North Carolina Rowing Championships coming to High Point
North Carolina Rowing Championships coming to High Point
Ongoing catastrophic rains in Eastern Africa have been worsened by human-caused climate change that made them up to two times more intense, an international team of climate scientists said Thursday. The analysis comes from World Weather Attribution, a group of scientists who examine whether and to what extent human-induced climate change has altered the likelihood and magnitude of an extreme-weather event. October to December is a “short rains” season in Eastern Africa, with the frequency and intensity of the rains influenced by two naturally occurring climate phenomena: El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), which this year have both shaped up to increase the likelihood of heavy rainfall.
President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the country's oil companies to issue extraction licenses Guyana's Essequibo region.
Google DeepMind has announced its much-anticipated family of artificial intelligence chatbots, Gemini.
Local authorities said the swift response prevented additional casualties from the shooting.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Israel's strategic affairs minister on Thursday, a senior State Department official said, and told him Israel needs to do more to protect civilians in its offensive in southern Gaza. Blinken also urged minister Ron Dermer to allow more humanitarian aid into Gaza while welcoming Israel's decision to allow more fuel into the densely populated enclave, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Israel battled Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip's biggest cities on Thursday and said it had attacked dozens of targets, leaving 350 Palestinians dead and the rest struggling to survive in rapidly shrinking areas of refuge.
Concerns about revived testing and restrictions are swirling on Chinese social media, as sore memories of China’s strict zero-COVID policy remain fresh.
A Democratic congressman was censured by the House of Representatives on Thursday after deliberately setting off a fire alarm at the US Capitol complex that forced the evacuation of an office building ahead of a crucial vote.That caused Cannon House office block near the main Capitol building to be evacuated for an hour and Republicans say the former school principal, who was captured on camera, was seeking to stall the vote.
The Senate voted to block a bill Wednesday that would have provided aid to Ukraine as Republicans have clamored for stricter border security measures.
The U.S. must take immediate action to stop "the hemorrhaging of sensitive U.S. technology to China" by tightening up enforcement of existing rules and adding new ones, according to a House of Representatives report released on Thursday. The Biden administration has made numerous efforts to stop the flow of sophisticated U.S. technology to China that can be used to strengthen its military, but the House Foreign Affairs Committee wants a stricter approach taken amid signs technology continues to flow to Beijing. For example, the U.S. should deny licenses for all exports to China that have been restricted because there is a risk to national security if China receives the product, the report said.
The lawsuit filed in Delaware says Dennis Brown suffered a "cardiac event" walking home from a Panera Bread.
A Texas judge on Thursday issued a temporary restraining order allowing a woman with a complicated, likely non-viable pregnancy to get an abortion, in what her lawyers said was the first such case since the U.S. Supreme Court last year allowed states to ban abortion. The plaintiff, Kate Cox, had asked the court in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday to allow her to obtain an abortion despite the state's near-total ban on the procedure, saying her fetus was likely not viable and her continued pregnancy threatened her health. "The idea that Ms. Cox wants desperately to be a parent, and this law might actually cause her to lose that ability, is shocking and would be a genuine miscarriage of justice," District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble in Austin, Texas, state court said at a hearing.
Meta is rolling out end-to-end encryption for calls and messages across its Facebook and Messenger platforms, the company announced Thursday. Such encryption means that no one other than the sender and the recipient — not even Meta — can decipher people’s messages. Encrypted chats, first introduced as an optional feature in Messenger in 2016, will now be the standard for all users going forward, according to Messenger head Loredana Crisan.
A new "test-to-treat" program from eMed and the NIH offers free tests and treatments, and you don't even need to leave your home.
French police on Thursday said they had arrested two men for fraud after they sold bedbug pest control services to elderly people who did not need them, charging them hefty sums for the service.Police investigated after receiving nine complaints for suspected fraud.
The 42-year-old son of Sen. Kevin Cramer led officers in pursuit Wednesday, ending with a deputy struck and killed on impact.
Two House Democrats have faced censure votes this fall.
In the years following the deadly 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue attack, relatives of those slain have gone through their own private grief, public memorial services and the trial and death sentence of the perpetrator. At the same time, relatives knew they were commemorating an event with wide resonance among American Jews, who felt the shock waves of the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history.
Former president is not due to testify again until Monday but appears in court in Manhattan on Thursday
Cyberattacks, especially ransomware attacks, continue to increase across the world.
Democrat was caught on surveillance video pulling fire alarm as vote loomed during efforts to avoid a government shutdown