Authorities say power outages have started in Northern California after the state's largest utility said it was planning a widespread blackout citing wildfire danger
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Awarded $1 Million 'Thinkers' Prize. The 86-year-old Supreme Court Justice was awarded the 2019 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture. The prestigious award is bestowed to "thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world." . Throughout her career, Ginsburg has used the law to advance ethical and philosophical principles of equality and human rights as basic tenets of the USA. , Nicolas Berggruen, Berggruen Institute Chairman, via 'USA Today'. Her contributions have shaped our way of life and way of thinking and have demonstrated to the world the importance of the rule of law in disabling discrimination, Nicolas Berggruen, Berggruen Institute Chairman, via 'USA Today'. Jurors for the prize hailed Ginsburg's "grit and determination, brains, courage, compassion and a fiery commitment to justice.". The cultural icon was praised for her realization "that a democracy thrives to the extent that it provides every citizen equal footing to achieve their dreams.". Ginsburg is the fourth recipient of the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture
President Trump hailed a "big success" in Syria and lifted sanctions against Turkey on Wednesday as his Syria envoy said war crimes had likely been committed there, USA Today reports. "We haven't seen widespread evidence of ethnic cleansing," said the Syria representative, James Jeffrey, per Reuters . "Many people fled because...
U.S. Women’s National Team player Alex Morgan announced she is pregnant. This will be her first child with Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Servando Carrasco. According to Business Insider, Morgan also revealed she is having a girl. Morgan wrote: “We are already in love and we haven’t even met her yet.” Since joining the USWNT, Morgan earned 169 caps, two World Cups and an Olympic gold medal. Fans of the soccer players have flooded social media, congratulating the couple.
John Melcher is the first mate on the Lake Guardian, a research boat on the Great Lakes. On Oct. 22, his team was stuck docked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, because of severe conditions on Lake Michigan. AccuWeather was lucky enough to get an interview with him about how harsh the conditions on the lakes can be.
Tiffany & Co. has completely outdone itself in the niche shopping category of "luxury advent calendars," CNN reports: It's offering a $112,000 Ultimate Advent Calendar , which weighs 355 pounds and will be assembled upon delivery via the jeweler's "White Glove Service." Its 24 gifts are hidden in drawers behind...
4 Dead, 94 Hospitalized After Hot Tub Display Causes Disease Outbreak. The display was in the town of Fletcher, North Carolina, during a state fair that went from September 6-15. If not sanitized correctly, Legionella bacteria can develop easily in hot tubs. The deaths stemmed from Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia. The state's department of health has received reports of over 133 cases so far. 94 people have been hospitalized. The bacteria can also be carried through the air, meaning people can contract it without touching a hot tub. Those with weak immune systems and the elderly are very susceptible to Legionnaires'. Pontiac fever has also been detected in eight of the victims
On May 27, a Phoenix police officer was caught on video pointing a gun at a car holding a man, his pregnant fiancee, and their two children, yelling, "You're going to get f---ing shot" and "I'm going to put a cap in your ass." Nearly five months later, he will...
Congressional Democrats are investigating whether Dmytro Firtash gave money to Rudy Giuliani's associates. Two of Giuliani's associates have been charged with making illegal campaign contributions to President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers. According to Politico, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are two Americans from Eastern Europe. Firtash is a Ukrainian natural gas oligarch with ties to organized crime. He's accused of skimming money from the country’s state-owned natural gas company. Firtash is also fighting extradition to stand trial in the United States over bribery charges. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said Wednesday Firtash is being eyed as the source of money Parnas and Fruman illegally funneled to the Trump campaign. There is growing interest in Mr. Firtash and what role he played. His connection to Vladimir Putin and Russia is also one that needs to be explored. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) Member, House Committee on Oversight and Reform
The Oak Fire, a vegetaion fire, ignited on Oct. 22, in San Diego North County, California, near the Camp Pendleton North military base. The fire is at 140 acres and almost 50% containment.