Author Carly Chap

North and South Korea have reopened lines of communication that had been cut off. Both countries announced that the two Koreas resumed communications and military hotlines on Monday and successfully tested the equipment, amid signs of warming relations on the Korean Peninsula. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised last week to reopen the lines, which had been virtually idle for more than a year after Pyongyang shut off all communication with Seoul. The communications lines were turned on at 9 a.m. Monday, according to a statement from North Korea’s state-run news agency, as part of a “effort to realize…

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Hundreds of politicians and public personalities are linked to offshore wealth in the Pandora Papers. The alleged underhanded financial activities of 35 current and former presidents of state, as well as more than 330 politicians and public officials, have been revealed after an examination into millions of classified files. On Sunday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released the Pandora Papers report, accusing Jordan’s King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of purchasing Malibu beachfront property through offshore companies, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis of purchasing a French Riviera chateau through offshore companies, and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair of purchasing…

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Susan Sarandon and Anne Rice share the 4th of October as their birthdays. Libra is the zodiac sign of those born on this date. They are as follows: – In 1822, Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States — Frederic Remington, an American West painter, in 1861 — In 1880, writer Alfred Runyan — Buster Keaton, the first movie comic, in 1895 — In 1923, actor Charlton Heston — Sam Huff, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in 1934 (age 87) — Jackie Collins, author, 1937 — In 1941, author Anne Rice (age 80)…

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The first private rocket, SpaceShipOne, reaches the edge of space on this day. On this historic date: The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, today known as Texas A&M, was founded in 1876. It was Texas’s first public institution of higher learning. The inaugural run of the Orient Express train took place in 1883, with stops in Munich and Vienna along the way. It began in Paris, at Gare de l’Est, and ended in Giurgiu, Romania. The first U.S. Open men’s golf competition was held in 1895. Horace Rawlins was the winner. Gutzon Borglum, an artist, begins sculpting Mount Rushmore…

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COVID-19 daily deaths in India are at their lowest level in four months, with a global toll of -10%. The current coronavirus scenario in India is a sliver of what it was a few months ago: 4.4 percent of deaths in June and 5.6 percent of cases in May, as the weekly worldwide toll fell 10% and infections fell 9%. In the last week, India’s mortality fell by 9% to 1,898, or 271 per day, and infections fell by 21% to 161,338, or 23,048 per day. These weekly figures are much lower than the daily records of 6,148 deaths and…

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A 126,000-gallon oil spill off the coast of Southern California has killed wildlife. Officials announced Sunday that a huge oil spill off the coast of Southern California spilled around 126,000 gallons of post-production petroleum, as cleanup personnel hurried to prevent further environmental deterioration. The pipeline rupture occurred about 5 miles off the shore of Huntington Beach in Orange County, authorities said during a press briefing. Oil has already invaded many of Orange County’s wetlands, including the Talbert Wetlands, and officials are doing “all they can” to prevent future contamination, according to Supervisor Katrina Foley. Foley said in a statement issued…

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The bust of George Floyd was defaced in New York City just days after it was unveiled. According to authorities, a bronze bust of George Floyd that was displayed late last week in New York City’s Union Square was destroyed on Sunday. The New York Times stated that authorities are looking for a guy with a black backpack who rode a skateboard up to the statue and defaced it with gray paint. Police have video footage of the event, according to NYPD detective Frances Sammon. Sammon explained, “They show a male ducking down under one of the statues.” “He then…

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Progressive Democrats are optimistic that infrastructure and social expenditure bills will be passed. Despite continued pushback from moderates, progressive Democrats in Congress were upbeat Sunday about the prospects of enacting both a major infrastructure plan and a social benefits bill. When asked about the prospects of passing the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion social benefits package that Democrats hope to push through using the reconciliation process, Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., told MSNBC’s The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart that “we’re going to get it all done.” “Every single member of my caucus has…

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Hurricane As it approaches Newfoundland, Sam continues to deteriorate. Hurricane Sam is predicted to weaken and become a post-tropical low pressure system on Monday. The National Hurricane Center reported the storm was centered over the Atlantic Ocean about 560 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, making it a Category 2 storm, according to its 5 p.m. AST update. Sam is traveling at a speed of 16 miles per hour east-northeast. According to the National Hurricane Center, this general motion will pick up speed over the next few days and change to a powerful…

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Victor succumbs to depression, which is expected to pass by Tuesday. Tropical Storm Warning Victor is still hanging in there, but he’s now a tropical depression. The center of what is now Tropical Depression Victor was positioned over the Atlantic Ocean about 1,145 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. AST advisory. The depression is traveling northwest at a speed of 13 miles per hour. Over the next three days, Victor will continue to move ahead, becoming a remnant low by late Monday and dissipating…

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