Mission: Impossible 7’s studio is suing its insurance company over an alleged failure to pay out COVID insurance money. Paramount lodged the case against Federal Insurance Company at a court in California. The production of the latest Mission: Impossible instalment – starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt – has been plagued by complications from COVID.
It’s one of the most amazing things to consider, yet we often gloss over it: Countless years ago, humans learned how to make fire. Ever since then, we’ve been burning stuff for energy (for heat initially, and more recently for electricity and to propel vehicles forward). At long last, we are in an era where
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St. Bernard Parish residents fill up their cars and gas cans as the Louisiana coast prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Ida on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in New Orleans. Chris Granger | The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate via AP Hurricane Ida temporarily shut down a critical swath of U.S. oil production and
In the end, it was the Taliban, with their volleys of gunfire, who announced the Americans had gone – uncomfortably apt really, given they have been calling the shots for the past few weeks. For days, in Washington, the US administration had refused to say quite when their Afghanistan withdrawal would be complete. For obvious
3:59 PM ET The UFC has rebooked Amanda Nunes‘ bantamweight title defense against Julianna Pena for UFC 269 on Dec. 11, the promotion announced on Monday. Nunes (21-4) was supposed to face Pena (10-4) at UFC 265 earlier this month in Houston, but was forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19. The UFC has
A policeman’s widow is increasing her pressure on politicians to make killing an emergency worker punishable with a mandatory life sentence, a year after launching her campaign. Lissie Harper was left bereaved when her husband, PC Andrew Harper, was caught in strapping attached to a car in August 2019 and dragged behind the vehicle. It
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released three reports showing record growth in land-based wind energy, significant expansion of the pipeline for offshore wind projects, and continued decline in the cost of wind energy generation — laying the groundwork for significant future gains as the Biden Administration pursues rapid acceleration of
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes leaves after a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, July 17, 2019. Stephen Lam | Reuters Nearly a decade ago, Elizabeth Holmes was proclaimed the golden girl of Silicon Valley, and briefly crowned America’s youngest female self-made billionaire. This week, she’ll walk into a San Jose federal
The US has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan after the last of its planes took off from Kabul airport. All its service members have now departed, bringing an end to a 20-year campaign that saw more than 2,400 Americans die – as well as tens of thousands of Afghans. General Kenneth F McKenzie announced the
While many people think of Gogoro as an electric scooter company, it’s perhaps more accurate to call Gogoro a battery-swapping network company that also happens to build fast and tech-savvy electric scooters. That’s because the company is becoming increasingly well-known around the globe for its battery-swapping system, especially now that those batteries are being adopted
A shopper walks past an ad for Apple’s iPhone 12 outside a store in Hong Kong on May 24, 2021. Budrul Chukrut | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Shares of Globalstar, a satellite services provider, soared 60% Monday following a report that the next iPhone will have the ability to utilize satellite communications.
An 11-year-old drummer from Ipswich has performed live on stage with her musical hero Dave Grohl in a thrilling climax to a Foo Fighters concert in California. Nandi Bushell described her experience as “epic” when she played on the band’s 1997 hit Everlong at The Forum in Inglewood. Following the realisation of her dream, Nandi
Ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are calling on the UK government to keep the £20 uplift to Universal Credit in place beyond the current October deadline. In a letter to Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey, they call for the policy to be made permanent and describe the change – which is due
The Chinese government has banned under-18s from playing online games for more than an hour a day, and then only between 8pm and 9pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. The ban will be enforced by online gaming companies which are now required to strictly enforce rules requiring users to register accounts with their
James Bond actor Colin Salmon has said he felt he was “slipping away” after becoming ill with COVID-19 – and has praised doctors for saving his life. His wife, Fiona Hawthorne, and their four children also fell ill with coronavirus. Salmon caught COVID on New Year’s Eve and revealed that without the treatment he received