They aren’t paying attention to the basics of travel preparation as they did pre-pandemic.”AdvertisementI’ll be on the road with you this summer: I plan to travel to Turkey, Greece, Ireland and Britain. Here’s how you — and I — can avoid the biggest summer travel pitfalls of 2022. “Travel regulations, along with airline and event schedules, are still in flux,” warns Kimberly Greulich, founder of KG Travel Club, a luxury travel agency. Travelers often assume their travel insurance or medical evacuation membership will cover anything that might happen to them. Travel health notice information can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s interactive map showing travel recommendations by destination and the CDC’s travel health notice webpage.
What to know about international airlines
       
Placeholder while article actions loadFor Youngsoo Choi, booking a ticket on an international airline is an easy choice. It’s no coincidence that international airlines consistently rank higher than their U.S. counterparts, experts say. These suggest a busy summer for international air travel, though perhaps not as busy as 2019. Some international airlines doubled down on service when others were cutting back, adding new amenities that are practically unheard of in the United States. As the gap between U.S. and international airlines widens, there’s a growing realization among air travelers — if not also among airlines — that American carriers have to do better when it comes to service.
A guide to volunteering in the outdoors
       
In 2021, more than 16,000 people volunteered for duties that kept FWS national refuges and national fish hatcheries across the country running smoothly. Travelers interviewed for this story say they’ve found meaning and community in exchange for their time and talents through volunteering. Since May 1, they’ve been volunteering with the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, where, as interpretive hosts, they talk to visitors about marine mammals, shorebirds and tide pools. “There’s farm fields, quiet, cows, the lake, and it’s just beautiful,” says Carmon, who learned about volunteering during a camping visit. Tharp says volunteering in nature gives people a sense of satisfaction and meaning.
Baltimore police commissioner blames 'total disregard for human life' for rampant violence
       
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison blamed "young people carrying guns" and "a total disregard for human life" for the city's rampant violence Saturday. Multiple shootings in Baltimore on Saturday into Sunday left four dead including a teenager, according to The Baltimore Sun. "It's about young people carrying guns, young people with the willingness to use those guns indiscriminately in crowds." "It is about them having a total disregard for human life and a total lack of respect and disregard for authority and law enforcement who was right here in the very block where this happened." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Baltimore shootings come on the heels of two deadly mass shootings in as many weeks in the U.S.
Democratic lawmakers demand Google and Apple delete apps that could track 'individuals seeking abortion'
       
A group of Democratic lawmakers penned a letter to Google and Apple in an effort to persuade the companies to delete applications that could be used to track whether a woman has showed interest in an abortion, arguing that the data such apps collect could make those women targets. "We urge you to ensure that apps on the Google Play Store do not employ data practices that threaten the wellbeing of individuals seeking abortion services," reads the letter sent to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, which Sens. "The App Store should prohibit apps available for download from engaging in data practices that may victimize individuals who seek or have sought abortion services." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"App Store policies must require available apps to prohibit and protect against data practices that threaten individuals seeking abortion services," reads the letter to Cook. "We urge you to review and update as necessary the App Store’s policies and practices to achieve that objective."
Opinion: Mass shootings have a lot in common with another American horror
       
In the case of the Buffalo shooting, this was captured on video and shared on online platforms . And like the shooter in Buffalo, he filmed and streamed video of the attack, in his case on Facebook. One striking phenomenon is so many of the perpetrators in recent mass shooting events have been young people. Now we can add to the roster of youthful mass murderers the shooter in Uvalde, Texas who was just 18. Like some other recent mass shooters, he shared his murderous plot online minutes before carrying it out.
VW says taking Brazil human rights probe seriously
       
Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel International Auto Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File PhotoBERLIN, May 29 (Reuters) - German carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) said on Sunday it was taking seriously an investigation by Brazil's public prosecutors into alleged human rights violations in the country as reported by German media. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung paper and public broadcaster NDR on Sunday reported that Brazil is investigating alleged human rights violations at the farm during 1974-1986 when the military dictatorship was in power in Brazil. NDR reported that Brazil's military government made an offer to VW to buy and develop the land. "Please understand that we are not commenting further due to possible legal proceedings in Brazil," VW said.
First hurricane of the eastern Pacific season approaches southern Mexico
       
A man rests on a beach as Hurricane Agatha barrels toward the southern coast of Mexico, in Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca state, Mexico, May 29, 2022. REUTERS/Jose de Jesus CortesMONTERREY, Mexico, May 29 (Reuters) - The first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season barreled toward the southern coast of Mexico on Sunday, packing maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (145 km/h) that are expected to strengthen before it makes landfall on Monday. "Agatha is forecast to be near major hurricane strength when it reaches the coast of southern Mexico on Monday," the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned. As of 1 p.m. Sunday (Mexico City time), Hurricane Agatha was located about 195 miles west south west of Puerto Angel, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall to the southern states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Guerrero, the NHC said, which could spark "life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides."
Photos: Mourning in Texas
       
Photo GalleryPhotos: Mourning in TexasMemorial tributes continue for the 19 children and two teachers shot to death by a heavily armed gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022.
1st of 2022, Hurricane Agatha heads for Mexico tourist towns
       
This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Agatha, center, off the Pacific coast of Mexico on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 11:20 a.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Agatha, center, off the Pacific coast of Mexico on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 11:20 a.m. EDT. Hurricane Agatha could make landfall at close to major hurricane force on Monday in the area near Puerto Escondido and Puerto Angel in the southern state of Oaxaca — a region that includes the laid-back tourist resorts of Huatulco, Mazunte and Zipolite. Around midday Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the recently formed hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph) and it was centered about 195 miles (315 kilometers) west-southwest of Puerto Angel. The Hurricane Center warned of dangerous costal flooding, as well as large and destructive waves near where Agatha makes landfall and destructive waves.
Jet fuel prices double ahead of busy summer travel season
       
The price of jet fuel is twice as much as it was last year, according to U.S. federal data – an ominous sign for cash-strapped summer revelers ahead of what is expected to be a busy travel season. The spot price for jet fuel was $3.517 per gallon as of Monday, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration for the Gulf Coast. Aside from impacting travelers’ wallets, the surge in jet fuel prices has created another financial headache for US airlines who are attempting to return to profitability after a years-long slowdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The worst of ticket price hikes could be yet to come. In March, Cowen & Co. airline analyst Helane Becker told clients to expect a roughly four-month lag before airline ticket prices reflected higher jet fuel costs.
‘Revenge travel’ started in 2021, but it’s really coming back with a vengeance in Summer 2022. Here’s where Americans want to go
       
That figure includes the revival of business travel, as more companies put a premium on in-person meetings and weekly face-to-face work schedules. They’ve been spending more on “things” like souvenirs since summer 2021, Mastercard said. As of April, they have shelled out almost 23% more in spending on the category compared to 2019 levels, Mastercard data showed. Just over half (54%) said they are looking forward to “make up” trips following two years of crimped, or no travel. The Mastercard findings align with other research forecasting a summer travel season where high costs will not melt many plans.
6 wounded in shooting in downtown Chattanooga, police say
       
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee said six people were wounded during an exchange of gunfire in a downtown Chattanooga business district. At least one person of interest was detained shortly after the shooting Saturday night, police spokesperson Jeremy Eames said Sunday in a news release. The statement did not indicate whether anyone was charged.
VW says taking Brazil human rights probe seriously
       
FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel International Auto Show in Sao PauloBERLIN (Reuters) - German carmaker Volkswagen said on Sunday it was taking seriously an investigation by Brazil's public prosecutors into alleged human rights violations in the country as reported by German media. "We can assure you that we take the possible events at Fazenda Rio Cristalino, to which the investigation by the Brazilian investigating authorities refers, very seriously," Volkswagen said in an emailed statement, referring to a cattle farm in Brazil. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung paper and public broadcaster NDR on Sunday reported that Brazil is investigating alleged human rights violations at the farm during 1974-1986 when the military dictatorship was in power in Brazil. NDR reported that Brazil's military government made an offer to VW to buy and develop the land. "Please understand that we are not commenting further due to possible legal proceedings in Brazil," VW said.
Social media CEO hopes to 'remove any temptation for bad behavior' from its platform
       
A new platform being beta-tested hopes to re-introduce an element of what many social media companies have seemingly lost sight of amid industry controversies — maintaining a sense of community. We've removed any temptation for bad behavior that you'll find on other platforms." Somewhere Good is an audio-based social media platform. However, Austin stressed how her platform will be very different from Twitter and other social media networks where online discord can create toxic digital environments. Actress Gabrielle Union, Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, and former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao are a few notable angel investors.
Georgia boat crash kills five, man arrested for boating impaired
       
Two people were confirmed deceased immediately following the crash on Saturday morning, Georgia's Department of Natural Resources said. The Coast Guard said divers had recovered the bodies of a 37-year-old male and two 20-year-old men, last seen wearing swim suits and no shirts. A 45-year-old man, Mark Christopher Stegall, of Savannah, "was arrested for boating under the influence in the incident," the department said in a statement. Video showed a Coast Guard helicopter hoisting injured passengers from a wide river expanse. One of the injured passengers was in good condition, the Coast Guard said.
107 cases of brain tumors led to investigation at NJ high school: Mayor announces results
       
When a former student at Colonia High School in Woodbridge, New Jersey, realized that he, his wife and his sister all had brain tumors, he wondered if something about their high school could have caused them. After doing some research, Al Lupiano told TODAY that he discovered 107 former students and teachers with brain tumors. “We sympathize with anyone who has experienced brain tumors and brain cancers, especially those who lost loved ones to this terrible disease,” McCormac said. The health department also looked at brain cancer rates for Colonia High School and compared them to rates of brain cancer throughout New Jersey and the United States. In April, he told TODAY was determined to figure out why he, his wife and sister all experienced brain tumors.
North West Wears High Heels and Denim for ‘Best Date Ever’ With Kim Kardashian
       
Kim Kardashian’s sleek style always makes a statement – and now, it appears daughter North West is picking up a fashion lesson from her mom. While on a mother-daughter date at a restaurant with Kardashian — as seen on Instagram — North slipped on a pair of black heels, which looked to be about two inches. Kardashian affectionately captioned the images of their night out as the “Best Date Ever,” along with a black heart-shaped emoji. The style has become synonymous with Kardashian’s “Balenciaga era” within the last year, when she began nearly exclusively wearing Balenciaga pairs designed by Demna. Kim Kardashian travels to Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s wedding in Portofino, Italy on May 22, 2022.
Anti-gun protesters rally outside NRA convention in Houston days after Uvalde shooting
       
The Daily BeastCHANDAN KHANNAThe chorus of families from the Uvalde shooting who are angry at a decision by authorities to wait outside a classroom door as their children called 911 for help continues to grow louder.Texas has often been seen as strong, brave, and fearless. This week it seems as if that persona is being called into question as little more than a costume.Texas officials admitted Friday that police made the “wrong decision” by not immediately storming the classroom where Uvalde gunman Salvador Ra
In praise of the pupusa in L.A.
       
It’s no wonder, then, that I love pupusas, the national dish of El Salvador, that sunny rinconcito of Central America that fully displayed its civic pride at Pupusa Fest in Frogtown on Sunday. And I’m here to say that the pupusa in Los Angeles is thriving, as made abundantly clear by the Pupusa Fest turnout. The sold-out event welcomed around 300 people, including more than a dozen product and food vendors. Pupusa vendors were celebrated at the festival, which also highlighted apparel and cookbook vendors. Cooks preparing pupusas at the Pupusa Fest.
Rescuers close to plane that crashed in Nepal with 22 aboard
       
By Binaj Gurubacharya | Associated PressKATHMANDU, Nepal — Rescuers zeroed in on a possible location of a passenger plane with 22 people aboard that is feared to have crashed Sunday in cloudy weather in Nepal’s mountains, officials said. In 2016, a Tara Air Twin Otter flying the same route crashed after takeoff, killing all 23 people aboard. In 2012, an Agni Air plane also flying from Pokhara to Jomsom crashed, killing 15 people. In 2014, a Nepal Airlines plane flying from Pokhara to Jumla crashed, killing all 18 onboard. In 2018, a US-Bangla passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed on landing in Kathmandu, killing 49 of the 71 people aboard.
10 people shot in 10 shootings in 24 hours in Portland
       
Click here for updates on this storyPORTLAND, Oregon (KPTV) — The Portland Police Bureau said 10 people were injured in 10 shootings in the city in less than 24 hours beginning early Friday morning. Just before 6 a.m. Friday, officers responded near Northeast 21st Avenue and Northeast Argyle Street. At 12:25 p.m. Friday, PPB responded to a shots-fired call at Northeast 104th Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street. Less than twenty minutes later, officers responded to a shots-fired disturbance call at Southeast 71st Avenue and Southeast Lafayette Street. The victim claims they were robbed at gunpoint and shot in the arm at Southeast Holgate Boulevard and Southeast 113th Avenue.
1,000 more flights canceled Sunday, disrupting the holiday weekend
       
Almost 4,800 US flights have been canceled since Friday, with 1,100 more on Sunday morning, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines is most affected by the cancellations, with more than 400 flights axed on Saturday and Sunday. The carrier blamed Saturday’s cancellations on bad weather and “air traffic control actions” on Friday, saying it is trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance. United canceled 23 flights Saturday and JetBlue canceled 10, representing about 1% of the carriers’ operationsOn Thursday, Delta announced it was decreasing its summer flight schedule ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Delta said it expected around 2.5 million customers will be flying during the Memorial Day weekend — up 25% from last year.
Heavy rain kills 56 in northeast Brazil
       
At least 56 people have died in Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco amid heavy rains over the weekend, according to the state’s civil defense forces. An additional 56 people are missing and at least 25 are injured, Brazil’s Minister of Regional Development Daniel Ferreira said on Sunday. Brazil’s northeast has been suffering from exceptionally high volumes of rain, officials say. Some areas have registered more rain in the past 24 hours than the total volume expected for the month of May. In December, downpours caused two dams to burst in nearby Bahia state, killing dozens and submerging entire streets.
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Only in NewsdayTheir little girls want to wear the same styles as Elsa and Anna from the Disney movies "Frozen," so a Facebook post for a class arrived just in time for half a dozen men who learned how to do a traditional braid, braided pigtails and French braids.
1 dead, 7 injured in Oklahoma festival shooting: officials
       
Authorities said one person was killed and seven were injured in a shooting early Sunday at an outdoor festival in eastern Oklahoma, with a witness describing frantic people running for cover as the gunfire erupted. Two juveniles were among those shot at the Memorial Day event near Taft, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Tulsa, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. Members of the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office were in attendance and immediately began rendering aid, OSBI said. The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office referred the AP to OSBI for more information. The danger has past.”Wilson wondered if a Memorial Day parade planned for Monday in Taft could be cancelled because of the shooting, although she said she hadn’t received official word.
First hurricane of 2022, Agatha, forms off Mexico’s Pacific coast
       
MEXICO CITY — The first hurricane of the season formed off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast on Sunday and rapidly gained power ahead of an expected strike along a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns. AdvertisementAround midday Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the recently formed hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and it was centered about 195 miles west-southwest of Puerto Angel. AdvertisementThe civil defense office in Oaxaca said the hurricane’s outer bands were already hitting the coast. The Hurricane Center warned of dangerous costal flooding, as well as large and destructive waves near where Agatha makes landfall and destructive waves. The storm was expected to bring 10 to 16 inches of rain to parts of Oaxaca state — with isolated maximums of 20 inches — posing the threat of flash flooding and mudslides.
Peter Lucas: Remembering key intelligence operations in Albania on Memorial Day
       
The four subs were still there in 2005 when, while researching my book “The OSS in World War II Albania,” I got clearance to visit the still off-limits base. I was there with my Albanian friend and guide Agim to hitch a ride with an Albanian patrol boat. My goal was to get to a remote World War II cave complex code named Seaview along the coast of the isolated Karaburun Peninsula, across from Italy. The sea was calm that day, the sun was out and the water warm and clear as we set out in an Albanian patrol boat. But that is the way it was in World War II, and that is the way the men lived and fought.
Grand Rapids shootings leave 13-year-old dead, three men injured
       
Two Saturday night shootings left a teenager dead and three men with gunshot wounds in Grand Rapids, police said. The incidents happened within about an hour of each other, according to a Grand Rapids Police Department press release. Officers responded to the 800 block of Alpine Avenue Northwest at 10:30 p.m. on reports of a 13-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest. The suspect, also a juvenile male, was in police custody Sunday, police said, with the investigation into the incident ongoing. Three adult male victims were found with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, police said, and the investigation was ongoing Sunday.
Boji family $5M donation fuels Henry Ford Health and MSU partnership
       
Metro Detroit philanthropists Ron and Heather Boji announced a $5 million dollar donation for a health science center that pairs Henry Ford Hospital and Michigan State University. Wright Lassiter, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health, said the initiative is meant to be a catalyst for change in health care. For Ron Boji, president and CEO of the Boji Group, and an MSU alumnus and board member for the Henry Ford Foundation, the donation is personal. “The incredible care and compassion of Henry Ford Health helped aid my father’s recovery from a stroke, and MSU gave me the foundation that helped build Boji Group alongside my father," Boji said. The building will serve as a place to consolidate Henry Ford Health and MSU research activities.
Agreement will preserve Sonoita-area grassland where deer, antelope play
       
A swath of grassland that connects the Santa Rita Mountains and Las Cienegas National Conservation Area near Sonoita will be protected through a conservation easement obtained by the Arizona Land and Water Trust. The easement covers 5,000 acres of the historic, family-owned Vera Earl Ranch and will help preserve an important wildlife corridor from “incompatible development,” the trust announced Thursday. Funds to establish the conservation easement came from the Department of Defense, the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the National Fish and Wildlife foundation through Walmart’s “Acres for America” program. The Arizona Land and Water Trust entered into a similar deal with another Sonoita-area ranch in November, this one along state Highway 82 east of the Santa Cruz County community. * I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.
Israeli nationalists chant racist slogans in Jerusalem march
       
The crowds, who were overwhelmingly young Orthodox Jewish men, were celebrating Jerusalem Day — an Israeli holiday that marks the capture of the Old City in the 1967 Mideast war. Palestinians see the event, which passes through the heart of the Muslim Quarter, as a provocation. One large group chanted “Death to Arabs,” and “Let your village burn down” before descending into the Old City. Last year, after weeks of Israeli-Palestinian unrest in Jerusalem, authorities changed the route of the march at the last minute to avoid the Muslim Quarter. Despite the recent unrest, Israeli leaders decided to allow this year’s parade to take place along its traditional route through the Muslim Quarter.
California school kids sickened after eating cannabis candy
       
BAYSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three third-grade students at a Northern California elementary school were hospitalized after inadvertently eating cannabis gummies, authorities said. Three children were taken to receive medical attention after they began to display signs of intoxication, Jacoby Creek superintendent and principal Melanie Nannizzi told parents in an email. All three kids were released from the hospital and are doing well, Nannizzi told the Times-Standard newspaper in Eureka. The classroom was initially evacuated over concerns the kids might have been reacting to carbon monoxide exposure, Nannizzi told parents. Groszmann warned parents to keep cannabis products, especially those that look like candy, in a safe spot away from children.
GPs failing Asian victims of ‘honour abuse’ over racism fears
       
GPs are failing victims of “honour abuse” within the Asian community because of fears of being seen as racist, research by a leading think tank has found. "The term honour risks legitimising this behaviour. However, many victims were being failed by practitioners, including health workers, for fear of racism if they probed “honour” abuse. It was estimated eight in 10 victims did not report domestic abuse, said the CSJ. But charity Karma Nirvana reported an 81 per cent increase in cases related to “honour abuse” during 2020, receiving 12,128 calls that year.
Cinemas to introduce ‘digital ID cards’ to prevent children watching sex scenes
       
Britain’s cinemas are to introduce digital ID “cards” for children as proof of age to prevent them seeing sex and violence in adult films. Access and withdraw moneyThe digital ID app is also accepted as proof of identity in 30,000 high street convenience stores for some 200 age-restricted products such as medicines like Calpol, teeth whitening kits and energy drinks. The Government has also approved the use of the digital ID to enable young people to access and withdraw money from their child trust funds when they are 18. To obtain the digital age ID app, the person has to prove identity with a document such as a passport then take a live picture to confirm. The digital ID card shows the verified photo of the individual and their age as over 18, 15 or 12.
Universities can’t solve student mental health crisis on their own, says Russell Group chief
       
Universities cannot solve the mental health crisis on their ownBy Dr Tim Bradshaw, the chief executive of the Russell GroupMental health. Removing the stigma around mental health so people are no longer afraid to seek help, and so society is more geared to help, is a positive step. Across the UK, we are seeing an increase in the number of adults experiencing mental health difficulties and this is reflected in rising demand for student support services in universities and through the NHS. Mental health provision cannot stand stillTeams of highly committed and caring individuals are working across campuses helping thousands of students every year. Covid and the challenges of multiple national lockdowns are an example of how mental health provision can’t stand still.
Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen, review: will make you feel closer to the Queen than ever before
       
“No one can make history stand still,” said Her Majesty, the Queen in 1958. Well, for 75 minutes, Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen (BBC One) almost did. If the footage is remarkable, it is matched by a voiceover delivered by the Queen herself. There is little the Queen has done in recent years to bring her so close to the people of the United Kingdom. In the late 1930s, we’re in Balmoral, sketching in the heather and paddling in the lake, while Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother makes regular humorous cameos (who knew the Royal family were so goofy?).
Cost of living: Residents in Plymouth 'constantly worrying' amid rocketing bills and food prices
       
In the first of three reports, we investigate how increasing bills are impacting some of the 262,000 people that call Plymouth home. But then by the Thursday or Friday with bills coming out - and I've got to buy food - I'm very lucky to have any of my wages left," she adds. But if I haven't got the money in the bank, I'm in the red, it's just a constant…you're constantly worrying." "I think with the cost of energy and prices going up people need us," says manager Sarah Brown. That's a third of it gone, just like that, then you've got food, other bills, water bills, it's getting to be a struggle - it's getting bad," says Mr Sellick.
Vandals destroy floral displays outside designer shops in Chelsea created to mark Platinum Jubilee
       
Vandals have destroyed flowers worth thousands of pounds that were meant to be on display for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Displays costing up to £10,000 were ripped to shreds in Sloane Street, Chelsea, by a group of people this morning. A window cleaner in the area said people had ruined the displays and left a scene of destruction. Although some displays allowed people to take flowers on Saturday, the last day of the Chelsea Flower Show, many had notes asking passersby not to take the flowers as they were being saved for the Jubilee weekend. The display was one of the winners of the the Chelsea in Bloom competition for best design and reportedly cost £10,000 to create.
Platinum Jubilee: People reflect on the Royal Family as the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne
       
Hands up if you're excited about the Platinum Jubilee… from doughnut makers to champagne houses to dogs' charities my inbox has been bombarded as everyone's getting in on the act. No other British monarch has ever reached 70 years on the throne and a Platinum Jubilee. "She's magic, but the world ain't magic at the minute," are the words of Francis Bloss, the new landlord at the Jubilee Pub on Queen's Square in Hemel Hempstead. The Jubilee pub was opened after that visit, on Sunday the bunting and platinum signs are up, but Francis isn't as excited about the weekend as I expected a landlord to be. "I think it's going to be mixed, because you've got all the scandal that's come with the royal family at the minute.
Martin Rees: If you have been abducted by aliens, please don't tell me
       
If you have been abducted by aliens, the Astronomer Royal would not like to hear about it. “I get letters from people who say they have been abducted by aliens, they have met them, etc. If extraterrestrial life does exist, Prof Rees said, it is not likely to be in the form of little green men. “There is no scope for rapid repartee,” Prof Rees said. But those seem like arcane national goals.”Astronauts these days mostly go to the International Space Station, which “rather unglamorously” orbits the Earth, Prof Rees said.
Nancy Pelosi's husband is arrested for DUI in Napa
       
Nancy Pelosi's husband has been arrested in Napa on suspicion of driving under the influence. Paul Pelosi, 82, was booked on two counts for the incident in Napa, California, shortly before midnight last night. Nancy and Paul Pelosi, both 82, are shown on April 24, 2022Pelosi was arrested at 11.44pm last night but was booked into Napa County Jail at 4.13amNancy has not yet commented on his arrested. Paul Pelosi on May 16The sprawling estate is one of many the couple owns. Nancy and Paul Pelosi's vineyard in St Helena, Napa, is one of the many properties they ownThe couple also own a mansion in San FranciscoHe has raked in millions through investments in tech companies like Alphabet, Google's parent company, and Disney.
Sudan lifts state of emergency imposed since coup
       
Sudan's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Sunday lifted a state of emergency imposed since an October 25 coupKhartoum (AFP) – Sudan's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Sunday lifted a state of emergency imposed since last year's military coup, the ruling sovereign council said. Advertising Read moreBurhan "issued a decree lifting the state of emergency nationwide," the council said in a statement. Sunday's decision came after a meeting with senior military officials recommending the state of emergency be lifted and people detained under an emergency law be freed. It also came after the latest calls by UN special representative Volker Perthes for removing the state of emergency, following the killing of two protesters during anti-coup protests on Saturday. Sudan has been reeling from deepening unrest since Burhan led the October 25 coup, upending a fragile transition following the 2019 ouster of president Omar al-Bashir.
Jeffries Fights New York District Maps: ‘Enough to Make Jim Crow Blush’
       
The northeast Bronx, another predominantly Black area that includes Co-Op City and falls within Representative Jamaal Bowman’s district, would be split among three different districts. “Now, when Bedford-Stuyvesant wants to organize and petition at the congressional level, they have to split their efforts and go to two separate representatives,” she said. The maps would also push four of the state’s seven Black representatives into two districts, forcing them to compete with one another or run in a district where they do not live. Under the special master’s plan, Mr. Jeffries and Representative Yvette Clark would live in the same central Brooklyn district, and Mr. Bowman, whose district would see its Black voting-age population fall from about 30 percent to 21 percent under the new maps.
Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul arrested for DUI in California
       
Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, was arrested late Saturday and charged with driving under the influence in California, booking records show. AdvertisementNancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi at the Lincoln Center in New York on April 23, 2019. Paul Pelosi, a San Francisco-born businessman who received an MBA degree from New York University, married Nancy Pelosi in 1963. Neither Nancy nor Paul Pelosi have publicly commented on the situation. Nancy Pelosi, 82, shared a Twitter link to a live-stream video for the Brown University commencement on Sunday.
6 people shot in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Saturday night
       
(CNN) Six people were shot, two of whom suffered life-threatening injuries, in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Saturday night, police said. Four are expected to survive while two have life-threatening injuries, he said. Most of those shot were teenagers or in their early 20s, he added. "We had large groups of juveniles walking around the downtown area this date and we believe it's from within that group that the shooting took place," he said. A mass shooting is defined as an incident with at least four people shot, excluding any shooter.
Fish off the coast of Florida test positive for pharmaceutical drugs
       
CNN —Bonefish off the coast of Florida have tested positive for a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs, including anti-depressants and blood pressure medications, according to a new study. Bonefish are a family of fish found throughout the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and tarpons are found in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific oceans. Researchers took blood and tissue samples from 93 bonefish in Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys since 2018, when the study started. “These findings are truly alarming,” Jennifer Rehage, a coastal and fish ecologist and associate professor at the university, said in the release. Since 2013, bonefish have been a catch-and-release only species in Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The Wild Life of William Morgan, Yanqui Comandante Turned Cuban Counterrevolutionary
       
“Cuba shipped a million dollars’ worth of frogs’ legs to the US last year,” William Morgan, an American expat, declared shortly after the 1959 Cuban Revolution. The story of William Morgan is an eccentric tale of dead ends, abandonment, revolution, and counterrevolution. From the Circus to the Revolution William Morgan was raised in Toledo, Ohio, in the upper-class neighborhood of West End. The Revolutionary Directorate, the Popular Socialist Party, the Authentic Organization, Morgan’s Second Front — all were fighting in the Escambray Mountains. Meanwhile, William Morgan wedded his Cuban lover, Olga Rodríguez, both clad in their olive military garb.
French prosecutor suspects antisemitism in murder of elderly man
       
An 89-year-old French man who was pushed out of his 17th-storey window by a neighbour may have been killed because he was Jewish, a prosecutor has said, after several antisemitic murders in France over recent years. The body of René Hadjadj was found at the foot of his building in Lyon, south-east France, on 17 May and his 51-year-old neighbour was arrested. “After social media postings were provided to us, the prosector’s office has asked judges to consider the aggravating circumstance of an act committed because of the victim’s ethnicity, nationality, race or religion,” the Lyon prosecutor Nicolas Jacquet said. “It’s no longer a question of telling us it’s the act of a mentally disturbed person. The truth of antisemitism must no longer be hidden,” Goldnadel wrote.
Palestine live news: Chaos as Israelis rally in East Jerusalem
       
Tensions high in occupied East Jerusalem where thousands of ultra-nationalist Jewish groups march chanting ‘death to Arabs’. Thousands of far-right Israelis have stormed Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem to mark the so-called flag march in the Old City. Israeli ultra-nationalist groups have chanted racist slogans such as “death to Arabs”, as they marched through the streets of the Old City. One large group chanted “Death to Arabs” and “Let your village burn down” before descending into the Old City. “One large group chanted ‘Death to Arabs’, and ‘Let your village burn down’ before descending into the Old City,” Khan reporting from Old Jerusalem said.
Strengthen and Stretch Your Body With This 30-Minute, Beginner-Friendly Workout
       
Join certified personal trainer Rachel McClusky for a beginner's 30-minute sculpt and stretch class that will make you feel rejuvenated and ready to take on your day. The class incorporates dynamic foundational strength movements that also work on your mobility and balance. You'll begin with some deep breaths and a warmup before moving on to lateral lunge pulses, sumo squats, arm pulses, and so much more. As you move through the circuits, you'll get some stretching in as you go. McClusky's outfit: VuoriShoes: APL
Fire Up Your Core and Glutes With This 30-Minute Bodyweight HIIT Workout
       
Get ready to work out with ACE-certified personal trainer Chelsey Cioli, who will be leading this 30-minute HIIT workout with class members Paris Nicole and Poofy Moffitino. This advanced routine will start with a dynamic warmup that includes moves such as hip circles and hamstring stretches. You'll feel the intensity of the workout increase with moves like mountain climbers, split squat jumps, single-leg deadlifts, and burpees, with plenty of modifications for all levels. This challenging workout will culminate in a satisfying cooldown that will help you wind down and leave you feeling accomplished. All you need to get started is a mat!
Underground hip-hop is banned in Egypt. Now, it’s the soundtrack to Marvel’s Moon Knight.
       
This genre of underground Egyptian rap is called mahraganat, and it elevates the soundtrack of the new Marvel series Moon Knight. For the musicians in Egypt taking rap in new directions, Moon Knight is a mainstream breakthrough, a chance for international audiences to understand a little more about the country. Amid a clampdown on political expression, mahraganat music has become even more popular. What the censorship of Mahraganat — and its presence in Moon Knight — says about EgyptThe brash sensibility of mahraganat has long challenged the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate. The mahraganat tracks in Moon Knight have brought to life scenes of contemporary Egypt at a particularly difficult time for Egyptians.
The increase in US births in 2021, explained
       
Despite the 2021 bump, there were fewer babies born last year than in 2019 before the pandemic. Older and fewerEven with the overall increase in 2021, one group of potential mothers in the US experienced an all-time low in birth rates: teenagers. The provisional birth rate for females aged 15 to 19 was 14.4 births per 1,000 women, down 6 percent from 2020 and the lowest level on record. At the same time, the birth rate for women ages 35-39 and 40-44 rose 5 percent and 3 percent in 2021, respectively. The 2021 uptick in births doesn’t look like much of a baby bump against what used to be the norm in the country’s not-too-distant past.
Seth Green's Bored Ape was stolen. Now he can't make his NFT show.
       
But, the show revolves around one main NFT piece: Green's Bored Ape Yacht Club #8398, which he had named Fred Simian. Buzzfeed reports that the current owner of Green's Bored Ape #8398 currently has no plans to give it back to the actor. Blockchain transactions show that a collector going by the name DarkWing84 paid $200,000 for the stolen NFT. Yuga Labs, the company that owns Bored Ape Yacht Club, is actually the owner of the Bored Ape IP. Its license states the holder of the NFT owns the rights and the current holder of the Bored Ape Yacht Club #8398 NFT is not Seth Green.
Wordle today: Get the answer, hints May 30
       
Each day, there's a new word puzzle for you to take on, and you can bookmark this page in case you find you need tips, hints or the answer for Wordle 345 on May 30. Here's the Wordle answer for May 29. A subtle hint for the May 30 Wordle answer:You'll find it here May 30. The May 30 Wordle today is a 5-letter word that starts with...Find out May 30! What's the answer to the May 30 Wordle?
The Texas grid is designed to fail
       
In the wake of Winter Storm Uri, many people — myself included — discussed infrastructural fixes that could help fix the Texas grid to prevent future blackouts. Just in this really hot spring, we’ve had solar power really, really help. Our highest energy use days in Texas are typically in the summer, when it gets really, really, really hot. But likewise, in an event like the 2021 storm, it can skyrocket when it’s really, really cold. Neel DhaneshaAre there other ways climate change is affecting the Texas grid, aside from people running their air conditioners more?
Meet The Man Personalizing Caskets For The Children Killed In The Uvalde School Shooting
       
UVALDE, Texas – Eliahna Torres loved llamas. She loved TikTok too, especially the videos that teach you how to make slime. “She would tell me that she needed glue for school because she had a big ol’ project to do, and the glue would be to make slime,” Sandra Torres, her mother, told BuzzFeed News during a phone interview. It’s an enormous task for a small town with its limited local resources to memorialize 21 people back to back, and the charge becomes even more daunting when 19 of them are children. The race to supply caskets for 19 children began when Ganem of SoulShine Industries responded to messages on Facebook and a few calls from people in the death care industry, including one from the Texas Funeral Directors Association asking for help.
How To Wear Water Waves Like Meghan Markle
       
If you’ve been keeping up-to-date with the red carpet, then you’ve probably noticed the plethora of major celebrities rocking the new hair trend of the summer: water waves. And always ahead of the trend, Meghan Markle was also seen with water waves at the 2022 Invictus Games in April. What Are Water Waves? When you think of water waves, you probably imagine a mermaid that has emerged fresh out of the sea with glorious waves, lounging on a nearby rock. “Once I’ve got the smoothness with the cream and hairdryer, I use a barrel tongue to curl the hair.”Alexa Chung’s water waves at this year’s Met Gala.
Hey Bud Skin Care Review: I Tried Hey Bud's Skin Care Line & Here's What I Thought
       
So I was eager to try out Hey Bud’s hemp-based skin care line and put it to the test. I had never tried anything hemp-based before Hey Bud’s skin care and I was shocked to learn about some of the benefits. These are big reasons that you’ll find hemp seed oil in every one of Hey Bud’s skin care products. The before and after photos from customers using Hey Bud’s skin care line. After having tried it out, I can say with confidence that Hey Bud’s skin care products are bound to sell out again.
Nail Polish That’s Good For Your Nails
       
Nail polish isn’t strictly bad for your nails — actually, there are some benefits to wearing polish, other than the aesthetic. “It also binds the nail cells together, so nails are less likely to fray and split.” So when we talk about nail polish that’s good for your nails, we really mean nail polish that’s free of toxic ingredients. What To Look For (& Avoid) In Nail Polish That’s Good For Your NailsDr. Stern warns against 10 major toxins that are commonly found in nail polish: acetone, formaldehyde, phthalates (including dibutyl phthalate, DEHP, and DEP), toluene, formaldehyde resin, camphor, triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), xylene, ethyl tosylamide, and parabens. The Best 10-Free Nail Polish: ZOYA Nail Polish Quad4. I highly recommend buying this product.” Also available at The Body Shop, $127 Don't Forget: An Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Mineral Fusion Nail Polish Remover Amazon $8 See on Amazon Dr. Stern says that the trouble lies less with nail polish than it does with nail polish removers, which “tend to be drying to the nail and cuticle, and can make brittle nails worse.” She recommends using an acetone-free formula, like this three-ingredient Mineral Fusion Nail Polish Remover.
Rescuers close to plane that crashed in Nepal with 22 aboard
       
Sudarshan Bartaula, spokesman for Tara Air, said that rescuers had narrowed down a possible location of the plane. In 2016, a Tara Air Twin Otter flying the same route crashed after takeoff, killing all 23 people aboard. In 2012, an Agni Air plane also flying from Pokhara to Jomsom crashed, killing 15 people. In 2014, a Nepal Airlines plane flying from Pokhara to Jumla crashed, killing all 18 on board. In 2018, a US-Bangla passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed on landing in Kathmandu, killing 49 of the 71 people aboard.
Mass violence takes toll on Americans’ psyches
       
Choose your plan ArrowRight A third of the respondents said they would no longer go to certain public places for fear of becoming a casualty of a mass shooting. Twenty-four percent said they had made changes in their lives due to their fear of a mass shooting. Sixty-two percent of parents said they lived in fear of their children becoming victims of a mass shooting, and 71 percent said the possibility of mass violence was adding stress to their lives. Hispanics, Blacks, Asians and Native Americans all reported more stress from mass shootings than Whites. When acts of mass violence “are repeated in this way, they start to feel more and more overwhelming, and a sense of hopelessness starts to set in,” she said.
Chicago shooting leaves five people seriously injured
       
A shooting in Chicago's West Side on early Sunday morning left five people seriously injured. The shooting happened at around 1:32 a.m. in Garfield Park when a group of people were standing on a sidewalk when a fight broke out, according to FOX 32 Chicago. The fight escalated, and five people were shot, according to the report. Two 21-year-old men were shot and taken to a local hospital in serious condition. HOUSTON APPARENT ROAD RAGE SHOOTING LEAVES ONE PERSON HOSPITALIZEDCLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPA 21-year-old woman was also shot and taken to a local hospital in serious condition, in addition to a 16-year-old girl, and a 33-year-old.
Houston apparent road rage shooting leaves one person hospitalized
       
NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! An apparent road rage incident in Houston, Texas, has left at least one person hospitalized on early Sunday morning. DOJ TO INVESTIGATE POLICE RESPONSE TO UVALDE SHOOTINGTwo people who were in the Monte Carlo got out of the car and allegedly returned fire, running away at the same time, according to the report. Officials say that the Pontiac's driver was taken to the hospital after being hit in the head, and a passenger was left with injuries but is expected to survive, according to the report. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPolice are still investigating the incident.
Breaking International News & Views
       
GalleryPresident Joe Biden tried to comfort families in the south Texas town of Uvalde on Sunday after the nation's deadliest school shooting in a decade as federal officials announced they would review local law enforcement's slow response to the attack.
Uvalde’s only pediatrician shares the horror of treating school shooting victims
       
The only pediatrician serving Uvalde, Texas, revealed to 'Today' what it was like to treat the wounded of the Robb Elementary School shooting, and sharing their horrific survivor stories. “The most horrible part, I guess, was just seeing parents I knew outside screaming, asking me to look for their kids. You never really get that out of your head.”Guerrero treated eight children personally that day — four of them are his regular patients. ‘I’m afraid he’s coming for me’As Guerrero made his rounds in the hospital the day of the shooting, treating the wounded and identifying the victims, he heard a familiar voice cry out to him. We seem to care about a shooting for two weeks, then sweep it under the rug.
Six people shot in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Saturday night
       
Six people were shot in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee on Saturday night, police said. Officers "were able to detain at least one person of interest in the incident in the moments after the shooting began," Eames added. Several people were transported to the hospital, most of whom were teenagers or in their early 20s, according to Eames. Two have life-threatening injuries and the four others who were shot sustained non life-threatening injuries, according to Eames. The city's mayor, Tim Kelly will deliver remarks at a press conference at 4:30 p.m. EST alongside Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy, according to local news station WTVC.
Justice Department to investigate police response in Uvalde
       
The Justice Department on Sunday said it would investigate the much criticized response by law enforcement to Tuesday’s mass shooting at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. “At the request of Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, the U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a Critical Incident Review of the law enforcement response to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24,” according to the DOJ’s statement. Nineteen children and two teachers were killed before police killed the lone gunman, who stormed into the school and barricaded himself in a classroom at the elementary school. Reports in recent days about the timeline of the murderous attack have led to widespread criticism of police for not forcing their way into the barricaded area, particularly given that police were receiving 911 calls from terrified children desperately seeking help.
Uvalde shooting survivors seek comfort anywhere, including in the arms of bikers
       
Uvalde shooting survivors seek comfort anywhere, including in the arms of bikersEnlarge this image toggle caption Vanessa Romo/NPR Vanessa Romo/NPRUVALDE, Texas — People in Uvalde are praying everywhere and all the time. Nine-year-old Aubriella Melchor told NPR she narrowly escaped the slaughter because she'd been in the bathroom when the gunman entered the school. "Then I saw his feet running past the restroom, and he starts shooting again, so I went back in and I duck and hide." Melchor doesn't know how long she was there alone. Her mother told NPR that the third grader remained "crouched in a ball — in a fetal position — on the floor."
Sudan's military leader lifts state of emergency
       
May 29 (Reuters) - Sudan's military leader, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, on Sunday issued a decree lifting a state of emergency that he imposed after seizing control in a military coup on Oct. 25 last year. The Transitional Sovereign Council said in a statement the decision was taken to create the right atmosphere for "a fruitful and meaningful dialogue that achieves stability during the transitional period". The Security and Defence Council had recommended earlier on Sunday lifting the state of emergency and releasing all detainees who were arrested under it. (Reporting by Omar Fahmy and Khaled Abdelaziz, Writing by Yasmin Hussein; Editing by Nick Macfie)
Singapore's Archbishop William Goh appointed by Pope Francis to be Cardinal in August
       
Singapore's Archbishop William Goh to become Cardinal in August. (PHOTO: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore)UPDATE: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore issued a statement on Archbishop William Goh's appointment as CardinalSINGAPORE — Archbishop William Goh, the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore, will be appointed a Cardinal, the first ever from the city-state to hold the position. With his new role, Archbishop Goh and his fellow Cardinals are the second most senior in the ranks of the Roman Catholic clergy after Pope Francis. Story continuesIn response to queries from Yahoo News Singapore, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore said it is honoured that Archbishop Goh has been appointed as Cardinal. Cardinal-elect William Goh asks for your prayers so that he can assume this responsibility with humility, wisdom and holiness."
Pope names 21 new cardinals, from Asia, Africa, elsewhere
       
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named 21 new cardinals Sunday, most of them from continents other than Europe — which dominated Catholic hierarchy for most of the church's history — and further putting his mark on the group of people who might someday elect the next pontiff. Only one new cardinal was named from the United States: Robert Walter McElroy, bishop of San Diego, California. This is the eighth batch of cardinals that Francis has named since becoming pontiff in 2013. A total of 131 cardinals would be young enough to elect a pope once the new batch are included, while the number of cardinals too old to vote will rise to 96. In Francis’ selection on Sunday, he passed over the prominent archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone.
Southwest Passenger Who Punched Flight Attendant Sentenced To 15 Months Prison Time
       
Last May, 29-year-old Vyvianna Quinonez of California punched a flight attendant in the face on a Southwest flight from Sacramento to San Diego. While the plane was preparing for landing, the flight attendant asked Quinonez to put her face mask on correctly, buckle her seat belt, and fold her tray table. Quinonez began recording a video of the flight attendant before assaulting her. She pushed the flight attendant then stood up and punched her. According to the plea agreement, the flight attendant suffered multiple bruises and a cut under one of her eyes that required stitches.
Elon Musk jet tracker on tracing the Tesla CEO: Zuckerberg's jet 'was a bit harder'
       
ElonJet Founder Jack Sweeney joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the virality of his Twitter account, which tracks Elon Musk's private jet. The bots are run by Jack Sweeney, whose account went viral for tracking and posting Elon Musk's private jets. JACK SWEENEY: Originally, it was just interest in following Elon Musk because I thought he was a cool person with Tesla and SpaceX and all that. Because I mean, we're sort of jumping all over the place, but you're no longer just tracking Elon Musk. But with Elon Musk, it's registered to a subsidiary of SpaceX, Falcon Landing.
Police say 80-year-old man fatally shot his wife, 2 dogs and himself
       
Police are investigating a murder-suicide that left a man and a woman dead early Saturday near 40th Street and Cholla Street. A man believed to be William Potts, 80, called 911 around 3:50 a.m. and said he had just shot his wife Susan Potts, 80, according to Phoenix police. Officers arrived at the scene and found the couple with gunshot wounds. Susan Potts died on scene and William Potts was taken to a hospital where he died. Two dead dogs were also found, according to police.
Multi-vehicle accident, dumped manure load close I-76 at Federal in Adams County
       
A multi-vehicle accident and the dump of a load of manure at Federal Boulevard and eastbound Interstate 76 closed the highway Sunday morning. Adams County Fire Resuce said in a tweet at 9:13 a.m. that the highway would be closed for an unknown amount of time. Details about what caused the accident or if there were any injuries were unavailable.
Man stabbed during fight in Loop hotel, 1 in custody
       
One person was taken into custody after a man was stabbed during a fight in a hallway of a Loop hotel early Sunday. About 1 a.m., two men were fighting in the fifth-floor hallway of a hotel in the 100 block of West Randolph Street, when one stabbed the other multiple times, Chicago police said. The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition was unknown. The other man was taken into custody. Police have not released any additional information.
Menkhaven fire update: Southern Colorado wildfire grows to 197 acres; air tankers, planes on scene
       
Air tankers and planes were dropping retardant and water Sunday on a 197-acre wildfire in the Rio Grande National Forest in southern Colorado. The fire started Saturday in Conejos County about 18 miles west of Antonito and was initially reported as 17 acres. Rio Grande National Forest spokesman Gregg Goodland said the Menkhaven fire grew during the day, but didn’t appear to expand significantly overnight. Evacuations were ordered for homes in the Menkhaven subdivision north of Colorado 17, which was shut down about 9 miles south of Antonito to Cumbres Pass. Goodland said five air tankers and two single-engine planes “were hitting it pretty hard” Saturday and were dropping more water and retardent on the flames Sunday.
One step at a time, the Walking Man has become Chicago’s favorite enigma
       
Then there’s the Walking Man. It’s been nearly 30 years since I first wrote about the Walking Man, who cut a striking figure with his long flowing hair and his 1970s mustache and his spiffy sports jackets and was always just … walking. From time to time I’d hear from readers or colleagues who had spotted the Walking Man and were always delighted by the sighting. There was something reassuring, something hippie-timeless, about the Walking Man. There’s even a YouTube video from 2006 titled, “The Walking Dude, a Dudementary,” consisting of grainy footage of the Walking Man … well, walking.
Landmarks: Monument to Will County’s civilian casualties of World War II heading home to site of 1942 explosion
       
AdvertisementA row of former TNT storage bunkers at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie on the site of the former Joliet Arsenal are pictured in 2006. “Just after their lunch break, there were two successive explosions, and that killed 48 of the 78 arsenal workers there in an instant,” Wheeler said. A few months after the Elwood explosion, Younger was drafted into the Army, survived the war and came home a sergeant. Younger will speak at a rededication for the statue Saturday in its new home in Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. But it had already been replaced by a better model, so the arsenal workers committee donated the recovered statue to the village of Elwood, which placed it in a park.
Fire, looming ruling don't stop new Wyoming abortion clinic
       
But a recent rightward shift of both the Supreme Court and state Legislature has elevated abortion into an issue in Wyoming. The planned clinic stands in stark defiance of that trend. Its backers include Riata Little Walker, a Casper resident who recently spoke out at a rally in support of the clinic. The Casper clinic will be far more open with its services, which in addition to abortions will include women’s, family planning and gender-affirming health care. At the Denver hospital, Little Walker and her husband, Ian, got to hold their daughter, whom they'd named Riana, after she died.
State police: 4 Connecticut residents dead following wrong-way crash on Interstate 95
       
Four people have died following a wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 southbound in Guilford, according to Connecticut State Police. Police said one of the vehicles as southbound in the left lane of two, on I-95 south between Exit 60 and Exit 59, in Guilford. AdvertisementThe two vehicles collided head on and came to rest in the left travel lane of the highway, state police said. The operator of the vehicle travelling southbound and two passengers in that vehicle died, state police said. The operator of the second vehicle is identified as Johnny Bookhardt, 76, of Norwalk, state police said.
California school kids sickened after eating cannabis gummies
       
Times-StandardBayside, Calif. – Three third-grade students at a Northern California elementary school were hospitalized after inadvertently eating cannabis gummies, authorities said. A student shared the gummies with four other kids during their snack recess on Thursday at Jacoby Creek Elementary in the Humboldt County community of Bayside, police and school officials said. Three children were taken to receive medical attention after they began to display signs of intoxication, Jacoby Creek superintendent and principal Melanie Nannizzi told parents in an email. All three kids were released from the hospital and are doing well, Nannizzi told the Times-Standard newspaper in Eureka. The classroom was initially evacuated over concerns the kids might have been reacting to carbon monoxide exposure, Nannizzi told parents.
New Mexico wildfire scar burn has forest officials worried
       
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As more than 3,000 firefighters in northern New Mexico continued to battle the nation’s largest active wildfire Sunday, federal forest officials worried about future flash floods, landslides and destructive ash from the burn scar. The 7-week-old fire, the largest in New Mexico history, remained 50% contained after charring 492 square miles (1,274 square kilometers) in rugged terrain east of Santa Fe. One of the fires was previously traced to April 6, when a planned burn set by U.S. Forest Service firefighters to clear out small trees and brush was declared out of control. A Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response team has started publishing data from its post-fire assessments. Flooding presents another problem for communities near burn scars with ash flowing into rivers and streams, according to Kiesow.
Fire, looming ruling don't stop new Wyoming abortion clinic
       
For years, Wyoming prided itself on live-and-let-live Western conservatism that took a hands-off approach to setting social policy in government, abortion included. But a recent rightward shift of both the Supreme Court and state Legislature has elevated abortion into an issue in Wyoming. The planned clinic stands in stark defiance of that trend. Its backers include Riata Little Walker, a Casper resident who recently spoke out at a rally in support of the clinic. At the Denver hospital, Little Walker and her husband, Ian, got to hold their daughter, whom they'd named Riana, after she died.
20 tips for hosting a successful yard sale
       
Much of the housing market made a forced pit stop during the lockdowns of March 2020, but by that summer it was on track and running red hot.
Second presumptive monkeypox case in Colorado brings US total to 12
       
A man in Colorado has become the state’s second presumptive case of monkeypox, bringing the US total to 12, local health authorities reported. On the CDC’s monkeypox tracker database, however, it appears that the health agency has confirmed the mountain state’s two presumptive positive cases, as it now lists the country’s tally at 12 cases nationally. Outside of Colorado, there are two cases each in California, Utah, and Florida, while Massachusetts, New York, Washington and Virginia are all still reporting just one case. The illness typically only lasts anywhere between two to four weeks and children are considered to be the most at risk for severe cases. Symptoms that people should be on the lookout for include: fever, body aches, chills, fatigue or swelling of the lymph nodes, according to the CDC.
Zelensky visits Ukraine's east for first time since invasion
       
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky visits the country's war-ridden east for the first time since the Russian invasion. He meets with troops on a trip to Kharkiv, wearing a bullet-proof vest and being shown heavily destroyed buildings in the city and its surroundings. Moscow has retreated from the Kharkiv region in recent weeks.
Video: Drone shows memorial in Uvalde for victims of Texas school shooting
       
Video: Crowds of mourners embrace and comfort each other at memorial service close to site of Texas shooting where gunman massacred 19 children and two teachersDrone footage captures memorial in Uvalde for victims of Texas Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde's Town Square.
Six people in their teens or early 20s are rushed to hospital with gunshot injuries in Tennessee
       
Six people in their teens or early 20s have been rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds in Tennessee. The victims were believed to have been struck by bullets during a shootout in downtown Chattanooga around 11.45pm. Six people in their teens or early 20s have been rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds in TennesseeThe victims were believed to have been struck by bullets during a shootout in downtown Chattanooga around 11.45pmSgt Jeremy Eames said: 'I don't have ages or a status on the victims. 'We had large groups of juveniles walking around the downtown area this date and we believe it's from within that group that the shooting took place.' Officers took down and arrested one suspect over the shooting, which was less than a mile from Tennessee Aquarium.
West Virginia woman praised for using pistol to shoot dead gunman with AR-15
       
A woman, who has not yet been identified, shot him deadA West Virginia woman is being hailed a hero for using her legally-owned pistol to shoot and kill a criminal armed with an AR-15 after he opened fire at a graduation party last week. At a press conference on Thursday, Charleston Chief of Detectives Tony Hazelett praised the woman as a hero. This is the apartment complex in West Virginia where the gunman opened fire at a graduation party at 10.45pm on Wednesday night. Butler, the man with the AR-15 in the West Virginia shooting, has an extensive criminal history, according to local reports. The woman who shot him dead is not facing any charges.
Despite EU sanctions, Serbian president secures gas deal with Putin
       
The gas deal is likely to be signed during a visit by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Belgrade early in June.
The earliest bird got the worm: new study finds a 120-million-year-old group of birds probably ate insects rather than fish
       
An artistic rendition of a Longipteryx, which is seen eating a mayfly. Photo: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Israeli nationalists chant racist slogans in Jerusalem march
       
Israelis wave national flags in front of Damascus Gate outside Jerusalem's Old City to mark Jerusalem Day, an Israeli holiday celebrating the capture of the Old City during the 1967 Mideast war, Sunday, May 29, 2022. But Palestinians, who seek east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, see the march as a provocation. The crowds, who were overwhelmingly young Orthodox Jewish men, were celebrating Jerusalem Day -- an Israeli holiday that marks the capture of the Old City in the 1967 Mideast war. One large group chanted “Death to Arabs,” and “Let your village burn down” before descending into the Old City. Israel captured east Jerusalem, including the Old City, in the 1967 Mideast war.
Killer whale that swam up France's River Seine in 'life-threatening condition'
       
The orca that began swimming up France's River Seine earlier this month is now in critical condition, May 26, 2022. A killer whale - orca - that strayed from the ocean and began swimming up the River Seine in France earlier this month is now at risk of dying, a researcher monitoring the mammal told local media. The whale is unable to find enough food in the river and the fresh water is increasingly damaging its health. "It is really complicated to find solutions to try to make it go back to the salt water", Mauger said, adding that helping the animal risked stressing it. Muriel Arnal, president of French animal rights organisation One Voice, told Reuters there was an urgent need to rescue the whale.
Ukraine war: President Zelensky visits Kharkiv in first trip outside Kyiv region
       
The president said he had fired Roman Dudin, the chief of the Security Service of Ukraine for the Kharkiv region "for the fact that he did not work on the defence of the city from the first days of the full-scale war, but thought only about himself".
Russian ship carrying stolen Ukrainian grain again arrives in Syria - media
       
New satellite imagery shows that a Russian freighter full of grain allegedly stolen from Ukrainian farms has arrived in the Syrian port of Latakia -- its second trip within four weeks. It is one of three vessels that have been loading grain in the port of Sevastopol in occupied Crimea since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Matros Pozynich's sister ship has also loaded grain at Sevastopol in the last two weeks. Ukrainian authorities estimated earlier this month that Russian forces in occupied areas had seized more than 400,000 tons of grain. The grain thefts are threatening this year's harvest in Ukraine, one of the world’s most important grain-producing countries.
Egyptian minister’s son faces murder charges over US double homicide
       
CHICAGO: The 26-year-old son of Egypt’s Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs, Nabila Makram, is facing charges of premeditated murder over the killing of two men in California in April. The special circumstances of “lying in wait” and multiple murders make Fahim eligible for the death penalty, officials said. Fahim was seen on the same floor of the victims’ apartment on the morning of the killings. Fahim was still inside the victims’ apartment when Anaheim police responded to a 911 emergency call, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said. “My family and I are under severe distress following my son being charged with murder in the US.
Fish off the coast of Florida test positive for pharmaceutical drugs, says study
       
(CNN) Bonefish off the coast of Florida have tested positive for a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs, including anti-depressants and blood pressure medications, according to a new study. The three-year study was conducted by researchers at Florida International University and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), a nonprofit based in Miami focused on bonefish and tarpon conservation, says a news release from the university. Bonefish are a family of fish found throughout the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and tarpons are found in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific oceans. Researchers took blood and tissue samples from 93 bonefish in Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys since 2018, when the study started. They found each bonefish had an average of seven pharmaceuticals present, including blood pressure medications, antidepressants, prostate treatment medications, antibiotics and pain relievers, according to the release.
Chattanooga shooting: 6 people shot in downtown on Saturday night
       
Several gunshot victims were transported to the hospital following a shooting in Chattanooga. CNN —Six people were shot, two of whom suffered life-threatening injuries, in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Saturday night, police said. “We had large groups of juveniles walking around the downtown area this date and we believe it’s from within that group that the shooting took place,” he said. A mass shooting is defined as an incident with at least four people shot, excluding any shooter. The location of Saturday night’s shooting is less than a mile from the Tennessee Aquarium and the city’s waterfront.
Adel Al-Jubeir appointed Saudi climate envoy by royal decree
       
“I would hear this and yet, in my eyes, I still saw my dreams, my ambitions, my goals, my effort and my toil. (Shutterstock)They also showed her how to operate specially adapted digital devices, including a smartphone and computer, using touch and sound. (Supplied)She is also an accredited trainer with the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, a Saudi government agency. Saudi Arabia's Authority for Persons with Disabilities is tasked with empowering citizens with disabilities "to participate in society in inclusive and effective ways." “The Authority for Persons with Disabilities … was formed to empower persons with disabilities and enhance their role in the Kingdom,” said Al-Nasir.
‘Big Brother’ alums Christmas Abbott and Memphis Garrett marry
       
Christmas Abbott and Memphis Garrett tied the knot Saturday in a romantic ceremony at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah, Ga. “What excites me most about marrying Christmas is I get to spend the rest of my life with her,” Garrett, who popped the question in June 2021, told E! “[Garrett] wanted to have our family and friends celebrate our love and feel the love of that experience,” she explained, noting that her now-husband eventually convinced her to have a bigger celebration. Even though they were not romantic on TV, Garrett said he “always knew” the pair would end up together. “I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her a few weeks into the all-star season of ‘Big Brother,'” he recalled.
Seven people shot in NYC during Memorial Day weekend, two killed: cops
       
Seven people were shot Sunday morning in separate incidents in New York City, two of them fatally, police said. Police respond to the scene of a shooting at Throop Avenue and Bartlett Street in Brooklyn. Seth GottfriedThe Throop Avenue shooter fled the scene. A 45-year-old woman was grazed in her right calf, a 16-year-old boy was grazed in his chest and a 45-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and arm, police sources said. Seth GottfriedThe Dumont Avenue victims were a 45-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy and a 45-year-old man.
Off-duty NYPD officer working security at Midtown drug store struck by thief: cops
       
An off-duty NYPD officer working a side job as security at a Midtown Duane Reade was punched in the face Sunday morning while trying to stop a shoplifter from stealing beer, police said. When she confronted the thief, he punched her in the face and then ran off, cops said. The officer was taken to NY Presbyterian Hospital by ambulance and treated for scratches on her face. G.N.Miller/NYPostThe officer was taken to NY Presbyterian Hospital by ambulance and treated for scratches on her face, police said. The suspect was described as standing 5-foot-8-inches with a beard and wearing a brown coat, gray pants and black and white sneakers, cops said.
Prince William takes center stage at Queen Elizabeth II’s jubilee rehearsal
       
In a sea of bright red military uniforms, including bearskin caps, Prince William, on horseback, inspected the Irish Guards, an Irish infantry regiment that is part of the British Army. Other royals, including heir to the throne Prince Charles, have stepped in to help support the queen at various events this year. William has also served as colonel of the Irish Guards since 2011. Soldiers from the regiment guard the royal family and its palaces, but they are also deployed all over the world. “Keep in mind that the Guards are still first and foremost fighting soldiers,” the regiment tweeted last week.
Egypt's foreign debt rose by $8.1 billion in last quarter of 2021
       
REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/File PhotoCAIRO, May 29 (Reuters) - Egypt's net external debt climbed by $8.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021, central bank data showed on Sunday. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterEgypt has raised its benchmark overnight interest rates by three percentage points since March. read moreEgypt's total external debt rose to $145.5 billion at the end of December from $137.4 billion as of the end of September, the central bank data showed. Foreign debt was equivalent to 33.2% of gross domestic product at the end of December, up from 32.6% at the end of September, the data showed. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Patrick Werr; Editing by Hugh LawsonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Terminally ill whale adrift in Seine to be euthanised after failed rescue bid
       
An orca swims in the Seine river at Duclair in Normandy, after straying into the river from the sea and swimming from Le Havre to Rouen, France, May 26, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File PhotoPARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - An ailing killer whale adrift in France's River Seine will be euthanised after a plan to guide it back to sea failed and scientists concluded it was in agonising pain and terminally ill, the local prefecture said on Sunday. "The attempt to bring back the whale to sea having failed, and to prevent adding to it stress levels, a decision was made to stop the intervention in the evening," it said. It added that the disease seemed very advanced in this case and was probably causing the whale major suffering. Experts from the French office for biodiversity (OFB) as well as the Sea Shepherd NGO were among the specialists involved in the failed rescue operation.
List of new cardinals named by Pope Francis
       
Pope Francis leads Regina Caeli prayer from his window, at the Vatican, May 29, 2022. Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERSVATICAN CITY, May 29 (Reuters) - Here is a list of the 21 men Pope Francis will install as Roman Catholic cardinals at a ceremony known as a consistory on Aug. 27. Cardinal Electors under 80 will be able to enter a conclave to elect the next pope after Francis dies or retires:1. Archbishop Fernando Vérgez Alzaga (Spanish) - President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and President of the Governorate for Vatican City State4. Archbishop Jean-Marc Aveline - Metropolitan Archbishop of Marseille, France5.
Adam Kinzinger Calls Gun Age Limits 'A No-Brainer,' Considers Assault Weapon Ban
       
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger tells @jonkarl that raising minimum age for gun purchases to 21 “is a no brainer" to him. “We just raised without really so much as a blink the age of purchasing cigarettes federally to 21. Kathy Hochul (D) last week proposed a similar age restriction for her own state in the wake of the Buffalo shooting. Such a proposal is easier said than done, however, with federal courts in recent years ruling that such age limits are unconstitutional. “As the age-old saying goes, the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Trump said.
DOJ to conduct review of law enforcement response to Texas school shooting
       
The U.S. Justice Department will conduct a review of the law enforcement response to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left 21 dead. The department said the goal of the review will be to “provide an independent account of law enforcement actions and responses that day, and to identify lessons learned and best practices to help first responders prepare for and respond to active shooter events. “May 29, 2022
Recent 'realityOS' trademarks hint at Apple moving closer to AR/VR headset announcement
       
Now, a little more than a week before the start of WWDC 2022 , the name has resurfaced in trademark filings seemingly linked to the company. As Parker and others have pointed out, there’s evidence to suggest Realityo Systems is a shell company created by Apple to obscure its tracks. First, there’s the June 8th foreign filing deadline for both trademarks, which falls just two days after the start of WWDC 2022. Additionally, as noted by 9to5Mac , Realityo Systems LLC shares the same address as Yosemite Research LLC, the shell company Apple used to secure trademarks for past versions of its macOS operating system, including macOS Monterey . One more interesting tidbit of evidence is that in some countries Realityo Systems submitted trademark filings that include a realityOS logo written in Apple’s signature San Francisco typeface.
US review traces massive New Mexico fire to planned burns
       
Story continuesThe Forest Service has not yet released detailed planning documents for the original planned burns that might indicate whether fire protocols were followed. The intentionally set blazes, known as prescribed burns, are aimed at limiting the accumulation of timber and underbrush that, if left unattended, can fuel extremely hot and destructive wildfires. Prescribed burns often are used in wildland areas that are too vast to thin by hand or machine. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore last week announced a 90-day pause and review of protocols for planned fires that limit the buildup of flammable vegetation. Forest managers cut back trees and gather debris into mounds, preferring to burn forest fuels in the winter when planned burns are easier to control.
Forest Service says it started all of New Mexico's largest wildfire
       
By Andrew HayTAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - Two blazes that grew into New Mexico's largest ever wildfire were both started by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the agency said on Friday, prompting the state's governor to demand the federal government take full responsibility for the disaster. Forest Service investigators determined the Calf Canyon Fire was caused by a "burn pile" of branches that the agency thought was out but reignited on April 19, the Santa Fe National Forest said in a statement. That blaze on April 22 merged with the Hermits Peak Fire, which the USFS started with a controlled burn that went out of control on April 6, the agency previously reported. "The pain and suffering of New Mexicans caused by the actions of the U.S. Forest Service – an agency that is intended to be a steward of our lands – is unfathomable," New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a statement. "The Santa Fe National Forest is 100 percent focused on suppressing these fires," SFNF Supervisor Debbie Cress said in the statement.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
More than 250 of Sunday's cancellations involved aircraft scheduled to fly to or from U.S. cities. Delta Air Lines cancelled the most flights among major U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated Saturday. More than 140 Delta flights were canceled by mid-day Sunday, according to FlightAware. Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” Atlanta-based Delta said in an email to The Associated Press, noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance of the Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
LAX anticipates wave of Sunday travelers; dozens of flights canceled this weekend
       
Dozens of flights have been canceled and hundreds more delayed this Memorial Day weekend at Los Angeles International Airport, where as many as 200,000 passengers are expected to travel today. Twenty flights had been canceled Saturday at LAX and an additional 216 delayed, according to the FlightAware tracking website. As of Sunday morning, five more flights had been canceled, but the vast majority of flights were on time, according to LAX spokesman Heath Montgomery. Delta Airlines made up the biggest number of canceled flights Saturday at LAX, according to FlightAware. AdvertisementAcross the country, more than 500 flights within, into or out of the U.S. had been canceled Saturday, the FlightAware data showed.
Memorial Day Mattress Sales: Save on Beds, Pillows, Frames, and Sheets
       
So we've done the hard work and have rounded up the best deals on mattresses this Memorial Day. DreamCloudWhether you’re after a mattress, a base or accessories, DreamCloud’s Memorial Day sale is worth a look. You can also save $199 on that mattress on its own and discounts on the Premier Memory Foam Mattress and the Premier Cooper Memory Foam Mattress. Here's how it breaks down — the original is up to $200 off, the Sapira Hybrid mattress is up to $400 off, and the Legend Hybrid mattress is seeing up to the full $700 off. Less is also discounting bundles by 20%, meaning you can score pillows, sheets, and duvets at a discount.
Memorial Day Amazon Devices Sales: Save on Echo Speakers & More
       
This Memorial Day weekend you can save on pretty much every Amazon-made device including Echo speakers and Fire TV Sticks. Save on Echo Smart Speakers and DisplaysAmazonWhether you’re new to a smart home or just want an affordable way to play music in another spot in your house, you can’t go wrong with an Echo Dot. 3rd Generation Echo Dot ($29.99, originally $39.99; amazon.com)3rd Generation Echo Dot with Amazon Smart Plug ($34.99, originally $64.98; amazon.com)4th Generation Echo Dot ($34.99, originally $49.99; amazon.com)4th generation Echo Dot with Amazon Smart Plug ($39.99, originally $74.98; amazon.com)4th Generation Echo Dot with Clock ($44.99, originally $59.99; amazon.com)If you’re after room filling audio and full control over your smart home, the 4th Generation Echo is worth a look -- especially at 20% off. And it will future-proof you for a while since it supports up to 4K streaming and a number of standards. Fire TV Stick 4K Max ($44.99, originally $54.99; amazon.com)$500 for a 65-inch 4K TV?
Wheat prices up, but so are the costs of doing business
       
In the case of wheat, uncertainty over access to Europe’s breadbasket is just creating a cloudy future. The same uncertainty that has produced higher wheat prices has also hit energy costs, leading to higher fertilizer costs and — as everyone knows — higher gasoline prices. Manufacturers who use wheat for end-consumer products like pastries, bread and biscuit mix aren’t just beset by higher wheat prices but also challenges in logistics including a shortage of truck drivers to move product. You throw it all together, and it’s all coming to a head.”This year’s expected wheat harvest is expected at right around 33.3 million bushels of wheat, down from 45 million the year before. Wheat prices suffered a recent shock when India announced a partial ban on wheat exports due to weather.
Fairfield student honored for heroism
       
On March 30, Public Safety Academy student Tamaiah Massot, 12, saved a drowning child. For her actions, she was awarded the Fairfield Fire Department’s inaugural Citizen Life Saving award. The sixth grader was recognized by the department, NorthBay Medical Center, the Fairfield Police Department and Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District trustees Friday during a special presentation at her school. “Without hesitation Tamaiah jumped into the pool, pulled the child out, and began CPR, resuscitating the child,” they advised in a statement. The victim was was transported by Medic Ambulance to NorthBay, and the child has since fully recovered, they said.
PM forecast, June 5
       
Kamala Harris addressed the mourners at Mount Olive Baptist Church at the insistence of the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Eight people displaced after two house fires Saturday in Oakley
       
Two fires on Saturday tore through separate houses in Oakley — one after an explosion, and the other after flames spread out of control from a barbecue grill, authorities said. The man, his daughter and his adult son planned to stay with nearby family members. Another fire erupted across town Saturday evening when flames from a barbecue grill spread out of control, heavily damaging one house, singeing another and threatening two others. Firefighters brought the fire under control by 7:18 p.m., but the flames had already heavily damaged much of the home, along with the awning of a nearby house, Guerrero said. Investigators are not yet sure how the flames from the barbecue grill got out of control, or whether the barbecue grill was left unattended.
Gov. Doug Ducey travels to Israel to talk about trade, water and border security
       
Doug Ducey is in Israel for five days of talks with political and business leaders of the Middle Eastern country. Ducey arrived in Israel on Sunday morning, accompanied by the heads of the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Karamargin said the Republican governor's meetings will focus on trade, water and border security. Ducey has worked over his seven years in office to boost economic ties with Israel, which has a similar arid climate and water and security issues. He toured a commerce authority trade office that opened in Tel Aviv earlier that year.
A gift horse indeed: Equestrian vaulting opens doors for Arizona children with disabilities
       
His excitement led to the couple in 2019 co-founding Salt River Vaulters, a nonprofit organization that makes it possible for children or adults with disabilities to participate in equine therapy and therapeutic vaulting. Following boarding school, Sallus moved back to California, starting his journey with Luna, a horse that is now used at Salt River Vaulters. Salt River Vaulters start their beginners with compulsory exercises including vault-on, flag, stand and flank, moves that can help the athletes’ physical and mental growth. The United States held its first equestrian vaulting competition in 1969, according to United States Equestrian Federation, although the sport did not reach Arizona until Salt River Vaulters. “The main reason is to help people in general with disabilities and able-bodies to have experience, to know what a horse vaulting and therapy and communication is with the horse,” Musina-Sallus said.
Body pulled from Lake Michigan in Wilmette identified as missing UIC grad student
       
The body of a University of Illinois Chicago graduate student who was reported missing from Pilsen in late April was pulled from Lake Michigan in suburban Wilmette last week, authorities said. Daniel Sotelo had last been seen on April 29 in the 1700 block of South Racine Avenue, according to a missing person alert sent by Chicago police. On Saturday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office identified Sotelo as the person whose body was discovered May 22 at 10 Harbor Drive in Wilmette, where a U.S. Coast Guard station is located. An autopsy determining the cause and manner of his death is pending, the medical examiner’s office said. As heartbroken as we are, we are so grateful for the light that he provided us for the past 26 years.
Newsday | Long Island's & NYC's News Source
       
Sunday at Jones Beach began with partly cloudy and cool temperatures but organizers said the event, set to run until 3 p.m., with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as headliners, was good to go. Parking lots were filled and closed as the last vehicles parked shortly before noon, officials said.
UK to hold dayslong bash to celebrate queen's 70-year reign
       
Britain is getting ready for a party featuring mounted troops, solemn prayers — and a pack of dancing mechanical corgis. The nation will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne this week with four days of pomp and pageantry in central London. Another group will recall the queen’s 1947 marriage to Prince Philip and celebrate weddings around the Commonwealth with Bollywood-style dancing. “I think it’s easy to see, in the sort of pomp and pageantry, perhaps more of a lack of diversity. Against this backdrop, the jubilee is also part of the effort to prepare the public for the day when Charles takes the throne.
Real estate update: 16 charts that show where home sales are headed in Tucson
       
For Star subscribers: The owner of the pizzeria, who has been in the Tucson restaurant biz for 45 years, said they never recovered financially from the pandemic.
As It Were: Decoration Day parade in 1922 was one to remember
       
Today, the official name is Memorial Day. In my youth, Memorial Day was the one day of the year when families visited cemeteries, tidied up grave sites of forebears and friends and left flowers in remembrance. Recognizing the importance of remembrance, Logan issued a general order setting forth May 30, 1868, as a Decoration Day to remember those who had died defending the Union. By 1922, the parade in Columbus became something to see. “Stepping with a quicker cadence than their comrades of previous wars, the World War veterans made up the second division.
3 more bodies found after deadly Georgia boat crash
       
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Searchers have found the bodies of three missing boaters after two boats collided on a Georgia river, bringing the crash's death toll to five people. Two people had been found dead shortly after the Saturday collision on the Wilmington River near Savannah, authorities said. The bodies of the three boaters still missing were recovered Sunday morning, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Sgt. The incident is the second involving a boat and serious injuries on the Wilmington River this month. Saturday was the start of the three-day Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest of the year for recreational boaters.
Monkeypox victims should isolate their cats, dogs and rabbits, experts advise
       
Cats, dogs and rabbits may need to be put into isolation if their owner has monkeypox as an expert believes the virus could soon evolve to be able to infect more animals. The natural animal reservoir of monkeypox is widely believed to be rodents – including rats and squirrels – and Prof Francois Balloux, director of the UCL Genetics Institute, believes the virus may be poised to make the jump into other species. He said that if monkeypox was to circulate extensively outside of Africa, as it currently is, then he “wouldn’t exclude the possibility” that it will find a home in another group of animals, leading to a secondary reservoir of disease. “It may not even need to evolve significantly to do so,” he told The Telegraph. Official guidance from British health authorities is that pet rodents (gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters etc) of monkeypox cases must be isolated in a secure location, such as a government lab, for three weeks.
Clashes in Jerusalem as Israeli nationalists march through Muslim Quarter
       
The annual flag march, in which religious nationalists enter the highly symbolic Damascus Gate and walk through the Muslim Quarter waving Israeli flags, takes place around sunset on what Israel calls Jerusalem Day, the celebration of the capture and annexation of East Jerusalem in the 1967 war, a move that is not internationally recognised. Photograph: Quique KierszenbaumOften accompanied by violence, the march through the bustling Muslim thoroughfare is seen as deeply provocative by the Palestinians. Several scuffles broke out as the marchers tried to make their way into the narrow streets of the Muslim Quarter: both sides threw glass bottles, and the fighting was broken up by Israeli police using teargas, rubber bullets and batons. “Last year it was not like this, the [Israelis] were afraid to come,” said restaurant owner Nidal Hajjar, whom soldiers did not allow to walk through the Muslim Quarter. The violence at the holy site led Hamas to fire a barrage of rockets at Jerusalem, sparking last May’s war.
Texas school shooting: US Justice Department announces review into police response
       
The US Justice Department has said it will review law enforcement's response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 children and two teachers, amid growing anger over why police failed to swiftly confront the gunman. It came as US President Joe Biden arrived in Uvalde to console residents mourning those who were gunned down at the elementary school. Mr Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited a memorial outside the school and attended a Catholic Mass, as well as met with first responders and mourning relatives of the dead.
Jerusalem Flag March: Israeli nationalists stream towards Muslim Quarter
       
Tens of thousands of Israeli Jewish nationalists have joined the annual flag march in Jerusalem - many entering the Old City through the Muslim Quarter. The event takes place on Israel's Jerusalem Day, celebrating its capture of the east of the city in the 1967 Middle East war. It has occupied East Jerusalem since then. Palestinians see the parade as a huge provocation and the Palestinian president's office has accused Israel of "playing with fire" after some Jewish visitors broke rules and prayed at Jerusalem's most contested holy site earlier in the day. BBC Middle East correspondent Yolande Knell has been following the march.
Dublin Airport apologises after passengers miss flights due to queues
       
"We found ourselves, obviously, with not a sufficient number of security lanes open this morning very early on to cope with the unexpected presentation of passengers at that hour and for that we have to unreservedly apologise," he said.
Ukraine: Why grain stores in Odesa are world leaders' priority
       
Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video playerElisabeth Braw from the American Enterprise Institute told Sky News Russia's offensive seems to have turned the tide
Dietitian Susie Burrell shares the three worst times of the day to eat if you want to lose weight
       
Leading Australian dietitian Susie Burrell has shared the three 'danger' times of the day you should avoid eating. Susie, from Sydney, said this reflects the common times people tend to snack throughout the day. She also shared a list of healthy snack alternatives to eat during these hours to combat cravings. But a healthy snack at 10:30am, such as yoghurt or piece of fruit, can help combat if hunger strikes. Evening snacks Susie approves of includes dark chocolate, one biscuit or a small amount of ice cream.
Uvalde: US to review police response to Texas school shooting
       
On Saturday, Vice-President Kamala Harris made an impassioned plea for a ban on assault weapons while attending the funeral of Ruth Whitfield, an 86-year-old killed in a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York on 14 May. The attack at a supermarket in a predominantly black neighbourhood is believed to have been racially motivated. The teenaged suspect had also legally bought an AR-15-style weapon.
Soccer-Blame game in France after 'chaotic' Champions League final
       
PARIS -Chaotic scenes at the French national stadium before and during Saturday night’s Champions League final were branded a national embarrassment, while French ministers blamed Liverpool fans for the trouble. Some riot police officers stormed into the stadium while others charged at people trying to knock down stadium gates. “We need to establish the facts,” Rawlings tweeted, adding her “commiserations” to Liverpool after a “valiant performance” in their 1-0 defeat by Real. “This a shame for France!”, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, a hard-right former presidential candidate, said on Twitter. Even some in French President Emmanuel Macron’s camp lamented the events, which occurred two years before Paris hosts the Olympic Games.
Moscow-affiliated branch of Ukrainian Orthodox Church cuts ties over war
       
The leaders of the Orthodox church in Ukraine that was affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church have adopted measures declaring the church’s full independence and criticizing the Moscow church’s leader for his support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Moscow-connected body has until now formally pledged allegiance to Russian Patriarch Kirill, who has been vocal in supporting Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Ukraine. Dubbed the "Tobacco Metropolitan" for his alleged profiteering off of duty-free cigarettes in the 1990s, Patriarch Kirill has been under mounting pressure from religious leaders over his stance. In recent weeks, hundreds of Ukrainian Orthodox priests signed an open letter calling for Kirill to face a religious tribunal over the war. Kirill said he understood the decision by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and that “spirits of malice” would not divide Orthodox believers in Ukraine and Russia.
Mom of Texas shooting victim who bled out learns daughter would have lived if police acted quicker
       
'It's pretty sad what this world's coming to,' the girl's father told local outlet KTRK after the shooting. Xavier Lopez, 10Xavier LopezXavier Lopez, 10, was the first student victim to be identified as one of Ramos' victims. The child reportedly also asked her mom the morning of the shooting if she could stay home from school - a request the now mourning mom rebuffed. 'My baby girl has been taken away from my family and I,' the grieving father said in an online post. Cazares said his daughter, who was with her cousin, Annabell Rodriguez, when she died, was 'full of life and love'.
Was Prince William's horse at Trooping the Colour suffering with an injury?
       
Prince William rose early to take part in the rehearsal of the Queen's birthday parade in London on Saturday. The canine is one of the biggest dog breeds in the worldThe Irish Guards display their regimental flag. Prince William has been Colonel of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards since 2011During the event, only one colour can be carried ('trooped') at a time. Her Majesty has always been present at the Horse Guards Parade and has taken the royal salute at every Trooping the Colour ceremony during her reign. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Prince Andrew and Prince Andrew's daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, will not join the royal family there.
Thousands of Unionists celebrate Northern Ireland's centenary in Belfast
       
The celebrations marking a hundred years since a 1921 agreement ended the Irish War of Independence and partitioned the island were held one year later due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At least 44 dead, 56 missing in Brazil downpours
       
Advertising Read more"We registered 44 dead, 56 missing, 25 injured, 3,957 without shelter and 533 displaced," Minister of Regional Development Daniel Ferreira told a press conference in Recife, the capital of hard-hit northeastern Pernambuco state. The disaster is the latest in a recent series of deadly landslides and floods triggered by extreme weather in Brazil. "Although it has stopped raining now, we are forecasting heavy rains for the next few days," he said. Risks from heavy rains are augmented by topography and poor construction in shantytowns built in steep areas. "In other areas of the Atlantic this instability forms hurricanes, but in northeastern Brazil it has the potential for a lot of rain and even thunderstorms," he said.
Datafolha: Lula Leads Bolsonaro by 21 Points
       
Former president Lula (PT) has a 21 percentage point advantage over the current president, Jair Bolsonaro (PL), and leads the dispute with 48% of voting intentions in the first round, compared to 27% for his main opponent, points out Datafolha. If only valid votes are considered (without blanks and nulls), the PT registers 54%, and Bolsonaro gets 30%. To win without a second round, the candidate needs 50% of the valid votes plus one. The margin of error is two points, plus or minus. It went from 21 points in the last survey (55% to 34%) to 25 points (58% to 33%).
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger says it's a 'no brainer' to raise age requirement to purchase guns after Buffalo and Uvalde shootings
       
Rep. Adam Kinzinger said it's a "no brainer" to raise the age requirement for gun purchases. His remarks come after the wave of recent mass shooting across the US. "If you look at the Parkland shooting, you look at Buffalo, you look at this shooting; these are people under the age of 21," Kinzinger said. All the incidents are among the deadliest mass shootings in US history. And I think to look at the AR discussion as kind of the short and near and also far term target."
Nepal's Tara Air plane goes missing with 22 on board
       
(CNN) A plane operated by Nepal's Tara Air carrying 22 people went missing on Sunday morning, an airline spokesperson confirmed to CNN. The plane was flying from the city of Pokhara to Jomsom, a popular tourist town in central Nepal. The aircraft took off at 9:55 a.m. local time and lost contact with air control about 12 minutes into the flight, Nepal's Civil Aviation Authority said. Authorities believe the incident was caused by poor weather, according to Binod B.K., an official at the Nepal's home ministry. Two German nationals, four Indians and 13 Nepali citizens are among the 22 people missing, according to the ministry.
Agency: 1 dead, 7 injured in Oklahoma festival shooting
       
Authorities say one person was killed and seven were injured in a shooting early Sunday at an outdoor festival in eastern OklahomaTAFT, Okla. -- Authorities said one person was killed and seven were injured in a shooting early Sunday at an outdoor festival in eastern Oklahoma, with a witness describing frantic people running for cover as the gunfire erupted. Two juveniles were among those shot at the Memorial Day event near Taft, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Tulsa, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. The agency provided no other details including the conditions of those injured. She said law enforcement had been on the scene to help with security earlier and that officers reacted quickly to the shooting. The danger has past.”Wilson wondered if a Memorial Day parade planned for Monday in Taft could be cancelled because of the shooting, although she said she hadn't received official word.
African Union chief 'gravely concerned' by Rwanda-DR Congo tension
       
"I am gravely concerned about the rise in tension between Rwanda and the DRC," tweeted Sall, the Senegalese president who currently chairs the AU. Earlier on Saturday, the DRC accused Rwanda of backing another rebel group, M23, which last month resumed its campaign of violence in the volatile eastern Congo. Fighting between Congolese forces and M23 erupted on several fronts this week in North Kivu, which borders Rwanda. Ties had thawed after DRC President Felix Tshisekedi took office in 2019 and last year, the neighbors signed three bilateral agreements to further enhance trade and diplomatic ties. But Kinshasa has regularly accused Rwanda of carrying out incursions into its territory, and of backing armed groups there.
"...better than two in the bush."
       
I saw a flutter and then another, among the fallen limbs of older trees after a Spring shedding storm. Olive patch on back, yellow neck, two white wing bars, warbler beak shape and distinct song. The yellow spark was easier to see but not any easier to photograph among the jumble of leaves and twigs. black “thicker” beak, black stripe from beak to eye, yellow face highlight, prominent white eye ring. As a parting gift, this is the first bird video I shot during December of 2019.
MF Daily for Sunday May 29, 2022
       
“Waiting for the Ice”: Near Churchill, Manitoba. Welcome to MF Daily(Formerly known as Mojo Friday’s Weekly Open Thread — MFWOT)All are welcome to hang out and share what is happening in your life today.
MAKING AMERICA GAY AGAIN THE REAL GOAL OF THE DEEP STATE
       
I know, it’s hard to believe but I can assure you it’s true; but that IS the long-term goal; to Make ALL OF AMERICA GAY AGAIN; from birth to the grave; all gay all day will be the new normal. I heard it directly from someone who heard it straight the cousin of the guy who heard it right from the all-knowing, Q himself. Sensible shoes will be frowned upon but considered sensible if the weather is icky. BEND OVER, I’LL DRIVE will be the newest version of the BUDDY SYSTEM in action. Making America Gay again will be the very last stage of the Republic just before the nukes are launched...and then it will be MAKE AMERICA GLOW AGAIN.
365 Days of Climate Awareness 289 – The Siberian Traps
       
Beneath the ocean they form part of the global spreading ridge system, and are erupting more or less continually. There is evidence of such ancient volcanoes in the United States—the smaller Columbia River basalts of Oregon from 200 MYA—and Yellowstone is a live modern example, though it’s likely significantly smaller than the ancient Siberian vent(s). Modern research shows, however, that the Siberian eruptions might have been rather less viscous than most eruptions of this sort, with a greater pyroclastic, ash cloud component, which would have caused worse immediate climate disruption. Current theory assigns several levels of cause to the Siberian eruptions. First was the intense global cooling due to the ash clouds from repeated eruptions.
Lukewarm take on guns, because I hate hot takes
       
When people lack confidence in the police, they are that much more likely to acquire guns if they don’t feel safe in their neighborhood. The Founding Fathers felt that guns were necessary, but they didn’t mean for everyone to have a gun. If we make proposals that gun owners consider reasonable, like red flag laws or raising the age limit on rifle purchases, then we can get moderate gun owners to break off from the MAGAhadeen. Just about every honest gun owner can tell you that there are certain people who just shouldn’t have guns. I think that there should be a buddy system set up for gun owners and prospective gun buyers.
How Russians closed the sitcom gap by adapting 'The Nanny' and 'Married ... with Children'
       
My Fair Nanny even had a Russian version of the American show’s animated opening credits. x YouTube VideoLike My Fair Nanny, episodes were adapted from the American scripts for Married … with Children. Here’s the trailer to Exporting Raymond:If anyone is wondering whether any American TV dramas were adapted for Russian television. Here are the opening credits to the Russian version of Law & Order: SVU. The Russian TV industry learned from this experience and began creating original Russian TV sitcoms, with some success.
An Introduction to Mania and Hypomania
       
The other diaries can be read as well, but they are more about depression than about the topic being covered today, which is mania and hypomania. The best way to introduce bipolar disorder is to tackle some myths about mania and hypomania. Truth: While there are periods of good moods, mania can also bring increased irritability and increased reckless behavior and actions. Truth: Bipolar symptoms fall into an easily grouped category of actions and emotions. Those who are depressed generally self-harm, while those with mania have the ability through reckless decisions to harm others as well as themselves.
I joke that storms come to me. But they do.
       
Run downstairs, because if there is large hail, the storm has very strong winds keeping them aloft. I can see the large hail stones lit by the lightning. I grabbed a handful of the hail stones. That are all large, very few small hail stones. Short video if you want to see the lightning and the yard with the scattered hail stones.
What if it were ANY other minority? ANY OTHER MINORITY?
       
Hint: itz not Black people? Hint: itz not Muslims. What if 99% of mass shooters were Native Americans? Hint: Itz not Native Americans either. A minority with such entitlement that it thinks of itself as the majority.
New Day Cafe: Sunday On A Holiday Weekend
       
Good morning, Newdists. Pull up a pink seat and join us for a chat and some goodies. All are welcome to join the fun, the silliness, the conversations. There will be a few surprises along the way, all good ones, we hope. Trolls will be incinerated and served at the next group BBQ.
My Heart is heavy right now...
       
We have learned that the same people who complain about gas prices voted against a price gauging at. Being Pro-Life does not mean what we think it means:People saying that they are pro-life is just a ruse. We have learned that kids safety is not a priority:I feel for the families of the kids in Texas. What about the right of an 11 year old to go to school without living in fear? What about the rights of an 11 year old to go to school and not have to practice an active shooting drill?
Buy a Gun?
       
Thoughts and PrayersI feel like I’m the worst nightmare for the Extreme Right-Wing Christian Coalition Conservative Gun Activist. And then tell me what laws surrounding guns that need to be repealed. Most of our current gun laws were written and supported by the NRA. How about funding the very government agency tasked with enforcing laws surrounding guns, the ATF? So realistically, in order to move the needle just a bit on gun laws, Democrats will need to pick up at least 12 new Senate seats this November.
Urban Ag for Community Health, Security and Resiliency
       
However, it has become clear that we cannot rely on fossil fuel dependent, mechanized and commidified agriculture to meet local food security needs, much less build community well being and resiliency. At this time, the federal government and big ag are neglecting local production. That is where community groups are stepping up to fill in present day nutrition gaps and push us towards more local food security. The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture has been contributing to food production in Mid-Missouri for nearly a decade. They have done a tremendous job of not only improving local production, but also integrating their work with community needs.
Litany for the Victims of Gun Violence and a Prayer for Action
       
Let light perpetual shine upon them. Let light perpetual shine upon them. Let light perpetual shine upon them. Let light perpetual shine upon them. Let light perpetual shine upon them.
Dawn Chorus: Back to the Chiricahuas
       
If racing from hotspot to hotspot to maximize species count is not your ideal birding, Earthwatch is for you. The focus is primarily on biology — birds, mammals, herps, insects and plants — but it is also used by geologists and others. The drought that has been affecting the southwest has not spared the Chiricahuas. The Chiricahuas aren’t just a owl hotspot, of course (as if that’s not enough). Lucifier Humming Bird at Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary, a lively spot with a diverse mix of species.
Warzone ...USA.. Shootings in America
       
Graduation shooting in Georgia . Multiple teen casualties were reported after a shooting broke out at a graduation party on Saturday morning. Police in Thomaston, Georgia, confirmed to WSB-TV that they responded to the deadly incident a little before 1 a.m. www.msn.com/…ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - One person was shot and killed at a graduation party in Thomaston early Saturday morning. The second shooting victim 17-year-old Elijuan Wright and a 15-year-old were treated with serious injuries, according to police.
Ancient America: Florida, 1000 CE to 1300 CE
       
Henry Bowden writes:“These traders may have played a missionary role, spreading religious interest along with impressive new ceremonies while introducing new merchandise.”Temple MoundsThe structure of the Apalachee villages in Florida reflected their hierarchical chiefdom. The largest of the seven mounds at this site is 36 feet (11 meters) high and measures 270 feet and 300 feet at its base. There were two rows of benches around a central fire and a dance area that was 65 feet (20 meters) across. Grand Shell Ring SiteBy 1000 CE, the Timucua were occupying the Grand Shell Ring site. Fort Walton SiteAbout 1300 CE, Indian people at the Fort Walton site began construction of the Temple Mound.
Sunday Good News ? WineRev! ? 2 Polls: WWtW? ... AND ... Sunday Good News Roundup without a Poll?
       
Good morning 2thanks! The maps indicate the approximate locations of members of the Good News Roundup community in 2019 and 2021. Tech Talk for KosacksLoad-More Workaround (Revisions of 3/15/2022 in bold): On a desktop or laptop, to banish the Daily Kos Load More buttons, click this link , which opens the main Daily Kos page and shuts off the Load More buttons at the same time. On a desktop or laptop, to banish the Daily Kos Load More buttons, which opens the main Daily Kos page and shuts off the Load More buttons at the same time. After a long day, Gnusies meet in the evening shade and continue sharing Good News, good community, and good actions.
Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The Bigger Picture
       
There’s a disconnect in Texas between public sentiment toward guns and the state’s increasingly lenient public policy toward gun ownership. Dan Patrick following mass shootings that had occurred around the time. Zack Beauchamp of Vox says that, in fact, mass shootings in the United States tend to lead to looser gun laws. “We find no significant effect of mass shootings on laws enacted when there is a Democrat-controlled legislature. OK, I think everyone realizes that none of what Republicans are saying about how to respond to mass shootings will translate into actual policy proposals.
Why Ella?
       
Ella is on the autism spectrum, and lives at home with us. Ella is not equipped to handle the pain and discomfort. Afterward, we went for a long, rambling drive, which Ella always enjoys as she listens to her Spotify playlist. Shit shit shit shit shit shit shit. I hear Ella upstairs right now, as I write this so early on a Sunday morning after another long night, whimpering in her sleep.
My Grandson Was a Genius
       
My Grandson was a GeniusMemorial Day. The day the US of Northamerica honors its military veterans, living and those lost in battle. My grandson, Army Ranger 2Lt Travis Alan Morgado, leading his platoon in Afghanistan ten years ago was blown to bits by an IED. My grandson was a civil engineer, a graduate of the University of Washington. I want everyone to know that my grandson Travis died for his country.
Black Music Sunday: Smalls' in Harlem was truly a jazz paradise
       
The four most popular were Small’s Paradise, the Cotton Club, Barron Wilkins’s Exclusive Club, and Connie’s Inn. x YouTube VideoAs YouTuber Mark Jones notes:Charlie Johnson's Paradise Orchestra was the house band for the popular Harlem club, SMALL'S PARADISE, during the 1920s. x Francis Wolff on #JimmySmith: "I first heard Jimmy Smith at Smalls' Paradise in January of 1956. Two years later he brought his new organ sound to New York City and debuted at Small's Paradise in Harlem. I’ll close out our visit to Smalls’ Paradise with the R&B sound of of the aforementioned saxophonist King Curtis—who I got to hear, live at Smalls’!
Three women left to die in 'sweltering' heat of apartment complex, attorney says
       
Lorna Barnes, a resident at James Sneider Apartments, told ABC 7 she had seen one of the women before she died. “She always had a positive outlook on everything.”Blisset said a maintenance worker found her aunt’s body when her best friend came by to check on her. "It's like my best friend, mom; mom was my father, my mother, my best friend, I mean just everything." Alderman Maria Hadden, of the 49th Ward, told ABC 7 that just isn't true. Attorney Steve Levin, who is representing Osborne's family, told ABC 7 the claim that building managers thought they couldn't turn on air is "absurd."
Want to Win a Union at Work? Here’s What the Amazon Labor Union Can Teach Us.
       
Once the two friends, Chris Smalls and Derrick Palmer, had the signatures they needed, they had to win the vote. But the hidden story of the largest single workplace union election victory in the country since 2008 is the overlooked, and underutilized, methods and tools ALU organizers deployed, far beyond free marijuana and TikTok trolling. They followed the nearly two dozen anti-union consultants around the facility, passing out disclosure forms showing their $3,200/day rates for “union avoidance” work. For example, one leader with the African Community Alliance of Staten Island used his connection with local soccer teams to encourage players who work for Amazon to support the union. The ALU shows that it’s still possible to win historic union elections, even under current federal rules.
Infant Formula Crisis Highlights Breastfeeding Barriers in Southern States
       
Despite efforts in recent weeks by the federal government to address the ongoing infant formula shortage, parents are still struggling to find formula. The Food and Drug Administration announced this week that nearly two million cans of infant formula from a United Kingdom-based company would arrive in the United States in the coming days. Earlier this month, producers of infant formula were allowed to speed up the manufacturing process, and the Biden administration called on state attorney generals to crack down on price gouging of formula, according to a White House statement. Those barriers are particularly high in the Black community and in Southern states, where breastfeeding rates are lower. There’s also a geographic disparity, as Southern states overall have a lower rate of breastfeeding than the nation as a whole.
5 dead, 4 rescued after Memorial Day weekend boat crash in Georgia
       
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Five people are dead after two boats collided on Saturday morning during the busy Memorial Day weekend in Georgia. Search and rescue teams on Sunday recovered the bodies of the three people missing from a Saturday morning boat crash on the Wilmington River, bringing the death toll to five after two people were confirmed dead on Saturday. Puerto Rico boat rescue: At least 11 dead, 38 survivors rescued after boat capsizes near Puerto RicoMore: A woman called 911 after she saw a boat overturn in the water. The incident is the second involving a fatal boat crash on the Wilmington River this month. Saturday was the start of the three-day Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest of the year for recreational boaters.
Apple Store Showdown: Inside the Battle for Union Representation
       
Apple has hired Littler Mendelson, an employment law firm, to blunt the labor push. It also has furnished store managers with talking points, including that unionizing could result in fewer promotions and inflexible hours, which was reported earlier by Vice. And employees who are on the fence or against the union push were reluctant to speak with The New York Times. In a statement, Mr. Rosenstock said the company provided numerous benefits to retail employees, including health care, tuition reimbursement and family leave. Apple has countered the union push even as online orders diminish the importance of its stores.
Lavish Projects and Meager Lives: The Two Faces of a Ruined Sri Lanka
       
HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka — The international airport, built a decade ago in the name of Sri Lanka’s ruling Rajapaksa family, is devoid of passenger flights, its staff lingering idly in the cafe. The cricket stadium, also constructed on the family’s orders, has had only a few international matches and is so remote that arriving teams face the risk of wildlife attacks. And then there is the port, the biggest of all the monuments to the Rajapaksas, a white elephant visited almost as much by actual elephants as by cargo ships before it was handed over to China in the face of impossible debt. As Sri Lanka grapples with its worst ever economic crisis, with people waiting hours for fuel and cutting back on food, nowhere is the reckless spending that helped wreck the country more visible than in Hambantota, the Rajapaksa family’s home district in the south. This enormous waste — more than $1 billion spent on the port, $250 million on the airport, nearly $200 million on underused roads and bridges, and millions more (figures vary) on the cricket stadium — made Hambantota a throne to the vanity of a political dynasty that increasingly ran the country as a family business.
Opinion | To Fight Monkeypox, Remember the Lessons of Covid and H.I.V.
       
should widely release the details of its monkeypox testing protocols so that more labs around the country can develop and run their own tests for monkeypox. should also issue guidance to all labs with credentials to perform complex laboratory tests and clarify what regulatory authority, if any, they will exercise over monkeypox tests developed elsewhere. Prioritizing people at immediate monkeypox risk, such as those with a recent close contact, is essential. We cannot let monkeypox become a disease of those disconnected from health care access. As experts provide preventive care to those at higher risk, researchers must also initiate studies to answer essential questions about monkeypox transmission.
Russia-Ukraine war live updates Zelensky makes rare trip outside Kyiv to visit front-line forces in Kharkiv
       
Turkey remains to be persuaded that it should back NATO membership bids from Sweden and Finland, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says. Talks with the two countries last week in Ankara “were not at the desired level,” he told reporters. Finland and Sweden abandoned decades-long military neutrality and applied to join NATO earlier this month, citing security concerns as Russia continues its war in Ukraine. Turkey, the United States and the European Union have labeled the PKK a terrorist group. Sweden has denied giving “financial assistance or military support” to Kurdish militants.
Meghan Markle’s ‘lucky’ dad, Thomas, leaves hospital 5 days after stroke
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle, was discharged from the hospital Saturday night, five days after suffering a stroke. “I feel hugely grateful and know how lucky I am to be alive,” Thomas, 77, told the Daily Mail Sunday. The Emmy winner noted that he faces an “an uphill battle” but is determined “to get well.”Meghan Markle’s dad suffered a stroke Monday. EPAThe Daily Mail also spoke with Thomas’ son, Thomas Markle Jr., who shared that he had been visiting family in Oregon when he got the call about his dad’s stroke Monday night. APHis daughter Samantha Markle later told the Daily Mail, “He just needs some rest.
Dry conditions, strong winds fueling critical fire weather threat in the Southwest, southern High Plains
       
Dry conditions, high temperatures and strong winds have increased the fire weather conditions to critical levels across the Southwest and southern High Plains. HOW TO WATCH FOX WEATHER ON TVThe Southwest and southern High Plains are experiencing critical fire weather conditions on Sunday. HOW THE LAY OF THE LAND AFFECTS WILDFIRE BEHAVIORFire Weather Warnings are in effect across the Southwest and southern High Plains. (FOX Weather)Because of the critical threat of fires, Fire Weather Warnings have been issued across the Southwest and southern High Plains through at least Tuesday afternoon. In addition, levels will fall below 15% from Southern California and across southern Arizona and the state of New Mexico.
‘We are not okay’: Teachers react day after Texas school shooting
       
By Anna BrandMay 25, 2022Teachers around the country woke up on a school day the morning after the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Another watched students “like a hawk” every time the door creaked open. And a teacher of 40 years now thinks of his school as a war zone. Responsible for far more than the education of their students, educators across the country are once again on the front lines of crisis. We asked teachers in the U.S.: What do you want to say in the wake of the Uvalde shooting?
U.S. EPA approves emergency fuel waiver in Texas after refinery outage
       
REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoMay 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an emergency air-quality waiver through June 6 to boost supplies of gasoline in East Texas after production was cut at a regional refinery. The Biden administration has released emergency oil stocks and is considering lifting smog rules nationwide to combat rising fuel prices. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterThe Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the state's air-pollution regulator, requested the waiver because supplies in 34 counties were hurt by an outage at Delek U.S. Holdings' oil refinery in Tyler, Texas, the EPA said. Its small Tyler refinery processes about 75,000 barrels per day of crude oil into gasoline, diesel and propane, according to its website. The price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Tyler, Texas, was $4.26 on Sunday, up from $2.77 a year ago.
‘Death to Arabs’ chanted in Jerusalem march
       
One large group chanted “Death to Arabs,” and “Let your village burn down” before descending into the Old City. Last year, after weeks of Israeli-Palestinian unrest in Jerusalem, authorities changed the route of the march at the last minute to avoid the Muslim Quarter. But it was too late by then, and Hamas militants in Gaza fired a barrage of rockets toward Jerusalem as the procession was getting underway. Despite the recent unrest, Israeli leaders decided to allow this year’s parade to take place along its traditional route through the Muslim Quarter. Jordan controlled east Jerusalem until Israel captured it in 1967 and it remains the custodian over Muslim holy sites.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
       
NEW YORK — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,500 flights were canceled as of 9:50 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, where Delta is based and has its largest hub, experienced heavy travel delays. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend.
3 more bodies found after deadly Georgia boat crash
       
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Searchers have found the bodies of three missing boaters after two boats collided on a Georgia river, bringing the crash’s death toll to five people. Two people had been found dead shortly after the Saturday collision on the Wilmington River near Savannah, authorities said. The bodies of the three boaters still missing were recovered Sunday morning, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Sgt. The incident is the second involving a boat and serious injuries on the Wilmington River this month. Saturday was the start of the three-day Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest of the year for recreational boaters.
Robot orders increase 40% in first quarter as desperate employers seek relief from labor shortages, report says
       
An apprentice engineer programming robots in a car factory Monty Rakusen/Getty ImagesRobot orders increased 40% in the first quarter of 2022, as businesses seek solutions to the labor crisis. The robot industry is now valued at $1.6 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. As employers around the country seek ways to fill labor gaps, many are increasingly turning to the assistance of automated technology and robots. "The robots are becoming easier to use," Michael Cicco, chief executive officer of industrial robot provider Fanuc America, told the Wall Street Journal. "Automation, if it goes very fast, can destroy a lot of jobs," Daron Acemoglu, an economics professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told the Journal.
Flight Cancellation, Delays Hit Memorial Day Travelers
       
Flight disruptions extended into Sunday amid a busy holiday travel weekend, though there are signs delays and cancellations are easing. As of noon, more than 300 flights in and out of U.S. airports were canceled and another 1,170 were delayed, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. But flight disruptions mounted over the early part of the weekend. U.S. airports most affected by delays as of noon Sunday included Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, with 3% of flights canceled, and Newark’s Liberty International, with 3% of flights canceled and 10% delayed, according to FlightAware. Delta became the latest airline to announce it would trim its flight schedule this summer to avoid disruptions for travelers.
Americans Set to Travel This Holiday Despite Higher Prices, More Hassles
       
Record high gasoline prices won’t keep Americans from their road trips over Memorial Day weekend, with an estimated 39.2 million people expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this weekend. “Summer travel isn’t just heating up, it will be on fire,” said Paula Twidale, senior vice president at AAA Travel. That compares to $3.04 a gallon last Memorial Day, according to AAA. Location data company Arrivalist said it is seeing fewer day trips and more overnight stays this year and an increase in road trips in the 250 mile range. It expects a “significant amount of road trip volume” this Memorial Day, according to Balakumar Raghuraman, vice president of analytics.
Snapchat's Shared Stories will let you collaborate with friends of friends
       
While the original version of the feature only gives you a way to add friends to view and contribute to your Stories, the new version called Shared Stories allows the friends you add to add their own contacts. Say you're cooking and want your friends to add their cooking Stories, too — just add them to the group, so they can add more people, as well. The app will also use automatic language detection and other review tools to monitor additions and make sure they're all safe. Finally, you will get a notification if you've joined a Shared Story with someone you've blocked. In April, it introduced a new suite of creator-friendly editing tools called "director mode" that will help you produce more polished content.
Texas Family Raises More Than $2 Million After Facing Series of Tragedies Following Mass Shooting
       
The family of Joe Garcia, a Texas man who died a few days after losing his wife in a school shooting, has raised more than $2 million to cover various expenses in the wake of the series of tragedies. “She would literally do anything for anybody……no questions asked,” Irma’s cousin, Debra Austin, wrote on a GoFundMe page for the family. “She loved her classroom kids and died trying to protect them.”Joe died two days after losing his wife. Irma, who was a fourth-grade teacher, expressed her love for her family when she wrote in her biography on the school’s website. Nineteen children and Garcia’s co-teacher, Eva Mireles, also died in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns
       
Video: Religious extremists mix Trump worship with Christian nationalismBut scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. Researchers say Christian nationalism is often also associated with mistrust of immigrants and Muslims. “There’s no room for compromise, so that is the threat to democracy.”In the book, Whitehead and co-author Samuel Perry measured rates of Christian nationalism by drawing on a 2017 Baylor University survey. Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. “I see Christian nationalism as the gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,” she said.
Debate Over Guns Unfolds in Uvalde, a Rural Texas Town in Grief
       
Victor M. Cabrales holds a portrait of his granddaughter, Eliahana Torres, one of the children slain in the mass shooting, in Uvalde, Texas, May 27, 2022. (Meridith Kohut/The New York Times)UVALDE, Texas — Living in a rural Texas town renowned for white-tailed deer hunting, where rifles are a regular prize at school raffles, Desirae Garza never thought much about gun laws. An anguished soul-searching over Texas’ gun culture and permissive gun laws is unfolding across the latest community to be shattered by a shooter’s rampage. In a February poll by the University of Texas/Texas Politics Project, 43% of Texans said they supported stricter gun laws, while just 16% wanted looser rules. We should do stronger background checks.” There is room, he said, “for some compromises” on gun laws.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
Hundreds of flights worldwide were canceled by midday Sunday, adding to the mounting number of scrubbed flights during the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend in the U.S.Just over 1,000 flights had been canceled as of 11 a.m. EDT Sunday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines canceled the most flights among major U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated Saturday. More than 140 Delta flights were canceled by midday Sunday, according to FlightAware. AIRPORTS ARE ‘PACKED’ AHEAD OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: AAA EXECMany forecasters believe the number of travelers will match or even surpass pre-pandemic levels. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Texas school massacre brings familiar pain, could lead to new gun ideas
       
In the two decades since Congress last approved sweeping gun policy, state legislatures have passed thousands of gun laws. Here’s a look at three new lines of legislative thinking about gun violence, gun laws, and what people from different sides of the debate say about them. There are exceptions – Maryland has tight gun laws and a per-100,000 gun death rate of 13.5, while New Hampshire has loose gun laws and a death rate of 8.9 – but the general trend is clear. People living in states with tighter gun laws are less likely to die of gun violence than are the people who live in states with fewer gun restrictions. “There’s no market for (gun insurance) right now, but there could be,” Min said, adding that gun insurance is one of several concepts he has discussed with advocates for gun control.
Sausalito Marin City School District urges patience amid fiscal jam
       
Sausalito Marin City School District officials, facing potential student defections as they manage budget cuts, are calling for patience from parents. Some parents have warned that students might leave this year after fifth grade in Sausalito, rather than go to middle school in Marin City. This will result in 40 less elementary students next year. Garcia said a number of the out-of-district students are Latino, making it difficult for him as a Latino educator. Related Articles Education | Student artists explore ‘Brave New Worlds’ in juried showStudent artists explore ‘Brave New Worlds’ in juried show Education | Could Texas school massacre happen here?
Marin teens raise funds for child cancer research
       
Forbeck survived non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 13, and they both have a close friend, George Campbell, who survived ependymoma, a brain cancer, after a diagnosis at age 6. It’s that connection that inspired the two Marin Academy seniors to compete in their own Ironman-style triathlon to raise thousands of dollars for pediatric brain cancer research. “This little struggle that we will endure puts into perspective the fight that kids have to go through to battle cancer,” Forbeck said. More than 4,800 children are diagnosed each year with brain cancer or a tumor, and more than 500 of those will die, according to the foundation. Pediatric brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death for children, yet research remains critically underfunded, with only 1% of federal research funding going toward the disease, according to the foundation.
San Diego Bishop McElroy named by Pope Francis as a cardinal
       
Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, one of Pope Francis’ ideological allies who has often sparred with more conservative U.S. bishops, was named by the pope on Sunday as one of 21 new cardinals. The San Diego diocese said McElroy will be installed by Pope Francis on Aug. 27 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. This must not happen.”In selecting McElroy, Francis passed over the higher-ranking archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone. In 2015, early in Francis’ pontificate, he was named bishop of San Diego. “Most of all, know that God created you, God loves you and God is on your side.”The Diocese of San Diego runs the length of California’s border with Mexico and serves more than 1.3 million Catholics in San Diego and Imperial counties.
Man killed in West Garfield Park shooting
       
A man was killed in a shooting Sunday morning in West Garfield Park. The man, 33, was driving about 6:40 a.m. in the 4200 block of West Madison Street when someone opened fire, Chicago police said. He was struck on the left side of his body but continued driving and moments later crashed his sedan into a road median, police said. He was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. There was no one in custody.
Women in NW Indiana reflect on likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned: ‘It’s really disheartening growing up during this time’
       
Earlier this month, a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion was leaked suggesting the court is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide. As the fate of Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance, young women shared their views on the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned. “There are so many other things they can worry about and do instead of worrying about somebody having an abortion,” Stewart said. Beyond that, McGrath said that overturning Roe v. Wade won’t stop abortions but will lead women to seek unsafe options to terminate a pregnancy. “We know from the past, before Roe v. Wade, women still got abortions they just weren’t as safe,” McGrath said.
After rainout, all systems go for Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach
       
The Jones Beach boardwalk drew a capacity crowd on Sunday for the second day of the Bethpage Air Show after most of the aerial display was called off Saturday because of inclement weather. Parking lots were filled and closed as the last vehicles parked shortly before noon, said George Gorman, New York Parks regional director for Long Island. Several roads were closed due to the crowds including southbound Meadowbrook Parkway at Exit M8E, southbound Wantagh Parkway at Exit W5E, westbound Ocean parkway at Tobay Beach and southbound loop Parkway to Meadowbrook Parkway, according to the state Department of Transportation. “It’s amazing what they can do," Debbie Gambeski said of the pilots and parachute teams that are the stars of the show. We picked the right day to come for sure.”Check back for updates on this developing story
Newsday | Long Island's & NYC's News Source
       
Sunday at Jones Beach began with partly cloudy and cool temperatures but organizers said the event, set to run until 3 p.m., with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as headliners, was good to go. Parking lots were filled and closed as the last vehicles parked shortly before noon, officials said. 32 mins ago
Issues still surround Aurora Pride Parade, as debate continues over how police should dress for event
       
Participants march in the Aurora Pride Parade in downtown Aurora in 2018. Word began spreading about a week ago that Aurora Pride, organizers of the June 12 Pride Parade, had banned wearing of uniforms by police officers who might want to march in the parade. After the initial decision by Aurora Pride was debated roundly throughout social media, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin weighed in, saying he was disappointed with their decision. That’s what happened for the 2022 Pride Parade, according to Gwyn Ciesla, of Aurora Pride. Last year, organizers held Aurora Pride activities downtown, without a parade.
Covering great disasters and a Great Migration, the ‘world’s greatest newspaper’ gets a towering new home
       
A bird's-eye view of the construction of the Tribune Tower in 1924. (Chicago Tribune historical photo)McCormick was remote and mechanically inclined. (Chicago Tribune historical photo)Circulation continued to climb, reaching beyond 250,00 by 1915. (Chicago Tribune historical photo)In the years after the war, the city had begun to swell with new residents. Naturally, given McCormick’s hyperbolic tendencies, the newspaper referred to it as “the world’s most beautiful office building.”The Tribune Tower in 1924.
Forecasters: Dangerous swimming conditions at Chicago’s public beaches ahead of Memorial Day
       
AdvertisementThere will be mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the 80s Sunday, according to Zachary Yack, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Public beaches typically are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but Chicago “opened” beaches beginning Friday. Chicago beaches opened on Friday for the Memorial Day weekend. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)There’s also a moderate risk across most Chicago beaches, with wind gusts as strong as 30 to 40 mph, according to Yack. The National Weather Service provides beach forecasts that are updated daily containing information about “swim risk”, the threat of high waves and dangerous currents.
East Windsor police assist woman found wandering miles from home
       
An East Windsor police sergeant who saw a disoriented woman walking on the side of the road at 2:30 a.m. Sunday was able to help return the woman to her home, police said. Police said the sergeant observed the woman on the side of North Road in the area of Kement Construction. AdvertisementThe sergeant spoke with the woman, who “was disoriented and confused,” but knew her name, police said in a statement posted on Facebook. Officers were able to search the woman’s name in an information sharing network and located an address in Enfield, almost 4 miles away, police said. When the Enfield Police Department responded to the address, they confirmed with the woman’s husband that she suffers from dementia and that she had wandered off in the middle of the night, East Windsor police said.
Shooting at crowded Oklahoma Memorial Day event leaves one dead, several injured
       
An early Sunday shooting at a crowded outdoor Memorial Day event in Taft left one person dead and seven others injured, including two juveniles, authorities said. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said the shooting occurred just after midnight at the Old City Square, where 1,500 people attended the annual holiday event about 125 miles east of Oklahoma City. The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office was in attendance at the event and rendered aid to victims, according to OSBI. Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service Spokeswoman Trish German said two people were transported to a Muskogee hospital and a third was taken to a Tulsa hospital, according to The Muskogee Phoenix. Anyone who witnessed the shooting maycontact OSBI at 800-522-8017 or email tips@osbi.ok.gov.
21 mass shootings. 365 dead. Here's where the guns came from
       
In a personal, online diary that surfaced after the attack, Gendron said he bought the AR-15-style weapon in January, bought a shotgun in December and received a rifle as a Christmas present from his dad when he was 16. Last year, Gendron was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation under a state mental health law after writing "murder-suicide" in response to a teacher's question. New York is one of 19 states with red flag laws that allow courts to take guns from people posing immediate danger, but that didn't happen with Gendron, who was 17 at the time. State police described his threat as "general in nature" and said it didn't "specifically mention shooting or firearms." Kathy Hochul signed an executive order underscoring the need for red flag interventions and said she would seek to bar people under 21 from buying some semi-automatic weapons in the state.
Police: 6 wounded in shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee
       
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee said six people were wounded during an exchange of gunfire in a downtown Chattanooga business district. At least one person of interest was detained shortly after the shooting Saturday night, police spokesperson Jeremy Eames said Sunday in a news release. Officers who were patrolling the area heard gunshots and saw multiple people shooting weapons and numerous people fleeing the area. Several gunshot victims were taken to a hospital and two of the injuries were life threatening, Eames said. The ages of the victims were not immediately released but most were believed to be teenagers and young adults.
San Diego Bishop McElroy named by Pope Francis as a cardinal
       
Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, one of Pope Francis' ideological allies who has often sparred with more conservative U.S. bishops, was named by the pope on Sunday as one of 21 new cardinals. The San Diego diocese said McElroy will be installed by Pope Francis on August 27 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. This must not happen.”In selecting McElroy, Francis passed over the higher-ranking archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone. In 2015, early in Francis' pontificate, he was named bishop of San Diego. The Diocese of San Diego runs the length of California’s border with Mexico and serves more than 1.3 million Catholics in San Diego and Imperial counties.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s daughter, Lilibet, to spend first birthday meeting her namesake — the Queen
       
Lilibet, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is expected to spend her first birthday meeting her namesake, the Queen, on the Platinum Jubilee weekend. The Duke and Duchess’s second child was born in the US and turns one on Saturday, when celebrations of the monarch’s 70-year reign will be in full swing across the country. Lilibet has not yet met her royal relatives, including her great-grandmother, but will travel from California to the UK for the first time with her parents and older brother Archie, now three. Royal sources on Sunday told The Telegraph that the Queen, 96, is not planning to attend the Epsom Derby on Saturday, with the Princess Royal instead travelling in her place. The decision is understood to have been taken amid concerns about the Queen’s mobility.
Pictured: Covid memorial burns to the ground in act of ‘healing’
       
It was built in collaboration with independent arts company Artichoke as well as members of the north Warwickshire community, including more than 500 individuals from local schools and community groups. The wooden memorial was erected at the Miners’ Welfare Park in Bedworth, Warwickshire, where it stood for a week prior to the burning and where, since last Saturday, thousands of members of the public left letters and messages to loved ones they had lost. At sunset on Saturday night, the artwork was razed to the ground in front of a 10,000-strong crowd in an act that Mr Best said was intended to “help people heal” from the trauma of the pandemic.
How mental health apps could be abusing your privacy
       
Health, happiness, goals – these are some of the buzzwords you are likely to find at the start of your journey through the average mental health app. And with public mental health provision under strain, it’s clear that the many online substitutes out there are fulfilling an urgent need. The testimonials on many of these apps are glowing and they clearly offer help to those who may not have been able or willing to access support offline. According to a recent investigation by non-profit internet foundation Mozilla, many “fail spectacularly” when it comes to privacy and security. The organisation reviewed 32 of the top mental health and prayer apps, 26 of which it has slapped with a “Privacy Not Included” warning label, indicating strong concerns over how data was being managed.
Margaret Thatcher statue daubed with red paint by vandals
       
In a statement released on Sunday, Lincolnshire Police confirmed it was treating the incident as criminal damage. A spokesman for the force said on Sunday: "Just before 11.15pm yesterday, we received reports of a person shown on CCTV acting suspiciously near the site. "Officers attended and found graffiti had been spray painted onto the barriers surrounding the statue, no damage was thought to have been caused to the statue itself. "This is being treated as criminal damage and an enquiry is ongoing." There's no need for it."
Platinum jubilee event times: When is it and what is taking place over the bank holiday weekend?
       
Her Majesty became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee on 6 February 2022. The extended four-day bank holiday to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. However, this year, the ceremonial event will take place two days earlier as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Platinum Jubilee Beacons will also be lit on the first day of the long weekend. Sunday 5 JuneCelebrations conclude on Sunday with the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which will see thousands of performers process down The Mall.
Is Memorial Day a federal holiday? The full list of 2022 dates
       
With summer nearly here, it’s time to start marking the date of the next federal holiday on our calendars. On May 30, those living in the US will observe the fourth federal holiday of the year, Memorial Day. Memorial Day, which also marks the unofficial start to summer, didn’t become a federal holiday until 1971. When it was added to the list, it became one of 11 US federal holidays. From Memorial Day to Thanksgiving, these are the dates of the 2022 federal holidays.
Anonymous donor covers all the funeral expenses for the Uvalde shooting victims
       
The funeral costs for all the victims who died during a school shooting in Uvalde this week will be covered by an anonymous donor. “We appreciate that anonymous donor for his generosity, and we will ensure that those resources get into the right hands,” the governor said during the Friday briefing. While further away, 21 empty chairs line the front of one of the main day care centres. Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home, who will host the first visitation for one of the victims killed in Tuesday’s attack on Monday, wrote on their Facebook page over the weekend that emotional support dog Libby, would be providing its services at the facility. In the local city’s paper, the Uvalde Leader News, the weekend edition began listing the obituaries of the children, ranging in age from 8 to 11-year-old, who were among the students killed by 18-year-old Salvador Ramos.
Ukraine: Two sisters fled their home, but carried on their martial arts training
       
Two sisters who’ve had to flee their home in the south of Ukraine are making a plea to fight for their country. The sisters, aged 10 and 15, are world champions in mixed martial arts and are hoping they will still be able to compete for Ukraine. They filmed their lives and their training as their home was bombarded.
Champions League final: What actually happened at the Stade de France?
       
Amid claim and counter-claim, what actually happened at the Stade de France on Saturday night? UEFA and the French authorities appeared to blame Liverpool supporters for the Champions League final kicking off late. "We had a massive bottleneck there - 20,000 Liverpool supporters waiting there for two, three, four hours. French riot police then started firing tear gas into an area containing 20,000 Liverpool supporters, he added. "We just lost a Champions League final then seconds later we're victims of tear gas abuse."
Rwanda and DRC tensions of 'grave concern', African Union leader says
       
Senegalese President Macky Sall, current chairman of the African Union (AU), said Sunday he was "gravely concerned" by the "rising tensions" between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), asking for calm from the two. "I am gravely concerned by the rising tension between Rwanda and the DRC," Macky Sall said in a tweet in response to the escalation of tensions in recent days between the two neighbouring countries. Decades of tense relationsThe incident follows an attack earlier this week along the border by Congolese forces and FDLR rebels, according to the Rwandan army. Fighting between Congolese forces and the M23 has broken out on several fronts this week in North Kivu, a war-torn eastern province of the DRC bordering Rwanda. Kinshasa says the M23 — one of more than 100 armed groups operating in eastern DRC, mainly made up of Congolese Tutsis — is backed by Rwanda.
Endurance athlete, 44, plans to run 40,000km around the world
       
A runner is preparing to run 40,000km around the world to raise money for charity. Where in the world is Tomasz running? 'I escaped Indonesia to Sumatra where I was supposed to keep running but I was not able to run,' he said. Tomasz, whose own childhood was affected by trauma, will raise money for Unicef, and document his journey on Instagram. Tomasz is hoping to finish his amazing world marathon task by the end of 2025, stopping along the way for a swathe of events to raise money for UNICEF.
Kim Kardashian is driving business in Staten Island after string of low key dates with Pete Davidson
       
Staten Island business owners have seen a surge in interest thanks to Kim Kardashian's low key visits with her local-boy boyfriend Pete Davidson. The pair visited Campania in October last year, entering through the back door. In December, Pete and Kim visited Atrium Stadium Cinemas along with Scott Disick. 'If Kim went there I would want to get a photo with her, but then I wouldn’t want the crowds that followed. Kim and Pete went public last year, not long after her guest appearance on Saturday Night Live.
National Potato Council applauds first shipments of U.S. potatoes to Mexico in decades – Produce Blue Book
       
May 12, 2022 WASHINGTON – The National Potato Council BB #:162582 today welcomed the news that the first shipments of U.S. fresh potatoes crossed into Mexico yesterday, May 11. The successful crossings signal the start of Mexico’s process to restore full market access for U.S. fresh potatoes after decades of disputes and legal obstructions. The shipments come after more than 25 years of regulatory and legal obstructions by Mexico, and one year after the Mexican Supreme Court ruled unanimously that U.S. fresh potatoes were legally authorized to be imported. “Both agencies have made the restoration of U.S. potato access a top U.S. trade priority. The National Potato Council represents the interests of U.S. potato growers on federal legislative, regulatory, environmental and trade issues.
5 years ago, New York made 4 years of college free for residents. Here’s how it's going
       
Even though college enrollment has slid since the start of the Covid pandemic, many students still want to get a degree, and for some, free tuition programs are the only way to make higher education a reality. New York initially said more than 940,000 students with family incomes up to $125,000 could qualify. New York's program applies to all schools at the City University of New York and State University of New York. The application process — "the hoops and hurdles and the fine print" — may be a barrier, she said. "There still aren't many students at CUNY that are getting this award," Scott-Clayton said.
Humpback whale that ‘thanked’ rescuers who freed it from illegal net dies after beaching week later
       
A 46ft long humpback whale that ‘thanked’ divers who rescued it from an illegal fishing net has died just days later. A team of divers from Palma de Mallorca’s Aquarium helped free the huge creature before sending on its way. The group said the whale had appeared to give what looked like “a little thank you sign” before swimming off. But a week later on Thursday 27 May the same creature washed up on a beach in Valencia, Spain, some 190 miles away. “These nets have been illegal for three decades.” Ms Torras said.
In occupied Melitopol patriots hit the streets with Ukrainian flags and sing the national anthem
       
KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO — SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022, 16:18A patriotic rally in support of Ukraine was held in occupied Melitopol, Zaporizhia Oblast, on Sunday. Source: Local Edition "RIA Melitopol"Details: The rally was held in a city park. "According to eyewitnesses, patriots are currently singing the national anthem of Ukraine in the city park. It is noted that a few days ago, Melitopol partisans invited citizens on 29 May to a pro-Ukrainian rally organised by the Yellow Ribbon movement. Earlier: On 24 May, it was reported that Russian troops were demanding bribes of 3,000-5,000 hryvnias from citizens wanting to leave occupied Melitopol.
War in Ukraine: The Battle of Snake Island
       
By Zeleb.es|Snake Island is a small rocky island with sparse vegetation and almost no wildlife. But its strategic location on the Black Sea makes it valuable in a war like the one between Russia and Ukraine. Because of this, they fight for control of this enclave. But who owns it now? Image: By ??????? - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62277127
Israeli nationalists chant racist slogans in Jerusalem march
       
The crowds, who were overwhelmingly young Orthodox Jewish men, were celebrating Jerusalem Day -- an Israeli holiday that marks the capture of the Old City in the 1967 Mideast war. One large group chanted “Death to Arabs,” and “Let your village burn down” before descending into the Old City. Ahead the march, there were small scuffles between Israeli nationalists and Palestinians, who threw chairs and bottles and shouted “God is great” at the crowds. Jordan controlled east Jerusalem until Israel captured it in 1967 and it remains the custodian over Muslim holy sites. Israel captured east Jerusalem, including the Old City, in the 1967 Mideast war.
Palestine live news: Chaos as Israelis rally in East Jerusalem
       
Thousands of far-right Israelis gather at Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem to mark the so-called flag march in the Old City. “This is a generation of indoctrinated young Israelis who have been taught to hate the Palestinians, to hate the Arabs,” Bishara said. One large group chanted “Death to Arabs,” and “Let your village burn down” before descending into the Old City. “One large group chanted “Death to Arabs,” and “Let your village burn down” before descending into the Old City,” Khan reporting from Old Jerusalem said. The march is meant to celebrate Israel’s capture of occupied East Jerusalem in the 1967 war.
One dead, seven wounded after shootout at Memorial Day festival in Muskogee County
       
Video: Multiple people wounded in shooting at Memorial Day festival in Muskogee County, OSBI investigatingTAFT, Okla. — One person is dead and seven people were wounded after a shooting at a Memorial Day festival in Taft, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Sunday. Two of the wounded were juveniles, OSBI reported. The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office was in attendance at the event and immediately rendered aid to the victims, the OSBI said. Anyone at the event who witnessed the shooting should contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or email tips@osbi.ok.gov. Video: OSBI investigating after shooting at Memorial Day festival in TaftBREAKING: I’ve confirmed OSBI is investigating a shooting with possible multiple victims that happened early this morning at a public Memorial Day gathering in the town of Taft in Muskogee County.
6 people shot in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Saturday night
       
(CNN) Six people were shot, two of whom suffered life-threatening injuries, in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Saturday night, police said. Four are expected to survive while two have life-threatening injuries, he said. Most of those shot were teenagers or in their early 20s, he added. "We had large groups of juveniles walking around the downtown area this date and we believe it's from within that group that the shooting took place," he said. The location of the shooting is less than a mile from the Tennessee Aquarium and the city's waterfront.
'Going to be watching': Hurricane Agatha expected to hit Mexico on Monday. Is it a threat to the US?
       
Agatha, the first named storm of the eastern Pacific season, became a hurricane Sunday morning and was "rapidly intensifying," the National Hurricane Center said. It's "way too early to tell what, if anything," Hurricane Agatha means for the U.S., meteorologist Craig Setzer wrote on Twitter on Saturday. "A turn toward the northeast is expected later today, with a slow motion toward the northeast continuing through Monday night," the National Hurricane Center said. The National Hurricane Center warns Agatha is expected to produce heavy rains over portions of southern Mexico by late Sunday into Tuesday night, and hurricane conditions are expected Monday. He added: "Given the climate crisis ... we expect another tough hurricane season.
Five dead after Memorial Day weekend crash on Wilmington River in Georgia
       
Five dead after Memorial Day weekend crash on Wilmington River in GeorgiaThe bodies of three missing men were recovered from the Wilmington River bringing the death toll from a boat crash the previous day to five people.
Shop the 90+ best Memorial Day sales—save at The Home Depot, Best Buy, Walmart and more
       
Memorial Day 2022: Shopping guideThe best home and kitchen Memorial Day dealsAppliances Connection: Update your kitchen or laundry room by shopping the Big Memorial Day sale at Appliances Connection. The best mattress and bedding Memorial Day dealsAmerisleep: Use your Memorial Day weekend to unwind by shopping mattress markdowns today at Amerisleep. Gravity Blanket: Stay cozy this Memorial Day by shopping the brand's Memorial Day sale for big discounts on weighted blankets, duvet covers, pillows and more. The best tech Memorial Day dealsAmazon: Shop tons of Amazon Memorial Day deals for the best prices on tech, home goods, kitchen essentials, fashion and more. The best fashion and beauty Memorial Day deal sAerie: Dive into Memorial Day weekend with a new swimsuit.
Tau Herculid meteor shower could dazzle with thousands of shooting stars Monday night
       
The meteor shower, known as the tau Herculids, could be spectacular, or it could be a total dud. The meteor shower, known as the tau Herculids, could be spectacular, or it could be a total dud, astronomers said. “This is going to be an all or nothing event," NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke said in a statement. EYE TO THE SKY:How to watch every meteor shower in 2022In all, SW 3 has broken into more than 68 fragments. For ideal viewing of this or any meteor shower, find a spot away from city lights.
Mourners flock to Uvalde Town Square, vigils: 'You're going to feel sometimes ... numb'
       
Hundreds of Uvalde residents and visitors from surrounding communities cycled through the Uvalde Town Square in the Latino-majority community of 16,000 people, located about 80 miles west of San Antonio. So the town square has become a gathering place for the community to mourn. “The pain is going to come and go, you’re going to feel sometimes … numb,” said Christian Alexander from Believer’s Christian Fellowship in San Antonio. It is too hard for them to show up to the town square to see the outpouring of support from the community. Some of the families who showed up to the town square included classmates of the victims.
Camila Giorgi in hot water over issue with French Open dress
       
Camila Giorgi was spoken to about her choice of dress for the French Open third round but the fashion faux pas didn’t distract the Italian as she marched ahead in Paris. I played with it before,” Giorgi reportedly said. Camila Giorgi hits a return shot against Aryna Sabalenka during the French Open third round on Saturday. AFP via Getty ImagesA French Open umpire took issue with the logo on Camila Giorgi’s dress. Giorgi had worn the same style of dress earlier in the tournament but without the DeLonghi logo.
Will exercise, meditation or reiki help if you can’t find a therapist?
       
ExerciseIts benefits for improving mood and mental health symptoms have been cited in many studies. It’s not a do-it-once-and-feel-better practice, however, and effectiveness will depend on what you’re experiencing — depression, anxiety or some other condition. “The science is really strong about that.”Trauma informed yogaDesigned for people who’ve experienced trauma, trauma informed yoga (TIY) aims to restore a sense of control to those who’ve lost theirs. CBD productsAs marijuana becomes more accessible across the country, many are turning to CBD products to relieve mental health symptoms. If that alone is helpful to you, then great.”These techniques are most effective for people suffering “mild to moderate” mental health symptoms, California psychiatrist James Lake said.
Camila Cabello calls out ‘rude’ UEFA fans who sang over her performance
       
“Playing back our performance and I can’t believe people were singing their teams anthem so loud during our performance. Like my team and i worked tirelessly for so long to bring right vibes and give a good show,” Cabello wrote. Its all about atmosphere fans make.”Real Madrid defeated Liverpool at the Stade de France near Paris. @mancityfan02496 retorted, “Disrespect is being that arrogant to think everyone that went into the FOOTBALL stadium came to watch and listen to her sing. They went in for the football atmosphere, not her show.”To this, a relatively zen commenter, @paddywords, responded simply, “Respect is earned.”
Where to see art gallery shows in the Washington, D.C., region
       
Such found objects abound in the Washington Sculptors Group-sponsored show, which features work by 48 Mid-Atlantic artists, a few represented by more than one entry. Jenny Wu assembles small pieces of pigment in patterns to make a sculpture that’s also a painting. Sculpture Now 2022 Through June 3 at Harmony Hall Arts Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Sally DaviesIn her Art League show, “Our Fractured Life,” photorealist painter Sally Davies employs two distinct modes to visualize pandemic-period isolation. Sally Davies: Our Fractured Life Through June 5 at the Art League, Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria.
My classmate was fatally shot decades ago. That trauma lasts.
       
I am a mother of two trying to make sense of the elementary school shooting that occurred in Uvalde, Tex., not far from where I grew up. I know that because I lost a classmate to a mass shooting in Texas three decades ago. My eighth-grade classmate Blanca Garcia was shot and killed at a birthday party that was attended by half my classmates. Even before the Uvalde shooting occurred, I was thinking about my middle school classmate because of an email I received weeks ago. On Wednesday, I spoke to one of my former middle school classmates, Henry Hernandez Jr., who became a lifelong educator in San Antonio.
‘Diablo Immortal’ aims to be a breakthrough hit for AAA mobile games
       
Placeholder while article actions loadIn 2018, longtime Blizzard game designer Wyatt Cheng announced “Diablo Immortal” for mobile devices. Since then, “Diablo Immortal” has boosted its reputation, as alpha and beta tests proved the game was a full-throated, classic Diablo experience. “I do believe ‘Diablo Immortal’ is going to change a lot of people’s minds on what they think of as a mobile game,” Cheng told The Washington Post. Let’s elevate the standards for what people can expect from a mobile game.”According to Global Industry Analysts Inc., the worldwide mobile gaming market is expected to reach $139.5 billion by 2026. Advertisement“I have three kids and they’re all teenagers and they don’t make the same distinction between console, PC or mobile,” Cheng said.
Her tribal regalia was banned at graduation. So she worked to change the law.
       
“It ruined my graduation day.”Principal Dennis Heaton said sacred eagle feathers were allowed on graduation tassels, but beadwork was not allowed on caps. Spencer Cox signed HB30 into law, making it illegal to prevent Indigenous students from wearing cultural regalia at school ceremonies. AdvertisementAcross town at Cedar City High School, Emalyce Kee was also told last year that she couldn’t wear a graduation cap that had been trimmed in gold beadwork by her uncle. Kee’s high school has a controversial history regarding Native American students, she said, noting that since the early 1940s, the school’s mascot had been the Redmen. Hatch said the district has 12,531 students, and 290 of them are Native American, including 17 seniors.
At a time when bird-watching meant bird-killing, Florence Bailey had a different idea
       
“I think she’s a really interesting person,” said Lisa Alexander, executive director of an organization Bailey helped found in 1897, the Audubon Naturalist Society, in Chevy Chase, Md. Bailey decried the insatiable hunger the millinery trade had for birds. Advertisement“The history of the Audubon movement involved a lot of women naturalists,” said Alexander. “It’s women who were really appalled by the slaughter of birds for fashion and food. ).”Because of the damage they did to native birds, cats — along with English sparrows — were among Bailey’s least-favorite things.
Agatha grows to hurricane, poses dangerous flood threat to Mexico
       
Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami estimate a 30 percent shot of eventual redevelopment. AdvertisementAccording to Philip Klotzbach, a hurricane researcher at Colorado State University, Agatha is the earliest hurricane in the eastern Pacific since 2015. Agatha is likely to become just the third eastern Pacific hurricane to make landfall during May on record. In the event that Agatha strikes Mexico as a Category 3 major hurricane, it would be a first for May. The National Hurricane Center estimates a 30 percent chance of redevelopment as broad low pressure again gathers.
Sheriff: Husband suspected in killings of woman, 3 kids
       
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — A mother and her three young children were shot to death and the suspected gunman — her husband — has been hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head, a sheriff in central Michigan said Saturday. Describing the shooting as “heartbreaking,” Miller said the children were all under the age of 10. Miller said evidence suggests the woman’s husband was responsible for the deaths. “It’s tragic by all accounts.”The person who alerted authorities was outside the home when deputies arrived and was not shot, he said. “There’s no better place I’d rather raise my kids at.”The shootings have taken an emotional toll, he said.
Biden, first lady arrive in San Antonio, will meet with families of Uvalde school shooting victims
       
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden have arrived in San Antonio, Texas, amid their journey to Uvalde following the Robb Elementary School shooting. Biden is expected to meet with the families of the victims and speak with local officials and religious leaders in effort to show support for the community. May 29, 2022
Republicans offer contrasting views on gun law reform
       
Democrats have called on Republicans in the wake of the shooting, which killed 19 students and two teachers and injured over a dozen more, to join them in their long-stalled efforts to reform gun laws. Many Republicans have pointed to mental health, not guns, as a key driver in mass shootings. “What we have to do is stop the motivation that causes these criminals, these horrific individuals to do what they do,” Brooks said. The moderate Republican said among other changes he was open to raising the age to purchase long guns to 21. My side’s not coming forward with reasonable ways to defend an amendment that we think is very important,” Kinzinger said.
POLITICO Playbook: Trump’s new obsession
       
POLITICO Playbook: Trump’s new obsession Presented byWith help from Garrett RossOn Saturday, former President Donald Trump meandered into issues far afield from the Wyoming race. It was ostensibly a speech in support of HARRIET HAGEMAN, his hand-picked candidate to take out Rep. LIZ CHENEY (R-Wyo.) Numerous non-Wyoming MAGA celebrities, such as Rep. LAUREN BOEBERT (R-Colo.), who appeared before Trump, repeatedly pronounced Hageman’s name incorrectly. Most recently, this trend was on display in DOUG MASTRIANO’s victory in the Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial primary (though he rejects the label). Playbook couldn’t happen without our editor Mike Zapler, deputy editor Zack Stanton and producers Setota Hailemariam and Bethany Irvine.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,000 flights were canceled as of Saturday afternoon, May 28, according to flight tracking website FlightAware, after 2,300 cancellations on Friday. Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,000 flights were canceled as of Saturday afternoon, May 28, according to flight tracking website FlightAware, after 2,300 cancellations on Friday. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
WSJ Opinion: Hits and Misses of the Week
       
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San Diego Bishop McElroy named by Pope Francis as a cardinal
       
FILE - Robert W. McElroy, bishop of the diocese of San Diego, arrives to attend a conference on nuclear disarmament, at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, one of Pope Francis’ ideological allies who has often sparred with more conservative U.S. bishops, was named by the pope on Sunday as one of 21 new cardinals . The San Diego diocese said McElroy will be installed by Pope Francis on August 27 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. In 2015, early in Francis’ pontificate, he was named bishop of San Diego. ADVERTISEMENTThe Diocese of San Diego runs the length of California’s border with Mexico and serves more than 1.3 million Catholics in San Diego and Imperial counties.
A doll brings pride, identity for Brazil Indigenous woman
       
Atyna Pora, of Brazil's Anambe indigenous group, clips the hair made of yarn of an indigenous doll, at a sewing workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)Atyna Pora, of Brazil's Anambe indigenous group, clips the hair made of yarn of an indigenous doll, at a sewing workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. It delighted passersby; while Indigenous dolls can be found elsewhere in Latin America, they remain mostly absent in Brazil, home to nearly 900,000 people identifying as Indigenous in the last census. Indigenous fashion designer We’e’ena Tikuna, also born in the Amazon rainforest and now based in Rio, started making Indigenous dolls to dress them in her creations. “Anaty came to give this empowerment to us, Indigenous women.”
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
More than 250 of Sunday’s cancellations involved aircraft scheduled to fly to or from U.S. cities. Delta Air Lines cancelled the most flights among major U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated Saturday. More than 140 Delta flights were canceled by mid-day Sunday, according to FlightAware. Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” Atlanta-based Delta said in an email to The Associated Press, noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance of the Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
iOS 16 will reportedly include an always-on display feature for future iPhones
       
With WWDC 2022 little more than a week away, more details about what Apple could announce at its annual developer conference are emerging. In his latest Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggests the company will have a fair amount to share about iOS 16, including enhancements to the lock screen. Gruman says the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system will include wallpapers with widget-like capabilities. Additionally, iOS 16 will reportedly include support for an always-on display feature that will be initially exclusive to the company’s next iPhone Pro models. That’s a feature that’s long been available on many Android phones, and Apple had reportedly planned to add it to the iPhone 13 last year but later changed its plans.
A woman lawfully carrying a pistol shot and killed a man who opened fire on a party with an AR-15-style gun, police say
       
A woman shot and killed a man who opened fire on a party with an AR-15-style firearm, Charleston police said. Getty ImagesA West Virginia woman pulled her pistol on a man who opened fire at a birthday party with an AR-15-style firearm, police said. The woman shot and killed the man. A woman carrying a pistol shot and killed a man with an AR-15-style firearm that opened fire on a party, Charleston police said. "A female bystander who was lawfully carrying her firearm pulled her firearm and shot him and killed him," Hazelett said, adding that there will be no charges being filed against her and no other injuries reported in the incident.
Elon Musk praises unnamed woman who shot dead man who opened fire on party with an AR-15-style rifle
       
Maja Hitij/Getty ImagesElon Musk praised the woman who used a pistol to shoot a man who opened fire on a party. In response to a report on the incident, Musk tweeted: "Wow, good for her and saving those people!" On Wednesday, Musk said he supports gun ownership but wants "tight" background checks. Tesla CEO Elon Musk praised the unnamed West Virginia woman who used a pistol to shoot and kill a man who opened fire on a party. Story continuesMusk said he supports gun ownership as a "safeguard" against tyrannical government.
Nonprofit funds a way for high schoolers to skip a year of college
       
Pursuing a college education can be an expensive ordeal, but one big nonprofit is hoping to address the issue of affordability by helping high school students gain college credits at very low costs even before they graduate. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation earlier this week launched a series of grants to boost schools' efforts in designing and implementing dual enrollment and early college credit programs. A student finishes her project for business intro class at Moffat County High School in Craig, Colorado on March 30, 2022. "So the 13th year means ... finding the resources to make the transition smooth and blurring the lines between high school and college." This year, 246 high school students went through the program to earn college credits at Dayton Public.
Here's how to navigate pricey summer travel
       
Summer travel is smoking hot. About 6 in 10 Americans are taking at least one summer trip, according to the latest data from the U.S. Travel Association. Of those planning vacations, 35% expect to travel more this summer than last. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)Where you travelSome of this summer’s cheapest domestic destinations to fly round-trip are Fort Lauderdale, Fla., (average price is $289), Minneapolis (average price is $297), New York (average price $316) and Nashville (average price is $324), according to KAYAK data. Flights between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. are 22% cheaper than other times throughout the day.”The priciest time to travel this summer?
I will eat anything Andy Baraghani makes, no questions
       
Last week, my friend Andy Baraghani released his first cookbook. Enter email address Sign Me Up You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. And a chilled, crunchy fennel salad gets dressed with crushed olives, pistachios and chiles that have first been marinated in olive oil with lemon zest. Baraghani also contributed several recipes to a Thanksgiving package for us last year that I still keep in rotation, holiday or not. His recipe for leafy greens with a zippy preserved-lemon dressing is now my standard salad when entertaining.
Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns
       
AdvertisementBut scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. Researchers say Christian nationalism is often also associated with mistrust of immigrants and Muslims. Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. But “the hair on my neck goes up” when he hears the term “Christian nationalism,” he said. “I see Christian nationalism as the gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,” she said.
Remembering the sacrifice at Ft. Rosecrans, one flag at a time
       
Struck stepped in front of the upright headstone at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery and waited. His father, Thomas Struck, read out loud the name on the marker and handed the boy a small American flag attached to a pointed wooden stick. put the toe of his right shoe at the base of the marker, measuring where the flag should go. Fortunately for G.T., he wasn’t the only one at Ft. Rosecrans on Saturday morning, the beginning of Memorial Day weekend. They’re not just stones out here.”Monday’s annual Memorial Day service at the cemetery is virtual again because of the pandemic.
Belt, Slater unlikely to rejoin SF Giants in Philadelphia
       
But the outlook for two key pieces of the Giants lineup to rejoin the team for its next series in Philadelphia looks unlikely. But without having restarted baseball activities, it would seem to be a stretch to count on Belt coming back by the time the team leaves Philadelphia. After three with the Phillies, the Giants head to Miami for four games with the Marlins, possibly a more likely timeline for Belt and Slater to return. Their series opener Thursday in Miami is the first day Slater will be eligible to be activated from the IL. Belt also missed 10 days — seven games — on the COVID IL and another three with a sore back.
Can I stop isolating if I’m still testing positive for the virus?
       
Indeed, scientists disagreed on the best course of action for people who test positive for more than 10 days. Barczak’s team found that some people tested antigen-positive slightly beyond the point of having positive viral cultures. Precisely why some people test positive longer than others is not entirely known. Newsom tests positive for COVID-19Gov. If they test positive, they should proceed as though they might be contagious, Gordon said.
Man killed in one-vehicle crash in South San Jose
       
A man was found dead early Sunday morning after the car he was driving appeared to fly off Highway 101 and into a tree in South San Jose. The man was found inside a 2021 Hyundai Sonata that went off the west side of the southbound lanes of Highway 101, just south of Blossom Hill Road, according to Sgt. Investigators are unsure what led to the crash, or even what time it happened. A passer-by reported the wrecked vehicle on the side of the road at 1:43 a.m., and the vehicle was “cold to the touch” when emergency crews arrived, Orta said. Anyone with information about the crash can call the CHP at 408-848-2324.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
More than 250 of Sunday's cancellations involved aircraft scheduled to fly to or from U.S. cities. Delta Air Lines cancelled the most flights among major U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated Saturday. More than 140 Delta flights were canceled by mid-day Sunday, according to FlightAware. Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” Atlanta-based Delta said in an email to The Associated Press, noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance of the Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
19-year-old Arizona Navy sailor shot and killed in Wisconsin, police searching for suspect
       
A Navy sailor from Eagar, Arizona, was killed in a shooting in West Allis, Wisconsin early Sunday morning. Phoenix Castanon, 19, was close to graduating from Navy technical school, said Navy spokesperson Matthew Mogle. The man spoke to the woman, scaring her. The two spoke before the man fired his gun at Castanon, the post stated. Castanon's death is the first homicide in West Allis this year, Deputy Chief Robert Fletcher said.
Portland’s Memorial Day weekend weather: Showers continue Sunday, into holiday
       
An especially soggy Northwest spring won’t pause even for Memorial Day weekend, as forecasters say Sunday delivers a 50% chance of showers throughout a mostly cloudy day. The high is expected to be 61 degrees, with a wind coming out of the west at between 7 and 10 mph. Showers continue Sunday night, though dropping to a 30% chance overnight. Wednesday is even warmer, with an anticipated high of 82 on a partly sunny day. The rest of the week has a recurring theme: a chance of showers and mostly cloudy with some sun breaks.
Daywatch Special Edition: Chicago when Capone was king
       
For more anniversary merchandise, visit the Chicago Tribune store. (Chicago Tribune historical photo)By the early 20th century, Joseph Medill had built the Chicago Tribune’s circulation to a robust 100,000 amid intense circulation wars with the city’s many rival papers. (Chicago Tribune)In 1924, a man named Harold Gray walked into the offices of Joseph Medill Patterson, the co-editor of the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News. Before the fall: the ill-fated 1919 White Sox strike relaxed poses for a team picture. (National Baseball Library)By the fifth game of the ill-fated World Series of 1919, the Chicago White Sox manager was ready to blow his top.
Historical homes you can own in the Tucson area
       
The distinctive estate is a world unto itself, offering 15,502 square feet of living spaces, resort-like grounds, complete privacy, unrivaled city views, and majestic mountain views. The stately south yard offers panoramic city views, an oversized pool, multiple seating areas, covered patios, a picturesque breezeway, and ample space to host over 250 guests. The main residence features interior 14" walls with integrally colored platinum grade Gypsum plaster. The formal dining room features exquisite waxed lime-marbled dust Italian plaster. Notable property features include a 600 ft. deep steel cased private water well in addition to city water, 9,948 sqft.
Memorial Day air travelers face more than 900 flight cancellations Sunday
       
Anne D'InnocenzioNEW YORK – Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They're also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 900 flights were canceled as of 9:30 a.m. EST on Sunday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Traveling for Memorial Day weekend? However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
21 mass shootings. 365 dead. Here's where the guns came from
       
There have been dozens of shootings and other attacks connected to U.S. schools and colleges over the years, from Columbine to Uvalde.
Critical fire condition warnings issued across US south-west
       
Warnings of critical fire conditions are peppered across much of the US south-west this weekend, as crews in northern New Mexico worked to stop the growth of the nation’s largest active wildfire. Two fires that merged to create the largest wildfire in New Mexico history have both been traced to planned burns set by federal forest managers as preventative measures, federal investigators have announced. The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire conditions for parts of Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. The US Forest Service has not yet released detailed planning documents for the original planned burns that might indicate whether fire protocols were followed. Elsewhere, firefighters battled a wind-driven bushfire about 14 miles south-west of Parker, Arizona.
A jubilee pageant and glowing balloons: the weekend’s best photos
       
Beijing, China People order takeaway ice-cream after inside restaurant dining was prohibited owing to Covid-19 outbreaks. China is trying to contain a spike in coronavirus cases in Beijing after hundreds of people tested positive for the virus in recent weeksPhotograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Russia dumps bodies in supermarket to try and restart Mariupol water supply
       
Russian soldiers have dumped the bodies of dozens of Ukrainian civilians in a supermarket in Mariupol and left them to rot. The corpses were washed above ground by Russia’s attempts to restore running water to the ruined city, according to an adviser to the mayor. Petro Andryushchenko, the Mariupol mayor’s adviser, said that so many bodies were being washed out of the ground Russia was unable to bury them. “The Russians are bringing the bodies of the dead here [in the supermarket], bodies which were washed out of graves and partially exhumed in an attempt to restore water supply,” Mr Andryushchenko said on his Telegram channel. ”From the end of February, Russia pounded the city of Mariupol into the ground, killing thousands of civilians.
Anneliese Dodds: Stella Creasy is wrong - a woman can’t have a penis
       
Stella Creasy was wrong to assert that a woman can have a penis, a Labour minister has said, as the party continues to flounder with the issue of defining womanhood. Anneliese Dodds, the Labour Party chairman, was asked on Sunday if she agreed with Stella Creasy, her fellow Labour MP, that a woman can be someone who was born with a penis. Ms Dodds, who is also shadow women and equalities secretary, said: “No, I don’t agree with her. “Of course, there are also trans women who have made a transition in their gender, but sex is not the same as gender. “Obviously, I have a huge amount of respect for my colleague Stella Creasy, she has done a huge amount of campaigning for women - but on that issue around biology, I do have a different opinion.”
Poland prepares to issue emergency debt as Ukrainian refugees flood in
       
The Polish government is drawing up plans for an emergency fundraising as more than 3.5m Ukrainian refugees put its public finances under massive strain. More than 3.5m refugees from Ukraine have moved to Poland after many of its settlements were devastated by Russian attacks. Poland has accepted more Ukrainian refugees than any other country but it is causing extra costs as those fleeing increase pressure on aid and public services. Marek Dietl, chief executive of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, said the Government is looking at “social bonds for aiding the refugees” at lower borrowing costs. More than half of refugees from Ukraine have been taken in by Poland, a country with a population of 38m.
Ed Sheeran to sing Perfect in tribute to Queen and Philip’s lifelong love
       
Ed Sheeran is to perform his love song Perfect at the Jubilee Pageant in a special moving tribute to the Queen and her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. Ed Sheeran will pay tribute to the Queen and Philip (Ian West/PA) PA Wire/PA Images - Ian WestHe died at the age of 99 in April last year during the pandemic, leaving the Queen grieving for her lifelong confidant. Other tributes to Philip will appear in the pageant, with a Bollywood-inspired interpretation of the Queen and the duke’s wedding day. The official announcement was delayed until after Princess Elizabeth reached the age of 21 and returned from a royal tour of South Africa the following year. The duke was summed up by the Queen in 1997 in a speech to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
Pepper spray used on Liverpool fans in Paris
       
Pepper spray used on Liverpool fans in ParisPeople could be seen flinching as police unleashed tear spray.
Jewish nationalists gather to celebrate ahead of the "Jerusalem Day"
       
Jewish nationalists gather to celebrate ahead of the "Jerusalem Day" march in Jerusalem. Israel deployed 3,000 police on the day that marks its 1967 capture of east Jerusalem, home of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound located on what Jews revere as the Temple Mount. Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah rally against Israel's "flag march" in Jerusalem. The march last year sparked unrest that led the Islamist armed group Hamas to fire rockets from the blockaded Gaza Strip, triggering an 11-day war.
'Food for the soul': Pyrizhky, or pirozhki, help heal cultural divides
       
The Pirojki Bar in Paris unites traditional dishes from Ukraine and Russia on one menu. This made Biktimirova open the restaurant after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, believing there is a way to unite people torn apart by the war. These are the recipes of my Ukrainian and Russian grandmothers," Biktimirova told Euronews. The bar was decorated by contemporary artists from various countries, who were inspired by the idea of unity and peace and contributed for free. The most well-known offering on the menu -- pyrizhky, as they are called in Ukrainian or pirozhki in Russian -- is a savoury bun stuffed with various fillings.
Jewish nationalists gather to celebrate ahead of the "Jerusalem Day" march
       
Jewish nationalists gather to celebrate ahead of the "Jerusalem Day" march as Palestinians in Ramallah rally against Israel's "Jerusalem Day".
Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns
       
But scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. Researchers say Christian nationalism is often also associated with mistrust of immigrants and Muslims. “There’s no room for compromise, so that is the threat to democracy.”In the book, Whitehead and co-author Samuel Perry measured rates of Christian nationalism by drawing on a 2017 Baylor University survey. Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. “I see Christian nationalism as the gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,” she said.
7 Reasons Why Even COVID Skeptics Should Be Concerned
       
7 Reasons Why Even COVID Skeptics Should Be Concerned Infection, with and without symptoms, can lead to long-haul illness, including autoimmune disease and erectile dysfunction, research says. Long COVID Is Real—and WidespreadYou’ve likely heard of the possible after-effects of a COVID infection. Called by different names, like long COVID, long-haul COVID (or long-haulers), or post-COVID syndrome, the official name is post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC). The AAPM&R runs a PASC dashboard that tallies case estimates by state; California leads with 2,779,000 people with long COVID. “Long COVID: post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 with a cardiovascular focus.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8903393/ Cardio-complications and COVID: Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Israeli nationalists chant racist slogans in Jerusalem march
       
Palestinians see the event, which passes through the heart of the Muslim Quarter, as a provocation. One large group chanted “Death to Arabs,” and “Let your village burn down” before descending into the Old City. AdvertisementLast year, after weeks of Israeli-Palestinian unrest in Jerusalem, authorities changed the route of the march at the last minute to avoid the Muslim Quarter. Despite the recent unrest, Israeli leaders decided to allow this year’s parade to take place along its traditional route through the Muslim Quarter. AdvertisementIsrael captured east Jerusalem, including the Old City, in the 1967 Mideast war.
Nepal: Plane goes missing with 22 people on board, officials say
       
Nepal: Plane goes missing with 22 people on board, officials sayNepal: Plane goes missing with 22 people on board, officials say The small aircraft had been on a 15-minute scheduled flight from the tourist town of Pokhara to the mountain town of Jomsom, and lost contact with the airport tower shortly after take-off. Image: The missing aircraft is a Tara Air DHC-6 Twin Otter plane, similar to this one. File picA plane with 22 people on board has gone missing in Nepal's mountains, according to officials. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal said in a statement: "One search helicopter returned to Jomsom due to bad weatherwithout locating the plane. Image: People walk outside the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, following the newsThe route the plane took required it to fly between mountains before landing in a valley.
Police Warn of Man Disabling Young Women's Vehicles in Mass.
       
Authorities in Milford, Holliston, Franklin and Bellingham are warning the public about a man who has been disabling young women’s vehicles and then offering them rides home. Police in multiple Massachusetts communities are warning the public that a man has been disabling young women's vehicles and offering them rides home. The Milford Police Department said in a Facebook post Saturday that a man in his late 30s has been flattening tires in the area and filling gas tanks with water. "Over the past week there have been local reports of an individual seeking to disable cars being operated by young females. "Bellingham Police are also investigating an incident involving this individual," that department said in a Facebook post.
Rescuers target possible site of missing Nepal plane with 22 people on board
       
The Tara Air plane, which was on a 20-minute scheduled flight to the mountain town of Jomsom, took off from the resort town of Pokhara,125 miles east of Kathmandu. Sudarshan Bartaula, spokesman for Tara Air, said the air search may have to be stopped for the day because of nightfall. In 2016, a Tara Air Twin Otter flying the same route crashed after takeoff, killing all 23 people aboard. In 2012, an Agni Air plane also flying from Pokhara to Jomsom crashed, killing 15 people. In 2014, a Nepal Airlines plane flying from Pokhara to Jumla crashed, killing all 18 on board.
This lifetime license of MS Office for windows or mac is on sale
       
Becoming an expert in MS Office means giving yourself time to experiment and a way to break out of your comfort zone. If you want both of those, then a lifetime license with MS Office might be the perfect fit for you. That means you can get MS Office for life for Windows or Mac for $69.99 each, but the sale ends May 31st! Each bundle comes with the six core MS Office Programs you’ve likely seen or used before. During our Memorial Day Sale, you can get The Premium Microsoft Office Training Bundle + Lifetime License of MS Office Home & Business for Mac 2021 and The Premium Microsoft Office Training Bundle + Lifetime License of MS Office Professional for Windows 2021 for $69.99 each!
‘RHOC’ alum Kelly Dodd slammed for comparing Texas school shooting to 9/11
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Kelly Dodd was slammed Saturday for comparing the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, to 9/11. Secure the schools,” read a message shared on the “Real Housewives of Orange County” alum’s Twitter account. Another Twitter user pointed out that far more changes than just securing cockpits were instilled after the terrorist attacks in 2001. Did you not see the videos of the gunman in the school as police and security were too scared to go inside? He was inside the school for an hour before cops shot and killed him.
This triple pea salad recipe gets extra crunch from fried farro
       
Triple Pea Salad With Crunchy FarroThis salad would also be great with a creamier cheese, such as burrata or feta, or with salty ricotta salata. Fold the towel over and pat the farro dry, then unfold and let the farro air-dry while you prep the rest of the salad. Step 4Trim and de-string the snow peas and, if needed, the sugar snap peas. Cut the snow peas and sugar snap peas on the bias into 1/2-inch pieces. AdvertisementStep 6Transfer the farro to the serving bowl with the vinaigrette, along with the English peas, snow peas and sugar snap peas.
How I overcome jealousy in my polyamorous relationship
       
For most of my life, I have not felt jealous in romantic relationships. But when I became polyamorous, I felt jealous for the first time, and it made me feel insecure and scared. I was so ashamed and disappointed in myself for not being the “calm and cool” person I’d always been. But through some hard work, I’ve come to understand that jealousy is just a feeling, and it does not make me less of who I am.
‘This shouldn’t happen in Uvalde’: As Biden flies in, town takes stock
       
Uvalde’s residents, most of them Mexican American, have watched television news broadcasters describe their travails in French and Japanese and politicians resurrect familiar arguments about gun control. “This shouldn’t happen in Uvalde.”Long before Tuesday, reality interfered with some visions of Uvalde as a pastoral idyll. “This is a quiet little town,” he said on Friday night while paying his respects at a memorial on the town square. AdvertisementChavez, who suffers from diabetes and hypertension, sat in a chair on her front porch as her neighbors began to run toward Robb Elementary. Terrazas, a 70-year-old auto inspector, has spent her entire life in Uvalde and was accustomed to doing favors for people.
Plane with 22 people on board missing in Nepal’s mountains
       
Rescuers on Sunday narrowed down a possible location of a passenger plane that went missing in Nepal’s mountains with 22 people on board while flying on a popular tourist route, officials said. The Tara Air plane, which was on a 15-minute scheduled flight to the mountain town of Jomsom, took off from the resort town of Pokhara, 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Kathmandu. Police official Ramesh Thapa said there was no information on the turboprop Twin Otter aircraft and a search was underway. In 2012, an Agni Air plane also flying from Pokhara to Jomsom crashed, killing 15 people. In 2014, a Nepal Airlines plane flying from Pokhara to Jumla crashed, killing all 18 on board.
The 'secret' to getting better at small talk, according to a veteran TV journalist who's made a career of talking to strangers
       
The veteran TV journalist has held court with some of the biggest pop culture icons of our time, from Beyonce to Britney Spears to Oprah. Going from surface-level small talk to deep conversations can help you build trust, compatibility and rapport with someone new. Pak says she relies on these questions in case she has a "brain freeze" or there's a lull in the conversation. It's also helpful to remember that "people love to talk," Pak adds. Check out:Veteran TV journalist SuChin Pak's best career advice: 'Relax.
Flight cancellations ease after rocky start to Memorial Day weekend
       
Flight disruptions continued Sunday but eased from the rocky start to Memorial Day weekend, a test for carriers as they gear up for a busy summer travel season after more than two years of the Covid pandemic. Delta Air Lines led cancellations, disruptions it attributed to bad weather and "air traffic control actions" on Saturday. Hundreds of flights operated by Republic Airways, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines were also delayed Saturday. Other carriers, including Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines have also pared back schedules to better handle disruptions like bad weather and staffing shortages. Getting the balance right is key for carriers as bookings recently jumped despite airfares that have surpassed pre-pandemic levels.
Never do these 2 things after getting a lowball salary offer, says career expert—a 'perfect example' of how to respond
       
So you found a job you're actually excited about, nailed the interview process, and received a callback with an offer. 2 things you should never doBefore Tyler responds, he's going to remember the two things that will ruin his chances of a successful outcome: 1. (I've seen people end up getting the salary they wanted, but come into the job resenting their employer for giving them a lowball salary in the first place. Or, by then he's already found a job with a salary he's satisfied with. And since that number — $69,000 — is significantly higher than the company's original offer, Tyler knows he'll need to get creative with other compensation or perks to close the gap.
Rescuers close to plane that crashed in Nepal with 22 aboard
       
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Rescuers zeroed in on a possible location of a passenger plane with 22 people aboard that is feared to have crashed Sunday in cloudy weather in Nepal’s mountains, officials said. In 2016, a Tara Air Twin Otter flying the same route crashed after takeoff, killing all 23 people aboard. In 2012, an Agni Air plane also flying from Pokhara to Jomsom crashed, killing 15 people. In 2014, a Nepal Airlines plane flying from Pokhara to Jumla crashed, killing all 18 on board. In 2018, a US-Bangla passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed on landing in Kathmandu, killing 49 of the 71 people aboard.
Voices from Uvalde: How a community mourns and comprehends 21 lives lost
       
Voices from Uvalde: How a community mourns and comprehends 21 lives lostOver the last several days, we've been hearing from community members in Uvalde, Texas, as they've navigated the anguish of a mass shooting that left 21 dead — two teachers and 19 children. Here's how the Uvalde community is remembering, processing and reflecting — in their own words. On Tuesday night, the family told the Associated Press they waited until close to midnight to learn that Eliahna was dead. You didn't pull out a gun 'cause you were angry'" Listen · 7:43 7:43NPR's A Martínez spoke with a Uvalde couple whose livelihood relies in many ways on guns. Wrench says she attended the vigil because, "[i]t's a tight-knit community.
Hitting the Books: What the 'Work from Home' revolution means for those who can't
       
Not everyone can engage in remote work. First, service jobs demand will rise in the residential areas where remote workers move to. As remote workers move farther from city centers, this will create exurban demand for service workers at the Starbucks and other stores where they shop. While service workers cannot work remotely, they can move to remote locations where rents are cheaper if more people work from home. In places where housing is cheaper, the minimum wage will more likely be a binding constraint on employers.
Hey grads, clean up your social (media) life before you get to campus or your new job
       
The internet never forgets and tweets, Facebook posts or even Snapchat videos they thought would disappear – can have devastating effects. In the same vein as updating your transcripts or resume, cleaning up your social media presence is a requirement for college admissions and job hunting. Story continuesThese are the absolute basics for cleaning your social media profiles. Cleanup timeYou’re staring at 10 years of social media postings and wondering how on Earth you’re going to wrangle it all, right? Once back on the Tweet Delete page (it’ll take you there automatically), select Delete Tweets .
Parents plead for police to enter Texas school
       
Associated PressA young survivor of the massacre at a Texas elementary school said she covered herself with a friend's blood and pretended to be dead while she waited for help to arrive. Miah Cerrillo, 11, told CNN that she and a friend called 911 from her dead teacher's phone Tuesday and waited for what felt like, to her, three hours for officers to arrive at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. The 18-year-old shooter, Salvador Ramos, was inside the school for more than an hour before he was shot to death by Border Patrol tactical officers.
Official: Girl told 911 ‘send the police now’ as cops waited during Uvalde school shooting
       
But another 47 minutes passed before the Border Patrol tactical team breached the door, McCraw said. Ramos killed 19 children and two teachers inside the room. Contrary to earlier statements by officials, a school district police officer was not at the school when Ramos arrived. When that officer did respond, he unknowingly drove past Ramos, who was crouched behind a car parked outside and firing at the building, McCraw said. Before she sent the 8-year-olds back, she studied the school building, figuring out which windows she would need to break to reach them.
Teeth of fallen soldiers hold evidence that foreigners fought alongside ancient Greeks, challenging millennia of military history
       
in the Battles of Himera, written about by ancient Greek historians. Story continuesMy colleagues and I were interested in figuring out whether the soldiers’ remains told the same story as the ancient historians. Modern historians know Greek soldiers frequently served as paid career soldiers, or mercenaries, in foreign armies. But there is little evidence that foreign soldiers fought for Greek armies. The large variation in isotope values between the soldiers from our study strongly implies that there may have been foreign soldiers who joined the Greek side.
Cruz confronted in restaurant after Texas shooting
       
Reuters VideosSTORY: The spread of monkeypox can likely be contained if countries act quickly.So said the World Health Organization's director for Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness, Sylvie Briand, on Friday (May 27).She told the U.N. agency's annual assembly that it wasn't a disease the general public should be worried about. "We are afraid that there will be a spread in community but currently it’s very hard to assess this risk. We think that if we put in place the right measures now, we probably can contain this easily, so that’s why we are making this briefing today and we are trying to raise awareness, because we are at the very, very beginning and we have a good window of opportunity to stop the transmission now.”Monkeypox is a usually mild viral infection that is endemic in parts of west and central Africa.It spreads chiefly through close contact, and until the recent outbreak, was rarely seen in other parts of the world.That's why the emergence of cases in Europe, the United States and other areas has raised alarms.So far, there are about 300 confirmed or suspected cases in around 20 countries where the virus was not previously circulating. "It’s not like COVID or other diseases that spread fast, so all those recommendations are not to create anxiety in the general public but it’s more to raise the alert and make sure that we all know what is the risk we have in front of us and we can take the adequate measures in a timely manner.”Measures needed to prevent the spread include the early detection and isolation of cases, and contact tracing.Briand called on WHO member states to share information about first generation stockpiles of smallpox vaccines which can also be effective against monkeypox.However, her colleague Rosamund Lewis, the WHO head of the smallpox secretariat stressed that there is not a recommendation to use smallpox vaccines for monkeypox.“What we have been advised so far is that there is no need for mass vaccination, there is no need for la