An Arkansas state senator won't have access to Senate offices and can't participate in legislative meetings after the Senate on Tuesday ruled he made a frivolous ethics complaint against a fellow lawmaker in retaliation for sanctions he received earlier this year. The Senate earlier this month rejected a complaint Clark had filed against Democratic Sen. Stephanie Flowers accusing her of improperly receiving per diem payments for legislative meetings she attended via Zoom. The ethics panel ruled that Clark had filed the complaint as retaliation after the Senate stripped him and another lawmaker of their leadership posts after Clark sought reimbursement for a meeting he didn't attend.
After 21 years, we have stopped caring exactly why Jeffrey Dahmer was killed in prison by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver. Scarver, in a federal prison in Colorado, now says he had come to hate Dahmer because he taunted other inmates by turning his food into the shapes of severed body parts, and then adding ketchup to look like blood. Dahmer the cannibal had to die because he played with his food.
Less than two years after announcing their intention to give away a vast fortune together, billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett, a former science teacher, are parting ways. Scott filed a petition for divorce in the King County Superior Court in Washington state Monday, according to a copy of the filing. The breakup punctuates an eventful period for Scott, who in less than four years got divorced from her longtime husband, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, gave away more than $12 billion to nonprofits and married an instructor at the prestigious school attended by her children.
Republican J.R. Majewski has centered his campaign for a competitive Ohio congressional seat around his biography as an Air Force veteran. Majewski's campaign said last week that he was punished and demoted after getting in a “brawl” in an Air Force dormitory in 2001. The documents, which were provided to the AP and independently authenticated, present yet another instance where the recorded history of Majewski's service diverges from what he has told voters as he campaigns while using his veteran status as a leading credential.
ALONA MAZURENKO – WEDNESDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2022, 19:41 Russian media has talked with a Russian conscript who was sent to fight in Ukraine, specifically in Bucha, and then escaped from his battalion and returned to Russia. After the announcement of conscription in the Russian Federation, he was ordered to go back to the front under threat of criminal prosecution. Source: BBC Russian service Details: The BBC talked to 20-year-old Sergey from Krasnodar, who served as an artillery gunner.
Donald Trump, whose Digital World Acquisition Corp. project has failed spectacularly, is facing serious charges. On Sept. 21, 2022, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that the State of New York was filing a lawsuit against Trump for “violating the law, as part of his efforts to generate profits for himself, his family and his company.” The announcement took place just a week after the New York Times reported that she rejected an offer to settle with the Manhattan-based Trump Organization.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court last March rebuffed an emergency request by North Carolina Republicans to allow the use in November's congressional elections of an electoral map they drew that a lower court invalidated for unlawfully disadvantaging Democrats. It was a short-term setback for the North Carolina Republicans, but they soon will get a chance to claim a bigger legal victory. Conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh suggested at the time that the justices take up the underlying legal dispute, one that could provide state legislators around the country the ability to enact election policies with less judicial oversight - a Republican goal.
A man who helped recruit migrants for flights bound for Martha's Vineyard says he feels betrayed. Dozens of migrants were flown to Martha's Vineyard this month in a move planned by Ron DeSantis. A man who helped recruit migrants to get on flights bound for Martha's Vineyard as part of a stunt by Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida earlier this month told CNN he felt deceived and had no idea that the Republican politician was behind the operation.
We actually left for Charley, but I stayed for Irma," Orlandini said. This is way worse. Irma was nothing compared to this.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -A federal appeals court set aside a judge's ruling that Donald Trump could be sued for defamation by E. Jean Carroll after denying he raped her, though it stopped short of declaring the former U.S. president immune from the author's lawsuit. In a 2-1 decision on Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan asked an appeals court in Washington to weigh in on whether the laws of that district shielded Trump from liability. But the Manhattan court also accepted Trump's argument that he qualified as a U.S. government "employee" when he allegedly defamed Carroll, a condition underlying his immunity claim.
On Wednesday, Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell warn that the worst may be yet to come, video footage shared on social media shows severe flooding and property damage from violent winds and flying debris.
After officers stormed a funeral and shot a pallbearer, kids who saw it unfold landed in therapy, witnesses say. Two officers interrupted a funeral in August and shot Jason Owens, who was one of the pallbearers. As two officers shot rounds of fire at a pallbearer who moments earlier had been carrying his father's casket into a hearse, children in attendance frightfully looked on.
But the left has also faced a series of disappointments as Democratic voters from Ohio to Illinois to Texas rejected high-profile progressive challengers to moderates or incumbent members of Congress during the primary season. The frustration is particularly acute in New York, where Rep. defeated one of the highest-ranking congressional Democrats four years ago, injecting fresh energy among the party's most liberal voters. This year, however, New York City Democrats chose Dan Goldman, a former federal prosecutor who is more of a centrist, over several progressive rivals, including freshman Rep. Mondaire Jones.
WEDNESDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2022, 16:25 Russian professional soldiers and mercenaries who have fought at the front [in Ukraine] told the media that nothing good awaits the mobilised in Ukraine; most of them will die. The full names of the soldiers and mercenaries are not disclosed for obvious reasons. Source: [Russian outlet] Meduza Quotes: Kyrylo, a professional soldier: "To be honest, they will all die there [in Ukraine].
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A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out the cruiser wasn't alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska's Kiska Island, on Sept. Two other Chinese naval ships and four Russian naval vessels, including a destroyer, were spotted in single formation, the patrol boat, known as a cutter called Kimball, discovered.
Three offshore lines of the Nord Stream pipeline system supplying Germany with Russian gas suffered “unprecedented” damage on Monday. Three at the same time strongly suggests sabotage. With a depth of only around 70m, covert entry into the Baltic Sea by nuclear submarine is very difficult if not impossible.
A rare phenomenon caused by Hurricane Ian sucked water away from the shore of Tampa Bay Wednesday morning, another symptom of the impending storm. Around 8 a.m., the tide was beginning to recede from Tampa Bay. The phenomenon is called a “reverse storm surge,” and it's when storm winds push water out of the bay, according to Nicole Carlisle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Tampa Bay.
Wildlife officers on Wednesday were tracking a mountain lion that attacked a 7-year-old boy and prompted the closure of a sprawling Southern California park, authorities said. The child and his father were walking up stairs at Pico Canyon Park near Santa Clarita around dusk on Monday when a cougar emerged from brush and bit the boy on the buttocks, said Capt. Patrick Foy with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Foy said the father, who was walking behind, heard his son cry out and charged toward the big cat.
Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Tuesday launched a competition to join her hunting for feral hogs in Texas. In a video shared on Facebook, the extremist lawmaker likened Democrats to the wild animals that tear up farmers' crops. “We've got skyrocketing inflation, high diesel fuel and Democrats' America-last policies,” said Greene, who has been stripped of her House committee assignments over her use of violent rhetoric, including toward Democrats.
An Indiana teen was the only student in the world to receive a perfect score on the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB exam this past spring. Felix Zhang, who is currently a junior at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana, scored all 108 possible points on the exam as a sophomore, a feat that not even he was expecting to accomplish. “Obviously I wanted to do well on it, and I prepared a lot but I never thought about getting a perfect score before so, that was a nice surprise,” Zhang told 16 News Now.
Thousands of Russians have fled into Mongolia across its northern frontier in a bid to evade conscription to Ukraine, putting further pressure on the government in Ulaanbaatar and its efforts to distance itself from the conflict. Russians were forced to queue for hours at the border crossing at Kyakhta in the ethnic Mongol province of Buryatia, but said they had little choice after President Vladimir Putin announced a "partial mobilisation" of 300,000 soldiers aimed at repelling a counter-offensive in Russian occupied Ukraine. "My country has started partial mobilisation and I think it is negatively affecting society," said one.
IRYNA BALACHUK – WEDNESDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2022, 19:54 The Kremlin has decided not to rush the official "accession" of the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia, and to postpone the closing of Russia's borders. The latter decision was approved in light of the growing discontent with "mobilisation" among Russian citizens. Source: Meduza, a Russian media outlet, citing sources close to the Russian presidential administration Details: Meduza's sources said that the Kremlin has decided "not to rush things", because the "accession" of Ukrainian territories to Russia [which Putin sees as a potential source of a boost in public support – ed.] "will have nearly negligible PR effect" against the ba...
The first fringes of winds, rain and tornadoes that come with Hurricane Ian reached Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties on Tuesday night, and gave a nasty taste of what might be coming Wednesday. West Miami-Dade ▪ Social media photos and videos showed a tornado moving through West Miami-Dade, picking up and dumping trees in areas around and just north of Flagler Street and west of 82nd Avenue. Cooper City ▪ Cooper City in Southwest Broward reported at least two tornadoes had touched down, ripping up foliage before leaving.
Polls suggest that a Barnes edge in midsummer, likely propelled by his emergence as key Democratic rivals dropped out right before the state's primary election, has evaporated under a barrage of attack ads from Johnson and his allies. A Marquette University Law School poll in mid-September had the race within the margin of error, with Barnes' unfavorable ratings increasing by 10 percentage points from a month earlier. Ron Johnson isn't doing anything to try and move his favorables up,” said Alex Lasry, a Milwaukee Bucks executive who was Barnes' first main rival to leave the race and throw support to Barnes.
“They give voters the chance to hear candidate views. In their own words. In real time.”
“There is campaigning, and there is governing. Two different things. … In the end, it is governing that really matters.”
“We are in a crisis of democracy, and we need to be able to figure out how to disagree.”
“In very close races, small mistakes can prove decisive, or at least knock a campaign in the wrong direction for a few days.”
“The debates themselves are shaping up to be major campaign issues. It’s tedious, and it does not serve the voters.”