Abdul Razzaq Al-Shami/ABC News (IDLIB, Syria) — The Orontes River in northwestern Syria has long been a lifeline for farmers, including 50-year-old Bahjat al-Bakru, who have used it to irrigate their nearby crops. But since the start of the year, al-Bakru said, about 70% of his fruit trees have died because an invasive flower now […]

Digital Vision./Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Hundreds of military nominees were confirmed unanimously on the Senate floor Tuesday just hours after Alabama’s Tommy Tuberville announced he was ending his hold on most promotions. It took just a matter of minutes to push more than 400 nominees through — a long-awaited breakthrough after Tuberville’s 10-month blockade over […]

Yuba County District Attorney’s Office/Facebook (NEW YORK) — A man has been sentenced to four years in prison after a 6-minute video that his 9-year-old child took of him beating and injuring his wife emerged, authorities said. Miguel Lazaro-Castillo was sentenced to the maximum term allowed on his charges of four years in prison last […]

omersukrugoksu/Getty Images (LONDON) — The Nigerian Army mistakenly killed at least 88 people in a military drone strike on a religious festival in the country’s Kaduna State, local officials said. Officials announced that what they described as an accidental strike had occurred on Sunday night in the village of Tudun Biri, Kaduna State, where civilians […]

Creativeye99/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Special counsel Jack Smith, in a court filing Tuesday, detailed additional evidence he plans to introduce at the trial of former President Donald Trump on charges of unlawfully trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election, including evidence of Trump’s alleged state of mind as his supporters attacked the U.S. […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Record-breaking rainfall has inundated the Pacific Northwest — and more rain is on the way. Some areas in western Washington state saw 6 to 10 inches of rain in less than 24 hours — on top of the snow melt and the 6 inches of rain from over the weekend. […]

Oscar Wong/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In the long-running debate on whether a meat-free or meat-filled diet promotes better health, a new study is giving weight to the benefits of a meat-free diet. Researchers at Stanford University examined the health of 22 sets of identical twin adults to see how they fared when one twin […]

Apple TV+ has renewed its sprawling sci-fi series Foundation for a third season. Based on Isaac Asimov‘s seminal book, and starring Lee Pace and Jared Harris, Lou Llobell, and Leah Harvey, the second season of the show debuted July 14. Showrunner and executive producer David S. Goyer said in a statement, “I’m thrilled Apple has […]

Credit: Peter Yang Norman Lear, one of the most prolific producers in television history, has died at 101. Lear’s official website confirmed the news, saying “Lear transformed television and shaped American culture” — and that’s not hyperbole. Lear shepherded television classics like All in the Family and its spin-offs Maude and The Jeffersons, as well […]

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment against former U.S. ambassador and accused Cuban spy Manuel Rocha on Tuesday, charging him with a range of crimes varying from conspiracy, acting as illegal foreign agent, wire fraud and false statements. The 32-page indictment offers further details into how Rocha — […]

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