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The body of a woman who had been missing for three years was recently discovered wrapped in plastic in the basement of a home, Oklahoma police say. Police in Norman say Margarita Sandoval was 19 years old when she went missing in 2018. Officers were recently called to the home when someone living there overheard two people mention “a dead body in the basement,” according to KFOR.
During the first hearing of the January 6 Committee on Tuesday, Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger dismissed those alleging that Congress was at fault for investigating the Capitol riot, but not the Black Lives Matter riots that erupted and ravaged cities across the country this past year. Some have concocted a counter-narrative to discredit this process on the grounds that we didn't launch a similar investigation into the urban riots and looting last summer,” he said. I was called on to serve during the summer riots as an air national guardsman.
Environmentalists say desalination decimates ocean life, costs too much money and energy, and soon will be made obsolete by water recycling. After spending 22 years and $100 million navigating a thicket of state regulations and environmentalists' challenges, Poseidon Water is down to one major regulatory hurdle - the California Coastal Commission. The company feels confident enough to talk of breaking ground by the end of next year on the $1.4 billion plant that would produce some 50 million gallons of drinking water daily.
The chief of police in Aurora, Colorado, is apologizing after video of a brutal arrest captured on the body cameras of two officers was released Tuesday. The body cam videos showed officers attempting to arrest three men with outstanding felony warrants last Friday. When two fled the scene, Kyle Vinson was left sitting alone.
Rather than winning over House Republicans, the dramatic testimony delivered during the Jan. 6 select committee's first public hearing led them to double down on their criticism that the investigation is purely political. Why it matters: The remarks signal that regardless of the panel's eventual findings, many Republican lawmakers — most of whom didn't even watch Tuesday's hearing — will dismiss the proceedings as a partisan witch hunt. Driving the news: Axios spoke with multiple Republican House members following the graphic details laid out by four police officers on-site during the Capitol attack.
The Conversation: How did the spotted lanternfly get to the U.S., and how quickly is it spreading? Frank Hale: It is native to India, China and Vietnam and probably arrived in a cut stone shipment in 2012. The first sighting was in 2014 in Berks County, Pennsylvania, on a tree of heaven — a common invasive tree brought to North America from China in the late 1700s.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Former President Donald Trump's preferred candidate for a U.S. House seat in Texas was projected to lose a special runoff election on Tuesday, defeated by a fellow Republican who raised far more campaign cash, the Texas Tribune newspaper said. Susan Wright, a 58-year-old Republican activist whom Trump endorsed in April, had sought to finish her late husband Representative Ron Wright's term in the House. But the newspaper projected that Wright would lose to Texas state legislator Jake Ellzey in Texas' 6th congressional district, a longtime Republican-held district outside Dallas.
The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives.
In the end, George P. Bush was left with nothing. Bush — the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and now a candidate for Texas attorney general — worked hard to get Donald Trump's endorsement for his race against the incumbent, Ken Paxton. He did so even though his family, which also includes former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and his father, famously disdains Trump and his influence on the party they once dominated.
Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was accused of sending graphic insults and death threats to Fauci's email from December 2020 to July 2021. Connally appeared to be disgruntled regarding Fauci's guidance on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. A man faces felony charges after he emailed graphic insults and death threats to top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in a federal court in Maryland.
In middle school, 5-foot-11-inch Yumi Nu would walk down the hall as boys bullied her by calling her "Godzilla" and "Yao Ming." Last week, the 24-year-old Japanese and Dutch model and singer-songwriter made history as the first Asian American curve model to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue — a feat her younger self never could have fathomed. “Growing up, I didn't have someone that looked like me,” Nu told NBC Asian America.
Simone Biles shockingly withdrew from team competition at the Olympics this week after experiencing a "frightening" phenomenon known as "the twisties." Biles, after withdrawing from the women's gymnastics team final Tuesday, explained that she had "a little bit of the twisties," and her teammates "saw it a little bit in practice." This term, The Washington Post explains, refers to a "frightening predicament" similar to the yips, in which gymnasts "lose control of their bodies as they spin through the air."
Michael Fanone told Congress on Tuesday that Trump supporters had beaten and nearly killed him. The caller said he wished Fanone had been killed in the riot. A police officer in Washington, DC, received an explicit and threatening voicemail from a supporter of former President Donald Trump as he testified before Congress' January 6 commission.
The cluster, named the "Serendipity Sapphire," is 2.5 million carats. Workers digging a well in the backyard of a Sri Lankan gem trader stumbled upon a 2.5 million-carat sapphire cluster, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The lucky find was made in the southern city of Ratnapura, known as Sri Lanka's "city of gems." The cluster, named the "Serendipity Sapphire," is a staggering 39 inches long and 28 inches wide, The Nation, an English-language newspaper in Sri Lanka, reported.
But like many others, in order to make that dream possible, Wilson was left with $70,000 in student debt that kept getting higher as he tried to pay it off. I struggle … not being able to pay monthly payments," Wilson said in a recent survey of student loan borrowers conducted by Student Debt Crisis and other advocates." I can't focus on my job, I can't save for retirement.
The Florida governor met with anti-maskers and vaccine skeptics on Monday, The Daily Beast reported. It came days after he urged Floridians to get vaccinated. Florida is currently being ravaged by the Delta coronavirus variant.
Arizona's GOP-led Senate appointed him to be the chamber's "liaison" to the Cyber Ninjas audit. Bennett has said Cyber Ninjas has refused to share key information with him about the process. The Arizona state Senate's official "liaison" to the controversial election audit in Maricopa County said in an interview that he could soon resign.
DaBaby appears to have a penchant for making bad situations worse after a rant at Rolling Loud that raised fans' eyebrows. Rapper DaBaby seems to have a penchant for making bad situations worse. After making homophobic comments on stage at the Rolling Loud fest Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, he offered an “explanation.”
Joey Chestnut won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest after eating 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes. After the contest, he said he starts sweating, and people have said it smells like hot dogs. Chestnut also told Insider that it takes two full days to start feeling normal after a competition.
The CDC now recommends that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public in certain areas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that fully vaccinated people put their masks back on when indoors in public, at least in the areas of the US where COVID-19 is spreading fastest. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday that "the Delta variant behaves uniquely differently" compared with other versions of the virus and that vaccinated people "may be contagious and spread the virus to others."
The Big 12 has no rules in its bylaws that prevent its members from talking with other leagues, but conference schools are supposed to notify the league if they do. Texas and Oklahoma are gone, and now every “loyal” member of the Big 12 is looking to see if somehow there is a better alternative elsewhere. According to people familiar with both the situations at Texas Tech and TCU, Tech and Oklahoma State have reached out to the Pac-12 to join.
Tori Spelling is one proud mom. On Saturday, the "Beverly Hills, 90210" actor shared a series of images from a photoshoot her 13-year-old daughter Stella did with a kids' makeup brand. In the caption, she reflected on Stella's resilience in the face of bullying.
GOP Rep. Jim Jordan said on Tuesday he had spoken to Donald Trump on January 6. Jordan was barred from serving on the Jan. 6 committee over concerns he was involved in the events. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Jordan could be called as a witness by the Jan. 6 panel.
As great-power competition with China and Russia heats up, Naval Special Warfare is looking for ways to remain relevant after two decades of counterterrorism operations. "It's a race for relevancy and showing up in a way that makes the fleet more survivable and more lethal," Adm. Hugh Howard, commanding officer of Naval Special Warfare Command, said during the 2021 WEST Conference at the end of June. Howard offered insight into how SEALs and Special Boat Teams are looking to be an asset both in "gray zone" competition and in a potential conflict.
“[The program] stands likely to leave millions of families — disproportionately the poorest and most fragile ones — behind.”
“[Paying] families monthly, instead of one lump sum ... will provide parents with more stability knowing when cash is coming.”
“More parents will disappear from the workforce, and more children will be locked into dependency.”
“Poverty is a political choice, not an inevitability.”
“Time is running out. There are only six months until monthly payments of the credit cease."