Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar was one of two killed in a rock climbing incident in Southern California on Wednesday, officials confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Escobar and Chelsea Walsh died on Wednesday near the Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout in the San Bernardino National Forest — which sits just southwest of Palm Springs in Riverside County. Escobar was 31.
Ginni Thomas told January 6 investigators that she still believes the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Committee chair Bennie Thompson told CNN about Thomas' comments during a closed-door interview. Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection that she still believes the 2020 presidential election was stolen, despite a lack of evidence to support that claim.
Joe Raedle/Getty The death toll continues to rise since Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on Wednesday. A 72-year-old man from Deltona died after going outside to drain his pool, the Volusia County Sheriff's Department said in a release Thursday morning. Authorities believe he put a hose down a canal that was 30 feet wide in an attempt to drain the pool.
A teenager is being celebrated on TikTok for calling out her school's dress code during an assembly. High school student @anastasiaskits took the opportunity to voice her opinion to the school's principal. While she received praise from her classmates and on social media, the male staff members at her school weren't as responsive.
Aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with close ties to Vladimir Putin, has been indicted for allegedly evading U.S. sanctions through hidden financial transactions, including sending people flowers and arranging for his girlfriend to give birth to his child in America. Deripaska, 52, who owns a majority stake in United Co. Rusal PLC one of the world's largest aluminum producers, was placed on the U.S. sanctions list in 2018 along with the conglomerate he controls, Basic Element Ltd. That barred him from doing any business in the U.S.
After 21 years, we have stopped caring exactly why Jeffrey Dahmer was killed in prison by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver. Scarver, in a federal prison in Colorado, now says he had come to hate Dahmer because he taunted other inmates by turning his food into the shapes of severed body parts, and then adding ketchup to look like blood. Dahmer the cannibal had to die because he played with his food.
The lawyer for Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, on Wednesday asked a judge to free him and played a recording of her client saying he is now dedicated to nonviolence and wants only to “return home to my brother and live the rest of our days in peace.” It was the first time Sirhan's voice had been heard publicly since a televised parole hearing in 2011, before California barred audio or visual recordings of such proceedings. Sirhan shot Kennedy moments after the U.S. senator from New York claimed victory in California's pivotal Democratic presidential primary.
Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum doesn't appear to know that Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. MacCallum and other anchors were discussing Hurricane Ian's impact in Florida on Wednesday. The Category 4 storm caused waters to surge 6 feet above normal high tide levels in one part of Florida and, as of Wednesday evening, left over 2 million people without power. MacCullum brought up Hurricane Ian's impact on Cuba along with Hurricane Fiona's impact on Puerto Rico before implying the U.S. territory wasn't part of the country.
A man was arrested and has been banned from Nationals Park for five years after police say he attacked an usher over seats in a wild altercation that was caught on video.
KYIV (Reuters) - Ukrainian troops are moving to capture the Russian-held eastern town of Lyman, threatening a new setback for Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin's campaign in the Donbas as he prepares to declare the region part of Russia. The capture of the town in the north of Donetsk region could pave the way for Ukraine to make inroads into the adjacent Luhansk province, foiling Putin's goal of seizing all of the industrial Donbas region declared after his forces failed to subdue the entire country in February, military analysts said.
If it's passed, several people who hold senior public positions won't be allowed to own or trade securities, commodities, futures, crypto currencies or other digital assets. It's no surprise that politicians and senior officials are well-connected people and have the inside track on new legislation that might affect a company or an industry. And while it doesn't make them clairvoyant, it's certainly an advantage when it comes to the market.
Video of rising water at Fort Myers Beach was caught on a storm chaser's live stream as Hurricane Ian neared landfall on Wednesday. Streaming with multiple cameras set up from Port Charlotte to Punta Gorda to Sanibel Island, Kory Hartman narrated the latest developments to an audiences of tens of thousands of live watchers as the stormed approached on his YouTube channel, Severe Studios. "SG 9 at Fort Myers Beach is still going even with waters pounding it, with debris hitting it," Hartman said during the stream.
Wildlife officers on Wednesday were tracking a mountain lion that attacked a 7-year-old boy and prompted the closure of a sprawling Southern California park, authorities said. The child and his father were walking up stairs at Pico Canyon Park near Santa Clarita around dusk on Monday when a cougar emerged from brush and bit the boy on the buttocks, said Capt. Patrick Foy with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Foy said the father, who was walking behind, heard his son cry out and charged toward the big cat.
Less than two years after announcing their intention to give away a vast fortune together, billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett, a former science teacher, are parting ways. Scott filed a petition for divorce in the King County Superior Court in Washington state Monday, according to a copy of the filing. The breakup punctuates an eventful period for Scott, who in less than four years got divorced from her longtime husband, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, gave away more than $12 billion to nonprofits and married an instructor at the prestigious school attended by her children.
Stephen Colbert can't get enough of the latest revelations about Donald Trump as yet another book about the ex-president hits shelves. The “Late Show” host said “Confidence Man” by Maggie Haberman of The New York Times reported that Trump nearly fired daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner via Twitter. That would be an awful way to find out they lost their jobs as ...
But the left has also faced a series of disappointments as Democratic voters from Ohio to Illinois to Texas rejected high-profile progressive challengers to moderates or incumbent members of Congress during the primary season. The frustration is particularly acute in New York, where Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated one of the highest-ranking congressional Democrats four years ago, injecting fresh energy among the party's most liberal voters. This year, however, New York City Democrats chose Dan Goldman, a former federal prosecutor who is more of a centrist, over several progressive rivals, including freshman Rep. Mondaire Jones.
A Disney resort during a hurricane is basically like the Twilight Zone. While Disney parks remained closed Thursday as officials assessed Ian's impact and cleared debris, hotels weren't allowing new guests. "Disney World is as you would imagine it to be if an incredible amount of children have been pent up for two days and basically had their hopes dashed by the ultimate villain, Hurricane Ian," she said.
Reuters reported that China told state-owned banks to get ready to sell dollars and buy yuan in an effort to prop up the local currency. The move could stem the yuan's fall, as it remains on track for its largest annual loss against the dollar since 1994. The People's Bank of China has told major state-run banks to prepare to shed dollar holdings while snapping up offshore yuan, which has continued to fall despite prior interventions, sources told Reuters.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court last March rebuffed an emergency request by North Carolina Republicans to allow the use in November's congressional elections of an electoral map they drew that a lower court invalidated for unlawfully disadvantaging Democrats. It was a short-term setback for the North Carolina Republicans, but they soon will get a chance to claim a bigger legal victory. Conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh suggested at the time that the justices take up the underlying legal dispute, one that could provide state legislators around the country the ability to enact election policies with less judicial oversight - a Republican goal.
Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the United Nations warned Thursday he is concerned that some men fleeing Russia to ostensibly avoid conscription might actually be Kremlin “Trojan horses” meant to wreak havoc later. “While genuine members of opposition should be considered for temporary protection in Europe and elsewhere, the army of Trojan horsemen of would-be Russian soldiers in Europe may pose a security threat, especially to neighboring countries and beyond,” the ambassador, Sergiy Kyslytsya, said. The accusation exposes the deep divisions among European leaders about how to treat Russian citizens fleeing Russia now that Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a “partial mobilization” for the war in Ukraine.
Category 4 Hurricane Ian made landfall this afternoon near Fort Myers, Florida with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. In doing so, it became the fifth-largest storm to hit the U.S. mainland — at least in recorded history — and the Weather Channel was there to cover it. Meteorologist Jim Cantore was at ground zero to document the storm's arrival, an assignment that is not without its risks. Cantore was doing a live man-on-the-street report in sustained 61 mph winds — with gusts to 110 mph — when he was blown backward as a tree branch shot across the street, hit him in the leg and knocked him over.
NASA made history this week after an attempt to slam its DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft into an asteroid nearly 7 million miles away proved successful. While NASA shared some close-up images of the impact, it observed the planetary defense test from afar as well, thanks to the help of the James Webb and Hubble space telescopes. On the surface, the images aren't exactly the most striking things we've seen from either telescope, but they could help reveal a lot of valuable information.
Reporting in a hurricane is dangerous business, and it's important for journalists to protect themselves and their gear. A savvy reporter caught viewers' attention on Wednesday for doing just that as she reported on Hurricane Ian near Naples, Florida, with a condom over her microphone. WBBH-TV's Kyla Galer cleared the air on her Instagram story after baffled social media users wondered what they were seeing.
Related video: Candace Owens continues to take aim at Cardi B in 2020 “Simply desecrating American history just for the sake of it,” wrote right-wing pundit Matt Walsh, adding that letting Lizzo play the flute sends a “message that our heritage and history are meaningless and that nothing we love or care about has any value. This Lizzo-flute controversy is a perfect example of what I have termed Face Tattoo Phenomenon™,” tweeted Ben Shapiro of the Daily Wire, where Walsh hosts a podcast, “the phenomenon whereby someone does something deliberately controversial in an attempt to draw attention, and then acts offended when you notice.
With several COVID variants circulating at once, and as new ones continue to emerge, it can be difficult to keep track of them all, let alone know how concerning each one actually is. On the one hand, mask requirements are continuing to ease — most recently, at some hospitals and nursing homes in certain situations — and hospitalizations and deaths from COVID are declining. Dr. Stuart Ray, a professor of medicine and vice chair of medicine for data integrity and analytics at Johns Hopkins Medicine, tells Yahoo Life: “While I think the consensus is that the pandemic is not over because the disruptions due to this infection over the coming months are unpredictable — this isn't yet a seasonal endemic virus — the worst of it is likely to be behind us if we take sensible measures to protect our population,” including vaccinations and boosters.
“They give voters the chance to hear candidate views. In their own words. In real time.”
“There is campaigning, and there is governing. Two different things. … In the end, it is governing that really matters.”
“We are in a crisis of democracy, and we need to be able to figure out how to disagree.”
“In very close races, small mistakes can prove decisive, or at least knock a campaign in the wrong direction for a few days.”
“The debates themselves are shaping up to be major campaign issues. It’s tedious, and it does not serve the voters.”