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.
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.
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.
America's newest nuclear stealth bomber is making its public debut 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. Ahead of its unveiling Friday at an Air Force facility in Palmdale, California, only artists' renderings of the warplane have been released.
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.
An Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16C fighter jet was recently destroyed in a crash when homeland defense training turned into a real-life attempt to intercept a civilian plane, an accident investigation report has revealed. Investigators blamed the pilot for his jet's demise, saying the airman could have regained control over the Fighting Falcon. The Air Force also ruled that the pilot and another instructor flying alongside him violated multiple training rules when they chose to rendezvous with the incoming plane.
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.
Florida lawmakers are reportedly preparing to reverse their decision to strip the Walt Disney Company of its authority over the state's Reedy Creek Improvement District, which includes the land on which Walt Disney World sits, the Financial Times reports. Earlier this year, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill to take away the firm's ability to write its own regulations and building codes, as well as operate its own municipal services within the district after it weighed in against Florida Republicans' Parental Rights in Education Act. Disney publicly lobbied against the bill, prompting Republicans to strip the company of their unique control over Reedy Creek, as well as take away certain tax advantages granted to the entertainment company.
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.
Fusion power may be a more realistic prospect than you think. As Motherboard reports, researchers at the Energy Department's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered that a new magnetic field setup more than tripled the energy output of the fusion reaction hotspot in experiments, "approaching" the level required for self-sustaining ignition in plasmas. The hotspot's creation involved blasting 200 lasers at a fusion fuel pellet made from hydrogen isotopes like deuterium and tritium.
The facts of the case were bizarre and largely undisputed: Alexis Facey, a single mother, attended a friend's birthday party at Tootsie's strip club in Miami Gardens. “All I remember is waking up in a police car,” Facey, 35, told a Miami-Dade judge in a hearing earlier this fall. Facey had caused a trail of mayhem on April 10, 2019: crashing alongside Interstate 95, then carjacking the truck of a man who stopped to help — his 63-year-old mother, an infant baby and two dogs in the back.
Republic Senate candidate Herschel Walker shared some confusing remarks while addressing a crowd about Trump's proposed wall to secure the border with Mexico, Newsweek reports. In a viral video, Walker is shown telling his audience his support of the wall. He also said that walls don't stop people from getting in.
Sandra Brown is one of two employees accused of helping Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters allow a copy of a hard drive to be made during an update of election equipment last year in search of proof of the false conspiracy theories spun by former President Donald Trump. Brown, 45, pleaded guilty to attempting to influence a public servant, a felony, and official misconduct, a misdemeanor, but will not be sentenced until right after she testifies at Peters' trial next year so her performance on the witness stand can be considered. “There were things going on that I should have questioned and I didn't,” Brown told Judge Matthew Barrett.
After a North Carolina fire department was called to a house fire on Nov. 29, officials said they had never seen anything like it. “It was a new one to us,” the Burlington Fire Department told WGHP. Homeowner Anthony Mebane said he was stunned to learn what caused the fire, too, he told WFMY.
Brittney Griner could spend her life in prison We all know Griner's predicament could end tomorrow with a U.S.-Russian prisoner swap. But what few are saying and must know is that it might never end, that Brittney Griner is caught in the awakening gears of a changing world and could conceivably spend the rest of her life in captivity. Even before the Russians seized upon her as a bargaining chip exactly one week before its Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, people were writing and speaking about what she is facing.
A motorcyclist was badly injured and the driver of a stolen SUV was killed in a horrific chain-reaction collision on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu near Los Angeles, when the Lexus SUV careened into a pickup truck, causing the pickup to spin and crash into the rider. The crash was captured in a dramatic video by the motorcyclist, Stephen Levey, who was recording his ride on a phone hanging around his neck. “All of a sudden, there's a truck coming at my face,” Levey told station KTLA.
The Kremlin has reported on a telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, and Olaf Scholz, the Chancellor of Germany. Source: European Pravda Details: The Kremlin has stated that the conversation took place at the initiative of the German side. The main topic of the conversation was the war in Ukraine; in particular, Putin told Scholz why the Russian army was attacking the Ukrainian infrastructure and called on Berlin to reconsider its approaches "in the context of Ukrainian events."
New details have emerged surrounding the mysterious wreckage of two medieval ships found off the coast of Sweden last spring. Researchers have finally determined their ages and far-flung origins. The merchant vessels were discovered near the construction of a railway tunnel in Varberg, about 120 miles north of Copenhagen, according to a Nov. 16 news release from Arkeologerna, an archaeological consulting company.
Just before a midair collision that killed six at a Dallas air show, a group of historic fighter planes was told to fly ahead of a formation of bombers without any prior plan for coordinating altitude, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The report did not give a cause of the crash. A P-63 Kingcobra fighter was banking left when it struck a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber behind the left wing during the Nov. 12 air show featuring World War II-era planes, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its preliminary findings.
The proposed merger would combine the first and second largest supermarket chains in the US, and would allow the new company to operate nearly 5,000 stores across 48 states and the District of Columbia. This combined presence, experts say, would serve 85 million households, accounting for approximately 13% of the market. The merger comes just years after Albertsons bought out Safeway for $9 billion in 2014—a deal which, despite FTC intervention, ended up driving down competition for the chain.
Ten Los Angeles students appear to have overdosed on cannabis edibles Thursday at their middle school in California's San Fernando Valley, officials said. Dec.
In science fiction - think films and TV like "Interstellar" and "Star Trek" - wormholes in the cosmos serve as portals through space and time for spacecraft to traverse unimaginable distances with ease. Researchers announced on Wednesday that they forged two miniscule simulated black holes - those extraordinarily dense celestial objects with gravity so powerful that not even light can escape - in a quantum computer and transmitted a message between them through what amounted to a tunnel in space-time. It was a "baby wormhole," according to Caltech physicist Maria Spiropulu, a co-author of the research published in the journal Nature.
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.
Russia says the West's refusal to recognise "new territories" seized from Ukraine makes peace talks harder, after President Joe Biden indicated he would be ready to meet Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin said it was open to negotiations, but not on the West's demand to pull out of Ukraine. Russia illegally annexed four Ukrainian regions at the end of September, without controlling any of them.
Florida has reportedly dismissed backup quarterback Jalen Kitna after his arrest on child pornography charges. “We are shocked and saddened to hear of the news involving Jalen Kitna,” a statement from Florida said after his arrest. “These are extremely serious charges and the University of Florida and the [University Athletic Association] have zero tolerance for such behavior.”
“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?”