Nicholas Languerand called himself a patriot, but the judge who sentenced him said Jan. 6 rioters don't deserve that description.Jailed for 3 years and 8 months »
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of African American and Diaspora studies at Vanderbilt University, appeared Wednesday on Don Lemon Tonight and 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.
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called on President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris to resign. In a Fox News Radio interview, Haley said Biden should "step down and take Kamala with him." Haley also said she was worried the US would look weak on foreign policy at the Beijing Olympics.
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.
On November 1, 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Every year on this date, the UN urges everyone to honor the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the millions of other victims of Nazism. Melinda Strauss is a mom and popular TikToker who documents her Orthodox Jewish family and way of life.
Indian nationals who died just steps away from the Canada-US border last week have been identified as a young family of four. Jagdish Patel, 39, Vaishailben Patel, 37, and their children Vihangi, 11, and Dharkmik, 3, died from exposure due to the frigid cold in Manitoba, Canada. The four are believed to be connected to a group of seven other Indian nationals also found by border agents on the evening of 19 January.
Almost 30 years after providing testimony that brought the powerful Gambino crime family to its knees, notorious gangster Sammy "The Bull" Gravano said he still has his regrets. Despite a dramatic betrayal that turned Gravano against "the family" and brought down powerful Gambino boss John Gotti for good, no regret loomed as large as the ones about his real family, said Gravano. "Being a gangster, actually in my life, was a curse," Gravano said, "and it did affect my family."
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.
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.
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?
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.
Police officer arrested a DoorDash driver who was supposed to deliver food to a customer. So officer Sam Buhr decided to finish the delivery.
A US Navy Commander has pleaded guilty to receiving $250,000 in cash and prostitution services from a foreign defence contractor in exchange for state secrets. Information Commander Stephen Shedd provided to the firm helped it defraud the navy of $35bn (£26.1bn). The plea is the latest in the 'Fat Leonard' case, considered one of the worst corruption scandals faced by the navy.
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.”
Democratic lawmakers urged Biden to release a memo on his legal ability to cancel student debt. Psaki touted the two-year pause in student-loan repayment in response to a letter from 85 Democrats. The White House remains near silent on the memo and Biden's promise to forgive student debt broadly.
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.”
Now she and her fiancé Dustin Houdyshell have co-founded Royal Change — a digital fitness company that offers free high-quality workouts with no ads to people all over the world. Check out these pro tips for party-planning on a budget on this episode of Getting Rich, sponsored by Acura Royal Change actually formed into the digital media company that it is after the passing of my younger brother, Zac,” Cummings tells In The Know. He was 24 years old.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has no heart of gold when it comes to Neil Young. The far-right lawmaker parodied the rock icon's “My My, Hey Hey” song to mock him after he demanded that Spotify remove his music. Young blasted the streaming platform for airing Joe Rogan's hugely popular podcasts, which regularly spout dangerous misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Security footage now has been made public showing a Black student being ordered by a white lunch monitor at a school in Lorain, Ohio, to eat food the girl had thrown in the trash. After asking for months to see the video of the incident at Palm Elementary School, the parents of the child, who's also suing the school, says the footage confirms everything their daughter told them. The Lorain City School District released surveillance footage of the act on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
The most vulnerable members of the Wiyot Tribe were asleep the morning of Feb. 26, 1860, when a band of white men slipped into their Northern California villages under darkness and slaughtered them. “They're going to be at peace and at rest with our other ancestors,” Ted Hernandez, the Wiyot Tribe's historic preservation officer, said Tuesday after the repatriation was announced. The return is part of an effort by some institutions to do a better job complying with federal law that requires giving tribes back items looted from sacred burial sites.
A former Missouri Christian school teacher and her husband who said former President Donald Trump and the crowd contributed to the environment that led to the Capitol riot were sentenced Thursday to home detention and two years' probation. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta sentenced Zachary Wilson to 45 days of home detention and Kelsey Wilson to 30 days, along with 60 hours of community service. “Regrettably, you all made the decision to do something that contributed to a transition of power that ultimately was marred by violence, destruction and death,” he told the Wilsons.
A Fox News panel reacted strongly to news of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's plans to retire. The focus quickly settled on President Joe Biden's promise to nominate a Black woman. Host Harris Faulkner said, "What you're talking about is discrimination."
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.
On Sept. 4, 2017, according to his confession letter, Joel Greenberg called his friend Rep. Matt Gaetz with some bad news. A teenager both men had paid to have sex with was underage, Greenberg claimed. Now, two sources tell The Daily Beast, a cooperating witness can confirm details of that call for one damning reason: He was in Greenberg's office when the call took place.
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.
Former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof traded the concrete canyons of Manhattan and the ritzy New York suburb of Scarsdale for his old family home, located on a dirt road in Oregon, to run for governor. Kristof has gone to the state Supreme Court to fight the Jan. 6 decision. During an interview at his farm on the outskirts of the tiny town of Yamhill (population 1,000), Kristof spoke with concern about the plight of neighbors he had grown up with after moving here when he was 12.
“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.”