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Feds: Man in Capitol attack tried to flee to Switzerland

Technology
A judge has ordered a Colorado geophysicist accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten outside the Capitol building detained after a prosecutor says he tried to flee the country and commit suicideBy LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated PressJanuary 22, 2021, 10:38 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW YORK -- A Colorado geophysicist accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten by an American flag outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was ordered held without bail Friday after a prosecutor said the man afterward tried to flee to Switzerland and commit suicide.U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Krause, based in White Plains, said during an electronic hearing that he found the alleged actions by Jeffrey Sabol, a 51-year-old born in Utica, New Yor
Wind fans wildfire in California canyons, residents flee

Wind fans wildfire in California canyons, residents flee

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Powerful winds have pushed flames through Southern California canyons as an out-of-control wildfire burns near homes, forcing residents to fleeBy CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated PressDecember 3, 2020, 9:57 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLOS ANGELES -- Powerful gusts pushed flames from a wildfire through Southern California canyons on Thursday, one of several blazes that burned near homes and forced residents to flee amid elevated fire risk for most of the region that prompted utilities to cut off power to hundreds of thousands.The biggest blaze began late Wednesday as a house fire in Orange County's Silverado Canyon, where gusts topped 70 mph (113 kph).“When crews arrived it was a fully engulfed house and the winds were extremely strong and they pushed flames
Displaced Armenians dig up graves of loved ones as they flee Nagorno-Karabakh

Displaced Armenians dig up graves of loved ones as they flee Nagorno-Karabakh

World
Imagine how it feels to be given two days' notice to pack up your home.The desperate situation follows a war which has already claimed the lives of your children and sunk your nation into a bitter defeat. Now, the hastily drawn up peace demands that your house be handed to the victors and it seems you were the last to know. Image: Some Armenians would rather destroy their homes than have Azerbaijanis live in them This is what is happening to ethnic Armenians in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, over which there has been six weeks of fighting.On a windswept farm above the village of Nor Seysulan, we met a mother who screamed out her fury. Her sacrifice in this war seems pointless and painful. ...
As wealthy families flee, New York City’s private schools brace for an uncertain fall

As wealthy families flee, New York City’s private schools brace for an uncertain fall

Finance
When the coronavirus crisis hit New York, many of the city's wealthiest families went elsewhere.Without knowing what the fall will look like, some are debating if they will return to New York at all, which could open up an unprecedented number of spots at even the most elite institutions, according to Emily Glickman, president of Abacus Guide Educational Consulting."In my 21 years of practice, I have never seen anything like this in terms of extreme levels of churn and uncertainty," she said.More from Personal Finance:Students still don't know what to expect this fallCollege-bound students to miss out on billions in financial aidAs college classes move online, don't expect a tuition discountUp until now, competition has been notoriously fierce at Manhattan's top schools, with families...
Volcano erupts near Manila; airport shut, villagers flee

Volcano erupts near Manila; airport shut, villagers flee

Technology
A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake has erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam, prompting thousands of people to flee and officials to shut Manila’s international airportBy AARON FAVILA and JIM GOMEZ Associated PressJanuary 12, 2020, 2:30 PM4 min readTAGAYTAY, Philippines -- A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting thousands of people to flee and officials to shut Manila’s international airport. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Taal Volcano in Batangas province south of Manila blasted steam, ash and pebbles up to 10 to 15 kilometers (6 to 9 miles) into the s