"While the new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York state, it's coming," warned Gov. Kathy Hochul.Governor's 'urgent steps' »
Throughout the pandemic, motorcycle brands such as Harley-Davidson (HOG) saw a surprising boost in sales as Americans gravitated toward outdoor leisure activities en masse. Among the motorcycle manufacturers experiencing a heyday in growth in North American markets, Can-Am On-Road makes motorcycles that ride on three wheels instead of two. “Can-Am On-Road [has performed] two times better than the motorcycle industry average,” Can-Am On-Road Director of Global Marketing Martin Ethier told Yahoo Finance.
A Texas man has been charged with murder after his wife was found dead in their home. The couple signed a $250,000 life insurance policy days before Yuan Liang, the wife, was found dead. The husband, Christopher Collins, was charged with murder after he said his wife was killed by intruders.
Mikell Grafton, a trailblazing lawyer who was one of the first two female prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District of Kentucky — and who was admired for her zeal and compassion — has died. Grafton died Tuesday at the University of Louisville Hospital, a day after she fell and hit her head while unloading hay bales from a pickup truck at her 13-acre farm in Prospect, according to William McMurry, her ex-husband with whom she practiced law. As a federal prosecutor from 1978 to 1983, Grafton tried cases of immigration fraud, white-collar fraud, bank robbery and illegal drug conspiracies.
It seems among the investor community, all everyone talks about are the EV (electric vehicle) stocks - and only the big ones at that - Tesla (TSLA), Rivian (RIVN), and Lucid (LCID). One EV company that's been flying under the radar, that is until it had big news at this year's Los Angeles Auto show is Fisker Inc (FSR). Fisker, founded and run by legendary automotive designer Henrik Fisker, unveiled the production version of its Ocean EV SUV.
Right-wing darling Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen acquitted of murder for killing two people at a racial justice protest, sent the QAnon world into a tailspin when he said in interviews that Lin Wood, a leading QAnon believer and Trump attorney who briefly represented Rittenhouse, was “insane” and had “taken advantage” of him. Over the past few days, he has shared increasingly outrageous claims on his Telegram and turned on pro-Trumpers who used to be his allies, including Sidney Powell, Sebastian Gorka and Michael Flynn.
On March 16, 1941 – with European cities ablaze and Jews being herded into ghettos – The New York Times Magazine featured an illustrated story on Adolf Hitler's retreat in the Berchtesgaden Alps. Adopting a neutral tone, correspondent C Brooks Peters noted that historians of the future would do well to look at the importance of “the Führer's private and personal domain,” where discussions about the war front were interspersed with “strolls with his three sheep dogs along majestic mountain trails.” In the years leading up to World War II, this image was used strategically and effectively, both within Germany and abroad, to distance the dictator from his violent and cruel policies.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday called on nations expected to meet at the World Trade Organization next week to agree to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of the identification of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa. However, the meeting he was referring to was later postponed after the new variant led to travel restrictions that would have prevented many participants from reaching Geneva. "The news about this new variant should make clearer than ever why this pandemic will not end until we have global vaccinations," Biden said in a statement.
On Tuesday, Apple announced via a press release that it had filed a lawsuit against NSO Group. The company is responsible for creating the Pegasus spyware that authoritarian governments have used to infiltrate devices of journalists, activists, and academics in recent years. Apple explained that NSO Group used an exploit for a now-patched vulnerability to break into Apple devices.
A sea lion named Tiffany was guided back to water by rescue crews after being spotted near a highway in Oregon, police said on Saturday, November 27. Oregon State Police (OSP) said on their official Twitter and Facebook accounts that multiple rescue crews worked together to guide the sea lion back to water. According to the posts, an OSP officer responded to an assistance call from the Lincoln City Police Department on Friday evening after they received reports of a sea lion near US Highway 101.
The World Health Organization has classified the new COVID-19 variant found in South Africa, 'Omicron'. As concerns grow about the 'highly transmissible' variant, the Canadian government has introduced travel restrictions and a ban on foreign nationals coming into the country from seven African countries. These five measures, which will be in place until Jan. 31, 2022, include: Banning the entry of foreign nationals into Canada who have travelled through seven Southern Africa countries in the last 14 days.
A Home Depot in California was robbed on Friday night, authorities said. The suspects entered the store and stole hundreds worth of tools before fleeing the scene. "They had the sledgehammers ready to hit people who were trying to stop them," an employee told KTLA.
Hundreds of unopened FedEx packages were found in an Alabama ravine the day before Thanksgiving, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office. How they got there remains a mystery, but FedEx was called to come get them, officials said in a Nov. 24 news release. The exact location was not revealed, officials said, but it was on private property.
Biden's team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the nation's malaise and his own political woes. Finally controlling COVID-19, the White House believes, is the skeleton key to rejuvenating the country and reviving Biden's own standing. But the coronavirus challenge has proved to be vexing for the White House, with last summer's premature claims of victory swamped by the more transmissible delta variant, stubborn millions of Americans unvaccinated and lingering economic effects from the pandemic's darkest days.
Today I'm thankful to have ZERO Brandon voters in my family! she wrote. The “Brandon” dig references the anti-President Joe Biden phrase “Let's Go Brandon.
Former President Trump is playing an outsized role in molding GOP primaries in key 2022 races. An individual close to Trump even likened him to the mob boss Vito Corleone from "The Godfather." The former president has sought to boost candidates in North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.
China's Foreign Ministry said the U.S. should face up to its responsibility to restore the environmental damage it caused with its nuclear tests. It said China was willing to engage with the Marshall Islands and other Pacific island nations on the basis of mutual respect and cooperation under the “One China Principle,” in which Taiwan is viewed as part of China. We welcome efforts to boost economic relations and improve the quality of life between the sides,” the ministry said in a statement.
Social media is ablaze after video emerged on Friday, Nov. 19, of police pepper-spraying and tasing a Black teenage student during a wide-scale disruption at a high school in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth. The boy, who has not been identified, was part of a demonstration at the school in support of a female schoolmate who has alleged she was groped and harassed on a school bus in October. Hundreds gathered in the hallways of the school in Little Elm, Texas on the last Friday before Thanksgiving after information spread on social media that a sophomore named Jaelyn was placed on in-school suspension after she was found talking to the person she accused of sexual misconduct.
A guard shot and killed a person wielding a knife Friday at the entrance gate to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, authorities said. The shooting occurred at around noon, San Diego police said. A car tried to enter the depot through the Gate 5 checkpoint and guards warned it to stop, according to a statement from the depot cited by KGTV-TV.
The daughter of a white mother and Black father, she has since embraced that identity and joined a burgeoning Afro-Argentine movement that seeks to eliminate the persistent myth that there are no Black people in the country and to combat discrimination against them. The 2010 census recorded about 150,000 people of African descent in Argentina, a nation of 45 million, but activists estimate the true figure is closer to 2 million following a surge of immigration — and because many Argentines have forgotten or ignore African ancestry.
Here's what we know about the case and those involved: Christina Read and Chad Read argument tied child custody Video released by Jennifer Read, the current wife of Chad Read, showed Chad arguing with his ex-wife, Christina Read, over not having one of the former couple's sons available at a court ordered time. During the argument, Christina could be heard saying the child was not home and that she was going to fetch him. She also said that she didn't abide by the court ordered deadline because she wanted to see their son.
Former Fillmore Councilwoman Ari Larson died on Sept. 17 from a health condition that neither she nor her family knew about. Larson died from coronary artery disease, according to a Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office autopsy report. Undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes was a contributing factor to her death.
Ukraine's military is ready and able to repel any attack, says Ukrainian soldier Oleksander, standing in a trench just a few hundred meters from pro-Russian separatists. Ukraine's military intelligence said last week that Russia had more than 92,000 troops massed around Ukraine's borders and was preparing for an attack by the end of January or beginning of February. Russia's foreign intelligence chief said on Saturday that such suggestions were "malicious U.S. propaganda".
The WHO skipped two letters of the Greek alphabet to name the new coronavirus variant Omicron. Right-wing figures, including Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr., have criticized the World Health Organization for skipping the Greek letter Xi and naming the new coronavirus variant Omicron. The WHO has been naming coronavirus variants after Greek letters of the alphabet, believing this would "be easier and more practical to be discussed by non-scientific audiences."
A security guard working for a California news station died on Saturday, days after he was shot by armed robbers while protecting a news crew reporting on a recent armed robbery. Ex-police officer Kevin Nishita was guarding the KRON4 crew on Wednesday as they covered a recent Oakland robbery. When someone attempted to steal their camera gear, Nishita attempted to block the assailant but was shot in the lower abdomen.
A man suspected in a deadly mugging on a subway station stairway was arrested four months later after someone spotted him in Central Park and called a tip line, police said Saturday. David Robinson, 53, was awaiting arraignment after being arrested Friday on murder and manslaughter charges in the death of Htwe Than Than. It wasn't immediately clear whether Robinson had an attorney who could comment on the allegations, and no phone number for his home could immediately be found.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”