News 2021-12-23T10:39:32Z
A death certificate

Nonwhite Americans are being misidentified as white on their death certificates

Thousands of Americans are given the wrong race on their death certificates each year. Three families share what it's like having that happen to them.
News 2021-12-23T08:30:24Z
Man holds up a microchip implant the size of a grain.

A Swedish company has created a microchip that allows users to carry their COVID vaccine passport under their skin

The implant, which costs 100 euros, will allow people to have their vaccine passports implanted to make them easily-scannable.
News 2021-12-23T08:04:47Z
Pillar of shame sculpture on University of Hong Kong campus

Hong Kong's 'Pillar of Shame' statue, which commemorates the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre, was removed in the middle of the night

The "Pillar of Shame" was erected 1997, the same year Hong Kong was returned to China. Its removal comes amid Beijing's crackdown on dissent.
News 2021-12-23T07:42:29Z
A staff member conducts nucleic acid tests for residents at a residential community in Xi 'an, Shaanxi province, Dec 23, 2021. Since midnight on December 23, xi 'an city started closed management, all staff to carry out a new round of nucleic acid testing.
News 2021-12-23T03:09:06Z
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference on December 20, 2021 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva.

WHO director-general says 'narrow nationalism and vaccine hoarding' by rich countries caused Omicron variant

"The longer inequity continues, the higher the risks of this virus evolving in ways we can't prevent or predict," said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
News 2021-12-23T03:06:16Z
Madelyn allen seen leaving

The 39-year-old man accused of kidnapping and raping student Madelyn Allen asked a judge to let him spend Christmas with his kids

The judge ordered Brent Brown be held without bail in the case of Madelyn Allen, who prosecutors said was found in his basement covered in coal dust.
News 2021-12-23T00:57:49Z

Far-right influencers suggest widespread illness following an event may be an 'anthrax attack,' despite similarity to COVID-19 symptoms

Symptoms of anthrax poisoning — cough, shortness of breath, among other things — are similar to those associated with COVID-19, the CDC says.
International 2021-12-22T14:28:58Z

A US diplomat was arrested in Turkey and accused of selling a fake passport to help a Syrian man get into Germany

Turkish authorities arrested a diplomat working for the US Consulate in Lebanon and accused him of providing a fake passport to a Syrian national.
News 2021-12-22T12:36:33Z

Utah's richest man left the Mormon church and donated $600,000 to an LGBT charity, saying the religion is 'actively' harming the world

In a letter to the Mormon church president, Jeff Green said that he believed the church is "actively and currently doing harm in the world."
News 2021-12-22T11:10:45Z

Police say they've 'cracked' the cold case of a 15-year-old girl murdered in a San Francisco park 43 years ago, and have arrested a 76-year-old man

Marissa Rolf Harvey, 15, was found strangled to death in Sutro Heights Park, San Francisco, in March 1978. Her case lay cold for decades until 2020.
News 2021-12-22T09:00:19Z

Israel is rolling out a 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers and people 60 and older, as it faces the Omicron variant

Authorities said Tuesday that Israel would begin giving fourth doses to vulnerable groups, following a recommendation from a panel of medical experts.
News 2021-12-22T08:00:37Z

A federal lawsuit accuses Virginia police of covering up a sex trafficking ring in exchange for sexual services from the victims

It accused five high ranking police officers, including the chief, of protecting the trafficking ring and hindering a lone detective's investigation.
Crime 2021-12-22T02:24:37Z

The body of a Jane Doe buried in Pennsylvania in 1995 has finally been identified using forensic science more than 20 years later

Genealogy research and DNA comparison allowed police and an investigative-genetic-genealogy company to identify the Jane Doe as Merrybeth Hodgkinson.
Entertainment 2021-12-22T01:00:23Z

Britney Spears told the court about an apparent restraining order placed on her dad during testimony from her July conservatorship hearing

A new filing containing Spears' July 2021 testimony shows how she mentioned Jamie "breaking a huge door down to get to [her] son and shaking him."
News 2021-12-21T23:28:00Z

Biden to provide 500 million free at-home COVID test kits for Americans amid the Omicron surge

Biden announced plans to provide 500 million free at-home COVID-19 tests and said the US is not going back to how things were in March 2020.
News 2021-12-21T23:15:30Z

Japan executed 3 death row inmates for the first time since 2019

"Today's abhorrent resumption of executions is a damning indictment of this government's lack of respect for the right to life," said an Amnesty International official.
News 2021-12-21T23:13:27Z

YouTube confirms strike on H3 Podcast channel for violating the platform's harmful and dangerous content policy

YouTube's harmful and dangerous content policy bans clips of extremely dangerous pranks and content encouraging violent activity, among other things.
News 2021-12-21T22:48:05Z

Kim Potter jurors ask judge what happens if they can't reach consensus

Jurors in the ex-cop's manslaughter trial indicated Tuesday that they're having trouble reaching a verdict. They also asked to examine Potter's gun.
News 2021-12-21T22:45:39Z

The mother of a woman who died at 23 said a Facebook post shared with 'vile' messages 'pushed her over the edge,' reports say

Cope's mother said she "would be here today if it wasn't for that post," the National reported, citing comments made after an inquest hearing.
News 2021-12-21T22:23:12Z

Colorado prosecutor showed off brake-shoe gift after helping convict 26-year-old trucker sentenced to 110 years for deadly crash

A prosecutor who helped convict Rogel Aguilera-Mederos for his role in a deadly 2019 crash posted a photo of a brake shoe she said was a gift.
News 2021-12-21T21:21:11Z

An art teacher in Michigan is accused of making a false threat so classes would be canceled and she could start holiday break early, district says

The teacher at Jefferson Middle School in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, was reportedly charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism.
News 2021-12-21T20:36:25Z

Biden orders FEMA to set up pop-up vaccination sites nationwide as Omicron variant surges

The federal government will also deploy 1,000 troops to help deal with staffing shortages at hospitals as COVID-19 cases rise across the country.
Culture 2021-12-21T20:34:33Z

YouTube star Catherine McBroom removed her own IUD to 'get healthy,' according to her reported Snapchat post

The ACE Family's Catherine McBroom faced backlash for the post after experts warned a TikTok trend for at-home IUD removals could be dangerous.
News 2021-12-21T19:59:34Z

YouTuber Ethan Klein says he's temporarily banned from posting after one video was marked 'too dangerous to watch'

Ethan Klein wrote in a follow-up tweet that "trolls have been mass flagging every video we've ever made."
News 2021-12-21T18:27:58Z

The verdict in former officer Kim Potter's manslaughter trial will hinge on body camera footage, experts say

Body camera footage played a pivotal role in the state's effort to persuade jurors that Potter was negligent and reckless when she shot Daunte Wright.
News 2021-12-21T15:29:30Z

A jury is deliberating complicated child-sex-trafficking charges against Ghislaine Maxwell. Here's what they need to agree on to convict or acquit the Jeffrey Epstein associate.

The accusers at the center of the charges testified that Maxwell brought them to Epstein, who sexually abused them when they were teenagers.
News 2021-12-21T14:50:53Z

Jeffrey Epstein's private jet flight records revealed in Ghislaine Maxwell trial

The logs — made public by prosecutors Monday — include information for hundreds of flights detailing who was traveling with Epstein.
News 2021-12-21T14:13:55Z

UK court orders Sheikh Mohammed to pay $734 million divorce settlement to Princess Haya, who fled in 2019 after he was accused of imprisoning his daughter

Princess Haya and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum split up in 2019 after he learned she was having an affair, a UK court heard.
News 2021-12-21T12:34:20Z

Missing 19-year-old college student found covered in coal dust in basement of man suspected of kidnapping her, police say

Madelyn Allen, a 19-year-old student at Snow College in Utah, was reported missing after she didn't return from a date, The Salt Lake Tribune said.
News 2021-12-21T04:16:29Z

Images and videos capture destruction and mass displacement in the aftermath of Typhoon Rai, which has killed 375 people in the Philippines

Officials across the Philippine provinces struck by the typhoon described the destruction as "gargantuan," stating that the storm "spared no one."
News 2021-12-21T02:54:16Z

Paramedics refused to enter a care facility citing COVID-19 restrictions as a patient went into cardiac arrest, according to a police report

Acting Fire Chief Brian Park said the first responders involved in the incident were placed on leave pending a third-party investigation.
Crime 2021-12-21T00:50:12Z

Virginia police suspect fourth victim of alleged 'Shopping Cart Killer' could be missing woman from California

Virginia authorities said they believe the alleged suspect met his victims through dating sites and did "unspeakable things with his victims."
News 2021-12-21T00:48:08Z

Chris Noth is out at 'The Equalizer' amid sex assault claims, 'SATC' costars issue statement in support of his accusers

"We support the women who have come forward to share their painful experiences," read a joint statement released by Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis.
News 2021-12-20T23:48:06Z

A top Chinese live-streaming influencer known as Viya was fined roughly $210 million for tax evasion, agency says

The internet celebrity evaded or underpaid taxes totaling 703 million yuan, or $110 million, between 2019 and 2020, the Chinese government said.
Culture 2021-12-20T19:42:55Z

A Twitch streamer said obese people should be 'shamed' because 'it's bad for them' while vaping during a livestream

Twitch streamer Fanfan, who is also known as Fiona Fan, has apologized after a clip of her discussing obesity went viral.
News 2021-12-20T19:29:14Z

Ghislaine Maxwell's defense attorney says accusers had their memory 'manipulated' to implicate Maxwell in Jeffrey Epstein's crimes

A lawyer for Maxwell told the jury in closing arguments that her accusers had other motives when they testified Maxwell preyed on them as teenagers.
News 2021-12-20T19:00:03Z

An Ohio man allegedly rented a crane and used it to steal a 58-foot-long bridge from a public park, police say

The 63-year-old man was arrested on Friday and charged with felony theft after police accused him of stealing the bridge.
News 2021-12-20T18:57:14Z

Kim Potter's defense tells jury the officer was justified in using deadly force against Daunte Wright, even if she didn't mean to

Attorney Earl Gray also said Potter's partner was a "nice guy" to Wright, and "could have put his knee on his neck" during the fatal traffic stop.
Royals 2021-12-20T18:46:04Z

The Queen has canceled her holiday trip to Sandringham and will celebrate Christmas at Windsor Castle as COVID-19 cases skyrocket

The Queen will instead celebrate Christmas at Windsor Castle with her family, according to media reports.
News 2021-12-20T17:52:38Z

Missionaries kidnapped by a gang in Haiti sneaked past guards and used the light of the stars and moon to escape over rugged terrain, Ohio agency says

A spokesman for Christian Aid Ministries said the hostages walked for hours across rugged terrain before finding someone who could help them.
News 2021-12-20T17:40:51Z

Prosecutors call Ghislaine Maxwell the 'key' to Jeffrey Epstein's child-sex-trafficking operation in closing arguments

Maxwell was instrumental in grooming girls by convincing them that sexual acts and being partially nude around Epstein was normal, prosecutors said.
News 2021-12-20T17:30:25Z

The Daunte Wright shooting was no accident, prosecutors argue as ex-cop Kim Potter's manslaughter trial wraps up

Prosecutors told the jury in closing arguments that Wright's shooting death was the result of Potter's negligence and recklessness, not an accident.
News 2021-12-20T17:17:34Z

A Missouri school district was ordered to pay a transgender student $4 million after refusing to let him use the boys' bathrooms or locker room

The student was repeatedly denied access to the boys' bathroom and locker room even after his legal transition, according to court documents.
News 2021-12-20T11:48:19Z

A son's brutally honest yet loving obituary went viral after calling out his mom for her affairs, love of weed, and trash talking

"A more disrespectful, trash-reading, talking and watching woman in NC, FL or TX was not to be found," Andy Corren wrote of his mother, Renay Corren.
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