Written by Amarachi Orie, CNNScientists in the United Kingdom say they have proven the authenticity of several Roman coins previously dismissed as forgeries -- providing evidence that an emperor disregarded as fake might in fact have been real. However, there were no other historical records to support that a Roman emperor named Sponsian ever existed, according to a press release. Their manufacture and style, including puzzling inscriptions, differed from the general style of authentic mid-3rd century Roman coins, according to the study. A pattern of wear and tear was identified on the Sponsian coin, suggesting it had been in active circulation. The coin was used to pay senior soldiers and officials in the cut off Roman province of Dacia, suggest the researchers.
November 27, 2022 04:58 UTC
The Osceola sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help locating a missing 73-year-old man. Herman McClenton went missing on Nov. 24 around 4 p.m. from the area of Secret Key Cove in Kissimmee. Deputies said McClenton is originally from the Eustis area and was visiting relatives for Thanksgiving when he went missing. Read: Florida woman stopped from driving vehicle into 5K runners during race, police sayAnyone who has information on McClenton’s whereabouts should call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 321-348-2222 or 911. Osceola Sheriff Marcos Lopez will be holding a press conference at 1 p.m. on Saturday to discuss this case.
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November 27, 2022 04:40 UTC
New York CNN —Customers who need flight information or want to make changes to travel plans can no longer call Frontier Airlines and speak to an agent, the company confirmed to CNN Saturday. Customers seeking help or information from the carrier must deal with an online chatbot, social media channels or WhatsApp. Customers who call the customer service phone number now are greeted with an automated message that says, “At Frontier, we offer the lowest fares in the industry by operating our airline as efficiently as possible. We also have a chat service available 24/7.”Its low-cost flight competitors, Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Airlines, still use call centers staffed by live agents. It’s no wonder Frontier wants to get rid of customer service over the phone.
November 27, 2022 03:43 UTC
Beijing CNN —Protests are erupting across China, including at universities and in Shanghai where hundreds chanted “Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” in an unprecedented show of defiance against the country’s stringent and increasingly costly zero-Covid policy. Protests broke out in cities and at universities across China on Saturday and early Sunday morning, according to social media videos and witness accounts. A security guard tries to cover a protest slogan against zero-Covid on the campus of Peking University in Beijing. “Open your eyes and look at the world, dynamic zero-Covid is a lie,” the protest slogan at Peking University read.
November 27, 2022 03:43 UTC
CNN —Almost two weeks after the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, police are still searching for clues and asking the public for help. Investigators are reviewing more than 260 digital submissions – including videos and photos – by the public to an FBI link, the Moscow Police Department said Friday night. Brad Little has committed up to $1 million for expenses related to the ongoing investigation, Idaho State Police Col. Kedrick Wills said during a press conference earlier this week. The murders are the first in Moscow since 2015 and have rattled the town and the university campus with 9,300 students. While students were on fall break this week, university President Scott Green sent a note to students and employees Tuesday about learning options.
November 27, 2022 02:50 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been arrested in the death of a 7-year-old boy who was struck by a stray bullet while washing his hands in the bathroom of his family’s westside Chicago home. Akeem Briscoe was apparently getting ready for bed on Oct. 26 when someone fired multiple shots in a nearby alley and a bullet struck the child in the abdomen, according to police. Investigators later learned that shots were fired from one group of people at another group in a car in the alley, police said. “They shoot at that group; obviously the bullet misses that group,” Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said. “There was nobody struck in that group, and the bullet goes through the window, striking the 7-year-old.”
November 27, 2022 02:28 UTC
Home / Section: Comic stripsComics’ Salute to Schulz – A Paean to PeanutsCelebrating the 100th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz birthday saw over 100 comic strips and panels pay tribute to the master cartoonist and creator of Peanuts. Garry Trudeau made sure a Peanuts related strip was rerun today. Pleasant ran story arcs leading up to today, and Adam @ Home had a couple days building up (heh heh) to today (thanks Chris). The web comics honoring the day and the man from GoComics include Back in the Day, Birdbrains(? Late add: JumbleLate add: Studio JantzeLate add: WarpedLike this: Like Loading...
November 27, 2022 02:08 UTC
CNN —Sebastian Junger is used to dodging bullets in war zones, so he didn’t expect to almost die in his own driveway. It was so dire, he needed a transfusion of about 10 pints of blood right into his jugular. A near-death experienceBesides making him an advocate for blood donation, the experience also caused the affirmed atheist to question what happens after death. And there was my dead father welcoming me, and I don’t know why.”The next day, an intensive care unit nurse told Junger he had almost died. That was the experience Junger seemed to have with his dead father.
November 27, 2022 01:52 UTC
By Ramishah Maruf, CNNCustomers who need flight information or want to make changes to travel plans can no longer call Frontier Airlines and speak to an agent, the company confirmed to CNN Saturday. Customers seeking help or information from the carrier must deal with an online chatbot, social media channels or WhatsApp. Customers who call the customer service phone number now are greeted with an automated message that says, “At Frontier, we offer the lowest fares in the industry by operating our airline as efficiently as possible. We also have a chat service available 24/7.”Its low-cost flight competitors, Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Airlines, still use call centers staffed by live agents. It’s no wonder Frontier wants to get rid of customer service over the phone.
November 27, 2022 01:51 UTC
And a freight rail strike could cost the US economy $1 billion in its first week alone, according to a new analysis from the Anderson Economic Group. But that’s nothing compared to what would happen with a prolonged rail strike. CommutingOnly the nation’s freight rail lines face a pending strike, but commuters would likely be affected, too. Many commuter trains travel on tracks maintained and operated by the freight railroads and passenger railroads expect they’ll have to shut down their operations once the freight strike starts. Many commuter railroads also move over freight rail lines and could not operate if a strike was called.
November 27, 2022 01:19 UTC
The 36th edition of Mexico’s Guadalajara International Book Fair has opened with Sharjah as its guest of honor. The “laudation,” or honorary speech about the winner, was given by the iconic Nicaraguan author Sergio Ramirez. More from Publishing Perspectives on the Guadalajara International Book Fair is here, more on the Mexican publishing market is here, more on the International Publishers Association is here, more on publishing and book awards is here, and more on world publishing’s trade shows and book fairs is here. Publishing Perspectives is the world media partner of the International Publishers Association. More on the still-ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on international book publishing is here.
November 27, 2022 01:14 UTC
Visit CNN Underscored’s Guide to Black Friday for wall-to-wall coverage of the best discounts to be found during the biggest shopping event of the year. Amazon Black Friday 2022: Featured deal 10:24 AM EST November 26, 2022 Ember 2 Temperature Control Smart Mug: Right now, you can save $30 on this convenient everyday device — and never sip on lukewarm coffee again. Black Friday has come and gone, but Amazon is still offering great deals on everything you might have missed during the main event. Think clothing, tech, beauty and more, plus holiday deals so you can save as you check off everyone’s wish list. Amazon device Black Friday dealsAmazon Black Friday tech dealsAmazon Black Friday appliance and smart home dealsAmazon Black Friday TV dealsAmazon Black Friday sleep dealsAmazon Black Friday kitchen and dining dealsAmazon Black Friday furniture, decor and office dealsAmazon Black Friday home improvement dealsAmazon Black Friday health dealsAmazon Black Friday beauty dealsAmazon Black Friday fashion dealsAmazon Black Friday travel dealsAmazon Black Friday outdoors dealsAmazon Black Friday toy and game dealsAmazon Black Friday pet dealsAmazon Black Friday holiday deals
November 27, 2022 00:49 UTC
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Saturday issued Venezuela General License 41, which authorizes Chevron to “resume limited natural resource extraction operations in Venezuela,” according to a news release from the Treasury Department. This is a 6-month license, and the US can revoke it at any time. “GL 41 authorizes activity related to Chevron’s joint ventures in Venezuela only, and does not authorize other activity with PdVSA. PdVSA is the state-owned Venezuelan oil and gas company. If the Venezuelan regime continues to take concrete steps toward reaching a negotiated solution, then future targeted sanctions relief is possible, according to the official.
November 27, 2022 00:42 UTC
Doha, Qatar CNN —The World Cup is well underway in Qatar, but issues surrounding LGBTQ+ rights for the Gulf state, world soccer governing body FIFA, teams and fans just won’t go away. Once outside Stadium 974, Kunkel put the rainbow-colored armband and wristband back on and walked through security. Kunkel then told CNN he was stopped four more times before being allowed to take his seat inside the stadium wearing the rainbow-colored items. Bengt Kunkel wearing the rainbow-colored armband inside Stadium 974 on Saturday, November 26. “It’s so annoying they do this,” Kunkel told CNN.
November 27, 2022 00:28 UTC
An ongoing outbreak of a deadly strain of bird flu has now killed more birds than any past flare-up in U.S. history. AdvertisementPelicans suspected to have died from highly pathogenic avian influenza are seen on a beach in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 24. CARLOS MANDUJANO/AFP via Getty ImagesThe migration of infected wild birds has been a major cause of the spread. Over the summer, avian flu also spread among seals in Maine, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration believed contributed to an unusually high number of seal deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the risk “to the general public” from the bird flu outbreak is low.
November 27, 2022 00:14 UTC