The Florida judge who oversaw the penalty trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be publicly reprimanded for showing bias toward the prosecution, failing to curtail “vitriolic statements” directed at Cruz's attorneys by the victims' families and sometimes allowing “her emotions to overcome her judgement,” a state commission concluded Monday. The Judicial Qualifications Commission found that Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer violated several rules governing judicial conduct during last year's trial in her actions toward Cruz's public defenders. The six-month trial ended with Cruz receiving a receiving a life sentence for the 2018 murder of 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the jury could not unanimously agree that he deserved a death sentence.
An absolutely bonkers report out Monday from the news outlet Debrief details the efforts of a former U.S. intelligence agent to bring to light an 80-plus-year cover up about the truth about UFOs or, as they are now known, Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena. David Charles Grusch isn't just some guy waving signs on a street corner in D.C.; he's a decorated war veteran who worked with both the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office, where he worked as on the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force with top clearance levels. Grusch turned over classified information to the Intelligence Community Inspector General and Congress in a effort to shed light on UAPs for the American public.
TikToker Gabrielle (@gabrielle_judge) recently claimed she had a relatively easy job that paid more than the average salary. I'm only accepting the soft life, period,” she says. Her pursuit of the so-called “soft life” is emblematic of the quiet quitting movement that has gripped the nation's younger workforce.
Despite the number of headlines that blame Gen Z for “quiet quitting” — or doing the bare minimum at work — “corporate girl summer” is upon us. Corporate girlies have accumulated millions of views on TikTok with their get-ready-with-me videos, what's-in-my-bag compilations and weekly outfit looks filmed in fluorescent office bathrooms. Insider dubbed them “generation quit” and “the hustle generation“; BBC warned about Gen Z not caring about “prestigious jobs” like previous generations; Vox quoted a TikToker for a lede in an article about Gen Z's supposed aversion to jobs that said, “I don't have goals.
At his son's birthday party last year, Dr Rangan Chatterjee managed to eat just three slices of pizza among all the chaotic fun. “I was watching it go up and up, until it hit the highest my blood sugar has ever been: 12.5-13mmol/L. I'd never seen anything like it,” says the author and broadcaster. To put the reading in context, for most people without diabetes, normal blood sugar levels are between 4-6mmol/L before meals, and less than 8mmol/L two hours after eating.
Officials suspect Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is behind it. A second plane carrying roughly 20 migrants landed in Sacramento, California, on Monday, and the people involved were carrying paperwork that links them to Florida, the California attorney general's office said. Special agents from the California Department of Justice were on the ground with the migrants at the airport, representatives from the office told Insider.
A state school board in Oklahoma voted Monday to approve what would be the first publicly funded religious school in the nation, despite a warning from the state's attorney general that the decision was unconstitutional. The Statewide Virtual Charter School Board voted 3-2 to approve the application by the Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma to establish the St. Isidore of Seville Virtual Charter School. The online public charter school would be open to students across the state in kindergarten through grade 12.
Scientists observed a surge in brain activity in dying patients even after their hearts stopped. The activity consisted of gamma waves, which are associated with lucid dreams and hallucinations. Scientists say their observations may help explain bizarre reports of near-death experiences.
Robert Hanssen, an FBI agent who spied for Russia and the former Soviet Union, was found dead in his prison cell Monday, according to a release obtained by CBS News. Hanssen was found unresponsive at the federal correctional complex in Florence, Colo., pronounced dead after life-saving measures were attempted, according to the release from Kristie Breshears, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) director of communications.
Vigilantes have killed at least 164 people since the movement dubbed “bwa kale” began in April, according to the United Nations. The name means “peeled wood” in Haitian Creole and insinuates male dominance and power in street slang. If you're not from here, we're going to kill you,” said Leo, a community leader who granted the AP access to the Turgeau neighborhood so that journalists could see how the neighborhood is responding to the gangs estimated to control 80% of Port-au-Prince.
Officials are investigating the crash of an unresponsive plane that flew near the US Capitol region, prompting military fighter jets to rush to intercept the aircraft before it ultimately careened into northern Virginia, leaving no survivors, authorities say. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
A prominent Florida businessman and his wife, a National Rifle Association (NRA) executive committee member, say their daughter and granddaughter were among the four people killed on board a Cessna jet that flew over restricted airspace in Washington, D.C., before crashing in the mountains of Virginia on Sunday. Barbara Rumpel, who has served on the NRA's Women's Leadership Forum, reacted Sunday night in a Facebook post for an NRA event, writing, "My family is gone, my daughter and granddaughter." On Monday morning, her Facebook page was no longer publicly available.
Moscow said on Tuesday it had thwarted another major offensive by Ukraine in Donetsk, destroying military equipment and inflicting huge personnel losses, a statement that the powerful head of Russia's Wagner mercenary group dismissed as "absurd science fiction." Russia's defence ministry said that its forces had repelled Ukraine's second major offensive in two days, destroying, among other military equipment, eight main battle Leopard tanks supplied to Ukraine by its Western allies and 109 armoured vehicles. It also said that total Ukrainian losses amounted to 1,500 troops.
A Texas man drove for hours with one hand on the steering wheel and the other clutching an egg, on a mission to save a life. He was working a job at a property in West Texas, near Odessa, when he accidentally ran over a bird's nest, destroying all but one egg, the Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center said in a May 31 Facebook post. Determined to salvage what he could, he grabbed the egg and took it home with him to Lufkin — roughly 500 miles east — delicately holding it, keeping it warm during the long journey, the center said.
Donald Trump's attorneys were spotted at the offices of the Department of Justice on Monday, where they reportedly begged prosecutors investigating the former president's hoarding of classified documents not to charge him. The New York Times reported later in the day that Special Counsel Jack Smith, who is leading the investigation, was in attendance. Trump is expected to be charged in the probe, with Rolling Stone reporting in May that his attorneys have been preparing him to face yet another criminal indictment.
Chuck Todd said on Sunday that he'll be leaving “Meet the Press” after a tumultuous near-decade of moderating the NBC political panel show, to be replaced in the coming months by Kristen Welker. Todd, 51, told viewers that “I've watched too many friends and family let work consume them before it was too late” and that he'd promised his family he wouldn't do that. Todd has often been an online punching bag for critics, including Donald Trump, during a polarized time, and there were rumors that his time at the show would be short when its executive producer was reassigned at the end of last summer, but NBC gave no indication this was anything other than Todd's decision.
Old footage of an influencer explaining why she won't adopt a child from Thailand has resurfaced. Nikki Phillippi said she stopped the adoption after finding out she could not film the child for YouTube. The resurfaced video has led to a renewed backlash against Phillippi and her husband Dan.
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was seen in prison in Bryan, Texas, for the first time. Holmes was photographed with her hair loose, bespectacled, and wearing drab khakis in a prison yard. Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has been photographed for the first time since she began her 11-year prison sentence.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States scrambled F-16 fighter jets in a supersonic chase of a light aircraft with an unresponsive pilot that violated airspace around Washington D.C. and later crashed into the mountains of Virginia, officials said. No survivors were found at the crash site, Virginia state police said. The jet fighters created a sonic boom over the U.S. capital as they pursued the errant Cessna Citation, officials said, causing consternation among people in the Washington area.
The embattled congressman said outing them would make them targets for job loss, violence, and death threats Santos said he'd rather forfeit his bond and go to jail than reveal his suretors' identities. Rep. George Santos has begged a judge not to reveal the names of the anonymous people who agreed to pony up a $500,000 bond to keep him out of jail as he fights criminal fraud charges. And if the judge mandates that his guarantors be identified, Santos said he'd forfeit his bond and remain jailed until his trial, according to court documents obtained by Insider.
Because I did not have a real estate agent representing me during the sales process, I had to handle every aspect of the deal myself. Once I received an offer from the buyers, I knew they would do their due diligence. Like most offers to buy a house, theirs was conditioned on a satisfactory home inspection.
Saudi Arabia has crafted a complex OPEC+ deal with a view to punishing investors that have bet on falling oil prices but could inadvertently lend long-term support to the rival U.S. energy industry, OPEC+ insiders and market watchers said. On Sunday, Saudi Arabia pledged to cut its oil output by 1 million barrels per day (bpd), or 10%, in July on top of existing output cuts from OPEC and its allies. With the new Saudi reduction, the group has agreed to take some 4.6 million bpd off the market in July, equivalent to 4.6% of global demand of 100 million bpd.
Gracie McGraw is sharing a glimpse into her health journey. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's daughter opened up about her experience with Ozempic and how that impacts her polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). After a commenter called out her alleged use of type 2 diabetes medication on Instagram—the picture in question featured Gracie showing off her recent weight loss—the 26-year-old replied, "I did use Ozempic last year, yes.
Bartoszek is part of a decade-long Burmese python research and removal team that is starting to show results in the battle against the invasive apex predators. Amazing Hurricane Ian story: Fort Myers Beach buzzing about huge boat stuck on restaurant dock since Hurricane Ian He and fellow Conservancy biologist Ian Easterling are looking for Steve, one of about 40 male pythons, or scouts the Conservancy tracks and uses to lure breeding females. Over the years, with the help of Easterling and interns, Bartoszek has built and led the premier Burmese python removal program when it comes to big snakes.
Former President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton joins CNN's Jim Acosta to discuss whether or not he's decided to run for president, and if he will sign the RNC's pledge to back the party's ultimate nominee.