Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest in her final resting place at St. George's Chapel today, after a service at Westminster Abbey. The funeral service was attended by family members, politicians, and world leaders and watched by millions more.
Hurricane Fiona hit the Caribbean yesterday, knocking out power on the entire island of Puerto Rico before moving on to the Dominican Republic, causing landslides and dangerous flooding.Go deeper →
The family of Mark Frerichs, a navy veteran who worked as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan, says the Taliban have freed him in a suspected prisoner swap for Bashir Noorzai, a notorious drug lord and member of the Taliban.Go deeper →
South Korean prosecutors have asked Interpol to issue a red notice on crypto fugitive Do Kwon, who is on the run after they issued a warrant for his arrest.Go deeper →
The long-awaited Ethereum merge from a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake model was executed last week. The merge is already having surprising consequences, including the price of the Ethereum coin dropping more than 17% and potentially turning the coin into a security, according to the SEC.Go deeper →
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Mexico. The quake was felt in Mexico City, causing buildings to sway and prompting evacuations. The quake came just an hour after an earthquake drill was conducted to commemorate the anniversary of two deadly earthquakes, one in 1985 and another in 2017.
Sherri Papini, the California woman who lied to authorities that two Hispanic women had abducted her, has been sentenced to eighteen months in prison for mail fraud and lying to law enforcement officers. The mother of two faked her kidnapping in November 2016, reappearing later in the month sporting self-inflicted wounds. She fabricated a story that she had been abducted and abused when she was actually staying with an ex-boyfriend.
The subject of the blockbuster podcast 'Serial,' Adnan Syed's life sentence for murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee was vacated by a Maryland judge today. The decision freed the 41-year-old, but he will likely face a second trial. His sentence was vacated after new evidence pointed to two new suspects in her murder and highlighted inconsistencies in the case against Mr. Syed.
During an interview for 60 minutes this weekend, President Biden declared that the Covid-19 pandemic is over. However, he acknowledged that the country still has a \"problem with Covid.\" The interview took place in Detroit after President Biden made an appearance at the North American International Auto Show to celebrate the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act's funding for electric vehicle production.
Representatives Zoe Lofgren and Liz Cheney will introduce legislative reforms to the Electoral Count Act to enshrine protections for voters and codify the process of counting electoral votes after the GOP tried to find loopholes in the act to prevent the certification of the 2020 presidential election. The reforms will establish that the vice president does not have the authority to block the certification of electoral results. It will also raise the threshold needed for legislators to object to state electors.
Uber revealed that the hacker who gained access to Uber's company systems and Slack hailed from the teenage hacking gang, LAPSUS$ teenagers. The hacker posted a lewd image on the company's internal website, sent inappropriate messages to employees on Slack, and leaked images of Uber's systems online. The company revealed that the hacker created an account for himself using a contractor's credentials, then spammed the contractor with multiple authentication requests until the contractor authenticated one and the hacker was in.
Google will begin rolling out a new feature to keep campaign emails out of users' spam folders today ahead of the midterms. The Federal Election Commission approved the controversial new feature in August. Google proposed the change after Republican candidates and campaigns complained that their emails were being filtered out of users' inboxes more than democratic candidates were.
The United Arab Emirates will launch the \"Rashid\" rover to the moon in November aboard a Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. It will be set on the moon by a Japanese ispace lander. The rover will study the moon's surface and carry multiple high-resolution cameras.
The Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff announced an investigation into the flight funded by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, which flew migrants from San Antonio, Texas, to Martha's Vineyard. The investigation will examine whether the political stunt violated local and federal laws.
OpenAI will start letting users of DALL-E2 edit faces and that they upload to the platform. OpenAI wrote that they still have robust safety features to prevent people from creating deep fakes or inappropriate content on the platform.
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