Emergency services were called to Heathrow Airport after two commercial passenger planes "scraped into each other". The incident took place at some point around 8pm tonight (September 28). Heathrow Airport officials confirmed to the Daily Star that the crash took place, but did state that it wasn't a "full on" collision. READ MORE: 'Missing' Liz Truss told to 'come out of hiding' over fears she'll 'crash the economy' Images from the scene confirm that it was an Icelandair Boeing 757-308 which was scraped at the rear by a Korean Air plane. A passenger on the Korean Air flight told the Daily Star: "I was watching out the window thinking we were awful close to the tail for a parked plane. "And then it looked like we grazed it. "The captain hasn't really told us much except we are going back to the gate due to a technical issue. "But the last communication was about 45 mins ago." He added: "The crew are keeping quiet. "They are waiting for the captain - there … [Read more...] about Planes at Heathrow Airport collide as emergency services flood tarmac
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The Wessexes belong to the most famous family in the world, but they are described as the 'most normal' of all the royals. Sophie , 57, and Prince Edward , 58, have been married since 1999, and share two children, Lady Louise Windsor, 18, and James, Viscount Severn, 14. Living near Windsor Castle, in a picture of domestic family bliss, Edward is the only one of the late Queen’s children not to have got divorced. READ MORE: Meghan Markle hoping to 'reconnect with King Charles' after 'UK award rumours' Kate and William are said to admire how the pair raised their children out of the public eye, despite their couple being full-time working royals , in a bid to prepare them for a future not already established for them. It was only recently that the children made a rare public appearance as they stood guard around their great-grandmother's coffin for a vigil in Westminster Hall. Their family has remained largely out of the spotlight, but this could change … [Read more...] about Inside the UK’s ‘most normal’ Royal Family – with garden centre job and no royal titles
By Sam Cabral Published 5 days ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics US Capitol riots A former US Army reservist and alleged Nazi sympathiser has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in last year's Capitol riots. Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, 32, was a Navy contractor who held a government security clearance when he joined the storming of Congress in January 2021. A jury convicted him in May on five counts, including a felony charge for obstruction of an official proceeding. More than 900 people have been charged over their involvement in the attack. Hale-Cusanelli, who was the seventh riot defendant to go on trial, is among a handful of accused who were on active duty in the military when he joined other Trump supporters in raiding Congress as it met to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. Prosecutors … [Read more...] about ‘Hitler moustache’ Capitol rioter sentenced to four years
William "Bill" Plante, one of the longest-serving White House broadcast journalists in history, died of respiratory failure on Wednesday, according to his family. The award-winning CBS correspondent was 84 years old and lived in Washington, D.C. Plante retired from CBS News as senior White House correspondent in 2016 after 52 years with the news division. He served four tours in Vietnam – with award-winning reporting on the fall of Saigon and Cambodia – covered the civil rights movement, all the presidential elections from 1968 to 2016, and was the anchor of the "CBS Sunday Night News" from 1988 to 1995. "He was brilliant, as a reporter and as a human being," said 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, who covered the White House with Plante for 10 years. "There wasn't anything Bill didn't excel at in our profession: he was a gifted writer, a first-class deadline maker and a breaker of major stories. He'll be remembered for his reports from the White House lawn, his booming voice … [Read more...] about Bill Plante, legendary CBS News White House correspondent, has died at 84
Ella Bates-Hermans The notion of “free” childcare is a myth. Early childhood education is not just expensive – it can even be difficult to find a spot in a quality centre. National Correspondent Michelle Duff reports in the latest from an investigation into childcare . She’s working 16-hour shifts to support her family, but nurse Maima Tapumanaia can’t sleep for worrying about who will care for her youngest baby. “My heart is thumping, I’m just terrified,” says Tapumanaia, watching Litia, 23 months, happily playing in the sandpit on the closing day of her current child care centre. “She’ll be the youngest at her new place, there’s just two teachers in between 20 kids, and I can’t start her there for three weeks,” she says. “I can’t work at all, but I can’t lose my job. I don’t know what we’ll do.” READ MORE: 'When will you be home, daddy?': The hard-working fathers struggling to see their babies 'We’re surviving, I wouldn’t say we’re thriving': What parenting … [Read more...] about She works 16-hour shifts looking after the sick. Why won’t anyone take care of her baby?
Many American schools are failing to provide all students with a quality education, and policy makers don’t seem to know what to do about it. Even before schools closed during the pandemic, 30 percent of graduating seniors failed to reach a basic level of competency in reading, and 40 percent failed to do so in math, according to national data . Performance gaps across race and socioeconomic status in both subjects have persisted to some degree for decades. Meanwhile, teachers are among the most stressed-out workers in America, and though concerns about educators leaving in droves have yet to materialize , the number of young people entering the profession has been dwindling for years. Over the past two decades, government officials have made various attempts to improve the state of American education— ramping up standardized testing , expanding charter schools , and urging states to adopt uniform benchmarks for student achievement —to little avail. Perhaps … [Read more...] about American Family Policy Is Holding Schools Back
By Mike Wendling Published 20 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics US Capitol riots Members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group, are on trial in one of the most high-profile cases stemming from the 6 January 2021 attack on the US Capitol. The group's leader, Stewart Rhodes, is charged, along with four others, with seditious conspiracy - plotting to oppose the transfer of presidential power. All have pleaded not guilty. Here's what you need to know about the case. Who are the Oath Keepers? A pro-gun, anti-government group launched in 2009, the Oath Keepers began with a rally in Lexington, Massachusetts - site of one of the first battles in the Revolutionary War. Its founder, Mr Rhodes, is a former US Army paratrooper who studied at Yale Law School and was once an aide to libertarian Republican congressman Ron Paul … [Read more...] about January 6th Capitol riot: Who are the Oath Keepers and why are they on trial?
Democratic Governor of California Gavin Newsom signed a slew of abortion-related bills on Tuesday, attempting to set his state further apart from areas that have taken action to protect the lives of the unborn. “With today’s abortion expansion, Gavin Newsom continues his shadow campaign for president. By signing these 13 bills from the Future of Abortion Council, Newsom hopes to secure his spot in the White House at the expense of women and their unborn children,” California Family Council President Jonathan Keller said in an emailed press release to The Daily Wire. “Governor Newsom tells pregnant women California has their back, but only if they choose to end their pregnancies. This package provides NO care for women who choose to keep their children. Gavin’s not pro-choice; he’s no choice,” he added. Some of the bills are part of Newsom’s determination to make the Golden State a sanctuary state for abortion so that women will travel to the West Coast to get the … [Read more...] about Newsom Signs Onslaught Of Pro-Abortion Bills | The Daily Wire
Niuhi Von Nida, 33, set up his business after being asked by a friend if he would pretend to be her boyfriend when she was being harassed on a night out. Soon, the word spread and he would charge a flat rate of $30 for two hours—with overtime at $10 an hour—to be the perfect boyfriend. There was no romance involved—his duties would involve looking after drinks, making sure his clients weren't hassled, and even walking them to their taxis. He'd also simply pose as their boyfriend to ward off any unwanted attention. Von Nida, originally from Hawaii but now living in Edwardsville, Illinois, ran the unique business for 3 years between the ages of 23-26 while studying at college. He even had business cards made advertising his unusual business. Von Nida, who describes himself as queer, said he saw himself as more of a bodyguard due to the fact there was no romantic aspect involved. "What they were paying for was safety, and the ability to have a fun night out without being … [Read more...] about Man who worked as a “boyfriend-for-hire” gives career advice
Ukrainian officials warn Russia is planning major cyber attacks that could take down its power system. They also say neighbours including Poland and the Baltic states could experience an increase in infrastructure-targeting denial of service (DDoS) attacks . ‘By the cyberattacks, the enemy will try to increase the effect of missile strikes on electricity supply facilities, primarily in the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine ,’ an intelligence advisory warned on Monday. ‘The occupying command is convinced that this will slow down the offensive operations of the Ukrainian Defence Forces.’ In 2015 and 2016, two Kremlin-linked cyberattacks took out the country’s power grids . The first adapted existing Russian-developed malware, while the second used entirely new malware. Ukraine’s power network has long been considered vulnerable to Russian attacks, in part because it was built during the Soviet era and has since been upgraded with Russian tech. … [Read more...] about Ukraine thinks Russia is about to hit it with ‘massive’ cyber attacks