The debate over the origins of the coronavirus has largely been conducted in the West, despite the fact that the pathogen originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Chinese authorities have officially maintained a vague stance, meant largely to deflect criticism. Meanwhile, scientists who may hold clues to how the pandemic began — likely sometime in late 2019 — appear to have been silenced.
As the 2024 presidential race starts to heat up with more than half a dozen republicans already throwing their hats in the ring to take on President Biden, Paramore singer Hayley Williams told New Jersey fans that she's not afraid to get political from the stage. Related In fact, the outspoken vocalist told the crowd at the Adjacent Music Festival in Atlantic City last weekend that if they're supporting a particular candidate they can take a hike. I'll be happy to tell you I'm very f–king comfortable talking politics,” Williams said during Paramore's headlining set to the screams of fans.
Get in now for strong long-term tailwinds Here's how much money the average middle-class American household makes — how do you stack up? What do Ashton Kutcher and a Nobel Prize-winning economist have in common? An investing app that turns spare change into a diversified portfolio But once you factor in the ever-increasing consumer debt load, you've got the makings of class disruption, with many Americans poised to slip a run or even two in terms of their status.
Nearly four years later, the AP has obtained more than 4,000 pages of documents related to Epstein's death from the federal Bureau of Prisons under the Freedom of Information Act. They include a detailed psychological reconstruction of the events leading to Epstein's suicide, as well as his health history, internal agency reports, emails, memos and other records. Taken together, the documents the AP obtained Thursday provide the most complete accounting to date of Epstein's detention and death, and its chaotic aftermath.
Trump also compared his campaign events ― where he customarily rants about political opponents and dog-whistles to the crowd ― to “a Broadway play where they will see it 20 times. Trump confessed he limits his talking points, riffing on the “same 20 subjects” from the lectern. You're talking about the border, you're talking about the military, you're talking about low taxes, you're talking about certain things,” he said.
At Apple, staff who've stayed 10 years get a gift commemorating the milestone. Take a look at Apple's 10-year employee gift, a hefty slab of aluminum with a signed note from Tim Cook. At Apple, employees who've stayed at least 10 years get a square slab of aluminum, a polishing cloth, and a signed note from CEO Tim Cook, according to a video from YouTuber DongleBookPro showing an unboxing of the award.
STORY: The bodycam footage from a Lowndes County Sheriff's officer showed the car approaching the tow truck on Highway 84 at speed, hitting it and going airborne for a few dozen meters. The driver, a 21-year-old woman from Tallahassee, Florida, survived the crash but reportedly sustained serious injuries.
Toronto Police is now urging homeowners to lock away confidential documents. A 42-year-old man impersonated the owner of the home he was renting in Toronto, Canada, to secure a mortgage on the property and then steal the money, police say. Jay Allen Macdougall was arrested on May 25 and charged with five counts of fraud over $5,000, as well as laundering proceeds of crime, the Toronto police department said in a news release.
Before she became a patient, April had been an outgoing, straight-A student majoring in accounting at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. April was diagnosed with a severe form of schizophrenia, an often devastating mental illness that affects approximately 1 percent of the global population and can drastically impair how patients behave and perceive reality. "She was the first person I ever saw as a patient," said Sander Markx, director of precision psychiatry at Columbia University, who was still a medical student in 2000 when he first encountered April.
Gervonta Davis is reportedly headed to jail, less than a month after appearing to avoid jail following a guilty plea in his hit-and-run case. Baltimore sheriff's deputies took the lightweight boxing star into custody following a court hearing Thursday, in which Judge Althea Handy ordered Davis to spend the remainder of his three-month house arrest sentence in jail, according to the Baltimore Banner. The exact reason behind the hearing remains unclear, but Davis' attorney described it as "impromptu" to the Banner.
She really admired Steve Jobs and wanted to model Theranos' branding on the work we'd done with Apple. We started building the Theranos brand in "stealth mode." It was very secretive.
Clayton County Sheriff Levon Allen has arrested a fifth employee in less than one week. Sarai Tatiana Ali, a contractor with the sheriff's office, was arrested and charged with obstruction and being a party to a crime. Sheriff Allen says Ali aided and abetted suspects and shared confidential information before encouraging her crew to steal from inmates.
An Alaska fishing adventure became a nightmare for a family of eight when disaster struck one of the two boats they chartered over the Memorial Day weekend, leaving three people dead and two more missing despite a desperate search over hundreds of square miles of ocean. The tragedy tore the Tyau family apart: Two sisters and one of their husbands are dead, while the other's partner and the boat captain remain missing off southeast Alaska four days after the boat was found partially submerged off an island. The sisters and their sister-in-law didn't like fishing but joined the vacation to spend more time with a family that was usually split between Hawaii and Los Angeles.
Aubrey Scaletta was in emergency surgery for six hours "to repair her amputated feet," according to the Virginia State Police Association A 6-year-old girl remains hospitalized in Virginia after her feet were severed in a "tragic accident" last month, according to loved ones. Aubrey Scaletta “was playing with a ratchet strap” while riding in a pickup truck on May 17 when the incident occurred, according to a news release from the Virginia State Police Association (VSPA). As she did so, one end of the strap flew out the window and got wrapped around the drive shaft.
America apparently needs more car seats. Buzz, a retro-styled electric van, last year, it noted that the version for the North American market would be longer and would have three rows of seats. Buzz has now officially been revealed.
One creator is shining a light on how awful dating apps and dating in general can be for Asian American women. On May 28, Katie Dnos (@katiednos), a 24-year-old Korean American woman from the D.C. area, shared a video on TikTok documenting the aftermath of her decision to install “hinge as an asian on the east coast.” Set to the well-known “DO A FLIP” audio making its rounds on the digital platform, Dnos posted a series of screenshots, including a photo and prompt she settled on for her Hinge profile, followed by a response from an unlikely suitor named Dillon.
Police officers looked on as 34-year-old Sean Bickings pleaded for help from the waters of Tempe Town Lake in Arizona, a lawsuit says. “It's been one year, and they're still grieving,” Benjamin Taylor, a lawyer representing his family, said of Bickings' loved ones. The lawsuit accuses the City of Tempe and the police officers on scene of negligence, saying they failed to uphold their duty to keep Bickings safe.
A company in China fired an employee after he had to take toilet breaks of up to 6 hours, per Laodong Daily. The employee underwent surgery for an anorectal issue in December 2014 but was still in pain. A man in China has been fired for spending up to six hours a day in the toilet, sparking an online debate.
Prosecutors dropped murder charges Thursday against a man who spent nearly 21 years in prison for the fatal shooting of two Michigan hunters. Jeff Titus was released in February when authorities acknowledged that critical information in police files about another suspect — an Ohio serial killer — was never shared with his trial lawyer in 2002. Now, after reviewing the case for three months, Kalamazoo County prosecutor Jeff Getting said Titus will not face a new trial.
The Putnam County Sheriff is defending his decision to fire his weapon to hold two men at gunpoint until deputies arrived to his property Saturday. “I've got half a dozen e-mails today calling me everything but the child of God,” said Sheriff Howard Sills. The sheriff said the men asked if he wanted to buy some, and he said no. He said he's heard of scammers around town trying to sell straw, laying it and charging more in the end.
Colby Richards, a 31-year-old Texas father, has been missing since he apparently left his home in Spring, Texas, the morning of May 24. His wife, Callie Richards, noticed her husband wake up early that Friday around 5 a.m. but when he did not return to their bedroom to get ready for work, she got up to check on him, according to Colby's cousin, Allison Fox.
Federal prosecutors have a 2021 audio recording of former President Donald Trump acknowledging he kept a classified Pentagon document about a possible attack on Iran after leaving the White House, CNN reported on Wednesday. The recording shows Trump, who is seeking the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, understood he retained classified material after he left the White House in 2021, according to the cable television network. Trump has denied wrongdoing.
Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that Republicans struggle to portray President Joe Biden as extreme because of his gender and skin color. “He's a white man who's older, so you know he is comfortable to many in their base,” Psaki told host Joy Reid on MSNBC. Psaki's comment got an animated reaction from Reid during their discussion about the GOP's perception of Biden and how it could work for the president in his 2024 reelection bid.
The founder and CEO of the luxury powerhouse LVMH, Bernard Arnault, has once again lost his crown as the richest person on the planet—but the billionaire is in no need of sympathy. Tech tycoon, Elon Musk dethroned the French businessman from the top spot after shares of the latter's LVMH tumbled by 2.6% on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Musk the owner of Tesla and Twitter, saw his wealth jump 40.3% this year after shares of the electric car maker rose by about 24% in May.
Ford Motor Co sued Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in U.S. court on Wednesday, accusing it of a price-fixing conspiracy that caused the automaker to pay inflated costs for health insurance products for its employees. The lawsuit Ford filed in Detroit federal court accused the insurer and its regional Michigan branch of unlawfully dividing up parts of the country in a scheme to reduce competition with each other in order to drive "astronomical profits." The allegations from Ford, employing more than 170,000 workers worldwide, relate to a $2.7 billion settlement that Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and its three dozen member companies reached in 2020 with corporate and individual policy holders in Alabama federal court.