Saturday, 23 October, 2021

Russia boasts ballistic missile hit target with ‘unprecedented accuracy’ after being fired for mystery foreign buyer

October 23, 2021 Tariq Tahir

RUSSIA has boasted a ballistic missile hit its target with “unprecedented accuracy” during tests. The Iskanker-E missile was being tested for a mysterious foreign customer, the missile’s manufacturer said. 2 The Iskander missile hit the ‘crosshairs’ of its targetCredit: Getty Read more…

Gabby Petito supporters edit OUT Brian Laundrie from her Nomadik Statik YouTube videos after his death

Patrick Knox

SUPPORTERS of murdered vlogger Gabby Petito have edited out Brian Laundrie from her YouTube videos.  Vlogger Gabby, 22, had been documenting a trip of a lifetime as she drove across the country with her high school sweetheart and fiancé, Laundrie. Read more…

Brit family mysteriously found dead on hiking trail died of hyperthermia and dehydration – World News

mirrornews@mirror.co.uk (Kate Buck)

Jonathan Gerrish, 45, wife Ellen Chung, 31, and their one-year-old daughter Muji were all found dead on a hiking trail in August, but detectives were baffled by what happened Jonathan Gerrish, 45, wife Ellen Chung, 31, and their one-year-old daughter Read more…

Siblings, 3 and 5, die after eating poisonous fruit found in gran’s garden – World News

mirrornews@mirror.co.uk (William McGee)

Jhofran Chaya, five, and his sister Amira Chaya, three, thought they were eating apples, but the red fruit was poisonous and from a tree known as ‘bola de toro’ Amira Chaya and Jhofran Chaya died days after eating the fruit Read more…

An NYC Commission Voted to Remove a City Hall Statue of Thomas Jefferson. Where It’s Going Remains Unclear

October 19, 2021 KAREN MATTHEWS/AP

(NEW YORK) — An 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson will be removed from New York’s City Council chamber by the end of the year, a little-known city commission voted Monday, but it’s unclear where it will go. Some members of Read more…

What the Texas Abortion Law May Mean for Access in the South

September 28, 2021 Robin Marty and Leah Torres

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My Father Was a Vocal Critic of Nicaragua’s President. Now He’s a Political Prisoner

September 21, 2021 Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

My father, Francisco Aguirre-Sacasa, turned 77 this month. Normally, my entire family would gather somewhere in the States to celebrate his birthday with a late-summer cookout, a sheet cake and ice cream. This year, though, there wasn’t a cookout. It Read more…

France warn efforts to stop migrants crossing Channel could be scuppered after Britain’s submarine deal with Australia

September 16, 2021 blathnaid.corless@the-sun.co.uk

SEETHING French officials warned efforts to stop migrant crossings could be scuppered after a subs deal with Australia was sunk. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused Australia of betrayal for axing a £65billon contract in favour of a deal with Read more…

Alec Baldwin Was Told Gun Was ‘Cold’ Before Movie Set Shooting

October 23, 2021 MORGAN LEE, SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and CEDAR ATTANASIO / AP

SANTA FE, N.M. — As a film crew and actors in Western garb prepared to rehearse a scene inside a wooden, chapel-like building on a desert movie ranch outside Santa Fe, assistant director Dave Halls stepped outside and grabbed a Read more…

Halyna Hutchins’ Death Could Change The Way Guns Are Used In Hollywood

October 22, 2021 Andrew R. Chow

Guns have dominated American movies for decades, with millions of fake rounds of ammunition fired off by John Wayne, Sly Stallone, Keanu Reeves, Linda Hamilton and many other action stars. But this penchant for onscreen violence has ended in real Read more…

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins Killed by a Prop Gun on a Film Set. Here’s What We Know So Far

Andrew R. Chow

The cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on Thursday when the actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm during a film shoot in New Mexico. The pair had been filming the Western Rust on a ranch near Santa Fe, starring Baldwin Read more…

With The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson Overindulges on Whimsy—But His Heart Is in the Right Place

Stephanie Zacharek

Few filmmakers are as in love with olden times as Wes Anderson is. That’s both a thing to admire about him and a source of deep exasperation. As we barrel so cluelessly and ruthlessly through the present and into the Read more…

Republicans Tantrum After FEC Rules Twitter Didn’t Break Election Law With Block Of Unsubstantiated Hunter Biden Article

September 14, 2021 Jason Easley

Republicans reacted with a tantrum after the FEC dismissed their complaint that Twitter violated election law by blocking an unsubstituted Hunter Biden article. The New York Times reported: The Federal Election Commission has dismissed Republican accusations that Twitter violated election Read more…

Republican Governors Just Got Called Out Big Time For Killing People With COVID

September 13, 2021 Jason Easley

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green (D) said that Republican governors are killing their constituents with COVID by discouraging vaccinations. Video: Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green calls out Republican governors for killing their constituents, “I say shame on those governors who Read more…

Republican Campaign Of Civil Disobedience Over Vaccine Mandates Totally Flops

Jason Easley

After President Biden imposed some vaccine mandates, Republicans called for civil disobedience, but the campaign is not going well. Before Biden’s order, the tax collector in Orange County, Florida, established a vaccine mandate. According to WFTV, “At the time, 45% Read more…

The Senate Has A New Voting Rights Bill That Is Supported By Every Democrat

Jason Easley

Senate Democrats are close to unveiling a new voting rights bill that has the support of every single Democrat. NBC News reported: Senate Democrats are close to an agreement on updated voting rights legislation that can get the support of Read more…

Americans in Afghanistan face hard choice of dividing families

October 23, 2021 Ed Foreman

Americans in Afghanistan face hard choice of dividing families – CBS News Watch CBSN Live CBS News follows one woman’s struggle to find a way out of the Taliban-led country without leaving behind her family. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Read more…

Unvaccinated could face new lockdown in Austria, chancellor warns

Ed Foreman

Unvaccinated people in Austria could face new lockdown restrictions if coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said. The news came after a Friday evening meeting between Schallenberg and state-level leaders to discuss their response to rapidly increasing Read more…

Couple who escaped slavery honored with blue plaque in London

Ed Foreman

Couple who escaped slavery honored with blue plaque in London – CBS News Watch CBSN Live For over a century, London has marked buildings where historic figures lived with a blue plaque. Earlier this month, the lives of two remarkable Read more…

With Europe’s second-worst vaccination rate, Ukraine suffers COVID surge

Ed Foreman

Ukraine”s coronavirus infections and deaths reached all-time highs for a second straight day Friday, in a growing challenge for the country with one of Europe’s lowest shares of vaccinated people. Ukrainian health authorities reported 23,785 new confirmed infections and 614 Read more…