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Iran's football federation has sought to ban the US from the FIFA World Cup in Qatar after the US Soccer Federation displayed Iran's national flag without the emblem of the Islamic Republic in a social media post. The US said the flag was displayed as such in support of anti-hijab protesters while Iran said it 'offended the country's dignity'.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 04:30 am on 28 Nov
Video shows bear attacking inflatable reindeer Christmas decoration in Nevada
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 29 Nov 2022,Tuesday
A video showing a bear attacking an inflatable reindeer Christmas decoration outside a home in Nevada has surfaced online. "Woke up this morning to Rudolph laying on the ground unresponsive. No amount of CPR or duct tape could revive him," the homeowner wrote on Facebook, while sharing visuals of the incident. He described the bear as "hungry".
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 04:30 am on 29 Nov
Footage being recorded by a motorcyclist while riding in Malibu, California, has captured the moment a pickup truck came flying toward him. The truck hurtled toward the motorcyclist after being rammed by a speeding SUV that was a stolen Lexus, according to the Los Angeles County police. The SUV's driver was killed while the motorcyclist was hospitalized.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 03:30 am on 28 Nov
Free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr was forced to deboard a Miami-LA American Airlines flight on Sunday after the crew considered him to be "seriously ill". The crew was worried because Beckham reportedly appeared to be "coming in and out of consciousness" when asked to fasten his seat belt. Beckham initially refused to get off the plane.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 06:59 am on 28 Nov
California's Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom said he will not challenge President Joe Biden in the US presidential elections in 2024. He said he has informed the White House about his decision. Newsom added that he will not fight in the election even if Biden decided to not seek re-election. He was less firm about not running for polls in 2028.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 02:33 am on 28 Nov
2 dead after 6-ft waves capsize boat off Imperial Beach; 7 rescued
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 29 Nov 2022,Tuesday
At least two people died while rescue personnel saved seven others after a panga boat capsized off Imperial Beach near the California-Mexico border, with waves reaching a height of about six-eight feet, officials said. A tenth person is believed to be missing, officials added. As per reports, there were several surfers in the water at the time of the incident.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 12:48 am on 29 Nov
A 12-year-old boy died after allegedly being shot during a game of Russian Roulette in Mississippi. Markell Noah's body was found in an abandoned house in Audubon Place, Jackson on Friday night after he was initially reported missing. Law enforcement officers arrested and charged two minors and one adult in connection to his murder on Friday.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:12 am on 28 Nov
Widespread power outages were reported across parts of Montgomery County after a small plane crashed into power lines on Sunday evening. A rescue effort is reportedly underway for the pilot and two passengers who are still inside the plane. According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials, the plane is stuck about 100 feet above the ground.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 07:23 am on 28 Nov
Parents accused of leaving their two-year-old child alone in South Carolina while they were on a trip to New York were arrested on Monday. According to the Charleston Police Department, officers were called to an apartment complex on November 17 after someone reported a toddler alone in an apartment. The child was found sleeping on a bed in living room.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:38 am on 28 Nov
8-year-old boy dies after choking on bouncy ball at Kentucky school
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 29 Nov 2022,Tuesday
An eight-year-old boy died after choking on a bouncy ball while in class at Boston School in Kentucky's Nelson County. The boy was immediately taken to a local hospital by firefighters and then airlifted to Norton Children's Hospital, where he died. The school canceled classes on Monday for his funeral. Mental health resources were made available for fellow students.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 01:31 am on 29 Nov
1 killed, 4 hurt in shooting at Florida A&M University's basketball court
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 29 Nov 2022,Tuesday
A person was killed and four others were injured in a shooting incident at an outdoor basketball court at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, police said. The victims involved do not appear to be students of the university, FAMU said. "The shooting incident that occurred on campus is not an ongoing threat to the university," FAMU President said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 01:59 am on 29 Nov
Camera gear worth $178,000 robbed at gunpoint from San Francisco store
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 29 Nov 2022,Tuesday
A camera store near San Francisco's Union Square was robbed at gunpoint by four individuals of equipment worth $178,000. A loss of $20,000 was also incurred in damages to the store. As per reports, the robbery took place at the Leica Store on Saturday, hours after hundreds of people gathered for a FIFA World Cup watch party.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 02:55 am on 29 Nov
A small plane crashed into high-voltage power lines in suburban Maryland on Sunday evening, trapping two people inside the aircraft. The incident cut power to nearly 100,000 homes or businesses as rescuers continued operations to safely remove the two people aboard. The pilot was identified as Patrick Merkle, 65, of Washington and his passenger as Jan Williams, 66, of Louisiana.
short by Hiral Goyal / 11:29 am on 28 Nov
US oil prices on Monday fell to their lowest level since December 2021 amid ongoing protests in China against COVID-19 lockdowns. While West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures slid 2.7% to trade close to $74 a barrel, futures for Brent crude dropped 2.9% to trade close to $81 a barrel. Gasoline price also fell by 5.7% from last month.
short by Ananya Goyal / 01:02 am on 29 Nov
Half of the payments due for California's Middle Class Tax Refund have been issued, the state authorities said. They added that at least 6,739,880 direct deposits have been issued while 2,556,729 debit cards have been sent out. The inflation relief payments that have been paid out add up to more than $5 billion.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 01:13 am on 29 Nov
Levels of water in several lakes in California have gone down between 2017 and 2022. Satellite pictures have shown water levels in major California reservoirs like Shasta Lake, Lake Oroville, Lake McClure/Don Pedro Reservoir, Trinity Lake and Lake Cachuma, five years apart. Almost all of California is experiencing some sort of drought right now.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 02:17 am on 29 Nov
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly killing a girl and asking for help with disposing of the body on an Instagram video chat in Pennsylvania. Police said the boy, Joshua Cooper, showed the body's legs covered in blood during a video call to an acquaintance. A girl's body with gunshot wound was later found at Cooper's house.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 08:15 am on 28 Nov
New Mexico judge, pets killed by husband in suspected murder-suicide
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 28 Nov 2022,Monday
A municipal judge was found shot dead along with her husband and pets in her house in New Mexico's Los Ranchos on Friday. Judge Diane Albert died in a suspected murder-suicide that was carried out by her husband Eric Pinkerton, said authorities. A friend of the couple contacted the police after Pinkerton sent a message, confessing the murder.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:18 am on 28 Nov
An arrest warrant has been issued for 'Outback Wrangler' star Matt Wright who is set to face charges over a fatal helicopter crash in Australia in February. The 43-year-old reality TV star has been asked to present himself to police in Darwin. Wright's co-star Chris Wilson was killed when the helicopter he was hanging from crashed in west Arnhem Land.
short by Hiral Goyal / 08:25 pm on 28 Nov
A 28-year-old Virginia ex-state trooper was shot dead by the police after he killed the family of the teenage California girl that he had been catfishing online. Austin Lee Edwards drove to Riverside to meet the girl and allegedly killed her mother and grandparents, before kidnapping her. He was killed after he opened fire on a SWAT team chasing him.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 12:47 am on 29 Nov
The California Highway Patrol took a man into custody after his 12-year-old son called 911 as he was driving erratically on the freeway. The boy, identified as Ayden, reportedly called 911 on October 26 and said, "I need help...my dad is trying to take me to Vegas. He's acting weird." The man was charged with DUI and child endangerment.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 12:18 pm on 28 Nov
An 83-year-old lawyer charged with helping billionaire Robert F Smith evade taxes died just before he was about to go on trial in San Francisco on Monday. Carlos Kepke, who died over the weekend, allegedly helped Smith, founder of Vista Equity Partners, evade taxes for more than a decade on $225 million in income. The case will now be dismissed.
short by Ananya Goyal / 01:35 am on 29 Nov
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens has said all the six victims of the shooting near Atlantic Station on Saturday were teenagers, including a 12-year-old boy who died. "When a 12-year-old dies...on our city streets, the whole village has a responsibility," Dickens said. As per police, it's possible that the shootout was between two groups and there could be multiple shooters.
short by Ananya Goyal / 02:35 am on 28 Nov
Two children and two adult kayakers were rescued after they were stranded on the west shore of Tomales Bay in California on Saturday. The kayakers were rescued by Sonoma County's Sheriff's helicopter after a bystander reported seeing kayaks being pulled out to sea due to rough surf conditions. A video of the rescue shows the kayakers climbing into the helicopter.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:44 am on 28 Nov
The City of Houston issued a boil water notice on Sunday night for over 2.2 million people after a power outage affected three water treatment facilities. Residents of Houston should boil all water used for drinking, bathing or even brushing, City of Houston said. The residents have also been asked not to use ice from automatic ice machines.
short by Ashley Paul / 11:47 pm on 28 Nov
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