Israeli archaeologists find ancient comb with ‘full sentence’
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists say they have found an ancient comb dating back to Canaanite times and containing probably the oldest known complete sentence in an alphabetic script. The 3,700-year-old inscription encourages people to comb their hair and beards to get rid of lice. Experts say the discovery sheds new light on some of humanity’s earliest use of the alphabet. The sentence contains 17 letters that read: “May this tusk eradicate the lice from the hair and beard.” The everyday topic indicates that people at that time had problems with lice in everyday life – archaeologists say they even found microscopic evidence of head lice on the comb.
Latin star Bad Bunny wins Apple Music Awards after huge 2022
NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, the best Apple Music Awards went to three artists: Olivia Rodrigo, HER and The Weeknd. This year there is only one: Bad Bunny. The music streaming giant on Wednesday named the Puerto Rican superstar as Artist of the Year, thanks to his latest album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” which became Apple Music’s most-streamed album of 2022 and the biggest Latin album of all time. The music service said the winners will be chosen through a process that reflects both Apple Music’s editorial perspective and what customers around the world listen to the most.
Elon Musk Sells Tesla Shares Worth $3.95 Billion
Twitter’s new owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sold nearly $4 billion worth of Tesla stock, according to regulations. Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion, sold 19.5 million shares of the electric car company from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8, according to Tuesday’s filings. He sold $7 billion of his Tesla stock in August while working to fund the Twitter purchase he was trying to get out of at the time.
Police arrest man after eggs are thrown at King Charles III
LONDON (AP) – British police say a man has been detained after he appeared to throw eggs at King Charles III and his wife in the northern English city of York. The incident happened as the monarch and Camilla, the queen consort, entered York through a medieval gate on Wednesday. Video footage showed several eggs moving and being crushed to the ground. No one seemed to touch the royal couple. Several police officers could be seen with a man near a crush barrier. Britain’s PA news agency reported that he shouted, “This country is built on the blood of slaves” while he was being held.
Swedish reactor unexpectedly shuts down after turbine failure
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A reactor at a nuclear power plant in southern Sweden has been unexpectedly shut down after a turbine failure. A plant spokesman told Swedish broadcaster SVT on Wednesday that the reactor at the Oskarshamn plant had been disconnected from the grid and that issues are being resolved. No radiation leaks or other potential hazards have been reported. The outage comes at a critical time, however, as rising energy prices and supply difficulties make European countries struggle to ensure they have enough power for the coming winter. European energy exchange Nord Pool says it is unclear how long the Swedish reactor will be offline.
The split between Adidas and Ye lowers earnings prospects
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Adidas has slashed its full-year profit forecast to account for losses from ending its partnership with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West over his anti-Semitic comments. The German shoe and sportswear maker had previously said that ending its partnership with the Ye’s Yeezy brand would cost 250 million euros. As a result, it lowered its sales outlook for the year on Wednesday, halving net profit from continuing operations to EUR 250 million from EUR 500 million. The company had already lowered its full-year earnings forecasts five days before announcing its split from Ye. The company’s chief financial officer says the profitability of the Yeezy shoe partnership with Ye was “exaggerated.”
Cornell frat parties on hold; drug use, assault reported
ITHACA, NY (AP) – Fraternity parties have been temporarily suspended at Cornell University after reports that a student was sexually assaulted this weekend and four others have been reportedly drugged in recent weeks. Ivy League University leaders in New York state this week said all the incidents took place in homes affiliated with registered fraternities. Investigations are underway. A Cornell University police alert Friday warned of at least four incidents since Sept. 24, in which students reported becoming incapacitated while attending off-campus parties, despite having had little or no alcohol. On Sunday, university police said a student reported being assaulted during an event early that morning.
Epstein Victim Releases Claim Against Attorney Alan Dershowitz. fall
NEW YORK (AP) – A woman who recently settled a lawsuit against Prince Andrew over allegations that she was sexually trafficked to the British royal family and others by financier Jeffrey Epstein has dropped a similar claim against lawyer Alan Dershowitz, because she said she may have been mistaken. Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit against the prominent attorney was dropped in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday. In a statement, Dershowitz said she was pleased the claims were dismissed and Giuffre has admitted she made a mistake. He noted that no payments were exchanged in the settlement. In a statement, Giuffre noted that Dershowitz had consistently denied the allegations.
California hit by rain, snow, tornado on Election Day
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One person died and two others were missing in a raging stream channel when a powerful storm battered California with rain and snow on Election Day as a tornado touched down in Sacramento County. The National Weather Service said the tornado touched down a few miles outside the city of Galt at 1:40 p.m. NBC affiliate KCRA in Sacramento reported that a tin roof on a shed had blown off, cutting utility lines. No other damage was reported. In Southern California, a current in a canal in Ontario, a city in Southern California, has wiped out six people, killing one, the Ontario Fire Department said. Firefighters pulled three others out of the water and searched for the others. The storm arrived Monday and is expected to last through the middle of the week.
Greek museum displays first batch of artworks recovered from US
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For decades, a significant part of Greece’s cultural heritage shone only for the very few in the private collection of an American billionaire, until a groundbreaking deal for its gradual return to Athens. Now 15 of the prehistoric masterpieces have been on display for the first time in a temporary exhibition in Athens. This exhibition anticipates their final return, along with the remaining 146 works, by the year 2048. Greek opposition politicians and some archaeologists have said this is too long. But Culture Secretary Lina Mendoni said Tuesday the August deal — which also involved New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art — was the best possible Greece could get.
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