Putin was addressing a government meeting about restoring destroyed housing and infrastructure in regions of southwest Russia that border Ukraine. Ukraine does not claim responsibility for strikes inside Russian territory but has described them as "karma" for Moscow's invasion, which has razed Ukrainian cities and systematically targeted the country's energy infrastructure, leaving people frequently without power and water in the depths of winter.
Chick-fil-A restaurants average $8 million a year in sales. One city recently ordered the chain to demolish and rebuild a restaurant to address traffic woes. Chick-fil-A's snaking drive-thru lines, which frequently spill into city streets, are notorious throughout the US.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Tuesday said far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) “let the truth slip about what really motivated” serial liar Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) to step down from his House committee assignments. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) “tried to make it seem like stepping down was entirely Santos' idea and that it was just about the ongoing investigations into his campaign finances,” noted Hayes. Hayes then broadcast footage of Greene saying: “He just felt like that there was so much drama, really, over the situation, and especially what we're doing to work to remove [Minnesota Democratic Rep.] Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee.”
STORY: Israel is saving its main freshwater reservoir from the effects of climate change The Sea of Galilee was being lost to droughts So Israel built a chain of desalination plants along its Meditteranean coast They turn seawater into freshwater, to refill the lake when water levels get low (Yoav Barkay, Manager of the national water carrier) "With this environment of climate changes, you don't know what to expect next year and the year afterward. We are standing now in the January and with very little rainfalls during this winter in Israel, arid winter basically with no rainfall.
Last October, Bobbi Wilson—a curious 9-year-old who wanted to preserve trees in her New Jersey neighborhood by spraying destructive lanternflies with a solution of water, apple cider vinegar and dish soap—had the cops called on her for no other reason than being Black. Now, she's being honored by Yale. The cops who questioned Wilson said they were answering a report from a neighbor (who was obviously a Karen) who called a non-emergency line to report a “little Black woman, walking, spraying stuff on the sidewalks and trees.
Matthew Jackson, 33, will spend a minimum of 10-30 years in prison for what prosecutor Zack Stempien called, “the most significant domestic violence case that I've ever seen.” Jackson provided the evidence, video surveillance in their Glenn Avenue apartment in Quincy, because he thought his girlfriend might be cheating on him. Circuit Court Judge Bill O'Grady imposed the prison term after Jackson pleaded no contest to unlawful imprisonment as a second offender.
This mom cut open the back of her sofa and was shocked at what she found: 13 years of lost items and children's toys! Kacie (@kacieandco) is a parent and TikToker who shares relatable and funny stories about her life as a mom. Kacie isn't afraid to show the messy and sometimes embarrassing side of being a mom, and in a recent video she revealed how messy parenting can really be—literally.
Florida's highway drivers might see an end to left-lane cruisers if a bill filed in the State Capitol Becomes law, but the bill is sparking some mixed reactions. “It's dangerous out there,” said West Virginia's John Baker, who was traveling to Bradenton. Technically in Florida, you can drive in the fast lane, so long as you move out of the way if another car is trying to pass.
A 14-year-old cowboy is being remembered for his courage after he died while bull-riding for the first time in a rodeo on Saturday. Denim Bradshaw was thrown from the animal and was in cardiac arrest on the arena floor at an American Legion post in King, North Carolina, a Stokes County EMS official told the Winston-Salem Journal. The boy remained unconscious in front of the stunned crowd as emergency workers treated him.
A U.S. woman was detained and fined by a Russian court on Wednesday for walking a calf on Moscow's Red Square that she said she had bought to save from slaughter, Russian state media reported. Alicia Day, 34, was fined 20,000 roubles ($285) for obstructing pedestrians in an unauthorised protest and sentenced to 13 days of "administrative arrest" on a separate charge of disobeying police orders. "I bought the calf so that it wouldn't be eaten," TASS news agency quoted her as saying.
Shein recently took down a product listing after an eagle-eyed TikTok user noticed a racy reflection on the item's bottle cap. TikTok user @addictedtothisstupidapp shared a screen shot of the listing in a now-viral clip, which has received over 255,000 likes and has been viewed over 6 million times since it was uploaded on Jan. 22. The nine-second video highlights a listing for an “Empty Subpackage Bottle” worth 3.95 Australian dollars (approximately $2.76).
In that vein, many Republicans have accused big businesses and money managers of pursuing an ideological agenda on climate change and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues at the expense of solid financial returns. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in particular has made resisting the “woke mob” a top priority. Earlier this month, DeSantis approved updates to the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan policy, banning fiduciaries from considering ESG in their investment decisions.
KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian state security officials searched the home of billionaire businessman Ihor Kolomoiskiy on Wednesday, in what several media outlets said was an investigation into possible financial crimes. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) did not immediately reply to a request for comment about the reports, and Kolomoiskiy could not be reached for comment. A senior governing party official confirmed Kolomoiskiy's home had been searched - as well as that of a former interior minister - but did not state the reason for the search.
Attorneys for Tyre Nichols' family suggested a white cop involved in the victim's arrest got special treatment. Officer Preston Hemphill was placed on paid leave in connection to the fatal beating of Nichols. Attorneys for the family of Tyre Nichols — the Black man who died after being beaten by police officers in Memphis, Tennessee, earlier this month — suggested on Monday that the only known white officer involved in the victim's arrest was getting special treatment.
Tesla owner Philip Benassi has experienced it on cold winter days, but like other Norwegians, he has learned to cope with it. With temperatures often falling below zero, rugged terrain and long stretches of remote roads, Norway may not seem like the most ideal place to drive an electric car, whose battery dies faster in cold weather. A record four out of five new autos sold in Norway last year were electric, in a major oil-producing country that aims to end the sale of new fossil fuel cars by 2025 -- a decade ahead of the European Union's planned ban.
The issue became so widespread that owners banded together on a class action suit, and we recently learned the case's outcome. As part of its settlement, FCA, Stellantis' U.S. division and Jeep's owner, will offer some owners warranty extensions and could reimburse owners for expenses already incurred related to the problem. The new eight-year/90,000-mile warranty covers replacement parts and labor related to a failed front suspension damper.
Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail this weekend ― and his “Daily Show” tail was along for the ride as Jordan Klepper spoke to supporters outside the event. First billed as a rally, the gathering was downgraded into something more “intimate,” Klepper noted. But while it might have been smaller in size, the levels of oddity were off the charts, with attendees offering wild conspiracy theories on everything from who's actually president (Trump) to Ukrainian refugees (actors, since there's no war and “the whole thing is fabricated”).
An offensive lineman for the Super Bowl-bound Philadelphia Eagles has been indicted in connection with a 2019 rape in Guernsey County, Ohio. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced the indictment in a press release on Wednesday morning. Joshua Sills, 25, has been charged with one count of rape and one count of kidnapping, according to the indictment.
A brawl broke out among spectators at a middle school basketball game in northern Vermont, and a 60-year-old man who participated in the fight died, police said. State troopers were called to the Alburgh Community Education Center just before 7 p.m. Tuesday after a report of a large fight involving spectators during a seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball game between Alburgh and St. Albans. Russell Giroux, of Alburgh, sought medical attention, police said.
That left the São Paulo circling off the Brazilian coast, until Jan. 20, when Brazil's navy announced that it had pushed the ship out to international waters, where it remains. The navy says it had to do so because the aging ship, which incurred damage to its hull during its odyssey, could have run aground or sank on the Brazilian coast, threatening other boats and coastal wildlife. The navy's solution is to abandon the São Paulo at sea.
A federal judge awarded more than $10 million to the family of a Ugandan human rights activist who was decapitated while on a visit to Arches National Park in 2020. Esther "Essie" Nakajjigo's husband Ludovic Michaud will receive $9.5 million while her mother Christine Namagembe will receive $700,000, according to the judgment filed in federal court. Essie's father John Bocso Kateregga will receive $350,000.
Freddy Versluys does not like to be called an arms dealer. Standing next to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the chilly warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys stressed he is the CEO of two defence companies with a broad range of activities, such as making sensors for spacecraft. While other Western nations have pledged in recent weeks to send main battle tanks to help Ukraine repel Russia's invasion, Belgium has not joined that group, for one reason above all: It doesn't have any tanks left.
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Former President Donald Trump appears to have lied in sworn court records, opening him up to severe sanctions by a New York judge who has already lost his patience and threatened to punish him before. Trump claimed he wasn't the president of the Trump Organization during his four years at the White House, despite previously testifying that he was an “inactive president.” On Tuesday, the New York Attorney General's Office asked Justice Arthur F. Engoron to intervene quickly to ensure that the former president still faces a trial later this year that could bankrupt his company.
Nearly one in five new cervical cancers diagnosed from 2009 to 2018 were in women 65 and older, according to a new UC Davis study. In general, if cervical cancer is diagnosed after it has spread to nearby tissues, organs or lymph nodes, the five-year relative survival rate is 59%, according to the National Cancer institute (NCI). Current screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend that individuals over 65 years old who have had cervical cancer screenings with normal results within the past 25 years and have tested negative in the 10-year period before age 65 should not be screened for cervical cancer.
“Streaming is beginning to look an awful lot like the old-fashioned analogue TV it was supposed to replace.”
“Streaming isn’t going away … You’re still going to have a lot of choice for a long time.”
“In the future, [streaming] likely will cost more, have a little less library content and cancel more shows more quickly.”
“Streaming is still a game of content … It’s not a matter of who’s spending more, it’s who’s spending smartly.”
“Streamers are retreating from any sort of creative risk in favor of humdrum, lowest-common-denominator shows.”