NEW YORK (Reuters) -A U.S. appeals court on Thursday refused to reinstate a lawsuit by Amy Cooper, the white woman who became known as "Central Park Karen" after calling police on a Black bird-watcher, against the employer that fired her following the encounter. In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Cooper did not prove that Franklin Templeton illegally dismissed her on the basis of race or defamed her by branding her a racist. Cooper had been an insurance portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton, a unit of San Mateo, California-based Franklin Resources.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas dissented in Thursday's 5-4 ruling on Allen v. Milligan. Thursday's ruling found that Alabama violated the Voting Rights Act's ban on racial gerrymandering. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a scathing, 48-page dissent in the court's ruling that Alabama violated a ban on racial gerrymandering.
Just two days after being sworn in, a Marion police officer said bye-bye to his new job after a few of his racist social media posts were found, according to the IndyStar. The posts were published before he even got his uniform. The case of 48-hour Officer Chaz Foy is precisely why Black people believe police departments are riddled with racists.
The general in charge of Russia's troops in Ukraine has briefed President Vladimir Putin on how his forces repelled a large-scale Ukrainian attack in the southern Zaporizhzhia region, one of his subordinates said on Thursday. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said earlier on Thursday that Russian forces had withstood fierce overnight attempts by Ukrainian troops to break through the frontline in Zaporizhzhia and had inflicted heavy losses on them. Reuters could not independently verify Shoigu's battlefield account and there was no immediate comment on the situation from the Ukrainian defence ministry.
A 13-year-old girl shopping with her mother at a South Carolina Walmart was shot at random Wednesday night, according to WJBF. The shooting happened at the Walmart store in Aiken, which is about 15 miles from the Georgia border. A witness told WJBF that the shooter walked straight up to the victim and shot her.
Real estate investment guru Grant Cardone says Americans should “quit saving” if they want to build true wealth. Cardone, who goes by the nickname Uncle G, recently shared his two cents on Twitter: “That full-time job won't bring you wealth. Saving, saving, saving won't bring you wealth.
An early bird El Nino has officially formed, likely to be strong, warp weather worldwide and give an already warming Earth an extra kick of natural heat, meteorologists announced. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday issued an El Nino advisory, announcing the arrival of the climatic condition. It formed a month or two earlier than most El Ninos do, which “gives it room to grow,” and there's a 56% chance it will be considered strong and a 25% chance it reaches supersized levels, said climate scientist Michelle L'Heureux, head of NOAA's El Nino/La Nina forecast office.
The air quality index has indeed reached unhealthy levels in the city and elsewhere the last few days. A low-pressure weather system pushed smoke from wildfires raging in Quebec and Nova Scotia over parts of the United States. But Twitter users were a bit hazy on the point she was trying to make — and where she was trying to place the blame.
The incident occurred on the beach of the Dream Beach hotel, according to Russian media reports, which said the victim was a Russian citizen. Russia's consul-general in Hurghada, Viktor Voropayev, told the country's TASS news agency that the deadly attack happened Thursday. A Russian died as a result of the shark attack,” he said, identifying the victim as 23-year-old “V. Popov,” who he said was not a tourist but had been living in Egypt for several months.
However, the footage lives on thanks to another TikTok user, Kelsi (@kbuffhen) — who claims to be a very close friend of the people recorded in Heather's video. Now, Kelsi is clearing the air, along with her friends' good names, and slamming people like Heather for violating people's privacy and spreading false rumors, all in the hopes of going viral. Kelsi's video response begins with Heather's since-deleted footage, in which viewers can see two dressed-up people smiling and chatting at a bar.
A 6-year-old boy in Clayton County is fighting for his life after his mother's boyfriend beat him over the course of a weekend, according to police. Clayton County police say Porshe Wells' 6-year-old son is in “extremely grave condition” at the hospital. DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks] Wells and her boyfriend, 36-year-old Napoleon Tracey Ates Jr., were arrested and charged with child cruelty.
With more and more Republican presidential candidates who once supported Trump now publicly turning on him, “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough has a hunch as to why: According to the MSNBC host, it might me they know that more charges are coming. As part of Thursday morning's discussion on “Morning Joe,” the hosts marveled at the fact that both former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Trump's own former VP Mike Pence have effectively come out swinging against him in their campaigns, with Pence saying on Wednesday that Trump “should never” be president again. “I must say, I didn't expect Mike Pence to be as aggressive as he was yesterday,” Scarborough said.
Former San Bernardino Deputy Meagan McCarthy was attacked and shot at while responding to a 911 call in 2019, and although a neighbor recorded the encounter on video, the suspect's trial didn't go her way.
Farmers Group announced changes to its remote-work policy, The Wall Street Journal reported. Workers at the insurance giant Farmers Group are reportedly threatening to quit or unionize after the company's new CEO backtracked on its remote-work policy. Employees expressed their frustrations with the decision by flooding a Farmers Group internal social-media platform with more than 2,000 comments, The Wall Street Journal, which reviewed screenshots of the reactions, reported.
Extremist Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) on Wednesday faced criticism after she joined the right-wing freakout over the U.S. Air Force's celebration of Pride Month. Boebert took offense to this USAF tweet showing the silhouette of a saluting soldier and the rainbow flag, which celebrates queer pride.
A relative previously told The Associated Press the boys' mother was working at a nearby convenience store when she heard gunfire and ran back home to find they had been shot. The boys were “very close” and always together playing, mostly with superhero figures, according to their uncle, Felix Muniz Torres. The shooters apparently targeted the third person who was killed, 19-year-old Joshua Lugo-Perez, over what authorities have called “a previous argument.
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A Hall County man suspected of possessing child pornography is behind bars. Jonathan Malinguaggio, 39, turned himself in on Tuesday, June 6. Hall County Sheriff's Office criminal investigators issued an arrest warrant last week for Malinguaggio after forensic testing of his cell phone revealed 20 separate images of child sexual abuse material.
Many of us have questions we're too shy to ask our OB-GYNs — so in this episode of ITK: Hack the Cycle, host and co-founder of lifestyle period brand August Nadya Okamoto (@nadyaokamoto) does it for us. From dispelling myths about pap smears to understanding vaginal hygiene, Dr. Nicole Sparks, MD (@nicolealiciamd), gives Nadya the answers we've all been looking for. First, Nadya takes to the streets of New York City to gather the public's questions about gynecologists.
In 2022, Brett Kavanaugh let Albama use racially gerrymandered maps in its midterm elections. Kavanaugh joined the liberal justices and Chief Justice John Roberts in ruling against the maps. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh flipped sides in a pivotal voting rights case, ruling on Thursday that Alabama district maps that diluted Black votes violated the Voting Rights Act.
A study from Australia is the first to scientifically document blue whales' killings by orcas. Orcas were observed devouring the nutrient-rich tongues of the giant blue whales. "This is the biggest predation event on this planet," a marine scientist said.
India's foreign minister on Thursday hit out at Canada for allowing a float in a parade depicting the 1984 assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her bodyguards, perceived to be glorification of violence by Sikh separatists. "I think there is a larger underlying issue about the space which is given to separatists, to extremists, to people who advocate violence," S. Jaishankar told reporters in New Delhi while commenting about the tableau in a parade. "I think it is not good for relationships, not good for Canada," he said.
Over a stream and under a bridge lies one of the 10 properties for sale in Los Angeles County for under $250,000. Compass Real Estate is selling a one bedroom one bathroom apartment in Alhambra that's sought after despite – or possibly because of – its unique location. Built in 1949, the 462-square-foot apartment includes a terrace above the stream and a rooftop patio separated from a road bridge with a fence.
Paul Mosely is desperate to return to Britain with his wife. After a life mostly spent working in Beijing, China, the 70-year-old yearns for “England's green and pleasant land”, but the looming threat of inheritance tax is keeping him away. Mr Mosely, originally from Essex, first went to China in the 1970s as a PhD engineering student, and like many others in the brain drain of the era, he stayed there as his employer at the time paid his living expenses.
Republican lawmakers rallied with more than one hundred Bible-toting parents and children at Utah's Capitol on Wednesday to protest a school district's decision to remove the Bible from middle and elementary school libraries in the wake of a GOP-backed “sensitive materials” law passed two years ago. Concerned parents and children holding signs that read “The Bible is the original textbook” and “Remove porn, not the Bible,” said they were outraged after the Davis School District announced that a review committee concluded the Bible was too “violent or vulgar” for young children. The committee ruled that it did not qualify as obscene or pornographic under the sensitive materials law, but used its own discretion to remove it from libraries below the high school level.