The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has said that Russian soldiers who die in the war against Ukraine will be cleansed of all their sins, days after President Vladimir Putin ordered the country's first mobilisation since World War Two. Patriarch Kirill is a key Putin ally and backer of the invasion. He has previously criticised those who oppose the war and called on Russians to rally round the Kremlin.
Trump has informed some political donors to stop boosting Ron DeSantis, per The Washington Post. During his calls with donors, the ex-president said that DeSantis could be a potential 2024 rival. Trump's endorsement of DeSantis' 2018 gubernatorial bid was a key moment in the governor's political rise.
Meet Anthony Triplett Jr. He's 31, he lives near Lacey and he's a nine-year Army veteran with two children enrolled in North Thurston Public Schools' Evergreen Forest Elementary and Nisqually Middle School. He has worked in federal security, he says, and he followed that by forming a nonprofit called All in a Days Work to address veteran suicides. And then on May 24, a mass school shooting unfolded in Uvalde, Texas, killing 21 people, including 19 students.
On Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Sunday, Oliver called out Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for flying migrants to the affluent Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts without giving authorities prior notice. Oliver believes the stunt may have been inspired by Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson, who recently suggested doing such a thing. If this seems like a stunt made for Fox News, you are absolutely right,” Oliver said.
Legendary former pro-surfer Chris Davidson is believed to be the victim of a lethal attack in a country bar in New South Wales, Australia. Davidson was reportedly punched in the face outside of South West Rocks Country Club in South West Rocks on Saturday around 11 p.m., causing Davidson to fall and hit his head on the pavement. The attacker is alleged to be Grant Coleman, the brother of NSW Waratahs head rugby coach, Darren Coleman, the Daily Telegraph reported.
KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO – SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2022, 22:11 President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated that Ukraine guarantees captured Russian soldiers civilised treatment, confidentiality with regard to the circumstances of their surrender, and the opportunity not to return to Russia. Source: Zelenskyy in his evening video address Quote: "Ukraine guarantees every Russian soldier who surrenders three things: you will be treated in a civilised manner, in accordance with all conventions; no one will know the circumstances of your surrender, no one in Russia will know that your surrender was voluntary; if you are afraid to return to Russia and do not want an exchange, we will find a way to ensure t...
An overnight drone strike near the Ukrainian port of Odesa sparked a massive fire and explosion, the military said Monday, as Russia's leadership faced growing resistance to its efforts to call up hundreds of thousands of men to fight in Ukraine. The airstrike on Odesa was the latest in a series of drone attacks on the key southern city in recent days, and hit a military installation and detonated ammunition when it struck. Firefighters were struggling to contain the blaze, and civilians nearby were evacuated, the Ukrainian military's southern command said.
Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney said she would renounce her political party if Trump becomes the next Republican nominee for president. "I'm gonna make sure Donald Trump — I'm gonna do everything I can to make sure he's not the nominee," Cheney told Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune, during the hourlong interview. "And if he is the nominee, I won't be a Republican," she added.
More than $130,000 has been raised for a Ukrainian man who was held as a POW by Russian captors. More than $130,000 has been raised for a Ukrainian soldier who was held as a prisoner of war by Russian captors. Mykhailo Dianov, a musician who served in the Azov regiment, was one of the 215 PoWs freed in a surprise prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia earlier this week. The swap was brokered by Saudi Arabia, according to reports.
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled concerts planned in Poland amid outrage over his stance on Russia's war against Ukraine, Polish media reported Saturday. An official with the Tauron Arena in Krakow, where Waters was scheduled to perform two concerts in April, said they would no longer take place. “Roger Waters' manager decided to withdraw ... without giving any reason," Lukasz Pytko from Tauron Arena Krakow said Saturday in comments carried by Polish media outlets.
But her boss, she said, did not believe that the robbery occurred as Moreno described. A 74-year-old woman says she was fired after she told her boss at a convenience store that a robber who had come in during one of her shifts had a knife on him, CBS Colorado reported. The woman, Mary Moreno, said a robber came in to Circle-K in Westminster, Colorado, where she worked during one of her night shifts when she had been scheduled to work alone, CBS Colorado reported.
Instead, I'm talking about the countdown until Social Security recipients find out how much their benefits will increase next year. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is scheduled to make the big announcement in mid-October. Predictions vary as to the exact size of the upcoming cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), but it will almost certainly be the largest increase in over four decades.
Favre also reportedly pushed for help in building an indoor football facility to assist the Golden Eagles' recruiting. As one text showed, Bryant explicitly mentioned some of those funds came from a federal program intended for needy families (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF) and that improper use of the funds is illegal: On July 28, 2019, Bryant texted Favre that the founder of a nonprofit who paid him "has some limited control over Federal Funds in the form of Grants for Children and adults in the Low Income Community." "Use of these funds [is] tightly controlled," Bryant wrote, according to the filing.
Donald Trump once said New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman was like his "psychiatrist." Haberman said that while Trump treats many people like his psychiatrists, "almost no one really knows him." Haberman covered Trump's presidency extensively and interviewed him for her forthcoming book.
Clinics in Texas have been struggling with the demand for assisting rape victims. "The numbers have stayed consistently high," a rape crisis clinic employee told The AP. It comes as Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to "eliminate all rapists" as a result of the state's strict abortion law.
A soldier from Massachusetts who went missing during the Korean War and was later reported to have died in a prisoner of war camp has been accounted for using modern scientific techniques, military officials said. Joseph J. Puopolo, 19, of East Boston, was accounted for in August, according to a statement Friday from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. It was the news his family — including his now 99-year-old sister Elizabeth Fiorentini — has been awaiting for decades, Fiorentini's grandson and Puopolo's grandnephew, Richard Graham, said in a telephone interview Saturday.
Sheriff Patrick Withrow advised residents at a press conference Friday to avoid the area of the speedway, located at 4105 N. Wilson Way, and said rival organizations to the Hells Angels would likely be in the area. The Sheriff's Office, Stockton Police Department, and California Highway Patrol planned to maintain a highly visible presence in the area, he said. About 7,000 people showed up for Barger's funeral, according to Tony Noceti, the president of the business that operates the speedway.
Super Typhoon Noru, known locally as Karding, brought wind gusts of up to 240 km/h (150 mph) to the Polillo Islands, Philippines, on September 25, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. Noru made landfall near Burdeos, Quezon, on the east of the islands, according to PAGASA. The super typhoon is set to bring heavy rain, severe maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h (115 mph), widespread flooding, and coastal inundations to the capital of Manila, as well as central provinces including Quezon, Calabarzon, and Luzon.
LONDON (Reuters) -The strongly pro-Kremlin editor of Russia's state-run RT news channel expressed anger on Saturday that enlistment officers were sending call-up papers to the wrong men, as frustration about a military mobilisation grew. Wednesday's announcement of Russia's first public mobilisation since World War Two, to shore up its faltering Ukraine war, has triggered a rush for the border, the arrests of over 1,000 protesters, and unease in the wider population. It is also attracting criticism from the Kremlin's own official supporters, something almost unheard of in Russia since the invasion began.
While many Russians have opted to flee the country to dodge Vladimir Putin's desperate draft for the war in Ukraine, one man took his protest a little bit further and shot a recruitment commander. Local authorities announced Monday's attack, which unfolded in the city of Ust-Ilimsk in the Irkutsk region of Siberia. A video of the incident inside an enlistment office appears to show the unidentified gunman dressed in military fatigues firing on the official at point-blank range, causing other potential draftees to flee the room.
Attorneys for a group of Oath Keepers are asking for a change of venue in their federal sedition trial for the Jan. 6 attack. The group of Oath Keepers, including founder Stewart Rhodes, argued that they cannot receive a fair trial in DC. Attorneys for the group decried the "incessant negative publicity regarding J6 defendants."
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -Russia's top diplomat on Saturday said regions of Ukraine where widely-derided referendums are being held would be under Russia's "full protection" if they are annexed by Moscow, amid fears Russia could further escalate the conflict and even use nuclear weapons. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, addressing the U.N. General Assembly and the world's media in New York, attempted to justify Russia's February invasion of its neighbor, repeating Moscow's false claims that the elected government in Kyiv was illegitimately installed, filled with neo-Nazis and oppressed Russian speakers in the country's east.
Rep. Nancy Mace says there's "a lot of pressure" on Republicans to impeach President Biden. On NBC's Meet The Press, Mace said impeachment is being considered by some in the GOP. Rep. Nancy Mace says there's pressure on Republicans to vote to impeach President Biden if the party wins the midterms and gains control of the House.
KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO – SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2022, 23:03 Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, said that Russia would not take the first steps in a dialogue with the West and that the longer Kyiv refuses to negotiate, the harder it will be to do so. Source: Lavrov in a speech at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on Saturday, RIA Novosti Quote: "We do not refuse contacts [with the West – ed.], and when relevant offers come, we agree. Our partners want to meet quietly so that no one finds out about it, please.
China underscored its commitment Saturday to its claim on Taiwan, telling assembled world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self-governing island would be “crushed by the wheels of history.” “Only when China is fully reunified can there be true peace across the Taiwan Strait,” Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, said at the U.N. General Assembly. China regularly and vehemently defends its claim to Taiwan, which separated from the mainland after a 1949 civil war and now functions with its own government.
“A mass student loan forgiveness scheme is an essential policy correction to a worsening social crisis.”
“There is no possible definition of ‘need’ in which college graduates in the United States of America would rank first.”
“A lot of working-class people carry a lot of student debt.”
“This is a college graduate bailout paid for by plumbers and FedEx drivers.”
“A comprehensive student-loan debt-cancellation program will have a valuable economic upside.”