A body found floating in a river was identified by police as Illinois State University graduate student Jelani "JJ" Day, who'd been missing for nearly a month.'Our hearts are broken' »
The boyfriend of Gabby Petito, whose body was found at a national park in Wyoming after a cross-country trip with him, was charged with unauthorized use of a debit card as searchers continued looking for him Thursday in Florida swampland. A federal grand jury indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Wyoming alleges Brian Laundrie used a Capital One Bank card and someone's personal identification number to make unauthorized withdrawals or charges worth more than $1,000 during the period in which Petito went missing. FBI spokeswoman Courtney Bernal declined to reveal the nature of the charges made to the debit card.
While much has been written about Jan. 6 and Donald Trump's reaction while it was going down, Bob Woodward's new book, Peril, is giving readers more insight into what happened behind closed doors. The day was fraught with a lot of drama, and as we know, much of the burden of getting through to the president rested on Ivanka Trump's shoulders. When the insurrection took a dangerous turn on Capitol Hill, Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the United States National Security Council Keith Kellogg reached out to Ivanka to speak to her father to get the rioters to calm down.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene got into a shouting match with Rep. Debbie Dingel over abortion at the Capitol. Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia accosted Democrats on the steps outside the House of Representatives over their support for abortion, prompting an eventual screaming match between the congresswoman and Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan. The exchange began as Greene exited the House chamber following the passage of the the passage of the Women's Health Protection Act, which would codify Roe v. Wade into law and ensure abortion access regardless of future Supreme Court rulings.
One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public. In an interview with The Associated Press, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi dismissed outrage over the Taliban's executions in the past, which sometimes took place in front of crowds at a stadium, and he warned the world against interfering with Afghanistan's new rulers. “Everyone criticized us for the punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and their punishments,” Turabi told The Associated Press, speaking in Kabul.
President Biden earned the ire of Border Patrol agents on Friday after endorsing the false claim that they were recorded “whipping” migrants who were attempting to cross the Rio Grande into Del Rio, Texas, earlier this week. At a press briefing Friday, Biden said the agents would “pay” for allegedly lashing the Haitian migrants — a narrative popularized by journalists on social media even though the video evidence shows no such thing. Border Patrol morale is suffering due to the administration's scapegoating.
Authorities say a woman suspected of starting a fire in Northern California has been arrested. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the Fawn Fire burning near Redding. Structures have been destroyed and more are threatened by the blaze.
The father of three young girls who were killed last week in New Zealand said Thursday his precious angels had been ripped away from him in a loss he would carry for the rest of his life. Dickason wrote his thoughts in a letter that was read aloud by a reverend during a candlelight vigil that was attended by hundreds of people outside the family's home in the South Island town of Timaru. Lauren Dickason, 40, has been charged with murder in the deaths of her twin 2-year-old girls Maya and Karla, and their 6-year-old sister Liane, in a crime that has shocked New Zealand.
Josh Duggar's defense team is arguing with prosecutors over photos federal agents took of his hands. Prosecutors said photos showed a scar on Duggar's hand that was also seen in images on his devices. Josh Duggar's defense team has been arguing with federal prosecutors for weeks over pictures of the former reality-TV star's hands and feet, which Duggar's team said should never have been taken.
The Army has relieved a lieutenant colonel of his command after multiple women alleged that he had carried on affairs with them and lied about his deployments in order to keep them secret—but he hasn't been drummed out of the military. Richard Kane Mansir's double life was exposed by his girlfriends earlier this year, sparking an investigation by the Army, which said it had removed him from his supervisory post at Fort Eustis in Virginia based on “substantiated findings.” Army spokesperson Maj. Randy Ready told The Daily Beast that Mansir has not been discharged from the service and is now assigned to a different unit at Fort Eustis.
U.S. House of Representatives Democrats passed a measure earlier this week to fund the government through early December and suspend the nation's debt limit through December 2022, but the proposal faces an uphill battle in the Senate, where GOP lawmakers have vowed to block it. Republicans feel it is the Democrats responsibility to raise the debt ceiling alone using budget reconciliation, since that same method was used to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill earlier this year, Gary Cohn, former director of the National Economic Council, told Yahoo Finance Live on Thursday. “I think this is a tough debt limit discussion,” Cohn said.
Republicans will not be united in opposing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act when it comes up for a vote in the House on Friday, with a handful of members saying that they will buck leadership and support the bill. House Republican leadership on Wednesday announced that they will whip votes against the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, despite it getting the support of 19 Senate Democrats, due to Democrats aiming to pass the bill alongside their sweeping social programs reconciliation bill of up to $3.5 trillion. Internal Democratic sparring between centrists and the far-left wing over the timing and content of the reconciliation bill threatens to sink the infrastructure bill if it comes up for a vote.
Incoming Southwest CEO Robert Jordan said a job application was stapled to his Whataburger bag. A hiring crisis is hitting businesses across the nation, and it's affecting everyone from Southwest Airlines' incoming CEO to the staff at his local Whataburger. Robert Jordan, who will take the helm of Southwest early next year, discussed the nation's labor shortage during an interview at the Skift Global Forum on Thursday.
The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit engineering environmental organization based in the Netherlands, is attempting to remove as much of that plastic as is feasible. “Our strategy is really twofold,” The Ocean Cleanup CEO and Founder Boyan Slat said on Yahoo Finance Live (video above). The Ocean Cleanup has deployed three Interceptors in rivers in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Dominican Republic to keep plastic from entering oceans.
The View was thrust into chaos Friday morning after panelist Sunny Hostin and frequent guest co-host Ana Navarro were asked to leave the set while live on air. Hostin, 52, and Navarro, 49, both tested positive for COVID-19 and were informed of their results while preparing to bring Vice President Kamala Harris on stage for an interview. As they leave, fellow co-host Joy Behar says, "Ana and Sunny have to leave, and we'll tell you why in a couple of minutes."
If you're of the opinion that all camping trailers look the same, you've obviously never seen a Bruder. The Australian-based company makes rugged military-like camping vehicles that can take on the toughest terrain in all seasons. In true Bruder fashion, the brand's newest model—the Bruder EXP-8 Off-Road Camper—is tough on the outside, but it's more like a luxury hotel on the inside.
A woman with Down syndrome lost a court challenge against the British government Thursday over a law allowing the abortion up until birth of a fetus with the condition. Heidi Crowter, 26, and two others took the Department of Health and Social Care to court, arguing that part of the Abortion Act is discriminatory and violates the European Convention on Human Rights. Abortions in England, Wales and Scotland are allowed up till 24 weeks of pregnancy.
Brian Williams unleashed savage sign-off snark on his MSNBC news show Wednesday. Watch the video below. As he was closing out “The 11th Hour,” the host ran a clip from The Recount of anti-vaccine and anti-mask protesters sounding off at local board meetings.
In a statement, Trump said Cyber Ninjas' audit found "significant and undeniable evidence of FRAUD!" A spokesperson for the auditor contradicted Trump's claims: "It doesn't look like" there was fraud. See more stories on Insider's business page.
President Joe Biden sat down with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for important talks about the Indo-Pacific region. Biden recalled that soon after he was first elected to the U.S. Senate, he got a letter from a man in Mumbai who said his last name was also Biden. Later, as vice president, Biden was in India and recalled being asked by local press if he had any Indian relatives.
A couple said they saw Brian Laundrie and his parents drive off with an attached camper this month. A neighbor said they saw Laundrie leave on September 11, the day Gabby Petito was reported missing. Laundrie's family told the police last week that they had not seen him since September 14.
Firebrand Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene exchanged screams and harsh words with Democrats gathering on the Capitol steps for a press conference right after the House passed a bill to protect abortion rights on Friday. Greene, leaving the House chamber for votes, walked past the Democrats and started yelling at them about their position on abortion. “No, you're performative,” Greene responded.
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of starting a Northern California wildfire that spread rapidly, burning homes and prompting evacuation orders Thursday in a rural community, authorities said. Workers at a nearby quarry reported seeing a woman acting strangely and trespassing in the area in Shasta County where the Fawn Fire was sparked Wednesday afternoon, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said in a statement. Later Wednesday, Alexandra Souverneva walked out of the brush near the fire line and approached firefighters and told them she was dehydrated and needed medical help, Cal Fire said.
A few days into fall, the atmosphere has just pressed shuffle, and this pattern change playlist is coming to a city near you. Not one but two troughs will steer low-pressure systems towards British Columbia. Several stations in British Columbia are careening towards record rainfall; these systems might be the difference makers.
Kim Yo-jong said North Korea is willing to discuss ending the decades-long Korean War. Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, said the country is willing to discuss ending the decades-long Korean War if South Korea stops its "hostile" policies, the BBC reported on Friday.
The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Vermont couple cannot be prosecuted in state court for drug violations with evidence seized by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The court, in a 3-2 decision, said the federal law used by the Border Patrol agent to search the Vermont car after it was stopped during a roving patrol just south of the Canadian border in August 2018 did not comply with the state constitutional guarantee against unreasonable searches. “Evidence obtained in violation of the Vermont Constitution may not be admitted at trial in a state prosecution because such evidence 'eviscerates our most sacred rights, impinges on individual privacy, perverts our judicial process, distorts any notion of fairness, and encourages official misconduct,'" said the majority decision, written by Justice William Cohen, who was citing an earlier case.
“It wouldn’t take much of an annual wealth tax to rescue the retirement system.”
“Privatizing Social Security — or at least letting individuals opt-out so they can escape the sinking ship — would be a huge win.”
“Congress could save hundreds of billions of dollars by modestly paring back the benefit formula for future wealthy retirees.”
“Raising the retirement age reduces the number of beneficiaries, thereby reducing the costs of the program.”
“Social Security as we know it needs to be abolished and replaced with a better system.”