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North Macedonia’s government is imposing emergency measures in the country’s capital, Skopje, and three other cities in order to protect people from severely high levels of air pollution.No sports events are being staged on Sundays or on any day with high air pollution levels, and other outdoor activities are being curtailed. Starting Dec. 26, cons…
 
For the first time in years, Denmark hasn’t recorded a single bank robbery. There wouldn’t have been much point.Cash transactions in the Nordic country have become virtually obsolete, with Danes increasingly opting to use cards and smartphones for payments.The Danish bank employees’ union welcomed the news that 2022 had been robbery-free.“It is jus…
 
Rep.-elect George Santos, R-N.Y., admitted that he lied about his job experience and college education during his successful campaign for a seat in the U.S. House.In an interview with the New York Post, Santos said: “My sins here are embellishing my resume. I’m sorry.”He also told the newspaper: “I campaigned talking about the people’s concerns, no…
 
New York Jets wide receivers coach Miles Austin has been suspended by the NFL for a minimum of one year for violating the league's gambling policy.NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the suspension, which Austin is appealing. McCarthy added the league would have no further comment until the appeal is resolved.The former NFL wide receiver did not…
 
Garrett Fisher is traveling the world in his tiny blue-white “Super Cub” aircraft, on a quest to document every remaining glacier on Earth.The 41-year-old Fisher does it for a simple reason: “Because I love them.”But he does it, too, because of weightier things. Because the climate clock is ticking, and the planet’s glaciers are melting. Because Fi…
 
Online retail giant Amazon could be held responsible for breaching luxury shoemaker Christian Louboutin's trademark rights over the sale of counterfeit red-soled high-heeled shoes on its platform, the European Court of Justice ruled.Third-party sellers on Amazon regularly advertise red-soled stilettos that are not made by Louboutin. The French desi…
 
The U.S. military agency known for tracking Santa Claus as he delivers presents on Christmas Eve doesn’t expect COVID-19 or the “bomb cyclone” hitting North America to affect Saint Nick’s global travels.NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, is responsible for monitoring and defending the skies above North America.But the Colorado Spr…
 
A year ago, 65-year-old Chiang Yi-Shu knew nothing about computers. Now, she is a League of Legends player who has just battled in her first-ever e-sports tournament.Chiang is one of the players on Hungkuang Evergreen Gaming’s team, established last summer. The team, whose members range from 62 to 69 years old, was founded by Huang Jianji, the dire…
 
The German government said that it will allow health insurance companies to pay more for pediatric medications that are in short supply in the country.Germans have scrambled to find basic drugs such as painkillers amid delivery bottlenecks and higher-than-usual demand.Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said insurers that form the backbone of the Germa…
 
The top United Nations human rights official said that it's important to protect the “civic space” for young environmental activists to highlight the urgency of tackling climate change.Volker Türk, who heads the U.N.'s human rights office, said that while the world still has a lot of work to do to curb global warming, even the progress made wouldn'…
 
Twitter has once again launched its premium service, a month after a previous attempt failed.The social media platform now lets users buy subscriptions to Twitter Blue to get a blue check mark and access special features.The company owned by billionaire Elon Musk has also started granting a new gold-colored check mark to businesses on the platform.…
 
Brazilian soccer great Pelé congratulated Neymar for matching his national team scoring record on December 9, and then commiserated with the player for his World Cup exit.Pelé, who has been hospitalized while being treated for a respiratory infection, posted his message on Instagram after Brazil lost to Croatia in the quarterfinals in a penalty sho…
 
An 18-year-old college student has been elected to serve as mayor of a small east Arkansas city, becoming one of the youngest people to serve as a city's top leader in the U.S.Jaylen Smith, who is Black, was elected mayor of Earle in a runoff election on December 6, winning 235 votes to Nemi Matthews' 183, according to complete but unofficial resul…
 
Scientists lowered the alert level for the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island from a warning to a watch on Dec. 10 and said the mountain’s first eruption in nearly 40 years may soon end.The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said in a bulletin that the eruption on the mountain’s northeast rift zone was continuing, but lava …
 
The rulemaking arm of Tennessee’s high school sports oversight organization has made a change that allows student athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness (NIL).A news release from the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association says its legislative council voted for the change effective immediately.Students could receive payment a…
 
A girl named Madeline, with a vivid imagination and remarkable awareness of how bureaucracy can dash dreams, got her wish when she asked Los Angeles animal control authorities for a license to own a unicorn — if she’s able to find one.The first-of-its-kind permit came with strings attached, however: The mythical creature must be provided ample expo…
 
A Michigan city agreed to pay $1,000 to a driver to settle a lawsuit about marking tires to catch parking violators.The deal in Bay City followed a declaration in August 2022 that a similar practice in Saginaw was illegal. U.S. District Judge Thomas Ludington said chalking tires without a warrant violated constitutional protections against unreason…
 
The NFL is searching for a technology-driven game plan to help predict — and prevent — player injuries on the field.The league announced it is partnering with Amazon Web Service on the NFL Contact Detection Challenge, a contest in which designers will use machine learning and computer vision to find new ways to measure and analyze the timing, durat…
 
Microsoft agreed to make the hit video game Call of Duty available on Nintendo for 10 years should its $69 billion purchase of game maker Activision Blizzard go through — an apparent attempt to fend off objections from rival Sony.The blockbuster merger is facing close scrutiny from regulators in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere. Microsoft, maker of t…
 
European Union lawmakers and governments reached a deal that would ban the import of products which contribute to deforestation around the world.The preliminary agreement, which still needs to be formally adopted by the EU parliament, requires companies to verify that the goods they sell in the EU have not led to deforestation and forest degradatio…
 
The masked man of Broadway is going out strong.“The Phantom of the Opera” — Broadway’s longest-running show — has postponed its final performance by eight weeks, pushing its final curtain from February to April after ticket demand spiked. In the fourth week of November 2022, the show raked in an eye-popping $2.2 million with a full house.The musica…
 
Tesla delivered its first electric semis to PepsiCo, more than three years after Elon Musk said his company would start making the trucks.The Austin, Texas, company formally delivered the trucks at a factory near Reno, Nevada. The event was live-streamed on Twitter, which Musk now owns.Musk drove one of three Tesla Semis in front of a crowd inside …
 
Asked to sum up 2022 in a word, the public has chosen a phrase.Oxford Dictionaries said that “goblin mode” has been selected by online vote as its word of the year.It defines the term as “a type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations.”First seen o…
 
A former Puerto Rican police officer found guilty of masterminding the U.S. territory’s biggest firearms robbery in history has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.José Padilla-Galarza was convicted in May after authorities accused him of recruiting other suspects to help steal 125 firearms from a police shooting r…
 
The sight of Japanese fans at a World Cup bagging trash after a match — win or lose — always surprises non-Japanese. Japanese players are famous for doing the same in their team dressing room: hanging up towels, cleaning the floor, and even leaving a thank-you note.The behavior is driving social media posts at the World Cup in Qatar, but it's nothi…
 
Shohei Ohtani has been voted the majors' best designated hitter for the second consecutive season.The Los Angeles Angels' two-way slugger won the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award, beating out Houston's Yordan Alvarez as the top player in the position in 2022.Ohtani, who won the AL MVP award unanimously in 2021 and finished second …
 
Pakistani authorities launched a new nationwide anti-polio drive amid a spike in new cases among children, health officials said. It was the sixth such campaign in 2022, aiming to inoculate children under the age of 5 in high-risk areas.The newest drive was aimed at Islamabad and in the high-risk districts in eastern Punjab and southwestern Baluchi…
 
The Federal Trade Commission and a handful of states announced settlements with Google and iHeartMedia related to misleading radio advertisements about a Google cellphone.The settlements stem from complaints alleging Google paid to have radio personalities endorse and talk about their personal experiences using the Pixel 4, one of the company’s cel…
 
A United Nations-backed mission is recommending that the Great Barrier Reef be added to the list of endangered World Heritage sites, warning that without “ambitious, rapid and sustained” climate action the world’s largest coral reef is in peril.The warning came in a report published after a 10-day mission to the reef last March by officials from UN…
 
The Biden family's tradition of eating lunch, shopping and watching a Christmas tree lighting in downtown Nantucket became mostly about keeping the president's 2-year-old grandson from having a meltdown.There was President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley, dancing and clapping with nephew Beau to “Jingle Bell Rock” to keep him entertained as they waite…
 
A woman who bilked investors in a Southern California hotel and condominium project out of at least $26 million was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.Ruixue “Serena” Shi, 38, of Arcadia was sentenced after a judge refused to allow her to withdraw her plea last year to wire fraud.“There has been no acceptance of responsibility; there has been …
 
Teenage climate activists in Nigeria's largest city are recycling trash into runway outfits for a “Trashion Show.”Chinedu Mogbo, founder of Greenfingers Wildlife Initiative, a conservation group working with the activists, said the show was designed to raise awareness about environmental pollution.Lagos, one of Africa’s most populous cities with mo…
 
New York is taking a first-in-the-nation step to tap the brakes on the spread of cryptocurrency mining, under legislation that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed.The measure comes amid growing scrutiny of the cryptocurrency industry following last month's collapse of the FTX exchange. But New York's measure, which passed the state Legislature in June, is spe…
 
With beer sales banned at World Cup stadiums in Qatar, England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is hoping his team can lift the spirits of soccer fans in other ways.Like by winning matches.“Hopefully with them not being able to drink, we can perform on the pitch to give them that sort of excitement and buzz,” Ramsdale said at England’s training base. “I t…
 
An Indiana woman heard the heartbeat of her late daughter inside the chest of a 68-year-old Illinois man who received it in a transplant operation.Amber Morgan and Tom Johnson met for the first time, four years after he received a heart transplanted from the body of Andreona Williams, who was 20 when she died from asthma complications.The Indiana D…
 
Federal regulators are requiring pilots of hot air balloons carrying paying passengers to pass an annual medical exam, similar to the requirement for pilots of commercial planes and helicopters.The Federal Aviation Administration adopted a long-delayed final rule that includes the requirement for a medical certificate, which includes examination by…
 
Bill Gates, on a visit to Kenya, has announced his foundation will spend $7 billion to improve health, gender equality and farming in Africa.The new pledge will be spent over the next four years and is in addition to existing Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding to strengthen health systems across the continent.“Africa’s young people have the ta…
 
Ticketmaster says it canceled November 18’s planned general public sale for Taylor Swift’s upcoming stadium tour because it doesn't have enough tickets.The decision came two days after a presale event caused the site to crash and left many fans without tickets. The ticketing company said in a statement two million tickets to The Eras tour next year…
 
The former CEO of the parent company that owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils has agreed to take the same position for London-based Merlin Entertainments.Scott O’Neil will be responsible for overseeing the business operations and global growth for Merlin Entertainments across its 147 attractions in 24 countries. O’Neil’s appointment, …
 
Spanish carmaker SEAT said that it plans to build Spain’s first electric car battery plant as part of a 10-billion-euro investment in the country's electric car initiative.The Spanish government said last year that it would convert the country's car manufacturing industry, the second-largest in Europe, with funds from the European Union’s post-pand…
 
Belgium's Interior minister met with league and club officials to present them with details of a draft law aimed at reinforcing the fight against soccer hooliganism following repeated incidents this season.The meeting took place after a first-division match between Charleroi and Mechelen was stopped over the weekend due to the fans' behavior. The g…
 
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said he will give away the majority of his wealth during his lifetime, becoming the latest billionaire to pledge to donate much of his vast fortune.Bezos, whose “real-time” worth Forbes magazine estimates at roughly $124.1 billion, made the announcement in a joint CNN interview with his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez that was r…
 
First there was no water. Then there was too much of the wrong kind.Attendees of this year’s U.N. climate conference in Egypt found themselves stepping over streams of foul-smelling fluid after a pipe or tank holding liquid waste appeared to have burst near one of the venue’s main thoroughfares.The incident is one of the several infrastructure and …
 
Tens of thousands of Spanish public health workers and their supporters staged a demonstration to demand more primary health care staff and protest what they claim is the progressive dismantling of the public health system in favor of private providers by the conservative regional government in Madrid.The protest in the Spanish capital, dubbed the …
 
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