Category: Breaking New

California Travel Blogger Killed In Apparent Crossfire From Mexico Shootout

California Travel Blogger Killed In Apparent Crossfire From Mexico Shootout

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A San Jose, California woman born in India was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug-gang shootout in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Tulum.Authorities in Quintana Roo, the state where Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Cancun are located, said one of the dead women was Anjali Ryot.An Instagram account under the same name showed a post of Ryot lounging and smiling on a seaside pier in Tulum two days ago. It listed her as a travel blogger from Himachal, India, living in California. A...

Opioid Use Disorder Recovery | Addiction Recovery Goals

Opioid Use Disorder Recovery | Addiction Recovery Goals

A quick look at the numbers tells you that a lot of people are battling substance use disorders. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. struggle with opioid use disorder. More than 50,000 people died in 2019 from an opioid-involved overdose, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And that number increased to nearly 70,000 in 2020.But recovery from opioid use disorder is possible. It’s not going to be easy, true. Setting addiction recovery goals can help you navigate the road ahead, one step at a time. Understand what the recovery process...

U.N. Flight Thwarted as Fighting Grows in Ethiopia

U.N. Flight Thwarted as Fighting Grows in Ethiopia

A United Nations humanitarian flight to the Ethiopian region of Tigray, epicenter of a year-old war that threatens to cause deepening famine, was ordered to abort a landing on Friday as government airstrikes hit the area for a fourth day.The flight by the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, bound for the Tigrayan capital, Mekelle, returned to the national capital, Addis Ababa, and all such flights were suspended, said Steve Taravella, a spokesman for the World Food Program, the U.N. anti-hunger agency that manages the air service.It was the first time a U.N. humanitarian flight...

Snapchat stock tanks as company blames Apple for revenue hit

Snapchat stock tanks as company blames Apple for revenue hit

Shares of Snapchat’s parent company tanked as much as 27 percent after the social media firm reported lower-than-expected revenue on Thursday, blaming the miss on changes Apple made to the iPhone’s privacy settings earlier this year. “While we anticipated some degree of business disruption, the new Apple-provided measurement solution did not scale as we had expected, making it more difficult for our advertising partners to measure and manage their ad campaigns for iOS,” Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said in prepared remarks. Spiegel was referring to an update Apple rolled out in April that presents...

Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing crew member

Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing crew member

Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set Thursday, killing the film's director of photography and injuring its director, police saidHalyna Hutchins, 42, was killed and Joel Souza, 48, was injured on the set of "Rust," a Western being filmed at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Sante Fe, New Mexico, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff's office.Hutchins was transported via helicopter to the University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Souza was brought to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center to undergo treatment for his injuries.The circumstances...

Climate Poses Many Threats To U.S. Financial System & Natural Gas May Be Major Risk

Climate Poses Many Threats To U.S. Financial System & Natural Gas May Be Major Risk

Climate change could bombard the U.S. financial system on many fronts, and the nation’s growing dependence on natural gas for heating and electricity requires particular scrutiny as regulators scramble to catch up on the threat. That’s the conclusion of a landmark report from the Financial Stability Oversight Council, the federal entity established after the Great Recession to guard against future economic disasters. “Are we behind? Of course we are,” a senior administration staffer on the council, who declined to be named on the record, said on a press call. “This is the starting gun...

Best kitchen knife sets of 2021

Best kitchen knife sets of 2021

CNN —   High-quality, super-sharp kitchen knives make culinary tasks easier and safer. (Did you know that dull knives are actually more dangerous?) While many home cooks will fare just fine with a basic chef’s, paring and serrated knife, investing in a set, housed neatly in a handsome knife block, adds versatility — and, for real cooking nerds, even joy — to meal making. To help you choose the best knife set for you, we spent the past several weeks testing 11 of the top-rated knife sets. We chopped, diced and sliced, loading our...

Searching for the Lost Graves of Canada’s Indigenous Children

Searching for the Lost Graves of Canada’s Indigenous Children

“What residential school was, and still is, is a nightmare.” For more than a century, Indigenous children in Canada were taken from their homes and sent to residential schools to forcibly assimilate them into white society. And thousands were never seen again. Now, more than 20 years after the last school shut down, searches for the remains of these lost children are happening across the country. “There’s nothing on the surface, but once we interpret the data, we can see if we can find these children.” We followed a team of archaeologists who came...

Mets starter Carlos Carrasco undergoes right elbow surgery

Mets starter Carlos Carrasco undergoes right elbow surgery

LOS ANGELES — Carlos Carrasco’s difficult first year with the Mets included a physical issue beyond the torn right hamstring that cost him much of the season. The veteran right-hander underwent surgery this week to remove a bone fragment from his right elbow, the team announced Wednesday. The surgery was performed by Mets medical director Dr. David Altcheck at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and the expectation is Carrasco will resume baseball activities this winter and be ready for spring training. Carrasco, according to an industry source, knew about the bone fragment...

PayPal is in late-stage talks to acquire Pinterest

PayPal is in late-stage talks to acquire Pinterest

PayPal is in late-stage talks to buy social media company Pinterest, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC. This person asked to remain anonymous because the deal discussions were confidential.Shares of Pinterest soared Wednesday after Bloomberg first reported that PayPal may acquire the social media company.The company's stock was halted twice, before gaining about 11% as of midday. PayPal, meanwhile, dipped nearly 6% on the news.PayPal has discussed acquiring the company for a potential price of around $70 a share, which would value Pinterest at about $39 billion, according to Bloomberg. Pinterest stock...