The U.S. state with the fewest daily coronavirus cases per capita is the same one that recently had the most.But don’t congratulate it just yet »
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. The woman is facing attempted murder and property destruction charges, Pol. Col. Pongjak Preechakarunpong, chief of the Pak Kret police station north of the Thai capital, told The Associated Press.
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.
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 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Arbery, a Black jogger, is that they were trying to make a citizen's arrest under a Civil War-era law that was later repealed amid an uproar over the shooting.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.
Besides, my current husband said that if the ex didn't want to take care of his own child, he would. We still continued to battle over ridiculous things throughout the years. We still continued to battle over ridiculous things throughout the years.
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.
Neither Trump nor Biden have been especially fond of spending weekends at the White House. A new CNN analysis found that Biden spent all or part of 108 of his first 276 days in office away from the White House (including partial days, such as when he was in the White House on Friday but left for Delaware in the evening). Most of those days away were on weekends.
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 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.
Neal W. Zoromski said he turned down a job with "Rust" as he worried about the set's safety. An experienced prop master said he rejected a job offer on the "Rust" movie because he saw it as "an accident waiting to happen." Neal W. Zoromski, who has worked in the industry for 30 years, told the Los Angeles Times that he had a "bad feeling" following four days of meetings with the "Rust" film managers after he was asked to join the crew.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the face of resistance from critics in the banking sector and elsewhere, the Treasury Department last week said it would raise the reporting threshold on account inflows and outflows. Now it would kick in at $10,000, not $600, and the revised plan would exempt the accounts of wage earners and federal-benefit recipients from the reporting rule. All told, the adjustments would mean that the reporting rule would not apply to the accounts of roughly 80% of Americans, Natasha Sarin, the Treasury Department's deputy assistant secretary for economic policy, said later Tuesday, after Manchin's comments.
Mevs and others dismiss nearly everything Barbecue says as posturing -- especially his claims that he is not corrupt but an enemy of corruption. He has been accused -- by the United Nations and other international organizations -- of participation in three massacres between 2018 and 2020. The bloodbaths, said to have been sponsored by high-ranking officials in the Moïse administration, left more than 200 people dead.
“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.”