Amid global alarm, Ukraine, Russia trade blame for nuclear plant attacks

Kyiv warns of Chornobyl-style disaster unless secured area Both sides say in favor of visit by nuclear inspectors UN’s Guterres says any attack on a nuclear plant is ‘suicidal’ Two Ukrainian grain ships leave ports, 12 since last week KYIV, Aug 8 (Reuters) – International alarm over the weekend shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex … Read more

NATO warns of long Ukraine war as battles grind on

NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last years Ukraine admits setback near Sievierodonetsk Russia trying to approach Kharkiv-Ukraine official ‘All that is ours we will take back’ -Zelenskiy KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine could last for years, the head of NATO said on Sunday, calling for steadfast support from Ukraine’s allies as … Read more

Yellowstone National Park flooding: Unprecedented flooding conditions force park to close all entrances and leave locals trapped

The park announced Monday afternoon that all park entrances were closed to visitors, citing “record flooding events” and a forecast of more rain to come. “Our first priority has been to evacuate the northern section of the park where we have multiple road and bridge failures, mudslides and other issues,” Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly said … Read more

Russia pushes Ukrainian defenders to outskirts of key eastern city

Russian forces step up assault on key eastern city Ukrainians may retrench but won’t give up city – governor Ukraine to launch ‘Book of Executioners’ to detail war crimes Turkey, Russia mull UN plan to allow Ukrainian grain exports KYIV/SLOVIANSK, Ukraine, June 8 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces pulled back to the outskirts of the industrial … Read more

Musk sells Tesla shares worth $8.5 billion, says no more sales planned

Founder and CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk speaks during a media tour of the Tesla Gigafactory, which will produce batteries for the electric carmaker, in Sparks, Nevada, US July 26, 2016. REUTERS/James Glover II/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register April 29 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer … Read more

Puerto Rico power outage: Electricity retored to more than 1 million customers

Power has been restored to more than 1 million of the island’s roughly 1.5 million utility customers, the territory’s grid operator said early Saturday. That leaves about 500,000 homes and businesses without power in an outage that closed schools for two days and caused other interruptions for Puerto Rico’s 3.2 million residents. Power grid operator … Read more

Virginian-Pilot reporter and former CNN news assistant Sierra Jenkins killed in shooting

She was 25. Jenkins was leaving a downtown Norfolk restaurant, Chicho’s Pizza Backstage, when an argument started outside the establishment, followed by gunfire. Officers responded to the scene around 2 am and found Jenkins and two men with life-threatening gunshot wounds. One of the men, 25-year-old Devon M. Harris, was pronounced dead on scene, and … Read more

New details emerge in shootings of homeless men in NYC and DC

Court records released by Superior Court of the District of Columbia on Wednesday show evidence investigators have gathered in Brevard. Investigators from DC Metropolitan Police have multiple surveillance videos of the man they believe is Brevard at each shooting scene. The investigators from each agency also have cell phone data confirming his location of him … Read more

Jussie Smollett scheduled to be sentenced for lying to police in hate crime hoax

Smollett, 39, was found guilty in December on five counts of felony disorderly conduct for making false reports about what he said was a hate crime against him in Chicago in January 2019. At a hearing for Smollett’s sentencing Thursday afternoon, attorneys are first expected to argue before Judge James Linn over the actor’s request … Read more

Sacklers to pay $6 billion to settle Purdue opioid lawsuits

March 3 (Reuters) – The Sackler family owners of Purdue Pharma LP reached a deal with a group of attorneys general to pay up to $6 billion in cash to resolve widespread litigation alleging that they fueled the US opioid epidemic, bringing the OxyContin maker closer to exiting bankruptcy. The attorneys general for eight states … Read more