Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose September execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved on Monday. The state agreed to never use lethal injection again as an execution method to put Alan Eugene Miller to death. Any future effort to execute him will be done by nitrogen hypoxia, an execution method authorized in Alabama but that has never been used to carry out a death sentence in the US.
A Florida judge accepted a former college student's plea deal Monday for the random 2016 killing of a well-loved couple, allowing the now 25-year-old to plead guilty by reason of insanity and avoid jail time. Austin Harrouff — who was found by police chewing off one of the victim's faces — will now be sent to a secure mental health facility until doctors and a judge determine that he is no longer a danger to society, according to Florida news station WPLG. Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer made the decision after two psychologists determined that at the time of the brutal killings Harrouff, then 19 years old, had suffered an “acute psychotic episode” and was unable to distinguish right from wrong.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis didn't wait long after his reelection to take another shot at The Walt Disney Co. — a powerhouse company the state has boxed this year. DeSantis, via his Twitter account, posted a clip from an appearance on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight where he commented on a recent Disney town hall at which new-yet-returning CEO Bob Iger discussed the state's ongoing feud with Disney. quot;I was sorry to see us dragged into that battle, and I have no idea what exactly its ramifications are in terms of the business itself.
Florida has suspended backup quarterback Jalen Kitna indefinitely after his arrest on child pornography charges. “We are shocked and saddened to hear of the news involving Jalen Kitna,” a statement from Florida said. “These are extremely serious charges and the University of Florida and the [University Athletic Association] have zero tolerance for such behavior.”
As his father drove from California toward Nevada, breathlessly repeating prayers while wearing a football helmet and steering erratically across the freeway, a 12-year-old boy made an emergency phone call from the passenger seat, telling dispatchers he was concerned about his safety. Dispatchers from the California Highway Patrol received a call around 5 p.m. Oct. 26 from a boy who said he was in the car with his father, who was behaving in an alarming way, said California Highway Patrol Lt. Joe Dominguez. The father and son had been at a family party earlier that day in South Los Angeles when the father asked his son if he wanted to go to the park and play football, Dominguez said.
Leaders in Volusia County are looking into a mystery. Erosion from Hurricane Nicole has unearthed a mysterious structure on the beach. Photos taken in the Daytona Beach Shores area show several pieces of debris in long rows.
A wealthy Connecticut woman whose criminal case file was sealed from public view was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail for secretly recording three people, including a minor, in a manner involving sexual desire. Hadley Palmer, 54, of Greenwich, was led out of the state courtroom in Stamford in handcuffs by judicial marshals. Judge John Blawie, who sealed Palmer's case file earlier this year over objections by the The Associated Press, ordered that the file remain sealed Tuesday, keeping the specifics of the charges included in an arrest warrant shielded from public view.
Under New York law, prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney's office must prove that Weisselberg committed his many felonies “in behalf of” the Trump Organization, a clunky phrase that the judge overseeing the case has, in something of an understatement, called “a confusing area of the law. Ordinarily, when a company's financial whiz becomes a star witness against it, things are not looking great. But if the Trump Organization has any hope of an acquittal or a hung jury after weeks of embarrassing revelations, it rests on this phrase, which has set off fierce semantic debate.
Sam Bankman-Fried told Axios he doesn't know what happened to his $100 million stake in Twitter. Last week Elon Musk said SBF "certainly does not own shares in Twitter as a private company." Sam Bankman-Fried, the co-founder and former CEO of collapsed crypto exchange FTX, says he isn't sure what happened to his $100 million stake in Twitter.
A pregnant woman left in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner after how her mother-in-law treated her. For Thanksgiving, she prepared her own meal to bring to family dinner at her mother-in-law's. During mealtime, her mother-in-law told her she would heat up the plate but served her own cooking instead. Afterward, she discovered her mother-in-law had thrown the plate away.
The death of a pilot who fell out of a twin-engine plane in North Carolina in July was an accident, according to his autopsy report. Charles Hew Crooks, 23, who was co-piloting the CASA CN-212 Aviocar on July 29, suffered multiple blunt force injuries in an accidental fall, according to an autopsy report obtained Wednesday by NBC News from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina. The report also concluded Crooks “had no significant natural disease."
On February 17, WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport after less than one gram of cannabis oil was found in her luggage. A new report revealed that the prison where Griner resides is severely inhumane. According to CNN, Griner will remain at the IK-2 penal colony after losing her appeal.
Three stowaways were found on a ship's rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain's maritime rescue service said. The men found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port on Monday afternoon appeared to have symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia and were transferred to hospitals on the island for medical attention, according to Spain's Maritime Safety and Rescue Society. The survivors were all from Nigeria, the Spanish government's delegation in the Canary Islands told The Associated Press.
The House Ways & Means Committee is now in possession of six years of former President Donald Trump's tax returns after a three-year battle to obtain them. The committee received the documents from the Treasury Department on Wednesday after the Supreme Court rejected Trump's final appeal on Nov. 22, according to the Treasury Department. “Treasury has complied with last week's court decision,” a Treasury official said.
New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz got into a heated exchange Tuesday after Shaheen shut down Cruz's questions for an ambassador nominee concerning allegations that then Vice President Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian officials to fire the country's top prosecutor in 2016. Cruz accused the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairwoman of "covering" for Biden after Shaheen prevented nominee George Kent from answering his questions during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.
Iranian authorities said Tuesday that two former members of the national soccer team arrested this month in connection with nationwide protests have been released on bail. The announcement came hours before Iran was set to play the U.S. at the World Cup in a politically charged match that authorities are heavily promoting as they grapple with nationwide protests that are well into their third month. Parviz Boroumand, a retired goalkeeper, was arrested nearly two weeks ago on charges of participating in protests in the capital, Tehran, and was accused of damaging property.
In a paper published Nov. 30 in the journals Nature and Nature Astronomy, the researchers reported detecting a supermassive black hole swallowing a star roughly 12.4 billion light years away in an event dubbed AT2022cmc. The TDE unleashed a jet of energy that was so bright and massive that it was observable using optical telescopes. The study's authors now say that the event gave them insights into how supermassive black holes form—and also into what our universe looked like when it was young.
Yoon's comments come as officials from his country and the U.S. warn that North Korea may be preparing... to resume testing nuclear weapons for the first time since 2017. He also urged China - as North Korea's closest ally - to do more to influence Pyongyang.
Russia's defence minister said on Wednesday that the armed forces should use new advanced weapons systems in the conflict in Ukraine. "It is necessary to continue the modernisation and creation of promising systems with their subsequent use during the special military operation," Sergei Shoigu said at a defence ministry meeting of senior generals. Shoigu, one of President Vladimir Putin's closest allies, did not specify which advanced weapons should be used, though he said he wanted to discuss with the generals new ways of improving artillery and missile attacks.
Sam Brinton was accused of stealing a mother's Vera Bradley suitcase from an airport in Minnesota. A Biden administration official has been charged with felony theft and is on leave from their post after being accused of stealing a mother's Vera Bradley suitcase from an airport in Minnesota, according to court documents and the federal government. Sam Brinton, the deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition at the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy, was accused of taking the luggage from baggage claim at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport on September 16, according to a complaint filed last month.
At least two people have been killed and several others have been injured after an outbreak of severe storms spawned tornadoes that tore a path of destruction across the South on Tuesday and Wednesday. Emergency officials in Montgomery County, Alabama, said at least two people were killed early Wednesday morning when an EF-1 tornado with winds of 110 mph ripped through the region, bringing down trees and severely damaging homes and businesses. The tornado hit the Flatwood community on the northern side of Montgomery, according to Christina Thornton, director of the Montgomery City-County Emergency Management Agency.
Just before a midair collision that killed six at a Dallas air show, a group of historic fighter planes was told to fly ahead of a formation of bombers without any prior plan for coordinating altitude, according to a federal report released Wednesday. A P-63 Kingcobra fighter was banking left when it struck a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber behind the left wing during the Nov. 12 air show featuring World War II-era planes, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its preliminary findings. There had been no coordination of altitudes in briefings before the flight or while the planes were in the air, the NTSB said.
Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, is living in Tokyo, the Financial Times reported. The once high-profile Ma angered the Chinese authorities in 2020 and vanished from public view. The report said Ma was lying low in Tokyo and socializing mainly within private clubs.
An armed military veteran working at a Georgia food bank helped police by holding a suspect being chased by officers at gunpoint until they arrived. William Joyner, a quick-thinking manager at Feeding GA Families and a military veteran, sprung into action on Monday evening in College Park, Georgia, when a suspect being chased by police rushed through the food bank parking lot with a gun, WAGA-TV reported. After a fellow worker told him about the situation, Joyner grabbed his gun, chambered a round, and rushed outside to assist.
Medvedev, who once cast himself as a liberal moderniser as president from 2008 to 2012, has increasingly emerged as one of the most hawkish proponents of Russia's war in Ukraine, posting scathing denunciations of the West on his social media channels. "If, as (NATO Secretary-General Jens) Stoltenberg hinted, NATO were to supply the Ukrainian fanatics with Patriot systems along with NATO personnel, they would immediately become a legitimate target of our armed forces," Medvedev wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
“Democrats succeeded again in making the former President a central campaign issue, and Mr. Trump helped them do it.”
“If you work…to install a Supreme Court that will eliminate constitutional rights, prepare to live with the electoral consequences.”
“Trump pretty reliably put his thumb on the scale for the riskiest and most flawed candidates.”
“The Republicans should have done much better on inflation and the economy. They lacked an effective and transparent message.”
“Where does Trump end and the far-right begin?”