European Union considers measures to control soaring energy prices

BRUSSELS – Faced with an “astronomical” rise in energy prices, European Union ministers will meet on Friday to discuss emergency measures to allow their nations to get through the cold months ahead without further social and economic upheaval. . The European Commission has asked countries to consider five immediate measures, including a plan to redistribute … Read more

Memphis shooting: Shooting leaves 4 dead, 3 injured, officials say, suspect is in custody

At least one of the shootings was apparently broadcast on Facebook Live, which ultimately led to the arrest of Ezekiel Kelly as a suspect in the shooting following a high-speed chase, the chief of the police said. Memphis police Cerelyn “CJ” Davis at a press conference early Thursday. The shooting began before 1 a.m. on … Read more

Four people killed in hours-long shootout in Memphis before arrest of 19-year-old suspect Ezekiel Kelly, police say

Police at the scene of a carjacking reportedly linked to a series of shootings on September 7, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee. Brad Vest/Getty Images Memphis, TN. – Police here say a man who drove through the city shooting at people, killing four, during an hours-long rampage that forced frightened people to shelter in place on … Read more

Japan’s Nikkei rises 2% in mixed Asian session after Wall Street rebound

Australia’s central bank pleads for slower rate hikes Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe said the central bank “acknowledges” that “the case for slowing the pace of interest rate increases is growing stronger as the level of the cash rate increases”. National Australia Bank economist Tapas Stickland said Lowe’s remarks could “signal a shift … Read more

Former President Obama jokes about infamous tan suit at portrait unveiling

And, Obama joked at the unveiling on Wednesday, no beige suit. “We’re not looking for a gestural moment,” McCurdy said in a recent interview with the White House Historical Association, which acquires and funds official portraits of presidents and first ladies. “We are looking for a more meditative or transcendent moment.” Dressed in a black … Read more

Hands-on with Apple Watch 8: so many new sensors

This story is part Focal Point iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice on Apple’s most popular product. Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 8 at the company show fall annual product event Wednesday. The GPS the version starts at $399 (£419, AU$629), while the cellular version starts at $499. It will be available … Read more

FDA advisers recommend approval of controversial ALS drug

Independent advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted 7-2 on Wednesday to recommend approval of an experimental ALS drug with strong support from patients and advocatesmaking it likely that the highly controversial treatment will be cleared by the agency within weeks. The vote was a stunning reversal from late March when the panel voted … Read more

Obama’s presidential portrait unveils speeches on democracy and tradition

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Former President Barack Obama and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, returned to the White House on Wednesday to unveil their official portraits at an event punctuated with jokes but tinged with history and politics. Greeted by Democratic President Joe Biden more than five years after Obama’s departure, the … Read more

Stockton sheriff’s deputy turns himself in after double murder

The intense manhunt for the Northern California sheriff’s deputy – the suspect in a bizarre double murder in which a husband and wife were shot dead early Wednesday morning in their home – has come to an end abruptly almost 12 hours later by a phone call. Devin Williams Jr., a deputy with the Alameda … Read more