Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has requested his 14-year prison sentence be reduced with the argument that the physical trauma he sustained while playing football entitles him to a shorter stay behind bars under a new California law, according to USA Today's Brent Schrotenboer. Winslow reportedly mailed a handwritten habeas corpus petition in November from a state prison in Tehachapi, California, and is representing himself without an attorney. The former Cleveland Browns first-round draft pick and Pro Bowler received his 14-year sentence in March 2021 under a plea arrangement that saw Winslow convicted of forcible rape, rape of an unconscious person, assault with intent to commit rape, indecent exposure and lewd conduct in public.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have just delivered some harsh payback to fellow Republican Sens. Scott, who confirmed his and Lee's removal, didn't seem to think so. “This is what happens when you challenge leadership,” Scott told the New York Post on Wednesday.
An elementary school teacher in Homestead was charged Wednesday with having sex with one of his students. Davis Augustine Hodge Jr., 30, is facing four counts of using his authority to have sex with a child. Investigators say Hodge used his position as a sponsor of the school's chess club to lure the then-12-year-old into his classroom at the West Homestead K-8 Center after school on Fridays, where they engaged in sexual contact at least four times.
The United States has answered President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's plea for rockets that can strike deep behind the front lines of the nearly year-long conflict with Russia. Now Russian forces will need to adapt or face potentially catastrophic losses. The new weapon, the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), will allow Ukraine's military to hit targets at twice the distance reachable by the rockets it now fires from the U.S.-supplied High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).
Nikki Haley—former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador—is set to announce her intentions to run for president later this month. Barring any other last-minute eager beavers, Haley will be former President Donald Trump's first official challenger for the 2024 Republican nomination. Personally, I will always remember Haley for her steadfast belief that “women don't care about contraception.” When on The View in 2012, Haley made that bold statement to a room full of women who...seemed to disagree.
Mahogany Geter, a model in Tennessee, spent her childhood avoiding mirrors. “I felt hideous, like a freak of nature,” Geter, 25, tells TODAY.com. Geter was born with lymphedema in her left leg, which she says caused it to eventually swell to 100 pounds.
A Los Angeles County police department is facing intense criticism this week after a video surfaced on social media of two officers fatally shooting a double amputee moving away from them. The short video showed the 36-year-old Black man, Anthony Lowe Jr., missing the bottom halves of both legs, holding a knife but leaving his wheelchair and shuffling away from the officers. Jeffrey Fagan, a Columbia University law professor who is an expert on policing, told Yahoo News in an email that the details of the case call into question whether the use of lethal force was warranted.
Well, recently, 26-year-old nonbinary actor Amanda Ripley (@irxpley) posted a TikTok homage to the "chill millennial manager" archetype, and honestly, it's so accurate that I had no choice but to laugh. My favorite part of working in food service was getting the occasional chill manager.
AOC unloaded on Republicans for hypocrisy with their vote to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from her committee. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unloaded on Republicans for hypocrisy Thursday while defending her fellow "squad" member, Rep. Ilhan Omar. Republicans voted to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee because of her controversial comments in the past about Israel.
The “micro bikini” from Kim Kardashian's SKIMS collection is taking a major beating on TikTok this week after one woman brilliantly illustrated just how impossibly tiny it really is. According to TikTok user @bbysarita's post, the barely-there bikini set leaves very little to the imagination — and might as well be like walking naked on the beach. “If you've been eyeing the SKIMS micro bikini and wondering about the size, these are tortilla chips for scale,” she says in the now-viral TikTok.
A woman in Virginia has been ordered by a judge “to make every effort to place the child on a feeding schedule and use a bottle” in order to accommodate the baby's father's visitation rights and schedule, the Washington Post reported this week. Since Arleta Ramirez's daughter was born last July, she's been breastfed, which Ramirez says is in accordance with all guidance from her doctors. Ramirez's baby needs to be fed once an hour, and feeding time interferes with her ex's visitation time, prompting the court order for Ramirez to stop breastfeeding.
Soon after YouTuber Elle Darby asked Dublin's White Moose Cafe and Charleville Lodge if she could stay for free, NY Mag reports the hotel's owner Paul Stenson shut her way, way down. In a January 16 Facebook post, Stenson screengrabbed Darby's apparent email in which she asked for a comped stay essentially in return for traffic to the hotel. She notes her tens of thousands of YouTube and Instagram followers as proof this arrangement would be beneficial to the hotel.
House Republicans, led by Speaker Kevin McCarthy, will demand government spending cuts as a condition of raising the debt ceiling and allowing more federal borrowing so the Treasury can keep paying the nation's bills. President Biden and his fellow Democrats will insist on a “clean” debt-ceiling hike with no conditions. The real political battle, however, is over which side can most effectively trash the other before a last-second deal averts a financial crisis and Congress raises the debt ceiling.
The construction of a Chinese-owned corn mill in North Dakota will likely be halted after the U.S. Air Force flagged it as a “significant threat to national security.” Fufeng Group, an MSG and xanthan gum manufacturer based in Shandong province, China, previously bought 370 acres of farmland in Grand Forks through its American subsidiary. The city council approved the company's $700 million proposal to build the mill last year, citing economic development success.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y. called out House Republicans' efforts to oust Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn. from a prominent committee on Feb. 2, noting inconsistencies in their stances on racially motivated attacks.
The attorney for a former Minneapolis police officer who held back bystanders while his colleagues restrained a dying George Floyd said in court filings Tuesday that his client is innocent of criminal wrongdoing and should be acquitted on state charges of aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter. Tuesday was the deadline for prosecutors and defense attorneys to file final written arguments in the case of Thao, the last of the four former officers facing judgement in Floyd's killing. The state and federal cases against Derek Chauvin and the two other officers involved have largely been resolved, except for Chauvin's appeal of his murder conviction.
A Dave & Buster's employee died days after he was attacked by a cook while at work, according to a Florida sheriff's office. A witness told deputies that the cook, later identified as Cordell Bentley Russell, 34, was in a “bad mood” that day, the report says. The victim said, “Put the food right there,” in a “strong tone,” the report says, and Russell became angry.
MSNBC anchor Yasmin Vossoughian revealed a doctor misdiagnosed her heart problems as acid reflux. Vossoughian said she has pericarditis and myocarditis, both brought on by a common cold. The journalist told Insider she blames herself for not listening to her body more closely, which might have contributed to the initial misdiagnosis.
A shooting at a Tennessee library on Thursday left one person dead and a police officer “critically” wounded, authorities said. Officers were called to the Poplar-White Station Library around 12:30 p.m., the Memphis Police Department tweeted. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the Shelby County prosecutor has asked it to investigate.
A number of experts who follow crypto trading from day to day see no plot to inflate the prices, but a well-functioning market. I don't see a cabal of insiders,” says Andrew Thurman, a researcher at Blockchain analytics provider Nansen. The price movements in Bitcoin are notoriously cyclical by nature.
U.S. citizens will soon have to apply for permission before their United Kingdom trips and pay a small fee to enter as part of the country's upcoming Electronic Travel Authorization scheme. The ETA scheme is meant to secure the U.K.'s borders by giving them more accurate data on who is passing through, according to a U.K. official for the British Consulate General. The move is part of the U.K.'s plan to fully digitize its borders by 2025.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States is readying more than $2 billion worth of military aid for Ukraine that is expected to include longer-range rockets for the first time as well as other munitions and weapons, two U.S. officials briefed on the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. One of the officials said a portion of the package, expected to be $1.725 billion, would come from a fund known as the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), which allows President Joe Biden's administration to get weapons from industry rather than from U.S. weapons stocks. The USAI funds would go toward the purchase of a new weapon, the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) made by Boeing Co, which have a range of 94 miles (150 km).
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton jokingly took supporters behind the scenes of one of the most infamous debate moments of the 2016 campaign. All three debates were marked by frequent outbursts from former President Donald Trump, but the second was particularly unusual as there were no lecterns and the candidates roamed the stage. That led to some odd body language ― as well as strange photos that quickly turned into memes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he would respond "not only with armoured vehicles" to those who send tanks to the borders of the Russian Federation, and also boasted of Russia's "many friends" around the world, including in North America. Details: Putin believes that Russians have absorbed the "heritage of the winners" "with their mother's milk". The president of the aggressor country also did not forget to mention the "Banderites" [colloquial term for members and supporters of the faction of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists led by Stepan Bandera, who Russia claims to be targeting in Ukraine – ed.] and "Hitler's followers" who are fighting against Russia.
Two monkeys taken from the Dallas Zoo were found Tuesday in a nearby abandoned home after a mysterious disappearance the day before, police said. Dallas police said that they found the two emperor tamarin monkeys after getting a tip. Police said they then went to the empty home in Lancaster, located just south of Dallas, and found the monkeys safe in a closet.
“Streaming is beginning to look an awful lot like the old-fashioned analogue TV it was supposed to replace.”
“Streaming isn’t going away … You’re still going to have a lot of choice for a long time.”
“In the future, [streaming] likely will cost more, have a little less library content and cancel more shows more quickly.”
“Streaming is still a game of content … It’s not a matter of who’s spending more, it’s who’s spending smartly.”
“Streamers are retreating from any sort of creative risk in favor of humdrum, lowest-common-denominator shows.”