A Californian is going viral after sharing the biggest culture shocks she faced after moving to Iowa. The clip comes courtesy of Katie Bishop (@katphishhbishh), a podcaster and CRNA student now living in Iowa. Her video, about the most surprising differences between her old state and new one, now has over 800,000 views.
A beloved NC State Fair staple — a booth operating for more than 100 years — is exiting the annual fair for good, and taking its iconic country ham biscuits with it. The booth operated through a partnership of First United Methodist Church of Cary and White Plains United Methodist Church will not return to the fair, the Rev. Rob Phillips of White Plains confirmed to The News & Observer on Monday, The reason for the decision: a lack of staffing exacerbated by COVID-19.
After a hard day or week at work, sometimes we just shuffle home, shove a frozen pizza in the oven, and become one with the couch. There's a special kind of pleasure in it, associating the taste of a frozen pizza with the moment one finally gets to relax. Whether veggie pizza is your jam or you're an all the meats, all the time kind of person, you pretty much know what toppings you're getting into when you prepare a frozen pizza for dinner.
Children of the Underground tells the pulse-pounding true story of charismatic vigilante Faye Yager, who built a vast underground network that hid hundreds of mothers and children, saving them from the alleged abuse of husbands and fathers when a broken court system would not. Stepping out into the spotlight of daytime TV talk shows to raise awareness for the cause, Yager placed herself in the crosshairs of the FBI, setting off a highly publicized trial that raised the specter of a dark side to
Extreme heat belt' According to First Street, the most severe shift in local temperatures is found in Miami-Dade county in Florida where the seven hottest days, currently at 103°F, will increase to 34 days at that same temperature by 2053. Increasing temperatures are broadly discussed in yearly averages, but the focus should be on the extension of the extreme tail events expected in a given year,” said Matthew Eby, founder and CEO of First Street Foundation. We need to be prepared for the inevitable, that a quarter of the country will soon fall inside the extreme heat belt with temperatures exceeding 125°F and the results will be dire.
The Trump Organization's chief financial officer is coming close to reaching a plea deal in a case investigating whether he funneled off-the-books income to himself and other executives at the company, but the potential deal reportedly does not bring prosecutors any closer to their main target: former President Trump. The New York Times reported Monday, citing two people with knowledge, that Allen Weisselberg and his lawyers met with a judge and that a hearing is scheduled on Thursday in the case, pointing to a possible agreement being reached by then. A potential deal might mean Weisselberg faces a far shorter sentence of five months in prison, a person familiar with the matter told the Times.
A once-prominent neurologist convicted last month of sexually abusing patients killed himself Monday at a New York City jail, two people familiar with the matter said. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani, 68, was found unresponsive in a shower area at the Eric M. Taylor Center, a jail at the notorious Rikers Island complex, the people said. Cruciani's lawyer, Frederick Sosinsky, confirmed in a statement that his client had died, but not the manner of death.
A mother is suing after she says an officer broke down her door, went inside her home and slammed her to the ground. DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks] The officer's bodycam captured the violent encounter where the woman was handcuffed, and emergency medical services had to be called. Khanay Yancey has filed a federal lawsuit against Clayton County and the officer, Gregory Tillman.
Nearly six months into a war in Ukraine that Russia can't seem to decisively win, Russian President Vladimir Putin is bragging this week that Russia's weapons are decades ahead of competitors. “Many of them are years, maybe decades ahead of their foreign counterparts, and in terms of tactical and technical characteristics they are significantly superior,” Putin said at an annual arms show Monday, according to Interfax. “Russia sincerely cherishes historically strong friendly, truly trusting ties with the states of Latin America, Asia, Africa, and is ready to offer its partners and allies the most modern types of weapons—from small arms to armored vehicles and artillery, combat aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles,” Putin said.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China's central bank unexpectedly cut a key interest rate for the second time this year and withdrew some cash from the banking system on Monday, to try to revive credit demand to support the COVID-hit economy. Economists and analysts said they believe Chinese authorities are keen to support the sluggish economy by allowing a widening policy divergence with other major economies that are raising interest rates aggressively. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) said it was lowering the rate on 400 billion yuan ($59.33 billion) of one-year medium-term lending facility (MLF) loans to some financial institutions by 10 basis points (bps) to 2.75%, from 2.85%.
A timber rattlesnake chubby enough to qualify as a speed bump was filmed blocking a hiking trail in Tennessee, and viewers on social media can't decide whether to be horrified or dubious. Photographer Sarah Buckner of Chattanooga says she spotted the venomous snake while hiking Saturday, Aug. 13, from the Mullens Cove trailhead to Snooper's Rock. “I almost stepped on it,” Buckner wrote on social media.
Mike told NBC News that the umbrella "went through her arm into her rib cage." Facebook Tammy Perreault In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, Horry County officials acknowledged "the tragic death of a local beachgoer," who was sitting on the beach when an "umbrella became airborne and struck" her. "This is a terrible loss, and we know our community is hurting," wrote Horry County Emergency Management spokesperson Thomas Bell.
Four people were killed when a high-speed chase ended in a fiery head-on collision on a remote West Texas highway, officials said Monday. The episode began at dusk Friday on U.S. 90 just east of Sanderson, about 230 miles (370.15 kilometers) west of San Antonio, according to a Monday statement by the Texas Department of Public Safety. A chase ensued through Sanderson and north on U.S. 285, then ended when the truck veered into the oncoming lane of the two-lane highway and slammed into an oncoming pickup.
An Atlanta-area woman died hours after she was ambushed in a brutal attack over her boyfriend, Georgia authorities say. Antonetta Stevens, 27, and Janine Gonzalez, 17, also face aggravated battery and robbery charges after authorities said they lured 30-year-old Ashley Bocanegra to a Buford apartment on Aug. 11 and attacked her in a fight sparked by an apparent love triangle, Gwinnett County police wrote in a news release. Gonzalez's brother had been romantically involved with Stevens and Bocanegra, authorities said, and their relationship was the reason for the attack.
John Oliver said Afghanistan wasn't doing well under U.S. occupation ― yet the situation got even worse when American troops left one year ago and the Taliban took over. Our exit was the foreign policy equivalent of putting a cake in the oven, and then 40 minutes later taking out a live rat dressed as Hitler,” he said. It's not just a fuck-up.
Stellantis NV's Dodge brand plans to squeeze maximum profit from the farewell party for its petrol-burning Challenger and Charger muscle cars, which are scheduled to go out of production at the end of next year, the company said on Monday. Dodge will offer seven low-volume "heritage-influenced" versions of the Charger and Challenger at certain dealerships - previewing them under cover at events starting Monday in a throwback to marketing tactics that were old when the brand's current leaders were starting their careers. The final run of the current Dodge muscle cars will be allocated to dealers all at once, said brand chief Tim Kuniskis to reporters.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday said Americans might be ready “to turn the page” on former President Trump as he decides whether to run for president a third time. Donald Trump's been a friend of mine for 25 years, and I'm always very open about this on my show. Trump has unleashed a streak of populism in the Republican Party that might not appeal to voters writ large in 2024, Ingraham theorized.
A former White House advisor said she once found classified documents "in the ladies' room." Olivia Troye was homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to former Vice President Mike Pence. A former homeland-security advisor for the Trump administration said she once found classified documents "in the ladies' room" at the White House.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice scoffed Monday at a suggestion by Democratic lawmakers to let voters decide whether abortion should continue to be allowed in the state. The Republican governor said the state's abortion law falls under the scrutiny of the Legislature and the attorney general. During a legislative special session initiated by Justice last month, majority Republicans failed to pass legislation criminalizing abortion.
Whole Foods was concerned that allowing employees to wear Black Lives Matter signage could appear pro-union, Bloomberg reports. Per an internal email, one higher-up said it could be "opening the door for union activity." Whole Foods employees have been fighting with the company since mid-2020 over the dress code.
He also posted a video with the fighters' appeal to their leaders. Their dissatisfaction was caused by the decision of the Russian leadership to send them to reinforce the fighters of another sham statelet, the “Donetsk People's Republic” (“DPR”). We refuse to go and fight on the territory of the DPR,” one of the organizers of the riot said in the video.
Stocks held on to gains Monday, reversing earlier declines, with the Nasdaq leading the way, closing up 0.62% to 13,128.05. Apple (AAPL), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Ally Financial (ALLY): Berkshire Hathaway boosted its stake in Apple, Activision Blizzard, Ally Financial, Paramount Global (PARA) and Celanese (CE), according to a regulatory 13F filing.
Under the current structure, Social Security and Medicare budgets are automatically approved and paid out, but under Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's plan, Congress would have the chance to review and edit these programs' budgets every year. “If you qualify for the entitlement, you just get it no matter what the cost,” Johnson said during an interview on “The Regular Joe Show.” “What we ought to be doing is we ought to turn everything into discretionary spending so it's all evaluated so that we can fix problems or fix programs that are broken, that are going to be going bankrupt.”
John Oliver had a pretty good laugh at GOP Rep. Mike Turner on Sunday night, after the Ohio representative seemed to be having a physical reluctance to defend Donald Trump over the classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago last week, insisting that “classified” doesn't always actually mean “classified.” “But many seem more than happy to do that this week, with multiple Republicans liking the FBI to the Gestapo, Fox News trolling through the Facebook feed of the judge who approved the warrant and showing a meme of his face on Jeffrey Epstein's body and, still, others preemptively minimizing what Trump may have done.” At that, Oliver brought up footage of Turner, speaking to press on the matter and explaining that “there are a number of things that are 'classified' that fall under the umbrella of nuclear weapons but that are not necessarily things that are truly classified.”
Coutte says the advantages of sorghum are that in much of France it does not need to be irrigated, requires no pesticides and needs only a third of the fertilizer that wheat requires. It's not a miracle solution but it is a solution which, among many others, makes it possible to improve things, to consume less plant-protection products, to consume less fertilizer and above all preserve groundwater and water resources. But sorghum isn't totally immune to drought.
“Like it or not, inside American politics, you’re on one side or the other. There is no in between.”
“Were a centrist coalition to arise in service of ‘bipartisan’ policy objectives, it would shift the political center of gravity.”
“Purported constituents for a centrist third party aren’t as large a group as is often imagined and aren’t really centrists, either.”
“A successful third party is one that integrates itself or its program into one of the two major parties.”
“Favoritism for party candidates is a tough mountain to climb … Americans prefer to vote for a candidate they believe can win.”