Two people who used to work for the household of Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have filed lawsuits against the billionaire couple and their family-related entities.Facebook not involved in suits »
A sample of Sitting Bull's hair has helped scientists confirm that a South Dakota man is the famed 19th century Native American leader's great-grandson using a new method to analyze family lineages with DNA fragments from long-dead people. Researchers said on Wednesday that DNA extracted from the hair, which had been stored at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, confirmed the familial relationship between Sitting Bull, who died in 1890, and Ernie LaPointe, 73, of Lead, South Dakota. "I feel this DNA research is another way of identifying my lineal relationship to my great-grandfather," said LaPointe, who has three sisters.
For homecoming this year, they put on a boffo event in the gym, including what appears to be girls in Hooters t-shirts carrying glasses of (I assume, but hey, maybe not!) make-believe beer. The pictures were posted on the Hazard High School Athletics page earlier this week, then quickly taken down after some spoilsports noticed and raised a stink. The Courier Journal described it as a “Man Pageant” during Homecoming.
On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia said 44 global corporations are moving their regional head offices to Riyadh, the capital. The kingdom boldly told companies in February that it wouldn't do business with them if they didn't shift their headquarters there. Expats and bankers decried the move as "corporate bullying" earlier, but it seems to have produced the desired effect.
She expects her brother, who is a doctor, to give her $27,000 so she can have her dream wedding. He refused. Decode and demystify Gen Z's latest online slang terms with In The Know's new glossary.
The SSA outlines Social Security benefits while living outside the U.S. and we will take a look at some of those details in this article. If you are living in North Korea or Cuba, Social Security benefits will be completely restricted. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you won't receive benefits for the time you were in North Korea or Cuba, even if you move.
The state board that oversees Stone Mountain Park, the 3,200-acre park that glorifies the Confederacy and Antebellum South, has selected an entity — the only company to bid — to manage Georgia's most visited attraction. Why it matters: Stone Mountain has zero connection to the Civil War — no battles were fought there. The monadnock's mountaintop was the site of the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan, and activists, residents, and visitors have called for the massive tribute to Confederate generals and white-washing of history to be removed.
A suspended Virginia Tech linebacker accused in the fatal beating of a Tinder match has been indicted on a charge of second-degree murder. Isimemen Etute, 18, who is accused in the death of 40-year-old Jerry Smith in May, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday, The Roanoke Times reported. A hearing is scheduled Nov. 18.
Two foreign female tourists were caught in a crossfire between rival crime groups and shot to death last Thursday in the high-end resort town of Tulum, Mexico. Three other people were also wounded when the firefight broke out in the popular restaurant, La Malquerida, not far from the beach. “They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and got caught in an exchange of gunfire between competing drug traffickers,” said a high-ranking Mexican police commander, who agreed to speak with The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity.
High up in his tree stand, a Wisconsin deer hunter thought he had gone unnoticed by a black bear wandering near him in the woods — right until it stopped at the base of his vantage point. Dalton Roach, 25, spotted the bear while bow hunting earlier this month, he told the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Roach, who in addition to being an avid sportsman is a pitching prospect for the St. Louis Cardinals, felt he was safe and secure.
A cheap antidepressant reduced the need for hospitalization among high-risk adults with COVID-19 in a study hunting for existing drugs that could be repurposed to treat coronavirus. Researchers tested the pill used for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder because it was known to reduce inflammation and looked promising in smaller studies. “If WHO recommends this, you will see it widely taken up,” said study co-author Dr. Edward Mills of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, adding that many poor nations have the drug readily available.
Sleep is, first and foremost, a healing state, a time when your entire system is repairing and replenishing itself for optimal health and functioning. Lauri Leadley, clinical sleep educator and the president of Valley Sleep Center, an independent sleep diagnostics center based in Arizona, warns that "yes, you can injure yourself while sleeping, [and it] can range from something minor, like a sore shoulder, to something major, like spinal compression." Leadley says the most common injuries from sleep can be a stiff neck, sore shoulders, or back pain.
A brazen bear seen roaming through a residential neighborhood in San Dimas, California, on October 27 was “safely taken back into its natural habitat”, according to authorities. Footage released by the San Dimas sheriff's department shows the bear walking in front of a garage. In a statement accompanying the video, the sheriff's department said the bear was seen on campus at Shull Elementary School, which prompted an immediate lockdown of the school.
A woman was stunned when her husband threw her under the bus to impress his co-workers. She consulted Reddit's “Am I the A******” forum for help. Per her story: her husband always shows up late for work because he refuses to wake up.
SEPTA's Thomas J. Nestel III said last week that “people were holding their phone up in the direction of this woman being attacked.” A disturbing story about a woman being raped on a Philadelphia commuter train while other passengers filmed the incident is being disproved. As previously reported by theGrio and other national and international news outlets, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III said at a news conference last Monday that “people were holding their phone up in the direction of this woman being attacked.”
Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the armorer on the set of "Rust" where the cinematographer was accidentally shot and killed last week, may need to look for a new home. The "Rust" armorer's landlady revealed on Tuesday she's kicking out the 24-year-old because she "doesn't want her living there anymore." Reed's home in Bullhead City, Arizona, is a two-bedroom property close to the Colorado River.
(Reuters) - A pivotal defense argument of the three white men on trial in Georgia for killing Ahmaud Arbery, a Black jogger, is that they were trying to make a citizen's arrest under a Civil War-era law that was later repealed amid an uproar over the shooting. When the fatal encounter occurred on Feb. 23, 2020, it was legal in Georgia for people to arrest someone where they had "reasonable and probable grounds of suspicion" that the person had just committed a felony. Legal observers say prosecutors will seek to convince the jury that there was no felony over which to arrest Arbery, 25, and that the three men lacked the "reasonable and probable suspicion" required under the old citizen's arrest law.
Old tweets from a transgender activist who led the Netflix walkout following the Dave Chapelle comedy special “The Closer” have gone viral for expressing racist, anti-Asian sentiments. Background: The Netflix special drew heavy criticism for Chapelle's allegedly transphobic comments. According to Bloomberg, employees raised concerns that several of his jokes about gender-neutral pronouns and transgender anatomy was offensive and hurtful and felt disappointed that Netflix “continues to release programming with transphobic sentiments.”
A man was shot and run over by a car Saturday at a huge horseback trail riding party in Texas, and a suspect is now in custody, investigators announced Tuesday. According to the McLennan County Sheriff's Office, 24-year-old Deotis Gray was arrested on a charge of murder, after he allegedly opened fire at the party outside Waco with an AK-47 rifle, KXXV reported. Scotty Stephens, 25, was killed.
A resident of a high-rise condominium in Thailand cut the support rope for two painters, apparently angry she wasn't told they would be doing work, and left them hanging above the 26th floor until a couple rescued them, police said Wednesday. Col. Pongjak Preechakarunpong, chief of the Pak Kret police station north of the Thai capital, told The Associated Press. Pongjak did not say what prompted the suspect to cut the rope, but Thai media reported that she was apparently frustrated when the workers appeared outside her room and hadn't seen an announcement by the condo that they would be doing work on Oct. 12.
Here is a look at tax increases that have been proposed and where they stand now: Minimum corporate tax On Tuesday, Senate Democrats proposed a 15% minimum tax rate on the income of corporations that make $1 billion or more annually for three consecutive years. The proposal, an alternative to raising the corporate tax rate from 21% to 26.5%, has the support of Sinema, who has opposed any increase. Tax on unrealized capital gains of billionaires Lawmakers have also proposed taxing unrealized gains of the wealthiest taxpayers.
China's Type-022 missile boats have long been seen as stealthy. China's largest class of warships—once thought to be wholly resistant to radar detection—are actually quite visible to radar scans after all. The Houbei-class fast-attack boats, which bristle with anti-ship missiles, are easily seen in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) that remote sensing companies use, according to naval authority H.I. Sutton, author of the Covert Shores blog.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega thanks his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for his government's security assistance in "defending the sovereignty" of the country and lashes out at the United States for its "slander and infamy".
A House Democrat proposal to reform Social Security is being reintroduced to Congress. The new version of the bill, dubbed Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust, is now aimed at drawing more support from President Biden and Republicans, CNBC reported. This new bill combines Biden's proposals with House Ways and Means initiatives to expand and enhance Social Security benefits, said Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., chairman of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on Social Security, who brought the bill forward.
The ace stock picker of Ark Investment Management has been bullish on Tesla for years. Yet she's been taking some profits off the table recently as shares of the electric car maker have soared. Wood's Ark sold 46,414 shares of Tesla last Thursday and 80,354 shares last Friday — a total haul estimated at $114 million.
The Harvard University scientist who has called for setting aside half the planet as a nature preserve says the slope of human history will always be downward unless there is global cooperation to save existing species. Edward O. Wilson, a 92-year old naturalist hailed as the Darwin of the 21st century, said humankind is not too polarized to save the planet, even as some of the world's biggest polluters drag their feet on cutting carbon emissions and arresting global warming. He sees preventing catastrophic climate change -- the aim of U.N. climate talks starting in Scotland on Sunday -- and saving biodiversity, or the variety of plant and animal species in the world, as two initiatives that must happen together.
“Covid-19 placed systemic problems in sharp relief … What was a raw deal before became, for many, untenable.”
“It’s now going to be a workers’ market, and they’re empowered. I think they are starting to flex their collective muscle.”
“The Great Resignation is not a mad dash away from the office; it’s the culmination of a long march toward freedom.”
“Everybody, particularly if they are young and have a low income, has more freedom to quit jobs they hate and hop to something else.”
“The boost we’ve seen over the last several months could be the result of more than a year’s worth of pent-up resignations.”