A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man's family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, citing other transplant programs' policies.He's 'literally in a corner,' family says »
The story, which a TikToker named Nick (@niicky_diicky) shared in a now-viral video, has turned into a sort of PSA on ways scammers can take advantage of delivery workers. In one recent video, an Uber Eats worker showed how customers can use “tip baiting” to trick their drivers into working faster. Nick's storytime video details an incredibly frustrating experience that left his Instacart account frozen and stalled his ability to work and earn money.
A man who collapsed at a Chinese train station reportedly expressed shame his son was single. The case sparked a social-media debate about the pressures for young people in China to get married. A father in China who seemed to survive a suicide attempt is said to have expressed shame that his son was not yet married at 29.
After a viral TikTok, iPhone users are discovering their device has one more button than they thought — and it can make their lives easier. You're using your iPhone wrong,” TikTok creator @ellyawesometech says, if you aren't utilizing the “secret button” on the back of your phone. The video, which reached 1 million views after one day, reveals an accessibility feature one user said “changed (their) life forever.
In Comachuen, a Purepecha Indigenous community of about 10,000 inhabitants nestled high in the pine-clad mountains of the western state of Michoacan, the whole town survives because of the money sent home by migrants working in the United States. That money, known as remittances, kept families fed after local woodworking sales dropped off a decade ago when pine lumber started to become scarce. The money has allowed their families to remain in Comachuen rather than moving to other parts of Mexico for work.
Virginia residents are concerned about dozens of data centers potentially coming to Prince William County. The plan would plant the centers in the Manassas and Gainesville areas where some say the data centers could threaten the health of humans as well as water and wildlife. Fox 5's Tisha Lewis reports on the matter from Manassas.
Greene was stripped of her committee assignments last year over her violent rhetoric as well as her embrace of racist and antisemitic conspiracy theories. But that hasn't stopped her. Since then, she has suggested a “national divorce,” indicated the Second Amendment could be a defense against Democrats and used racial slurs.
Russia would face massive economic consequences if it launched any kind of military intervention in Ukraine, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday. Russia has massed tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine but denies planning to attack its neighbour. It is seeking sweeping security guarantees from NATO including a pledge that Ukraine will never be allowed to join the alliance.
Sen. Ron Johnson said it's not "society's responsibility" to "take care of other people's children." Instead, Johnson backed slashing unemployment benefits to alleviate the ongoing labor shortage. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson argued against government efforts to make child care cheaper for parents during a visit on Tuesday to Kwik Trip's headquarters in La Crosse.
A witness told federal prosecutors he was there when Matt Gaetz was told he had sex with a minor, The Daily Beast reported. Joe Ellicott was in the room when Joel Greenberg conveyed the information to Gaetz in a phone call in 2017. Ellicott struck a plea deal and is among several people cooperating in the sex crimes probe into Gaetz.
The Biden administration and NATO told Russia on Wednesday there will be no U.S. or NATO concessions on Moscow's main demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine. In separate written responses delivered to the Russians, the U.S. and NATO held firm to the alliance's open-door policy for membership, rejected a demand to permanently ban Ukraine from joining, and said allied deployments of troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe are nonnegotiable. There is no change, there will be no change,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Bright red billboards have popped up in major cities on the east and west coasts, and down south to Texas, offering criticism in bold white letters. Next to these remarks is the culprit's name — Ohio, and a web address, OhioIsForLeaders.com . Anyone who's seen the billboards, or those just learning about them now, may be wondering: What is the “Buckeye State” getting at with these signs?
Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Wednesday mocked faux conservative indignation over President Joe Biden's hot mic moment with Fox News' Peter Doocy. Meyers drew attention to former Donald Trump White House physician Ronny Jackson's disingenuous claim on Fox News that Biden's “stupid son of a bitch” snipe at Doocy showed he was short-tempered, irritable and lashing out — all signals of cognitive decline, he said. Jackson is now a Republican House lawmaker representing Texas.
Norway's prime minister, whose country borders Russia and is a founding member of NATO, said Wednesday he believes it's “a sign of weakness” that President Vladimir Putin has to express Moscow's political views by an “extraordinary” military buildup. Jonas Gahr Støre said in an interview with The Associated Press that he calls it a sign of weakness because it's at the negotiating table where issues that matter to people should be discussed, not by “that kind of military demonstration,” and by pursuing Russia's interests where “the weapons will speak.”
A Wake County man was likely trying to steal valuable parts from a disabled car before getting stuck underneath the car and dying earlier this week, the Wake County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Officials believe Joshua Larry Diehl, 50, noticed a disabled Toyota Camry at the intersection of U.S. 64 and Debnam Road near Zebulon sometime on Sunday night. Officials said they think Diehl was trying to steal the car's catalytic converter when the jack he was using malfunctioned, pinning him underneath the car, sheriff's office spokesperson Eric Curry said in a news release.
Former Baywatch star Alexandra Daddario is known for bringing it in the fitness department (have you seen her YouTube workout videos? The photos are totally casual—they feature Alexandra showing off her tight abs and toned booty from the side, followed by a shot of the actress in comfy-looking sweats, lifting up her shirt slightly so you can see her abs. Alexandra previously told Health that when she trained for her role as a lifeguard in Baywatch, she “was doing more aerobic activity and way more weight training, which is something I've [since] incorporated into my daily routine.”
Global equities are due a rebound after Wednesday's meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve, several indicators based on market levels and positioning are signalling. Share markets have taken a beating as investors have ramped up bets that an era of ultra-low interest rates and vast pools of liquidity that boosted risk assets is fading quickly. The Fed is expected to signal later in the day that it will embark on policy tightening with rate hikes and balance sheet cutbacks.
A plow operator in Ohio was caught on camera launching snow and ice over a highway median Sunday. The turnpike commission immediately put the driver on administrative leave, pending investigation. Ohio's Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission has suspended a snowplow operator after the driver directed snow and ice over the highway median and into oncoming traffic on Sunday.
The U.S. Navy is pausing SEAL training at Washington state parks while a legal battle over their use winds its way through the courts. "It is difficult to find peace in the woods when armed frogmen might be lurking behind every tree," lawyers for the Whidbey Environmental Action Network, the group behind the lawsuit against the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, argued in a legal brief filed last month. The Navy has used Washington state coastal parks for over 30 years for SEAL cold water training and other special operations exercises, with leaders saying the area offers the perfect environment to simulate what the elite forces may encounter on difficult operations overseas.
A monkey with ghostly white circles around its eyes is among 224 new species listed in the World Wildlife Fund's latest update on the greater Mekong region. The conservation group's report, released Wednesday, highlights the need to protect the rich biodiversity and habitats in the region, which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. The monkey is called the Popa langur, for it lives on the steep hillsides of the extinct Mt. Popa volcano in Myanmar.
Curiosity quilled the cat. A young leopard hunting a porcupine in South Africa tried to play it cool, but got too aggressive and paid the price. Watch the video below.
While Russia is still the superior military power and would almost certainly prevail, Ukraine's defense forces could inflict significant damage on Russian troops, according to an analysis by the Atlantic Council, a non-partisan think tank based in Washington. In collaboration with reservists, civil society, and volunteers, they can make any attempted invasion a miserable experience for Russia,” the group concluded in a report last month. TENSIONS IN UKRAINE: US responds to Russia's demands How big is Ukraine's military?
Germany will supply 5,000 military helmets to Ukraine to help defend against a possible Russian invasion, it said on Wednesday - an offer Kyiv mayor and former world champion boxer Vitali Klitschko dismissed as "a joke" that left him "speechless". Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht said Berlin, which has faced growing criticism of its refusal to supply arms to Ukraine as other Western countries have done, was responding to a request from the government in Kyiv. "I received a letter from the Ukrainian embassy, requesting support with military equipment, helmets to be precise," she told reporters.
Two days after the first cases of an offshoot of the more transmissible Omicron variant was discovered in the U.S., 11 cases of the strain, dubbed BA.2, were reported in California on Tuesday. It's early days, but based on the rate of spread in countries such as Denmark and the U.K., some experts are saying that BA.2 is likely to be at least a bit more transmissible than the original Omicron (BA.1). “The consistency of BA.2 growth across several counties means that it's more transmissible than BA.1,” wrote epidemiologist Dr. Katelyn Jetelina of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston on Tuesday.
The moment a Georgia deputy was shot in the chest was recorded by his body camera, and it shows the motorist disguised the weapon by wrapping it in a towel. Deputy John Kile of the Jones County Sheriff's Office was hospitalized and survived the Jan. 23 shooting, due to his bullet proof vest, the department said in a Facebook post. The graphic 10-minute video just released by officials starts with Kile pulling over driver Zachary Lucas Olivar, 24, on a dark two-lane highway between the Wayside and Round Oak communities.
U.S. government scientists said on Wednesday they have taken an important step in the long trek toward making nuclear fusion - the very process that powers stars - a viable energy source for humankind. Using the world's largest laser, the researchers coaxed fusion fuel for the first time to heat itself beyond the heat they zapped into it, achieving a phenomenon called a burning plasma that marked a stride toward self-sustaining fusion energy. The experiments produced the self-heating of matter in a plasma state through nuclear fusion, which is the combining of atomic nuclei to release energy.
“Cooking is the No. 1 way you’re polluting your home … You’re basically living in this toxic soup.”
“People (myself included) like cooking with gas! It’s one of the few energy uses that inspires brand loyalty to the fuel consumed.”
“It’s time to start making new buildings all-electric and switching out all those existing gas appliances, including gas stoves.”
“If you're looking for personal ways to protect the environment and your health right now, you have much bigger fish to fry.”
“Market-based solutions have not achieved their desired goals, thus new ways of thinking need to emerge.”