Put another feather in Elon Musk's (trucker) hat. The Tesla (TSLA) CEO unveiled the production version of the EV-maker's long awaited Tesla Semi, an all-electric class 8 commercial semi truck. The event, held at Tesla's Giga Nevada factory, marked the first deliveries of the Tesla Semi to client Pepsi, which intends to use the truck delivery Frito-Lay products out of the company's Modesto, CA facility.
MOSCOW, Idaho – Two roommates who survived the Nov. 13 attack that left four University of Idaho students dead in their home near campus shared public statements for the first time during a memorial service for their loved ones on Friday in Post Falls, Idaho. Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke were sleeping on the first floor of their rental home on King Road when their three roommates, Kaylee Goncalves, 21; and Madison Mogen, 21; and Xana Kernodle, 20; as well as Kernodle's 20-year-old boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, were stabbed to death in the early morning hours of Nov. 13.
Lara Trump, a vociferous supporter of her father-in-law and his policies when he campaigned for re-election to the White House in 2020, is parting ways as an official contributor to Fox News Channel. The Fox Corp.-backed network confirmed Saturday that Trump, wife to President Donald Trump's younger son, Eric, was no longer an official contributor to the network, which hired her in the role in the spring of 2021. “We appreciate Lara's valuable contributions across Fox News Media programming,” the company said in a statement.
A man described as a “person of interest” in the killing and dismemberment of four men in eastern Oklahoma admitted to a woman that he killed the men and “cut them up,” according to a prosecutor's affidavit. Authorities believe 67-year-old Joseph Kennedy shot and killed the four men on Oct. 9 at Kennedy's scrap yard, according to the affidavit unsealed Thursday and signed by Assistant District Attorney Carman Rainbolt. Kennedy told a woman in Gore, Oklahoma, that he killed and dismembered the four men because they were stealing from him, according to the affidavit, which was filed by prosecutors who were seeking to increase Kennedy's bond.
Martha Louis Menefield was arrested on Sunday after police said she did not pay her trash bill. Menefield told CBS 42 that she thought her bills were paid and that she never received a notice or citation. Valley Police Chief Mike Reynolds said Menefield was treated with respect during the arrest.
Michael Steele, a former chair of the Republican National Committee, warned Friday that extremist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) will essentially be the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in all but name. The conspiracy theory-peddling Greene and other far-right GOP lawmakers will hold enormous sway over House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) should he be elected the chamber's next speaker in January, Steele said on a broadcast of MSNBC's “Morning Joe.” Greene “will be the most powerful speaker of the House because she will have the opportunity to control what comes out of Kevin's mouth around the things that matter to that small cadre,” he predicted.
America's newest nuclear stealth bomber made its debut Friday after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China. The B-21 Raider is the first new American bomber aircraft in more than 30 years. As evening fell over the Air Force's Plant 42 in Palmdale, the public got its first glimpse of the Raider in a tightly controlled ceremony.
Oscar-nominated actor James Woods, known for his Family Guy cameos and ultra-conservative political views, is taking up a new cause: He is challenging his neighbor's effort to build a home at the edge of Boone Lake. The 75-year-old actor is suing the Exeter Zoning Board in state Superior Court over its approval of a variance that would clear the way for his neighbor, Harry Hawker III, to build a two-bedroom home on undeveloped waterfront land. The land has served the Hawker family as an access point to the picturesque lake and features a dock and firepit.
A California man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at police. At approximately 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday, officers with the Corning Police Department began investigating a loud banging noise that was coming from outside the police department on the 700 block of Fourth Street. The suspect, later identified as 32-year-old Cassidy Russ, began "fumbling with an item near the front of his waistband," the police department said in a press release.
Twitter's new owner shared a thread from author and Substack writer Matt Taibbi who is apparently now in possession of the trove of internal documents, which he opted to painstakingly share one tweet at a time, in narrative form. Taibbi noted on his Substack that he had to "agree to certain conditions" in order to land the story, though he declined to elaborate about what the conditions were. We'd suspect that sharing the documents in tweet form to boost the platform's engagement must have been on the list.
Former President Trump called for the termination of the Constitution's rules regarding elections to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election following the release of more detailed information about Twitter's role in suppressing a story about Hunter Biden. “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” Trump said in a Truth Social post. Deputy White House Press Secretary Andrew Bates disagreed with this call to terminate Constitutional rules, saying, “Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to soul of our nation, and should be universally condemned.”
Identical twins Kayla and Kellie Bingham's medical school accused them of cheating on an exam. The twins won a lawsuit after a psychologist said their special "intertwining" made them innocent. In the fall of 2016, identical twins Kayla and Kellie Bingham, who were studying at the Medical University of South Carolina, walked into their favorite hang-out spot in the college town of Charleston.
While it may be unlikely in a politically divided Washington, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh says that immigration reform is what should be top of mind for lawmakers after Friday's November jobs report showed stronger-than-expected results but a lingering skills gap. Friday's report reported growth in both overall job levels as well as average hourly earnings with an unemployment rate that remained at a low 3.7% — in spite of months of interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve that are expected to eventually increase unemployment. During a Yahoo Finance Live appearance on Friday, Secretary Walsh said when he travels around the country, what businesses tell him they need most are skilled workers and that the need remains common across healthcare, tech, and other sectors.
It felt like a calling: Nina's parents are both teachers in her home country of France; her brother is teaching back home, too. There was familial pressure to become a teacher, to say the least, but Nina, 29, says she is passionate about teaching and loves the kids she works so hard to educate. Like many workers in the waning days of the pandemic—especially teachers—she is seeking a career change.
Walking 10,000 steps a day is one of those mysteriously decided good things we should all do, much like drinking eight glasses of water a day. Evan Brittain, a cardiologist and associate professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Tennessee, co-wrote an October 2022 study published in Nature Medicine journal that measured how much exercise people actually got using Fitbit fitness trackers during a median of four years. “We looked across every human disease that showed up in unbiased analysis,” Brittain says.
(Reuters) -The United States will impose new duties on imports from some major Chinese solar panel makers after a months-long investigation found they were trying to dodge tariffs by finishing their products in Southeast Asian countries, trade officials said on Friday. The preliminary decision was bad news for U.S. solar project developers that rely on cheap imports to fuel their growth, but fell short of the industry's worst fears that Washington would impose new tariffs to cover all solar shipments from the region, instead of just those from specific companies. U.S. President Joe Biden has set a goal to decarbonize the nation's power sector - the source of around a quarter of national greenhouse gas emissions - by 2035, something that will require rapid deployment of new solar, wind and other clean energy projects.
A momentous discovery in South Africa has the potential to turn our understanding of human history on its head. CBS News correspondent Debora Patta speaks with paleoanthologist Lee Berger, who has found evidence that a pre-human ancestor named Homo naledi may was the first being to master fire for light, warmth and cooking.
How, specifically, can a financial adviser help me? Yes, HELOCs can be a good way to consolidate debt, but the rate you're being offered isn't favorable, as average HELOC rates are a little over 6%.
Reach Power Inc, a Silicon Valley startup that beams electricity wirelessly, said on Friday it had raised $30 million in a funding round that will help it commercialize its products. While big-dish antennas with high-power sources have been used to demonstrate similar technology in the past, Chris Davlantes, Reach founder and CEO said the recent development of high-power antennas that can precisely focus beams of energy, and software improvements for control have made it possible to create effective wireless power transmission systems. In a demonstration for Reuters, Davlantes connected a radio with no batteries to an antenna-based wireless power receiver that turned on the radio as far as 25 feet (7.6 meters) from the power transmitter.
When former President Donald Trump held a now-infamous dinner last month with Ye, the antisemitic rapper formerly known as Kanye West, and a prominent white nationalist, an unnamed additional guest sat alongside the powerful men. HuffPost tracked Montgomery down and spoke with him Thursday night. Montgomery told a wild tale about how an invitation from Ye, whom he says he barely knew, quickly led to a dinner with the former leader of the free world.
STORY: The vehicles were among some 2,400 that arrived in Poland and Greece over the past month from the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team stationed in Kansas, the army said in a press release. U.S. colonel Bryan Harris said personnel working with the 'Dagger' brigade had spent months preparing for the deployment and were looking forward to working with their Polish counterparts. The deployment is part of 'Atlantic Resolve' which the U.S. Army Europe says shows "commitment to NATO while building readiness, increasing interoperability and enhancing the bonds between ally and partner militaries."
Marion County Superior Court Judge Heather Welch issued a preliminary injunction against the Republican-backed law, which prohibits abortions with limited exceptions for rape, incest, lethal fetal abnormalities or a serious health risk to the mother. The plaintiffs have argued that the measure infringes on religious freedom protected by another state law. The law had already been on hold, as another judge in September blocked Indiana from enforcing it while Planned Parenthood and other healthcare providers challenge it in court.
The man who tumbled off of the Carnival Valor cruise ship the day before Thanksgiving spoke out. In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," he described in detail the 20-hour fight for his life. A man who fell off of a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico after a few drinks shared his story of survival for the first time, describing how he trod water for almost a full day and fought off sea creatures while fading in and out of consciousness.
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine [SBGS] has reported that it was the border guards who shot down a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber jet in the vicinity of Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast. Source: StateBorder Guard Service of Ukraine Quote: "With a well-aimed shot, the crew of a man-portable air defence system downed the 'bird' of the invaders as soon as it appeared near the positions of the SBGS servicemen. It should be noted that this is one of the sides that has recently caused trouble to the defenders of Bakhmut."
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a legislative fix to a law designed to make horse racing safer after an appeals court last month ruled it unconstitutional, a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations told Reuters. The changes to the law, which would provide greater federal oversight of the board charged with writing and implementing safety rules, would be included in a full-year spending bill, known as an omnibus, which could pass later this month. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) was created by Congress in 2020 to replace the state-by-state patchwork of regulations with national rules following a series of high-profile doping scandals and horse deaths that rocked the industry.
“Democrats succeeded again in making the former President a central campaign issue, and Mr. Trump helped them do it.”
“If you work…to install a Supreme Court that will eliminate constitutional rights, prepare to live with the electoral consequences.”
“Trump pretty reliably put his thumb on the scale for the riskiest and most flawed candidates.”
“The Republicans should have done much better on inflation and the economy. They lacked an effective and transparent message.”
“Where does Trump end and the far-right begin?”