Dan Verbin

Dan Verbin

News writer based in North America

News by Dan Verbin

73-year-old interviewer who defended Salman Rushdie on stage reveals injuries

Moderator speaks of painful eye injury received defending Salman Rushdie and how he hopes to one day reschedule interview in defiance.

73-year-old interviewer who defended Salman Rushdie on stage reveals injuries

Saudi Aramco reports 90% surge in quarterly profits

State owned oil company announces $48.4 billion net income during second quarter when gas prices hit record highs.

Saudi Aramco reports 90% surge in quarterly profits

10 miners remain trapped in flooded Mexican coal mine after 1 week

Group remains trapped deep underground after flooding caused mine to fill with as much as 100 feet of water.

10 miners remain trapped in flooded Mexican coal mine after 1 weekplayer

Armed man in police standoff after threatening Ohio FBI building

Area locked down after gunman threatens Cincinnati FBI building and then later exchanges gunfire with law enforcement.

Armed man in police standoff after threatening Ohio FBI buildingplayer

Afghan man charged in New Mexico Muslim killings

Potential serial killer case drew national attention, including tweet from President Biden.

Afghan man charged in New Mexico Muslim killings

Elon Musk sells $6.9 billion worth of Tesla stock

Tesla CEO explains funds needed in case he is forced to go ahead with deal to purchase Twitter.

Elon Musk sells $6.9 billion worth of Tesla stock

Astronomers find most distant galaxy ever observed

Galaxy thought to be from the early years of the universe discovered using James Webb Space Telescope.

Astronomers find most distant galaxy ever observed

Details emerge of Elon Musk’s countersuit against Twitter

Countersuit contains allegations around social media giant's business practices that Musk claims caused him to back out of $44 billion deal.

Details emerge of Elon Musk’s countersuit against Twitter

SUV plows through New Mexico parade

SUV drives the wrong way through parade in Gallup, New Mexico, injuring pedestrians and police officers.

SUV plows through New Mexico paradeplayer

Massive explosion heard before London tower engulfed in flames

Witnesses report ‘loud explosion’ that sounds like a bomb and feels like an earthquake before 8 story apartment building catches fire.

Massive explosion heard before London tower engulfed in flamesplayer

Half of United States dealing with massive drought

Drought conditions impacting states not typically associated with dry weather that are having to worry about conserving water.

Half of United States dealing with massive drought

China launches 'precision missiles' in Taiwan Strait after Pelosi visit

China fires missiles in Taiwan Strait the day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island.

China launches 'precision missiles' in Taiwan Strait after Pelosi visit

US seeks to confiscate Iranian plane linked to terrorism being held in Argentina

Department of Justice urges Argentina to seize Venezuelan owned Iranian airplane linked to international terrorism.

US seeks to confiscate Iranian plane linked to terrorism being held in Argentina

Trump sparks confusion, endorses ‘Eric’ in primary with 3 candidates named Eric

Trump's endorsement of 'Eric' in Missouri primary with three candidates named Eric leads two frontrunners to claim ex-president's support.

Trump sparks confusion, endorses ‘Eric’ in primary with 3 candidates named Eric

Scientists warn Earth spinning faster than usual

Faster spin leading to shorter days could have a devastating impact on technology, especially computer networks.

Scientists warn Earth spinning faster than usual

Watch: Las Vegas hit with rare thunderstorm, severe flooding

Severe thunderstorm drenches Las Vegas in rain, with casinos and parking garages experiencing flooding.

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Trump set to lose Republican legal funding if he runs in 2024

RNC will stop paying Trump’s legal bills if he runs in 2024 to stay neutral in the primaries.

Trump set to lose Republican legal funding if he runs in 2024

Report: Boris Johnson to be named head of NATO

With support from the UK, other member states and Ukraine, Johnson is rumored to be the top pick to replace NATO's leader this fall.

Report: Boris Johnson to be named head of NATO

IMF: High likelihood of recession in G7 countries

Predicted recession blamed on skyrocketing energy costs, supply chain disruptions, and the war in Ukraine.

IMF: High likelihood of recession in G7 countries

Watch: Nursing seal viciously attacks swimmer at Hawaiian beach

Swimmer suffers serious injuries after enraged mother seal attacks her when she gets too close to her pup.

Watch: Nursing seal viciously attacks swimmer at Hawaiian beachplayer

Rep. Lee Zeldin’s alleged attacker released after only hours in custody

Man who allegedly assaulted Zeldin charged with felony but immediately released, as Jewish Congressman predicted.

Rep. Lee Zeldin’s alleged attacker released after only hours in custody

Hoover dam ablaze, rocked by large explosion

Large fire and black smoke shoot out of dam near Las Vegas as visitors tour the facility.

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Police solve 1980 murder of 25-year old Cleveland Jewish woman

Using publicly available online DNA databases, police track down killer after four decades.

Police solve 1980 murder of 25-year old Cleveland Jewish woman

Fifth shark attack in 2 weeks shocks Long Island beachgoers

Long Island beaches experience sudden string of scary shark attacks, with two recent incidents occurring in one day.

Fifth shark attack in 2 weeks shocks Long Island beachgoers

Preliminary grain export deal reached between Ukraine and Russia

Deal would see three Ukrainian Black Sea ports reopened to allow millions of tons of grain and cooking oil to be exported.

Preliminary grain export deal reached between Ukraine and Russia

Ukraine optimistic on deal with Russia to resume grain exports

Deal to reopen Black Sea shipping could be implemented within weeks, according to a Ukrainian official.

Ukraine optimistic on deal with Russia to resume grain exports

Canadian Holocaust survivor and educator Max Eisen dies at 93

Toronto author of award winning 2019 Holocaust memoir “By Chance Alone" passes away.

Canadian Holocaust survivor and educator Max Eisen dies at 93

Texas natural gas pipeline explodes, area evacuated

Natural gas line explosion triggers massive blaze, which is put out before it can spread to nearby buildings.

Texas natural gas pipeline explodes, area evacuatedplayer

Highland Park killer considered 2nd shooting in Wisconsin

Lake County prosecutors state that Robert Crimo drove to Madison, Wisconsin with thoughts of committing a second shooting.

Highland Park killer considered 2nd shooting in Wisconsinplayer

Jeff Bezos blasts Biden for inflation claims

Bezos responds to presidential tweet about lowering gas prices, asks if president is lacking an understanding of market forces.

Jeff Bezos blasts Biden for inflation claims

22-year old suspect in Highland Park mass shooting taken into custody

After short chase, police arrest suspected rooftop shooter eight hours after shooting at 4th of July parade.

22-year old suspect in Highland Park mass shooting taken into custody

CUNY head blasted for being no show at antisemitism hearing

Chancellor of City University of New York refuses to attend hearing featuring testimony about widespread antisemitism on CUNY campuses.

CUNY head blasted for being no show at antisemitism hearing

70 headstones toppled in Winnipeg Jewish cemetery

Community in shock after dozens of headstones in older part of cemetery vandalized.

70 headstones toppled in Winnipeg Jewish cemetery

Democrats and Republicans finally agree on something

Polls finds supporters of both parties agree country is headed in the wrong direction, with blame placed squarely on President Biden.

Democrats and Republicans finally agree on something

Paris attacker sentenced to life in prison without parole

Only surviving perpetrator of deadly 2015 terror attack receives France’s strongest sentence.

Paris attacker sentenced to life in prison without parole

Indirect US-Iran talks in Doha fail to achieve breakthrough

Nuclear deal discussions between US and Iranian envoys with EU intermediary end without signs of progress.

Indirect US-Iran talks in Doha fail to achieve breakthrough

US and Iran begin indirect nuclear talks in Qatar

American and Iranian negotiators travel to Qatar for indirect nuclear talks mediated by the EU.

US and Iran begin indirect nuclear talks in Qatar

Driver in 2017 Times Square rampage found not responsible due to mental illness

Jury finds Richard Rojas was not responsible for his actions, which killed one and severely injured several others, due to mental illness.

Driver in 2017 Times Square rampage found not responsible due to mental illness

Mass shooting in Harlem leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

Nine people shot, with one dying, in a mass shooting early Monday morning in Harlem.

Mass shooting in Harlem leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

Economists warn recession increasingly likely to hit US this year

With inflation hitting US consumers hard and the economy cooling, experts predict recession looming.

Economists warn recession increasingly likely to hit US this year