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An Amazon delivery driver is drawing all sorts of praise after a customer captured his “hysterical” encounter with her husband. The exchange, captured on a Ring doorbell camera, comes courtesy of a TikTok user named @Stephanielerin. With holiday shopping season in full swing, TikTok has been flush with popular clips involving delivery drivers and their customers.
Jussie Smollett testified Monday at his criminal trial over accusations that he staged a hate crime against himself. Jussie Smollett took the witness stand on Monday at his criminal trial over accusations that he staged a hate crime against himself to gain publicity, saying that he previously did drugs and "made out" at a bathhouse with one of the men authorities say he hired to attack him. The 39-year-old ex-"Empire" actor testified in his own defense on day five of the high-profile trial in an attempt to demonstrate that he was actually a victim of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago in the early morning hours of January 29, 2019.
Thorbjørn Olesen, the Ryder Cup-winning Danish golfer, sexually assaulted a woman on a British Airways flight after drinking champagne and vodka and taking sleeping pills, a court has heard. The 31-year-old was on his way home from a tournament in Memphis, Tennessee, and was travelling with English golf stars Ian Poulter and Justin Rose, when he allegedly grabbed a woman's breast, swore, pushed a member of the cabin crew and urinated on a first class seat. Prior to the incident, witnesses claimed they saw a small group of passengers gathered around Mr Olesen's seat with a handful of "brightly coloured pills".
Craig Wright, a computer scientist who claims to be the inventor of Bitcoin, prevailed in a civil trial verdict Monday against the family of a deceased business partner that claimed it was owed half of a cryptocurrency fortune worth tens of billions. A Florida jury found that Wright did not owe half of 1.1 million Bitcoin to the family of David Kleiman. The jury did award $100 million in intellectual property rights to a joint venture between the two men, a fraction of what Kleiman's lawyers were asking for at trial.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Saturday shared an image that shows two bobcats camouflaged in a wintry landscape, and asked its Facebook followers: “There are two bobcats in this snapshot from Lincoln County! Can you find both? It's probably not so much a matter of if viewers will spot both bobcats, but how long it will take them.
Heather Graham is looking extra fit in her latest Instagram snaps. Right before the premiere of her latest film, The Last Son, the 51-year-old actress posted an IG photo dump that included several pics of herself wearing a sequined minidress—and wow, her legs are fierce AF! To stay in shape, Heather is majorly into yoga: "For fun, I would go on a yoga retreat and do four hours of yoga a day," she said.
A U.S. congressman on Saturday posted a Christmas picture of himself and what appeared to be his family, smiling and posing with an assortment of guns, just days after four teenagers were killed in a shooting at a Michigan high school. Ethan Crumbley, 15, on Tuesday carried out the deadliest U.S. school shooting this year, the latest in a decades-long series of mass shootings at U.S. schools. Massie, who represents a solidly Republican district, posted the picture of himself and six others holding firearms resembling an M60 machine gun, AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a Thompson submachine gun.
In a tense arraignment Saturday morning, James and Jennifer Crumbley listened by videoconference from separate jail cells as they were charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shootings of four Oxford High School students, who, police say, were gunned down by the couple's 15-year-old son, Ethan. As the judge read each of the charges, one for each of the four students, she asked Jennifer Crumbley if she understood. The arraignment, at which the couple entered pleas of not guilty, capped an extraordinary day and a half during which the Crumbleys, considered fugitives by authorities, were captured in Detroit after an intense manhunt and then placed in the same jail facility in Oakland County, Michigan, that held their son, with each of the three in isolation.
"Biden goes around coughing on people all over the place," Trump added. In a statement Monday morning, former President Donald Trump denied revelations from his own former chief of staff's book on the updated timeline of his COVID-19 infection from October 2020. "The Fake News continues to push the false narrative that I had Covid prior to the first debate," Trump said, in response to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows' account of the then-president first testing positive for the virus on Sept. 26.
Dozens of tanks and soldiers fired explosives and machine guns in drills Monday on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, a main stronghold for a nation that is perhaps the world's least-known military powerhouse. Just across the sea from rival Russia, Japan opened up its humbly named Self Defense Force's firing exercises to the media in a display of public firepower that coincides with a recent escalation of Chinese and Russian military moves around Japanese territory. The drills, which foreign journalists rarely have a chance to witness, will continue for nine days and include about 1,300 Ground Self Defense Force troops.
Next door neighbors go at it over trash cans blocking a parking spot and the street ends up covered with their contents. Another neighbor unleashes an epic rant over the snow shoveled onto his driveway. A city dweller moves to the country, makes friends with his new neighbor only to find out he's not what he seems.
Troy Roberts: That's why you have to get help. Dr. Brian Kennedy: She is a risk to the family members. Dr. Brian Kennedy was one of the psychiatrists who saw Caralee.
Survivors of previous infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, known as SARS-CoV-2, may be at higher risk for re-infection with the Omicron variant than with earlier versions of the virus, according to preliminary findings. In South Africa, where Omicron was first reported, researchers reviewed data on nearly 2.8 million infections and saw that while the risk of a first infection rose when the earlier Beta and Delta variants spread during the pandemic's second and third waves, the risk of re-infection was low and did not change. SARS-CoV-2 infections are usually diagnosed without genetic sequencing to confirm the responsible variant, so this study cannot prove that Omicron is better able to evade the immune defenses put up by the body in response to a previous infection.
A court order that permitted Keith Smith, on a ventilator in a medically induced coma from COVID-19, to be treated with the controversial drug ivermectin, was issued late Friday afternoon. The order, in response to Darla Smith's petition to compel the hospital to administer the drug to her husband of 24 years, was, to some, kind of confusing, and that led to two days of lawyers negotiating its implementation, frustrating Darla's attempts to have her husband receive the drug. The brief order denied Darla Smith's request for an emergency injunction to force UPMC to administer ivermectin, an anti-parasitic that is not part of the medical center's COVID-19 protocols and is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of the viral disease.
Switzerland has just legalized a new way to die by assisted suicide. The country's medical review board has just given authorization for use of the Sarco Suicide Pod, which is a 3-D-printed portable coffin-like capsule with windows that can be transported to a tranquil place for a person's final moments of life. Conventional assisted-suicide methods have generally involved a chemical substance.
At first, Henry Bridger II supported Kshama Sawant, Seattle's combative socialist city councilmember. A liberal voter in one of the most liberal neighborhoods in an extremely liberal city, he liked her fresh outlook and support for a $15 minimum wage. Seven years later, Bridger is leading an effort to recall Sawant.
A woman who flew in a private jet to Washington before the Capitol riot is preparing for prison. Jenna Ryan said in a TikTok on Sunday that she planned to practice yoga and lose weight in prison. The Texas realtor said that if she loses weight, "it will be worth going to prison."
David Letterman wasted no time in ripping former President Donald Trump at the rejuvenated Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday, Deadline reported. The annual Washington arts and culture event, which was repeatedly snubbed by Trump, and delayed and downscaled by the pandemic, was presided over by President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden. Tonight, it is quite nice, very nice, to see the presidential box once again being occupied,” Letterman said to cheers that turned into a standing ovation for Biden.
Insurance companies operating in Louisiana will be charged at least $100 million to pay the claims of two failed property insurers who went belly up in Hurricane Ida's aftermath. But the cost of dealing with the insolvent insurers ultimately will fall on the state after companies recoup the dollars through a series of tax credits. The Advocate reports that the board of the Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association — a state-sponsored safety net for policyholders -- voted for the first time since 2004 to charge insurers 1% of their net written premiums to help fill its coffers.
Ririe said a St. Luke's physician refused to listen to her when Walter needed a new MRI and reacted negatively to prescribed medication. But medical records, confirmed by St. Luke's officials and Ririe, corroborated one thing: Ririe and Walter's physician, Dr. Lindsey Foy, butted heads on Walter's care. Walter was ultimately left with few options for doctors.
Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo announced Monday he will be leaving his SiriusXM program, “Let's Get After It. The way my time ended at CNN was hard,” he said in a statement, referencing his firing over the weekend. While I have a thick skin, I also have a family, for whom the past week has been extraordinarily difficult.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday said his armed forces were capable of fighting off any Russian attack, as the country marked its national army day with a display of U.S. armoured vehicles and patrol boats. U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged his "unwavering support" to Ukraine in its standoff with Moscow and will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to try to defuse the crisis. Zelenskiy is set to speak to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday.
The CEO of Better.com, a digital mortgage company, laid off more than 900 employees over Zoom last week. He accused "at least 250" terminated staffers of working just two hours a day, Fortune reported. Better's management team reviewed employee productivity data such as missed phone calls, he said.
One parent said he gave details on how he would have done the Oxford school shooting differently. A Michigan high-school teacher was suspended over comments he was accused of making in the aftermath of the Oxford High School shooting that left four dead last week. Hopkins High School in Allegan County, south of Grand Rapids, placed the unnamed teacher on leave Friday after investigating rumors he said he was "going to shoot up the school," the local news outlet WZZM13 reported.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have settled on a strategy to deal with a handful of Republican lawmakers who have stirred outrage with violent, racist and sometimes Islamophobic comments. The path to power for Republicans in Congress is now rooted in the capacity to generate outrage. The alarming language, and the fundraising haul it increasingly produces, is another example of how Donald Trump, the former president, has left his mark on politics, changing the way Republicans rise to influence and authority.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”