A woman is accusing an airline of "gender discrimination" after she says she was prevented from entering its business class lounge because of her outfit. Natalie Marie Coyle, a former WWE wrestling star, was attempting to access the Qantas Airways business lounge at Australia's Melbourne Airport last Thursday when the alleged incident occurred. The wrestler-turned-fitness-model, known professionally as Eva Marie, said that despite having purchased a business class ticket for her upcoming flight, she was not allowed to enter the lounge beforehand.
Rep. Liz Cheney's campaign released a recording Wednesday that appeared to debunk Harriet Hageman's claim that Cheney said “Hello, Harriet” and hung up in a phone message after Hageman won their Wyoming GOP primary. The Donald Trump-backed Hageman told Sean Hannity of Fox News that Cheney “left a very brief two-second message on my cellphone” Tuesday that offered no concession “or anything else,” Mediaite reported.
At the risk of awarding the title prematurely, we think we've found the weirdest study published in 2022. Scientists strapped GoPro cameras to the bodies of six dolphins trained by the U.S. Navy, and recorded them hunting for food and consuming their prey in grisly detail. According to the study, there was a purpose behind this potential invasion of dolphin privacy; namely, to learn more about how the mammals hunted and ate.
For centuries, Russia has depended on its harsh winter weather to help turn back invaders. But as summer turns to fall in Ukraine, it might be Russian forces who find themselves on the losing side of the “rasputitsa” — the wet, muddy period caused by melting snow in the spring and heavy rains in autumn. The rasputitsa, also known as “General Mud” or “Marshal Mud,” is well-known to military historians.
A roadside robber masquerading as a stranded motorist killed a University of Central Florida student when he fought back, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office in Alabama. The 22-year-old victim was identified as Adam Simjee of Apopka, Florida, and he was traveling with his girlfriend, Mikayla Paulus, 20, who witnessed the killing, the sheriff's office said in a press release. It happened around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, as the couple were driving through Talladega National Forrest, a mile from Cheaha State Park, officials said.
The Palins appear to know Begich from their shared time working at the MTA and MEA in Alaska. Sarah Palin's former in-laws threw a massive pre-Election Night party honoring the former governor's top Republican challenger for Alaska's only seat in the US House of Representatives — and now they'll face off in November's midterm elections. Begich is currently facing Palin in two races: a special election to fill late Rep. Don Young's seat until his term ends next year, and a second race to permanently fill the vacant seat for the next term.
Two airline ticket agents were hurt when a 33-year-old California man breached security at a busy Las Vegas airport on Sunday, sparking panic among commercial travelers, flight delays and cancellations, police said in a report made public Tuesday. Neither injury was described as serious, according to an arrest report that compared the incident at Harry Reid International Airport to terrorism. Stefan Mathias Hutchison, 33, of Oakland, told arresting officers he wanted to go home immediately, not wait for a flight on Monday.
Mere months after widespread covid lockdowns in Shanghai disrupted supply chains and forced manufacturers to halt operations, China is again seeing an uptick in factory shutdowns. This time, the culprit is not the coronavirus, but an intense heatwave and drought across China's south, around the Yangtze river basin. Water levels behind dams are depleting, curbing electricity generation at hydropower plants, just as air conditioning demand is spiking.
Anne Heche died from “smoke inhalation and thermal injuries,” according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, People reported today. The coroner's office listed her date of death as August 11, the day she was declared brain dead at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center. Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy.
A northwest Iowa woman who was found in a ditch died after being attacked by her five Great Danes, authorities said Wednesday. A man found the woman in a rural area of Clay County on Monday but couldn't get close to her because of several large dogs, according to KTIV-TV. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says the man reported what he found and deputies determined the woman was dead.
A Missouri pastor is apologizing after a video featuring his rant about being over his “busted and disgusted” congregation circulated on TikTok. The clip featured Carlton Funderburke, senior pastor at Kansas City's Church at The Well, telling churchgoers they were “cheap sons and daughters” for not honoring their pastor by buying him a Movado watch. I don't want to hear no more excuses about what you can't afford.
A woman who shared a kiss with a prisoner during a visitation in Tennessee has been charged with murder after the inmate died shortly after their exchange. Rachel Dollard was taken into custody over the weekend by special agents from the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) and the Dickson County Sheriff's Department, the TDOC confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. Dollard is facing charges of second-degree murder and introduction of contraband into a penal facility and is currently being held in the Hickman County jail, the TDOC said.
An effort by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to use shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma suffered a brief setback when two stacked containers somehow toppled over. Claudia Ramos, a correspondent for the digital platform of Univision Noticias in Arizona, posted on her Twitter feed a photo she took Monday morning of the containers on their side. Ramos said contractors in the area told her that they believed the containers may have been toppled by strong monsoon winds.
STORY: The equipment, including armored personnel carriers, was on display as part of the international military-technical expo 'Army-2022' at the Patriot Exhibition Centre in the Moscow region. Ukraine, which broke free of Moscow's rule when the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, accuses Russia of waging an imperial-style war of conquest. The war has caused millions to flee, killed thousands and deepened a geopolitical rift between the West and Russia, which says the aim of its operation is to demilitarise its neighbour and protect Russian-speaking communities.
Iguana Island, a private island in the Caribbean Sea, is on the market for $475,000. It's made up of five acres of land and features a home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The island, located near Nicaragua, is perfect for swimming, fishing, and watching stunning sunsets.
A central Indiana city where a police officer was killed by gunshots fired into his cruiser is investing in bullet-resistant windshields for its 19 police vehicles. The Elwood Board of Public Works and Public Safety voted unanimously Monday night to spend $35,000 to purchase the new windshields. The initiative led by Elwood Police Chief Jason Brizendine follows the death of Officer Noah Shahnavaz on July 31.
Sounds of violent splashing in Florida's Silver Springs State Park led a woman on a paddleboard to discover a very large alligator was in the process of eating one of its own. Tammy Shaw shared images and video of the grisly moment on the Alligators of Florida Facebook group, showing the large alligator was slapping its prey against the water — to rip its meal into bite-sized pieces. It happened around 3:30 p.m.
Monday Late in the day, we learned that the FBI had executed a search warrant approved by a federal magistrate judge to search Trump's club and residence at Mar-a-Lago. The immediate question for many creatures who've been sentient for the last half-decade was, Which investigation was the raid in relation to? Soon enough, we learned it had to do with classified documents Trump took down to Florida from the White House.
Estonia this week will close its border to more than 50,000 Russians with previously issued visas, the first country in the European Union to do so, making it harder for ordinary Russians to enter EU. Like many of the hundreds of Russians crossing the border each day at the Estonian town Narva, Anna is worried she will not be able to keep coming to Estonia, where she visits the graves of relatives. "We hope that countries will come up with some solution.
A Russian paratrooper who fought in Ukraine wrote a 141-page memoir about his time there. Pavel Filatyev described how soldiers were so depleted that they injured themselves in order to leave. Filatyev, who has since fled Russia, told The Guardian he couldn't "stay quiet any longer."
Former President Donald Trump's health was a frequent topic of discussion while he was in office. Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician, said Trump was in "very good health" after a 2019 medical evaluation. During an examination a year earlier, Trump was recorded to be six feet three inches tall and 239 pounds, which is medically considered overweight and on the verge of obesity, USA TODAY reported.
A strong geomagnetic storm caused by the sun could impact Earth later this week, space weather forecasters say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center on Wednesday issued a geomagnetic storm watch following recent explosions on the sun that have triggered strong solar flares and multiple “coronal mass ejections” that could reach the planet on Thursday. NOAA defines a geomagnetic storm as “a major disturbance of Earth's magnetosphere that occurs when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding Earth.
Severe monkeypox caused the nose tissue of a man with undiagnosed AIDs to die, according to a report. A red spot, which was mistaken for sunburn, progressed to dead tissue within three days. This post contains a graphic image of the man's nose.
Pouring powder analyzed as alprazolam (brand name: Xanax) and zolpidem (brand name: Ambien) in a woman's drink at a Boca Raton restaurant's bar cost a Palm Beach County neurologist his medical license this week. The state Board of Medicine's final order revoking Dr. Mircea Morariu's license posted Monday. At the hearing before the final order, Morariu was present but not represented by an attorney.
A judge in Colorado on Tuesday ordered a legal adviser for former President Donald Trump's campaign to travel to Georgia to testify before a special grand jury that's looking into whether Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia. Judge Gregory Lammons in Fort Collins, Colorado, made the decision after holding a hearing on a request from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to compel testimony from attorney Jenna Ellis. Prosecutors are interested in Ellis's role in helping to coordinate and plan legislative hearings in Georgia and others states where false allegations of election fraud were pushed, according to testimony in court.
“Like it or not, inside American politics, you’re on one side or the other. There is no in between.”
“Were a centrist coalition to arise in service of ‘bipartisan’ policy objectives, it would shift the political center of gravity.”
“Purported constituents for a centrist third party aren’t as large a group as is often imagined and aren’t really centrists, either.”
“A successful third party is one that integrates itself or its program into one of the two major parties.”
“Favoritism for party candidates is a tough mountain to climb … Americans prefer to vote for a candidate they believe can win.”