State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo was asked to leave a meeting at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition.'I am really concerned' »
Colombian security forces have captured the country's most wanted drug trafficker, a rural warlord who stayed on the run for more than a decade by corrupting state officials and aligning himself with combatants on the left and right. President Iván Duque likened the arrest Saturday of Dairo Antonio Úsuga to the capture three decades ago of Pablo Escobar. Colombia's military presented Úsuga to the media in handcuffs and wearing rubber boots preferred by rural farmers.
There won't be a funeral for Brian Laundrie, his family lawyer told a Fox News producer. Laundrie was a person of interest in the killing of Gabby Petito. Laundrie's remains were discovered at a Florida nature reserve on October 21.
A Connecticut pimp's planned tour of major tourist and sporting events with two women and a 17-year-old girl ended with the first stop, January 2020 during Super Bowl Week in Miami. Edward Walker, 48, will be sentenced Jan. 6 after his jury trial convictions on sex trafficking by force and coercion, sex trafficking of a minor and by force and coercion, and transporting a person for sexual activity. Depending on the sentences and whether they run concurrently or consecutively, Walker could be sentenced anywhere from 10 years to life in federal prison.
A 'predator' has been jailed after he spiked a woman's drink with cocaine, sexually assaulted her in a hotel and emptied her bank account. Sean Howarth, 31, was sentenced to seven years and two months in prison at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester on Friday. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said Howarth met his 19-year-old victim when she was with friends in a nightclub in Manchester city centre in February 2019 and spiked her drink with cocaine.
Bolts of lightning streaked through the sky above eastern Nebraska in the early hours of Sunday, October 24, as severe weather impacted the region. Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa — adjacent to Omaha — reported that power lines were struck by lightning overnight. In Lincoln, Nebraska, a charity race was cancelled due to safety concerns, according to authorities.
A Hooters waitress posting a TikTok video discussing how much she says she makes in tips. The tips she earned are on top of her hourly wage of $2.13. A Hooters waitress, who recently discussed the differences in the Hooters Girl short designs, posted a new TikTok video revealing how much she typically earns in tips.
A driver lost control during a Texas drag racing event on an airport runway and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring eight other people Saturday, authorities said. A 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were killed in the crash Saturday afternoon at an event called “Airport Race Wars 2” at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport, police said in a news release. The driver “lost control and left the runway, crashing into parked vehicles and striking spectators who were observing the races,” Kerville police said.
Toys Due to shipping complications and supply shortages, many toys are expected to sell out without the promise of being restocked before the holidays. Experts advise shopping for in-demand toys as soon as you see them because CEOs from major toy companies have been warning consumers that not only will shortages abound, but price increases are also likely. Buying tip: Buy in-demand toys sooner rather than later, but for most toys it's likely okay to wait.
When Lisa Smith noticed the air conditioning in the house next door switched on, she began to suspect something was wrong. The Fairfax Junior High teacher knew that the owner of the home had died the previous year and nothing indicated the house had been sold. Soon after, the lights started switching on and off, and items in the windows began to move.
An attorney for members of the San Carlos Apache tribe on Friday asked the the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to back a nonprofit group's efforts to keep a copper mining company from gaining federal Arizona land the Apaches consider sacred. “We are talking about the survival of the Apache people,” attorney Luke Goodrich told the panel, arguing that an end to religious activities on the land known as Oak Flat would help spell an end to the tribe. Joan Pepin, an attorney for the U.S. government, argued the land transfer must go ahead because it was part of legislation approved by Congress.
Lizzie Wilson was standing in a crowded nightclub Monday night with three friends when she felt a sharp pinch in her back, as if she had been pricked by a needle. Wilson, 18, said she had heard about young women being injected with syringes at crowded clubs and immediately feared she was another victim. “Nobody should ever go through that,” said Wilson, a student in her first year of college in Nottingham in central England.
With a hint of confusion in his eyes and a whiff of failure in the air around him, Joe Biden is watching his approval ratings continue to plummet to the point where just 42 percent of Americans approve of his job performance. Which makes sense, since at least so far Biden really doesn't seem very good at this whole being president thing despite dreaming of and preparing for it for decades. With his staff trying to hide him from the press, and his penchant for saying confusing things, Biden isn't rhetorically equipped to talk himself out of this mess.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata. The envoys, including the U.S., French and German representatives in Ankara, issued a statement earlier this week calling for a resolution to the case of Osman Kavala, a businessman and philanthropist held in prison since 2017 despite not having been convicted of a crime. Describing the statement as an “impudence,” Erdogan said he had ordered the ambassadors be declared undesirable.
An Apple iPhone owner sued the tech giant for $1,383.13, the exact cost of his phone. Theodore A. Kim filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court last week. Kim said the company refused to repair his iPhone despite it being under warranty.
Bryan Rainey grew up on Alden Street in Kansas City, Kansas, next door to a house where he says that three local police officers, in uniform and driving patrol cars, brought women “you could tell they weren't dating” during daylight hours. In separate interviews, two former KCK drug dealers told me that while Golubski took a share of their profits every week, he was far from the only officer who extorted money from them.
Afghanistan plunged into crisis after the hardline Islamist Taliban movement drove out the Western-backed government in August triggering the abrupt end of billions of dollars in assistance to its aid-dependent economy. "The country is on the brink of collapse and that collapse is coming faster than we thought," Swedish development minister Per Olsson Fridh told Reuters in Dubai. He said economic freefall could provide an environment for terrorist groups to thrive, but that Sweden would not channel money through the Taliban, instead boosting its humanitarian contributions through Afghan civil society groups.
And you're not really saving much in terms of charging costs ... you may be paying more. EV charging: Finding an electric vehicle charging station shouldn't be a scavenger hunt Costs to drive an EV compared with a gasoline car are detailed in a report Anderson Economic released Thursday called "Comparison: Real World Cost of Fueling EVs and ICE Vehicles."
A bicyclist spotted a brown bear on an Alaska trail. Then it started running toward him, officials said. The biker was about 30 feet from the brown bear Tuesday when it started to charge, Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Cantwell said.
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea from South Carolina to reimpose the death penalty on a South Carolina inmate whose death sentence stood for two decades until a federal appeals court threw it out in August. Chief Justice John Roberts did not comment in denying the state's request to stop the clock on a lower court order in favor of inmate Sammie Lee Stokes. The order requires the state to conduct a new sentencing hearing for Stokes, if it wants jurors to again sentence him to death.
I thought about public officials who don't want to consider the possibility that maybe the company is right. Maybe forcing restaurants to check the vaccine status of customers is a hassle that doesn't fully stop the spread of COVID-19 (full disclosure: My wife runs a restaurant where masks are mandatory because even a vaccinated person can still transmit the disease to others — and the disease is still going around). As another masked employee handed me my order and I drove off, I finally realized who the true fool is when it comes to In-N-Out.
Donald Trump is "hungry" to announce a 2024 presidential campaign, a former advisor said on CNN. Political commentator David Gergen said his interest in running jumps when he sees Biden in trouble. Republican voters show strong support for Trump as a potential presidential candidate in 2024.
BAZOULÉ, Burkina Faso (RNS) — The small live chicken, offered as a lure to get the crocodile to come out of the lake, barely convinced the massive male reptile to the water's edge. The croc, himself the lure for the sprinkling of visitors who had come 20 miles from the capital, Ouagadougou, to pose with the beings held sacred by locals, seemed disinterested in tourists and chicken alike. A recent visit confirmed that there were more crocodiles lounging on the shore of the holy lake than cars in the parking lot.
CCTV footage shows the ground shake in Taipei City as a strong earthquake strikes northeastern Taiwan. Taiwan's central weather bureau said the quake was of magnitude 6.5, the biggest on the island this year, while the US Geological Survey gave a lower figure of 6.2. There were no immediate reports of widespread damage.
The Overseas Highway encompasses 113 miles of U.S. 1 and is the only road to span the entire chain. It runs through the Keys over the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It all begins and ends in Key West, where the mile marker zero signs are at Whitehead and Fleming streets.
Afghanistan is heading towards economic collapse that risks spiralling the country into a new political crisis, Sweden's minister for international development cooperation warned on Saturday. Afghanistan has been plunged into crisis following the collapse of the Western-backed government and Taliban take over in August, which was met with an abrupt end of billions of dollars in assistance to its aid-dependent economy. "My concern is that the country is on the brink of collapse and that collapse is coming faster than we thought," Per Olsson Fridh told Reuters in Dubai, warning that economic freefall could provide an environment for terror groups to thrive.
“Like tobacco, Facebook is a dangerous product one uses at one’s own risk.”
“A key reason why this latest scandal feels more significant is that politicians on both sides of the aisle feel deceived.”
“These are clearly problems of scale, which Facebook has had many years to deal with and has been fundamentally unable to.”
“We need to recognize the danger we’re in. We need to shake the notion that Facebook is a normal company.”
“Facebook is in trouble … It’s a cloud of existential dread that hangs over an organization whose best days are behind it.”