STRONG EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTHWEST PAKISTAN KILLS AT LEAST 23

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 23 people as the death toll continued to creep higher. At least another 200 people were injured, an official said. The death tally was expected to rise even further … Continued

FACEBOOK SHARES DROP BY ALMOST 5% AND REDUCES CEO ZUCKERBURG’S WEALTH BY $6 BILLION. BUSINESSES ALSO SUFFER AMIDST GLOBAL OUTAGE

Facebook Inc.’s services went offline for as much as six hours Monday in an extended outage that disrupted access for users and businesses around the world and left the tech company flailing for a solution. The company apologized for the outage, which affected its core platforms and apps including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger—and which an … Continued

FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND WHATSAPP HIT BY GLOBAL OUTAGE

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for users across the globe, the social media giant said on Monday, as it worked on restoring the services after being hit by one of its longest outages. The disruption, which hit Facebook’s platforms minutes before noon, comes a day after a whistleblower accused the firm of repeatedly prioritizing profit over … Continued

MIYA’S FAMILY TO LOOK AT EVERY LEGAL REMEDY AGAINST APARTMENT COMPLEX – LAWYER SAYS APARTMENT EXHIBITED SEVERAL ACTS OF NEGLIGENCE

The family of Miya Marcano will be assessing all available legal remedies against the Arden Villas Apartment complex which they believe are liable in the recent death of the former BVI Prince and Princess contestant. This was announced during a press conference which was held by the family on Sunday October 3 in Orlando, by … Continued

PLASKETT’S PICK FOR U.S. ATTORNEY IN USVI NOMINATED BY BIDEN, EXPECTED TO REPLACE SHAPPERT

VI CONSORTIUM Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett’s pick for U.S. Attorney for the Virgin Islands, St. John native Delia Smith has been nominated by President Joe Biden, the delegate’s office has announced. Ms. Smith is expected to replace current U.S. Attorney for the USVI Gretchen Shappert, who was appointed in January 2018. Delegate Plaskett has … Continued

R. KELLY GUILTY OF 11 SEX CRIMES, INCLUDING SEX TRAFFICKING, FACES LIFE IN PRISON, “HE’S NOT UNLUCKY, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HE’S GUILTY”-ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY NADIA SHIHATA

Daily News R. Kelly’s stunning fall from grace came to its bitter end Monday as jurors found the notorious “Pied Piper of R&B” guilty at his Brooklyn Federal Court sex trafficking trial. The jury deliberated for a total of nine hours before reaching its verdict finding him guilty on nine counts that carry a maximum … Continued

CARNIVAL LOSES $2.8 BILLION BUT SEES SOLID 2022 BOOKINGS

Carnival Corp. lost $2.8 billion in the third quarter, but shares rose Friday after the cruise line operator said bookings for the second half of next year are running ahead of 2019 levels. Cruising investors are looking for any glimmer of hope for an industry that has been battered by the pandemic. Still, the short-term … Continued

TROPICAL STORM SAM FORMS

ABC 25 WPBF Tropical Storm Sam formed today Thursday. It is the 18th named storm of the season. Tropical storms Peter and Rose formed over the weekend, but have been downgraded to depressions. The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor one other disturbance that could become a tropical depression in the Atlantic. None of them … Continued