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Scores of wildfires raging across the Western United States' forest and scrub have belched so much smoke that it is helping an army of firefighters gain ground on the nation's biggest blaze, Oregon's Bootleg fire, by blocking sunlight, officials said on Saturday. Both the National Weather Service and officials with the Oregon Department of Forestry said smoke in the lower atmosphere coming from California wildfires has floated over the Bootleg fire, which has scorched more than 401,000 acres in Oregon about 250 miles (402 km) south of Portland. "It's called 'smoke shading' and it's basically put a lid on the lower atmosphere for now, blocking sunlight and creating cooler, more stable surface conditions," said Eric Schoening, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City.
Rodney Alcala, the serial murderer who became known as the “Dating Game Killer” because of his 1978 appearance on the game show, died July 24 at a hospital near California’s Corcoran state prison at the age of 77. Alcala’s chilling story provided an early glimpse of how the growth of unscripted television with everyday people […]
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland said a change of tactics helped his team beat the Springboks 22-17 in the first Test in Cape Town on Saturday.
Federal prosecutors have brought forth new allegations against R. Kelly in his sex trafficking case, and are asking for the ability to present the information to jurors at his upcoming trial in New York. In a court filing on Friday, obtained by the Associated Press, prosecutors brought forth a wide variety of new bribery and […]
Thunderstorms showered Florida residents with heavy rainfall on Friday, July 23, as severe weather moved through coastal Palm Beach County.Video shared to Twitter by Carolyn Allen shows the scene in Boynton Beach on Friday as the storms moved through the region.Area residents were warned of strong winds and the potential for waterspouts. Credit: Carolyn Allen via Storyful
At least one current dynasty will be using the Patriots plane this year.
An indigenous demonstrator takes part in a protest against the government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 24, 2021
Poor discipline cost South Africa and they lost the game in the air as they let slip a nine-point halftime lead over the British & Irish Lions in Saturday’s first test, home coach Jacques Nienaber said after the 22-17 defeat. The Springboks had looked in command in the first half and were 12-3 ahead at the break, during which Nienaber said he emphasised more on discipline. But despite his instructions the world champions gave away four second half penalties to allow the Lions to claw back the deficit and win the game.
British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland praised his players for staying in the bout as an excellent second half performance powered them to a bruising 22-17 victory over world champions South Africa in the first test in Cape Town on Saturday. The Lions trailed 12-3 at halftime, but won the physical battle in the second period as they began to dominate in the scrums and finished the game much the stronger against a wilting home side. "The message at halftime was that we are still in the arm-wrestle," Gatland told reporters.
The company opened up shop with splashy announcements in 2014, headed by Jia Yueting, a man at the time called "China's Steve Jobs," promising vehicle connectivity so powerful it would turn the car into a "third Internet living space." The product debut began with the FFZERO1 electric race car at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show and a tie-up with LeTV, China's version of Netflix.
In Washington, D.C., one view of the moon, as seen from the Washington Monument, showed a fully sized orb shifting colors and briefly turning orange. The silhouette of a Marine One helicopter flashed across the moon as it appeared to linger over federal buildings in the U.S. capital. Dozens of major wildfires are burning across parts of Oregon, Montana, Idaho and California, with Oregon's Bootleg fire the most massive and the state's third largest wildfire on records dating back to 1900.
Season 33 of “The Simpsons” will kick off in a musical fashion with a little help from “Frozen” star Kristen Bell, the long-running show’s producers revealed on Saturday. During the Comic-Con panel “The Simpsons Season 33 and Beyond,” executive producer Matt Selman teased what fans can expect from the Season 33 premiere, which airs on […]
World Cup winner Pogba, 28, has frequently been linked with a move away from Old Trafford since rejoining United from Juventus in 2016 for a then-world record 89 million pounds ($122.34 million). British media reported that Ligue 1 club Paris St Germain are interested in signing Pogba, who is in the final year of his contract at United.
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A snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo is suspected of being positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-19, after several initial tests found the pathogen, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance said.In a press release, the alliance said the male snow leopard, Ramil, recognizable for his missing eye, had exhibited symptoms including a cough and runny nose, leading care specialists to take fecal samples.The samples were tested by the zoo and returned a positive result. Samples also tested positive at California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS). Additional testing is to be conducted at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL).“The male snow leopard appears to be doing well, and is showing no additional symptoms other than the cough and runny nose,” the alliance wrote in the press release. “He shares his habitat with a female snow leopard and two Amur leopards. San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance veterinarians assume these three individuals have also been exposed. They are currently being quarantined in their habitat. Veterinarians are monitoring them closely, and will treat symptoms as they may arise.”Footage shared by the San Diego Wildlife Alliance shows Ramil and a fellow San Diego Zoo resident, female snow leopard Naphisa. Credit: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance via Storyful
British and Irish Lions substitute Owen Farrell kicked a late penalty to seal a 22-17 victory over world champions South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday in a tight, bruising first Test.
Meanwhile, rallies in support of the protests in the southwestern province of Khuzestan spread to the northwest of the country on Saturday, according to videos posted on social media. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed concern about deaths and injuries and widespread detentions over the past week in oil-rich Khuzestan.
The NBC map of China did not include Taiwan or disputed territory in the South China Sea.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) -Dan Biggar's boot proved the difference as the British & Irish Lions came from behind to beat South Africa 22-17 in an attritional first test in Cape Town on Saturday. Biggar kicked four penalties and a conversion for a 14-point personal tally to take the Lions to victory after they were 12-3 down at halftime but came back strongly in the second half. Luke Cowan-Dickie scored the Lions' only try with Owen Farrell adding a key late penalty while the Springboks' points came from a Faf de Klerk try and four first-half penalties from Handre Pollard.
SPOILER WARNING: Do not read if you’ve not seen the first five episodes of “Masters of the Universe: Revelation,” streaming now on Netflix. Kevin Smith nearly turned down “He-Man.” In early 2019, the iconoclastic filmmaker, podcast host and foul-mouthed bon vivant got a call from his agent. Mattel, the toy company, wanted to meet, but […]