The bodies of two Russian soldiers lay bloating in trees on opposite sides of the road, close to the blasted hulks of the cars and the van in which Ukrainian army officers said the dead men's unit was retreating into the eastern town of Lyman. Unaware that their forces already had withdrawn from the key rail junction, the Russians last weekend drove into an ambush by Ukrainian special forces, their flight and lives ended by a storm of gunfire, the officers said. The bodies, the ruined vehicles and carpets of bullets, torn uniforms and metal shards testified on Wednesday to Moscow's loss of Lyman to a Ukrainian counteroffensive that has reclaimed parts of Donestk province overrun by Russian forces earlier this year.
A teacher in Iredell County is accused of sending a nude image and sexually explicit video of herself to a student, according to the sheriff's office. Investigators said they received a report on Sept. 22 regarding April Viney, 44. According to authorities, the victim was a former student of Viney as an underclassman at West Iredell.
Channel 9 photographer Ulen Hodges captured an interesting photograph Tuesday while covering flooding in Orange County's Orlo Vista neighborhood. The community, which sits south of West Colonial Drive between North Hiawassee and North Kirkman roads, has enduring ongoing flooding. Neighbors have begun to assess the damages left behind by the hurricane, and at one home, Hodges spotted a seemingly ancient fish called the Florida gar.
Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was the victim of a violent attack in 2017 when his neighbor slammed into him from behind outside his Kentucky home. Earlier that year, Paul took cover when a gunman opened fire while GOP members of Congress practiced for a charity baseball game. Paul revived those traumatic events in his bid for reelection this year, with an incendiary social media video attacking his Democratic challenger, Charles Booker.
In case you missed it: Boil water notice lifted for City of Naples Useful links to help you with post Hurricane Ian challenges in Collier County Damages to buildings, homes and business estimated at more than $1.5B in Naples Like buckets from 'Sorcer's Apprentice' water kept coming The next seminal moment involved duct tape. Shtereva began plastering it over her doors and windows, including the garage door into the kitchen. And still the water rose.
The US Navy's first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford deployed Tuesday. Donald Trump once ranted about the ship's look, according to a book. The US Navy's most advanced aircraft carrier – which was commissioned and then later critiqued by former President Donald Trump – deployed Tuesday from Norfolk, Virginia, to head to the Atlantic.
If Russian President Vladimir Putin makes good on his threat to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the United States would likely respond with a sweeping economic embargo combined with a massive conventional attack on Russian military positions that could quickly wipe out the Russian president's invading military forces, said Joseph Cirincione, a national security analyst and leading expert on nuclear warfare. The U.S. and NATO “could destroy the Russian forces in Ukraine in a matter of days,” said Cirincione, author of the book “Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late,” in an interview on the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast.
STORY: Chiu said China's crossings of the median line indicated a new way of doing things, which Taiwan would resist. Taiwan's defence ministry said on Tuesday (October 4) that China was seeking to "normalize" its military activities close to the self-ruled island, including crossing the median line of the Taiwan Strait, which poses a challenge like none seen before. For years, China tacitly acknowledged the unmarked median line but in 2020 a foreign ministry spokesman stated it "did not exist."
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One month after their counteroffensive began, Ukrainian forces have gained significant ground following months of Russia's advances in the south and east of the country. According to the Institute for the Study of War, Ukraine's counteroffensive made substantial headway from Sept. 4 to Oct. 3 in regaining territory from the northern city of Kharkiv to the border with Luhansk as well as several pockets in northern Kherson. In his nightly address on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said more than 450 settlements had been liberated thanks to the “defense operation that began in September and is still ongoing.”
While Ukraine's military has been successfully chasing Russian troops out of one territory after another, Vladimir Putin's foot soldiers have apparently been turning their weapons on each other as the Russian leader's “special military operation” continues to come apart at the seams in spectacular fashion. The Kremlin's flailing bid to get an edge on the battlefield by deploying mercenaries from the Wagner Group—which now includes hundreds of prison inmates—has reportedly backfired as the private military force butts heads with the Russian military. The growing conflict resulted in a Wagner fighter gunning down a lieutenant colonel in the Russian army—a deadly episode of “friendly fire” that the Kremlin is said to be trying to sweep under the rug, according to the human rights group Gulagu.net.
Keith Papini had been one of his wife's biggest advocates, but when investigators revealed in 2020 that her kidnapping four years earlier had been an elaborate hoax, the dad of two told investigators he was “in shock.” “I'm the idiot husband that stayed around the whole time,” Keith said in August of 2020 as he sat down to talk with investigators after the stunning revelation, according to interrogation footage included in an episode of ABC's “20/20,” which aired on Friday. Sherri Papini was sentenced to 18 months in prison last month for lying to the FBI and claiming that two Hispanic women had abducted her at gunpoint in November of 2016 while she had been out jogging near her Redding, California home.
Like nearly 50% of Americans, Talia (not her real name) had gained weight over the pandemic and wanted to do something about it. After a friend lost 40 pounds using semaglutide — a prescription injectable weight-loss medication that's garnering a lot of buzz right now — her interest was piqued. The New York resident made an appointment with her friend's doctor and asked about any potential risks and whether she needed to follow a specific diet while on the medication.
Greene, who recently made headlines for saying Pride Month “needs to end,” has previously targeted the transportation secretary with bizarre and nonsensical homophobia. In March, she told Trump rally attendees in Georgia that “Pete Buttigieg can take his electric vehicles and his bicycles, and he and his husband can stay out of our girls' bathrooms. The following month, she said that “mom and dad have been replaced by Chasten and Pete Buttigieg and their designer babies.
There's not much that can send a grizzly bear running scared — especially not a mother with cubs in tow — but a nature guide recently witnessed just that, and it's only the second most surprising thing he saw that day. As many as 13 wolverines were gathered, chasing a grizzly and three cubs across the steep, rugged terrain of the Grand Tetons, according to an Oct. 2 Facebook post by ecotourism agency Yellowstone Insight. Doug MacCartney snapped pictures of the distant figures rushing through a band of snow on Aug. 8, the post said.
A malfunctioning South Korean ballistic missile blew up as it plowed into the ground Wednesday during a live-fire drill with the United States that was a reprisal for North Korea's successful launch a day earlier of a weapon that flew over Japan and has the range to strike the U.S. territory of Guam. The explosion and subsequent fire panicked and confused residents of the coastal city of Gangneung, who were already uneasy over the increasingly provocative weapons tests by rival North Korea. Their concern that it could be a North Korean attack only grew as the military and government officials provided no explanation about the explosion for hours.
John Fetterman labeled Mehmet Oz a "puppy killer" following a bombshell news article by Jezebel. Fetterman dragged Oz on Twitter, asking for "help to keep the #PuppyKiller out of the US Senate." Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman slammed his GOP rival Mehmet Oz on Tuesday following a bombshell report on hundreds of dogs that died in experiments linked to the latter.
Lizzo made history last week when she played a 200-year-old flute once owned by former President James Madison. Now, the singer has been presented with a new opportunity: to perform at Madison's home. The Virginia house, called Montpelier, is a museum and memorial to the former president, who led the nation from 1809 to 1817.
Russia's retreat from a key Ukrainian city over the weekend elicited outcry from an unlikely crowd – state-run media outlets that typically cast Moscow's war in glowing terms. A series of embarrassing military losses in recent weeks has presented a challenge for prominent hosts of Russian news and political talk shows struggling to find ways to paint Ukraine's gains in a way that is still favorable to the Kremlin. Frustration with the battlefield setbacks has long been expressed in social media blogs run by nationalist pundits and pro-Kremlin analysts, and the volume grew after Ukraine's counteroffensive last month around Kharkiv in the northeast.
A drive-by shooter shot at a family of five more than a dozen times while they slept in their rental car, according to Florida police. At around 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 5, a person in a dark-colored two-door sedan fired more than 12 rounds into the family's vehicle, which was parked near a public recreation center in Tampa, according to a post on the Tampa Police Department's Facebook page. The family, which is experiencing homelessness, is being temporarily housed by Choice Hotels.
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Prominent Egyptian archaeologists have renewed a call for the return of the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum to Egypt, 200 years after the deciphering of the slab unlocked the secrets of hieroglyphic script and marked the birth of Egyptology. The archaeologists' online campaign has gathered 2,500 signatures so far and aims to "tell Egyptians what has been taken from them", said Monica Hanna, acting Dean of the College of Archaeology in the Egyptian city of Aswan. The Rosetta Stone dates to 196 BC and was unearthed by Napoleon's army in northern Egypt in 1799.
One of two disturbances in the Atlantic now has an 80% chance of becoming a tropical depression sometime in the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center said. According to the NHC, a broad area of low pressure has continued to produce showers and thunderstorms over the ocean, a few hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands in West Africa. The system is expected to move generally northwestward over the eastern Atlantic and is likely to form into a tropical depression sometime in the next day or two.
Alligators and snakes are swarming around Florida homes destroyed by Hurricane Ian, an official said. "There are a lot [of] places that are not livable," Sanibel Fire Chief William Briscoe told CNN. Briscoe added, "There are alligators running around, and there are snakes all over the place."
Dozens of firefighters rushed to douse blazes on Wednesday in a town near Ukraine's capital Kyiv following multiple strikes caused by what local officials said were Iranian-made loitering munitions, often known as 'kamikaze drones'. Six drones hit a building overnight in Bila Tserkva, around 75 km (45 miles) south of the capital, said the governor of the Kyiv region, Oleksiy Kuleba. Ukraine has reported a spate of Russian attacks with Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones in the last three weeks, but the strike on Bila Tserkva was by far the closest to Kyiv.
“They give voters the chance to hear candidate views. In their own words. In real time.”
“There is campaigning, and there is governing. Two different things. … In the end, it is governing that really matters.”
“We are in a crisis of democracy, and we need to be able to figure out how to disagree.”
“In very close races, small mistakes can prove decisive, or at least knock a campaign in the wrong direction for a few days.”
“The debates themselves are shaping up to be major campaign issues. It’s tedious, and it does not serve the voters.”