8 people die in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state as heavy rains cause landslides and floods

RIO DE JANEIRO — At least eight people died in Rio de Janeiro state due to landslides and floods caused by heavy rains Thursday, Brazilian authorities said. A 6-year-old was listed as missing in the countryside city of Mendes. Four of the dead, including an 8-month-old, were members of the same family in the city … Read more

Borderlands’ First Trailer Is Heavy on the Chaos

Image: Lionsgate Lionsgate has been trying to get a Borderlands movie off the ground since 2015, with Eli Roth becoming attached to the project in 2020. After a longer-than-expected wait and a series of reshoots with Tim Miller at the helm, the movie is a real thing, and it’s coming in August. The first trailer, … Read more

The Apple Vision Pro Is Heavy. Here’s How to Fix That

In the two weeks it has spent on the faces of eager buyers, the Apple Vision Pro has been subjected to its share of criticism. As reported by The Verge and elsewhere, some customers are making a show of returning their Vision Pro headsets before Apple’s standard 14-day return window on new purchases closes. Some … Read more

More Apple Vision Pro hands-on impressions: Heavy, but impressive

Apple has once again invited a slew of journalists to try out its spatial computer (or virtual reality headset, if you prefer), the Vision Pro. From what we’ve read, the demos weren’t all that different from the ones Apple carried out last year. About 20 minutes in length, they consisted of a short setup for … Read more

Fire ants filmed forming ‘rafts’ in northeast Australia after heavy rain

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave MELBOURNE, Australia — An environmental group has issued a warning about the invasive threat posed by fire ants, which have been documented forming “rafts” in floodwaters to access new territory amid ongoing heavy rain and cyclone conditions in Australia’s northeast. Reece Pianta at the Invasive Species Council … Read more

Heavy wave of Russian missile attacks hit areas throughout Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia launched its latest barrage of hypersonic and cruise missiles against Ukrainian targets early Monday, striking near the front lines of fighting in the east as well as in central and western parts of the country, officials said. At least four civilians were reported killed and at least 30 injured. Western officials … Read more

5 trapped in a cave in Slovenia after heavy rainfall causes water levels to rise

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Five people are trapped in a cave in southwestern Slovenia, unable to leave because of high water levels caused by heavy rainfall, authorities said Sunday. The group — a Slovenian family group of three adults and two guides — have been stuck in the Krizna Jama cave since Saturday when water levels … Read more

Heavy snow system likely will hit Chicago Monday night, officials say

After an overnight coating of snow, there could be a brief lull in snow showers Sunday before a significant winter storm system rolls in Monday night, the National Weather Service predicts. Scattered flurries are expected throughout the day Saturday, creating slick driving conditions, especially on elevated or less-treated roads, NWS Chicago said in a tweet. … Read more

Hezbollah, Israel trade heavy cross-border fire as Blinken seeks to prevent regional escalation

BEIRUT — Israel and Lebanon-based Hezbollah traded fire Saturday in one of the heaviest days of cross-border fighting in recent weeks, a day after the militia’s leader urged retaliation for the targeted killing, presumably by Israel, of a top Hamas leader in Lebanon’s capital. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that if his group didn’t … Read more

Live updates | Heavy fighting continues as UN official says Gaza has become ‘uninhabitable’

At least six people were killed in an apparent Israeli airstrike on a home in the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have crammed into Rafah, one of the areas where Israel has told people to seek refuge. But Israeli forces continue to strike all parts of the besieged territory. … Read more