A father built his daughter a 50-foot pirate ship for Halloween

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A father in New York won Halloween by building a 50-foot long, 20-foot tall pirate ship that towers in front of his home in Rochester. “I have no background in this, I just do it for fun for my kids, and that’s what makes it so great,” Tony DeMatteo told CNN. “It’s also been a … Read more

Orthodox priest shot in French city of Lyon, assailant flees — police source

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The priest is seriously wounded, the police source said. The incident happened around 4 p.m. local time, the source added. French Prime Minister Jean Castex told reporters that a “serious incident” had occurred but that “we don’t have precise elements yet.” Castex also said a “crisis center” would be activated. France’s Interior Ministry tweeted that … Read more

Turkey earthquake: Search for survivors continues

The search for survivors in Izmir, Turkey continues after a powerful earthquake on Friday. Work continued through the night to search for survivors in buildings that were destroyed as a result of the earthquake. Around 100 survivors have been pulled out alive from the rubble so far, Turkey’s Environment and Urbanisation Minister Murat Kurum told … Read more

Ziyech grabs first league goal in Chelsea win

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Summer arrival Hakim Ziyech joined Chelsea from Ajax for a fee of £33.3m Hakim Ziyech netted his first Premier League goal as Chelsea cruised to victory over winless Burnley at Turf Moor. Making his first league start for the Blues, Ziyech wrong-footed Burnley keeper Nick Pope, expertly dispatching Tammy Abraham’s lay-off in the 26th minute. … Read more

Intel Iris Xe Max, Discrete GPU for Slim ‘Tiger Lake’ Laptops Announced

Intel’s 11th Gen Core ‘Tiger Lake’ CPUs are the first to feature the company’s new integrated Xe graphics architecture. Just as laptops built around these CPUs are going on sale in many parts of the world, the company has revealed that some of them will also ship with its first discrete GPU, the Intel Iris … Read more

More than 90 million pre-election ballots cast in the US

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More than 90 million Americans have voted so far with three days left until Election Day, according to a survey of election officials in all 50 states and Washington, DC, by CNN, Edison Research, and Catalist.   These votes represent almost 43% of registered voters nationwide. Fourteen states have seen more than half of their registered voters cast ballots already.  As pre-Election Day voting surges nationwide amid … Read more