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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, pictured in Washington last year.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 10:13

The filing comes just two months after a jury ordered him to pay $965 million to the families of those killed at Sandy Hook, a massacre that Alex Jones lied about for years on his InfoWars broadcasts.

Brahim Sakine?
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 08:37

They flee their homes not solely because of climatic changes that make it difficult to earn a living but also because of violence sparked by the competition for dwindling resources.

An oil tanker is moored at the Sheskharis complex, part of Chernomortransneft JSC, a subsidiary of Transneft PJSC, in Novorossiysk, Russia, Oct. 11, one of the largest facilities for oil and petroleum products in southern Russia. The deadline is looming for Western allies to agree on a price cap on Russia oil.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 07:11

Plans take effect next week that would ban most Russian oil imports from Europe and put a price cap on the oil going elsewhere. But Russia could still make money off oil to fund its war in Ukraine.

Anish Adhikari, now 26, worked construction jobs in Qatar for 33 months in the lead-up to the World Cup. In this 2021 photo, he poses inside the new Lusail stadium, which he helped build and which will host the World Cup final on Dec. 18. Adhikari says the Nepali agent who got him the job misled him about working conditions in Qatar: "They sell a dream that's not reality."
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 06:11

Vinod Kumar of India and Anish Adhikari of Nepal are among the many migrant workers who helped build the stadiums. Adhikari says he was misled about working conditions. Kumar died on the job.

Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., preside over a House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack hearing in October.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 05:01

The House Select Jan. 6 panel will wrap up its investigation on Dec. 31. It's now in a race to issue its final recommendations and findings in the coming weeks.

A builder sands the body of a guitar at the Fender factory, in Corona, California, on October 6, 2022. Industries sensitive to rising interest rates have been slowing hiring.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 04:48

Hiring slowed slightly in November amid rising interest rates. But the U.S. job market remains unusually tight. Employers added 263,000 jobs in November while unemployment held steady at 3.7%.

Members of security, right, speak with two Iran supporters as they take away a flag reading "Woman life freedom" prior to the match between Wales and Iran on Nov. 25.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 04:01

Qatar warned about clothing restrictions for this year's World Cup, and fans are finding out that officials weren't bluffing — but some controversial outfits have slipped into stadiums.

Crosses, flowers and other memorabilia form a make-shift memorial for the victims of the shootings at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 04:01

Parents, teachers, school staff and students who were on scene the day of the shooting are demanding redress for "the indelible and forever-lasting trauma" caused by the failures of law enforcement.

Rescued chickens gather in an aviary at Farm Sanctuary's Southern California Sanctuary on Oct. 5 in Acton, Calif. A wave of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu has entered Southern California, driven by wild bird migration.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 04:00

The U.S. is enduring its worst poultry health disaster, with some 52.7 million birds dead. Unlike another recent outbreaks, this one has lasted through the summer — and it's still going strong.

President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron toast during a state dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 04:00

Foreign and domestic government officials and A-list stars partook in President Biden's black tie event Thursday night, in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Ye attending the Balenciaga Womenswear show in October as part of Paris Fashion Week. Since then, he's made a string of increasingly brazen extremist comments.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 04:00

The rapper previously known as Kanye West made a series of antisemitic comments, declaring "I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis." Ye was on the show alongside white-nationalist Nick Fuentes.

Elton John performs on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 03:45

Glastonbury Festival organizers say Elton John's performance on the 2023 festival's final night on June 25 will be his farewell show in the U.K.

Winnipeg Police Inspector Shawn Pike provides an update to an ongoing homicide investigation in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.
Fri, 12/02/2022 - 02:45

Police alleged Thursday that a Canadian man previously charged with murdering an Indigenous woman also killed three other women — two also confirmed to be Indigenous and one believed to be.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to questions in Parliament Cape Town, South Africa, on Sept. 29, 2022, where he denied allegations of money laundering while being questioned over a scandal that threatens his position and the direction of Africa's most developed economy.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 22:03

The calls for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign follow allegations that Ramaphosa tried to conceal the theft of a huge sum of cash stuffed into couches at his farm in 2020.

President Biden speaks during a White House news conference Thursday.
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 21:05

Biden has proposed elevating South Carolina to the first spot, moving the swing states of Georgia and Michigan up to the early slate, and putting Iowa back in the pack.

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