The debate was sparked once again on Jan. 11, when TikTok user @ericgoldie shared a short clip of an awkward interaction with a fellow passenger. It actually came in response to another TikToker's comment, who first discussed a similar scenario they had experienced. “Literally on my flight this morning,” he wrote in his post caption, before sharing a video of the person behind him slowly reaching forward to open his window shade.
The construction of a Chinese-owned corn mill in North Dakota will likely be halted after the U.S. Air Force flagged it as a “significant threat to national security.” Fufeng Group, an MSG and xanthan gum manufacturer based in Shandong province, China, previously bought 370 acres of farmland in Grand Forks through its American subsidiary. The city council approved the company's $700 million proposal to build the mill last year, citing economic development success.
Eagles' OL Sills indicted on rape charges, put on exempt list originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Eagles reserve offensive lineman Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges in his home state of Ohio. Sills, 25, was indicted by a Guernsey County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court grand jury on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping, both first-degree felonies. Warning: The details in this story are graphic and may disturb some readers.
The “micro bikini” from Kim Kardashian's SKIMS collection is taking a major beating on TikTok this week after one woman brilliantly illustrated just how impossibly tiny it really is. According to TikTok user @bbysarita's post, the barely-there bikini set leaves very little to the imagination — and might as well be like walking naked on the beach. “If you've been eyeing the SKIMS micro bikini and wondering about the size, these are tortilla chips for scale,” she says in the now-viral TikTok.
Nikki Haley—former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador—is set to announce her intentions to run for president later this month. Barring any other last-minute eager beavers, Haley will be former President Donald Trump's first official challenger for the 2024 Republican nomination. Personally, I will always remember Haley for her steadfast belief that “women don't care about contraception.” When on The View in 2012, Haley made that bold statement to a room full of women who...seemed to disagree.
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.
Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at the funeral of Tyre Nichols, the 29-year-old Black man who died three days after being beaten by Memphis police officers during a traffic stop. Harris said the violent act by police, which was captured on video, was not in pursuit of public safety. The vice president also called for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
A massive group of elk made its way from snowy mountains to a city and dashed alongside drivers on a Utah freeway for a second time in a week. A herd of about 40 elk was spotted Wednesday, Feb. 1, near the Interstate 215 and Interstate 80 interchange in Salt Lake City, the Utah Department of Transportation said on Twitter. The elk slowed drivers and caused delays as wildlife officials tried to herd them back to the mountains.
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.
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.
Members of a small New York community are furious at their local school for sharing a painfully tone-deaf social media post in which a dirty snowman was praised for its “diversity.” The Coxsackie-Athens Central School District posted an image on Tuesday of three elementary-aged students proudly standing behind a snowman they had built, local radio station WRRV reported. “I would like for Coxsackie-Athens Central School Districts to explain the meaning of this post?” a Facebook user from Hudson, New York, wrote.
Alina Habba is stepping down as lead counsel representing Donald Trump in E. Jean Carroll's rape lawsuit. Joe Tacopina, who has represented the Washington Commanders NFL team and Meek Mill, will lead Trump's team. Carroll's lawyer said in a court filing that Habba would withdraw entirely — which Habba and Tacopina denied.
In his eulogy for Tyre Nichols on Wednesday, the Rev. Al Sharpton singled out the five Black Memphis police officers indicted for their roles in Nichols's death. Noting that the alleged crimes took place not far from the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered on April 4, 1968, while waging a protest campaign to try to ensure the safety of Black workers in the city, Sharpton drew a line connecting the legacy of the slain civil rights hero to the killing of Nichols. “The reason why, Mr. and Mrs. Wells [Nichols's stepfather and mother], what happened to Tyre is so personal to me is that five Black men that wouldn't have had a job in the police department, would not ever be thought of to be in an elite squad in the city that Dr. King lost his life, not far away from that balcony, you beat a brother to death,” Sharpton said in his address.
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.
The wife of a man accused of driving a Tesla off a cliff said he "intentionally" did it, the DA said. The wife of a California doctor who has been accused of purposefully driving his Tesla off a cliff in the state with his family inside screamed to rescuers at the scene that her husband "intentionally drove the car over" the edge, a local district attorney said. "She shouted that out" to medics as they rescued her from the vehicle, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told Insider on Tuesday of Neha Patel, the wife of Dharmesh Patel.
Cadillac revamped the Lyriq page on its retail website, but the brand still isn't ready to share new information about what's coming to the EV crossover yet. For now we turn to GM Authority for updates on what's to come, the all-General-all-the-time site reporting two more important changes for the 2024 Lyriq. The first is a new entry-level trim called Tech, the second is that the Tech trim lowers the entry price.
Raymond Babaian, Valiant Law A former beverage cart attendant is suing a golf club for over $15 million after she says she was groped and sexually harassed by members while working there. In documents obtained by PEOPLE and filed in Orange County Superior Court on Jan. 24, 26-year-old Peyton Stover claims that management at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, California, failed to protect her from harassment and assault by its affluent members. "A lawsuit filed today says a Seal Beach golf club forced a young beverage cart attendant to endure club members' ongoing sexual advances," reads a release from Stover's law firm obtained by PEOPLE.
Hypersonic missiles are weapons capable of traveling at speeds of Mach 5 and beyond. The U.S. Air Force successfully tested and concluded its Hypersonic Airbreathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) missile, a technology demonstrator. The U.S. Air Force is hard at work on a next-gen hypersonic bomber, and even commercial aviation is looking for ways to push planes into Mach 5 and beyond.
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.
Prisoners recruited by Russia's Wagner Group to fight in Ukraine seem to be increasingly realizing they've been duped, and that no one ever counted on bringing them back alive. One inmate recruited by the group back in November has absconded from his team in Ukraine's Luhansk region and fled to Russia by bus and ride-sharing app, where he says he is now hiding out in fear of revenge. Troshkin said he had a couple years left to serve at a penal colony in Siberia when Wagner Group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin visited in the fall and “colorfully” told prisoners about their chance for a pardon.
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”).
President Biden says he won't send F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, despite reports that some Pentagon officials are pushing for it. Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder, now president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, joins CBS News' John Dickerson to discuss the factors Mr. Biden must weigh what it could mean for the future of the war in Ukraine.
On July 1, the parole board denied Dunlap's request for a medical commutation, citing, in part, her 1976 first-degree murder conviction for fatally shooting a woman, and another conviction that year for her role in the group torture of a woman who was tied up, stabbed, shot and left for dead by the Detroit River. Dunlap had injected her with a "massive dose" of heroin laced with bleach that night, according to trial testimony, though the woman survived. Without elaborating, the parole board concluded Dunlap's request had no merit.
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.
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.
“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.”