A man who briefly worked as an aide to U.S. Rep. George Santos says he got his job after sending a series of payments to one of the Republican's top deputies. Derek Myers, 31, told staff of the House's ethics subcommittee during an interview Wednesday that while he was trying to get a job in Santos' congressional office in late January, he sent at least seven $150 payments to Santos' director of operations, Vish Burra. Myers shared details about the payments, including receipts and text messages, with The Associated Press.
Colby Richards, a 31-year-old Texas father, has been missing since he apparently left his home in Spring, Texas, the morning of May 24. His wife, Callie Richards, noticed her husband wake up early that Friday around 5 a.m. but when he did not return to their bedroom to get ready for work, she got up to check on him, according to Colby's cousin, Allison Fox.
Nikki Alcaraz, who also goes by Nikki Cunningham, was seen in Moriarty, New Mexico, on May 6, according to a post on the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Alcaraz, who lives in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, was traveling with her boyfriend, Steven Tyler Stratton, in a black Jeep Wrangler with camouflage seat covers, according to her family and police. Police officers in New Mexico made contact with Alcaraz and Stratton on May 4 after a witness saw Stratton punch her in the face as she was sitting on the ground in a rest area, according to a report from the Torrance County Sheriff's Office.
Messages left with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were not immediately returned. Police said John Forsyth, 49, was reported missing when he failed to show up for work May 21 at Mercy Hospital in Cassville, a town of 3,100 residents deep in the Missouri Ozarks. His black Infiniti was found parked in a remote area near an aquatic park in Cassville.
Further, they alleged that their partnership with John and Rastelli Foods was problematic, and that Al Baker was excluded from key business meetings and left in the dark regarding real-time financial information. They say they have received only some 4% of the publicly stated $16 million in revenue from the business. In his complaint, John refuted many of the Bakers' claims, saying he played a vital role in helping their boneless rib business, including using his vast network of contacts.
STORY: The bodycam footage from a Lowndes County Sheriff's officer showed the car approaching the tow truck on Highway 84 at speed, hitting it and going airborne for a few dozen meters. The driver, a 21-year-old woman from Tallahassee, Florida, survived the crash but reportedly sustained serious injuries.
A Pennsylvania restaurant owner who screamed death threats directed at then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi while storming the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to more than two years in prison. Pauline Bauer was near Pelosi's office suite on Jan. 6, 2021, when she yelled at police officers to bring out the California Democrat so the mob of Donald Trump supporters could hang her. In January, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden convicted Bauer of riot-related charges after hearing trial testimony without a jury.
The Black teen whose rental bike feud with a white New York City hospital worker went viral said the woman was the one who "did something wrong" — but instead got "rewarded" by "white conservatives" with more than $100,000 in donations. Video of the confrontation between the teen and Sarah Comrie showed the pair arguing over a rental bike, with the teen accusing Comrie of taking his bike and Comrie yelling for help. A clip of the incident was viewed millions of times on social media and Comrie faced widespread backlash for how she reacted, with some critics accusing her of racism.
Smith, Broughton said, had brought home an ancient artifact — a mastodon tooth. The museum's search for the tooth Unbeknownst to Smith, Wayne Thompson, a paleontologist with the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, had been frantically searching for the tooth. Just days before, Thompson told McClatchy News he came across a woman's Facebook post, questioning what she may have found near Aptos Creek on Rio Del Mar Beach on Friday, May 26, after someone tagged him in the post.
Police officers found Tony Peralta earlier this month sitting on a curb not far from the convenience store in a small southeastern New Mexico community where he borrowed a cellphone — so he could call 911 and confess to killing his landlord 15 years earlier. Peralta told police he decided to come forward because “his heart hurts” and that he thought about it every day.
There are early signs that Chick-fil-A could become the latest target of a potential boycott campaign. Fresh off of their successful boycotts against Bud Light and Target, some of the louder voices on the far-right side of social media are now targeting Chick-fil-A, the conservative-leaning fast food chain that is famously closed on Sundays in honor of the Christian day of rest. Twitter user Joey Mannarino pointed out in a tweet on May 30 that Chick-fil-A could be added to the boycott list, as the company has "just hired a VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion".
The Alameda County, California, law enforcement community was rocked by two scandals that brought criminal charges against three of its officers last week. A probation officer was accused of sexually abusing an underage inmate at a juvenile facility years ago, and two sheriff's deputies were accused of covering up a 2021 suicide at a county jail, according to criminal charges filed Friday. The probation officer, 50-year-old Nicole Perales, was in a "position of trust" when she allegedly had oral sex with a 15-year-old inmate between Aug. 27, 2004 and Aug. 26, 2005, according to Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
Federal prosecutors have a 2021 audio recording of former President Donald Trump acknowledging he kept a classified Pentagon document about a possible attack on Iran after leaving the White House, CNN reported on Wednesday. The recording shows Trump, who is seeking the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, understood he retained classified material after he left the White House in 2021, according to the cable television network. Trump has denied wrongdoing.
Alex Rodriguez revealed on "CBS Mornings" Wednesday that he was recently diagnosed with early-stage gum disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of U.S. adults 30 and older have some form of gum disease, and it's even more common after the age of 65. Rodriquez, or A-Rod as he is known, has partnered with the health products company OraPharma to help raise awareness.
Elizabeth Holmes, the convicted fraudster and founder of failed blood-testing company Theranos, on Tuesday began serving an 11-year sentence at the Federal Prison Camp in Bryan, Texas. Holmes might have a humbling first job at the prison, according to a former inmate at the facility. "That is Bryan's rule," said Lynn Espejo, who was convicted of defrauding her employer.
Hundreds of goats munch on long blades of yellow grass on a hillside next to a sprawling townhouse complex. Targeted grazing is part of California's strategy to reduce wildfire risk because goats can eat a wide variety of vegetation and graze in steep, rocky terrain that's hard to access. The changes could raise the monthly salary of herders from about $3,730 to $14,000, according to the California Farm Bureau.
A reclusive deep-water species that's generally found on the coast, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) biologists think that sixgill sharks come into Puget Sound to pup. While it's unknown how long they stay for (and what their population sizes and exact diets are), the shallower waters of the Puget Sound have enabled us to learn more about them. The Seattle Aquarium has been studying them since 2003 after they noticed the occasional sixgill underneath their pier.
An Arby's manager "beat her hands bloody" attempting to escape a walk-in freezer she was found dead in May, according to a lawsuit filed in Texas against the fast-food chain and franchise owner. Nguyet Le, 63, died May 11, after police said her body was found in the icebox of an Arby's in New Iberia, Louisiana, about 21 miles southeast of Lafayette, according to the lawsuit filed at Harris County District Court in Texas. The wrongful death suit, filed by her four children who live in Texas − Nguyen Le, Nina Le, Trina Le and Tiffani Charubhat − seeks more than $1 million in damages from Arby's and franchisee Turbo Restaurants.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has doubled discounts on some already made new Model 3 electric cars and offered discounts on the Model Y and others in its U.S. inventory to entice buyers amid economic uncertainty, rising competition and the upcoming redesign of its mainstay model. In California, a Model 3 variant in inventory was priced at $42,060, a discount of $2,680 to the price of newly ordered cars, according to its website. Tesla offered steeper discounts of $6,330 and $5,000 on some higher-priced Model X and Model S vehicles, respectively.
The husband of the runner-up in a Brazilian beauty pageant smashed the winner's crown after his wife was placed second. The man stormed the stage of the Miss Gay Mato Grosso pageant, snatching the decorative headwear just as officials were placing it on winner Emannuelly Belini's head. It came after a closely contested final of the competition, which was open to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual and other (LGBTQIAP+) entrants, between Belini, from the city of Várzea Grande, and Nathally Becker, from Cuiabá.
DON'T MISS: While the practice does not come with a catchy term, working a side hustle that you keep quiet from your primary boss is definitely on the rise. In This Economy, The Side Hustle Life Is Very Real According to a wide-scale study conducted by consulting firm Deloitte, 46% of polled Generation Z workers and 37% of millennials said that they worked a second part-time or even full-time job in tandem to their main work. As first reported by Fortune Magazine, some of the most popular side hustles include selling online products, delivering food orders or working for a ride-share company and writing marketing materials on the side.
A dashboard camera captured the moment when a part of a missile fell next to a car driving on a Kyiv road, as Russia launched its 16th attack on Ukraine's capital on Monday, May 29. Video showed part of the missile falling onto the road right in front of a driving car, which then continued drove on. Reuters was able to confirm the location as Kyiv from the buildings and roads seen in the video, which matched satellite and file imagery of the area.
STORY: In a series of social media posts, Tenzi Sherpa has highlighted the amount of trash left behind at the fourth camp station called South Col, which has included sleeping bags, shoes and spoons. It is mandatory for climbers to bring their waste down from the mountain and claim back a garbage deposit of $4,000 from the government. But expedition organizers and hiking officials said monitoring camps nearly 8,000 meters (26,246 feet) high is both difficult and ineffective.
Russian firebrand leaders called for martial law after drone attacks reportedly struck Moscow. Imposing martial law is a "prerogative of the highest federal power," a spokesperson reminded the press. Russia is dismissing calls to impose martial law after a series of drone attacks reportedly struck Moscow this week.
Jordan's highly anticipated royal wedding day got underway on Thursday with the surprise announcement that Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate had arrived to witness the nuptials of Crown Prince Hussein and his Saudi Arabian bride. The attendance of the British royals had been kept under wraps, and was only confirmed by Jordanian state media a few hours before the start of the palace ceremony. The wedding of Jordan's 28-year-old heir to the throne and Rajwa Alseif, a 29-year-old architect linked to her own country's monarch, emphasizes continuity in an Arab state prized for its longstanding stability.