Man’s 63-month prison term matches longest for Capitol riot

A man who attacked police officers with poles during the riot at the US Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to more than five years in prison, matching the longest term of imprisonment so far among hundreds of Capitol riot prosecutions. Mark Ponder, a 56-year-old resident of Washington, DC, said he “got caught up” in the … Read more

Europe dials down its plans to ration gas this winter

On Tuesday, EU energy ministers agreed to a voluntary target to reduce gas usage by 15% between August and March 2023. That reduction is measured against each country’s average gas consumption during the same months over the previous five years. The EU Commission first unveiled the 15% target in its “Save Gas for a Safe … Read more

St. Louis: At least 1 killed as widespread flash floods caused by record rainfall

In St. Louis itself, more than 8 inches of rain had fallen from midnight to 7 am CT — already surpassing the city’s all-time one-day record of 6.85 inches set on August 20, 1915, the National Weather Service said. In the wider St. Louis area, about 6 to 10 inches of rain fell from midnight … Read more

EU Agrees to Curb Natural Gas Use: Live Russia-Ukraine War News

Video European Union energy ministers agreed on a deal that encourages members of the bloc to voluntarily cut their natural gas consumption by 15 percent in order to manage their dependence on Russian energy.CreditCredit…Virginia Mayo/Associated Press BRUSSELS — European Union energy ministers on Tuesday hammered out a deal to curb their natural gas consumption, finding … Read more

The IMF abaisse sa mondiale croissance forecast 2022 at 3.2%

The Russian economy is sort of mieux que prevu des sanctions, souligne notamment l’organisation internationale. The world economy is prized in a tempête of shocks and uncertainties, alors qu’elle tentait de se relieve du Covid-19, selon the IMF, qui a révisé mardi en baisse ses prévisions de croissance et alerte sur les nombreux risques en … Read more

Kyler Murray ‘Homework’ Clause in His Contract Leads to Memes, Mocking, Amazement

1. We need to thank the Cardinals for giving us a gift. This is a slow time for content, especially NFL content, but on Monday, we were treated to one of the most surreal stories of the summer. News broke that as part of Kyler Murray’s new five-year, $230 million contract, with $160 million guaranteed, … Read more

Big Ten could expand beyond additions of USC, UCLA, says commissioner Kevin Warren, if it adds ‘additional value’ to conference

INDIANAPOLIS — Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren said further expansion beyond USC and UCLA is possible, if done for the right reasons, and the league will take a “bold” approach toward major changes in college athletics. USC and UCLA, which are set to join the Big Ten for the 2024 season, will receive full revenue … Read more