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5 things to know for October 25: Covid, Congress, Afghanistan, Sudan, extreme weather

5 things to know for October 25: Covid, Congress, Afghanistan, Sudan, extreme weather

High US inflation will likely dog the economy until the latter part of 2022, predicts Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Then it will decrease to acceptable levels again. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered…MORE

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer laments ‘darkest day’ after Liverpool dismantles Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer laments ‘darkest day’ after Liverpool dismantles Manchester United

It is a day that Manchester United fans would rather soon forget. Sunday’s emphatic 5-0 thrashing at the hands of fierce rival Liverpool highlighted everything that is currently wrong at the club and has put untold pressure on United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The hosts simply showed an apathetic level of intensity with individual errors…MORE

PayPal says it’s not looking to buy Pinterest

PayPal says it’s not looking to buy Pinterest

PayPal is not looking to buy Pinterest, the digital payments company said Sunday, following reports that it was exploring yet another big-ticket acquisition. In a succinct statement made “in response to market rumors,” PayPal said it’s “not pursuing an acquisition of Pinterest at this time.” Shares in PayPal gained 6.7% in premarket trade on Monday,…MORE

Tyson Fury: ‘He’s not the greatest,’ says Dillian Whyte as he reviews the state of boxing’s heavyweight division

Tyson Fury: ‘He’s not the greatest,’ says Dillian Whyte as he reviews the state of boxing’s heavyweight division

Undefeated in 32 fights and victorious across a thrilling trilogy of bouts against Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury has cemented his status as the best heavyweight boxer of the current era over the past two years. But where does Fury stand in comparison to boxing’s legendary fighters? According to rival British heavyweight Dillian Whyte, the 33-year-old…MORE

Jurors to decide whether Charlottesville Unite the Right rally organizers prepared for a violent showdown from the start

Jurors to decide whether Charlottesville Unite the Right rally organizers prepared for a violent showdown from the start

Four years after White supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, for the “Unite the Right” rally, a civil trial starting Monday will decide whether organizers had predetermined the event would turn violent. Dozens were injured and one person died in the chaos surrounding the rally. “There is one thing about this case that should be made…MORE

Evergrande wants to build electric cars, not homes

Evergrande wants to build electric cars, not homes

Evergrande is starting to pay off its overdue debts and restart stalled real estate projects. Now the embattled Chinese developer is reportedly signaling that it wants to move away from housing and focus on cars. Chairman Xu Jiayin, also known as Hui Ka Yan in Cantonese, said Friday that the firm wants to make electric…MORE

How to talk to your younger kids about the Covid-19 vaccine

How to talk to your younger kids about the Covid-19 vaccine

An 11-year-old girl was petrified — her word — of needles, so much so that she didn’t want to talk about it with me. She couldn’t talk about it without becoming visibly upset. Her heart raced, her breathing became rapid, and her stomach hurt when she tried to answer my questions. So, we backed up…MORE

CO2 levels in the atmosphere reach a 3 million-year high, putting the world ‘way off track’ on climate goals

CO2 levels in the atmosphere reach a 3 million-year high, putting the world ‘way off track’ on climate goals

The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has once again reached record highs, according to a UN report published Monday, putting the planet on course for warming that far exceeds critical limits to stave off catastrophic climate change. The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in 2020 was 149% higher than levels before industrialization, hitting…MORE

‘Rust’ director told authorities Alec Baldwin was practicing drawing his gun when weapon discharged
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‘Rust’ director told authorities Alec Baldwin was practicing drawing his gun when weapon discharged

The shot that killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set last week was fired as actor Alec Baldwin was practicing drawing his gun, according to the director who was injured in the shooting, an affidavit for a search warrant shows. Joel Souza, director of the film “Rust,” was shot in the shoulder and…MORE

Shiba inu coin, a meme cryptocurrency, hits all-time high

Shiba inu coin, a meme cryptocurrency, hits all-time high

The parody cryptocurrency shiba inu coin just climbed to an all-time high and is one of the biggest digital currencies by market value. Shiba coin — which appears to be inspired by dogecoin, itself a meme currency — is up more than 40% over the last seven days, according to CoinGecko. The website ranks the…MORE