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.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being investigated by the House Ethics Committee for an unknown matter. It may pertain to a complaint from a conservative group over her attendance at the 2021 Met Gala. "We are confident that this matter will be dismissed," AOC spokeswoman Lauren Hitt told Insider.
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One tarnished silver coin at a time, the ground is yielding new evidence that in the late 1600s, one of the world's most ruthless pirates wandered the American colonies with impunity. Newly surfaced documents also strengthen the case that English buccaneer Henry Every — the target of the first worldwide manhunt — hid out in New England before sailing for Ireland and vanishing into the wind. “At this point, the amount of evidence is overwhelming and indisputable,” historian and metal detectorist Jim Bailey, who's devoted years to solving the mystery, told The Associated Press.
Former Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway accused Republican senators of deserting Herschel Walker before his runoff loss to Raphael Warnock (D) for senator in Georgia. Conway intensified the hand-wringing in her party after Democrats gained a 51-seat majority in the upper chamber. The midterm elections proved to be a disappointment overall for Republicans, especially among candidates endorsed by Trump.
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.
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Breanna says she and her husband were urgently looking for a new home for themselves and their 9-month-old daughter when they found a house on a popular, trusted website. As soon as I received the key, I toured the home, just like I would any other home. And I loved it,” Breanna says.
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.
An Instacart shopper believes a customer may have tried to “scam” her. TikToker Meka Sampler is an Instacart shopper who picks up orders for clients and delivers them. She claimed to have had a bizarre experience with a user on the app.
Police are warning the public amid a spike in violent “bank jugging” robberies across Southern California as the holidays approach. Bank jugging” involves thieves staking out potential victims in bank parking lots and then following them to their next destination to rob them. Popular shopping centers are prime areas for suspects searching for their next target, police said.
According to a report in the Telegraph on Saturday, the country is considering emergency measures in case of an electricity supply shortage this winter. Switzerland — the best country in the world according to a recent analysis from US News & World Report — could shorten store operating hours, lower the thermostats at buildings, and limit the private use of electric cars to “absolutely necessary journeys.”
Anderson Lee Aldrich loaded bullets into a Glock pistol and chugged vodka, ominously warning frightened grandparents not to stand in the way of an elaborate plan to stockpile guns, ammo, body armor and a homemade bomb to become “the next mass killer.” “You guys die today and I'm taking you with me,” they quoted Aldrich as saying. It culminated in a standoff that the then-21-year-old livestreamed on Facebook, showing Aldrich in tactical gear inside the mother's home and threatening officers outside — “If they breach, I'm a f----ing blow it to holy hell!” — before finally surrendering.
It was a competitive field, but Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday selected Herschel Walker as the “dummy of the day.” “With the election now behind him, Herschel says he will now focus on his true passion: having more kids than Nick Cannon,” Kimmel continued. Walker beat out Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Donald Trump's former White House press secretary Sean Spicer for Kimmel's dummy of the day title, after both blundered their Pearl Harbor anniversary messages.
James Michael Grimes went overboard a cruise ship and treaded water for 20 hours. A US Coast Guard rescue coordinator told Insider every factor went right for him to survive. "This is definitely the top end of the survival limit," Lt. Seth Gross said of Grimes.
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.
On Saturday, Trump suggested terminating rules in the Constitution that led to disputed voter fraud in the 2020 election. While he was met with backlash from GOP senators over the remark, Rep. Paul Gosar agreed with Trump in a now-deleted tweet. Rep. Liz Cheney resurfaced Gosar's tweet, calling on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to condemn the former president.
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.
About 270,000 homebuyers who bought during the red-hot housing market this year already owe more than their house is worth, a new analysis found. Among the 450,000 underwater borrowers in the third quarter, nearly 60% had mortgages originated in the first nine months of 2022, Black Knight found. “Though the home price correction has slowed, it has still exposed a meaningful pocket of equity risk,” Ben Graboske, president of Black Knight data and analytics, said in a news statement.
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.
Ford sent out an email to retirement-eligible salaried employees in September with a warning and a bit of advice about retiring this year to maximize a lump sum pension payment. The Ford note — subject line "Important Information Regarding Your Pension" — specifically pointed out that anyone who is considering retiring and opting for a lump sum payment needs to look at the numbers. Rising interest rates in 2022 will trigger a significant drop in the potential payout for those who choose the lump sum pension option next year.
After being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol for their heroism during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot staged by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, police officers and their family members pointedly refused to shake hands with the two highest-ranking Republican lawmakers, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presided over the ceremony, which bestowed four collective medals, the highest honor given by Congress, to the Capitol Police officers present that day.
Two entities under The Trump Organization's umbrella have been convicted of criminal tax fraud. It's a first for Donald Trump's company, set to tarnish the former president's brand of successful businessman. A New York State Supreme Court jury convicted the Trump Corporation and the Trump Payroll Corporation for “engaging in a 15-year scheme to defraud, as well as for conspiracy, criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records,” the Manhattan District Attorney's office announced yesterday (Dec. 6).
President Biden on Thursday will announce $36 billion in financial relief to stave off pension cuts for thousands of union workers, the White House said. Biden will be joined by Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and union leaders and workers to detail the funding for the Central States Pension Fund, which provides benefits mostly for Teamsters union employees that include truck drivers, warehouse workers, construction workers and others. The money will come from the American Rescue Plan's Special Financial Assistance Program, the White House said.
A Texas police officer who fatally shot a Black woman through a rear window of her home three years ago didn't say the woman was holding a gun before he pulled the trigger and never mentioned the weapon before searching the house, the officer who was with him that night testified Tuesday. Fort Worth Officer Carol Darch's testimony in Aaron Dean's murder trial for killing Atatiana Jefferson spoke to a key issue in the case: whether Dean saw Jefferson's gun before he opened fire. Dean's lawyers say the white officer saw the weapon, while prosecutors contend that the evidence will show otherwise.
“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.”