Hot air balloon crash-lands into a crowd at a Missouri festival, injuring one

(CNN)Festivities at a hot air balloon festival in Missouri abruptly turned into fright as one of the balloons botched its landing and crashed into crowd of spectators. Stephanie Haught said she barely got out of the way before the balloon crashed. In a video she posted to Facebook, the balloonist is seen waving for people to get out of the way as the balloon descends. Another event attendee told KHQA the basket hit the ground right behind him and “ran over his mother.” Other than a small cut on her finger his mother is fine, he said. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Mike Pence won’t say if he views climate crisis as threat to US

Washington (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday wouldn’t say if he views the global climate crisis as a threat to the United States. When pressed again on whether he believes the climate crisis is a threat, Pence said, “I think the answer to that is going to be based upon the science.” “Well the science says yes,” Tapper said. “I’m asking you what you think.” “Well, there’s many in the science that debate that,” Pence said. Tapper responded, “The science community in your own administration — at (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), at the (Director of National Intelligence) — they all say it’s a threat. But you won’t, for some reason.” Pence said, “What we’ve said is that we are …

Failed coup sees Ethiopia army chief shot dead by bodyguard

(CNN)A failed coup in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara regional state government led to four people being killed, including Ethiopia’s Army Chief of Staff and the head of an important region, the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s confirmed Sunday. Army Chief of Staff General Seare was coordinating a response to the attack in Amhara when he was killed, the Prime Minister’s press secretary Billene Seyoum told CNN Sunday. Abiy blamed the attempted coup on a Brigadier General named Asaminew Tsige and others. Tsige has been serving as the regional government’s Peace and Security Bureau head after being given amnesty and released from prison last year. The situation in the Amhara — located in northwestern part of Ethiopia and is one of …

Jesuit high school stripped of ‘Catholic’ label over gay teacher, Indianapolis Archdiocese says

Bishop Charles Thompson speaks after he is introduced as the new archbishop of Indianapolis in Indianapolis in June 2017. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis says it no longer will recognize a Jesuit high school as Catholic because it refuses to fire a teacher who’s in a same-sex marriage.  SUPREME COURT RULES PEACE CROSS WAR MEMORIAL CAN STAND The school didn’t fire the teacher as he doesn’t teach religion and “is a longtime valued employee of the school.” The teacher wasn’t identified. The school will appeal the archdiocesan decision and is prepared to go to the Vatican if necessary, Paulson said. “Brebeuf’s administration and Board of Trustees have determined that following the Archdiocese’s directive would not only violate their informed conscience on …

Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson reunite at Royal Ascot

Britain’s Prince Andrew, second right, and Sarah, Duchess of York, arrive during day four of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, England. (Adam Davy/PA via AP) Their romance began at the Royal Ascot in 1985, and they later got married at Westminster Abbey on July 23, 1986. PRINCE PHILIP ADVISED PRINCE HARRY NOT TO MARRY MEGHAN MARKLE, SAYS REPORT The couple divorced after 10 years of marriage in 1996, but have remained close friends and united co-parents to their grown daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. Prince Andrew, right, and Sarah, Duchess of York, share two daughters together.  (Adam Davy/PA via AP) Rumors surfaced in April that the exes are thinking about getting back together, but a source close to the family …

Missouri’s lone abortion clinic loses license to perform procedure

Earlier this month, anti-abortion advocates gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. Missouri’s only abortion clinic. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) The Missouri health department notified Planned Parenthood the license would not be renewed because it had failed to correct 30 deficiencies identified by the department during inspections, Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, said at a press conference. Additionally, health department investigators said the clinic was responsible for three “failed abortions” requiring additional surgeries and a fourth that led to life-threatening complications for the mother, The Associated Press reported this week, citing a now-sealed court filing. The state agency allowed the clinic’s license to lapse as of June 1, but St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer …

MTV Movie & TV Awards 2019: See the full list of winners

(CNN)The MTV Movie & TV Awards celebrated the best on-screen work of the past year on Monday night. “Shazam” star Zachary Levi hosted the show. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was awarded the Generation Award, and Jada Pinkett Smith was honored with the Trailblazer Award. Ruth Bader Ginsburg received nominations for best real-life hero, and was also nominated in the best documentary category, as well as most meme-able moment, and best fight, for the legal effort portrayed in the documentary “RBG.” (“RBG” was produced by CNN Films.) She won for Best real-life hero. See below for a full list of winners. Best movie “Avengers: Endgame” *WINNER “BlacKkKlansman” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” “Us” Best show …

Teen survives 10-inch knife lodged in face: ‘It could have been the end of me’

(CNN)When Dr. Koji Ebersole laid eyes on the boy whose face was impaled on a 10-inch knife, the neurosurgeon thought, “here we go again.” Boy survives falling onto meat skewer A medical team at the University of Kansas Health System then operated on Xavier and removed the skewer. “I think going through Xavier’s case helped us a lot for this one,” Ebersole, who’s also an associate professor at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, said of treating Eli. “At the time of Xavier’s case, nothing like that had been seen at our hospital amongst the personnel that were involved,” he said. “This is supposed to be once in a career.” In the Kansas countryside, Eli was playing outdoors with …

Ministers ‘reject fast fashion impact advice’

Among the proposals from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) were: A 1p charge per garment on producers to fund better recycling of clothes; Ban on incinerating or landfilling unsold stock that can be reused or recycled instead; Mandatory environmental targets for fashion retailers with a turnover above £36 million; Tax changes to reward reuse, repair and recycling – to support responsible fashion companies. The EAC’s chair, Labour MP Mary Creagh, said: “Fashion producers should be forced to clear up the mountains of waste they create. Small changes you can make for a greener life Fast fashion is harming the planet, MPs say Call for ‘1p a garment’ fast fashion charge Can we make fashion greener? “The government is content to …

CVS investing $10 million to fight e-cigarette use among teens

(CNN)E-cigarette use among teems is up. CVS is about to invest $10 million to try to reverse the trend. The rise of vaping The 2011-2018 National Youth Tobacco survey — a report put out in February by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration — estimated there was a 1.3 million increase in teen tobacco users from 2017 to 2018, all of which was linked to teen use of e-cigarettes, often called vaping. The rise was so significant that it has wiped out any progress in declining youth tobacco use in recent years, according to the report The increase in vaping was the single biggest jump in teen use of a tobacco product …

Anthony Davis is joining forces with LeBron James, as Pelicans and Lakers reportedly agree to trade

(CNN)Anthony Davis is on the move, and he’s joining forces with LeBron James in Hollywood. But right now, the focus is on Los Angeles. The trade instantly takes the Lakers from laughing stock to a potential title contender next season. “AD on da way!!” James wrote on Instagram. He later added in the post, “Let’s get it bro! Just the beginning.” Davis, James share the same agent Davis and James share the same agent in Rich Paul. In January, Davis informed the Pelicans that he would not sign a contact extension with the team and wanted to be traded, Paul told Wojnarowski at the time. He can become a free agent in the summer of 2020, and Davis plans to …

Plus-size mannequins reveal our warped perception of ‘normal’

(CNN)Nike has introduced so-called “plus-size” mannequins at its flagship London store. They have been pictured in the shop wearing black crop tops and leggings, which has already prompted disgust from some who claim that their presence “celebrates obesity” and promotes a “dangerous lie.” The message that these underweight mannequins have been sending women for the last few decades is that they must be critically thin in order to look good in clothes or be considered attractive. This reinforces an undercurrent of negative pressure on women which, even if it does not result in damaging weight loss, can have a huge impact on self-esteem and body image. Woman shuts down body shamer on flight Promoting the thin ideal in sportswear shops …

Suspected Christchurch Gunman Pleads Not Guilty To Mosque Massacre

The suspect in the massacres at two New Zealand mosques pleaded not guilty on Friday local time to all charges related to the mass shooting. Brenton Harrison Tarrant pleaded The Guardian reported according to The Washington Post. This is the suspect’s third formal court appearance since the March 15 attacks on Al Noor and Linwood mosques. He was charged at his last appearance in April with 50 counts of murder and 39 of attempted murder, but the charges were amended after the . The suspect is the first person to be charged under New Zealand’s Terrorism Suppression Act of 2002, which was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States. appears to be a white supremacist reportedly …

Toronto Raptors President Shoved And Hit Deputy, Sheriff Says

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri pushed and struck a sheriff’s deputy while attempting to reach the court to celebrate his team’s NBA championship on Thursday in Oakland, California, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6, the sheriff’s office told HuffPost. The sheriff’s office is investigating a possible misdemeanor charge of battery of an officer, and the district attorney is reviewing the matter, Kelly said. Ujiri was not arrested and was permitted to return to Canada if he chooses. A video obtained by NBC Bay Area showed the apparent aftermath of the clash in which another man tries to restrain an officer or security guard from continuing the encounter. Ujiri is eventually …

Hailie Deegan has no regrets about spinning her teammate for third NASCAR win

(NASCAR) The 17-year-old Deegan posted a video to Twitter afterward in which she said it was the “most scrappy, hard racing race” she’d ever been in. Deegan became the first female to win a race in the series last year when she made a similar move on her former teammate Cole Rouse in Idaho. Deegan added  “I don’t regret it. I am sorry that he [Kraus] spun out. Bt this thing’s been blowing up and people are turning on me. And I get that not everyone’s going to like me. I get that. That’s life,” RacingNews.co reported. “I’m sorry to Derek. These next couple races are going to be tough ones. People are going to be taking swings at me. I’m ok with …

People smoked pot to get high 2,500 years ago, study says

The burners all carried a mystery residue, which a chemical test soon revealed to be cannabis. “To our excitement, we identified the biomarkers of [cannabis],” study co-researcher Yimin Yang, a professor in the department of archaeology and anthropology at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, told reporters at a news conference. [25 Odd Facts About Marijuana] Researchers have known for decades that ancient people in eastern China cultivated cannabis as long ago as 3500 B.C. But this cannabis was grown as an oil-seed and fiber crop, and so it had low psychoactive properties. In other words, the ancient people harvesting cannabis for these purposes probably weren’t smoking or ingesting it for its high. The cannabis residues found in the braziers, …