- Syria Accuses Israel of Assassinating Official Near Golan Heightsby Ronen Bergman on October 17, 2021 at 12:23 am
Midhat Saleh, who oversaw the strategic Golan Heights boundary for Syria, was shot an killed by a sniper, the government said.
- Robert Durst, Millionaire Convicted of Murder, on Ventilator With Covidby Charles V. Bagli on October 16, 2021 at 11:19 pm
The 78-year-old millionaire and former real estate mogul was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the murder of a friend in 2000.
- Airlines in Japan and South Korea Try Novel Ideas to Lure Fliersby John Yoon on October 16, 2021 at 11:17 pm
How about inexpensive passes good for a month of domestic flights? Or popular in-flight meals to on-the-ground customers?
- U.S. Arrests Alex Saab, Deal Maker for Nicolás Maduro of Venezuelaby Julie Turkewitz on October 16, 2021 at 10:10 pm
Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman, is accused in the U.S. of siphoning millions from programs intended to help the needy in Venezuela.
- With Lawmaker’s Killing, U.K. Confronts a New Episode of Terrorismby Mark Landler, Megan Specia and Stephen Castle on October 16, 2021 at 10:01 pm
The police conducted searches and questioned the suspect as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other leaders paid respects to David Amess, who was fatally stabbed while meeting with constituents.
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- Merck, Pfizer COVID-19 Antivirals Different From Ivermectinby Jessica McDonald on October 15, 2021 at 8:24 pm
Merck and Pfizer are each developing a new oral antiviral drug that might prevent or treat COVID-19. The pills are very different from the antiparasitic medication ivermectin, contrary to claims online that they are “suspiciously similar” or that the companies are “repackaging” ivermectin in a ploy to increase profits. The post Merck, Pfizer COVID-19 Antivirals Different From Ivermectin appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- OECD Data Conflict With Biden’s Educational Attainment Claimby D'Angelo Gore on October 15, 2021 at 5:54 pm
As of 2020, almost 52% of the U.S. population 25 to 34 years old had earned a postsecondary degree -- 11th among the 38 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. That statistic conflicts with President Joe Biden's claim about educational attainment in the U.S. The post OECD Data Conflict With Biden’s Educational Attainment Claim appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- Partisan Claims About Flight Cancellations Lack Evidenceby Saranac Hale Spencer on October 14, 2021 at 10:28 pm
Southwest Airlines' flight cancellations fueled partisan claims over the weekend that transportation workers were protesting COVID-19 vaccine requirements and causing the cancellations. But there's no evidence that workers staged protests. The Federal Aviation Administration, the airline and labor unions have all cited other reasons. The post Partisan Claims About Flight Cancellations Lack Evidence appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- GOP Group’s Ad Spins Biden Tax Plan on Family Farmsby Robert Farley on October 14, 2021 at 9:32 pm
A Republican group’s TV ad falsely claims that President Joe Biden’s tax plans would force the sale of family farms passed on to children due to burdensome taxes. The post GOP Group’s Ad Spins Biden Tax Plan on Family Farms appeared first on FactCheck.org.
- Infrastructure Bill Proposes Voluntary Pilot Program for Per-Mile Vehicle Fee, Not ‘Driving Tax’by Joseph A. Gambardello on October 13, 2021 at 2:51 pm
The Senate-approved $1 trillion infrastructure bill would create a voluntary pilot program aimed at studying per-mile user fees for motor vehicles to fund the Highway Trust Fund. The bill does not include a "driving tax," as some social media posts misleadingly claim. The post Infrastructure Bill Proposes Voluntary Pilot Program for Per-Mile Vehicle Fee, Not ‘Driving Tax’ appeared first on FactCheck.org.