Vehicle plows into Christmas parade in US, killing multiple victims

Agence France Presse 11/22/2021

WASHINGTON — A vehicle plowed into a Christmas parade in the US state of Wisconsin on Sunday evening causing “some fatalities” and injuring more than 20 people, police said. Officials were still gathering information on the incident which occurred…

Motorists dash for cash flying out of armored truck

Agence France Presse 11/21/2021

LOS ANGELES — An armored truck spilled huge wads of cash across a California freeway on Friday, prompting chaotic scenes as drivers stopped to scoop up banknotes. But motorists hoping to line their pockets with an unexpected…

Curry fires Warriors as Nets routed

Agence France Presse 11/17/2021

New York—Stephen Curry produced a three-point masterclass as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Brooklyn Nets 117-99 to underscore their championship credentials on Tuesday. Curry led the scoring with 37 points — 27 of them from outside…

Israel greenlights vaccinations for 5-11 year olds

Agence France Presse 11/15/2021

JERUSALEM – Israel gave the green light Sunday to start vaccinating children aged between five and 11 against Covid-19 using Pfizer/BioNTech jabs, following the example of the United States. “The director general of the ministry of health……

Djokovic has Federer Finals record in sight after ‘exhausting’ year

Agence France Presse 11/13/2021

Novak Djokovic is ready to cap a draining year at the ATP Finals as he enters the end-of-year tournament with Roger Federer’s all-time wins record firmly in his sights. Recently crowned the season-ending world number one for a record…

Ex-NBA guard Williams to fight former NFL rusher Gore

Agence France Presse 11/10/2021

New York—Retired three-time NBA All-Star and two-time Olympic champion Deron Williams will fight former NFL rusher Frank Gore in a December 18 boxing card at Tampa, Florida, promoters announced Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The four-round heavyweight bout,…

ABBA halts promotion of new show after two die at tribute concert

Agence France Presse 11/04/2021

Swedish pop sensation ABBA announced Wednesday that they were pausing promotion of an upcoming show for 24 hours, after two died in a dramatic fall at a tribute concert. The world-famous quartet is preparing to release a…

Meta: Facebook’s high-stakes bet to save itself

Agence France Presse 10/30/2021

WASHINGTON — Facebook’s name change offers a convenient diversion as scandal plagues the platform, but the new handle is also key to the firm’s costly effort to save itself from very real threats, experts said. Jokes and vitriol poured…

OKC Thunder stun Lakers, spoil Westbrook’s triple double

Agence France Presse 10/28/2021

LOS ANGELES – Russell Westbrook posted the first triple-double of his Los Angeles Lakers career but a late collapse saw the NBA giants crash to an upset 123-115 defeat against the previously winless Oklahoma City Thunder on…

41 dead as heavy rains batter northern India

Agence France Presse 10/20/2021

DEHRADUN, India — At least 41 people died and more than a dozen were missing after landslides and flash floods triggered by several days of heavy rain hit northern India, officials said Tuesday. Officials in the Himalayan…

Facebook shifting to virtual reality version of internet

Agence France Presse 10/19/2021

PARIS—Facebook on Monday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union (EU) to build the “metaverse,” a virtual reality version of the internet that the tech giant sees as the future. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg…

Aussie firemen rush to ‘gas leak,’ get smelly surprise

Agence France Presse 10/17/2021

SYDNEY—Canberra firefighters rushed to a store in Australia’s capital on Friday after reports of a gas leak—only to find the smell was caused by the penetrating waft of durian fruit. Emergency responders instructed the public to avoid…

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