Why I left Milan for my dream job in Mogadishu

It must have been a pretty difficult conversation for Mike Nithavrianakis to have. The 56-year-old from Castle Douglas started work as the UK’s consul general in Milan in November. However, he has now left behind that role to become the new ambassador to Somalia, based in Mogadishu. The father-of-two said that while his family had … Read more

What does the latest Colorado River proposal mean for California, Arizona, Nevada?

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Facing the future with a dwindling Colorado River supply and intense pressure from the federal government, Arizona, California and Nevada have offered a plan to cut their water use significantly. The proposal announced Monday isn’t final. It calls for cities, irrigation districts and Native American tribes to accept federal money — … Read more

U.S. asks court to dismiss ruling against travel mask directive

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Justice Department on Tuesday asked an appeals court panel to vacate an April 2021 ruling that had declared unlawful a government order requiring masks on airplanes and other transportation modes during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the issue was now moot because the national emergency was now over. In January, … Read more

‘The Little Mermaid’ is back with a new look. Why that matters to these Black families.

What the new Little Mermaid adaptation means for Black children. (Image: Illustration by Aurélia Durand for Yahoo) “Boy, was I obsessed!” Mary Jorge says of seeing The Little Mermaid in the movie theater with her family for the first time back in 1989. “It feels like just yesterday. … I can’t believe it’s been over … Read more

Driver in car line at Fayette County elementary school pepper sprayed after collision

A driver in the student pickup line at a Fayette County elementary school hit several parked vehicles and “became unruly” before being pepper sprayed by a police officer Tuesday afternoon, the school’s principal said. Dixie Magnet Elementary Principal Cynthia Bruno said in a letter to families that while in the car line to pick up … Read more

Explainer-How could a US debt ceiling default hit regular Americans?

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) – What could happen on Main Street if Washington’s political showdown over the debt ceiling stopped the government from cutting checks that fund a quarter of the economy? Americans could quickly notice painful blows dealt to their retirement accounts as stock markets swooned, and within days the lack of federal … Read more