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Accused serial killer's wife files for divorce as eerie stories emerge

Nicole Brass told CBS New York that she went on a date with Rex Heuermann, and he was "excited" to talk about the Gilgo Beach murders.

New York City agrees to $13.7 million settlement as Black Lives Matter protesters cash in

The 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and riots resulted in as much as $2 billion in property damage, but some of the hardest-hit cities are now paying the demonstrators.

Broadway dodges massive strike as Hollywood's writers, actors continue on

Broadway and the theater industry appear to have avoided about 1,500 workers going on strike as a tentative bargaining agreement is reportedly being reached.

In Florida, Swimmers Brave an Ocean That Feels Like Steamy Syrup

Toweling off seemed unnecessary, as no one felt cold emerging from water that reached record temperatures off the coast of South Florida in recent days.

New rules for oil and gas leasing raise rates energy companies pay to drill on public lands

New rules for the nation's oil and gas leasing program would raise costs for energy companies to drill on public lands and strengthen requirements for cleaning up old wells where drilling is completed or abandoned, the Biden administration said Thursday.

Pilot dies after small plane crashes into field in western Missouri

A small plane crashed Thursday into a soybean field in western Missouri, resulting in the pilot's death. The incident occurred near Kearney, a town 25 miles northeast of Kansas City.

RFK Jr. testifies at House censorship hearing, denies antisemitic comments

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. worked to defend himself against accusations that he traffics in racist and hateful online conspiracy theories, testifying at a House hearing.

Around the world

UK's banking chief apologizes to Nigel Farage after bank apparently boots account over political beliefs

A UK banking chief has apologized to populist politician Nigel Farage after his account with the prestigious bank Coutts was closed because of his political beliefs.

Cambodia's P.M. Hun Sen, in power for decades, cruising to another term in Sunday vote

The result is hardly in doubt, but there still could still be some big changes on the horizon as Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, one of the world's longest-serving leaders, cruises to an expected reelection in Sunday's national voting.

Landslide triggered by heavy rains kills 10 and traps many others in western India

A landslide triggered by torrential rains in India’s western Maharashtra state has killed ten people, with many others feared trapped under piles of debris

Viral Video of Sexual Assault in India Renews Attention on Manipur

The attack on two women in the state of Manipur led to the first public comments from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, however indirect, about the monthslong violence in the state.

For Europe’s Older Population, Heat Is the New Covid

Scorching temperatures have threatened the health of the elderly and pushed them inside, while governments are trying to take extraordinary steps to protect them.

Russia attacks Ukraine ports, threatens ships after nixing grain deal

"Russia is using food as a weapon of war, not just against the Ukrainian people, but against all the people in the world," the State Department said.

Study reveals homicides in Brazil at the lowest level in over a decade

According to a non-governmental organization tracking crimes, Brazil witnessed a notable decline in violent deaths in 2022, marking the lowest level in more than ten years.


Twitter ad revenue has plunged 50%, Musk reveals in tweet

Platform's traffic has declined every month this year as changes drive users to competitors like Meta's Threads.

No, photos won't be permanently deleted from your iPhone later this month

Despite some fears voiced by customers online, Apple will not be mass-deleting user photos from its devices near the end of the month.

Biden administration unveils new consumer label for smart home devices

The new "U.S. Cyber Trust Mark" is aimed at making it easier for consumers to determine if a smart-home product and its connections meet U.S. cybersecurity criteria.

Britain's MI6 chief says his spies are using AI to disrupt flow of weapons to Russia

British spies are already using artificial intelligence to hamper the supply of weapons to Russia, the head of Britain's MI6 agency said Wednesday, predicting that Western spies will increasingly have to focus on tracking the malign use of AI by hostile states.

British political candidate uses artificial intelligence to draw up election manifesto

British voters face a crowded field of 13 candidates in an upcoming special election for a Parliament seat. One, independent Andrew Gray, used artificial intelligence to come up with campaign promises that he says reflect what residents want.

Amid sharing crackdown, Netflix added nearly 6 million subscribers

Netflix’s chief financial officer, Spencer Neumann, called the launch of paid sharing Netflix’s “primary revenue accelerator in the year” during the company’s second quarter earnings call.

Here’s how California’s electric cars can feed the grid and help avoid brownouts

Through bidirectional charging, owners of electric cars can sell energy to the grid or use it to power their homes.

Sports News

These are the U.S. players to watch at the Women's World Cup

The USWNT roster​ features a mix of players with World Cup experience and 14 first-timers who will take the big stage.

Vikings rookie WR Jordan Addison cited for 140 mph driving in 55 zone by state patrol

Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick Jordan Addison was cited early Thursday for speeding and reckless driving, after a state trooper clocked him at 140 mph in his sports car in a 55 mph zone.

Michael Kopech bounces back, helping the Chicago White Sox salvage the series finale with a 6-2 win against the New York Mets

Chicago White Sox starter Michael Kopech allowed 1 run on 2 hits in 5 2/3 innings in a 6-2 win against the New York Mets on Thursday at Citi Field.

Ernie Els rips PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan for 'bulls---' LIV Golf deal

Ernie Els, a four-time major champion and two-time Open Championship winner, ripped PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan in a recent interview.

Outgoing Commanders owner Dan Snyder fined $60M, sexually harassed employee; team deliberately hid money, probe finds

Outgoing Commanders owner Dan Snyder fined $60M, sexually harassed employee; team deliberately hid money, probe finds

A's hit 3 two-run homers to beat the Red Sox 6-5

JJ Bleday, Cody Thomas and Jace Peterson each hit two-run home runs, and the Oakland Athletics won their second straight following an eight-game skid, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-5 on Wednesday.

Women’s World Cup Begins With Wins for New Zealand and Australia

The 32-team festival of soccer is more wide open than usual. And the two host nations started with victory, though Australia was without its injured top player, Sam Kerr.

Politics News

FBI source: Hunter Biden was 'stupid' but Burisma paid him to keep Joe Biden involved

Burisma executives thought Hunter Biden was "stupid" but felt they had to keep paying him in order to continue political protection from his father, Joe Biden, an FBI confidential source reported to the bureau in 2020.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Insists He Is Not Antisemitic During House Hearing

At a hearing convened by House Republicans, the Democratic presidential candidate defended himself against charges of racism and antisemitism.

Kansas AG Kobach pushes forward in transgender driver's license suit

Republican Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach on Thursday opposed five residents' request to intervene in a lawsuit to prevent sex changes being listed on state driver's licenses.

Xi and "old friend" Henry Kissinger discuss mending U.S.-China ties

"We will never forget our old friend and your historic contribution to promoting the development of China-U.S. relations," Xi told the 100-year-old ex-diplomat.

Senate Judiciary moves SCOTUS ethics bill forward — toward a dim future

Republicans said the entire Democratic effort was an act of retaliation aimed at the high court’s conservative supermajority.

Grassley releases full FBI memo with unverified claims about Hunter Biden's work in Ukraine

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley released an unclassified document Thursday that Republicans claim is significant in their investigation of Hunter Biden as they probe the financial affairs of the president's son and revive previously debunked claims of wrongdoing.

Trump’s Legal Woes Mount as Trial Dates and Campaign Calendar Collide

The Republican front-runner is facing a growing tangle of criminal and civil trials that will overlap with next year’s presidential primaries.