Emilia Clarke Says Parts Of Brain ‘Missing’ After 2 Aneurysms: VIDEO

Actor Emilia Clarke is opening up about the harrowing experience she had with suffering two brain aneurysms in 2011 and 2013. The star, best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thronesshared the story during a recent interview with the BBC’s Sunday Morningdescribing the “most excruciating pain” she endured. … Read more

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UK weather turmoil spurs calls to adapt to climate change

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s record-breaking heatwave has spurred calls for the government to speed up efforts to adapt to a changing climate, especially after wildfires created the busiest day for London firefighters since bombs rained down on the city during World War II. The country got a break Wednesday from the dry, hot weather that … Read more

Economics of war: Pain for Europe now, later for Russia

Across Europe, signs of distress are multiplying as Russia’s war in Ukraine drag on. Food banks in Italy are feeding more people. German officials are turning down the air conditioning as they prepare plans to ration natural gas and restart coal plants. A giant utility is asking for a taxpayer bailout, and more may be … Read more

Biden’s realism approach runs head-on into liberal pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — On restoring access to abortion, President Joe Biden says his hands are tied without more Democratic senators. Declaring a public health emergency on the matter has downsides, his aides say. And as for gun violence, Biden has been clear about the limits of what he can do on his own. “There’s a … Read more

No major problems with ballot drop boxes in 2020, AP finds

ATLANTA (AP) — The expanded use of drop boxes for mailed ballots during the 2020 election did not lead to any widespread problems, according to an Associated Press survey of state election officials across the US that revealed no cases of fraud, vandalism or theft that could have affected the results. The findings from both … Read more

Italian Premier Draghi’s resignation is rebuffed — for now

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi offered to step down Thursday after a populist coalition partner refused to vote for a key bill in Parliament, but the nation’s president quickly rebuffed him, leaving one of Western Europe’s main leaders at the helm for now. The rejection of the tendered resignation left in limbo the … Read more

Biden delivers tough talk on Iran as he opens Mideast visit

JERUSALEM (AP) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday opened his first visit to the Mideast since taking office by offering anxious Israeli leaders strong reassurances of his determination to stop Iran’s growing nuclear program, saying he’d be willing to use force as a “last resort.” The president’s comments came in an interview with Israel’s Channel … Read more

Emmy surprises: ‘Squid Game,’ Dave Chappelle, ‘This Is Us’

NEW YORK (AP) – The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. “This Is Us” and “black-ish” will walk away forever limply and Nathan Lane made history as the most-nominated best comedy guest actor in Emmy history. Here’s our rundown. NOT JUST A GAME “Squid Game,” the brutal Netflix survival drama about … Read more

UN projects world population will reach 8 billion on Nov. 15

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United Nations estimated Monday that the world’s population will reach 8 billion on Nov. 15 and that India will replace China as the world’s most populous nation next year. In a report released on World Population Day, the UN also said global population growth fell below 1% in 2020 for … Read more