Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose September execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved on Monday. The state agreed to never use lethal injection again as an execution method to put Alan Eugene Miller to death. Any future effort to execute him will be done by nitrogen hypoxia, an execution method authorized in Alabama but that has never been used to carry out a death sentence in the US.
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.
Now for the good news from Orman, who as speaking Tuesday at a panel run by the Bipartisan Policy Center: If employers did help hook up employees with emergency savings accounts, it would also nudge them into setting up retirement accounts. Full disclosure on Orman's view of the role employers can play for a worker's rainy day fund. She is the co-founder of SecureSave, a fintech that companies use to set up emergency savings accounts for workers, so she has a vested interest in this issue.
Three stowaways were found on a ship's rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain's maritime rescue service said. The men found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port on Monday afternoon appeared to have symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia and were transferred to hospitals on the island for medical attention, according to Spain's Maritime Safety and Rescue Society. The survivors were all from Nigeria, the Spanish government's delegation in the Canary Islands told The Associated Press.
STORY: In one video obtained by Reuters, dozens of riot police in all-white pandemic gear, holding riot shields, were seen advancing in formation over what appeared to be torn down lockdown barriers as objects flew at them. A separate video showed people throwing hard objects at riot police. Reuters was able to verify the location of the videos by matching the features of the buildings in the video with Street View on Baidu.
With nearly all ballots counted, Republican Greg Wallis took a 12-vote lead Tuesday night against Democrat Christy Holstege in a tight race for a seat in the California State Assembly. Holstege, a member of the Palm Springs City Council, was leading in initial results on Election Day, but she and Wallis have been separated by razor-thin margins in recent weeks as more ballots have been counted. The latest vote count updates Tuesday showed Wallis with 84,420 votes to Holstege's 84,408.
A pregnant woman left in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner after how her mother-in-law treated her. For Thanksgiving, she prepared her own meal to bring to family dinner at her mother-in-law's. During mealtime, her mother-in-law told her she would heat up the plate but served her own cooking instead. Redditors agreed the mother-in-law crossed a line but that her husband was the real issue.
As his father drove from California toward Nevada, breathlessly repeating prayers while wearing a football helmet and steering erratically across the freeway, a 12-year-old boy made an emergency phone call from the passenger seat, telling dispatchers he was concerned about his safety. Dispatchers from the California Highway Patrol received a call around 5 p.m. Oct. 26 from a boy who said he was in the car with his father, who was behaving in an alarming way, said California Highway Patrol Lt. Joe Dominguez. The father and son had been at a family party earlier that day in South Los Angeles when the father asked his son if he wanted to go to the park and play football, Dominguez said.
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.
A wealthy Connecticut woman whose criminal case file was sealed from public view was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail for secretly recording three people, including a minor, in a manner involving sexual desire. Hadley Palmer, 54, of Greenwich, was led out of the state courtroom in Stamford in handcuffs by judicial marshals. Judge John Blawie, who sealed Palmer's case file earlier this year over objections by the The Associated Press, ordered that the file remain sealed Tuesday, keeping the specifics of the charges included in an arrest warrant shielded from public view.
More than two weeks after four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their off-campus residence, police still have not identified a suspect or located a murder weapon. Forensic psychologist Kris Mohandie said that the brutal nature of the murders, combined with the appearance of the victims as popular students on campus, leads him to believe that law enforcement should take a close look at the suspect potentially being an "incel." Incel, which is short for involuntary celibate, refers to a misogynistic subculture of romantically frustrated men who frequently share their anger online about not being able to find a partner.
The research team of scientists from seven research institutes in collaboration with the education board of Yonezawa city released the photo and video of the recreated model dubbed “Himiko of Okitama” on Nov. 4. Himiko is depicted with droopy eyes, a flat nose and straight black hair in the images made possible via DNA analysis and forensic facial reconstruction. The woman's skin color and hair type were reportedly determined based on genetic data derived from her skeletal remains exhumed in 1982.
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.
Katie Hobbs could look the other way Or, as Arizona Election Services Director Kori Lorick put it, “In the event that they fail to canvas by the deadline, we are prepared to take legal action and ask a court to require them to carry out their statutory responsibility. What Arizona law says is that the County Board of Supervisors has a non-discretionary duty to canvass the County's election results … So, under the law, they have this responsibility, and refusing to canvass would essentially disenfranchise all of the voters in Cochise County. What did I tell you?
Kanye West began another interview on Monday, only to walk out 20 minutes later. Before he bailed on Timcast IRL, West volunteered to “go right to the heart of this anti-Semite claim,” took shots at Donald Trump after having dinner together, and made vague but insistent claims that entities are working to imprison him, possibly over unpaid taxes. The 45-year-old was flanked white nationalist Nick Fuentes, whose presence at the Mar-a-Lago face-to-face sent Trump's team into damage control, and Milo Yiannopoulos, whose past is also laden with hate speech.
Iranian authorities said Tuesday that two former members of the national soccer team arrested this month in connection with nationwide protests have been released on bail. The announcement came hours before Iran was set to play the U.S. at the World Cup in a politically charged match that authorities are heavily promoting as they grapple with nationwide protests that are well into their third month. Parviz Boroumand, a retired goalkeeper, was arrested nearly two weeks ago on charges of participating in protests in the capital, Tehran, and was accused of damaging property.
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.
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.
Medvedev, who once cast himself as a liberal moderniser as president from 2008 to 2012, has increasingly emerged as one of the most hawkish proponents of Russia's war in Ukraine, posting scathing denunciations of the West on his social media channels. "If, as (NATO Secretary-General Jens) Stoltenberg hinted, NATO were to supply the Ukrainian fanatics with Patriot systems along with NATO personnel, they would immediately become a legitimate target of our armed forces," Medvedev wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
The tweet reflects a growing belief among tech execs that employees have become too lazy. Some tech employees may be seeing fewer office perks soon. David Marcus, a former Facebook and PayPal executive, alluded to that in a tweet on November 16.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) measured the depths of Donald Trump's audacity after the former president met with antisemitic rapper Ye and Holocaust-denying white nationalist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago. “I think it has been clear that there's no bottom to the degree to which President Trump will degrade himself and the nation,” Romney told reporters on Monday after calling Trump's meeting with the two figures “disgusting.” Romney: I think it's been clear that there is no bottom to the degree to which president trump will degrade himself and the nation.
Amazon is shutting down its wholesale distribution business in India, the latest in a series of retreats for the retailer in the key overseas market where it has deployed over $7 billion in the past decade. The American e-commerce giant said Monday that it is discontinuing Amazon Distribution, its wholesale e-commerce website available to small neighborhood stores in Bengaluru, Mysore and Hubli. Amazon Distribution was designed to help kiranas, the neighborhood stores in India, pharmacies and department stores secure inventory from the e-commerce giant.
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."
hotlink]Snap[/hotlink] is the latest company to try to bring workers back to the office. Starting in February, Snap employees will be expected to spend at least 80% of their time in the office, coming out to four days a week for most employees, according to an internal memo seen by Bloomberg. The policy, which CEO Evan Spiegel called “default together,” would apply to all of Snap's 30 offices around the world.
Walt Disney Co on Tuesday said it anticipates organizational and operational changes in the company that could result in impairment charges, according to a regulatory filing. The changes follow Bob Iger's return as Disney's chief executive officer. Disney said Iger's mandate is to put the company on the path for renewed growth.
“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?”