Officers were called to the scene of a bear disturbance in Traverse City, Michigan, where the animal was causing property damage near 9th and 10th Streets, according to the Traverse City Police Department.The bear was primarily interested in bird feeders and garbage, according to the department, who urged people to elevate their feeders and limit access to food. Police said they’ve reached out to the Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division to help with the situation.This video posted by the police department on September 19 shows the bear outside a home. Credit: Traverse City Police Department via Storyful
Boris Johnson tells his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that reducing use of coal is "not as painful as you think". He encourages Moon to join their alliance to end the use of coal and explains how important South Korea signing up would be.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fashion choices have generated a lot of commentary during her tenure(SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN FASHION DESIGNER GUIDO MARIA KRETSCHMER, SAYING:"And one has to say that she has now worn the trouser suit long enough for its revival. It was gone for a long time and now it is totally trendy again…"For 16 years, Merkel has met global leadersattended parliamentand gone about her businessin an array of smart colorful trouser suits(SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN FASHION DESIGNER GUIDO MARIA KRETSCHMER, SAYING: "What should she have worn other than her 'look' she was always with men, was she supposed to come in a skirt suit? I think it was good, the way she did it. Now she can wear her necklaces or hang out in her tracksuit or go wild if she wants.”She also made headlines wearing plunging necklines to cultural eventsMerkel once noted the hypocrisy in the sartorial scrutinyQUOTE: "For a man, wearing a dark blue suit for a hundred days in a row is no problem at all, but if I wear the same blazer four times in two weeks, citizens write to me." –Angela Merkel to Zeit newspaper, January 2019The woman from the former Communist Easthas done more than her detractors ever expectedand some even say that her feminine charm aided in dealings with world leaders(SOUNDBITE) (German) WOMEN'S RIGHTS ACTIVIST AND PUBLICIST OF 'EMMA' MAGAZINE, ALICE SCHWARZER, SAYING: "We are women at the end of the day. And she tried to downplay this as much as possible; with her dress style. Matter-of-fact, comfortable, jacket and trousers. Flat shoes. No false coquetry. And yet at the same time I find that she has a very specific charm. I would say she is somewhere between girl and comrade.”With days to go until the federal electionmany Germans have never known anyone except “Angie”
When a vehicle fire was reported in Chisago County, Minnesota, on September 5, the first responder on the scene was not a firefighter, but a very able sheriff’s deputy, bodycam footage shows.Deputy Finnegan – who was teased by the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office for listening to classical music in this newly released footage – is seen racing to the fire as he asks the resident if he has a tow strap. The deputy then empties an extinguisher on the flames, but the fire burns on.Finnegan then takes the tow strap and hooks it to the rear bumper of the vehicle, and hastily tows it away from the house so the home doesn’t catch on fire.Underneath the dramatic video of Deputy Finnegan in action, Facebook user Andy Marabella commented, “I would think having classical music probably eases the stress of the job a little.” Credit: Chisago County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful
Around 300 people, including many children, gathered in Killamarsh at a vigil to remember the four people who died in a house in the Derbyshire village. Terri Harris was found dead with her children, John Paul and Lacey – and Lacey’s friend, Connie Gent, on Sunday morning.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his rival, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole cast their ballots, Monday, in what final polls show as a tight election race. Opinion polls show Trudeau may cling to power but he looks set to lose what he had ultimately hoped for - a parliamentary majority... More power than his current minority government – which forces Trudeau to make policy compromises to govern and seek other parties’ support to pass legislation. It’s been a tough campaign for Trudeau, who was once seen far ahead in the polls.The Prime Minister triggered the election two years early, saying voters needed to weigh in on his left-of-center Liberal government's handling of COVID-19. TRUDEAU (SEPT 16): "The choices that leaders make in a crisis matter. Half measures won't do to fight this pandemic." But unhappiness about a snap election grew… and Liberal strategists now say it will be hard to win most of the 338 seats in the House of Commons.In recent days, 49-year-old Trudeau - whose government racked up record debt fighting COVID - focused on the need for everyone to get inoculated. Trudeau backs vaccine mandates, while his main rival O'Toole prefers rapid testing. O’TOOLE (SEPT 16): "Mr. Trudeau called an election that's costing us six hundred million dollars rather than keeping the Delta variant from spreading, rather than actually working together." If Trudeau’s party does fall short of a majority, it would represent a defeat that is certain to raise questions about his future.
The meeting of the Federal Reserve, the D.C. fight over expanding the U.S. borrowing ceiling, and the upcoming earnings season could all be flashpoints that help drive Wall Street into a full-fledged correction.Kapyrin took note that bitcoin was suffering an even bigger drop than the stock market, which he says means the cryptocurrency has failed to live up to bets that it would be a safe place to hide during turmoil.
As many as one-in-four UK households receive energy from providers that could face collapse as a consequence of soaring gas prices, industry sources have warned.
The price of gas has soared in recent weeks, putting several energy suppliers out of business and forcing some factories to stop production.
Princess Anne has visited the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show for its first ever autumn exhibition, after it was cancelled last year and postponed from May because of the pandemic. Speaking to guests at the event, the Princess Royal could be heard saying it was "lovely to come back".
"I have seen some of the footage. I don't have the full context. I can't imagine what context would make that appropriate," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters."I don't think anyone seeing that footage would think it was acceptable or appropriate," she said.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, was caught admiring a giant pumpkin as she attended the first autumn Chelsea Flower Show with her husband Prince Edward. During a tour of the Royal Horticultural Society exhibition, which this year focuses on the climate crisis, Sophie pointed to the gargantuan gourd and exclaimed: "Wow! You could sit in that." .
Leaf peepers got their first look at autumn foliage in central Colorado, only a few days before the official beginning of fall.These videos captured by Instagram user @mcsh.explore, who said she recorded it on September 19 on Colorado’s Weston Pass trail, show the fall colors.Autumn officially begins on September 21 as the sun crosses the equator, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Credit: @mcsh.explore via Storyful
A man in Bristol, England, was banned from driving and given a suspended jail sentence after his own dashcam showed him striking road signs and a parked car on August 12; his blood alcohol was more than three times the legal limit, police said.Avon and Somerset Police released the dashcam footage on September 20 and said the 56-year-old driver from Patchway, South Gloucestershire, pleaded guilty to driving while unfit through drink at Bristol Magistrates’ Court earlier that month.Police said a member of the public saw the man’s car hit a signpost, called police, and followed the driver back to his home. Officers arrived at the driver’s home minutes later and arrested him.“He was sentenced to a 12-week suspended prison sentence, disqualified from driving for 30 months, fined £576 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £128,” police said. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police via Storyful
The grandparents of two children found dead, along with their mother and another child, in Killamarsh, near Sheffield have spoken of their heartbreak as they laid flowers at the scene. Trevor and Debbie Bennett, grandparents to 11-year-old Lacey and 13-year-old John Paul said: "We're just heartbroken…they were well-mannered, beautiful little kids … I don't know how we're going to manage without them.".
Migrants in Del Rio, Texas, endured squalid conditions as the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday, September 20, requesting an emergency declaration of what he called an “ongoing border crisis” in the state.This footage, posted to Twitter by Julio Rosas, shows the conditions faced by the migrants – many from Haiti – under the Del Rio International Bridge.An estimated 16,000 migrants had arrived to be processed at the border by September 18, the governor said. The mayor of Del Rio, Bruno Lazano, issued a local disaster declaration on September 17, while the Department of Homeland Security announced a strategy on September 18 that includes deploying 400 additional agents to Del Rio to “ensure that irregular migrants are swiftly taken into custody, processed, and removed from the United States consistent with our laws and policy.” Credit: Julio Rosas via Storyful
At least two people were hospitalized on September 20 following a shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia, according to local law enforcement.The Newport News Police Department said the two people were “taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds that are not believed to be life-threatening.”This footage, taken around noon on Monday, shows law enforcement gathered outside the high school. Credit: Teetee Johnson via Storyful
Oozing lava stretched down a hillside in La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, on September 19, after a volcano erupted earlier that day.The eruption at the Cumbre Vieja volcano was reported around 3:30 pm local time on Sunday, prompting response from local government, firefighters, civil protection, and the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan).Between 5,000 and 10,000 people were expected to be evacuated from areas near the volcano, police said.Footage filmed by the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain on Sunday shows an aerial view of the lava flow as it burned trees, vegetation, roadways, and structures. Credit: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España via Storyful
"...it's the developed world that over 200 years has put the carbon in the atmosphere that is causing this acceleration of climate change. And so it really is up to us to help them," Johnson said.Johnson has called on wealthy countries to meet a pledge to spend $100 billion a year to tackle climate change as he prepares to host a United Nations summit starting at the end of October.
Boris Johnson has hailed the UK's AstraZeneca Covid jab as a "great vaccine" during a meeting with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who has previously shared vaccine-sceptic views. The prime minister urged people to get the jab, saying "I've had it twice", prompting his Brazilian counterpart to laugh as he wagged his finger, and responded "not yet" through an interpreter.