'It Went Perfect.' A 97-Year-Old D-Day Veteran Just Parachuted Into Normandy — Again
For the second time in his life, Tom Rice, a 97-year-old from San Diego, has parachuted into Normandy. Wednesday’s feat, however, was a lot more joyous than his first jump three-quarters of a century earlier.
Rice’s leap was part of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion of the French region of Normandy that began on June 6, 1944, and marked a turning point in World War II. Among the commemorative events was a parachute jump, which included Rice and about 200 other parachutists.
“It went perfect, perfect jump,” he said, according to the Associated Press.
Rice jumped in tandem from a C-47 transporter Wednesday and landed in the same area as his first jump — outside the Normandy town of Carentan, the site of a key WWII battle.
Mexico dismantles three synthetic drug labs in Sinaloa
A combined army and police force on patrol in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa has dismantled three labs producing the synthetic drug methamphetamine.
Officials estimated the labs could produce 17 million doses of meth.
They said their discovery was the biggest blow to meth trafficking so far this year.
Crystal meth is a powerful form of amphetamine and can be smoked, snorted or injected by users.
YouTube moves to ban neo-Nazi, Holocaust-denying videos
YouTube says it is cracking down on hate speech on its platform, banning videos that promote neo-Nazi ideology or claim that events like the Holocaust never took place.
The move is expected to result in thousands of videos and channels being removed from the popular online platform.
But while the company will begin enforcing its new policy today, it admits that it could take months before all of the content is removed.
Ebola cases exceed 2,000 in DR Congo
KINSHASA (Reuters) — The number of cases of Ebola in eastern Congo has passed 2,000, government figures showed late on Monday, as the rate of new cases tripled and containment efforts faltered in the remote, unstable region.
Local mistrust of health workers and attacks on Ebola clinics by armed militias have contributed to an acceleration in what is now the second-worst outbreak of the virus on record.
The outbreak reached 1,000 cases in March, more than seven months after it was first detected in August last year. It took less than three more months to reach 2,000, according to Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry and aid agency figures. More than 1,300 have died.
Responders face twin obstacles: resistance from communities who believe that Ebola is a conspiracy made up by aid agencies and the government, and from armed groups seeking to stoke instability for their own gain.
Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei is hurting American chip firms
Several exchange-traded funds that track semiconductor stocks are sharply lower over the last month, performing worse than the Nasdaq Composite.
President Donald Trump’s administration has sought to cut off the supply of American technology, including chips, to Chinese tech giant Huawei.
Some Huawei suppliers such as Qorvo and Skyworks have downgraded their revenue guidance for the current quarter.
Qorvo 和 Skyworks 等一些华为供应商已下调了本季度的收入预期