Climate change role clear in many extreme events but social factors also key, study finds | Climate crisis

Climate change is to blame for the majority of the heatwaves being recorded around the planet but the relation to other extreme events and their impacts on society is less clear, according to a study. “I think on the one hand we overestimate climate change because it’s now quite common that every time an extreme … Read more

Former Nazi guard Josef Schütz, 101, sentenced to prison

A 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard was convicted in Germany Tuesday of more than 3,500 counts of accessory to murder – becoming the oldest person to date to be held accountable for crimes related to the Holocaust. The Neuruppin Regional Court sentenced Josef Schütz to five years in prison, although he is unlikely to … Read more

How Democrats can capitalize on a radical Supreme Court

Which political party is worse? That’s the question voters will be grappling with this fall as they decide whether Democrats should continue to run Congress, or they’ve blown their chance and it’s time to give Republicans another shot. President Biden and the Democrats who have thin majorities in Congress have to explain 8.6% inflation, gas … Read more

Q&A: Ukraine’s Haidai on the battle for Severodonetsk, Lysychansk | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russian forces have taken control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, in Ukraine’s Luhansk region, delivering a significant victory for President Vladimir Putin, four months after he ordered his troops into Ukraine. The fall of Severodonetsk on Saturday came after the strategic city – with a pre-war population of 100,000 – endured weeks of … Read more

‘Stranger Things’ Season 4, Vol. 2 premieres, ‘Secrets of the Oligarch Wives’ documentary debuts, Imagine Dragons releases new album

The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for June 27-July 3, including the best deals we could find for each. (Yahoo Entertainment may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.) STREAM … Read more

Hurricane and typhoon numbers are decreasing, study finds, even as they become more destructive

But researchers said Monday they have constructed a clearer picture than ever, and found that the frequency of the planet’s most devastating storms has decreased over the past century. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that the annual number of global hurricanes, typhoons and tropical storms – or tropical cyclones, more … Read more

At least 50 people dead after 18-wheeler found abandoned in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Fifty people have died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer in the sweltering Texas heat, one of the worst tragedies to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the US More than a dozen people had been taken to hospitals, including four children. A city worker … Read more

Premarket stocks: Russia’s last default sparked a crisis. This time is different

But to put the event in context, we don’t need to go as far back as 1918. Instead, we can look to 1998. That’s the year Russia defaulted on ruble-denominated bonds, triggering a “Moscow meltdown” that infected markets around the globe. Quick rewind: In August 1998, following years of upheaval after the fall of the … Read more