A Florida school district will no longer allow excused absences for students who remain at home and do not attend school in-person due to COVID-19 concerns.Face masks required for adults »
Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University, appeared on Don Lemon Tonight Wednesday, where he addressed comments made on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Tuesday. Rogan's guest, psychologist and commentator Jordan Peterson, questioned Dyson's Blackness because he is fairly light skinned. Peterson also questioned his own whiteness, trying to make the point that unless someone's skin is literally black or literally white, then that person should not be called Black or white.
Elon Musk offered the owner of an account called "Elon's Jet" $5,000 to remove it, Protocol reported. The account uses public data to track the location of Musk's private jet. Elon Musk messaged the owner of a Twitter account that tracks his private jet, with an offer of $5,000 if he took the account offline, tech news site Protocol reports.
After a viral TikTok, iPhone users are discovering their device has one more button than they thought — and it can make their lives easier. You're using your iPhone wrong,” TikTok creator @ellyawesometech says, if you aren't utilizing the “secret button” on the back of your phone. The video, which reached 1 million views after one day, reveals an accessibility feature one user said “changed (their) life forever.
The story, which a TikToker named Nick (@niicky_diicky) shared in a now-viral video, has turned into a sort of PSA on ways scammers can take advantage of delivery workers. In one recent video, an Uber Eats worker showed how customers can use “tip baiting” to trick their drivers into working faster. Nick's storytime video details an incredibly frustrating experience that left his Instacart account frozen and stalled his ability to work and earn money.
Greene was stripped of her committee assignments last year over her violent rhetoric as well as her embrace of racist and antisemitic conspiracy theories. But that hasn't stopped her. Since then, she has suggested a “national divorce,” indicated the Second Amendment could be a defense against Democrats and used racial slurs.
A witness told federal prosecutors he was there when Matt Gaetz was told he had sex with a minor, The Daily Beast reported. Joe Ellicott was in the room when Joel Greenberg conveyed the information to Gaetz in a phone call in 2017. Ellicott struck a plea deal and is among several people cooperating in the sex crimes probe into Gaetz.
In Comachuen, a Purepecha Indigenous community of about 10,000 inhabitants nestled high in the pine-clad mountains of the western state of Michoacan, the whole town survives because of the money sent home by migrants working in the United States. That money, known as remittances, kept families fed after local woodworking sales dropped off a decade ago when pine lumber started to become scarce. The money has allowed their families to remain in Comachuen rather than moving to other parts of Mexico for work.
Bright red billboards have popped up in major cities on the east and west coasts, and down south to Texas, offering criticism in bold white letters. Next to these remarks is the culprit's name — Ohio, and a web address, OhioIsForLeaders.com . Anyone who's seen the billboards, or those just learning about them now, may be wondering: What is the “Buckeye State” getting at with these signs?
A Wake County man was likely trying to steal valuable parts from a disabled car before getting stuck underneath the car and dying earlier this week, the Wake County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Officials believe Joshua Larry Diehl, 50, noticed a disabled Toyota Camry at the intersection of U.S. 64 and Debnam Road near Zebulon sometime on Sunday night. Officials said they think Diehl was trying to steal the car's catalytic converter when the jack he was using malfunctioned, pinning him underneath the car, sheriff's office spokesperson Eric Curry said in a news release.
U.S. government scientists said on Wednesday they have taken an important step in the long trek toward making nuclear fusion - the very process that powers stars - a viable energy source for humankind. Using the world's largest laser, the researchers coaxed fusion fuel for the first time to heat itself beyond the heat they zapped into it, achieving a phenomenon called a burning plasma that marked a stride toward self-sustaining fusion energy. The experiments produced the self-heating of matter in a plasma state through nuclear fusion, which is the combining of atomic nuclei to release energy.
Former Baywatch star Alexandra Daddario is known for bringing it in the fitness department (have you seen her YouTube workout videos? The photos are totally casual—they feature Alexandra showing off her tight abs and toned booty from the side, followed by a shot of the actress in comfy-looking sweats, lifting up her shirt slightly so you can see her abs. Alexandra previously told Health that when she trained for her role as a lifeguard in Baywatch, she “was doing more aerobic activity and way more weight training, which is something I've [since] incorporated into my daily routine.”
Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Wednesday mocked faux conservative indignation over President Joe Biden's hot mic moment with Fox News' Peter Doocy. Meyers drew attention to former Donald Trump White House physician Ronny Jackson's disingenuous claim on Fox News that Biden's “stupid son of a bitch” snipe at Doocy showed he was short-tempered, irritable and lashing out — all signals of cognitive decline, he said. Jackson is now a Republican House lawmaker representing Texas.
Russia would face massive economic consequences if it launched any kind of military intervention in Ukraine, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday. Russia has massed tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine but denies planning to attack its neighbour. It is seeking sweeping security guarantees from NATO including a pledge that Ukraine will never be allowed to join the alliance.
Sen. Ron Johnson said it's not "society's responsibility" to "take care of other people's children." Instead, Johnson backed slashing unemployment benefits to alleviate the ongoing labor shortage. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson argued against government efforts to make child care cheaper for parents during a visit on Tuesday to Kwik Trip's headquarters in La Crosse.
The moment a Georgia deputy was shot in the chest was recorded by his body camera, and it shows the motorist disguised the weapon by wrapping it in a towel. Deputy John Kile of the Jones County Sheriff's Office was hospitalized and survived the Jan. 23 shooting, due to his bullet proof vest, the department said in a Facebook post. The graphic 10-minute video just released by officials starts with Kile pulling over driver Zachary Lucas Olivar, 24, on a dark two-lane highway between the Wayside and Round Oak communities.
Virginia residents are concerned about dozens of data centers potentially coming to Prince William County. The plan would plant the centers in the Manassas and Gainesville areas where some say the data centers could threaten the health of humans as well as water and wildlife. Fox 5's Tisha Lewis reports on the matter from Manassas.
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, BGR may receive an affiliate commission. Octopuses are from space. I know, that sounds like the opening line of a cheesy science fiction movie from the black and white days of Hollywood.
Democratic lawmakers urged Biden to release a memo on his legal ability to cancel student debt. Psaki responded to the letter by touting the nearly two year student-loan payment pause. The White House has remained largely silent on the memo, along with Biden's campaign promise to forgive student debt broadly.
Tesla Inc. on Wednesday posted record fourth-quarter and full-year earnings as deliveries of its electric vehicles soared despite a global shortage of computer chips that has slowed the entire auto industry. Although the company predicted it would be able to build 50% more vehicles than it made last year, CEO Elon Musk said the chip shortage would stop the company from rolling out any new models in 2022. Musk also said Tesla isn't yet working on a promised $25,000 small electric car, but it will.
Curiosity quilled the cat. A young leopard hunting a porcupine in South Africa tried to play it cool, but got too aggressive and paid the price. Watch the video below.
A plow operator in Ohio was caught on camera launching snow and ice over a highway median Sunday. The turnpike commission immediately put the driver on administrative leave, pending investigation. Ohio's Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission has suspended a snowplow operator after the driver directed snow and ice over the highway median and into oncoming traffic on Sunday.
The Biden administration and NATO told Russia on Wednesday there will be no U.S. or NATO concessions on Moscow's main demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine. In separate written responses delivered to the Russians, the U.S. and NATO held firm to the alliance's open-door policy for membership, rejected a demand to permanently ban Ukraine from joining, and said allied deployments of troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe are nonnegotiable. There is no change, there will be no change,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
While Russia is still the superior military power and would almost certainly prevail, Ukraine's defense forces could inflict significant damage on Russian troops, according to an analysis by the Atlantic Council, a non-partisan think tank based in Washington. In collaboration with reservists, civil society, and volunteers, they can make any attempted invasion a miserable experience for Russia,” the group concluded in a report last month. What to know: US responds to Russia's demands and doesn't yield on Ukraine and NATO How big is Ukraine's military?
After applying for loan forgiveness, I was notified that payments made before 2007 do not count. Answer: “You can, seemingly, do everything right — work in public service and make your payments — and still not get forgiveness due to the red tape inherent in the system,” says Anna Helhoski, NerdWallet's student loan expert. For those unfamiliar, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program forgives the remaining balance on direct loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan — but even the Department of Education itself notes that this program has had flaws: “The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program is an important — but largely unmet — promise to provide debt relief to support the teachers, nurses, firefighters, and others serving their communities through hard work that is essential to our country's success,” it writes.
Norway's prime minister, whose country borders Russia and is a founding member of NATO, said Wednesday he believes it's “a sign of weakness” that President Vladimir Putin has to express Moscow's political views by an “extraordinary” military buildup. Jonas Gahr Støre said in an interview with The Associated Press that he calls it a sign of weakness because it's at the negotiating table where issues that matter to people should be discussed, not by “that kind of military demonstration,” and by pursuing Russia's interests where “the weapons will speak.”
“Cooking is the No. 1 way you’re polluting your home … You’re basically living in this toxic soup.”
“People (myself included) like cooking with gas! It’s one of the few energy uses that inspires brand loyalty to the fuel consumed.”
“It’s time to start making new buildings all-electric and switching out all those existing gas appliances, including gas stoves.”
“If you're looking for personal ways to protect the environment and your health right now, you have much bigger fish to fry.”
“Market-based solutions have not achieved their desired goals, thus new ways of thinking need to emerge.”