The US government issued emergency legislation on Sunday after the largest fuel pipeline in the US was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack. The Colonial Pipeline carries 2.5 million barrels a day – 45% of the East Coast’s supply of diesel, petrol and jet fuel. The operator took itself offline on Friday after the cyber-attack and work to restore service is continuing.
Israeli police firing tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site on Monday, the latest in a series of confrontations that threatened to push the contested city toward wider conflict. More than 305 Palestinians were hurt, including 228 who went to hospitals and clinics for treatment, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.
The former chief physician of the Siberian hospital, Alexander Murakhovsky, where jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny was treated immediately after his poisoning last summer has been found alive, Russian state media TASS reported on Monday. Local police in Omsk had told TASS that Murakhovsky was reported missing on Saturday after leaving a hunting base in a forest on an all-terrain vehicle on Friday.
Seven people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after a shooting at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, birthday party, police said Sunday. The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family, and children. He walked inside and began shooting before dying by suicide, police said. Police said children at the trailer were not hurt and are now with relatives.
A huge piece of space junk made an uncontrolled re-entry back into Earth’s atmosphere Saturday night. The remnants of a Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere and crashed into the Indian Ocean north of Maldives, according to the 18th Space Control Squadron. After the incident, NASA slammed China for “failing to meet responsible standards” for the re-entry of space debris.