Man arrested in connection to stabbing of British lawmaker

Police confirm they have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing today in Essex, UK.  “A man’s been arrested following an incident in #LeighonSea,” Essex police wrote in a tweet. “We were called to reports of a stabbing in Eastwood Rd North shortly after 12.05pm. A man was arrested shortly after & we’re not looking …

Read more

Live updates: David Amess stabbed

A British lawmaker in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruling Conservative Party has been stabbed several times at a meeting in his constituency, east of London. David Amess, 69, who represents Southend West in Essex, was stabbed at around midday local time at a meeting being held at a Methodist Church by a man who walked …

Read more

Goldman Sachs’s profit surges on record merger activity.

Goldman Sachs joined the rest of the country’s biggest banks in reporting profits that beat expectations, fueled by hot markets for stocks and corporate deals. The Wall Street giant’s earnings rose to $5.38 billion, or $14.93 a share, for the three months ending in September. Investment bankers advising on mergers and acquisitions brought in a …

Read more

Opinion | A Crypto Optimist Meets a Crypto Skeptic

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ I’ve been wanting to explore the world crypto and blockchain technologies could build on the show for a while. In certain ways, I’m an optimist: I think these technologies matter, and many of them will work. In other ways, I’m a skeptic: I’m unconvinced that their wide adoption will …

Read more

At least 30 killed as explosion rocks mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

“Terrorism continues in Afghanistan with at least 30 killed, scores injured, in suicide attack at Kandahar’s largest Shia mosque,” UNAMA said. The United Nations “condemns (the) latest atrocity targeting a religious institution & worshippers. Those responsible need to be held to account,” the mission added on Twitter. Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid also condemned the incident …

Read more

Retail sales jump in September as consumers spend more and prices rise.

Retail sales rose in September, the Commerce Department reported Friday, a second-straight month of gains as consumer spending dodged a hit from rising prices and widespread supply-chain disruptions. The 0.7 percent increase in sales last month, which followed a 0.9 percent increase in August, was better than economists had expected. Along with the uptick in …

Read more

Queen Elizabeth calls lack of climate action ‘irritating’

The British monarch made the remarks on Thursday during a conversation at the opening of the Welsh Parliament in Cardiff. The Queen was chatting with the Duchess of Cornwall and Elin Jones, the parliament’s presiding officer, when her remarks were captured on video. At one point, the Queen appears to be talking about the COP26 …

Read more