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    A shocking new study shows how the sluggish transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy 'continues to sicken and kill people'.  Researchers performed a comprehensive analysis of the sources and health effects of air pollution for more than 200 countries for 2017. They found 1.05 million deaths would have been avoidable globally – including around 10,000 in the UK –...
    $1 billion dollars in extra damage for each centimeter of sea level rise—for just one storm. It should be common knowledge at this point that the effects of climate change on individual weather events can’t easily be pinned down. We know that the climate is warming; we know the reasons why it’s warming. Scientists have a general understanding of what the effects...
    According to the US company, hackers have sent malicious emails to more than 3,000 email addresses linked to NGOs or human rights organizations. J. David A.K. / A.P. Within weeks of the announcement of US sanctions against technology companies suspected of supporting Russian operations, a new espionage effort emerged in the United States. Friday, May 28, Microsoft says the...
    President Biden said a ransomware hack that shuttered the largest U.S. petroleum pipeline between Texas and New York is not attributable to Russian President Vladimir Putin, nor his government, but he intends to call on his counterpart to crack down on cyber criminals. "We don't believe the Russian government was involved in this attack, but we have strong reason to...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Department of State Health Services released new data Thursday, March 25 that shows 111 Texans died related to the winter storms in mid-February, when there were widespread power outages due to Texas’ electrical grid failure during record cold temperatures. The original tally on March 15, showed 57 Texans had died. The numbers may still...
    SAN FRANCISCO — An appeals court up held murder convictions against a Union City gang member who was found guilty in a retaliation killing of a man who was pushing his infant in a stroller in Hayward when he was fatally shot. The First District Appellate Court ruled against Pablo Mendoza, 29, rejecting his attorney’s arguments that the prosecutor committed...
    A German decided to pass the information on the properties of the German Bundestag to the Russian intelligence services. On its own initiative In a statement, the prosecution announced Thursday, February 25, that a German, suspected of having communicated to Russia data and plans concerning the Bundestag, was charged with Germany.He specified that this affair took place between...
    At least 62 inmates died on Tuesday in a series of riots that occurred in three prisons in as many cities in Ecuador, according to the country’s head of Prisons, Edmundo Moncayo, who attributed the riots to quarrels between at least two criminal gangs vying for control from jails. Moncayo, director of the Service of Attention to Persons Deprived of...
    LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Two more deaths have been connected to last week's winter storms, Kentucky authorities said. A preliminary autopsy report shows that a married couple found dead on Sunday at their home in London died of hypothermia, the Laurel County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Deputies responded to the home of James Duff, 62, and Dinah Duff,...
    At least 36 people have died due to the severe weather in Texas and other states over the past few days, as millions deal with power outages, snow and freezing temperatures. Most of the three dozen deaths were attributed to traffic accidents, as people attempted to travel on the messy and icy roads, The Associated Press reported on Thursday. The second...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Monday reported 1,869 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,168,358 cases and 19,095 deaths. A person carrying sunflowers walks downtown Feb. 12 ahead of Valentine’s Day. (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Of the 29 new deaths reported today, 10 people who...
    New York : MEXICO – The Federal electricity commission (CFE) attributed the electricity blackout in several states in northern Mexico, which has affected some 400,000 users, to the suspension of natural gas supply since Texas, in U.S, before the drop in temperatures. “Given the recrudescence of extreme temperatures in the U.S and particularly in Texas, where a part of...
    Chaos erupted at the end of the second day of the second impeachment trial of now former President Donald Trump as House Democrats were forced to withdraw from the record a statement a GOP senator said was falsely attributed to him after Senate Democrats lost control of the proceedings while they sought to wrap up for the day. Specifically, the...
    Scotland will enter a monthlong lockdown beginning at midnight to mitigate the new coronavirus variant spreading across the United Kingdom. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the news on Monday, saying she was "more concerned about the situation we face now than I have been at any time since March last year," according to the BBC. The new laws will...
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis decreed on Tuesday that Italian judge Rosario Livatino, who was killed by the Mafia in Sicily in 1990, was a martyr for the faith and could be beatified, or declared "Blessed". Livatino, who was a devout Roman Catholic, was gunned down after a Mafia hit squad ran his car off the road as he...
    ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A veteran bulldozer operator died at a gold mine in central Nevada when the machine tumbled down a steep slope of the open pit, according to a preliminary report by federal safety officials. Robert Larson, 58, worked in mining for 41 years, including 21 years at the Round Mountain Mine where he died a little after...
    Concordia University in Irvine will discontinue its use of antigen testing for asymptomatic students and employees, after more than 50 false positives prompted unwarranted concern about a possible major coronavirus outbreak. As of Wednesday, university officials said there were six active cases — four students and two employees — on campus as opposed to the more than 60 infections...
    The worldwide number of deaths caused by terrorism has plummeted by 59 percent since 2014, but North America, Western Europe and the region around Australia have seen a dramatic 250-percent increase in that time period fueled mostly by violence carried out by far-right groups, according to the Global Terrorism Index. “One of the more worrying trends in the last five...
    Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are threatening to sue over pair of giant, side-by-side, pro-Joe Biden campaign billboards in Times Square that blast their response to the coronavirus crisis. The ads, announced Thursday by the Lincoln Project, show a smiling Ivanka gesturing toward the coronavirus death tolls for New Yorkers and Americans. The image of the President’s daughter and adviser appears to...
    Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are threatening to sue over a pair of giant, side-by-side, pro-Joe Biden campaign billboards in Times Square that blast their response to the coronavirus crisis. The ads, announced Thursday by the Lincoln Project, show a smiling Ivanka gesturing toward the coronavirus death tolls for New Yorkers and Americans. The image of the President’s daughter and...
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho state officials estimate hundreds of more residents have died than in a normal year, even without counting fatalities that are attributed to the coronavirus. The state estimates 861 more Idaho residents died between January and September this year than died on average during those months in the past three years, The Idaho Statesman reported Sunday....
    On Sept. 22, CNN triumphantly announced that 200,000 people had died from COVID-19 in the United States. CNN tried various ways of rubbing in the 200,000 figure. Their best effort was an infographic blaring, “US COVID-19 deaths are equal to having the 9/11 attacks every day for 66 days.” Here’s a less biased, but less catchy, comparison: 2020’s attributed COVID-19...
    New Delhi, October 8: Popular Hindi news channel Aaj Tak has slapped with Rs 1 lakh fine by the News Broadcasting Standard Authority (NBSA) for broadcasting fake tweets attributing them to late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The NBSA also directed Zee News, India TV and News24 to air an apology for violating ethics during their coverage of Sushant Singh Rajput’s...
    StoneMor, one of the largest cemetery owners in the United States, has apologized after accidentally issuing a 2020 calendar that had a quote attributed to Nazi commander Heinrich Himmler on it. The quote, which was featured on the calendar's page for the month of November, read: 'My honor is my loyalty'. It was attributed to Himmler on the calendar, which...
    The death toll in the US from the novel coronavirus is likely much higher than official figures suggest, a new study claims. More than 209,000 people have died due to COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. But researchers say the number of 'excess deaths' is several times more than what would be expected in a normal year. For...
    CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — Camden County health officials are seeing rising cases of the coronavirus and it’s something they attribute to the Labor Day holiday. On Sunday, 56 new cases were reported — the most reported in a single day since July. “Over the last six months we’ve constantly seen cases increase following holidays. This should make clear that...
    Talking about being baptized with the "Holy Ghost and fire." A Michigan pastor has been hearing a whole lot from the public recently after sending an email to journalist Sarah Jeong—which was then posted by Jeong on her Twitter account. In the email, the christian (with a little “c”) David Muns threatens Jeong with genital mutilation, calling her a “bitter Asian woman.” The...
    The value of the Washington Football Team has climbed 3% since the start of the last NFL season to $3.5 billion, but the franchise fell one spot in Forbes’ annual ranking of team valuations. Dan Snyder’s franchise — which is in the midst of a tumultuous few months that have included the retirement of the team’s longtime name, new...
    The singer only has eyes for Piqué, however she has not been free from rumors Shakira and Pique They are one of the most solid couples in the artistic (and sports) medium, both have shown over time that they have a dream lifeHowever, this has not been enough to be free from controversy, since on...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 58-year-old woman’s death in central Louisiana is the 27th attributed by the state to Hurricane Laura. The state health department said Wednesday that the woman was in a trailer home without electricity or air conditioning. The department’s news release says the parish coroner confirmed the death was storm-related. Laura came ashore as a Category 4...
    The Pennsylvania high school Jamain Stephens attended has issued a correction after initially saying the 20-year-old football player died from COVID-19 complications. In a Tuesday Facebook post, Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, where Stephens graduated from in 2017, said that “Jamain went to his eternal reward after suffering from complications of COVID-19.” On Wednesday, the school updated the...
    Reuters September 9, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump’s acting homeland security chief on Wednesday acknowledged that white supremacist extremists played a role in this year’s urban violence in the United States, a revision of the administration’s public descriptions of the political motivations of violent protesters. In what was billed as a “2020 State of the Homeland” speech, acting...
    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's acting homeland security chief on Wednesday acknowledged that white supremacist extremists played a role in this year's urban violence in the United States, a revision of the administration's public descriptions of the political motivations of violent protesters. In what was billed as a "2020 State of the Homeland" speech, acting Homeland...
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem blasted a study that labeled the recent Sturgis motorcycle rally in her state a coronavirus "superspreader" event, noting the study had not been peer reviewed and modeling had been far off in predicting hospitalizations in the state. "This report isnt science; its fiction," Noem said, according to The Washington Times. "Under the guise of academic...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Monday reported 494 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 25 new deaths, bringing countywide totals to 248,821 cases and 6,030 deaths. Bubblelicious sits on his bike Sept. 5 on the Venice Beach boardwalk after sunset on the first day of the Labor Day weekend amid dangerous...
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KABC) -- At San Diego State University, students living on campus are expected to stay in their dorms until Tuesday morning.The new order from school officials is in response to rising COVID-19 cases on campus.Under the order, students will be allowed to leave for essentials such as food, medical care and supplies.SDSU officials say there are 184...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two men clearing debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura have died from heat-related illness, Louisiana’s health department said Friday. The deaths of the men, ages 41 and 47, occurred in Vernon Parish. They became the 21st and 22nd deaths attributed to the storm in Louisiana. With five earlier deaths in Texas, the total death...
    Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case is currently the top news in India. The constant splashing of headlines and narrations of the case across various channels and publications has taken over the internet. Most of them are majorly getting bashed for the inaccurate facts and dramatic portrayal, all without concrete evidence from a credible source. Now, after the exaggerated intervention of...
    An infected person who dies of a gunshot wound or a car accident will not count as a COVID-19 death in Maricopa County. At a news conference Wednesday, county public health officials took a moment to discuss recent questions about how they and hospitals report deaths seemingly from the coronavirus. “Death certificates can be an imperfect record because...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The number of coronavirus cases confirmed among USC students continued rising on Thursday, with the university announcing 104 new cases over the past four days, with the spread primarily attributed to gatherings of students at off-campus housing."Unfortunately, what we're seeing is ... while we've had reports of a handful of large parties, the majority of students,...
    The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office attributed the increase in deaths to factors such as the coronavirus pandemic. He explained that more than 5,000 people died from COVID-19, 282 from suicide, while opioid use claimed the lives of 1,400 individuals and about 600 died from homicides. They added that there is a great disparity between...
    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron denied on Thursday that he had made comments that have been attributed to him regarding former Tigers’ and Washingtons’ NFL team running back Derrius Guice. Zac Al-Khateeb of the Sporting News wrote on Friday that comments were in regard to two reported rapes allegedly done by the running back when he played for the coach....
    LSU coach Ed Orgeron on Thursday rebuked a quote attributed to him by an anonymous former player in a recent USA Today report, which details two separate allegations of rape against former running back Derrius Guice. Both allegations against Guice — neither of which were investigated at the time by LSU — are from when he was a freshman in...
    The percentage of daily deaths attributed to coronavirus has decreased since the beginning of August, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “The latest CDC #COVIDView report shows the percentage of deaths attributed to #COVID19 increased for 4 weeks in July after being on the decline since mid-April,” the CDC said Monday on Twitter. “This percentage has...
    Democrats accuse President Trump of trying to steal the election by sabotaging the U.S. Postal Service and starving it of funding, but industry experts say the agency's woes are the product of years of financial mismanagement. Long-running problems have come to a head, though, as states plan for greater mail-in voting as a response to the pandemic, drawing resistance from...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Morningside Park is just east of Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood. A fish kill in Biscayne Bay has area residents holding their noses as they wonder what the heck is going on. The problem, it seems, is that there is little to no oxygen in the water and the fish are dying. On Friday, several...
    Drug overdoses in the US are the leading cause of accidental deaths, and accidental deaths are the third-leading cause of death overall in the US - but new research suggests they remain vastly undercounted.  Researchers found that one in six deaths ruled sudden cardiac arrests that happened outside of hospitals in San Francisco were actually caused by overdoses, typically of...
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state on Monday posted a new daily record of 532 new COVID-19 cases, and the government leader warned that a lockdown in the city of Melbourne would continue while infected people continued to go to work. Melbourne is almost half way through a six-week lockdown aimed at curbing community spread of coronavirus. Mask-wearing...
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