Broad Peak climber loses four fingers over frostbite

World 10/13/21, 15:48

Fahad Badar, a Qatari mountaineering enthusiast, lost nearly all fingers of his left hand this month after unprecedented events interfered with his expedition in Broad Peak. The journey to conquer the world’s twelfth-highest mountain with a height of 26,4001 feet (8,047 meters) above sea level was kicked off in July, and ...

Kazakhstan mother leaps to death in ‘rope free–flying’ accident

Asia & Pacific 10/12/21, 01:37

A Kazakhstan mother died after jumping off a building without a “rope free-flying” adequately tied. Yevgenia Leontyeva, 33, is pictured on a rooftop in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, as she prepares to participate in the extreme sport. On Sunday, Oct. 10, after preparing for the jump, the woman was given permission to go before ...

Surfer surrounded by sharks in Florida escaped unscathed

U.S. 10/11/21, 16:41

It is a terrifying moment to realize that a group of sharks is swimming around you, yet, it was a true life experience to one Florida surfer who managed a narrow escape. The surfer, Eli McDonald met his once-in-a-lifetime encounter when he decided to ride the waves in Brevard County, Florida. It ...

18 former NBA players charged in $4M health care fraud scheme

U.S. 10/08/21, 02:43

The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York said Thursday, Oct. 7, that eighteen former NBA players have been charged with cheating the league's Health and Welfare Benefit Plan of over $4 million. The former players include Terrence Williams, the "lynchpin" of the operation, as well as ...

Mother and toddler suffer fatal third-storey fall at Petco Park

U.S. 09/26/21, 20:38

A southern Californian woman and her 2 year-old son plunged to their deaths at a baseball game on Sept. 25. San Diego Police Department is investigating how a mother and her toddler fatally fell off the Petco Park concourse before the Padres game began. Thousands of fans poured into the venue ...

NBA rejects Andrew Wiggins religious exemption for COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. 09/26/21, 17:57

On September 24, a northern Californian athlete was barred from competitive basketball matches on his home court for being unvaccinated. The National Basketball Association (NBA) recently denied Andrew Wiggins's request for a COVID-19 vaccine exemption based on religious grounds. "NBA has reviewed and denied Andrew Wiggins's request for religious exemption from the ...

Toddler shreds $1060 parents saved to pay debt

Football 09/20/21, 16:37

Parents from Holladay, Utah, were stunned when their 2-year-old boy shredded their cash savings. That was the money they had been tucking away to pay for University of Utah football season tickets. Ben Belnap is an avid football supporter. However, he and his wife, Jackee Belnap, did not have much money ...

Dr. Fauci cautions about attending sports venues in the midst of Delta

News 09/11/21, 17:11

Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned that it is too soon to return to sports stadiums, which have been filled with people not wearing masks as the Delta variety spreads—despite vaccines demonstrating good protection against serious infection. “I don’t think it’s smart,” the White House chief medical adviser told CNN earlier this week. “Outdoors ...

Allison Williams leaves ESPN over vaccine mandate

News 09/10/21, 17:36

Reporter Allison Williams is abandoning her position with ESPN over the vaccine mandate, saying she would not take the jabs. The popular reporter was noticeably absent from television screens during the first week of the college football season. She announced on Thursday, Sept. 9 that she would not be covering any ...