Cryptoverse: Electric Aether Jumps About to Merge

Representations of the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash dip in water in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 16 (Reuters) – It looks like Ethereum’s mega-upgrade is underway. To finish. After years of delays, the “merger” seems all but certain to take place … Read more

Albuquerque: Son of suspect in murder of 2 Muslim men sentenced to remain in custody on federal false statement charge

CNN — The son of a man suspected of killing at least two men in a recent string of murders that terrorized Albuquerque, New Mexico, was ordered Monday to remain in federal custody on a charge related to the case from his father. Shaheen Syed, son of Mohammad Syedfaces a federal charge of knowingly making … Read more

Iran blames Rushdie and his supporters for the attack

Don’t blame Tehran, says Foreign Ministry spokesperson According to the novelist, “red lines crossed” for Muslims Rushdie stabbed multiple times on Friday Attack condemned by writers, politicians around the world DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – No one has the right to bring charges against Iran for Friday’s attack on Salman Rushdie, for which he is … Read more

Egyptian church fire kills and injures dozens

CNN — At least 18 children have died in a fire that killed dozens of worshipers gathered for Sunday morning mass at a church in Giza, Greater Cairo, according to hospital documents seen by CNN. The death toll stands at 41 and 14 injured, the Egyptian Coptic Church said in a statement, citing health officials. … Read more

Republicans push to see affidavit justifying FBI search of Trump’s home

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Republicans stepped up calls on Sunday for the release of an FBI affidavit showing justification for the seizure of documents from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, as there are reports of increased threats against federal law enforcement. A search warrant issued last week after the unprecedented raid showed that … Read more

Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Aug 13 (Reuters) – Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized on Saturday with serious injuries a day after he was repeatedly stabbed during a public appearance in New York state as police sought to determine the motive for an attack that drew international condemnation. The accused assailant, Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on fan after stabbing in New York

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him over his writing, has been stabbed in the neck and chest on stage at a conference in New York state on Friday and airlifted to hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more

FBI investigating ‘unprecedented’ number of threats against office following Mar-a-Lago raid

CNN — The FBI is investigating an ‘unprecedented’ number of threats to office personnel and property in the wake of search for former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, including some against officers listed in court records as being involved in the recent search, a law enforcement source told CNN. On Friday, the names of the … Read more

Georgia authorities release body camera footage after woman dies after falling from patrol car

CNN — Georgia authorities on Friday released body camera footage of an incident earlier this month where a mother suffering from what her family called a mental health crisis died from a life-threatening injury while in jail. Brianna Grier, 28, was going through a bout of mental health on July 15 when her mother called … Read more

Live Updates: Deadly Floods in Eastern Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear speaks with CNN on Saturday. (CNN) Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said there could be “significantly more” deaths due to devastating flooding in the eastern part of the state. “It will get worse. And I think we’re going to update it, maybe even for weeks to come. … There are still so … Read more