Sombre pageantry at funeral for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth

Monarchs and leaders gather in London for queen’s funeral Thousands line streets for display of pomp and pageantry Queen Elizabeth was widely revered in Britain and beyond Her death comes as Britain faces risk of economic crisis LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Leaders and royalty gathered in London on Monday to mourn Queen Elizabeth amid … Read more

Single-use plastic is wreaking havoc on the planet. Here’s what you can do to minimize your impact

And the widespread use of single-use plastic — the stuff we use once and then throw away — is only made worse by its disposal. Plastics do not break down once they’re thrown into nature. And, alarmingly, only around 9% plastic in the US is actually recycled, according to the Environmental Protection Agency — even … Read more

From burning rubber to street racing, residents are ‘Furious’ about the influences of a movie franchise on the safety of their Los Angeles neighborhood

In the Fast and Furious movie franchise, it was turned into Toretto’s, the shop owned by the family of the character portrayed by Vin Diesel. Throughout the day, fans from all over the world stop to take pictures in front of the shop selling Fast and Furious paraphernalia beside the normal bevy of snacks and … Read more

NASA ready for second attempt at Artemis lunar launch

NASA’s next-generation moon rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS) with the Orion crew capsule perched on top, stands on launch complex 39B as rain clouds move into the area before its rescheduled debut test launch for the Artemis 1 mission at Cape Canaveral, Florida, US September 2, 2022. REUTERS/Joe Skipper Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more

NASA nears second attempt to launch Artemis moon rocket on debut test flight

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 2 (Reuters) – Ground teams at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday began a final full day of launch preparations on the eve of a second attempt to send NASA’s giant, next-generation moon rocket on its debut test flight, five days … Read more

NASA postpones debut Artemis test flight of new moon rocket after engine snag

Florida blast-off had been targeted for Monday Artemis program seeks to return humans to moon, perhaps by 2025 Program is successor to Apollo moon missions 50 years ago CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug 29 (Reuters) – An engine-cooling problem forced NASA on Monday to postpone for at least four days the debut test launch of the … Read more

R. Kelly trial: 20 years ago, she said she wasn’t the girl in a sex tape with the singer. Now, she’s telling a different story

Testifying under the pseudonym Jane, the 37-year-old only looked at Kelly once during her testimony when asked to identify him. Kelly kept his gaze lowered to the defense table throughout her time on the stand. Prosecutors showed multiple recordings which Jane testified showed Kelly engaging in sex acts with her. At times, Jane began to … Read more

For many neurodiverse people, ‘The Sims’ has been a lifelong comfort

Pixel by pixel, life-simulation game “The Sims” has been providing that experience for more than 20 years. Since its first release in 2000, “The Sims” has become one of the best-selling PC games in the world. Time has not dulled its shine, either. “Sims” creators on Twitch and YouTube put the game through its paces, … Read more

R. Kelly trial: Girl in child pornography tapes expected to testify against singer, associates

The tapes showing the alleged encounters were part of a 2008 Illinois child pornography trial in which Kelly was acquitted after the witness declined to take the stand. Now nearly 40 years old, she is finally expected to testify, using the pseudonym “Jane,” said Assistant US Attorney Jason Julien during his opening statement. “Jane’s going … Read more

Salman Rushdie: Famed author remains hospitalized after stabbing attack as venue faces scrutiny over security

Later in the day, Rushdie was put on a ventilator and was unable to speak, his agent, Andrew Wylie, told The New York Times. He will likely lose an eye, Wylie said. “The nerves in his arm dele were severed; and his liver dele was stabbed and damaged. The news is not good.” A suspect … Read more