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WATCH: Yahoo Finance's new Elizabeth Holmes documentary here During his cross-examination, Leach pressed Holmes on her efforts to kill a 2015 investigative report in the Wall Street Journal by John Carreyrou that exposed Theranos' flawed technology. That report arguably accelerated the demise of the startup Holmes launched at age 19 after dropping out of Stanford University. Leach also showed jurors previously sealed text messages that Holmes exchanged with her former boyfriend and Theranos COO, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, expressing a goal to “get ahead” of the Journal's report.
Jailed porn star Ron Jeremy has a new trial date in his serial rape case — and a new lawyer on his defense team. At a hearing in Los Angeles Wednesday, the adult film industry veteran agreed to push the start of his planned jury trial to May 2. His defense lawyer, Stuart Goldfarb, also tells Rolling Stone that Kate Hardie will help represent the actor at trial.
The Army has launched an inquiry into the planning and execution of a helicopter flyover of Nashville's Nissan Stadium before an NFL game on Nov. 14, Army Times has learned. An investigation from Nashville's NewsChannel 5 released Monday sparked scrutiny of the operation, and the Federal Aviation Administration will reportedly review the incident to see whether the flyover violated any aviation rules. Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Terence Kelley confirmed that the 101st Airborne Division's commanding general, Maj. Gen. Joseph McGee, “has directed [a] preliminary inquiry into this event.”
In fact, the price correction is borderline comical, per Courvalin's calculations. "The lack of discretionary buying activity in the face of an uncertain new COVID variant has therefore left prices in free-fall and pricing in a dire demand outlook. We estimate based on our pricing model, that the market has now priced in a mammoth c.
Dr. Anthony Fauci listed eight steps that people should take in their daily lives to address the Omicron variant. In a Tuesday briefing with the White House's COVID-19 response team, Fauci — the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — said existing pandemic measures should work against the newly detected variant. "These things we have been doing, we need to keep doing them," Fauci said.
Four students killed in a school shooting have been identified after a 15-year-old gunman opened fire at a Michigan high school. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office on Nov. 30 identified Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, as the first three fatalities from that day's shooting at Oxford High School. On Dec. 1, 17-year-old Justin Shilling was announced as the fourth student to die from injuries.
In 2018, astronauts aboard the International Space Station plugged a 2mm "hole" in a Soyuz MS-09 vehicle that had docked with the station in June of that year. While the pressure leak never posed an immediate threat to those aboard, it set off a bizarre turn of events that saw Russia open an investigation to find out if the incident was the result of sabotage. Per an RIA Novosti article spotted by Ars Technica, the country's Roscosmos space agency recently completed its probe of the event and sent the results to Russian law enforcement officials, opening the door for them to announce criminal charges.
The Denver Post editorial board did what Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has so far refused to do: It offered a sincere apology to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). The newspaper has “mostly tried to ignore” the antics of conspiracy theory-endorsing Boebert since she was elected to Congress in 2020 because “they add little to the public discourse,” the editorial board wrote in a stinging editorial Monday. The board said it was “embarrassed a Colorado representative is engaged in widening” divisions in the country.
The Swedish Santa Lucia Festival is held on December 13 to bring light and hope during the darkest day of the year.
The nine cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Scotland were all linked to the same private event, and none of the people who had tested positive for the variant had required hospital treatment, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday. The Scottish cases account for the majority of the 14 cases of Omicron so far reported in Britain, and Sturgeon said that none of the nine Scottish cases appeared to be associated with travel from Southern Africa. "All nine cases are linked.
Ten months ago, 20-year-old Natalia Cano tested positive for COVID-19. Now, she reports having a completely warped sense of taste and smell. "I was working at my local grocery store in January and unfortunately that's where I got COVID," Natalia told BuzzFeed.
Trump tested positive and then negative on September 26, three days before a presidential debate. In October, former President Donald Trump hailed his fourth and final chief of staff Mark Meadows' forthcoming book as an "incredible" present for those who want to learn about "politics" and "truth." "The Chief's Chief would make an incredible Christmas present, and with United States supply lines totally dead, and with thousands of ships having no way of unloading because of incompetent leadership, you will have no other thing you can buy anyway," Trump wrote in a statement promoting the book on October 13.
City Council member Andre Dickens won a runoff election Tuesday to become Atlanta's next mayor, riding a surge of support that powered him past the council's current president, Felicia Moore, after finishing second to her in November. Dickens won a campaign dominated by concern over rising violent crime in the city, arguing he would be more effective than Moore, who had often been a sometimes-lonely critic of previous mayors in her 20 years on the City Council. Moore had been the leading candidate by a wide margin in the first round of voting on Nov. 2 among 14 candidates in a nonpartisan race.
General Motors took another step toward vertically integrating its supply chain for electric vehicles, disclosing a plan to work with POSCO Chemical to build a North American factory to manufacture materials for battery cathodes. General Motors (ticker: GM) has big plans for EVs: It wants to sell only electric vehicles by 2035. GM plans to build battery factories with LG Chem (051910.
A Capitol riot defendant who traveled to D.C. on Jan. 6 with his mother and stormed the U.S. Capitol while wearing a ”(F**k) Your Feelings” sweatshirt was sentenced to 30 days behind bars on Wednesday. Russell James Peterson was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who imposed a sentence more than twice as long as the two weeks of incarceration requested by federal prosecutors.
A 14-year-old Philadelphia boy waiting for a bus to take him home from school was shot 18 times and killed Monday afternoon, police said. Samir Jefferson was waiting at a bus stop shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday in a North Philadelphia neighborhood when two unknown shooters fired at least 36 shots, a Philadelphia police spokesperson said in an emailed incident report. Philadelphia has recorded 508 homicides in 2021 as of the end of day Monday, the highest number since at least 1990 and 12% more than the same time last year according to police department numbers.
A 38-year-old jewelry store in San Francisco's Chinatown is on the brink of permanent closure after losing $250,000 worth of goods from burglars two weeks ago. The burglary: On Nov. 16, thieves broke into Long Boat Jewelry on Grant Avenue at around 4:20 a.m. and stole $250,000 worth of merchandise in just three minutes, reported SF Chronicle. According to owner Rosita Young, it was the second time their store was targeted, with the first burglary occurring 30 years ago.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed two patent challenges from Moderna over key components involved in making its COVID-19 vaccine. Why it matters: The court's decision to side with Arbutus Biopharma means Arbutus could potentially sue Moderna for patent infringement and demand royalties from Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, which is expected to generate up to $18 billion of revenue this year. Details: The patent cases have been ongoing since early 2018 and involve Arbutus' small lipid particles and other related mRNA drug technology.
A fresh river of lava from the volcano on Spain's La Palma island threatened Wednesday to engulf a parish church that has so far survived the eruption that shows no signs of relenting after 10 weeks. The nearest lava flow to the Los Llanos de Aridane church has slowed down since it started over the weekend but it is still only 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) away. Molten rock from the Sept. 19 eruption on La Palma, part of Spain's Canary Islands archipelago, has consumed over 1,500 buildings and covered over 1,130 hectares (2,800 acres) including banana farms, the island's main source of revenue along with tourism.
UPDATED with statement from Hannah Gutierrez-Reed) Santa Fe police may be a step closer to discovering where the live round fired last month by Alec Baldwin that killed Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins came from. In a fourth search warrant approved by a New Mexico judge, detectives on Tuesday revealed that armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed's father Thell Reed reached out to them November 15 to tell them about possibly hundreds of rounds of live ammunition that Rust “armorer mentor” Seth Kenney took from him earlier this year. Kenney told the elder Reed to “write it off” when the veteran armorer and stuntman repeatedly inquired about the rounds.
Trump slammed his ex-chief of staff's account of Trump testing positive for COVID before a debate. Mark Meadows says in his forthcoming memoir that Trump tested positive on September 26. "The story of me having COVID prior to, or during, the first debate is Fake News," Trump said.
A World War II bomb exploded at a construction site next to a busy railway line in Munich on Wednesday, injuring four people, one of them seriously, German authorities said. A column of smoke was seen rising from the site near the Donnersbergerbruecke station. The construction site for a new commuter train line is located on the approach to Munich's central station, which is a bit over a kilometer (about a half-mile) to the east.
A skier died after colliding with a snowboarder at a Colorado resort, police said. Ski patrol at the Eldora Ski Resort found the skier unconscious and not breathing after the collision Nov. 30, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said. He was pronounced dead at the resort after officials tried multiple resuscitation efforts, including CPR, the sheriff's office said.
Prosecutors are considering charging the parents of the suspect in the Michigan school shooting. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said the 15-year-old would be charged as an adult. "It was absolutely premeditated," McDonald said of the shooting, which left four students dead.
Five fossil footprints left in volcanic ash 3.66 million years ago in Tanzania are giving scientists new insight on a landmark in human evolution - upright walking - while showing that its origins are more complicated than previously known. Researchers said on Wednesday a thorough new examination of the tracks, nearly half a century after their initial discovery, has shown that they were made not by a bear, as once believed, but by a hominin - in other words, a species in the human lineage - and possibly a previously unknown one. Bipedalism - walking on two feet - is a hallmark of humankind, but scientists are still putting together the puzzle pieces on how and when it began.
“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.”