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"Freedom of speech does not mean freedom to lie." -- Michael Rivero
Conservators of the New Zealand Antartic Heritage Trust was restoring one of the exploration huts in Antarctica when they stumbled upon a box that held a remarkable treasure.
Inside the box were century-old cellulose nitrate negatives documenting the life of Antarctic explorers 100 years ago. Luckily, these never-before-seen negatives were preserved in a block of ice.
On April 17, 2015, a Coast Guard aircrew was doing a routine patrol over the Lake Michigan shoreline when they made an amazing discovery. The lake's water is so clear at the time as ice is gone for the season, giving the aircrew the opportunity to snap images of the many shipwrecks visible in the lake's crystal clear waters.
When the Romans pushed their way north into the German provinces, they built The Saalburg (circa 90 AD) fort to protect the boundary between the Roman Empire and the Germanic tribal territories. At its peak, 2,000 people lived in the fort and the attached village. It remained active until around 260 AD.
According to experts at the National Library of Wales, the photograph below is the first ever recorded photo of person smiling. The photograph is simply labeled “Willy.” It features a young man with close-cropped hair and dressed in fine clothing, including a collared shirt and jacket. Willy is looking at something amusing off to his right, and the photograph captured just the hint of a smile from him.
Lower Manhattan aerial, c.1947 (note: site clearance for Brooklyn Battery Tunnel lower left)
Called the "Big Maple Leaf," the 100-kilogram (220 pounds) coin was stolen from the Bode Museum in Berlin at around 3:30 a.m., March 27, 2017.
After the stock market crashed in 1929, many Americans lost their jobs and many families in America's largest cities were unable to pay their mortgages or rent payments. To avoid living on the streets, people built themselves small homes in public places. These shantytowns sprung up all across the nation and housed nearly 30,000 people during the peak of the Depression.
The Old Man of the Lake is a 30-foot tall tree stump, most likely a hemlock, that has been floating vertically in Oregon’s Crater Lake since at least 1896.
The stump is about 2 feet thick at the waterline and stands approximately 4 feet above the water, its surface has been bleached white by the elements and is splintered and worn, but still wide and buoyant enough to support a person’s weight.
On November 27th, 1944, a seismograph in Switzerland recorded the effects of a massive explosion in far distant England. At first seismologists thought it was an earthquake.
A Florida woman has been arrested and charged after her car caught fire with her unattended children inside while she shoplifted inside a mall in Oviedo, police said.
Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said although he is relieved lawmakers reached a resolution for the debt ceiling, it is “not good for the United States to go through this.”
The resolution “provided momentary momentum in the markets and allows us to face the real economic issues and real debt level issues ahead of us,” Moynihan told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
A climber died this week on Mount Rainier in Washington state, the National Park Service said Friday in a news release.
Branden Colvin Jr. walked the stage at his high school graduation Saturday to rounds of applause and shouts of “we love you.”
But one person wasn’t there to join in the celebration.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky used his daily address Saturday to thank troops on the front lines or battling to control the skies above them -- the fighters that would be particularly key in the rumored counteroffensive that Kyiv is expected to launch.
Fresh shelling from Ukraine rocked Belgorod overnight, the governor said in a video posted Sunday morning, as Russian dissidents ramp up pressure on the western border region.
Gov. Vyacheslav Gladkov said there had been Ukrainian attacks in several locations under his administration.
“The night was rather turbulent," Gladkov said. "There is a lot of destruction. There is no information about casualties."
Two Russian missiles struck an operational airfield near the central Ukrainian city of Kropyvnytskyi, a spokesman for the Ukraine Air Force said Sunday.
Four missiles headed for the airfield were intercepted, according to the spokesman, Yurii Ihnat.
The United States believes the highly anticipated Ukrainian counteroffensive will result in Kyiv taking back “strategically significant territory," Jake Sullivan, US President Joe Biden's national security adviser, told CNN's Fareed Zakaria.
The head of Ukraine's Land Forces said the country's troops achieved two small victories along the front line of the battlefield with Russia in the contested provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Ukrainian forces achieved two small victories in the country's east, the commander of the Ukraine's Land Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi, wrote on an official army website.
One of those included an advance of 400 meters (1,300 feet) toward the town of Svatove in Donetsk. Svatove sits along key Russian supply routes, so its capture would have important strategic implications.
Here are the other headlines from Ukraine:
A 10-year-old was arrested after stealing a car and fleeing Michigan police last week, authorities said.
On May 27, Saginaw County Central Dispatch received a call from OnStar, a connected service plan, reporting a stolen vehicle southbound on I-75 in Saginaw County, the Michigan State Police Third District said on Twitter Thursday.
"Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd revealed on the air Sunday that he'll be leaving the NBC political panel show after nearly a decade as host. Kristen Welker, NBC News’ co-chief White House correspondent, will succeed him.
Todd, 51, told viewers that "I've watched too many friends and family let work consume them before it was too late" and that he'd promised his family he wouldn't do that.
An error in India's electronic signaling system was blamed Sunday for sending a passenger train jammed with workers and students into a head-on crash with a freight train, triggering one of the world's deadliest train crashes in decades.
India's prime minister promised the "harshest punishment" for anyone found responsible in the Friday wreck.
Hospitalization risk exists as only 20% of US adults receive booster dose: ‘Uptake has been quite low’
Adults who aren’t current on their COVID-19 vaccine booster doses may have "relatively little remaining protection" against hospitalization compared to those who haven’t been vaccinated at all, suggests a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Deadline for bids is quickly approaching
A trio of brand-new Teslas that were sitting in shipping containers on a Chinese dock since 2010 are about to be sold for a record amount.
The ball girl could be seen crying
The French Open experience ended abruptly on Sunday for doubles players Miyu Kato and Aldila Sutjiadi.
The two tennis players were forced to forfeit their third-round match against Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic and Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain after Kato accidentally hit a ball girl in the neck with a ball after a point.
A California law upheld by the Supreme Court is putting 'very high financial stress' on pork producer, farmer says
A California law regulating the sale of pork, which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court, could cost pork producers millions, driving up the price consumers pay, an Iowa farmer told Fox News Digital.
Verbal altercation led to multiple offenders opening fire in shooting on Chicago's West Side, cops said
A 25-year-old woman in Chicago was killed in a shooting that left six others wounded, after an argument broke out early Sunday at a gathering to honor the life of a man killed in a car crash four years ago, according to police and local reports.
The recent debt-ceiling deal reached between President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy perfectly illustrates MAGA’s all-holler/no-action status. I have bad news for folks who invested in bright red “Make America Great Again” hats and devoted years of their lives to what former President Donald Trump routinely calls “the greatest political movement in the history of our country.”
Firefighters were working Sunday to contain a wildfire near Grayling, Michigan, that grew to more than 3,000 acres a day earlier, officials said.
The wildfire, which is now estimated to be 2,400 acres large, forced temporary evacuations and closed I-75 for most of Saturday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said in a news release.
Their messages echoed nearly identical themes: Unity, patriotism and American exceptionalism. Their objective was uniform: Defeating President Joe Biden and America's "woke" left.
Eight of the Republican Party's top presidential candidates stayed on message and avoided attacking each other Saturday at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst's annual "Roast and Ride" event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.