For more than 15 months Russia has been fighting a war in Ukraine that the Kremlin refused to call a war - but that is changing: President Vladimir Putin is using the word "war" more often. When Putin sent troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24 last year, he called it "a special military operation" - a euphemism the Kremlin, Russian ministers and state media mostly stuck to, even coining a new Russian acronym, the "SVO". Calling the conflict a war was effectively outlawed for the Russian media by a series of very broad laws soon after the invasion.
Farmers Group announced changes to its remote-work policy, The Wall Street Journal reported. Workers at the insurance giant Farmers Group are reportedly threatening to quit or unionize after the company's new CEO backtracked on its remote-work policy. Employees expressed their frustrations with the decision by flooding a Farmers Group internal social-media platform with more than 2,000 comments, The Wall Street Journal, which reviewed screenshots of the reactions, reported.
It's official: Former Vice President Mike Pence (R) is running for president. And I, for one, think that a man who still can't bring himself to condemn former President Donald Trump—despite Trump recently suggesting his supporters who chanted “Hang Mike Pence” on Jan. 6 might have been justified—is exactly the tough guy we need to get this nation back on track. In an impotent little video shared on Fox News and on Twitter on Wednesday morning, the sentient dish rag declares that “different times call for different leadership.
After consuming 2 tablespoons of raw chia seeds every day, a woman claims she experienced horrible digestive issues — and she's warning others not to make the same mistake. TikToker Jade Amber (@@jade.amberrrrr) gained over 5.4 million views, 715,000 likes, 60,000 saves and 11,000 comments when she shared her PSA online. Now, much like the firefighter who took to TikTok to reveal what can happen when you sleep with your bedroom door closed, Jade's PSA has people rethinking their everyday habits, especially those within the clean eating movement.
There's nothing money can buy that's bigger than your name — at least that's what retired NFL star Chad Johnson, who wore the number 85 and went by the nickname "Ochocinco," told Fox Sports host Shannon Sharpe when explaining his frugal spending habits. Don't miss Here's how much money the average middle-class American household makes — how do you stack up? Rich young Americans have lost confidence in the stock market — and are betting on these 3 assets instead.
Extremist Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) on Wednesday faced criticism after she joined the right-wing freakout over the U.S. Air Force's celebration of Pride Month. Boebert took offense to this USAF tweet showing the silhouette of a saluting soldier and the rainbow flag, which celebrates queer pride.
Only minutes into a doomed journey that ended on a remote Virginia mountain, the pilot of a business jet was not responding to air traffic control instructions and the situation was soon reported to a network that includes military, security and law enforcement agencies, according to federal aviation officials. Despite being out of contact on its ascent Sunday afternoon, the jet that had just taken off from a Tennessee airport continued toward its intended destination on New York's Long Island, then turned to fly back to Virginia where it slammed into a mountain, killing the four people aboard. Outside aviation experts speculated the pilot likely lost consciousness from a lack of oxygen inside the jet when it climbed above 10,000 feet (3,048 meters), the altitude that typically requires cabin pressurization.
Paige Ortiz had just carried a load of groceries inside on Monday evening when she looked out the window and saw a stranger grab her 2-year-old daughter. The Crowley mother picked up her phone and a knife and ran out the door to where her husband, Carlos Ortiz, was struggling with a man. “I immediately dialed 911,” Paige told the Star-Telegram in a phone interview.
The son of a former Boston Red Sox star was found dead in a New Bedford, Massachusetts home and is believed to be the perpetrator of a murder-suicide that has rocked the small community. Authorities were conducting a welfare check when they found the bodies of George Scott III, 54 — the son of former Red Sox first baseman George "Boomer" Scott — and his 8-year-old son, Dante Hazard, on Friday, June 2, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office said in a press release cited by NBC News. A relative of Scott had asked the police to check in on him and his son after days had passed without hearing from them.
Filipino Americans on TikTok are defending a college graduate after she was criticized by a Filipino creator for allegedly breaking the law by wearing the Filipino flag on her graduation stole. On May 24, TikTok creator Soph (@sansophs) shared a video detailing the mistake she made of incorrectly wearing her Filipino stole for her college graduation photos. “So I took my grad photos this past weekend, and I sent this to my parents, and my Ninong texted me saying that the Filipino stole is wrong,” Soph says.
Paul Mosely is desperate to return to Britain with his wife. After a life mostly spent working in Beijing, China, the 70-year-old yearns for “England's green and pleasant land”, but the looming threat of inheritance tax is keeping him away. Mr Mosely, originally from Essex, first went to China in the 1970s as a PhD engineering student, and like many others in the brain drain of the era, he stayed there as his employer at the time paid his living expenses.
STORY: The body camera footage showed a mechanized assault operation involving armored vehicles. The 3rd Assault Brigade wrote on Telegram that it undertook "coordinated work of M113 storm troops, 60 mm mortars, tanks and aerial reconnaissance. The result: they pushed back the Russians for a kilometer."
However, the footage lives on thanks to another TikTok user, Kelsi (@kbuffhen) — who claims to be a very close friend of the people recorded in Heather's video. Now, Kelsi is clearing the air, along with her friends' good names, and slamming people like Heather for violating people's privacy and spreading false rumors, all in the hopes of going viral. Kelsi's video response begins with Heather's since-deleted footage, in which viewers can see two dressed-up people smiling and chatting at a bar.
Russia said on Wednesday that it shot down an enemy drone, but it was likely a friendly fire incident. Ukrainian officials are celebrating the drone's destruction as an embarrassing Russian mix-up. Russia said on Wednesday that it had downed a Ukrainian drone over Crimea, but the equipment appears to, in fact, be Russian.
First son Hunter Biden is embroiled in a legal battle over supporting his four-year-old daughter. Lunden Roberts, the child's mom, accused him of mischaracterizing his wealth in a child support suit. A judge has ordered Biden to appear in court next month to answer Roberts' questions.
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia's defence minister said on Tuesday his forces had thwarted the first three days of a Ukrainian counter-offensive, alleging that they had killed or wounded more than 3,700 Ukrainian soldiers. Unusually, Sergei Shoigu read a statement himself rather than leaving it to the ministry's regular spokesman. Ukraine has maintained deliberate ambiguity about whether its long-expected counter-offensive is under way, and Reuters could not independently verify the battlefield claims.
KHARKIV OBLAST, Ukraine—When Yulia's husband, a Ukrainian soldier fighting on the front lines against Russia's invasion, told her that 25 men in his unit had died in a single day of fighting, she was absolutely furious. The Ukrainian woman—who lives in Kyiv and spoke under a pseudonym—told The Daily Beast she had seen photos of one of her colleagues sipping drinks in Berlin on social media earlier that day. At the beginning of the war, a patriotic fervor overran Ukraine, with men and women volunteering in the tens of thousands.
A 4-year-old Tennessee boy is recovering after he was bitten by a copperhead snake during a camping trip. Jad Pollom was camping with his family in Highlands, North Carolina, just across the Georgia border, over Memorial Day weekend when he was bitten by a snake while playing on the front porch of a cabin, WTVC-TV reports. Jad was rushed to a nearby emergency room where he received 10 vials of antivenom treatment, the TV station said.
A relative previously told The Associated Press the boys' mother was working at a nearby convenience store when she heard gunfire and ran back home to find they had been shot. The boys were “very close” and always together playing, mostly with superhero figures, according to their uncle, Felix Muniz Torres. The shooters apparently targeted the third person who was killed, 19-year-old Joshua Lugo-Perez, over what authorities have called “a previous argument.
Marcos Fino Jr., 32, was killed in the shooting, which took place around 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, in El Paso, according to a news release from the El Paso Police Department. Police said Fino had three other people in the vehicle with him when he and 53-year-old Raul Orozco began arguing while driving. Orozco chased after Fino and called his sons, 28-year-old Jose Orozco and 21-year-old Christian Orozco, according to police.
Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich landed in the rough Wednesday when she asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for comment on the PGA Tour's merger with LIV Golf. Biden administration officials have repeatedly avoided addressing the matter. The president earlier this week replied to a query by taking a golf swing and joking: “I'm planning on playing in the PGA.”
TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan activated its defence systems on Thursday after reporting 37 Chinese military aircraft flying into the island's air defence zone, some of which then flew into the western Pacific, in Beijing's latest mass air incursion. China, which views democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has over the past three years regularly flown its air force into the skies near the island, though not into Taiwan's territorial air space. Taiwan's defence ministry said that from 5 a.m. (2100 GMT on Wednesday) it had detected 37 Chinese air force planes, including J-11 and J-16 fighters as well as nuclear-capable H-6 bombers, flying into the southwestern corner of its air defence identification zone, or ADIZ.
Over a stream and under a bridge lies one of the 10 properties for sale in Los Angeles County for under $250,000. Compass Real Estate is selling a one bedroom one bathroom apartment in Alhambra that's sought after despite – or possibly because of – its unique location. Built in 1949, the 462-square-foot apartment includes a terrace above the stream and a rooftop patio separated from a road bridge with a fence.
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Biotech firm Promosome LLC sued Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech in federal court in San Diego, California, on Tuesday, accusing their COVID-19 vaccines of infringing a patent related to messenger RNA technology. The lawsuits add to a web of patent disputes between biotech companies over technology used in the coronavirus shots, including a case brought last year in Massachusetts by Moderna against Pfizer and its partner BioNTech. Promosome accused the companies of copying technology that allows for doses of mRNA that are small enough to use safely and effectively in the vaccines.