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‘Giant flying murder heads’ and other creatures that ruled the ancient sky

‘Giant flying murder heads’ and other creatures that ruled the ancient sky

One close glimpse of a modern bird, especially around the eyes, and it may feel like you’re looking into the ancient past, when massive creatures walked the Earth and soared across its skies. It’s because birds are dinosaurs — they just happened to survive the mass extinction event that wiped out their large relatives 66…MORE

Fall: The season of cozy, delicious, wisdom-inducing rediscovery

Fall: The season of cozy, delicious, wisdom-inducing rediscovery

Fall is the season for all senses. The feel of cooler temperatures after a long summer. A warm, visually pleasing palate of reds, oranges and browns. The taste of pumpkin spice in everything. The sound of crunching leaves underfoot. The smell of woodsmoke. The many elements of autumn either intrinsically deliver happiness or trigger memories…MORE

China’s Evergrande meets crucial debt deadline but another looms

China’s Evergrande meets crucial debt deadline but another looms

China’s Evergrande Group will pay interest due Thursday on one of its bonds, but it’s keeping rattled investors guessing about the fate of second payment due this week. The troubled Chinese real estate conglomerate said Wednesday in a filing with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange that issues regarding a payment on a domestic yuan bond have…MORE

FBI asks for the public’s help in finding Gabby Petito’s fiance as new tip emerges about his previous movements

FBI asks for the public’s help in finding Gabby Petito’s fiance as new tip emerges about his previous movements

The FBI is asking for the public’s help in finding Gabby Petito’s fiancĂ© Brian Laundrie after a coroner made an initial determination that Petito died by homicide. Petito’s remains were found Sunday in an undeveloped camping area in Bridger-Teton National Forest on the eastern edge of Grand Teton National Park, officials said. She was first…MORE

Hong Kong expats are up in arms about quarantine. Singapore stands to gain

Hong Kong expats are up in arms about quarantine. Singapore stands to gain

It’s been nearly two years since Norris Fong has seen his family back in his native Singapore. Now, he’s had enough. The 33-year-old fashion buyer is soon leaving Hong Kong to return to his home country, citing frustration over the city’s coronavirus restrictions and lack of a clear reopening plan. “Singapore definitely has a better…MORE

Sexual assault linked to later brain damage in women, study finds

Sexual assault linked to later brain damage in women, study finds

Women who have been sexually assaulted have a higher risk of developing a type of brain damage that has been linked to cognitive decline, dementia and stroke, a new study found. “It could be either childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault,” said study author Rebecca Thurston, a professor and director of the Women’s Biobehavioral…MORE

Between Covid-19 and the flu, health care professionals are bracing themselves for the winter ahead, expert says

Between Covid-19 and the flu, health care professionals are bracing themselves for the winter ahead, expert says

The US is battling rising death tolls and strained hospital resources under the Covid-19 pandemic, and all that could be made more difficult by the upcoming flu season, health experts said. “We are bracing ourselves for an awfully busy winter ahead,” Associate Dean of Public Health at Brown University Dr. Megan Ranney told CNN Tuesday.…MORE

Two men charged in anti-Semitic hate crime incident at Los Angeles restaurant
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Two men charged in anti-Semitic hate crime incident at Los Angeles restaurant

Charges have been filed against two men who allegedly were involved in an anti-Semitic hate crime attack that injured five people at a Los Angeles restaurant in May, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Xavier Pabon, 30, and Samer Jayylusi, 36, were each charged with two felony counts of assault by means…MORE

Top House Democrat to introduce separate bill to provide funding for Israel’s Iron Dome
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Top House Democrat to introduce separate bill to provide funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer pledged Tuesday to bring up a separate bill to provide funding for Israel’s Iron Dome later this week after it was removed from the final House-passed bill to prevent a government shutdown and suspend the nation’s borrowing limit. Though the $1 billion in funding allocated for the aerial defense system…MORE

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