• News

    Chicago officials put up a fence after the mayor scolded residents gathered at Montrose Beach

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot didn't hold back when she spotted large crowds gathered at Montrose Beach.

  • World
    The Telegraph

    Explosives expert: It's only a matter of time before human error leads to another Beirut blast

    One of the world’s leading experts on ammonium nitrate told The Daily Telegraph: “It’s only a matter of time before something similar happens again.” Vyto Babrauskas, a fires and explosives forensics expert based in New York, said that there were tens of thousands sites around the world where the chemical was stored unsafely. He carried out an investigation into a disaster seven years ago in West, Texas where 15 died. About 2,750 tonnes ignited to devastate Beirut on Tuesday. In the UK, it is legal to store up to 1,250 tonnes. In the Texas disaster, only 30 tonnes went up.

  • U.S.
    The Telegraph

    Children's author shot in his own home dies

    Tributes have been paid to a children's author and parish councillor who has died in hospital after being shot during a daytime attack at his Hampshire home. James Nash was shot in the head by his thatched cottage on Wednesday afternoon, with locals naming mechanic Alex Sartain as the attacker. Mr Nash, 42, lived at the property in Upper Enham with his wife Sarah, 40, who also suffered injuries. His family confirmed that Mr Nash had died from his injuries at Southampton General Hospital. Replying to well-wishers, his mother Gillian wrote: "Thank you very much for your comments. Very sadly I have to tell you that James Nash died of his brutal injuries. His father, his sister and I are in a total state of shock and grief. "We have lost a beautiful, talented son and brother and I know all who knew him would say he was the kindest, most caring person." Responding to one woman expressing her condolences, Mrs Nash added: "We will never come to terms with this evil." Detectives continue to investigate the shooting of the man, whose suspected attacker died in a police chase after trying to flee on a motorcycle. Phil North, leader of Test Valley borough council, said: "This is such devastating news, not just for his family and friends who will obviously miss him terribly, but for the whole community of Enham Alamein where he was a public representative. "He was such a kind-hearted individual and a proactive parish councillor who cared deeply for his community." Kit Malthouse, the Tory MP for North West Hampshire, described the death as "tragic and profoundly sad news". "James's family will be devastated and they are in all our thoughts tonight," he said on Facebook. "I know that Hampshire police are working flat out to try and understand what could have sparked this appalling chain of events, and I am grateful for their sensitive and professional handling of this deeply distressing situation. "James will be deeply missed by his community and the terrible manner of his death will be seared in the memory of everyone in the area. May he rest in peace." Online council records gave Mr Nash's address as Holly Tree Cottage in MacCallum Road, where the attack took place at about 3pm. Mr North earlier sought to reassure residents of the area, telling them officers were confident that Sartain, 34, was the attacker involved in the incident. Police have said, that while investigations are at an early stage, they "do not believe there are any outstanding suspects in this investigation". Sartain is believed to have initially fled the scene on foot before trying to get away on a motorbike, before fatally crashing on an A-road about three miles away from the shooting site after officers gave chase. He died at the scene and his next of kin have been notified as formal identification takes place, said the force. A Hampshire Constabulary spokeswoman said the force has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

  • Entertainment
    The Independent

    The Tax Collector review round-up: Shia LaBeouf film branded ‘atrocious’, ‘dreadful’ and ‘barely coherent’

    The Tax Collector, a new crime thriller starring Shia LaBeouf, has been ripped to shreds by film critics.The movie, which is written and directed by Suicide Squad’s David Ayer, follows LaBeouf and Bobby Soto as two enforcers for a crime lord who run into trouble when an old rival reappears.

  • World

    Vaccine Expert Has A Grim Prediction Of What Coronavirus Will Do 'For Years And Years'

    "Put your tray-table up in the upright and locked position. It’s going to be a very tough fall," Dr. Peter Hotez told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace.

  • Celebrity
    Women's Health

    Princess Charlotte Will Probably Wear Her First Tiara Long Before She Gets Married

    It could be the famed Cartier Halo tiara.

  • Health
    Woman's Day

    Seed Cycling Could Impact Your Hormones and Menstrual Cycle, But Is It Worth It?

    “If you have irregular periods, painful periods, PMS, heavy flow, menopause symptoms, PCOS, endometriosis, or are coming off of birth control, then seed cycling might be for you."