Lebanon Health Minister Says Death Toll From Beirut Explosion Has Risen To Nearly 80 With Thousands Injured

A massive explosion near the centre of Beirut killed close to 80 people, injuring thousands across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday. The most powerful explosion to hit Beirut in years occurred in the city’s port area. Lebanon’s interior minister said initial information indicated highly explosive material, which had been seized years ago and stored there, […]

Apple Fire In California Spreads To Over 26,000 Acres As Cause of Blaze Is Determined

A massive fire in California that was sparked Friday afternoon by a malfunctioning vehicle has now spread over more than 26,000 acres in the Inland Empire, officials said Monday. The Apple fire was ignited by “a diesel-fueled vehicle emitting burning carbon from the exhaust system,” according to a statement from the California Department of Forestry […]

No Charges Will Be Filed Against Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Michael Brown In Ferguson, MO

Charges will not be brought against Darren Wilson, the white former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. The decision comes nearly six years after a grand jury declined to prosecute Wilson. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell said his office spent five […]

Documents Related To Ghislaine Maxwell’s Connection To Jeffrey Epstein Are Unsealed

Dozens of new documents related to Ghislaine Maxwell’s dealings with Jeffrey Epstein were publicly released on Thursday. Maxwell, 58, is defending herself against criminal charges that she aided in the late Epstein’s sexual abuse of girls. On July 23, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan ordered the release of large portions of more than […]

Major Tech CEOs Face Questions At Hearing On Capitol Hill About Market Dominance

During a hearing on digital antitrust issues on Wednesday, lawmakers on the House judiciary committee accused four technology giants of being monopolies that have “wielded their power in disruptive, harmful ways.” Four CEOs — Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Sundar Pichai of Google and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook — appeared before the […]