A jury on Tuesday acquitted a commercial truck driver of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a horrific head-on collision in northern New Hampshire that exposed fatal flaws in the processing of license revocations across states. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was found innocent on seven counts of manslaughter, seven counts of negligent homicide and one count of reckless conduct in connection with the June 21, 2019, crash in Randolph. Jurors deliberated for less than three hours after a two-week trial during which prosecutors argued that Zhukovskyy — who had taken heroin, fentanyl and cocaine earlier on the day of the crash — repeatedly swerved back and forth before the collision and told police he caused it.
A video has been circulating social media of a white woman calling the police to report a Black man for standing outside his house, according to The Seattle Times. In a video posted to Reddit, Dayson Barnes confronts a white woman who was allegedly snooping around his newly rented home. “Today I had to leave the middle of a work meeting because my boyfriend said a woman was outside causing issues,” said Barnes' partner in the Reddit post.
Early reports from the Russian invasion of Ukraine suggested that President Vladimir Putin's military had deployed, of all people, actor Steven Seagal alongside its troops. Russia and Ukraine are each casting blame for the prison's destruction, meanwhile, with Moscow alleging that Ukrainian forces used U.S.-made ordnance—a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS—to bring the building down, according to the Washington Post. In a video posted to Russian news site TVZVEZDA, Seagal, who is identified as a special representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Relations between Russia and the U.S., appears to serve as a spokesperson against Ukraine's use of HIMARS.
A traveling Texas nurse is facing multiple murder charges after running a red light and crashing into traffic while allegedly driving 90 mph in Windsor Hills, California. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced on Monday that Nicole Linton has been charged with six counts of murder and five counts of gross vehicular manslaughter for the multi-car crash, which left six people dead. Linton faces a 90-year prison sentence if convicted.
A New Hampshire father is thanking the community for offering support as he continues to grieve the loss of his wife and two young boys. Officers responding to a 911 call at a home on Wethersfield Drive in Northfield last Wednesday found the bodies of Kassandra Sweeney, 25, and her sons, Benjamin, 4, and Mason, 1, according to law enforcement officials. The New Hampshire Medical Examiner's Office has since determined that each victim suffered a single fatal gunshot wound.
The Razoni, the first ship to depart Ukraine under an U.N.-brokered deal, is looking for another port to unload its grain cargo as the initial Lebanese buyer refused delivery citing a more than five-month delay, Embassy of Ukraine in Lebanon said on Monday. "According to the information provided by the shipper of the Ukrainian grain aboard the Razoni, the buyer in Lebanon refused to accept the cargo due to delays in delivery terms," the embassy said in a Facebook post. "So the shipper is now looking for another consignee to offload his cargo either in Lebanon/Tripoli or any other country/port."
UKRAINSKA PRAVDA – TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST 2022, 13:05 Dmitriy Peskov, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation expressed the Kremlin's irritation about the fact that the production of Turkish "Bayraktar" combat drones may begin in Ukraine. He threatened that the Russian army would destroy it. Source: Russia-sponsored propaganda information agency RIA Novosti Quote from Peskov: If the Bayraktar manufacturing plant is created in Ukraine, then (it) will immediately fall under demilitarisation .
A presenter and commentator for Discovery's Street Outlaws: Fastest in America was killed while racing his Datsun 240Z for the show on Sunday morning. Ryan Fellows, 41, was competing in a sanctioned event outside of Las Vegas when he lost control of his turbocharged V-8-powered 240 and crashed. "The Street Outlaws family is heartbroken by the accident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows," Discovery said in a statement on Twitter.
Once known as a moderating influence within the Kremlin, former Russian President and current top Kremlin security adviser Dmitry Medvedev has recently emerged as a strikingly bellicose presence, using lengthy, hard-edged posts on the social media network Telegram to justify the invasion of Ukraine, revise 20th century history and threaten the West with nuclear war. In a post from July, Medvedev described Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as under the influence of “psychotropic substances. In another, he said that American democracy was little more than the totalitarian dystopia described in “Animal Farm,” George Orwell's famous novel.
The Cook County state's attorney's office had filed motions in the seven cases and an eighth to be heard at the Leighton Criminal Court Building. In an unprecedented move, State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced at a news conference Tuesday morning that prosecutors “can no longer stand by these convictions,” leading to the mass dismissal. Rebuilding the community trust in our justice system requires that when we find an injustice, we work diligently to correct it,” Foxx said.
Questions have been raised about the Kremlin's version of events after several massive explosions were seen erupting from a Russian military airbase in Crimea on Tuesday. Videos of the blasts at the Saki base on the Russian-controlled peninsula were shared on social media. In a statement, the Russian defense ministry said the explosions had been caused as a result of aviation munitions detonating, though no explanation was given as to what had caused the ordnance to explode.
China on Wednesday reaffirmed its threat to use military force to bring self-governing Taiwan under its control, amid threatening Chinese military exercises that have raised tensions between the sides to their highest level in years. The statement issued by the Cabinet's Taiwan Affairs Office and its news department followed almost a week of missile firings and incursions into Taiwanese waters and airspace by Chinese warships and air force planes. An English-language version of the Chinese statement said Beijing would “work with the greatest sincerity and exert our utmost efforts to achieve peaceful reunification."
The airline industry has had a very bumpy road back to whatever passes for normalcy in the covid era. In fact, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, of the more than 2.73 million flights so far in 2022, roughly 20% have been delayed while 3% were canceled. Additionally, the airlines are all understaffed, as the industry lost more than 400,000 workers during the pandemic.
It was supposed to be a quick and fun family vacation. It was supposed to be filled with good food, quality family time and beach bumming. However, the Wilson family of Parkersburg, West Virginia left their Myrtle Beach vacation with one less family member than they drove down with.
Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta that's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, his lawyer said. A judge last month had ordered Giuliani, a Trump lawyer and former New York City mayor, to appear before the special grand jury Tuesday. But Giuliani's attorney, Robert Costello, told The Associated Press on Monday that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who's overseeing the special grand jury, had excused Giuliani for the day.
A man who helped Trump write a book has a theory on why Trump may have taken White House documents. Charles Leerhsen thought Trump may have taken documents to sell as "presidential memorabilia." "If there's a grift to be grifted, he's gonna grift it," Charles Leerhsen told Newsweek.
Naeem Hussain, Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, and Aftab Hussain were killed in the past two weeks. Mohammad Ahmadi was shot in November. Albuquerque police have charged a 51-year old man in connection with two of the four murders of Muslim men in the city.
Former President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump appeared Monday on Tucker Carlson Tonight, where she spoke to guest host Will Cain about the FBI raid on her father-in-law's Florida residence at his Mar-a-Lago resort. Agents were reportedly searching for highly classified documents the former president allegedly took with him when he left the White House. “Have you spoken to the former president?” Cain asked.
The Evans Family planned a birthday party at a Kansas City waterpark Saturday. Teens Noah and Isaiah Evans saved up $2,000 to host their birthday party with their friends at Summit Waves, according to KSHB 41 News. Chris Evans, the teens' father, took that as the directors being uncomfortable with a large group of Black folks and filed his complaint to the Lee's Summit city officials.
Crimea's health department, along with the Russian governor of Crimea, said at least one civilian had been killed. But the cause of the blasts remained unclear. Russia's defense ministry brushed off the idea there had been an attack, and claimed the blasts came from detonations of stored ammunition.
But it also “actually has provisions that apply to essentially the mishandling [of classified material] through gross negligence, permitting documents to be removed from their proper place, or to be lost, stolen or destroyed,” Mary McCord, a veteran federal prosecutor who headed DOJ's national security division in the closing years of the Obama administration, told the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast. McCord said that the Espionage Act is one of two federal crimes that prosecutors may be focusing on in their warrant to search Trump's home.
Elon Musk offloaded $6.9 billion of stock in Tesla Inc. the billionaire's biggest sale on record, saying he wanted to avoid a last-minute selloff of the electric-car maker's shares in the event he is forced to go ahead with his aborted deal to buy Twitter Inc. Most Read from Bloomberg Trump Under Intense Legal Scrutiny After FBI Searches Mar-a-Lago UK Plans for Blackouts in January in Emergency Energy Plan Trump Search Was Unprecedented, But Records Case Will Be Tough Russia Is Scouring the Globe for Weapons to Use Against Ukraine Home Inventory Soars at Record Rate With US Buyers Pulling Back Tesla's chief executive officer sold about 7.92 million shares on Aug. 5, according to a series of ...
Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) faced the heat on Tuesday after being called out on CNN for having “two standards” for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Donald Trump. Turner, prior to his interview with anchor Pamela Brown, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking him to explain the “unprecedented” raid at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on Monday. The interview comes a day after a number of news outlets reported that the FBI raid was linked to the Justice Department's investigation into Trump's alleged mishandling of classified materials as he moved from the White House to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
After he was seen walking dressed in combat fatigues behind then-President Donald Trump across Lafayette Square after it had been forcibly cleared of Black Lives Matter protesters in June 1, 2020, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, drafted a resignation letter to inform Trump that he intended to step down. The letter was published by the New Yorker on Monday in an excerpt of an upcoming book by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, "The Divider: Trump in the White House." "The events of the last couple weeks have caused me to do deep soul-searching," Milley wrote, "and I can no longer faithfully support and execute your orders as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“The media has anointed men who have sex with men as the biggest threat to our survival from monkeypox.”
“Rich countries have ignored endemic monkeypox in West and Central Africa for far too long, despite having effective vaccines.”
“The biggest worry for Americans is not the disease: It’s that our response to it shows how little we have learned from COVID-19.”
“Monkeypox should be a relatively easier virus to control, but only if the United States takes the needed steps now.”
“Global health officials must advocate for and enact a unified, coherent approach to fighting the monkeypox pandemic.”