Tampa police arrested 20-year-old Jacob Pursifull on June 5 after he filmed himself jumping into the alligator exhibit at the Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Fla. Pursifull and two friends filmed themselves entering the enclosed habitat on June 1 for a video they uploaded and posted across various social media platforms. The videos have since been taken down, but since Pursifull's face was on camera, police were able to find him.
El Niño is officially here, and while it's still weak right now, federal forecasters expect this global disrupter of worldwide weather patterns to gradually strengthen. What is El Niño? El Niño is a climate pattern that starts with warm water building up in the tropical Pacific west of South America.
A "tall, skinny alien creature with greenish color" that was about eight to 10 feet tall was reportedly hiding behind a forklift in a Las Vegas family's backyard after a potential UFO crashed overnight April 30/May 1. "I looked at it in the eyes, and my body just froze like having sleep paralysis," a witness, who didn't give his name, said in a YouTube video. "They're not human. 100 percent they're not human," he told the 911 dispatcher in an audio recording.
A little white pill has given Syrian President Bashar Assad powerful leverage with his Arab neighbors, who have been willing to bring him out of pariah status in hopes he will stop the flow of highly addictive Captagon amphetamines out of Syria. Western governments have been frustrated by the red-carpet treatment Arab countries have given Assad, fearing that their reconciliation will undermine the push for an end to Syria's long-running civil war. Hundreds of millions of pills have been smuggled over the years into Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab countries, where the drug is used recreationally and by people with physically demanding jobs to keep them alert.
A Florida man almost lost his leg — and could have died — from a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection, which developed after he was bitten in the thigh during a family fight. Donnie Adams, a 53-year-old funeral assistant from the Tampa suburb of Riverview, went to the emergency room in mid-February to treat a bump the size of a dollar coin on his upper left thigh. He was sent home with a tetanus shot and antibiotics, but the injury got worse over the next few days, becoming red, swollen and painful to the touch.
Russia's central bank sounded alarms on inflation amid the falling ruble and a record labor shortage. Russia's central bank sounded alarms on the economy Friday as the falling ruble and a record labor shortage add inflationary pressures. "The option of hiking the rate was considered, but by consensus we decided to hold the rate, but tighten the signal," Governor Elvira Nabiullina said at a news conference, according to Reuters, adding that "the likelihood of a rate hike has increased."
A police officer who rushed into a high school building during the 2018 Parkland shooting testified Friday that a sheriff's deputy outside confirmed that the shooter was upstairs. The former Broward County deputy, Scot Peterson, is on trial for failing to confront the shooter who killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. He has insisted since he spoke to investigators two days after the massacre that he couldn't tell where the gunshots were coming from, and that he thought they may have been fired outside.
A Russian swimmer was eaten by a tiger shark in the Red Sea in an attack that his father, who was watching on helplessly, described as looking like a “meat grinder”. Video footage online showed the entirety of Thursday's attack, in which 23-year-old Vladimir Popov repeatedly called out for his “papa” as he attempted to swim away from the shark. At one point, he seemed to wrestle with the animal but was flipped upside down, his legs flailing in the air.
Aubrey Taylor had a long night. Taylor, who is a person with dwarfism, was working with his friend to prepare for a New York City art exhibition, and they decided to grab food at the nearby deli. It was a “really exciting moment for both of us”, Taylor said, as the gallery show entirely featured artists who identify as little people.
Counterattacking Ukrainian forces have advanced up to 1,400 metres at a number of sections of the front line near the eastern city of Bakhmut in the past day, a military spokesman said on Saturday. The advance is the latest in a series of similar gains reported this week by Kyiv near Bakhmut, which Russia said it had fully captured last month after the bloodiest and longest battle since it began its full-scale invasion in February 2022. Serhiy Cherevaty, the official, said in televised comments that Russian forces were themselves trying to counterattack but that they had not been successful.
A longtime southeast Kansas officer had his police certification revoked after he grabbed a 14-year-old in a “rude and aggressive manner” and made unprofessional comments. Wallace Simmons' certification was revoked at the end of May, according to the Kansas Commission of Peace Officers' Standards and Training, which oversees officer certifications. The 76-year-old said he already planned to retire from the Cherryvale Police Department before an incident on Aug. 6, 2020, but turned in his papers shortly after because of the fallout around it.
Two blind passengers told ITV News they were ordered to leave a P&O Cruises ship. Pam May and Jennie Bailie said the order was due to "health and safety reasons." Two blind passengers who were ordered to leave a cruise ship before it set sail said it was "humiliating" and that they "felt like criminals".
A California jury has returned a $63 million verdict against Chevron after finding the oil giant covered up a toxic chemical pit on land purchased by a man who built a house on it and was later diagnosed with a blood cancer. Kevin Wright, who has multiple myeloma, unknowingly built his home directly over the chemical pit near Santa Barbara in 1985, according to his lawsuit. Starting in 1974, Chevron subsidiary Union Oil Company of California had operated a sump pit for oil and gas production, a process that left the carcinogenic chemical benzene on the property, court papers said.
After entering the 2024 race, the former veep immediately went after trans people.
A former Donald Trump aide has published almost 9,000 images of Joe Biden's son Hunter online, after claiming it took months to censor compromising images of him nude and with drugs and prostitutes. The photographs come from a cache of material obtained from a laptop the US president's son reportedly took to a computer repair shop in Delaware. The contents were passed to the media and a number of the photos were published ahead of the presidential election in 2020 in an attempt to embarrass the Biden campaign.
Robert Ray, an attorney for Donald Trump during his first impeachment trial, says that if Donald Trump is elected president in 2024, any charges or indictments made against the former president by the Department of Justice would be “gone.
A top business executive was sacked in China after a video of him with his mistress went viral. Chinese users rushed to buy some 4,000 pieces of the pink dress the mistress wore. A top business executive in China was fired after being caught having an affair with his coworker in a viral video posted on the Chinese version of TikTok.
Joran van der Sloot has landed in the United States, where he is accused of extorting money from the mother of Natalee Holloway, the Alabama teen who was last seen with the Dutch national and two others 18 years ago in Aruba. FBI agents flew with van der Sloot on a US Department of Justice plane to an airport in Birmingham, Alabama, where he landed Thursday afternoon. Van der Sloot was indicted in 2010 on US federal charges of extortion and wire fraud in connection with a plot to sell information about the whereabouts of Holloway's remains in exchange for $250,000, according to an indictment filed in the Northern District of Alabama.
Remember the first time we saw the Tesla Cybertruck? The event was notable, not just for the wild, futuristic vehicle shown on stage, but for the major blooper that occurred when Tesla CEO Elon Musk tried to demonstrate its “armored glass,” breaking the window on stage. As it turns out, that was just one of several early issues the Tesla engineering team discovered with the alpha-level prototype.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) fired back at House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) after the GOP leader criticized his proposal for a constitutional 28th Amendment to address gun violence. McCarthy ripped Newsom's suggestion for raising the minimum age for gun buyers to 21, universal background checks, a “reasonable waiting period” for gun purchases and a ban on civilians buying assault weapons. “Hey Governor Newsom, The 2nd Amendment already exists — we don't need a 28th,” McCarthy wrote on Twitter.
Rammstein's European tour continues amid controversy surrounding frontman Till Lindemann who has been accused of "abuse of power and sexual assault". A fan called Shelby Lynn alleged that her drinks were spiked at a 'pre-party' in Lithunia on May 22, leaving her physically bruised and vomiting for more than 24 hours. Lynn also said that she refused to have sex with Lindemann in a below-stage room during the show's intermission, and that her refusal made the singer angry.
The documents, according to the indictment, included details about U.S. nuclear weapons, spy satellites and the U.S. military. "The unauthorized disclosure of these classified documents could put at risk the national security of the United States, foreign relations, the safety of the United States military, and human sources and the continued viability of sensitive collection methods," the indictment said. - A document marked TOP SECRET//[redacted]/[redacted]//ORCON/NOFORN that the indictment says concerned "nuclear capabilities of a foreign country."
Breaking the news on his social media platform, Truth Social, Donald Trump responded to federal charges of violating laws related to his handling of classified documents. Images: Truth Social/Getty Images Composite: Mark Kelly
A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting a woman to death over a gun he was trying to steal screamed for his mom as he was being led out of the courtroom Thursday, according to the Columbus Ledger-Inquirer. DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks] Police say Jabori Baptiste was with a group of teens who gather on March 24 outside a Mystic Mart in Columbus. Baptiste, who was wearing a pink mask, tried to steal a gun from Eugene Bell, according to the newspaper.
Speculation about the release of a small Ram pickup truck that would face off in the United States against the new Ford Maverick came into sharper focus this week with a report that the previously teased Rampage will be sold in America. According to The Drive, a compact pickup announced for the South American market and being built in Brazil will slot into Ram's U.S. lineup before the end of this year. The new Ram Rampage, which has a design package derived from Ram's 1500 trucks, uses a historical name that dates back to the 1980s.