TMZ World News – A Complete News Portal

Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba during swim in river

Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba during swim in river

A young Texas girl is fighting for her life after she was infected with a deadly brain-eating amoeba following a day spent swimming in a river, according to reports. Lily Mae Avant, 10, went swimming over Labor Day weekend in the Brazos River near Waco — where doctors believe she contracted the often-fatal Naegleria fowleri amoeba. Days after her ...
U.S. stock futures fall after Saudi oil attacks

U.S. stock futures fall after Saudi oil attacks

U.S. stock futures fell 0.3% percent when trading resumed on Sunday, a day after attacks on Saudi oil facilities that risk disrupting global energy supplies. Saturday’s attacks knocked out more than half of Saudi oil output, or more than 5% of global supply. S&P 500 e-mini futures initially fell 0.59%, but cut their losses and ...
Kids and Money: Tapping into online finance classes

Kids and Money: Tapping into online finance classes

Mel Biado loves surfing with dolphins, teaching Japanese, helping kids conquer math and assisting the Boy Scouts as a merit badge counselor. But when he’s not doing all that or working his day job in the financial services industry, he’s teaching an online money management class geared to tweens and teens called “Money Doesn’t Grow ...
New comet likely visitor from another solar system

New comet likely visitor from another solar system

 The solar system may have another foreign guest. Both NASA and the European Space Agency are reporting that a newly discovered comet zooming toward the sun is likely from another star. Astronomers said Thursday it’s traveling 93,000 mph (150,000 kph), so fast it likely originated outside our solar system. It’s 260 million miles (420 million ...
Dozens arrested during ICE protest at New York Microsoft store

Dozens arrested during ICE protest at New York Microsoft store

Dozens of demonstrators were arrested during a sit-in at a Microsoft store in New York on Saturday. The protest was organized by Close The Camps NYC as a response to Microsoft doing business with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The event began with a march from the main branch of the New York Public Library to the Microsoft ...
The Best Announcement from the Apple Event Was on Old Hardware

The Best Announcement from the Apple Event Was on Old Hardware

One of the best things to come out of Apple’s early September event — which brought about a suite of new iPhones, a 7th-gen iPad and a potentially game-changing streaming service — was something you’ll find few people talking about: the Apple Watch Series 3, originally released in 2017, will continue to be sold by Apple ...
10-year-old Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba while swimming

10-year-old Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba while swimming

A weekend swim left a young girl fighting for her life when she contracted a brain-eating amoeba with a 97% fatality rate. The 10-year-old girl swam in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney in Bosque County near Waco over Labor Day weekend, according to a report. Then, on September 8, the girl “began having a ...
Disney CEO Robert Iger departs Apple’s board with video streaming showdown looming

Disney CEO Robert Iger departs Apple’s board with video streaming showdown looming

 Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has stepped down from Apple’s board of directors as the two companies prepare to launch competing video streaming services aimed at market leader Netflix. Apple disclosed Iger’s departure in a regulatory filing Friday, but his resignation became effective Tuesday. That’s the same day that Apple announced its long-awaited video streaming ...
An asteroid will pass so close to Earth on Saturday that home astronomers will be able to see it

An asteroid will pass so close to Earth on Saturday that home astronomers will be able to see it

On Saturday night, an asteroid that is between 300 and 600 meters in diameter will fly by Earth. To put its size in perspective, Chicago’s Willis Tower is 412.7 meters high. Experts say the asteroid, known as Asteroid 2000 QW7, will miss our planet by about 3 million miles — around 14 times the distance ...
FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment

FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee on Friday voted in favor of approving a treatment for peanut allergies in children. The drug Palforzia is designed to minimize the incidence and severity of allergic reactions in people from ages 4 to 17 with peanut allergies.   While the advisory committee has voted ...