KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces encircled the strategic eastern city of Lyman on Saturday in a counteroffensive that has humiliated the Kremlin, while Russian bombardments intensified after Moscow illegally annexed a swath of Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of the war. In the northeast, Ukrainian officials accused Russian forces of attacking a civilian evacuation convoy, killing 20 people including children. In the south, Ukraine's nuclear power provider said Saturday that Russian forces blindfolded and detained the head of Europe's largest nuclear plant.
A woman in Myanmar has been sentenced to six years in jail after posting nude photos on OnlyFans. Nang Mwe San, a model and former doctor, was convicted on Tuesday of “harming culture and dignity,” military officials said. Sharing nude photos and videos on the adult subscription site and other social media platforms for a fee is punishable for up to seven years under Section 33 (A) of the country's Electronics Transactions Law.
When a country music concert turned into a killing field in Las Vegas, Scotty Pettersen of Seattle helped so many gunshot victims, he lost count. As the bullets hit hundreds of people, the 27-year-old Pettersen ran his girlfriend and a nearby family to the safety of an ambulance. The paramedics were out helping others but inside the ambulance were four gunshot victims.
A teenager is being celebrated on TikTok for calling out her school's dress code during an assembly. High school student @anastasiaskits took the opportunity to voice her opinion to the school's principal. While she received praise from her classmates and on social media, the male staff members at her school weren't as responsive.
Sanibel Island was a perfect escape for many people from South Florida. A place to pick shells, see nature, have a good meal, kick back in the sand. Now it's a disaster zone.
Post-Tropical Cyclone Ian brought heavy rainfall and gusty wind to parts of the central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic regions, on Saturday, October 1, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The NHC said that the storm made landfall, as a hurricane, in South Carolina, on Friday, September 30. The local National Weather Service recorded 5.55 inches (141 mm) of rainfall, making Friday the wettest September 30 to date.
Tesla's long-anticipated AI robot made its official debut by dancing and waving on stage at the company's AI Day. At last year's AI Day, Musk announced his plans for the bot by having a human in a robot costume dance onstage. Tesla's long-anticipated AI humanoid robot, Optimus, made its public debut on Friday night at the company's AI Day.
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Letters exchanged between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and former U.S. President Donald Trump between April 2018 and August 2019 have recently been published. Korean-American Club, a nonprofit composed of South Korean journalists from different news agencies, published 27 personal letters exchanged between Kim and Trump in the latest issue of its magazine, The Korus Journal. I am ready to work with your excellency with all my heart and devotion,” Kim said in a letter dated April 1, 2018, nearly six weeks before he first met Trump at the Singapore Summit.
Astounding footage is coming out of Florida, which is recovering after being rocked by one of the powerful storms ever recorded in America. Hurricane Ian swept through the state earlier this week, flooding streets, toppling homes and leaving nearly 2 million people without power. Videos are being posted online of the intense storm and the havoc it wreaked.
A viral video showed what appeared to be a shark stranded in a flooded Florida backyard during Hurricane Ian. Years of "hurricane shark" hoaxes made people skeptical if the video was real. The AP confirmed the video's authenticity, though there's still doubt that the large fish was actually a shark.
Dmitry Medvedev, the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, believes that Ukraine's accession to NATO will accelerate the outbreak of World War III. Details: Medvedev also commented on the words of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that if Ukraine stops fighting, it will disappear as a state.
Ukraine said on Friday it had all the supply routes to the Russian stronghold of Lyman in the crosshairs of its artillery in the east, and told Moscow it would have to appeal to Kyiv if it wanted its forces to be allowed out. Fighting was still raging, but an encirclement operation was under way, a military spokesperson said. His comments suggested Moscow faced a major setback in the Donbas region just as Russian President Vladimir Putin was proclaiming the land part of Russia.
The US Navy said it found only "traces" of jet fuel in the water on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. The US Navy acknowledged recently that the water the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz uses to bathe and drink was contaminated by what it described as "traces" of jet fuel, but a sailor on the ship said the situation was worse than the service first let on.
Aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with close ties to Vladimir Putin, has been indicted for allegedly evading U.S. sanctions through hidden financial transactions, including sending people flowers and arranging for his girlfriend to give birth to his child in America. Deripaska, 52, who owns a majority stake in United Co. Rusal PLC one of the world's largest aluminum producers, was placed on the U.S. sanctions list in 2018 along with the conglomerate he controls, Basic Element Ltd. That barred him from doing any business in the U.S.
Friday seemed one of those watershed moments as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties to illegally annex a large swath of eastern and southern Ukraine, like it did with Crimea in 2014. Coming seven months into the conflict and with near daily nuclear threats by backs-to-the wall Kremlin leaders, Putin chilllingly vowed to protect the newly annexed regions by “all available means. Almost immediately, Ukraine's president countered by applying to join the NATO military alliance, setting Russia up to face off against the West.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke traded barbs and sought to paint each other as inherently out of touch with the state in their first and only televised debate on Friday evening. The debate — hosted by Nexstar Media Group, which also owns The Hill — gave the candidates an opportunity to stake out policy positions and address a range of issues from the Uvalde school shooting to teacher retention to border security. While the candidates touched on some policy stances, the one-hour debate was a mostly civil affair while the candidates did open old wounds and tried to paint each other as extremists.
As Donald Trump and his eldest kids Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric tend to their $250 million business fraud lawsuit in New York, the three adult children are handling the legal situation in their own unique ways. Ivanka is choosing a much different strategy than her brothers by completely ignoring the drama publicly. Ivanka is choosing to keep her Twitter feed all in the family by promoting and congratulating her husband, Jared Kushner, on his New York Times best-selling book, Breaking History: A White House Memoir.
A federal judge on Thursday ruled that former President Donald Trump does not have to provide the court with a sworn statement attesting to whether he believes the list of items seized by the FBI from his Florida estate is accurate and complete. The order from U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon came after U.S. Senior Judge Raymond Dearie, appointed as special master at Trump's request to oversee a review of the records seized from Mar-a-lago, had ordered Trump's lawyers to let him know if they disputed the accuracy of the government's property inventory list. Trump has claimed, without evidence, that the FBI may have planted evidence when it searched Mar-a-lago on Aug. 8.
Fort Myers, Florida was one of the hardest-hit areas in Hurricane Ian's path. Popular among "snowbirds" who head south for the winter months, the part-time residents came back early. FORT MYERS, Florida — Susan Johnson, 68, rode out Hurricane Ian with her husband and some neighbors at the clubhouse in her mobile home community.
A hiker told rescuers she was lost and unprepared to spend the night on a Colorado peak. The hiker sent a signal for help using a Garmin InReach location device at about 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said. The 24-year-old reported she was lost on Castle Peak and needed help.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it rejects Russia's annexation of four regions in Ukraine, adding the decision is a "grave violation" of international law. Turkey, a NATO member, has conducted a diplomatic balancing act since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. Ankara opposes Western sanctions on Russia and has close ties with both Moscow and Kyiv, its Black Sea neighbours.
MacKenzie Scott is one of the wealthiest women in the world — with a net worth of $27.9 billion as of Friday morning, according to Bloomberg Billionaire's Index. On Monday, the 52-year-old filed a petition for divorce from her husband, Seattle school teacher Dan Jewett, after marrying in California last year. Despite her wealth, their divorce will likely be "pretty standard and vanilla," according to a family law attorney David Glass, who viewed the filing, which was submitted to Washington State's King County Superior Court on Monday.
Moscow celebrated the annexation of huge swathes of Eastern Ukraine Friday but President Vladimir Putin's party was wrecked by a lightning counter-attack that may have trapped thousands of his men in a key city supposedly now part of Russia. “This is the will of millions of people,” Putin said at a glitzy ceremony in front of high-ranking Russian diplomats still in the country. “People living in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson region and Zaporizhzhia region are becoming our compatriots forever.”
Tennessee's high court on Thursday vacated a ruling that required police to publicly release their investigation of country singer Naomi Judd's death. The state Supreme Court did not rule on whether the records can be released, but sent the case back to the lower court for another hearing. Judd's family filed a petition in Williamson County Chancery Court in August, saying the police records contain video and audio interviews with relatives in the immediate aftermath of Judd's death.
“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.”