A case of the Omicron coronavirus variant was identified in Minnesota on Thursday, the state's health department said.Resident's recent travel history »
France's Catholic Church said on Thursday the pope had accepted the resignation of Paris archbishop Michel Aupetit who asked for forgiveness after reports over a relationship with a woman. The 70-year-old cleric, who is bound by the church's celibacy rule, has denied any intimate relationship with the unnamed woman in comments to Le Point magazine, though he acknowledged his behaviour may have been ambiguous. "I have been deeply troubled by the attacks on me ...
As the first week of the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell continues, Juan Alessi, a former housekeeper and maintenance worker for Jeffrey Epstein took the stand to talk about his employment under Epstein and his working relationship with Maxwell, who is facing up to 80 years in prison for allegedly helping Epstein traffic underage girls for sexual abuse. She's pleaded not guilty to all charges. He painted a picture for the jury of an employer who became more withdrawn over the years and who had strange requirements like avoiding eye contact and stocking cars with hundred-dollar bills.
OXFORD, Michigan—Detailed descriptions of a wish to massacre classmates on his cellphone and in a journal. Authorities on Wednesday identified the teenage suspect in the mass shooting a day earlier at Michigan's Oxford High School as 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, painting a picture of a clear-eyed teen who planned and executed a rampage that left at least four students dead and seven others, a teacher among them, injured. Crumbley, a sophomore, was previously flagged by administrators for “behavior in the classroom that they felt was concerning,” Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said Wednesday.
WATCH: Yahoo Finance's new Elizabeth Holmes documentary here During his cross-examination, Leach pressed Holmes on her efforts to kill a 2015 investigative report in the Wall Street Journal by John Carreyrou that exposed Theranos' flawed technology. That report arguably accelerated the demise of the startup Holmes launched at age 19 after dropping out of Stanford University. Leach also showed jurors previously sealed text messages that Holmes exchanged with her former boyfriend and Theranos COO, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, expressing a goal to “get ahead” of the Journal's report.
A man from Pasadena, Calif., is seeking answers after a car allegedly plowed through a stop sign and killed his wife the day after Thanksgiving. What happened: Yang Yang Liu, 33, was out jogging when a BMW 328i struck her at the intersection of Allen Avenue and San Pasqual Street around 11:19 a.m. on Nov. 26. The driver, who has not been publicly named, was neither arrested nor cited.
“We became like family to each other, and they really meant it,” Ayres said. Ayres, known as B'Lou Crabbe to his loyal fans, and his dog, Shadow, a golden retriever, have been fixtures at Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort for nearly two decades. Ayres declined to reveal Shadow's age because “the last time I asked a girl how old she was, I nearly got bit,” he said.
A woman rejected a potential roommate but is second-guessing her decision. No shade, but it's time to stop mooching off your parents' Amazon Prime — here's why She shared the dilemma on Reddit's “Am I the A******? AITA)” forum.
A cat enjoyed her first taste of snow in Annan, Scotland, following severe wintry weather. After Storm Arwen last week we had an early and unexpected drop of snow on Sunday morning,” cat owner Carole Patterson told Storyful. My cat Ivy hasn't seen a lot of snow before and was so excited to be out in it properly for the first time.
Viral Facebook post: COVID-19 death rates in England are higher among vaccinated people than unvaccinated. PolitiFact's ruling: False Here's why: Referencing one chart in a 30-page report while omitting important context, bloggers falsely claimed in an article that COVID-19 death rates in England are much higher among vaccinated people than unvaccinated. The article included the headline, "COVID death rates 4 to 1, vaccinated to unvaxxed."
This is one of those times: During the entire month of December, Amazon is giving away a whopping eight games and tons of free loot to Amazon Prime members. Not a member? Believe it or not, you can still get the goods.
A Minnesota sheriff has broken his profession's code of silence to blast the Minneapolis Police Department, saying he's “disgusted” at the agency's reportedly violent practices and calling for an overhaul of the agency from the “top down.” At a Wednesday meeting of an advisory council to the state's Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) board, Sheriff Sean Deringer of Wright County unloaded on Minneapolis cops who were caught on their own body cameras allegedly “hunting” protesters in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in 2020. ”I was absolutely disgusted watching that,” Deringer said, adding, “I have defended that agency for the very last time.”
A video shows someone who said they were an officer ask to enter a room during the Oxford shooting. In the video, students became suspicious after that person called them "bro." The sheriff said that person was not the gunman, but likely an officer trying to calm the students.
In fact, the price correction is borderline comical, per Courvalin's calculations. "The lack of discretionary buying activity in the face of an uncertain new COVID variant has therefore left prices in free-fall and pricing in a dire demand outlook. We estimate based on our pricing model, that the market has now priced in a mammoth c.
Chinese student Zou Yaqi was able to live in “luxury” for free in Beijing just by dressing up and acting like a socialite. A socialite life: Zou reportedly spent 21 days in May eating free food, staying at luxury hotels, using VIP lounges and facilities and wearing expensive clothes and jewelry without spending a dime as part of an art project for her school, reported South China Morning Post. The 23-year-old student filmed the entire experience and exhibited the video in June at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
Mark Cuban could soon be living out the plot of Schitt's Creek. The entrepreneur, Dallas Mavericks owner, cryptocurrency enthusiast, reality TV star, would-be politician, and social media provocateur has purchased the entire town of Mustang, Texas, for an undisclosed amount. Cuban, according to deed records, bought it via a company he controls and tells the Dallas Morning News, “I don't know what, if anything, I will do with it.”
Leaders in the Black community of Virginia Beach called Wednesday for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Black man, saying his right to carry a gun for protection was ignored during a night of violence earlier this year on the city's oceanfront. The Second Amendment does not work when it comes to African Americans,” Carl Wright, an activist and former local NAACP chapter president, said at a news conference. He was a legal gun carrier.
A 2005 BMW 5-series parked in the way of firefighters at a hydrant got its windows smashed out so they could run their giant high-pressure hose right through the car. The owner told the New York Post he's stressed, but, well, he did leave his car in front of a hydrant for four days. It's common enough that it was in the movie Backdraft, and you can find plenty of other examples online—but even so, there seems to be a bit of trend going on with BMW drivers parking in front of hydrants.
A Georgia prison inmate has been sentenced to seven additional years for running a multi-million dollar heavy equipment scam from behind bars, where he used contraband cell phones to pose as a purchasing agent for pharma company AbbVie Inc. Damon Thomas Young, 39, was about half way through a 20-year sentence for assaulting a police officer when he launched a scheme in 2019 to acquire heavy machinery from dealers with the premise that AbbVie was planning to build a manufacturing facility in rural Georgia. “Calling this far-reaching fraud scheme brazen is probably an understatement,” federal prosecutors wrote in a court filing.
Officials have agreed to allow as many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park to be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed in quarantine this winter in a program that seeks to prevent the animals from spreading a disease to cattle. An additional 200 bison among the park's more than 5,000 bison could be captured or hunted in the late winter if those numbers are met, federal, tribal and state officials agreed in a meeting Wednesday. Bison routinely leave Yellowstone and head north into Montana each winter, raising concerns that the animals could spread brucellosis to cattle.
A prominent Arizona scientist's assertion that a wet market in China — and not a lab leak — is the likely ground zero of the COVID-19 pandemic has reignited a long-running international debate. Michael Worobey's research, published on Nov. 18 in the journal Science, shows that a lab leak "is almost off the table," as the origin of the pandemic, he said this week. It was not the 41-year-old accountant from Wuhan that China and the World Health Organization had previously identified as the first known COVID-19 case, he found.
Candace Owens' data regarding which racial group is the most violent in America has landed her in hot water following an appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” The network's go-to Black conservative claimed that Black people “are the most murderous group” in the nation. The FBI has been warning about the danger of white supremacy groups for over a decade.
Along with the Polestar 5 came a bigger surprise — the release of a teaser image of the Polestar 3, which will be a “luxury aero SUV” that will play in the highly competitive midsize EV SUV space, where the Tesla Model Y (TSLA) and upcoming Fisker Ocean (I)) will be fighting for market share. Another key feature of the Polestar 3 is that it will be built in America, whereas the other Polestar models will be built in China (Polestar's parent is China's Geely). We will build in America for Americans,” Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO said.
The family of Sativa Transue, a 26-year-old American woman from Spokane, Washington who was found dead in her Cancun hotel room while on vacation with her boyfriend, said she looked like she had been “beaten to a bloody pulp” when Mexican authorities discovered her body on Saturday. “I received a call from the Mexican consulate letting me know my daughter has passed away and that she's been found dead,” Jayme Bolieu, Sativa's mother, told The Daily Beast in an interview. Sativa's mother and sister are still trying to make sense of what happened that Friday night and Saturday morning.
Rep. Don Young of Alaska had a blunt message for Trump: "Just shut up." Young was among the 13 House Republicans who backed Biden's infrastructure bill. A Republican who's been the longest serving member of Congress had a blunt message for former President Donald Trump.
Russia has deployed its Bastion coastal missile defence system to a remote part of the Kuril island chain in the Pacific near Japan, the Ministry of Defence's Zvezda TV channel said on Thursday. Japan lays claim to the Russian-held southern Kuril islands that Tokyo calls the Northern Territories, a territorial row that dates back to the end of World War Two when Soviet troops seized them from Japan. Russia used large landing ships to deliver equipment and personnel to the remote Matua island in the central part of the island chain, Zvezda said.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”