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A man is dead and another in custody following a shooting at a Mount Airy convenience store. The incident led to a 45-minute manhunt by local police, causing lockdowns in city schools and businesses. The victim, Agustin Alberto Villalon Luna, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at Mayberry Mart on East Pine St. around 8:30 a.m.
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A shooting occurred at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, leaving at least three victims hospitalized. The shooter was found dead on campus. The incident prompted lockdowns, and classes were canceled. The FAA issued a ground stop at the nearby airport. The city, still recovering from the 2017 mass shooting, is awaiting further updates.
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Russian women in Moscow demand the return of husbands, sons, and brothers from the Ukraine conflict, initiated by Putin's decree. Dissatisfied with the response, they shift from initial loyalty, highlighting inequality and challenging the Kremlin. The movement grows despite accusations and reflects the strain of prolonged military campaigns on families.
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Kiss wrapped up their farewell tour with a surprise: digital avatars of the band, created by George Lucas' company, performed in the encore. This marks a new era for the rock legends, exploring digital immortality after 50 years and embracing the trend of virtual performances in the music industry.
A federal appeals court ruled that lawsuits against Donald Trump over the Capitol riot can proceed, rejecting his bid to dismiss them. The court rejected Trump's claim of presidential immunity but allowed him to argue that his actions were official. The decision doesn't conclusively settle the issue of immunity, leaving room for further legal proceedings. The lawsuits seek civil damages for harms during the Capitol riot.
The Philippines inaugurated a coast guard base on Thitu Island in the contested South China Sea to address China's assertiveness. Focused on countering Chinese actions, Manila intends to enhance joint patrols with the U.S. and Australia, welcoming other nations as observers or participants. Despite warnings from China, the Philippines persists, while China maintains its territorial claims in the region.
After the Hamas attack at the Nova music festival in Israel, over 1,200 were killed, and around 240 taken hostage. Identifying victims is challenging due to severe burns. Families face emotional distress and uncertainty, as some initially considered dead were abducted. The ongoing lack of closure intensifies the psychological burden on affected families.
Israeli fighter jets resumed airstrikes in Gaza as a truce expired, escalating the conflict with Hamas. Black smoke rose, and Israel urged evacuations. Qatar criticized Israel, complicating mediation. Concerns persist for civilians and hostages. U.S. called for protecting Palestinians. The conflict has caused casualties and a humanitarian crisis. Efforts to secure a ceasefire continue.
NY appellate court reinstates gag order on Trump, barring him and his lawyers from discussing court staff amid a $250M fraud trial. The order was reinstated due to threats against the judge and clerk. Despite fines, Trump challenges the order, awaiting another ruling in a federal election case.
A U.S. military Osprey crashed off southern JP; one crew member is dead. The cause is unknown. Witnesses reported fire from the left engine. Osprey safety concerns arise, with plans to request a suspension of all flights in JP. Previous crashes prompt scrutiny of the aircraft's safety record.
A strong geomagnetic storm (G3) is expected to impact Earth on December 1st due to multiple Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) from the Sun. This may cause minor GPS and radio disruptions, but significant power grid impacts are not anticipated. The visibility of the Aurora in North Carolina remains uncertain. Keep updated on the geomagnetic storm through the NOAA/NWS Weather Prediction Center.
Eleven major tech companies, including Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, are signing the "Online Fraud Charter" with the British government. The voluntary agreement commits them to block and remove fraudulent content within six months, with measures like streamlined reporting and enhanced verification. This responds to the surge in online fraud, currently the most common crime in the UK, accounting for about 40% of all crime in England and Wales.
Crowdfunded in 2012, the Tesla Science Center in New York faced a setback with a recent fire, causing $3 million in immediate damages. An Indiegogo campaign seeks funds for repairs. The original structure suffered damage, but artifacts are safe. The TSC group remains committed despite delays, echoing Nikola Tesla's resilience after a similar setback in 1895. Historical significance persists.
Ongoing Israel-Hamas negotiations involve releasing hostages under a truce. Israel considers new talks after freeing civilian hostages. Biden administration urges limited attacks to prevent civilian casualties. Secretary of State Blinken engages in diplomatic efforts. Qatar works on brokering a long-term truce.
Scientists using Tess and Cheops satellites found a unique solar system, HD 110067, 100 light-years away, with six large, synchronized gas-giant planets, revealing insights into solar system formation. The planets, larger than Earth, orbit close to their star, challenging common disruptions. The discovery, detailed in Nature, showcases a celestial symphony, providing a rare glimpse into planetary system dynamics.
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Global economy to slow in 2024, predicts OECD, citing wars, inflation, and high interest rates. Anticipates 2.7% growth, the lowest since 2020. U.S. and China to decelerate, with U.S. at 1.5% growth. Europe weakened by higher interest rates and energy prices. Geopolitical tensions pose new risks. OECD expects recession avoidance globally.
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Negotiations between Israel and Hamas to extend the Gaza truce were overshadowed at the last minute on Wednesday by an unconfirmed claim by Hamas that a family of Israeli hostages including a 10-month old baby had been killed.