The extended Senate campaign in Georgia between the Democratic incumbent, Raphael Warnock, and his Republican challenger, football legend Herschel Walker, has grown increasingly bitter as their Dec. 6 runoff nears. With Democrats already assured a Senate majority, it's a striking contrast from two years ago, when the state's twin runoffs were mostly about which party would control the chamber in Washington. “Herschel Walker ain't serious,” Warnock told supporters recently in central Georgia, saying that Walker “majors in lying” and fumbles the basics of public policy.
A South Carolina man and woman are accused of listening for two hours as a pregnant woman cried for help as she was beaten to death in their Marietta home. Twenty-two-year-old Clarrissa Winchester was found dead in the Saw Mill Road home Nov. 9, beaten in the head and neck. At some point, Winchester's baby was born.
The family of the late Katie Meyer, formerly Stanford University's star soccer captain, is suing the university for wrongful death, after Meyer took her life in her dorm room in February. Last week, Santa Clara County ruled that “there is no indication of foul play, and Meyer's death was determined to be self-inflicted,” prompting Meyer's family to file a lawsuit on Wednesday, Sports Illustrated reported. Meyer's death came almost immediately after she received notice that she faced disciplinary action for an incident in which she'd spilled coffee on a football player who allegedly raped her underage teammate.
The defense rested Monday at the Trump Organization's criminal tax fraud trial after a contentious day in court, putting the case involving former President Donald Trump's real estate empire on track for deliberations next week. Trump Organization lawyers contend that Manhattan prosecutors are seeking to punish the company for longtime finance chief Allen Weisselberg's scheme to avoid personal income taxes on company-paid perks such as an apartment and luxury cars. The defense insists that neither Trump nor the Trump family knew about Weisselberg's 15-year scheme as it was happening and that the company didn't benefit from his actions.
Emergency officials in Hawaii are warning residents near Mauna Loa of Pele's Hair — but what is it and why is it dangerous? Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, began erupting at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, McClatchy News reported. The eruption is confined to Moku'āweoweo, the summit caldera of the 13,100-foot volcano, the Hawaii Volcano Observatory reported.
An sharp-eyed UPS deliveryman came through in the clutch on Florida's Space Coast. According to a Saturday Facebook post from Wild Florida Rescue, a “UPS guy named Matt called in about an unknown bird with a jug attached to it.” In the comments section, the organization explains that the creature was discovered in a retention pond in front of a church on North Wickham Road in Viera.
“My decoration said 'Happy Diwali' and had a swastika on it,” said Deo, a physician, who was celebrating the Hindu festival of lights. The equilateral cross with its legs bent at right angles is a millennia-old sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism that represents peace and good fortune. Over the past decade, as the Asian diaspora grew in North America, calls to reclaim the swastika as a sacred symbol became louder.
A federal judge ruled Khorry Ramey, 19, cannot watch her father's execution because she is too young. Kevin Johnson was sentenced to death in 2015 for killing a police officer. Kevin Johnson was sentenced to death in 2015 for killing a police officer when he was also 19 years old.
Yulia, the widow of the deputy head of the Pacific Higher Naval School [one of the Russian Navy's two higher educational institutions], Vadim Boyko, wrote an open letter to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, in which she says that her husband committed "self-execution" after being accused of failing Putin's conscription measures. Details: The woman asks Putin to oversee the investigation into the death of her husband, who, according to media reports, committed suicide at his workplace. In her letter, Yulia Boyko said that on 16 September, a conscription point was deployed at the school where her husband worked.
In a filthy alley behind a Los Angeles doughnut shop, Ryan Smith convulsed in the grips of a fentanyl high — lurching from moments of slumber to bouts of violent shivering on a warm summer day. When Brandice Josey, another homeless addict, bent down and blew a puff of fentanyl smoke his way in an act of charity, Smith sat up and slowly opened his lip to inhale the vapor as if it was the cure to his problems. The highly addictive and potentially lethal drug has become a scourge across America and is taking a toll on the growing number of people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
Fast-forward to 2022, and the result is a median home sales price that's climbed to $397,549 across the country, which combined with more recent mortgage interest rate increases, is a significant burden for many prospective home buyers. How interest rate increases are impacting affordability Interest rates are the other major piece of the puzzle when it comes to housing affordability at the present moment. Over the past year, the Federal Reserve has increased the federal funds rate six times, which in turn, has driven up the cost of consumer borrowing, including for mortgages.
However, some places of work remain open during the holidays, so those in need of a break have to save their time off and schedule it in advance to ensure they'll have a moment to breathe — and that's exactly what Reddit user u/bearandthebunny did. In a now-viral exchange, u/bearandthebunny (who we'll call BAB for short) shared messages she received from her manager, who asked that she work during her approved time off. With one person out, her manager asked that she come in anyway and called the schedule he attempted to impose "non-negotiable."
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's daughter made a public appearance again, this time with missile scientists and more honorific titles as her father's “most beloved” or “precious” child. The daughter, believed to be Kim's second child named Ju Ae and about 9 or 10 years old, was first unveiled to the outside world last weekend in state media photos showing her observing the North's intercontinental ballistic missile launch the previous day with her parents and other older officials. On Sunday, the North's official Korean Central News Agency mentioned her for the second time, saying she and Kim took group photos with scientists, officials and others involved in what it called the test-launch of its Hwasong-17 ICBM.
Disney CEO Bob Iger said his wife encouraged him to return to Disney to avoid a presidential run, CNBC reported. Iger opened a town hall with Disney staff on Monday with a quote from "Hamilton," per the report. Bob Iger joked on Monday that his wife, Willow Bay, told him to return as the CEO of Disney again so that he wouldn't run for US president, according to a report from CNBC.
The suspect in a Southern California triple homicide who died in a shootout with police was a Virginia law enforcement officer who investigators believe drove across the country to meet a teenage girl before killing three members of her family. ( Nov. 28)
GM President Mark Reuss' Investor Day presentation has been a font of information. Most of it's been pretty straightforward, like the info about GM service centers working on Teslas and the GMC Acadia getting larger for its third generation. When discussing what's in store for the Corvette, Reuss mentioned two vehicles.
A nine-second clip of a toddler disrupting fellow passengers on a plane is being widely debated online. Plane etiquette is a hot topic online – particularly when it involves families flying with young children. The internet is debating parents who let their toddler disturb fellow passengers on an eight-hour flight.
Donald Trump on Monday declared the Arizona midterm election “yet another criminal voting operation” and demanded that defeated gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake be “installed Governor of Arizona. Much of Lake's Trump-backed campaign was centered around bolstering unfounded claims of electoral fraud in the 2020 election, and the former TV anchor has lived up to her commitment to only accept election results if she won. Lake, who lost her bid for governor to Democrat Katie Hobbs, has refused to acknowledge the election results, instead filing a lawsuit requesting public records from Maricopa County that would detail which voters experienced issues casting their ballots, and information regard...
The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with cheap, small precision bombs fitted onto abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more arms. U.S. and allied military inventories are shrinking, and Ukraine faces an increasing need for more sophisticated weapons as the war drags on. Boeing's proposed system, dubbed Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), is one of about a half-dozen plans for getting new munitions into production for Ukraine and America's Eastern European allies, industry sources said.
A struggling single mom says she was brutally raped by billionaire Leon Black at Jeffrey Epstein's New York City mansion, alleging the legendary investor's assault made it difficult to urinate for “several weeks” afterward. Cheri Pierson, who lived in New Jersey at the time, claims she was first introduced to Epstein by his former girlfriend, convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, after which she was handed off to Black. Pierson, who now resides in Virginia, came forward for the first time in a lawsuit filed Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court against Black and the late Epstein's estate, accusing the Apollo Global Management founder of overpowering her while she gave him a massage in early 2002.
New York City pharmaceutical heiress Annabella Rockwell is claiming that her mother paid a $300-a-day "deprogrammer" after believing her daughter had been "brainwashed" by attending an all-female elite liberal college that left the young woman "totally indoctrinated" and estranged from the parents who raised her. "I left school very anxious, very nervous, very depressed and sad," Rockwell, now 29, recently told the New York Post. Rockwell, a former competitive figure skater who grew up on the Upper East Side, told the Post that at first she was elated to attend Mount Holyoke College — a $60,000-a-year women's institution in rural Massachusetts — in 2011.
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared poised to make it tougher to prosecute political corruption cases as they signaled sympathy toward appeals by an ex-aide to Democratic former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and a businessman of bribery and fraud convictions. The justices heard arguments in appeals by Cuomo's former executive deputy secretary Joseph Percoco and onetime construction company executive Louis Ciminelli, who were charged in a corruption crackdown by federal prosecutors in Manhattan centered on the halls of the state capital of Albany. The Supreme Court in recent years has reined in the types of conduct that can warrant prosecution as corrupt.
A trip to shop for a new car ended in tragedy in Winter Haven, Florida, over the weekend. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, a 76-year-old passenger on a test drive was killed outside a Nissan dealership on Cypress Gardens Boulevard. The sheriff's office says the driver was an 86-year-old man who had turned into the path of an oncoming car just as he was returning to the dealer, Hill Nissan.
Gabe Bankman-Fried's nonprofit, Guarding Against Pandemics, purchased a Washington, DC townhouse listed for over $3 million in April. The home was used for cocktail parties hosted by the nonprofit, according to reports. Gabe Bankman-Fried — younger brother of the disgraced FTX founder, Sam Bankman-Fried — purchased a $3.289 million Capitol Hill townhouse in April.
-Republican officials who have embraced voter fraud theories resisted certifying the midterm election results in one Arizona county on Monday, defying a state deadline and setting the stage for a legal battle. In Cochise County, a conservative stronghold in southeastern Arizona, the two Republican members of the three-person board of supervisors voted to postpone certifying the county's election results. A spokesperson for Arizona's secretary of state said the office would file a lawsuit on Monday against Cochise County requesting an order to force the board to certify the results as required by state law.
“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?”