All times Eastern:Jan 24, 2:53 PM ESTUS considering sending Abrams tanks to Ukraine: OfficialsThe Biden administration is leaning toward sending M1A1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, U.S. officials have confirmed to ABC News. The U.S. could commit to sending between 30 to 50 tanks to Ukraine under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. He also expressed his frustration over Germany’s hesitation to send Leopard tanks Ukraine. In addition to the now 29 killed in the attack, more than 70 people were injured, Ukrainian officials said. The Ukrainian officials added that the mere threat of an assault from Belarus means that Ukrainian forces are “fixed” along the Ukraine-Belarus border.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, whose forces began an offensive in August, has vowed to take back all Russian-occupied territory. The crash came about a week after a Russian Sukhoi Su-34 crashed into an apartment block in the southern Russian city of Yeysk, near Ukraine, killing at least 15 people. Oct 22, 4:39 PM EDT33 missiles have been fired at Ukraine, air force saysThirty-three missiles were fired at Ukraine on Saturday morning, 18 of which were shot down, the country’s air force claimed. Other Russian officials though have suggested the evacuation is in preparation of Russian defense of the city. With the bridges destroyed, thousands of Russian troops risk becoming surrounded in Kherson city and cut off from any supplies.3 months ago Everett Post
Harry, 38, served as a British Army officer for 10 years. Harry Wales in the Army, he was deployed to Afghanistan twice, from 2007 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to 2013. He reportedly writes in Spare that he thought of the Taliban fighters as “chess pieces” being taken off the board at the time. The truth is what you’ve said; Our innocent people were chess pieces to your soldiers, military and political leaders. Afghanistan as Muslim nation will never forget such acts and will always defend its land.”Some former members of the British military are also speaking out about Harry’s reported revelations in his book.1 month ago Everett Post
(NEW YORK) — Family members of Irene Gakwa, a 32-year-old Black woman who went missing in Wyoming, are still seeking answers to what happened to her over 7 months into the search. Irene Gakwa moved to the United States from Kenya in 2019 in hopes of attending nursing school, her family says. It took her a little while to get used to everything,” Kennedy Wainaina, her oldest brother told ABC News. “We’re a very close family,” Chris Gakwa told ABC News. “I just knew he was trouble.”He says the couple had a rocky relationship and Irene Gakwa would call Chris’ wife when they were having issues.3 months ago Everett Post
(NEW YORK) — Students in K-8 schools in Texas are being sent home with child identification kits, meant to help identify kids in the unlikely event they go missing, get abducted, or are trafficked. Texas Senate Bill 2158 mandates the Texas Education Agency provide “inkless, in-home fingerprint and DNA identification kits” such as the kits from the National Child Identification Program to kindergarten, elementary and middle school students and their parents or custodians. In an email to GMA, the Safety Blitz Foundation said it had partnered with the state of Texas to send out more than 3.8 million child ID kits so far this year. Dallas Independent School District, the second largest school district in Texas, said it received 92,400 kits from the TEA and began distributing the kits this week. The timing of the kits’ distribution comes just four months after the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which resulted in the deaths of 19 students and two teachers.3 months ago Everett Post
Gonzalez’s death came less than one year after he announced he had been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. “I want to help other people and start awareness for young men to go get checked for colon cancer, to go get a colonoscopy. People at increased risk of developing colon cancer include individuals with a family history of colon polyps or colon cancer and those with bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. What are the symptoms of colon cancer? An individual with colon cancer may not always exhibit symptoms initially, according to the CDC, and they can vary.12 days ago Everett Post
(NEW YORK) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk has closed a deal to acquire Twitter, ending a monthslong saga that cast Musk as suitor, critic, legal adversary and ultimately owner of the social media platform. Roughly 10 days later, Twitter accepted Musk’s offer. Roughly two hours later, Musk said he was “still committed” to the deal. Twitter said it had provided Musk with information in accordance with conditions set out in the acquisition deal. Soon after, Twitter sued Musk in Chancery Court in Delaware to force him to complete the deal.3 months ago Everett Post
Videos of the blaze went viral on Chinese social media, showing firetrucks unable to get close to the flames. Many across the city questioned whether COVID restrictions had gotten in the way of first responders and left people trapped inside unable to flee. This was prominent in Shanghai, where many residents still harbor fresh memories of their messy two-month lockdown earlier this year. On Sunday, the protests spread to more cities including Beijing, which was entering a de-facto lockdown dealing with a fresh outbreak. On Nov. 11, Beijing had issued new guidelines to improve COVID measures, promising to lessen the impact of their restrictions.2 months ago Everett Post