Nasdaq Jumps After Jerome Powell Signals Smaller Rate Hikes

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite jumped more than 480 points and stocks rallied Wednesday after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell signaled lower rate hikes are likely starting next month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 737.24 points, or 2.18%, to close at 34,589.77. The S&P 500 rose 122.48 points, or 3.09%, to close at 4,080.41, and … Read more

6-Pound Hairball Removed From Teen’s Stomach After She Plucked Her Hair, Ate It

Doctors in China removed a hairball weighing more than 6.6 lbs from the stomach and intestines of a 14-year-old girl who plucked and even her own hair. The unidentified teenager, from Xian in Shaanxi province, almost went bald because of her addiction to eating her own hair. She could no longer eat until doctors performed … Read more

3 Nigerian Stowaways Found Perched On Ship’s Rudder After 11 Days At Sea

Three Nigerian stowaway migrants were found perched on a giant ship’s rudder in Spain’s Canary Islands Monday after a grueling 11-day ocean voyage. The Spanish coast guard rescued the three men after the Maltese-flagged Alithini II reached Las Palmas port. The maritime rescue agency, known in Spain as Salvamento MarĂ­timo, shared a dramatic photo on … Read more

Russian Colonel Dies By Suicide After Losing 15kg Over ‘Impossible’ Military Tasks

A Russian colonel in charge of managing and training newly-conscripted soldiers has died by suicide after he was given “impossible” tasks by his senior officers. The widow of Vadim Boyko, the deputy head of the Pacific Higher Naval School, one of the Russian Navy’s two higher educational institutions, wrote an open letter to Russian President … Read more

Nebraska Forced To Cull Over 1 Million Chickens After Bird Flu Outbreak

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture says about 1.8 million additional chickens must be killed to stop the spread of the US’s largest bird flu outbreak in seven years. On Saturday, Nebraska health officials released a statement confirming the state’s 13th case of bird flu this year. Avian influenza is a highly contagious virus, spreading easily … Read more

9-Year-Old Child Dies After Choking On Chocolate In School

A 9-year-old child in India died by choking on a piece of chocolate, while in school Saturday. The victim has been identified by the local media as Sandeep Singh from the southern state of Telangana. Authorities said the boy was rushed to MGM Hospital in the city of Warangal after the chocolate got stuck in … Read more

No Response From Elon Musk After $600K Statue Surfaces In Austin

Billionaire Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk has not issued a response to a 12,000-pound metal sculpture of himself in Austin, Texas, that has his sculpted head atop the body of a goat riding a rocket. The sculpture was paid for by cryptocurrency enthusiasts and cost about $600,000, according to the Wall Street Journal. The … Read more

Courier Works Himself To Death After 7-Day Work Weeks; Found Dead In Delivery Van

A courier was found dead Wednesday in the United Kingdom, slumped over his steering wheel inside his vehicle after working seven days a week in the run-up to Black Friday. Warren Norton, 49, passed away after trying to deliver as many parcels as possible ahead of the busy celebration of the Black Friday holiday on … Read more

Drug Addict Brutally Butchers Family After They Gibe Him For Being Jobless

A 25-year-old drug addict murdered four members of his family inside their home in southwest Delhi on India Tuesday after he was allegedly angered by the insult he received for being jobless. The accused, Keshav Saini, killed his father, mother, sister and grandmother by stabbing them several times and slitting their throats, The Times of … Read more

Dow, Nasdaq Rise After Fed Officials Signal Rate Increase Slowdown

US stocks closed higher Wednesday after Federal Reserve officials signaled their willingness to slow the rate of interest rate hikes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 97.01 points, or 0.28%, to close at 34,195.11. The S&P 500 rose 23.88 points, or 0.60%, to close at 4,027.46, and the Nasdaq Composite rose 11.09 points, or 0.99%, … Read more