Jamarion Robinson, a 26-year-old who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, was being served a warrant at his girlfriend's Georgia home in 2016 when officers opened fire.'Over 90 rounds were fired at my son' »
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.
Authorities say Eugene Huelsman threatened Rep. Matt Gaetz in a voicemail on January 9. A federal jury in Pensacola, Florida, indicted Huelsman for his threat against Gaetz on May 18. An initial hearing for the case will be held Friday at a US District Court in Florida.
The New York Daily News slammed Donald Trump Jr. as the “SPAWN OF HATIN'” on its front page Tuesday. The tabloid ripped ex-President Donald Trump's eldest son for hawking shirts mocking actor Alec Baldwin over the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot with what Baldwin was told was an unloaded prop gun on the set of his new movie “Rust” last week.
While doing pre-construction investigations for a new road, Oxford archeologists discovered a treasure trove of preserved ancient items including Stone Age tools, pottery, and seeds. The findings shed light on humans' early transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers.
Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo is defending his decision not to wear a mask while meeting with Florida state Sen. Tina Polsky (D), who is battling stage 1 breast cancer and asked him to don a face covering while in her office. "Having a conversation with someone while wearing a mask is not something I find productive, especially when other options exist," Ladapo said in a statement Tuesday. Last week, Polsky told Florida Politics that Ladapo asked to meet with her and other state senators in Tallahassee, and when he stopped by her office with two legislative aides, she requested they wear masks, as she has "a serious medical condition."
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Another California county closed down an In-N-Out restaurant on Tuesday because the popular burger chain refuses to enforce COVID-19 vaccination rules. Contra Costa County health officials indefinitely shut the Pleasant Hill restaurant after it ignored repeated warnings to verify that customers who wanted to dine indoors had vaccination cards or proof they had tested negative for the virus in the past 72 hours. The county has issued several warnings and fines for local In-N-Out restaurants, including two in Pinole and San Ramon.
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.”
The former chief of a tribal police department in southern California has pleaded guilty to selling $300,000 worth of badges to wealthy Los Angeles residents so they could get concealed weapons permits. Anthony Reyes Vazquez, 49, admitted he and other officers of the Manzanita Tribal Police Department recruited dozens of affluent Agelenos to join a “VIP Group,” issuing them badges that gave them certain law enforcement privileges but didn't require them to perform any police work. Many of the members had no or little law enforcement background and many never visited the reservation at all, prosecutors said.
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.
Stephen Colbert's “Late Show” team has uncovered what it's calling “Fox News's craziest Trump lie yet.” It happened this week when Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino claimed former President Donald Trump “enjoyed the White House” and not only spent his weekends there, but worked through those weekends. Neither Trump nor Biden have been especially fond of weekends at the White House.
A 7-year-old boy was fatally mauled by his dog last week in Oklahoma, authorities said. The child was first reported missing about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, and when deputies arrived at the home, south of Kiefer, where the report originated, “a family member located the child on the property.
The great global supply chain crisis of 2021 — which has ensnared groceries, holiday shopping and everything in between — has bottlenecked West Coast ports, and drawn the involvement of the White House to address it. As the disruption reaches a boiling point and adds to rising price pressures, longshoremen, union representatives and truck drivers have pointed fingers over which party is best positioned to alleviate some of the strains. Cargo ships afloat in the Pacific Ocean demonstrate the convergence of strong consumer demand, and a widespread shortage of bodies to meet it.
Not only do members of the federal government have access to an ocean of first-hand data investors would kill for, but Senators and members of the House are connected to the country's economic movers and shakers. Let's take a look at three stocks connected to one of Washington's most prominent investors: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. As the representative of California's 12th district — San Francisco — it's no surprise that Speaker Pelosi is heavily invested in what Silicon Valley has to offer.
A U.S. Embassy staffer accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least 24 women over a 14-year period was in fact a longtime CIA employee, the FBI announced Monday, as the bureau urged any possible victims to come forward in the case. Serial molester Brian Jeffrey Raymond, 45, was arrested Oct. 9, 2020, in La Mesa, California, where he had been staying with his parents after abruptly quitting his job at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. FBI spokeswoman Samantha Shero confirmed to The Daily Beast that Raymond was working for the CIA during his embassy posting in Mexico.
A North Dakota man entered an Alford plea in the death of a 14-year-old girl who authorities said was strangled and stabbed more than 20 times in a random attack outside a store in June. Arthur Kollie, 22, entered the plea Monday in the death of Jupiter Paulsen. Charging documents say a sanitation worker saw Kollie attack the girl the morning of June 4 outside a Party City store in Fargo.
Elizabeth Hurley practically lives in a bikini (seriously, peep her Instagrams). And she just dropped a new pic of herself soaking up the sun in one. It's been six weeks since the 56-year-old's last bikini photo, so this is kind of a BFD for her.
More than a dozen significant tax hikes have been proposed by Democratic lawmakers in recent weeks as they devise ways to pay for President Joe Biden's budget bill that seeks to fund existing and new measures to elevate child care, education, healthcare, and clean energy. In less than a couple of weeks, things that were a shoo-in—raising corporate taxes and individual tax rates—were taken off the table. After certain tax hikes for corporations and wealthy individuals that were proposed by the House Ways and Means Committee in mid-September were met with resistance by Democratic centrist Sens.
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.
Heavy rain and snow fell in Northern California over the weekend — so much that Lake Tahoe's water levels are back above the natural rim. Water levels at the Tahoe City dam rose almost 6 inches in 24 hours, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and more than 24 inches of snow fell in the mountains around the Tahoe Basin. This was welcome news, as last week, Lake Tahoe's water levels dipped about an inch below the natural rim of the basin.
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) -Shares in Digital World Acquisition Corp, the blank-check company that plans to publicly list former U.S. President Donald Trump's new social media venture, lost almost a third of their value on Tuesday, a second straight daily decline after a steep rally last week. The stock closed down 29.6% at $59.07 with its price swinging wildly between $55.50 and $91.35 during the session. The pullback followed a 845% rally last week after the company was linked publicly to Trump for the first time.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) trolled Donald Trump during an MSNBC interview by pointing out that a number of Republicans who raise money off the former president's name want nothing to do with him on the campaign trail. Maloney noted the close race for governor in Virginia, where former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is running for his old job against conservative businessman Glenn Youngkin (R).
Roy Bruner said he gets about 20 to 30 calls a week to replace stolen catalytic converters at his north side shop. “I had a Prius, I put a new converter on it on a Thursday or Friday, and the next Monday he came in and they'd stolen it again,” Bruner said. The number of catalytic converter thefts nearly quadrupled nationally between December 2019 and December 2020, according to a March 2021 report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
Chen Ing-wen strides up to a rocky outcrop some 3 km (1.9 miles) from China's coast on Taiwan-controlled Kinmen island and demonstrates how as a soldier he used to shoot from there at Chinese trawlers that got too close. "It was just to scare them - but they weren't scared," said Chen, 50, who did his military service on Kinmen from 1991 to 1993. Sitting on the front line between Taiwan and China, Kinmen is the last place where the two engaged in major fighting, in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, and where memories of war are burned into minds decades later - large model soldiers point guns at China from some old bunkers.
“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.”