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Some people in Missouri are getting vaccinated against Covid-19 in secret for fear of backlash from loved ones who oppose the vaccines, doctor says

Some people in Missouri are getting vaccinated against Covid-19 in secret for fear of backlash from loved ones who oppose the vaccines, doctor says

The Covid-19 vaccine has become so polarizing that some people in Missouri are getting inoculated in secret for fear of backlash from their friends and family who oppose vaccination, a doctor told CNN Wednesday. “They’ve had some experience that’s sort of changed their mind from the viewpoint of those in their family, those in their…MORE

Tsunami warning in effect for parts of the Alaskan coast after an 8.2 earthquake

Tsunami warning in effect for parts of the Alaskan coast after an 8.2 earthquake

Parts of Alaska are under tsunami warnings after a 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast, according to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey. The very strong quake was located about 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and occurred around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday night local time, USGS said. At 29 miles…MORE

A man was charged with hate crimes for attacks on Muslims in New York City

A man was charged with hate crimes for attacks on Muslims in New York City

A man accused of anti-Muslim attacks in New York City was charged Wednesday with hate crimes by the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Naved Durrni, 30, faces charges of assault as a hate crime, menacing as a hate crime, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of a weapon in the recent physical and verbal attacks on Muslims…MORE

USA’s Caeleb Dressel wins his first individual gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle final

USA’s Caeleb Dressel wins his first individual gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle final

Caeleb Dressel has won the men’s 100 meter freestyle final with a time of 47.02 seconds, an Olympic record. The win gives Dressel his first individual Olympic gold medal. He previously had earned three relay gold medals, including the men’s 4×100 meter freestyle relay earlier in these Games. Australia’s Kyle Chalmers earned the silver medal…MORE

The US is returning to early pandemic surges and restrictions. It’s time to compel people to do the right thing, expert says

The US is returning to early pandemic surges and restrictions. It’s time to compel people to do the right thing, expert says

It has been months since Covid-19 vaccines were made available to most of the US population and things are looking much more like they did early in the pandemic: cases are surging, events are being postponed and restrictions are back. The culprit is the insufficient rate of vaccinations, and a solution may be to mandate…MORE

Larry Nassar has thousands of dollars in his prison account, but he’s only making minimum payments to his victims, court documents show

Larry Nassar has thousands of dollars in his prison account, but he’s only making minimum payments to his victims, court documents show

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who is currently serving a decades-long sentence in federal prison for sexual abuse, has been delinquent in his payments toward court-ordered criminal penalties, according to a new court filing. A motion filed Wednesday by the US Justice Department said that since Nassar’s incarceration, he had received deposits into…MORE

Suspect arrested in movie theater shooting that wounded TikTok star, killed teen

Suspect arrested in movie theater shooting that wounded TikTok star, killed teen

A man is in custody in connection with the shooting at a California movie theater Monday night that left a woman dead and a well-known TikTok user in critical condition, police said Wednesday. Rylee Goodrich, 18, and Anthony Barajas, 19, were at a showing of “The Forever Purge” at a movie theater in Corona, California,…MORE

Why Olympians bite their medals and what they do with them

Why Olympians bite their medals and what they do with them

The sight of a jubilant Olympian standing atop the podium after being victorious in their discipline with a gold medal between their teeth is an iconic one. We’ve seen it numerous times at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games already, across a host of disciplines. The official Tokyo 2020 account even went as far on Sunday…MORE

Outspoken Chinese billionaire Sun Dawu sentenced to 18 years in prison

Outspoken Chinese billionaire Sun Dawu sentenced to 18 years in prison

Billionaire Sun Dawu, a vocal critic of the Chinese government, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles,” according to an official statement posted by the court. Sun was arrested in March this year. His company, Hebei Dawu Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Group, owns farming operations in China…MORE

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