Brenda Rawls was found dead in Bridgeport, Conn., on the same day as Lauren Smith-Fields. Family members say city police have not investigated her death.'Will not be a fair or thorough investigation' »
Gov. Jim Justice has a message for singer and actress Bette Midler, who called West Virginians “poor, illiterate and strung out” in a tweet after Sen. Joe Manchin refused to support President Joe Biden's Build Back Better Act. The 70-year-old Republican governor ended his televised State of the State address Thursday night by lifting up his English bulldog and flashing its rear end to the cameras and crowd. “Babydog tells Bette Midler and all those out there: Kiss her hiney," Justice said, grinning as people applauded and some gave him a standing ovation.
From the deadly crushing of Beijing's 1989 pro-democracy protests to the suppression of Hong Kong's opposition four decades later, China's Communist Party has demonstrated a determination and ability to stay in power that is seemingly impervious to Western criticism and sanctions. As Beijing prepares to hold the Winter Olympics opening next week, China s president and party leader Xi Jinping appears firmly in control. The party has made political stability paramount and says that has been the foundation for the economic growth that has bettered lives and put the nation on a path to becoming a regional if not global power.
Beth told Insider she wished she had a better quarantine plan or purchased travel insurance. On Christmas morning, Beth Ring was relaxing in a villa in Jamaica. Beth, 53, her husband Dan, 54, their five children, and their son's girlfriend were wrapping up an eight-day vacation at the Mais Oui Villa, a luxury accommodation they said cost around $2,250 a night.
For the first time this year, millions of Americans may qualify for a particularly generous tax break — the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) — thanks to an expansion of its eligibility requirements. "There are important changes to EITC that will help this credit reach more hard-working families this year," IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement. Historically without the expansion, 1 in 5 eligible Americans don't claim the EITC, prompting the Internal Revenue Service to hold an EITC Awareness Day each year — this year on January 28 — to make sure taxpayers don't miss out.
Between Tammy Slaton's eating habits, lack of exercise and her worrisome new interest in drinking excessively, her doctor is concerned she's "putting herself in grave danger." On the season finale of 1000-Lb. Sisters, Slaton's bariatric surgeon, Dr. Eric Smith, stops by for a visit to check on how she's doing.
Critics, though, recalled Conway's penchant for “alternative facts,” her downplaying of the COVID-19 pandemic, her infamous “Bowling Green massacre” comment and the many, many, many times she cynically tried to spin away the chaos that engulfed Trump's presidency.
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.
A Manhattan federal jury heard about porn star Stormy Daniels' belief that “poltergeists” and “shadow figures” haunt her Louisiana home as part of her disgraced former lawyer Michael Avenatti's fraud and identity theft trial on Friday. Avenatti, the 50-year-old California litigator who is representing himself on charges he stole nearly $300,000 of Daniels' $800,000 book advance, seemed eager to air the actress-turned-paranormal investigator's dirty laundry and their behind-the-scenes attorney-client drama during her first full day of cross examination. As The Daily Beast reported, Avenatti clawed his way to national prominence in 2018, and nearly ran for president, while representing Daniels in her infamous hush-money lawsuit against President Trump.
A photo and video of the F-35 that crashed in the South China Sea this week have appeared online. The US Navy said the photo and video were taken by someone on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. The Navy said that the images were taken "during the crash."
This TikToker and her daughter look so similar they could almost be twins! Danielle Sylvester (sylvester_danielle_) is a TikToker and parent who shares funny videos, many of them in collaboration with her teenage daughter, Thyri. In a recent video that received 4.9 million views and counting, Danielle shared just how much she and Thyri look alike, and the video had TikTokers in shock!
Tomi Lahren was among several who spoke at a police training conference in Atlantic City in October. Lahren described Black Lives Matter as "thugs, felons, and criminals" and as a "terrorist organization." Fox News personality Tomi Lahren told police officers that significant numbers of police brutality cases could have been avoided "if people would just comply with police, would follow orders, and not resist arrest."
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.
A standard 2021 Porsche Taycan has broken the Guinness World Record for the shortest charging time to cross the United States in an electric vehicle. It only needed a cumulative charge time of 2 hours, 26 minutes and 48 seconds to cover a 2,834.5-mile drive from Los Angeles to New York. While the record it broke is highly specific, there was a previous holder: A Kia EV6, which had to be charged for 7 hours, 10 minutes and 1 second to make a similar, but just slightly longer, trip from New York to LA.
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.
More than five years after a North Carolina mother and her then-1-year-old daughter vanished, they were found safe just 20 miles away from home. Amber Renaye Weber, then 21, and daughter Miracle Smith were found at a home in Bunnlevel, N.C., Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals announced. Weber and Smith were last seen on Dec. 4, 2016, in Fayetteville and reported missing several weeks later on Jan. 31.
A Nebraska-based voting machine company told the Republican-hired attorney leading an investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin that it will not comply with subpoenas issued seeking a broad array of information. Attorneys for Election Systems & Software told former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman in a letter dated Jan. 21 that it would not comply, calling the subpoenas issued last month a “quintessential fishing expedition.” Gableman has subpoenaed the mayors of Wisconsin's five largest cities, the state's top elections official, an immigrant rights group, ES&S and Dominion Voting Systems as part of his ongoing probe ordered after President Joe Biden narrowly defeated Donald Trump in the battleground state.
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.
Walker said he wasn't "privileged" to the facts about the bipartisan infrastructure law that passed last year. "I think you've gotta be an Alabama fan," the Georgia Senate candidate and ex-football star snapped during an interview when asked about the law. Sen. Raphael Warnock, who Walker may face this November, enthusiastically supported Biden's plan.
One of three Philippine election commissioners handling petitions to disqualify late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' son from the May presidential polls said Thursday that she voted in favor of the petitions and suspected there were efforts to nullify her vote against the leading candidate criticized by human rights groups. Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said she voted to uphold the petitions, which sought Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.'s disqualification from the race because of a previous tax conviction. An offense of “moral turpitude” is one of the grounds to bar a candidate from seeking and holding public office.
Nine police officers in Tennessee opened fire on a 37-year-old man on Thursday afternoon after a confrontation on an interstate highway in Nashville. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the victim late Thursday as Landon Eastep. Samantha McGill-Barge, Eastep's sister-in-law, told The Daily Beast she was baffled that he was on the highway Thursday.
Police in the Indian capital have arrested 11 people, including nine women, after the alleged brutal gang rape and torture of a young woman that included her being paraded through the streets and humiliated. The incident took place on Wednesday in East Delhi's Kasturba Nagar area as the nation celebrated Republic Day — marked by a grand military parade through Central Delhi. The victim's head was shaved, face blackened, and a garland of shoes put around her neck as she was hit and paraded through the streets in East Delhi.
Tennis star Novak Djokovic received honors at a small Adriatic Sea resort in Montenegro on Friday even as doubts re-emerged about the positive COVID-19 test he used to try to compete in the Australian Open. The BBC on Friday reported discrepancies in the serial numbers of tests Serbian authorities administered to Djokovic in the days prior to his trip to Australia, suggesting possible irregularities in the way they were issued. Djokovic's media team and the Institute of Public Health in Serbia did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Associated Press.
An online article shared on Facebook claims a school in the US state of Michigan placed a litter box in a bathroom for use by students who identify as cats. "CULTURAL INSANITY – MI School Providing Litter Boxes In Bathroom For Students Who Identify As Cats (Furries)," says the headline of an article published on January 22, 2022 by the TrendingPolitics website. "Radical school administrators and teachers are indoctrinating children, entrusted to them by loving parents, with every deviant and social justice cause imaginable," the article says.
Officials said a bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday. The bridge was listed as being in "poor condition" by Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation. An aging bridge in Pittsburgh that was listed as being in poor condition collapsed early Friday morning, public-safety officials said.
Ukraine's defence minister said on Friday Berlin's reluctance to supply Kyiv with weapons encourages Russian aggression, and suggested Moscow may hope to revive the German Democratic Republic in eastern Germany. Unlike some of its NATO allies, Germany is not providing Kyiv with arms during its standoff with Russia, which has massed troops near Ukraine. The Wall Street Journal also reported last week that Berlin had refused to issue permits https://www.reuters.com/article/germany-ukraine-arms-idUSL1N2U123W for German-origin weapons to be exported from Estonia to Ukraine.
“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.”