For more than a week, China has been gripped by a herd of 15 marauding elephants, who are large, lost, and wrecking havoc in the country’s southwest.
Millions have tuned in to live streams of the elephants, which have trekked more than 310 miles across the country since escaping from a nature reserve in South China last year, CNN reports.
And online, netizens have followed transfixed as the elephants trampled crops, causing more than a million dollars worth of damage, and roamed through towns, prompting local residents to stay inside.
More than 8 million people watched a video captured...
Moderna has filed for emergency use authorization with the FDA for its COVID-19 vaccine for use in US teens ages 12 to 17.
“We are pleased to announce that we have submitted for an emergency use authorization for our COVID-19 vaccine with the FDA for use in adolescents in the United States,” said Stéphane Bancel, Chief Executive Officer of Moderna. “We are encouraged that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective at preventing COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 infection in adolescents.”
Moderna’s COVID vaccine is currently authorized for people ages 18 and older.
JACKSONVILLE, Arkansas / NBC News — A pregnant Arkansas woman’s car flipped on its roof by a state trooper who accused the driver of not pulling over fast enough, according to video of the brief chase that’s being used in her lawsuit.
Nicole Harper, 38, went to bed on July 9, thinking her unborn child died in the crash on U.S. Highway 167 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, her lawyer Andrew Norwood said.
“She cried herself to sleep,” Norwood said.
Harper was going 84 mph in a 70 mph zone when trooper Rodney Dunn flashed turned on his siren and flashed lights for her to...
CNN — Asian drug cartels adapted fast to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, flooding markets with synthetic narcotics worth tens of billions of dollars even as the global economy ground to a halt, a new United Nations report shows.
Methamphetamine seizures in East and Southeast Asia surged 19% from 2019 to a new record high, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime report found. The organization did not put a dollar figure on the meth trade’s value in 2020, but it was believed to be worth between $30 billion and $61 billion in 2019, according to the UNODC.
“While the pandemic has caused...
KODIAK, Alaska. / CNN — Three friends, two dogs and one giant inflatable flamingo were rescued after getting swept out into an Alaska bay on Saturday, officials said.
Coast Guard crews conducted the rescue mission when a birthday celebration at White Sands beach in Kodiak went wrong.
It was a birthday Hollie Spence said she’ll never forget — and she is thankful to be alive.
Spence, along with her roommate, Lepa Sega, and Lepa’s brother, Nation, climbed onto a 10-foot inflatable pink flamingo float with their two dogs in a shallow area of the beach.
Spence, who was celebrating...
Several websites and apps around the world went down on Tuesday after Fastly, a major content delivery network, reported a widespread failure.
Fastly supports news sites and apps like CNN, the Guardian, the New York Times, and many others. Fastly, a cloud service provider, also provides content delivery for Twitch, Pinterest, HBO Max, Hulu, Reddit, Spotify and other services, reported CNN.
Other major sites that were affected include Amazon, Target, and the UK government website — Gov.uk.
Fastly said the problem appeared to be related to an outage at the company. On its service status...
Jeff Bezos will be going to space on the first crewed flight of the New Shepard, the rocket ship made by his space company, Blue Origin.
The flight is scheduled for July 20, just 15 days after he’s set to resign as CEO of Amazon, reported CNN.
Bezos’ younger brother, Mark, will also be on the flight.
“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space,” Bezos, 57, said in a Monday morning Instagram post. “On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend.”
If all goes according to plan,...
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Scammers are using a new United States Federal Program as a chance to steal personal information from grieving family members, a scam alert from the Better Business Bureau warns.
People have reported getting a call, email, or text message from someone claiming to be from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or another government agency. The scammer claims to be part of the official COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program.
The faux government official claims that you qualify for financial assistance. But first, they need some information to “register” you for the program....
A federal judge overturned California’s longtime ban on assault weapons on Friday in a ruling that likened the AR-15 to a Swiss Army knife.
Assault weapons have been banned in California since 1989, according to the ruling. The law has been updated several times since it was originally passed, CNN reports.
According to the ruling by US District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego, the assault weapons ban violates the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms and deprives Californians of owning assault-style weapons commonly allowed in other states. Benitez issued a permanent injunction...
(CNN) –A “person of interest” has been identified in the 2000 death of Massachusetts teenager, officials announced on Thursday.
The announcement by the Worcester County District Attorney’s office comes just weeks before the 21st anniversary of the disappearance of Molly Bish on June 27, 2000.
Francis “Frank” P. Sumner Sr, who was previously convicted of sexual assault and kidnapping, is being investigated after law enforcement recently received new information. Sumner died in 2016.
Bish’s parents said they are hopeful there will a resolution to the...