This is made up entirely of shipping containers stacked on top of each other. The improvised wall - topped with concertina wire - was ordered built by Republican Governor Doug Ducey in August in an attempt to fill gaps in the U.S.-Mexico border used by migrants. Border communities had been overwhelmed, he argued, saying the double-stacked containers would reach 22 feet (6.7 m) high.
Sam Brinton, a non-binary nuclear waste official in the Biden administration, is once again facing charges for attempting to steal luggage from an airport, raising doubts about Brinton's insistence that the first incident was the result of a mix-up. Brinton, the deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy, allegedly stole luggage from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada on an unknown date. There is a federal warrant out for Brinton's arrest on grand larceny charges for stealing property worth between $1,200 and $5,000, 8 News Now reported.
The House Ethics Committee is investigating New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it announced Wednesday, without revealing the purpose of its probe. At the time, Ocasio-Cortez instantly ruffled feathers with her designer "Tax the Rich" dress, a (somewhat ironic) message upon which Republicans instantly seized. Further, if Ocasio-Cortez "used campaign funds to pay for this ticket, she has also violated FEC prohibitions on campaign funds being used for entertainment purposes," Thomas Jones, founder of the conservative American Accountability Foundation, added in his complaint.
The Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooter had charges dropped in a 2021 bomb threat case after family members who were terrorized in the incident refused to cooperate, according to the district attorney and court documents unsealed Thursday. The charges were dropped despite authorities finding a “tub” full of bomb-making chemicals and later receiving warnings from other relatives that suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich was sure to hurt or murder a set of grandparents if freed, according to the unsealed documents. In a letter last November to state District Court Judge Robin Chittum, the relatives painted a picture of an isolated, violent person who did not have a job and was given $30,000 that was spent largely on the purchase of 3D printers to make guns.
A woman in Sonoma County, California, shared video showing a mountain lion standing over her dog in her backyard after she says the predator burst into her home and dragged her pup outside by its neck last month. Rebecca Kracker, of Bennett Valley, told FOX2 KTVU on Tuesday that she went to check on her border collie, Sherman, after she heard him yelping and growling. To her shock, Kracker said she found a mountain lion inside her home with Sherman's neck in its jaws.
Chicago police went to the apartment on the 8100 block of South Drexel Avenue before 11 a.m. on Dec. 7, according to a police department report. Officers found a 27-year-old woman and 79-year-old man dead, and a toddler alive and unharmed in the apartment, Deputy Chief Senora Ben said at a news briefing, adding that an investigation is underway. The victims are Javonni Jenkins and Curtis Hardman, daughter and father, WGN reported.
Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout feels terrible after his long prisoner swap journey and his family expects that the United States will hand over his documents and drawings to the Russian embassy, TASS news agency reported, citing his wife. She said Bout was "exhausted" and hadn't slept for three days. His family said it expected the United States would hand over his documents and drawings to the Russian embassy as soon as possible.
The fire area is 17,000 square meters (about 200,000 square feet), and it has the highest complexity level. The Emergency Service official reported the fire broke out on the roof of the OBI supermarket, a household goods store. It was reported in Russian media that a short circuit in a storage area with wooden products caused the fire.
After Herschel Walker's defeat in Georgia in the tightly contested runoff race for a U.S. Senate seat, his son Christian, who earlier in the year supported his father, tweeted the following: “Don't beat women, hold guns to peoples heads, fund abortions then pretend your pro-life, stalk cheerleaders, leave your multiple minor children alone to chase more fame, lie, lie, lie, say stupid crap, and make a fool of your family… And then maybe you can win a senate seat. Christian Walker, once considered a “Warrior for the Right” by The New York Times and a self-described “free speech radicalist,” is a conservative social media star and staunch Trump supporter.
A Twitter user went viral after sharing his wild experience being alone on a flight to Singapore. The bizarre turn of events comes from user Alex Svanevik. Svanevik, who is the co-founder of the blockchain analytics platform Nansen, found himself traveling internationally with only the plane's crew.
For anyone who enjoys the free ebb and flow of ocean air and currents over their bare skin, the coast is now clear for people of all genders to legally go topless on Nantucket beaches. Seven months after Nantucket voters approved a bylaw amendment specifically to allow all people – including women – freely to eschew torso coverings while spending time on the island's beaches, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has given the change her seal of approval. Nantucket is the first town in Massachusetts specifically to address this issue in its bylaws, giving beachgoers a blanket green light to go topless on all of its beaches if they choose.
A Missouri school district is investigating after a viral video shows a teacher involved in a fight with a middle-school student. The fight happened on Monday, Dec. 5, at Westview Middle School in St. Louis, according to Riverview Gardens School District Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt-Adams. The district did not identify the teacher or the student.
The FedEx driver accused of abducting and killing a 7-year-old girl last week in Texas told authorities that he strangled her after accidentally hitting her with his van while making a delivery at her home, according to an arrest warrant obtained Thursday. Tanner Lynn Horner, 31, told investigators that Athena Strand wasn't seriously hurt after he hit her while backing up, but he panicked and put her in his van. The warrant said Horner took investigators to where he'd left Athena's body.
Kotb discussed the pros and cons of going commando with Jenna Bush Hager. Hoda Kotb shared a pretty personal detail about her co-host Jenna Bush Hager during a recent episode of Today with Hoda & Jenna. Kotb revealed that she recently learned Bush Hager "never wears underwear," when the two were changing before a show.
If the average CPI-W reading in the third quarter of the current year is higher than the comparable period of the previous year, beneficiaries can expect a raise in the following year commensurate with the year-over-year percentage increase. In 2023, Social Security recipients are looking at their biggest raise in 41 years. The largest nominal-dollar benefit increase in history is on its way Although the U.S. inflation rate peaked at a more than four-decade high of 9.1% in June, it didn't exactly trail off much in the third quarter.
When she found one at Williams Sonoma, she was skeptical about the nonrefundable tree. At first, she thought she was doing an unboxing of a fake tree from Williams Sonoma, but things quickly took a turn. “[It's] to the point where I'm questioning if I bought a real tree.
P-22, the Los Angeles area's most renowned wild animal, will be captured and evaluated after possibly "exhibiting signs of distress" including killing a leashed Chihuahua last month and attacking another Chihuahua last week, wildlife officials said Thursday. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said it plans to capture the mountain lion for a health evaluation after which "CDFW veterinarians and [National Park Service] biologists will determine the best next steps for the animal while also prioritizing the safety of the surrounding communities." The news release did not say what the next steps could be, but Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Tim Daly said, "No options are off the table."
STORY: Basketball star Brittney Griner is now back home in the United States after the prisoner exchange between the U.S. and Russia for the notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout. She can be seen here after landing in San Antonio, Texas. Russian state television has been showing video of the two aboard their respective flights after their swap, at another airport in the UAE.
At least two items marked as classified were found in a storage unit in West Palm Beach, Florida, after lawyers for former President Donald Trump arranged for a firm to search for additional classified material, according to a published report Wednesday. The items were provided to the FBI. The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources, reported that the items were discovered by an outside team brought in by Trump's representatives to search his other properties after the FBI recovered roughly 100 documents marked classified during an Aug. 8 search of his Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago.
A large majority of GOP voters say they don't want him to run. A large majority have also stated their preference for another candidate over Trump. In reading the comments, when Trump has been mentioned, 80% of the time it is by the Trump haters.
And look what they found… "There are wonderful things that live in the Twilight Zone with bioluminescence, lights and big fangs," Dianne Bray, Senior Collections Manager at the Museums Victoria Research Institute in Australia, told FOX Weather. "The deep sea is our least known environment, and we captured just a tiny amount." The "Twilight Zone" sits on massive, ancient volcanoes, now seamounts, that are 40 to 120 million years old.
The Florida lawmaker who sponsored the controversial law critics call “Don't Say Gay” has been indicted on charges of defrauding a federal coronavirus loan program for small businesses, officials said Wednesday. Federal prosecutors said Rep. Joe Harding, 35, illegally obtained or tried to obtain more than $150,000 from the Small Business Administration in pandemic aid loans. He is being charged with two counts of wire fraud, two counts of money laundering and two counts of making false statements. Harding, a Republican, became nationally known this year over his sponsorship of a law that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, as well as material that is not deemed age-appropriate.
Authorities were called to Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's Texas home Tuesday over reports that a teen had self-inflicted stab wounds, police told ABC affiliate KTRK. Cruz has two daughters, ages 11 and 14. The outlet reported that Houston police responded to a call that a 14-year-old had stab wounds on their arms in the River Oaks neighborhood.
A 10,000-year-old slab discovered in Turkey is the earliest known set of narrative carvings, and it is giving researchers new insight into prehistoric society. Discovered in the Turkish village of Sayburç, the wall was found under two modern homes and is part of a larger Neolithic mound rife with prehistoric relics, researchers said. Excavation of the site began in 2021 and unearthed two pre-pottery Neolithic finds: a set of communal buildings and a set of residential buildings about 230 feet apart.
Stocks were mixed early in Friday's trading session lower after surprising inflation data hampered investors' efforts to maintain momentum after the S&P 500 snapped a five-day losing streak on Thursday. Shortly after the opening bell on Wall Street, all three averages opened lower by about 0.3% following the November read on producer prices. Data on producer prices out Friday morning sent futures tumbling, with this hotter-than-expected inflation data coming ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting.
“Essentially none of the things conservatives warned would happen actually transpired.”
“On the most prominent battlefield of the past few decades, same-sex marriage, [the GOP has] all but conceded defeat.”
“Marriage is no longer a means of harnessing the brute facts of biology into the service of children.”
“Same-sex marriage is a conservative issue at its core, but one some conservatives have chosen not to accept until now.”
“A variety of suburban voters who were more traditional at one time who now care more about economic issues.”