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Treasure hunter admits to digging in Yellowstone cemetery while looking for Forrest Fenn prize

A Utah man who dug in Yellowstone National Park while looking for a buried treasure that captivated thousands pleaded guilty this week and faces possible jail time. Rodrick Dow Craythorn, 52, did not find the treasure buried by New Mexico art dealer Forrest Fenn a decade ago. Craythorn was indicted in September for digging in […]

Sport

Mavs’ Maxi Kleber enters quarantine; Dallas shuts down practice facility

Dallas already had Jalen Brunson, Josh Richardson, and Dorian Finney-Smith out because of health and safety protocols related to COVID-19 (they had stayed behind after a game in Denver to quarantine). Now another positive test has the Mavericks closing down their practice facility for a day (at least). Maxi Kleber, the Dallas big who had […]

Lifestyle

It was as if life started again’: terror attack survivors find new hope

For most of the world, 2020 was a year of disease and death. For Christine Delcros and Sebastien Besatti, survivors of separate terror attacks in London and Paris, it brought love and a desire for life – feelings they thought they had lost forever. “We know 2020 has been an annus horribilis for most people, […]

Business

Our workers need vaccines next, say BT and Royal Mail

BT and Royal Mail have asked the Government to prioritise their engineers and postal workers for Covid vaccinations after the most vulnerable have had their jabs, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. It is understood that Royal Mail executives along with representatives of BT’s infrastructure arm, Openreach, have called on Westminster to allow their thousands […]

Technology

Trump signs executive order blocking transactions with Alipay, WeChat Pay, and six other Chinese apps

President Trump has signed a new executive order prohibiting transactions with the companies behind eight Chinese apps, including Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent’s QQ and WeChat Pay. Transactions will be prohibited in 45 days. Reuters was the first to report the news. The full list of apps includes: Alipay, CamScanner, QQ Wallet, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, […]

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Republican AGs group sent robocalls urging march to the Capitol

An arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association, a national group representing the top law enforcement officers in their states, sent out robocalls encouraging people to march to the U.S. Capitol the day before the building was stormed by a pro-Trump mob. “At 1 p.m., we will march to the Capitol building and call on […]

Sport

Celtics to have nine out, minimum eight players active for game vs. Heat

Boston’s All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum was already out, having tested positive for the coronavirus. Now eight teammates are joining him, leaving the Celtics with the minimum of eight available players for their Sunday matchup against the Heat. This may not be only for the game against Miami: Boston travels to Chicago Tuesday, then returns home […]

Lifestyle

How we met: ‘She stood right next to me. I assumed she fancied my PhD student’

Although Chris Moulin and Céline Souchay met at a scientific conference in France in 1999, they didn’t make a lasting impression on each other at the time. “I remember that Chris had long ginger hair,” says Céline. “I asked him some questions about a presentation he gave, but couldn’t understand his response, because my English […]

Business

Chinese stocks ‘uninvestible’ after Alibaba founder vanishes

Short-selling guru Carson Block has warned that Chinese shares are ‘uninvestible’ following the disappearance of billionaire Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Block, one of the world’s best-known activist investors, said Ma’s disappearance is ‘just one of the reasons’ he is betting against Chinese firms. He said his main concern is dodgy accounting practices, but he also […]

Technology

Today I learned your Apple Watch can double as a vlogging viewfinder

The Apple Watch’s ability to act as a camera remote for your phone got a mention in its announcement keynote, so it’s been around a while, but I’ve only ever used it once or twice to take group pictures. Twitter user @PeterSciretta, however, has pointed out that you can also use it as a vlogging […]