The Philippines will stop operations of 175 offshore gambling firms and deport about 40,000 Chinese workers, a justice ministry official said on Monday, part of a crackdown on the notoriously opaque online gaming industry. The sector emerged in the Philippines in 2016 and grew exponentially, as operators capitalised on the country's liberal gaming laws to target customers in China, where gambling is banned. At their peak, Philippine offshore gambling operators, or POGOs, employed more than 300,000 Chinese workers, but the pandemic and higher taxes have forced many to operate elsewhere.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has taken Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to task over the anti-LGBTQ+ politician flying asylum seekers from Texas to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. Obviously, there are issues with the border and with migration, but these are the kinds of stunts you see from people who don't have a solution,” Buttigieg said in an interview with journalist Evan Smith at the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival. His comments drew applause from the audience.
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei disclosed on Monday that he attended a series of confidential meetings with European and American leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly last week. The foreign minister of Belarus, a key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin's even as Russia wages war in Ukraine, declined to elaborate on the substance of the meetings. Makei only alluded vaguely to the idea that the meetings would be damaging to the United States should their contents leak out into the public eye.
A Burger King employee posted a fed-up TikTok after a customer allegedly told her that her uniform was “too distracting” for the woman's husband. In this case, the Burger King employee, who goes by @rockefeller.o and Lala on the app, explained that she received the complaint while she was working. Lala then showed off her uniform in the video, which was a collared Burger King shirt and black jeans, before she flipped off the camera.
ALONA MAZURENKO – MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2022, 21:55 Andrii Yusov, spokesman for the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, said that the ministry's hotline has received many calls from Russians who had recently been called up and who are now asking how to surrender to Ukraine. Source: Yusov on the 24/7 national joint newscast Quote: The hotline has received a lot of calls from Russians who were called up recently, and even from some who have even been called up yet. They're calling and asking 'What should I do if I get called up?
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft slammed into the asteroid Dimorphos on Monday to change its path and test planetary defenses in the event an asteroid were on a collision course with Earth. Video is courtesy of NASA TV.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that Ukraine had received sophisticated air defence systems from the United States. It was the first acknowledgment that Ukraine had received the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), long sought by Kyiv and whose shipment was approved by Washington last month. "We absolutely need the United States to show leadership and give Ukraine the air defence systems.
A Brooklyn man who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 has been identified as the recipient of a mysterious nine-second phone call from the White House placed during the riot. Anton Lunyk, 26, of Midwood, Brooklyn, admitted joining the attack with two buddies and is the owner of the phone to which someone at the White House briefly called during the riot, CNN reported Monday. The mystery call was revealed by former Jan. 6 committee staffer and ex-Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., in an interview on CBS News' “60 Minutes“ on Sunday.
Hurricane Ian formed Monday morning and it is forecast to impact Florida this week. Power companies across Florida are preparing for major outages due to Hurricane Ian. A tropical storm watch has been issued for all of Central Florida except a hurricane watch has been issued for Sumter County.
For six months, home for Ms. Xu has been a room in a high-rise apartment in the southern Chinese city of Guilin that she bought three years ago, attracted by brochures touting its riverfront views and the city's clean air. "All the family's savings were invested in this house," Xu, 55, told Reuters from the Xiulan County Mansion complex, her room bare except for a mosquito net-covered bed, a few necessities and empty bottles on the floor. Xu and about 20 other buyers living in Xiulan County Mansion share a makeshift outdoor toilet and gather during the day at a table and benches in the central courtyard area.
For months, important facilities across Russia have been hit by mysterious fires and explosions. In a matter of a days this month, Ukrainian forces managed to liberate more territory than the Russian military captured and held over six months of war. For months now, sensitive sites and important facilities throughout Russia have been hit by mysterious fires and explosions, hinting at a sabotage campaign that is the hallmark of special-operations forces.
Russia's “partial mobilization” cast another shadow on the already dire situation its Armed Forces are facing in Ukraine. The situation is so grotesque that even Russian President Vladimir Putin's biggest cheerleaders find themselves trashing the way the mobilization is being conducted. Top pro-Kremlin propagandist Vladimir Solovyov and head of RT Margarita Simonyan spent much of the broadcast of the state TV show Sunday Evening With Vladimir Solovyov complaining about the issues with the mobilization. Simonyan added that after listening to Putin's announcement and the follow-up message from Russia's Defense Ministry, she was under the impression that only people with prior military experience were subject to mobilization—but that's not what happened.
A Kentucky man who killed three fellow students and wounded five others when he was 14 years old will have to spend the rest of his life in prison without another opportunity to seek parole, the Kentucky Parole Board voted Monday. Michael Carneal, now 39, told parole board members last week that he would live with his parents and continue his mental health treatment if they agreed to release him. He admitted that he still hears voices like the ones that told him to steal a neighbor's pistol and fire it into the crowded lobby of Heath High School in 1997.
Two years ago, Claira Janover lost a job offer with Deloitte after a TikTok went viral. Janover told Insider that far-right Trump supporters doxxed and harassed her over an "All Lives Matter" analogy. While Janover said she isn't happy about the experience, it's given her new opportunities and perspective.
An 18-year-old man charged for allegedly beating a Chinese American man into a coma in Chicago's Chinatown back in April has been denied bail. Termaine Patterson, who was arrested last week and subsequently charged with eight felonies, including first-degree attempted murder, is believed to be one of four assailants involved in the violent carjacking that occurred near 25th Place and South Princeton on the morning of April 7. Jin Yut Lew, 61, was robbed, brutally beaten with a blunt object and “left for dead” during the attack, his children said.
Wisconsin's Republican Assembly leader is suing to block a subpoena that orders him to testify before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection about a conversation he had with Donald Trump about overturning the 2020 election. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos filed the lawsuit on Sunday in federal court in Wisconsin arguing that the subpoena falls outside the scope of the committee's investigation into last year's Capitol attack and infringes on his legislative immunity from civil process. Vos, who had a falling out with Trump this summer, also alleged that the short notice of the subpoena placed an undue burden on him.
A Democratic Florida state senator who recently filed a lawsuit to block Governor DeSantis from sending migrants to other states has a history of supporting sanctuary cities and curtailing immigration enforcement. Jason Pizzo, who represents Miami, sued DeSantis Thursday night, petitioning a judge to bar him from spending any more state funds on the transports. DeSantis facilitated the air travel of 48 migrants to Martha's Vineyard from San Antonio last week.
Legendary former pro-surfer Chris Davidson is believed to be the victim of a lethal attack in a country bar in the Australian state of New South Wales. Davidson was reportedly punched in the face outside of South West Rocks Country Club in South West Rocks on Saturday around 11 p.m., causing Davidson to fall and hit his head on the pavement. The attacker is alleged to be Grant Coleman, the brother of NSW Waratahs head rugby union coach, Darren Coleman, the Daily Telegraph reported.
KYIV, Ukraine (Reuters) -Russian-organized referendums that could lead to annexing 15% of Ukraine's territory were due to end on Tuesday as the Kremlin said it made no decisions on closing its borders as the first mobilisation since World War Two prompted some to flee. Voting in the Ukrainian provinces of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia in the east and southeast began on Friday and have been dismissed as a sham by Western nations, which have pledged not to recognise the results. In Russia, the call-up of some 300,000 reservists has led to the first sustained protests since the invasion began, with one monitoring group estimating at least 2,000 people have been arrested so far.
But her boss, she said, did not believe that the robbery occurred as Moreno described. A 74-year-old woman says she was fired after she told her boss at a convenience store that a robber who had come in during one of her shifts had a knife on him, CBS Colorado reported. The woman, Mary Moreno, said a robber came in to Circle-K in Westminster, Colorado, where she worked during one of her night shifts when she had been scheduled to work alone, CBS Colorado reported.
Sheriff Patrick Withrow advised residents at a press conference Friday to avoid the area of the speedway, located at 4105 N. Wilson Way, and said rival organizations to the Hells Angels would likely be in the area. The Sheriff's Office, Stockton Police Department, and California Highway Patrol planned to maintain a highly visible presence in the area, he said. About 7,000 people showed up for Barger's funeral, according to Tony Noceti, the president of the business that operates the speedway.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has said that Russian soldiers who die in the war against Ukraine will be cleansed of all their sins, days after President Vladimir Putin ordered the country's first mobilisation since World War Two. Patriarch Kirill is a key Putin ally and backer of the invasion. He has previously criticised those who oppose the war and called on Russians to rally round the Kremlin.
Dash camera video captured an impressive display of athleticism from a panicked deer inches from disaster in Michigan. A state trooper was driving at night along a road near the town of St. Joseph, in southwest Michigan, when a small group of deer suddenly burst out of the treeline, video shared Sept. 22 by the Michigan State Police shows. For a split second, the sedan seems to be in the clear — then headlights reveal another deer running into the road, directly toward the vehicle, video shows.
But in recent years a growing number of state supreme courts — including North Carolina's, earlier this year — have started cracking down on partisan gerrymandering. This case seeks to put a stop to that, by asking the U.S. Supreme Court to ban state courts from ruling on anything related to federal elections. In addition to gerrymandering, that could also affect issues like voter ID, felon voting rights or the rules for early voting, mail-in voting and more.
The New York attorney general's lawsuit against Donald Trump last week revealed new details about the former president's finances, but a Congressional probe could soon unveil additional documents that he's long been trying to shield from public view. The accounting firm Mazars Group, which handled Trump's account for decades, has handed over some of its documents to both Congress and the New York attorney general's office, potentially providing new revelations after six years of delay. The documents from 2014-2018, which Mazars is providing to comply with a legal settlement, could shed light on potential conflicts of interest.
“A mass student loan forgiveness scheme is an essential policy correction to a worsening social crisis.”
“There is no possible definition of ‘need’ in which college graduates in the United States of America would rank first.”
“A lot of working-class people carry a lot of student debt.”
“This is a college graduate bailout paid for by plumbers and FedEx drivers.”
“A comprehensive student-loan debt-cancellation program will have a valuable economic upside.”