Florida backup quarterback Jalen Kitna was expected to be released from jail on $80,000 bond on Thursday, a day after he was arrested on five child pornography charges that police said included images of a prepubescent girl having intercourse with an adult man. Judge Meshon Rawls set the bond and as conditions for Kitna's release ordered him not to have any unsupervised contact with minors and not to have any internet access. Kitna sobbed into his hands when his parents, including former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, address the court during a 75-minute appearance.
Michael Steele, a former chair of the Republican National Committee, warned that extremist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) will be the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in all but name. Conspiracy theory-peddling Greene and her fellow far-right, Donald Trump-devoted GOP lawmakers in the House will hold enormous sway and power over House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) should he be elected the chamber's next Speaker in January, Steele noted on Friday's broadcast of MSNBC's “Morning Joe.” Greene “will be the most powerful Speaker of the House because she will have the opportunity to control what comes out of Kevin's mouth around the things that matter to that small cadre,” he predicted.
Identical twins Kayla and Kellie Bingham's school accused them of cheating on a medical exam. The twins won a lawsuit after a psychologist said their special "intertwining" made them innocent. In the fall of 2016, identical twins Kayla and Kellie Bingham, who were studying at the Medical University of Southern Carolina, walked into their favorite hang-out spot in the college town of Charleston.
A man described as a “person of interest” in the killing and dismemberment of four men in eastern Oklahoma admitted to a woman that he killed the men and “cut them up,” according to a prosecutor's affidavit. Authorities believe 67-year-old Joseph Kennedy shot and killed the four men on Oct. 9 at Kennedy's scrap yard, according to the affidavit unsealed Thursday and signed by Assistant District Attorney Carman Rainbolt. Kennedy told a woman in Gore, Oklahoma, that he killed and dismembered the four men because they were stealing from him, according to the affidavit, which was filed by prosecutors who were seeking to increase Kennedy's bond.
If you're looking to eat healthier, research from Tufts University suggests you may be better off snacking on Fritos or savoring an ice-cream cone with chopped nuts, rather than devouring a multigrain bagel. The scientific team at Tufts' Friedman School of Nutrition and Science created what's being described as “a new nutrient profiling system” that is designed “to help consumers, food companies, restaurants, and cafeterias choose and produce healthier foods.” Called the Food Compass, the system rates foods on a 1-to-100-point scale, with 100 being the healthiest rating, and bases the scores on such factors as nutrients, food ingredients, processing characteristics and additives.
Have you ever wondered about all the wild conversations bartenders must overhear while behind the bar? Well, Reddit user u/Steelerfan345 posted in r/AskReddit, "Bartenders of Reddit, what is the strangest conversation you've ever overheard because people assume sound doesn't travel over the bar?" Here are some of the responses. 1."I work in a downtown hotel bar right across from our convention center.
America's newest nuclear stealth bomber made its debut Friday after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China. The B-21 Raider is the first new American bomber aircraft in more than 30 years. As evening fell over the Air Force's Plant 42 in Palmdale, the public got its first glimpse of the Raider in a tightly controlled ceremony.
CNN on Thursday laid off hundreds of staffers and made other sweeping changes that CEO Chris Lictht admitted was a “gut punch” to the network. Among the biggest changes: All live programming on HLN will be halted starting on Dec. 6. Licht singled out the work of Robin Meade, the “Morning Express” anchor who has been with HLN since 2001.
When former President Donald Trump held a now-infamous dinner last month with Ye, the antisemitic rapper formerly known as Kanye West, and a prominent white nationalist, an unnamed additional guest sat alongside the powerful men. HuffPost tracked Montgomery down and spoke with him Thursday night. Montgomery told a wild tale about how an invitation from Ye, whom he says he barely knew, quickly led to a dinner with the former leader of the free world.
An 82-year-old Alabama woman was arrested for not paying a $77.80 trash bill. Court records show the Valley woman was arrested Sunday for not paying the garbage service bill that covered the months of June, July and August. A city official said the arrest came after multiple attempts to collect the bill and a history of suspended service.
The man who tumbled off of the Carnival Valor cruise ship the day before Thanksgiving spoke out. In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," he described in detail the 20-hour fight for his life. A man who fell off of a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico after a few drinks shared his story of survival for the first time, describing how he trod water for almost a full day and fought off sea creatures while fading in and out of consciousness.
A momentous discovery in South Africa has the potential to turn our understanding of human history on its head. CBS News correspondent Debora Patta speaks with paleoanthologist Lee Berger, who has found evidence that a pre-human ancestor named Homo naledi may was the first being to master fire for light, warmth and cooking.
A rural Arizona county certified its midterm election results on Thursday, following the orders of a judge who ruled that Republican supervisors broke the law when they refused to sign off on the vote count by this week's deadline. Rather, they say they weren't satisfied that the machines used to tabulate ballots were properly certified for use in elections, though state and federal election officials have said they were. Secretary of State Katie Hobbsfiled suit Monday, as did a local voter and a group of retirees, asking a judge to force the supervisors to certify the election, a process formally known as a canvass.
Bezos Academy's president and chief of operations were both longtime Amazon employees. Jeff Bezos has hired former Amazon workers to run his Montessori-inspired tuition-free preschool system, and he's reportedly paying them a small fortune to do so. According to an annual tax form analyzed by Bloomberg, Michael George was paid $800,452 plus $28,000 in benefits to oversee Bezos Academy in 2021, which consisted of just one school and only 13 students for most of last year.
The body of 7-year-old Athena Strand was found in Wise County Friday evening, and a FedEx contract driver has been arrested and accused of kidnapping and killing her, authorities said. Authorities said he has confessed to the crime. Horner was making a delivery in front of Athena's house at the time she disappeared Wednesday, which led authorities to investigate him, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said.
Twitter's new owner shared a thread from author and Substack writer Matt Taibbi who is apparently now in possession of the trove of internal documents, which he opted to painstakingly share one tweet at a time, in narrative form. Taibbi noted on his Substack that he had to "agree to certain conditions" in order to land the story, though he declined to elaborate about what the conditions were. We'd suspect that sharing the documents in tweet form to boost the platform's engagement must have been on the list.
Do we really need to say, 'don't hit golf balls into the Grand Canyon? That's what Grand Canyon National Park posted on social media one day after a social media influencer posted a video of herself golfing on the edge of the Grand Canyon's South Rim, east of Mather Point. In the video, which appeared on 20-year-old Katie Sigmond's accounts on Oct. 26, Sigmond hit a golf ball and subsequently lost most of her club when the driver's shaft flew into the canyon after the ball.
A CNN/SSRS poll released Friday found that Warnock holds a four-point lead over Walker among likely voters, 52% to 48%. Among independent likely voters, if the election were held today, 61% said they would vote for Warnock and 36% would support Walker in his Senate bid. About 42% of likely voters said that character and integrity of the candidates were most important when deciding their vote for the Senate, while 57% said it comes down to the candidates' positions on different issues that determine their vote.
An Ohio judge on Tuesday ordered two right-wing conspiracy theorists who targeted Black voters with robocalls spreading disinformation in 2020 to spend 500 hours registering voters in low-income neighborhoods in the Washington, D.C., area. The ruling comes after Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman pleaded guilty to a single felony count of telecommunications fraud after they sent out thousands of robocalls during the 2020 presidential election, promoting conspiracy theories about mail-in voting. In addition to the 500-hour community service, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge John Sutula fined each men $2,500 and placed them on two years of probation, ordering them to wear GPS ankle monitors with home confinement starting at 8 p.m. each day for the first six months of their probation.
As one of the current face of daytime television, it's understandable why fans are curious about TJ Holmes' net worth and how much he makes on Good Morning America compared to his co-hosts. Holmes—whose full name is Loutelious Holmes, Jr.—was born in West Memphis, Arkansas, on August 19, 1977. After CNN, where Holmes co-anchored the network's Saturday & Sunday Morning show, Holmes moved to BET, where he hosted his original series, Don't Sleep.
The B-21 Raider is optimized for high-end threat environments, Northrop Grumman said, with next-generation stealth technology, advanced networking capabilities, and an open systems architecture. The aircraft is capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear payloads. "The B-21 is the most advanced military aircraft ever built and is a product of pioneering innovation and technological excellence," Doug Young, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems, said.
The first White House state dinner of President Joe Biden's administration drew big names Thursday from fashion, entertainment, politics and business who turned out to help celebrate French President Emmanuel Macron and the return of large social events after the pandemic. There were kisses all around as the Bidens stepped out on the North Portico to welcome the Macrons — Jill Biden in an off-the-shoulder navy Oscar de la Renta gown, Brigitte Macron in a high-necked ivory one by Louis Vuitton. Jill Biden's open invitation as the foursome headed inside: “Enjoy the evening.”
An elderly Home Depot employee who was assaulted in October by a man fleeing with stolen merchandise has died, according to the Hillsborough Police Department. Gary Rasor, 83, died on Dec. 1 from complications from injuries he suffered in the attack. In surveillance footage released by police, the suspect was seen fleeing the Home Depot at 625 Hampton Pointe with a shopping cart filled with three stolen pressure washers.
One person died and four others were injured after a giant "rogue wave" hit an Antarctica-bound cruise ship, travel company Viking said. The "rogue wave incident" occurred during a storm on Tuesday – when the Viking Polaris cruise ship was heading towards Ushuaia, Argentina, the company said in an Thursday update. According to AFP, Ushuaia is a starting point for many trips to Antarctica.
Donald Trump “knew exactly what was going on” with top Trump Organization executives who schemed for years to dodge taxes on company-paid perks, a prosecutor said Thursday, challenging defense claims that the former president was unaware of the plot at the heart of the company's tax fraud case. Manhattan prosecutor Joshua Steinglass lobbed the bombshell allegation during closing arguments. He promised to share more details when he resumes on Friday, buoyed by the judge's decision to grant prosecutors permission to veer into territory that had been considered off-limits because Trump is not on trial.
“Democrats succeeded again in making the former President a central campaign issue, and Mr. Trump helped them do it.”
“If you work…to install a Supreme Court that will eliminate constitutional rights, prepare to live with the electoral consequences.”
“Trump pretty reliably put his thumb on the scale for the riskiest and most flawed candidates.”
“The Republicans should have done much better on inflation and the economy. They lacked an effective and transparent message.”
“Where does Trump end and the far-right begin?”