Golden State Killer Pleads Guilty to 13 Murders, Numerous Rapes, Burglaries, and Other Crimes

Joseph DeAngelo, the man known as the Golden State Killer, has admitted to 13 murders in a deal with US prosecutors meant to spare him the death penalty. DeAngelo, who was a Californian police officer during his crimes in the 1970s and 80s, was arrested in 2018 after his DNA was found via a genealogy … Continue reading Golden State Killer Pleads Guilty to 13 Murders, Numerous Rapes, Burglaries, and Other Crimes

WHO Warns ‘Worst is Yet to Come’ in Coronavirus Pandemic

The worst could be still to come in the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, six months on from when the outbreak began. WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the virus would infect many more people if governments did not start to implement the right policies. His message remained "Test, Trace, Isolate … Continue reading WHO Warns ‘Worst is Yet to Come’ in Coronavirus Pandemic

New Flu Strain With Potential to Become a Pandemic is Discovered by Scientists in China

A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists. It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say. The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger … Continue reading New Flu Strain With Potential to Become a Pandemic is Discovered by Scientists in China

Crops in Argentina and Brazil Threatened by Swarm of Locusts

Brazil and Argentina are monitoring the movements of a large swarm of locusts, which has been eating its way through crops in the region. The insects, which can cover a distance of 150km (93 miles) in a day, have already travelled from Paraguay to Argentina and it is feared Brazil and Uruguay could be next. … Continue reading Crops in Argentina and Brazil Threatened by Swarm of Locusts

Raids Launched After Attempted Assassination of Mexico City’s Police Chief

Mexican authorities have carried out a series of raids while investigating the attempted assassination of Mexico City's police chief, according to local media. Omar García Harfuch was shot several times during an ambush on Friday, though his injuries are not said to be life-threatening. Two of his bodyguards and a female passerby were killed. The … Continue reading Raids Launched After Attempted Assassination of Mexico City’s Police Chief

J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Sebastian Yatra, and Other Latin Artists to Appear on Univision’s “Uforia Hangout Sessions”

J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Sebastian Yatra, El Fantasma, Christian Nodal, and Calibre 50 are among the first artists to appear in “Uforia Hangout Sessions,” a new program presented by Verizon available on Univision’s audio network. Uforia will kick off a weekly digital live stream series of “unfiltered, unforgettably intimate and unplugged at-home experiences” with Latin music’s … Continue reading J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Sebastian Yatra, and Other Latin Artists to Appear on Univision’s “Uforia Hangout Sessions”

Spain Gets More Incentives as Film Studios Speed Up Production

Despite dramatic times, there is room for some encouragement in recent moves by the Spanish film industry. Basque global hit “The Platform” proved the most-watched movie on Netflix in the U.S. The Mediapro Studio is upping film production with high-profile projects such as the Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas drama “Official Competition.” Meanwhile, Mr. Fields and Friends, headed by … Continue reading Spain Gets More Incentives as Film Studios Speed Up Production

Residents of Montemorelos Say Coronavirus-Shaped Hailstones ‘Are a Message from God to Stay at Home’

Huge icy hailstones have been branded 'a sign from the almighty to stay home' in Mexico. Locals shared images of the weather event on social media, commenting on the curious formation of the hailstones which they compared to the shape of the coronavirus. The particles of coronavirus in humans are usually spherical and typically have … Continue reading Residents of Montemorelos Say Coronavirus-Shaped Hailstones ‘Are a Message from God to Stay at Home’

Shooting at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station Was Terrorism-Related

A shooting that injured one security guard at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas on Thursday has been determined to be terrorism-related, FBI officials said. The shooter, who has not been identified, was shot dead, but a second person of interest may be at-large, the FBI said. "The public should remain calm, and … Continue reading Shooting at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station Was Terrorism-Related

FBI Opens Investigation Into Police Shooting Death of Kentucky EMT Breonna Taylor

The FBI on Thursday opened an investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old emergency medical worker who was shot and killed in her home by police in March. Police entered Taylor's home with a warrant to search for illegal drugs — but according to a suit filed by her family, none were found. "The … Continue reading FBI Opens Investigation Into Police Shooting Death of Kentucky EMT Breonna Taylor

Man Who Filmed Ahmaud Arbery’s Shooting Death in Georgia is Arrested on Multiple Charges, Including Murder

William Roddy Bryan, the 50-year-old man who filmed the viral video of 25-year-old jogger Ahmaud Arbery being shot to death, has been arrested on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment in connection with Arbery's slaying. Bryan has been booked into the Glynn County Jail and his case is being investigated … Continue reading Man Who Filmed Ahmaud Arbery’s Shooting Death in Georgia is Arrested on Multiple Charges, Including Murder

Trump Says U.S. Won’t Shut Down for Second Coronavirus Wave

President Trump said Thursday the United States would not shut down in the case of a second coronavirus wave. "People say that's a very distinct possibility. It's standard. And we're going to put out the fires. We're not going to close the country. We're going to put out the fires," Trump told reporters during a … Continue reading Trump Says U.S. Won’t Shut Down for Second Coronavirus Wave

U.S. Has Returned at Least 1,000 Unaccompanied Migrant Children to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras Since Early March

The United States has returned at least 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras since early March despite risks of violence and discrimination that have worsened because of the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Thursday. Mexico has also returned at least 447 migrant children to Guatemala … Continue reading U.S. Has Returned at Least 1,000 Unaccompanied Migrant Children to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras Since Early March

Senior Lawmaker Says Bolsonaro Has Let Down Conservatives and is ‘on the Razor’s Edge’ for the Rest of His Term

Jair Bolsonaro’s belligerent style and controversial coronavirus response may ultimately cost him his job, said a senior lawmaker who was once a staunch supporter of the Brazilian president. Sergio Olimpio Gomes, leader of Bolsonaro’s former PSL party in Brazil’s senate, said the president is stirring so much political tension during the pandemic that he risks … Continue reading Senior Lawmaker Says Bolsonaro Has Let Down Conservatives and is ‘on the Razor’s Edge’ for the Rest of His Term

Brazil Records Over 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours

Brazil registered 1,179 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said Tuesday, as the pandemic exacted its worst daily toll yet in the hardest-hit Latin American country. The overall death toll in Brazil now stands at 17,971, the ministry said. This was the first time the daily toll exceeded 1,000. New infections … Continue reading Brazil Records Over 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours