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A sheriff said no charges will be filed against a South Carolina father whose 20-month-old boys died from heat after he forgot to drop them off at daycare and left them in his vehicle because he was under intense pressure at work. Watching investigators interview the father was one of the most heartbreaking things Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said he has seen in his 46 years in law enforcement. Brycen and Brayden McDaniel died from exposure to the heat as temperatures inside the SUV reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 degrees Celsius) on a muggy late summer day, Richland County Coroner Nadia Rutherford said.
John Walsh said he didn't think Brian Laundrie ever went to the Carlton Reserve. Walsh wondered whether anyone had seen Laundrie since he returned to his family home. John Walsh, the host of "In Pursuit," has joined the search for Brian Laundrie and expressed skepticism over whether anyone actually saw Laundrie in his family home after he returned from a road trip with Gabby Petito.
Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell had a good chuckle on air Tuesday night after apparently discovering an error on the first page of former President Donald Trump's lawsuit against his niece Mary Trump, The New York Times and three of its reporters. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in New York, alleges that the Times participated in an “insidious plot” with Mary Trump to obtain his private tax files, which were then used in its bombshell reporting about his financial history, The Daily Beast reported. As she signed off her program and handed over to O'Donnell, Maddow said she had just received a copy of the lawsuit during the commercial break.
A Republican official in Arizona resigned Tuesday from the board overseeing Maricopa County after a recording emerged of him criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a review of the 2020 election. During the meeting recorded surreptitiously last March, Supervisor Steve Chucri suggested two fellow Republican county supervisors opposed the review by Senate Republicans because they nearly lost their own 2020 races. Chucri apologized in a statement announcing his resignation and said he shouldn't have made the comments, adding “the political landscape has changed for the worst this year.
A camper who believes she saw Brian Laundrie around the time Gabby Petito went missing said she saw him "acting weird." Jessica Schultz tipped the FBI on the location where a body was found, which authorities thought belonged to the travel vlogger. The FBI and the Petito family's lawyer confirmed Tuesday that the remains belonged to 22-year-old Petito.
The last text Gabby Petito sent before she went missing while road-tripping across the U.S. with her fiancé set off alarm bells for her mother, who became fearful for the 22-year-old's safety after receiving the “odd” message. That's according to a newly-unsealed search warrant giving North Port, Florida, police permission to search a hard drive investigators found in Petito's white van, which she and Brian Laundrie, 23, had been using to tour the country's national parks. The text message read, 'Can you help Stan, I just keep getting his voicemails and missed calls,'” the warrant states.
Robin Steenman, an Air Force veteran and white mother of three, is fed up with the way public schools in her community of Franklin, Tennessee are teaching kids about race. She believes that the reading materials and teachers' manuals are biased, specifically the lessons taught to second graders about civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Kids leave class believing that white people are oppressors and minorities are victims, Steenman claims. While her only school-age child attends private school, Steenman nevertheless wants the public system, Williamson County Schools, to change its approach.
Maybe you realize fall is in the air when you go to grab a sweater or light jacket before leaving your house or maybe it is when you have to get the rake out of storage because the leaves have turned from green to red and then fallen from the trees. Last year though, on a trip to the Okanagan Valley, The Weather Network found out a new way to tell when the seasons are about to change. Jenna Bower is an interpreter at the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, and while we were touring the grounds, we spotted a deer grazing for food.
California is located in a hot-zone of fault lines that can rupture without warning. Parts of the San Andreas fault have not ruptured in over 200 years, meaning it's overdue for a high-magnitude earthquake commonly referred to as "The Big One." Here's what experts say could happen in seconds, hours, and days after the Big One hits the West Coast.
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans. The increasingly lethal turn has filled hospitals, complicated the start of the school year, delayed the return to offices and demoralized health care workers. It is devastating, said Dr. Dena Hubbard, a pediatrician in the Kansas City, Missouri, area who has cared for babies delivered prematurely by cesarean section in a last-ditch effort to save their mothers, some of whom died.
The U.S. Space Force unveiled new prototype uniforms for its service members Tuesday, and drew a plethora of reactions on social media. Gen. Jay Raymond, Chief of Space Operations at the U.S. Space Force, announced the new uniforms during a speech at the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber conference. Breaking from the style of other military branch dress uniforms — which are typically suit style with buttons down the center — the Space Force uniforms feature a dark blue wraparound jacket with diagonal silver buttons.
When President Joe Biden moved into the White House in January, a new book reports, he found his new home somewhat cold — with unusual remnants of Donald Trump's presidency. Peril, by the Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, contains headline-making reporting on the fraught final days of Trump's administration. "Trump's existence permeated the White House," the Peril authors write, according to an ABC News report.
The husband then accused the supervisor of being a “home-wrecker” and included his name and occupation in the post. The victim and her supervisor learnt about the public post, which went viral with 1,000 comments and was shared some 2,000 times. It had also garnered 3,000 likes.
Haitians deported from the U.S. on Tuesday assaulted the pilots on board one of the flights when it arrived in Port-au-Prince and injured three U.S. immigration officers, according to a source familiar with internal reports of the incident. Unrest broke out shortly after a flight carrying single adult men arrived and released the men to Haitian authorities on the tarmac. The men assaulted the pilots of that plane, who work for a government contractor licensed to fly deportation flights for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, while the families were still on board.
A Washington man on a camping trip in Yellowstone was found dead Monday, park officials said. Mark O'Neill, a 67-year-old from Chimacum planned to stay four nights in Yellowstone's backcountry with his half-brother. The two planned to go to Shoshone Lake, the park's second-largest lake.
Four people whose bodies were found in an abandoned SUV in western Wisconsin were killed in St. Paul, Minnesota, where three of the victims lived, police said Monday. Investigators with the Saint Paul Police Department's homicide unit said in a statement that they would be assuming the lead role in the investigation into the deaths of Matthew Pettus, 26, and half-sister Jasmine Sturm, 30, and Sturm's boyfriend, 35-year-old Loyace Foreman III, all of St. Paul; and 30-year-old Nitosha Flug-Presley, of Stillwater, Minnesota, a close friend of Sturm. The victims' bodies were found by a farmer in a cornfield on Sept. 12 just outside of the Town of Sheridan in Dunn County, roughly 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of St. Paul.
Two Los Angeles residents believe they have solved the mystery of Croatia's Jane Doe—a woman found wrapped in a sheet on a rocky island who spoke perfect English but did not know her own name. Nina Smidt told The Daily Beast that the scratched-up woman pictured in photos that flashed around the globe this week worked as an artisan at a company where she was a manager in 2015. The company was operating out of a warehouse known as Second Space in downtown Los Angeles, and landlord Tyler Madsen allowed the woman to live there rent-free so she could save up money to move to Ireland and get off Skid Row.
Eric Trump's attorney in a fraud lawsuit against the Trump Organization has quit. A court filing from September 14 showed that Marc Mukasey stopped giving counsel to Eric. The attorney representing Eric Trump in a civil fraud lawsuit against the Trump Organization has quit, a court filing shows.
A Michigan lawmaker told another lawmaker that he hoped her “car explodes on the way in,” according to text messages filed in court to support a request for a personal protection order. Marino, a Macomb County Republican, and Manoogian, an Oakland County Democrat, had a personal relationship that ended more than a year ago. Manoogian, 29, obtained a protection order last week from a judge, a few days after Marino, 32, was removed from House committees for alleged abuse. State police are investigating.
This is Ashley Estrada, a small business owner in LA who recently went viral after her trip to get ice cream with her cousin ended with them discovering an Apple AirTag hidden behind the license plate of her car. For those who don't know, AirTags were designed to help those of us who lose everyday objects like our keys, wallet, backpacks, etc. Once attached to an item, the AirTag's location will pop up on the owner's radar in the Find My app, and they are then directed toward its whereabouts.
It took a day, but a Bronx gunman got his revenge on a teenager who tossed him around like a rag doll during a road rage clash, police said Tuesday. “Remember me?” the triggerman said before pumping two bullets into the 17-year-old on Oak Point Ave. near Hunts Point Ave. at 4 a.m. in Hunts Point on Monday, cops said.
A pilot has been arrested in connection with brutal attacks on women in Southern California where he allegedly choked them into unconsciousness and assaulted them in bushes off of a running trail, prosecutors announced Monday. Prosecutors said he raped one victim and tried to sexually assault the other two women in Aliso Viejo, a city about 50 miles (81 kilometers) south of Los Angeles. Officials believe there may be other victims in the U.S. and abroad because of his job as an international commercial cargo pilot, Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said Monday during a news briefing to announce the arrest.
While the Delta variant's dominance in the United States is nearly universal, news of another spreading strain of Covid-19 has recently surfaced. Known as R.1, the new variant was first found stateside in Kentucky which, according to Governor Andy Beshear, is among the three states with the highest infection rates. R.1 was first identified via an outbreak at a skilled nursing facility there.
A lawyer representing the two heirs of Alex Murdaugh's dead housekeeper and nanny said Tuesday he's located the missing judge's order that approved a $4.3 million settlement in a case where the heirs were to get $2.76 million but got nothing. “I will be turning this order over to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division,” Columbia attorney Eric Bland said., “Given the fact that SLED is not only investigating the housekeeper's death, but also what happened to the money in the subsequent insurance settlement.” The judge's order showing that the two heirs of the late Gloria Satterfield were to get $2.76 million is important because those heirs — Satterfield's sons — in fact never got any money, Bland said.
Farmer David Armstrong recently finished planting what is likely the most challenging crop his family has ever cultivated since his ancestors started farming in 1865 - 20,000 coffee trees. Except Armstrong is not in the tropics of Central America - he is in Ventura, California, just 60 miles (97 km) away from downtown Los Angeles. "I guess now I can say I am a coffee farmer!" he said, after planting the last seedlings of high-quality varieties of arabica coffee long cultivated in sweltering equatorial climates.
“It wouldn’t take much of an annual wealth tax to rescue the retirement system.”
“Privatizing Social Security — or at least letting individuals opt-out so they can escape the sinking ship — would be a huge win.”
“Congress could save hundreds of billions of dollars by modestly paring back the benefit formula for future wealthy retirees.”
“Raising the retirement age reduces the number of beneficiaries, thereby reducing the costs of the program.”
“Social Security as we know it needs to be abolished and replaced with a better system.”