First partial results from votes cast inside Russia on whether four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine should be incorporated into Russia showed overwhelming majorities in favour, state news agency RIA said on Tuesday, after so-called referendums that Kyiv and the West have denounced as a sham. Hastily arranged votes had taken place over five days in the four areas - Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson - that make up about 15% of Ukrainian territory. Displaced people from those regions were able to cast votes in Russia.
An ex-CIA officer said Putin has been backed into a corner over his months-long war in Ukraine. Robert Baer told CNN that the Russian leader is unlikely to deescalate, given all his setbacks. Baer also said the chances that Putin turns to tactical nuclear weapons are increasing.
A psychiatrist who reviewed the case of Molly Russell told an inquest he was left sleepless after seeing the suicide material she watched on social media. Molly, 14, took her own life in November 2017 after spending months browsing thousands of videos and images on platforms such as Instagram while battling depression. An inquest into the death of the schoolgirl from Harrow, north-west London, is seeking to establish whether she was “overwhelmed” by the self-harm and suicide content.
A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out the cruiser wasn't alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska's Kiska Island, on Sept. Two other Chinese naval ships and four Russian naval vessels, including a destroyer, were spotted in single formation, the patrol boat, known as a cutter called Kimball, discovered.
A Montana woman is under investigation after she bragged in a series of photos posted to Facebook that she'd shot a Siberian Husky, skinned it, and posed with the poor pup's carcass. The woman, Amber Rose, justified the slaughter by claiming she thought the Siberian Husky was a baby wolf. “So this morning I set out for a solo predator hunt for a fall black bear, however I got the opportunity to take another predator wolf pup 2022,” Rose posted.
Ian strengthened into a major hurricane Tuesday as its track moved east into Central Florida. As Ian moves away from Cuba and into the Gulf of Mexico, it remains a powerful Category 3 hurricane. Hurricane Ian now has maximum sustained winds of around 115 mph and is moving north at 10 mph.
On Monday's Don Lemon Tonight, CNN aired exclusive footage of Roger Stone, longtime Republican operative and confidant to former President Donald Trump, laying out the strategy to invalidate the 2020 election if Trump were to lose. The video was reportedly taken by Stone's assistant on July 9, 2020, one day before Trump commuted Stone's prison sentence for lying to Congress. The clip was provided by Danish filmmaker Christoffer Guldbrandsen, who followed Stone off and on for three years while making the documentary A Storm Foretold.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has taken Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to task over the anti-LGBTQ+ politician flying asylum seekers from Texas to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. Obviously, there are issues with the border and with migration, but these are the kinds of stunts you see from people who don't have a solution,” Buttigieg said in an interview with journalist Evan Smith at the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival. His comments drew applause from the audience.
An attempted store robbery turned awkward when the “would-be robber” discovered his intended victim also had a gun, according to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office in Florida. It happened Sept. 9 at a store on North Pace Boulevard in Pensacola, and surveillance video shows the suspect was thwarted at every turn, starting when he couldn't find anyone behind the counter. At that point, the suspect is heard trying to come up with a non-threatening reason he brought a shotgun into a convenience store.
A Burger King employee posted a fed-up TikTok after a customer allegedly told her that her uniform was “too distracting” for the woman's husband. In this case, the Burger King employee, who goes by @rockefeller.o and Lala on the app, explained that she received the complaint while she was working. Lala then showed off her uniform in the video, which was a collared Burger King shirt and black jeans, before she flipped off the camera.
Republican Denver Riggleman says Reps. Louie Gohmert and Paul Gosar are in their own little worlds. Riggleman says the two House conservatives spew nothing but "unhinged conspiracy theories." Former January 6 committee investigator Denver Riggleman says Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas and Paul Gosar of Arizona's penchant for "unhinged conspiracy theories" convinced him that the two Trump allies are fully divorced from reality.
According to data reported by The New York Times, Trump only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 — less than the average of $819 paid by households making over $20,000 per year in 2017. According to data from the IRS, Americans in the most common income bracket earned an adjusted gross income between $50,000 and $75,000 in 2017 and paid an average income tax of $5,077. According to The New York Times, the former president's various businesses lost hundreds of millions of dollars over the previous 20 years, allowing him to reduce his federal tax obligation to almost nothing.
A young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office Monday, an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to Russian President Vladimir Putin's efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of more men to wage war on Ukraine. Russia is seeking to bolster its military as its Ukraine offensive has bogged down. In the attack in the Siberian city of Ust-Ilimsk, 25-year-old resident Ruslan Zinin walked into the enlistment office saying “no one will go to fight” and “we will all go home now," according to local media.
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft slammed into the asteroid Dimorphos on Monday to change its path and test planetary defenses in the event an asteroid were on a collision course with Earth. Video is courtesy of NASA TV.
Legendary former pro-surfer Chris Davidson is believed to be the victim of a lethal attack in a country bar in the Australian state of New South Wales. Davidson was reportedly punched in the face outside of South West Rocks Country Club in South West Rocks on Saturday around 11 p.m., causing Davidson to fall and hit his head on the pavement. The attacker is alleged to be Grant Coleman, the brother of NSW Waratahs head rugby union coach, Darren Coleman, the Daily Telegraph reported.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that Ukraine had received sophisticated air defence systems from the United States. It was the first acknowledgment that Ukraine had received the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS), long sought by Kyiv and whose shipment was approved by Washington last month. "We absolutely need the United States to show leadership and give Ukraine the air defence systems.
The frequency of the ambulances starts to increase the further east you drive. A mix of four-wheel-drive military trucks with red crosses and civilian ambulances are whisking away Armenian casualties in a steady trickle through the mountains. On the evening of Sept. 12th into the 13th, Azerbaijan carried out a massive attack across a broad front along the rugged border with their neighbor.
MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2022, 23:50 President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine has said that the actions of the Russian army in Donetsk Oblast are prime examples of the most cynical murders of their own soldiers, and that the mobilisation in the Russian Federation was mainly a way to gain new cannon fodder. Source: President Zelenskyy's video address Quote: "The situation is particularly challenging in Donetsk Oblast. We are doing everything to curb the enemy activity.
At 2:30 a.m. came the moment that militants of the right-wing Brothers of Italy party had been waiting for, when their leader Giorgia Meloni appeared at the luxury hotel in Rome housing her electoral headquarters. A roar went up as Meloni began to speak, recalling the sacrifices made over the years as the party rose from being a marginal far-right group to become Italy's strongest political force at Sunday's election. "It's a dream," Fabio Rampelli, a party founder, told Reuters as he hugged a tearful activist who whispered to him the single word, "finally!".
An Indiana woman who pleaded guilty but mentally ill for a murder motivated by jealousy has been sentenced to more than six decades behind bars. Valerie Rose Hardiek, 23, was handed a 65-year prison term on Friday for the 2021 murder of Shelby von Holdt, 20, who was shot to death at her Waynedale home, part of Fort Wayne, Indiana, according to CBS Fort Wayne affiliate WANE-TV. Allen County prosecutor Tom Chaille said Hardiek shot von Holdt multiple times in the chest and abdomen because the defendant was jealous.
Donald Trump once said New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman was like his "psychiatrist." Haberman said that while Trump treats many people like his psychiatrists, "almost no one really knows him." Haberman covered Trump's presidency extensively and interviewed him for her forthcoming book.
For six months, home for Ms. Xu has been a room in a high-rise apartment in the southern Chinese city of Guilin that she bought three years ago, attracted by brochures touting its riverfront views and the city's clean air. "All the family's savings were invested in this house," Xu, 55, told Reuters from the Xiulan County Mansion complex, her room bare except for a mosquito net-covered bed, a few necessities and empty bottles on the floor. Xu and about 20 other buyers living in Xiulan County Mansion share a makeshift outdoor toilet and gather during the day at a table and benches in the central courtyard area.
Glenda Cleveland, whose role in the Jeffrey Dahmer saga was given new attention in the Netflix 10-part miniseries "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story," stayed in her apartment on 25th Street until 2009, then moved just a couple blocks away before dying in 2011. She did not live in the same building as Dahmer, as the miniseries portrays, but lived in an adjacent building. This obituary was written by Jim Stingl in 2011.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) all but admitted this week that he doesn't care about enacting policy if the GOP wins control of the House in the November election. Instead, the Donald Trump-adoring Florida Republican said control of the chamber should be primarily used to settle scores with Democrats. Gaetz, appearing on Steve Bannon's “War Room” podcast, called on Republicans to “open up every vector of attack” on Democrats as he echoed GOP calls for the impeachment of President Joe Biden and senior members of his administration for unspecified reasons.
Bloomberg Opinion Columnist Andreas Kluth takes a look at the options President Joe Biden has if Russian President Vladimir Putin uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
“A mass student loan forgiveness scheme is an essential policy correction to a worsening social crisis.”
“There is no possible definition of ‘need’ in which college graduates in the United States of America would rank first.”
“A lot of working-class people carry a lot of student debt.”
“This is a college graduate bailout paid for by plumbers and FedEx drivers.”
“A comprehensive student-loan debt-cancellation program will have a valuable economic upside.”