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9h ago

Norway euthanizes Freya, walrus who rose to fame for sinking boats

“The decision to euthanize the walrus was made based on an overall assessment of the continued threat to human safety,” the director of fisheries said.
A young female walrus, nicknamed "Freya," rests on a boat in Frognerkilen, Norway, on July 19, 2022.
A young female walrus, nicknamed "Freya," rests on a boat in Frognerkilen, Norway, on July 19, 2022.
9h ago

Anne Heche is dead after being removed from life support. She was 53.

The “Donnie Brasco” and “Volcano” actor suffered a traumatic brain injury when she drove her car into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5. She was pronounced brain-dead Friday.
Anne Heche in New York on May 15, 2017.
Anne Heche in New York on May 15, 2017.
10h ago

Warner Bros. Discovery condemns threats against J.K. Rowling after she tweeted support for Salman Rushdie

Rowling shared a screenshot Saturday of a Twitter user telling her, "Don't worry you are next," after she tweeted about Rushdie’s being stabbed in the neck.
J.K Rowling attends the U.K. Premiere of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald" on Nov. 13, 2018, in London.
J.K Rowling attends the U.K. Premiere of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald" on Nov. 13, 2018, in London.
10h ago

False reports of active shooter at Las Vegas airport lead to delays

Police took a person into custody after a "loud noise" created a "security incident," an airport spokesperson said. Fifty-two flights were canceled, and 210 others were delayed.
A worker stands by blocked off slot machines in the baggage area at McCarran International Airport on March 19, 2020, in Las Vegas.
A worker stands by blocked off slot machines in the baggage area at McCarran International Airport on March 19, 2020, in Las Vegas.
11h ago

Church fire in Cairo kills 41, injures 14

The cause of the blaze in the Abu Sefein church in the working-class neighborhood of Imbaba was not immediately known
12h ago

Salman Rushdie ‘on the road to recovery,’ agent says

The lauded writer was removed from a ventilator Saturday and was able to talk and joke.
Salman Rushdie attends the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Oct. 10, 2015 in Cheltenham, England.
Salman Rushdie attends the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Oct. 10, 2015 in Cheltenham, England.

WHO plans to rename monkeypox over stigmatization concerns

The World Health Organization said the decision is in line with current best practices for naming diseases, which aim to avoid offense to specific groups.
A health care worker administers a dose of Imvanex, a vaccine to protect against monkeypox virus, at a municipal vaccination center in Marseille, France, on Aug. 10, 2022.
A health care worker administers a dose of Imvanex, a vaccine to protect against monkeypox virus, at a municipal vaccination center in Marseille, France, on Aug. 10, 2022.
14h ago

Missouri cave divers save dog trapped in cave for nearly two months

The dog was "not in good shape" when the cave divers discovered her, one of them wrote on Facebook.
A group of cave divers saved a dog that was trapped inside a cave in Missouri for nearly two months.
A group of cave divers saved a dog that was trapped inside a cave in Missouri for nearly two months.
16h ago

Tens of thousands of Michigan residents under boil water advisory after break in main supply line

The order, the result of a break in Metro Detroit’s largest line, affects about 280,000 people in 13 communities.
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Tap Water
18h ago

R. Kelly to face federal trial in Chicago on charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in a case that stems from the complaints of several women who allege that Kelly, 55, lured them into sex acts while they were underage.
Image: R. Kelly
Image: R. Kelly
22h ago

1 dead, 17 injured after car drives into Pennsylvania fundraiser; driver suspected in fatal attack after crash

The fundraiser was being held to support the families of the 10 people who died in a house fire in Nescopeck earlier this month.
More than a dozen people were injured Saturday after a vehicle struck a crowd in Berwick, Pennsylvania, authorities said.
More than a dozen people were injured Saturday after a vehicle struck a crowd in Berwick, Pennsylvania, authorities said.