California dad killed his kids over QAnon and ‘serpent DNA’ conspiracy theories, feds say – NBC News

A California surfing school owner who was charged with killing his two children in Mexico is a follower of QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories who thought the children “were going to grow into monsters so he had to kill them,” federal officials say. Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, was charged Wednesday with foreign murder of U.S. … Read more

Algeria enters period of mourning after wildfires kill 65 – The Washington Post

Jürgen Scheffran, a professor of integrative geography at the University of Hamburg, told The Washington Post that Algeria’s fires, and the extreme weather making fires more likely, come as no surprise. Climate science has long projected the increase in the likelihood of events such as floods, heat waves and droughts because of climate change and … Read more

Germany arrests British Embassy worker suspected of spying for Russia – NBC News

A British Embassy worker in Berlin suspected of spying for Russia was arrested Tuesday in connection with allegedly handing documents to Moscow. In a statement released Wednesday, German prosecutors said the British national, identified only as David S., 57, was arrested by police over suspicions he handed documents to the Russian intelligence service in exchange … Read more

Masks again mandatory in Dallas County schools, businesses but Gov. Abbott, Paxton mount legal fight –

Updated at 6:34 p.m.: Updated throughout with more information, including the state attorney general filing a legal challenge. Masks will once again be mandatory in Dallas County schools, businesses and county buildings as COVID-19 delta variant cases continue to climb, Judge Clay Jenkins announced Wednesday. But the new local rules face staunch opposition from Texas … Read more