Thousands are expected in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to mobilize for voting rights as Congress and several states consider laws that could change ballot access.
Hurricane Ida forecast to hit Louisiana on Sunday as Category 4 storm
Ida is expected to make landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on the same date Hurricane Katrina hit 16 years ago.
RFK assassin Sirhan B. Sirhan recommended for parole, but decision not final
The governor and parole board staff must still review and approve the proposal.
Service members killed outside Kabul’s airport remembered as heroes
A majority of the fallen were U.S. Marines. Some had been recalled to Afghanistan to assist with the U.S. pullout.
US Airstrike Targets Islamic State Member In Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly on President Joe Biden’s promise to retaliate for the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport, the U.S. military said it used a drone strike to kill a member of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate Saturday. The strike came amid what the White House called indications that IS planned to […]
U.S. retaliates against ISIS with drone strike in Afghanistan
“The unmanned airstrike occurred in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan,” said Capt. Bill Urban, spokesman for U.S. Central Command, in a statement.
Unvaccinated California Teacher Caused COVID Outbreak That Infected Half Her Class
A single unvaccinated teacher at a Northern California school triggered a COVID-19 outbreak in May that infected 26 others, including a total of 18 students, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. News of the startling, rapid spread in the school and to students’ families emerged as administrators grapple with vaccine and mask regulations […]
Delta variant doubles the risk of hospitalization, study confirms
New research from England adds further evidence that the delta variant poses a greater threat than earlier strains of the coronavirus.
Wisconsin Cow Spotted Going Through McDonald’s Drive-Thru
MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Spotted in a car at a McDonald’s drive-through in Wisconsin: A cow — all of it. Jessica Nelson of Mosinee pulled into the drive-through at a McDonald’s in Marshfield on Thursday and said she looked up to see a cow in the backseat of a Buick sedan three cars ahead of […]
Hurricane Ida Predicted To Hit Louisiana On Katrina Anniversary
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Ida struck Cuba on Friday and threatened to slam into Louisiana with devastating force over the weekend, prompting evacuations in New Orleans and across the coastal region. Ida intensified rapidly Friday from a tropical storm to a hurricane with top winds of 80 mph (128 kph) as it crossed western […]
California GOP Recall Candidate Larry Elder Wanted To End Medicaid
Larry Elder, the Republican front-runner in the campaign to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), has advocated abolishing Medicaid and has opposed making health insurance companies cover people with preexisting conditions, extreme positions even further to the right of many in the GOP. Elder put forward his views in 2010 when he outlined his vision […]
Robert F. Kennedy Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Granted Parole
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California’s parole board voted Friday to free Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin after two of RFK’s sons said they supported releasing him and prosecutors declined to argue he should be kept behind bars. But the governor ultimately will decide if Sirhan Sirhan leaves prison. Douglas Kennedy was a toddler when his father […]
China cracks down on ‘chaotic fan culture’
BEIJING • Top Chinese actress Zheng Shuang was hit with a tax evasion fine yesterday, while references to film star Vicki Zhao were wiped from video-streaming sites as China steps up its campaign against celebrity culture. Beijing is on a mission to rein in what it calls “chaotic fan culture” and celebrity excess, after a […]
What happens if my car is struck by lightning? Will it explode or catch fire? Or worse, will the occupants be hurt? Singapore has among the highest number of lightning strikes per annum. But no car has been known to have been damaged by lightning. Lightning always strikes the highest point in a vicinity. For […]
Kia announces European variant of new Sportage For the first time, Kia will make a European variant of its popular Sportage sport utility vehicle. Singapore is expected to get this variant, although no arrival date has been confirmed. To be unveiled next month, the new Sportage (above) will be significantly bigger than its predecessor. Sketches […]
Used cars assume shine with tight COE supply
Going by the first seven months, sales of used cars this year could turn out to be among the highest in a decade as consumers turn to the secondary market because of a shrinking supply of certificates of entitlement (COE). According to Land Transport Authority figures, this year’s sales volume is poised to overtake last […]
When small is more
A Jaguar sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a tiny engine powering the front wheels is an oddity. Up till now, the Coventry-based marque has relied largely on engines no smaller than 2 litres. And almost always, they power the rear wheels. Or all four. The facelifted E-Pace compact SUV, however, has a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine […]
Harley-Davidson’s first modern adventure bike
What does Harley-Davidson, a brand synonymous with cool cruisers and Americana, know about making adventure motorcycles? Well, apparently quite a lot, judging by its latest offering, the Pan America 1250 Special, a 1,252cc dual-purpose motorcycle. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month Latest […]
Hot Audi leaves you cold
When I first drove Audi’s first S3 13 years ago, it was a veritable hot hatch with three doors and a six-speed manual gearbox. It pumped out 265 horses and 350Nm of torque, and sprinted to 100kmh in 5.7 seconds. It was a wild ride. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full […]
American burger chain Shake Shack opens its seventh outlet in Singapore today at Gardens by the Bay. Sitting outside the Flower Dome, it offers diners a botanical feast for the eyes. At the entrance, they are greeted by brightly coloured bromeliads, while hanging foliage provides a verdant setting for the outdoor seating areas. Please subscribe or […]
Vintage shophouse, modern living
Bright, earthy and natural. These are the impressions visitors get upon stepping into this shophouse owned by Ms Sylvia Chan, chief executive of media production company Night Owl Cinematics, and her 28-year-old brother Chan Sichen. They moved into the unit, located in central Singapore, in February after a three-month renovation. Filled with plenty of sunlight […]
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TikTok Bans ‘Milk Crate Challenge’ Videos, Citing Safety Concerns
People attempting to milk whatever viral fame they can get on TikTok will no longer be able to do so with the “milk crate challenge.” The app has banned videos of people attempting the risky trend, citing safety concerns, according to USA Today. “TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts, and we remove […]
‘No idea who you are’: Oklahoma woman accused of exaggerating role in Afghan girls’ escape
Allyson Reneau of Oklahoma City garnered media attention for saying she aided the group in escaping the Taliban. Now, her claim of helping to orchestrate their exit is under scrutiny.
‘Minor’ Major issues: Emails show Biden dog was nippier than White House said
The 3-year-old pup “is not always predictable,” one Secret Service agent warned in an email. “Be careful.”
Michigan Parents Owe Son $30,441 For Tossing Out Prized Porn Collection
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered a western Michigan couple to pay $30,441 to their son for getting rid of his pornography collection. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney’s decision this week came eight months after David Werking, 43, won a lawsuit against his parents. He said they had no right to throw out […]
Biden administration sets up mass Covid vaccination site for Afghan evacuees
The site at the Dulles Expo Center will offer the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to a White House official.
Kanye West Stirs Controversy By Sharing Stage With Marilyn Manson
Givenchy – Arrivals – PFW F/W 2013 PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 03: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend Givenchy Fall/Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 3, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Getty Images
Judge Blocks Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Order Banning Mask Mandates
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — School districts in Florida may impose mask mandates, a judge said Friday, ruling that Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority by issuing an executive order banning the mandates. Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper agreed with a group of parents who claimed in a lawsuit that DeSantis’ order is […]
Lake Tahoe Prepares For Emergency As Wildfire Threatens Region
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Some 14,000 firefighters facing changing weather conditions battled more than a dozen large wildfires across California, including a growing blaze that was slowly pushing toward the Lake Tahoe resort region. Winds and temperatures were expected to pick up in coming days while humidity drops, adding to the challenges endured […]