Once known as a moderating influence within the Kremlin, former Russian President and current top Kremlin security adviser Dmitry Medvedev has recently emerged as a strikingly bellicose presence, using lengthy, hard-edged posts on the social media network Telegram to justify the invasion of Ukraine, revise 20th century history and threaten the West with nuclear war. In a post from July, Medvedev described Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as under the influence of “psychotropic substances. In another, he said that American democracy was little more than the totalitarian dystopia described in “Animal Farm,” George Orwell's famous novel.
Kiely Rodni was last seen around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday at a party near a Truckee, California, campground. Police in Northern California believe a 16-year-old girl may have been abducted after she went missing at a party in the early hours of Saturday morning. Kiely Rodni was last seen around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday at a party involving about 100 "juveniles" and young adults near the Prosser Family Campground in Truckee, California, according to a press release from the Placer County Sheriff's Office.
A video has been circulating social media of a white woman calling the police to report a Black man for standing outside his house, according to The Seattle Times. In a video posted to Reddit, Dayson Barnes confronts a white woman who was allegedly snooping around his newly rented home. “Today I had to leave the middle of a work meeting because my boyfriend said a woman was outside causing issues,” said Barnes' partner in the Reddit post.
Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta that's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, his lawyer said. A judge last month had ordered Giuliani, a Trump lawyer and former New York City mayor, to appear before the special grand jury Tuesday. But Giuliani's attorney, Robert Costello, told The Associated Press on Monday that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who's overseeing the special grand jury, had excused Giuliani for the day.
Surveillance video inside a vape shop in Las Vegas shows an owner defending himself with a knife from would-be robbers. On Aug. 3, Johnny Nguyen, 22, was captured on film stabbing one of three juveniles who tried to rob his store, the Smokestrom Smoke Shop in the neighborhood of West Sahara in Las Vegas. According to Nguyen, two masked individuals entered his shop while another stood by the door at around 3:25 p.m.on Aug. 3.
Alec Baldwin and Rosanna Arquette are among a number of celebrities who have been slammed for sending thoughts and prayers to Anne Heche after the A-lister's high-speed crash into a Mar Vista house while allegedly drunk. Baldwin took to Instagram on Saturday to send “my best wishes and all my love” to Heche, who is reportedly in stable condition in a hospital after suffering severe burns in the incident. According to a statement from the Los Angeles Fire Department, it took 59 firefighters more than an hour to access, confine, and extinguish the “stubborn flames” caused when Heche's vehicle slammed into the two-story home, “causing structural compromise and erupting in heavy fire prior to LA...
Seattle's Space Needle would also comfortably fit in the black pit, as would six Christ the Redeemer statues from Brazil stacked head-to-head, giant arms outstretched. The National Service of Geology and Mining said late on Saturday it is still investigating the gaping hole near the Alcaparrosa mine operated by Canadian company Lundin Mining, about 665 km (413 miles) north of Santiago. In addition to ordering all work to stop, the geology and mining service said it was starting a "sanctioning process."
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene came to the defense of Infowars' Alex Jones over the weekend. Jones was ordered to pay $45 million to Sandy Hook parents he defamed last week. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene defended Alex Jones after he was ordered to pay $45 million to the parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook mass shooting he defamed.
Twitter users slammed U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D, CA-12) for saying she has always felt a “connection” with China. During a speech on Friday in Tokyo, the last stop of Pelosi's recent visit to Asia, Pelosi recalled a childhood memory about China. Nancy Pelosi says she's always felt a connection to China because when she was a little girl her parents told her if she kept digging a hole at the beach eventually she'd reach China.
The Razoni, the first ship to depart Ukraine under an U.N.-brokered deal, is looking for another port to unload its grain cargo as the initial Lebanese buyer refused delivery citing a more than five-month delay, Embassy of Ukraine in Lebanon said on Monday. "According to the information provided by the shipper of the Ukrainian grain aboard the Razoni, the buyer in Lebanon refused to accept the cargo due to delays in delivery terms," the embassy said in a Facebook post. "So the shipper is now looking for another consignee to offload his cargo either in Lebanon/Tripoli or any other country/port."
If you happened to be in Brighton Beach in south Brooklyn in the Eighties and Nineties, you couldn't throw a stone without hitting an Eastern European gangster – although this was not an action to be recommended if you didn't want your kneecaps turned into paperweights. The enclave known as “Little Odessa” was a hotbed of drug smuggling, money laundering and inter-mob brutality. The king of the kingpins was Boris “Biba” Nayfeld, a Russo-Belarusian who arrived in Brighton in 1979 and within a decade became the leading Russian gangster in the US, his rivals having mostly come to sticky ends (not at his hands, Nayfeld insists).
STORY: Mourners took to the streets of Gaza, holding Palestinian flags and chanting for revenge. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement (PIJ) on Sunday confirmed the killing of one of its senior armed commanders, Khaled Mansour, in the Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip. Gaza officials said 31 Palestinians, at least a third of them civilians, had so far been killed.
A racist text message sent by a police officer has prompted officials in a small Alabama town to disband their police department and fire the police chief and assistant chief. Vincent Mayor James Latimore on Thursday confirmed that Police Chief James Srygley and Assistant Chief John L. Goss had been dismissed, al.com reported. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office on Friday condemned the two officers' actions and said it stands with the city “in providing emergency law enforcement related service to the citizens (of Vincent) at this time.
Anne Heche "drank vodka" with "wine chasers" during a "Better Together" podcast recording with co-host Heather Duffy, which was posted hours before the fiery collision Heche reportedly caused on Friday when she crashed her Mini Cooper into a home in Mar Vista, California. The Apple podcast was published on Friday and then removed from the platform. It's unclear when the episode was taped.
Senate Democrats have had a successful few weeks, culminating in the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. That's earned them back-handed praise from one of their biggest antagonists: Sen. Josh Hawley. He says Democrats' success despite a 50-50 Senate offers a "lesson" for Republicans.
Police in New Mexico and federal agencies were probing the murders of four Muslim men to determine if the killings, the latest of which happened on Friday evening, were linked while the state's governor described them as "targeted killings." Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina told reporters on Saturday that a "young man who is part of the Muslim community was murdered." Police in New Mexico had said earlier that the other three Muslim men murdered in the state's largest city in the past nine months appeared to have been targeted for their religion and race.
Street Outlaws: Fastest in America star Ryan Fellows died in a fiery crash this weekend while filming a race for Discovery's racing competition show. TMZ was first to break the news of Fellows' death, and Discovery confirmed it by tweeting condolences from the official Street Outlaws account. "The Street Outlaws family is heartbroken by the accident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows," the tweet reads.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman released a pair of photos to corroborate reporting in her forthcoming book that White House staffers regularly found ripped-up printed paper clogging a toilet in the presidential residence during former President Trump's administration. The photos, shared with Axios on Monday, reportedly show small pieces of paper in a toilet in the White House and another from an overseas trip. “That Mr. Trump was discarding documents this way was not widely known within the West Wing, but some aides were aware of the habit, which he engaged in repeatedly,” Haberman told the outlet.
YouTube has demonetized two Jordan Peterson videos after the Canadian professor deliberately deadnamed Elliot Page and compared gender-affirming care to Nazi-era medical experimentation. Peterson, who describes himself as “anti-woke” and conservative-leaning, has profited off of his extremist homophobic and transphobic rhetoric for years. In June, Twitter suspended Peterson unless he agreed to delete his tweets misgendering actor Page, citing Twitter's policy against misgendering and deadnaming trans people as a form of harassment.
Fishing in his neighbor's pond, Houma native Tim Trahan said he didn't realize what he had hooked until he reeled it in. Trahan had caught the a state record bluegill, weighing in at 2.24 pounds. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the state Outdoor Writers Association have since confirmed it, and now Trahan and his prize catch are in the record books.
Henry County Police are searching for a man who they say stole equipment from a Home Depot -- but some Facebook users say he shouldn't be too hard to find. DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks] Police posted surveillance photos of the accused thief at the McDonough store on July 28. The photos have since slowly gone viral due to the man's uncanny resemblance to actor Bradley Cooper.
For the automotive industry, a big piece of the legislation is the expansion of the $7,500 federal tax credit for EVs (electric vehicles), in which the cap on automakers to qualify for the credit — which currently is at 200,000 vehicles — will be removed. While that sounds like good news for the automakers, several requirements have now been introduced that have the automakers claiming 70% of EVs and PHEVs (plug-in hybrid EV) will not qualify for the credit. There are 72 EV models currently available for purchase in the United States including battery, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles, says John Bozella, CEO of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a trade group that counts G...
Actor Eddie Deezen is reportedly not competent to stand trial for allegedly burglarizing a nursing home because of a mental disorder. The actor, who played geeky Eugene Felsnic in the "Grease" musical films and Eddie in the 1980s sitcom " Punky Brewster," also has been transferred to the Maryland Department of Health for treatment, TMZ reported. The Maryland resident, 65, is considered a danger to himself and others and will remain under the health department's care until the court believes he no longer poses a threat, the site said, citing the commitment order.
STORY: This perilous route through the Bolivian Andes is marked by narrow lanes, sharp turns and deadly cliffs, earning it the name "Death Road." But after Bolivia opened an alternate route connecting the capital to the Amazon rainforest, funneling most of the heavy vehicle traffic, Death Road saw a return of native wildlife. Guido Ayala is a biologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Charlie Hamilton hasn't irrigated his vineyards with water from the Sacramento River since May, even though it flows just yards from his crop. Nearby to the south, the industrial Bay Area city of Antioch has supplied its people with water from the San Joaquin River for just 32 days this year, compared to roughly 128 days by this time in a wet year. They may be close by, but these two rivers, central arms of California's water system, have become too salty to use in some places as the state's punishing drought drags on.
“The media has anointed men who have sex with men as the biggest threat to our survival from monkeypox.”
“Rich countries have ignored endemic monkeypox in West and Central Africa for far too long, despite having effective vaccines.”
“The biggest worry for Americans is not the disease: It’s that our response to it shows how little we have learned from COVID-19.”
“Monkeypox should be a relatively easier virus to control, but only if the United States takes the needed steps now.”
“Global health officials must advocate for and enact a unified, coherent approach to fighting the monkeypox pandemic.”