Police continue to search for Florida college student Miya Marcano after a maintenance man — who authorities said she had "rebuffed" — was found dead of an apparent suicide.Last seen Friday at her apartment complex »
Ask any of the 2,600 residents in this South Carolina town whether they know Alex Murdaugh, and you'll probably get a quick nod. Ask them to tell you about Murdaugh, though, and you'll get a firm head shake, followed by: “You're not going to quote me, are you?” No one wants to talk about the influential lawyer whose wife and son were killed and who's now accused in a string of controversies — at least, not in the open. For the past century, the Murdaughs have steered much of the legal world in this remote corner of South Carolina — north of Savannah, Georgia, and far from the interstate or just about anything else.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is being ripped on social media for her unusual defense of allegations she abused her power by using her office to help a daughter get a real estate appraisal license from a state agency. She didn't address the allegation but instead claimed it was an attack on her “children. The Associated Press on Monday reported that Noem hauled multiple state officials into a meeting with herself and daughter Kassidy Peters, then 26, when it seemed she was going to be denied the license.
It is unlikely Democrats will allow a government shutdown, but a standoff between a handful of centrist and progressive Democrats could very well sink President Biden's domestic agenda. Pelosi said during the 90-minute meeting that the House will still vote Thursday on the infrastructure bill (BIF), even without a commitment from hardball centrists to support the emerging BBB package, which Pelosi also said will be less than the $3.5 trillion sought by Biden and most other Democrats.
The first car jumping attempt in five years by North Dakota's version of Evil Knievel ended in disaster when the car driven my the man known as the Flying Farmer corkscrewed off the ramp and rolled. Authorities said John Smith, 57, was alert after the crash Saturday at a rural gravel pit and that he even tried to pull himself out of the car while talking to rescuers. He was eventually cut out and taken by a medical helicopter to a hospital, according to firefighters.
Employees at New York state hospitals, adult care, and long-term care facilities who are fired or quit because they don't want to follow the state's vaccine mandate for health-care workers won't be allowed to collect unemployment benefits in most cases. “Absent a valid request for accommodation,” these workers won't be able to collect unemployment benefits “because these are workplaces where an employer has a compelling interest in such a mandate, especially if they already require other immunizations,” according to the New York Department of Labor website. Hospital, adult care and long-term care workers had until Monday to get an initial COVID-19 vaccine dose, under an executive order former Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug. 16.
The atmosphere just pressed shuffle, and this pattern change playlist is coming to a city near you. SEPTEMBER FIREHOSE, EYEING RECORD RAINFALL Not one but two troughs will steer low-pressure systems towards British Columbia. The first trough sticks around until Tuesday, then a potentially more powerful one migrates in on Wednesday.
When the Taliban won back control of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar last month, they set out to settle a score with an old foe. As they searched for prominent local politician Ajmal Omar - who had helped drive the militants out of a Nangarhar district a year earlier and tried to dissuade young Afghans from joining them - Taliban members detonated explosives at his ancestral home. Images from the sources, which Reuters could not independently verify, show a badly damaged property and family members with injuries they say were from Taliban beatings.
A new study of more than a million children found lead poisoning in about half of those tested. Dr. Jon LaPook joins “CBS Mornings” and explains the negative health effects, and why many children at risk may not be getting tested.
A Russian fitness coach's rescue attempt of a friend trapped in churning Mediterranean waters turned deadly after both were swept out to sea—as the entire tragedy unfolded on video, captured by the coach's distressed wife. The horrifying footage subsequently went viral on Russian social media, even as the coach's family has been scrambling to secure permission to travel to Spain for his cremation. On Sept. 23, Daniil Gagarin, 30, traveled to a stretch of jagged cliffs known as La Zorra cove along the Costa Blanca with his wife, Darya Gagarina, and a woman they were friendly with, Finnish fitness instructor Emma Mönkkönen.
On September 6, a member of the Maverick Truck Club forum started a thread asking what people planned to tow with their new compact Ford pickups. On the last page, a member who goes by "coolhip33" posted that he or she had ordered a Maverick with the optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost in front-wheel drive with the 4K Tow package that doubles the pickup's tow rating to 4,000 pounds. The poster then crossed out "FWD" and left a note, "Updated: Just notified we have to buy AWD."
Brian Laundrie's parents called the police on Dog the Bounty Hunter over the weekend. The North Port Police Department responded to a 911 call from the family on the matter, police said. Brian Laundrie's parents called the police on Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman after he showed up at their Florida home over the weekend, police confirmed to Insider Monday.
Days later, the Bureau of Natural Resources declared Tomkunas the new record holder. This was a tough one to verify as Channel Cats and White Cats, especially when so large, look very similar,” the agency stated. But] with multiple sets of expert eyes, we confirm the new state record.
R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A jury of seven men and five women found Kelly, 54, guilty of all nine counts, including racketeering, on their second day of deliberations. Kelly wore a face mask below black-rimmed glasses, remaining motionless with eyes downcast, as the verdict was read in federal court in Brooklyn.
In the 1950s the town of Rockport was home to nearly 27 families, according to the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation. Come present day, the Rockport Reservoir isn't so much of a lake anymore — with extreme weather conditions bringing the water to “about a quarter of its total capacity,” the Weather Network reported. “It's kind of sad, because of the drought conditions, but it's a cool little glimmer to look back and see what was there,” said Utah Division of State Parks spokesman, Devan Chavez, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported.
Former first lady Melania Trump of the infamous “I don't really care do u?” jacket has been dogged with rumors that she never enjoyed the White House life since before she even moved her bags to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave — in fact, her failure to pack up and move herself and son Barron Trump to Washington, D.C. until June of 2017 was read as the first steadfast sign that she wanted nothing to do with Donald Trump's new political life. Per Woodward and Costa, Melania was seen holding back tears as she and former president Trump made their White House goodbyes — and since for years, we've been hearing that Melania really hated D.C. and wanted out and didn't sign up for this, it was fairly surprising to see how different her experience might have been after all.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has tested an air-breathing hypersonic weapon capable of speeds faster than five times the speed of sound, marking the first successful test of the class of weapon since 2013, the Pentagon said on Monday. The test took place as the United States and its global rivals quicken their pace to build hypersonic weapons - the next generation of arms that rob adversaries of reaction time and traditional defeat mechanisms. In July, Russia said it had successfully tested a Tsirkon(Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile, a weapon President Vladimir Putin has touted as part of a new generation of missile systems without equal in the world.
I took some Tylenol. Now if everyone else could take some Tylenol too so mine would start working, that would be great,” she wrote. The conspiracy-endorsing Republican, who routinely fires off inflammatory tweets with apparently little regard for how much sense they make, was ostensibly trying to swipe at the push to inoculate more people in order to rein in the outbreaks of COVID-19 being driven by the delta variant and unvaccinated people.
A Florida woman was arrested after a customer found her naked in the back seat of a Jeep Wrangler at a car dealership, according to police. A customer at a Toyota dealership on Pensacola Boulevard in Pensacola, Florida, reported to a sales associate that a woman, identified as 37-year-old Alexis King, was in the back of the Jeep without any clothes in the sales lot, according to the arrest report. A manager at the dealership told police he approached the Jeep and found King "naked, with her legs spread wide open," according to the arrest report.
A Florida man was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend after he confessed to his mother and she called police, sheriff's officials said Monday. Jason Robinson was arrested Saturday night after a struggle in which he removed a Polk County Sheriff's stun gun and radio and attempted to choke him, the sheriff's office said in a news release. Two witnesses came to the aid of the deputy and helped secure Robinson in handcuffs, authorities said.
A trail camera in Canada's Yukon Territory has captured video footage showing a large grizzly bear standing and rubbing its back against a tree. But the eye-catching portion is the aftermath: the bear charging toward the camera in slow motion, its massive head lurching downward with each step as the bruin approaches within feet of the camera. Look at those claws!
Trump tasked three Mar-a-Lago associates to sort out the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2017. The trio tried to get the VA to sell the patient data of 9 million vets for profit, new emails show. Three associates of former President Donald Trump worked to persuade the Department of Veterans Affairs to sell veterans medical records for profit, according to emails released Monday by US lawmakers.
The Kremlin warned on Monday that any expansion of NATO military infrastructure in Ukraine would cross one of President Vladimir Putin's "red lines", and Belarus said it had agreed to take action with Moscow to counter growing NATO activity. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, a close Moscow ally, accused the United States of setting up training centres in Ukraine which he said amounted to military bases. He said he had discussed the issue with Putin.
A fountain of lava was observed erupting from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma on September 28. Copernicus EMS said on Tuesday that satellite imagery indicated that some 589 buildings and 21 kilometers (13.5 miles) of roadway had been destroyed by volcanic activity since September 19. This footage, recorded early on Tuesday morning, shows a fountain of lava spouting into the air.
The trend of cannabis legalization in the United States has not only vastly increased access to the drug, but it has also resulted in substantial increases in potency. The competition between products in this new market has accelerated an existing trend toward increased THC levels in these products. Another factor that can influence the perceived potency of different cannabis strains is the ratio of THC to CBD.
There are some bullish trades to put on in the oil patch to ride the new gusher in prices for black gold and natural gas, says Goldman Sachs analyst Neil Mehta. Mehta reiterated Buy ratings and aggressive upside price targets on oil majors ConocoPhillips (COP) and ExxonMobil (XOM) Monday. Meanwhile, the analyst is even more optimistic on an ExxonMobil that has endured a challenging year that includes a board battle loss to activist Engine No. 1.
“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.”