‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ blizzard kills at least 27 in western New York

Reuters 12/27/2022

A blizzard that paralyzed western New York over the Christmas weekend has killed more than two dozen people, local officials said on Monday, as crews struggled to dig out the snow-bound region around Buffalo from its fiercest…

Seven dead in Buffalo as Arctic system freezes eastern U.S.

Reuters 12/26/2022

A deadly blizzard paralyzed Buffalo, New York, on Christmas Day, trapping motorists in their cars, knocking out electricity to thousands of homes and raising the death toll from a severe winter storm system that has chilled much…

Messi’s World Cup post beats egg to become most-liked on Instagram

Reuters 12/21/2022

Lionel Messi set yet another record on Tuesday after his Instagram post celebrating Argentina’s World Cup win became the most-liked on the platform, breaking a nearly four-year-old record held by a photo of an egg. Having led…

Musk says he’ll step down as Twitter CEO after finding a replacement

Reuters 12/21/2022

Elon Musk said on Tuesday he will step down as chief executive of Twitter after finding a replacement. “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that,…

Argentina’s World Cup heroes airlifted in helicopters as street party overflows

Reuters 12/21/2022

BUENOS AIRES – Argentina’s World Cup heroes had to abandon an open-top bus parade in Buenos Aires on Tuesday as millions of ecstatic fans flooded onto the streets and brought the city to a standstill, with Lionel…

Epic Games to pay $520M for alleged privacy breach

Reuters 12/20/2022

“Fortnite” creator Epic Games will pay $520 million to settle allegations that it illegally collected children’s personal information and tricked people into making purchases, the Federal Trade Commission and the company said on Monday. It will pay…

Maryland governor bans use of TikTok on state devices

Reuters 12/07/2022

WASHINGTON – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an emergency directive on Tuesday prohibiting the use of Chinese-owned short-video sharing app TikTok on state government devices and networks, the latest U.S. Republican to crack down on TikTok. South…

Flooding in southern Brazil strands hundreds, some rescued by helicopter

Reuters 12/02/2022

SAO PAULO – Heavy rains caused serious flooding in southern Brazil on Thursday, where rescuers in the southern state of Santa Catarina were dispatched to help evacuate hundreds of families trapped in their homes. Video footage provided…

Visitors flock to Hawaiian volcano to see glowing lava flow

Reuters 12/02/2022

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Onlookers are flocking to glimpse the lava flowing from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano that this week¬†began erupting¬†for the first time since 1984. As Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency said there…

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano erupts for first time in nearly 40 years

Reuters 11/29/2022

Nov 28 (Reuters) – Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began erupting on Sunday for the first time since 1984, ending its longest quiet period in recorded history. The night sky above Hawaii’s largest island…

Landslide kills at least seven on Italy’s Ischia island

Reuters 11/28/2022

CASAMICCIOLA TERME, Italy – At least seven people, including a newborn baby and two children, were killed on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia after a landslide caused by torrential rain devastated a small town, an…

Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests flare across China

Reuters 11/28/2022

SHANGHAI/BEIJING – Hundreds of demonstrators and police clashed in Shanghai on Sunday night as protests over China’s stringent COVID restrictions flared for a third day and spread to several cities in the wake of a deadly fire…

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