Author Archive: John Michaels

Wildfire (Pixabay)

Wildfires scorch homes of the rich and famous in LA

Replica Tuscan castles, minimalist mansions and country cottages in the rarefied Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles could soon be reduced to ashes, their owners’ fame and wealth providing little immunity against California’s latest raging wildfires.

Crime Scene (Pixabay)

Knife attack at Tokyo shrine kills 2

Two people, including a female priest, were killed and two others were wounded Thursday night in a knife attack at a Tokyo shrine, police and news reports said.

Donald Trump (photo by Gage Skidmore/ Flickr)

Palestinians protest Trump move on Jerusalem

Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank on Thursday while demonstrators in Gaza burned posters of President Donald Trump over his widely denounced decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Bitcoin (Pixabay)

Bitcoin value continues to rise

The world’s stock markets struggled for direction Thursday as investors paused for breath, while bitcoin spiked to a dizzying record above $15,000 on frenzied speculative buying, dealers said.