Anderson Lee Aldrich loaded bullets into a Glock pistol and chugged vodka, ominously warning frightened grandparents not to stand in the way of an elaborate plan to stockpile guns, ammo, body armor and a homemade bomb to become “the next mass killer.” “You guys die today and I'm taking you with me,” they quoted Aldrich as saying. It culminated in a standoff that the then-21-year-old livestreamed on Facebook, showing Aldrich in tactical gear inside the mother's home and threatening officers outside — “If they breach, I'm a f----ing blow it to holy hell!” — before finally surrendering.
Police and medical personnel were called to the Texas home of Sen. Ted Cruz Tuesday night after reports of a 14-year-old girl at the property suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds to her arms. It's unclear who the girl was—though Cruz does have two daughters: Catherine, 11, and Caroline, 14. In a response to The Daily Beast, a representative for his office said: “This is a family matter, and thankfully their daughter is OK.”
Men have been steadily clocking out of the American workforce since pre-pandemic times — even now despite there being millions of job openings and an uncertain economic climate. While the U.S. labor market remains incredibly tight — with the economy adding another 263,000 jobs in November — around 7 million “prime age” men between the ages of 25 and 54 are reportedly sitting it out. They are affirmatively not looking for work.
(Reuters) -The orchestrator of gunfire attacks on power stations in North Carolina that left nearly an entire county without electricity for a second straight day knew "exactly" how to disable the stations, sheriff Ronnie Fields said on Monday. Fields' comments came as North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned of a "new level of threat" posed by the incident and called for hardening of critical infrastructure including the power grid. “Protecting critical infrastructure like our power system must be a top priority,” said Cooper, a Democrat, in a press briefing on Monday.
During the August 2020 charter, they came across a commercial fishing longline — a controversial piece of angling gear consisting of sometimes up to several miles of monofilament line, weights and hooks, designed with the purpose of snagging dozens of fish at a time. The men, boat captain John R. Moore Jr., 56, and mate Tanner Mansell, 29, gathered up the three miles of line and freed 19 sharks and a Goliath grouper, a state-protected species. The three-hour effort was done with the help of their charter passengers, telling them the line was an abandoned “ghost set” of line, U.S. Attorney's Office prosecutors said.
Rudy Giuliani repeatedly lost his temper on day two of his attorney-misconduct proceedings. On day two of his attorney-misconduct hearing, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani lost his temper, accused the disciplinary counsel of asking unfair questions, and went on lengthy rants about the 2020 election while the panel's chairman pleaded with him to give straightforward answers. Giuliani's asides during the virtual hearing were so extensive that at one point, the disciplinary counsel, Hamilton Fox, said he wasn't sure how long it would take him to get through his questions.
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An elementary school principal died in an apparent suicide after jumping from a multistory parking structure at Disneyland in California, officials said. Anaheim Police said they found a man dead when they were called to the amusement park just before 9 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, the Orange County coroner identified the man as 51-year-old Christopher Christensen, the principal of William T. Newland Elementary School in Huntington Beach.
Fox Business host Stuart Varney has again gone after Donald Trump for dragging down the Republican Party. Varney ― a former Trump ally who once insisted the then-president had never told the American people a lie ― devoted a segment Tuesday to criticizing Trump for backing dud candidates in the recent midterms. He also took issue with Trump's attempt to take back remarks he made over the weekend calling for parts of the Constitution to be terminated to accommodate his desire to be re-installed as president.
Toyota Motor Corp's leasing unit said on Wednesday it will begin offering over-the-air safety updates on the new Prius, betting it can use an approach pioneered by Tesla to cut lease prices and preserve used-car values in Japan. The lease program will require customers to opt in for a service expected to bring monthly lease payments down by 10%, Toyota's leasing affiliate said. The service marks the first time Toyota will update its safety features, including the collision avoidance system, for a car on the road, said Shinya Kotera, president of KINTO, the Toyota leaser unit in Japan.
A mother came to her five-year-old daughter's rescue after a raccoon bit her while waiting for the bus in Ashford, Connecticut.
Last year, Vanguard noted that retirement savings actually increased, thanks to strong performance in the stock market. But of course since then, Wall Street's woes have persisted for much of this year, as even otherwise strong stocks have been resoundingly punished. Which means 2023 numbers may drop significantly — though with dollar cost averaging, people who stick it out and keep investing will be rewarded if the market returns to full strength.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday changed its demands against retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre in a lawsuit that seeks repayment of misspent welfare money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S. The department dropped its demand of $1.1 million against Favre, acknowledging he has already repaid that money for an unfulfilled pledge of public speeches. But it made a new demand of up to $5 million against Favre and a university sports foundation, saying money from an anti-poverty program was improperly used to pay for a volleyball arena at the University of Southern Mississippi.
The FBI alleges he told the daughter "if his feelings were right, he would make her have a child." An Arizona cult leader from a polygamist sect accused of taking more than 20 women and girls as wives felt compelled to marry his underage daughter and "constantly" said he wanted to kiss and touch the teen, federal court documents allege. The FBI alleges in an affidavit filed last week in federal court in Washington and obtained by Insider that Samuel Rappylee Bateman, 46, first said that he wanted to take his daughter — born in 2005 — as his wife in 2019.
Walking through the tropical forest of southern Taiwan, an archaeologist and a local collector set off on a treasure hunt. Geologist Yang Zirui, a professor at National Cheng Kung University, was called to explore the forest in Hengchun with a team of students, the university said in a Monday, Dec. 5 news release. Zirui led a team of students to fully excavate the area, an intense 90-day project beginning in the summer heat and finishing in October, the release said.
Kirstie Alley, the Emmy-winning actress best known for her role in "Cheers," has died after a battle with colon cancer. In a statement posted to Alley's social media accounts on Monday, her children, True and Lillie Parker, said their "incredible, fierce and loving mother" had "only recently discovered" the cancer. According to Canadian Cancer Statistics, approximately one in 14 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetimes, alongside one in every 18 women.
Interviews with a dozen campaign staff members and Republican operatives working with the Walker campaign suggest that it wasn't just the candidate who had flaws — the campaign itself was hampered by poor decision-making. Some said that Walker and his wife, Julie Blanchard Walker, never fully empowered his team to make decisions, frequently questioning suggestions and plans by veteran campaign operatives. The pair insisted on spending what aides described as an “excessive” amount of time poring over proposals for every campaign stop, bottlenecking planning.
Due to wages not keeping up with the rising costs of inflation and companies starting to end remote working opportunities, among other reasons, we've seen a lot of people jump ship. There's now a term to describe just how you and others may currently feel: shift shock. Kathryn Minshew, CEO and cofounder of The Muse, describes shift shock as “that feeling when you start a new job and realize, with either surprise or regret, that the position or company is very different from what you were led to believe.”
A couple in Pennsylvania were surprised at the legal trouble they found themselves in after they tried to spend the night inside of a Target to film a YouTube video. Johnson Larose and his girlfriend Charlotte Fischer co-run the YouTube channel called Saucy and Honey. The channel has more than 21,000 subscribers and features the couple doing viral challenges and pranking each other.
Fallen TV reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley, who publicly portrayed themselves as real estate tycoons and the heads of a picturesque American family, may soon serve prison time in Florida following their conviction in a high-profile federal tax-evasion case last month. A federal judge in Atlanta recommended Todd Chrisley, 54, serve his 12-year sentence at the federal prison camp in Pensacola and Julie Chrisley, 49, serve her seven-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institute in Coleman. However, if FCI Coleman is full, the court recommended she serve her time at FCI Tallahassee, according to court records filed Monday in the Northern District of Georgia.
The new criminal code is set to take effect in three years and apply to Indonesians and foreigners living in the country, as well as visitors. It has been widely reported in nearby Australia, where some newspapers have dubbed it the "Bali bonk ban". Some observers say the new criminal code is unlikely to affect tourists in part because any prosecution would require a complaint filed by the children, parents or spouse of the accused couple.
A sister of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has condemned his crackdown on nationwide protests and called on the widely-feared Revolutionary Guards to lay down their weapons, according to a letter published by her France-based son. Iran has been gripped by unrest since the death of 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman Mahsa Amini in police custody on Sept 16., and is facing a three-day general strike movement which started on Monday. Badri Hosseini Khamenei, who resides in Iran, criticised the clerical establishment starting from the time of the Islamic Republic's late founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to her brother's rule, the letter, dated "December 2022", said.
A woman on vacation in Colombia was fatally struck by a boat propeller when she tried to retrieve her sandals, according to media reports. Natalia Andrea Larrañaga Fajardo, 26, visited San Andrés island's White Watta beach on vacation, Colombian news outlet La Razon reported. Fajardo jumped back into the water to retrieve some sandals when the boat propeller struck her, The Archipeilago Press and Radio Colombia Network reported.
Drone attacks on Russian air bases — far from the front lines in the Ukraine war — could be viewed by Moscow as the most glaring force protection failure since the invasion of Ukraine was launched in February, the British Ministry of Defense said. "The causes of the explosions have not been confirmed. However, if Russia assesses the incidents were deliberate attacks, it will probably consider them as some of the most strategically significant failures of force protection since its invasion of Ukraine," the British defense ministry said Tuesday, adding that "the Russian chain of command will probably seek to identify and impose severe sanctions on Russian officers deemed responsible for allow...
A picture has emerged showing the scale of the recent bombardment on Ukraine wrought by Putin's forces. Retired US Army major John Spencer posted what he described as the "insane" photo showing two police officers looking at a fragment pile of Russian rockets that hit Ukraine's second largest city of Kharkiv. Considered an expert on urban warfare, Spencer has been outspoken on his opinion that the US should send more weapons to Ukraine to help the country defend invasion by the Russians.
“Essentially none of the things conservatives warned would happen actually transpired.”
“On the most prominent battlefield of the past few decades, same-sex marriage, [the GOP has] all but conceded defeat.”
“Marriage is no longer a means of harnessing the brute facts of biology into the service of children.”
“Same-sex marriage is a conservative issue at its core, but one some conservatives have chosen not to accept until now.”
“A variety of suburban voters who were more traditional at one time who now care more about economic issues.”