Ship’s anchor among possible causes of California oil spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Officials investigating one of California’s largest oil spills are looking into whether a ship’s anchor may have struck a pipeline on the ocean floor, causing a major leak of crude into coastal waters and fouling beaches, authorities said Monday, October 4. The head of the company that operates the pipeline… Continue reading Ship’s anchor among possible causes of California oil spill

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Exclusiva CNN: ‘Algunos son solo psicópatas’: un detective chino en el exilio revela la magnitud de la tortura contra los uigures

(CNN) — Las redadas comenzaron después de la medianoche en Xinjiang. Cientos de policías armados con rifles fueron de casa en casa en las comunidades uigures en la región del extremo occidental de China, sacando a las personas de sus hogares, esposándolas y encapuchadas, y amenazando con dispararles si se resistían, dijo a CNN un… Continue reading Exclusiva CNN: ‘Algunos son solo psicópatas’: un detective chino en el exilio revela la magnitud de la tortura contra los uigures

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Russian film crew blasts off to make first movie in space

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian actor and a film director rocketed to space Tuesday on a mission to make the world’s first movie in orbit. Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko blasted off for the International Space Station in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft together with cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, a veteran of three space missions.… Continue reading Russian film crew blasts off to make first movie in space

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Virus deaths in Russia hit record for third time this month

MOSCOW (AP) — Coronavirus deaths in Russia hit a record for the third time this month on Tuesday, and new infections once again exceeded 25,000 a day — a surge that comes as vaccination rates in the country remain stagnantly low and the government shuns imposing tough restrictions to stem the spread. Russia’s state coronavirus… Continue reading Virus deaths in Russia hit record for third time this month

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A reporter’s investigation into the origins of COVID-19

In today’s Big Story podcast, in the early days of the pandemic, a conspiracy theory claimed that the virus was intentionally released from a lab. It was seized upon by the worst people and drove racist scapegoating of Asian people around the world. And if that wasn’t horrific enough, it also managed to poison the… Continue reading A reporter’s investigation into the origins of COVID-19

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Toronto home sales and prices up, but new listings down in September: TRREB

Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says the market kicked off the fall selling season with an 18 per cent increase in homes sold in September and a 34 per cent drop in new listings. The Ontario board revealed Tuesday that 11,033 homes changed hands in the region last month, up from 9,046 last September. The… Continue reading Toronto home sales and prices up, but new listings down in September: TRREB

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Southwest is latest airline to mandate vaccines for workers

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines on Monday became the latest U.S. airline to require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Dallas-based company said its workers must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8 in order to remain at the airline. Employees can seek approval to skip the shots due to medical or religious reasons.… Continue reading Southwest is latest airline to mandate vaccines for workers

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$699.8M Powerball jackpot-winning ticket sold in California; 2 $1M winning tickets sold in Mass.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After 40 drawings without a big Powerball winner, a single ticket sold in California matched all six numbers drawn Monday and was the lucky winner of the nearly $700 million jackpot prize, officials said. The winning numbers drawn Monday night were 12, 22, 54, 66 and 69. The Powerball was… Continue reading $699.8M Powerball jackpot-winning ticket sold in California; 2 $1M winning tickets sold in Mass.

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