The U.S. state with the fewest daily coronavirus cases per capita is the same one that recently had the most.But don’t congratulate it just yet »
A resident of a high-rise condominium in Thailand cut the support rope for two painters, apparently angry she wasn't told they would be doing work, and left them hanging above the 26th floor until a couple rescued them, police said Wednesday. The woman is facing attempted murder and property destruction charges, Pol. Col. Pongjak Preechakarunpong, chief of the Pak Kret police station north of the Thai capital, told The Associated Press.
The state board that oversees Stone Mountain Park, the 3,200-acre park that glorifies the Confederacy and Antebellum South, has selected an entity — the only company to bid — to manage Georgia's most visited attraction. Why it matters: Stone Mountain has zero connection to the Civil War — no battles were fought there. The monadnock's mountaintop was the site of the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan, and activists, residents, and visitors have called for the massive tribute to Confederate generals and white-washing of history to be removed.
Los Angeles is launching a universal-basic income (UBI) pilot program with $1,000 monthly payments. Around 3,000 families will get the money for a year, and there are no rules for how they spend it. A council member said it would be the largest UBI program in the US' history.
In Germany, a 96-year-old woman is facing charges of accessory to the systematic murder of more than 11,000 people at a Nazi concentration camp where she served as secretary. Charlie D'Agata is at the courthouse and highlights how this case reflects a race against time in the hunt for justice, as both eyewitnesses to the Holocaust and those responsible for it succumb to old age.
The New York Daily News slammed Donald Trump Jr. as the “SPAWN OF HATIN'” on its front page Tuesday. The tabloid ripped ex-President Donald Trump's eldest son for hawking shirts mocking actor Alec Baldwin over the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot with what Baldwin was told was an unloaded prop gun on the set of his new movie “Rust” last week.
A pivotal defense argument of the three white men on trial in Georgia for killing Ahmaud Arbery, a Black jogger, is that they were trying to make a citizen's arrest under a Civil War-era law that was later repealed amid an uproar over the shooting. When the fatal encounter occurred on Feb. 23, 2020, it was legal in Georgia for people to arrest someone where they had "reasonable and probable grounds of suspicion" that the person had just committed a felony. Legal observers say prosecutors will seek to convince the jury that there was no felony over which to arrest Arbery, 25, and that the three men lacked the "reasonable and probable suspicion" required under the old citizen's arrest law.
Old tweets from a transgender activist who led the Netflix walkout following the Dave Chapelle comedy special “The Closer” have gone viral for expressing racist, anti-Asian sentiments. Background: The Netflix special drew heavy criticism for Chapelle's allegedly transphobic comments. According to Bloomberg, employees raised concerns that several of his jokes about gender-neutral pronouns and transgender anatomy was offensive and hurtful and felt disappointed that Netflix “continues to release programming with transphobic sentiments.”
President Biden on Tuesday was mocked by critics on social media after briefly stumbling through a line during an Arlington, Virginia, campaign event for fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who is in a tough gubernatorial race in the state. Biden was onstage with McAuliffe when his speech turned to the candidate's previous record as governor in the state. "In fact, we're taking a page from Terry's book when he was governor and when he'd be governor next time," Biden said.
The Harvard University scientist who has called for setting aside half the planet as a nature preserve says the slope of human history will always be downward unless there is global cooperation to save existing species. Edward O. Wilson, a 92-year old naturalist hailed as the Darwin of the 21st century, said humankind is not too polarized to save the planet, even as some of the world's biggest polluters drag their feet on cutting carbon emissions and arresting global warming. He sees preventing catastrophic climate change -- the aim of U.N. climate talks starting in Scotland on Sunday -- and saving biodiversity, or the variety of plant and animal species in the world, as two initiatives that must happen together.
Elizabeth Hurley practically lives in a bikini (seriously, peep her Instagrams). And she just dropped a new pic of herself soaking up the sun in one. It's been six weeks since the 56-year-old's last bikini photo, so this is kind of a BFD for her.
Neal W. Zoromski said he turned down a job with "Rust" as he worried about the set's safety. An experienced prop master said he rejected a job offer on the "Rust" movie because he saw it as "an accident waiting to happen." Neal W. Zoromski, who has worked in the industry for 30 years, told the Los Angeles Times that he had a "bad feeling" following four days of meetings with the "Rust" film managers after he was asked to join the crew.
The great global supply chain crisis of 2021 — which has ensnared groceries, holiday shopping and everything in between — has bottlenecked West Coast ports, and drawn the involvement of the White House to address it. As the disruption reaches a boiling point and adds to rising price pressures, longshoremen, union representatives and truck drivers have pointed fingers over which party is best positioned to alleviate some of the strains. Cargo ships afloat in the Pacific Ocean demonstrate the convergence of strong consumer demand, and a widespread shortage of bodies to meet it.
Not only do members of the federal government have access to an ocean of first-hand data investors would kill for, but Senators and members of the House are connected to the country's economic movers and shakers. Let's take a look at three stocks connected to one of Washington's most prominent investors: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. As the representative of California's 12th district — San Francisco — it's no surprise that Speaker Pelosi is heavily invested in what Silicon Valley has to offer.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) trolled Donald Trump during an MSNBC interview by pointing out that a number of Republicans who raise money off the former president's name want nothing to do with him on the campaign trail. Maloney noted the close race for governor in Virginia, where former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is running for his old job against conservative businessman Glenn Youngkin (R).
A woman was stunned when her husband threw her under the bus to impress his co-workers. She consulted Reddit's “Am I the A******” forum for help. Per her story: her husband always shows up late for work because he refuses to wake up.
Heavy rain and snow fell in Northern California over the weekend — so much that Lake Tahoe's water levels are back above the natural rim. Water levels at the Tahoe City dam rose almost 6 inches in 24 hours, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and more than 24 inches of snow fell in the mountains around the Tahoe Basin. This was welcome news, as last week, Lake Tahoe's water levels dipped about an inch below the natural rim of the basin.
Two foreign female tourists were caught in a crossfire between rival crime groups and shot to death last Thursday in the high-end resort town of Tulum, Mexico. Three other people were also wounded when the firefight broke out in the popular restaurant, La Malquerida, not far from the beach. “They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and got caught in an exchange of gunfire between competing drug traffickers,” said a high-ranking Mexican police commander, who agreed to speak with The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity.
A North Dakota man entered an Alford plea in the death of a 14-year-old girl who authorities said was strangled and stabbed more than 20 times in a random attack outside a store in June. Arthur Kollie, 22, entered the plea Monday in the death of Jupiter Paulsen. Charging documents say a sanitation worker saw Kollie attack the girl the morning of June 4 outside a Party City store in Fargo.
A 7-year-old boy was fatally mauled by his dog last week in Oklahoma, authorities said. The child was first reported missing about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, and when deputies arrived at the home, south of Kiefer, where the report originated, “a family member located the child on the property.
Over the years, I've lost some range of motion in most of my joints, especially my hips. Now, I like to introduce mobility work using certain exercises, one of which is the Spiderman pushup. The exercise helps to loosen up those tight hips and expand your range of motion while also honing your upper body and core strength.
(Reuters) -Shares in Digital World Acquisition Corp, the blank-check company that plans to publicly list former U.S. President Donald Trump's new social media venture, lost almost a third of their value on Tuesday, a second straight daily decline after a steep rally last week. The stock closed down 29.6% at $59.07 with its price swinging wildly between $55.50 and $91.35 during the session. The pullback followed a 845% rally last week after the company was linked publicly to Trump for the first time.
In the face of resistance from critics in the banking sector and elsewhere, the Treasury Department last week said it would raise the reporting threshold on account inflows and outflows. Now it would kick in at $10,000, not $600, and the revised plan would exempt the accounts of wage earners and federal-benefit recipients from the reporting rule. All told, the adjustments would mean that the reporting rule would not apply to the accounts of roughly 80% of Americans, Natasha Sarin, the Treasury Department's deputy assistant secretary for economic policy, said later Tuesday, after Manchin's comments.
A worker performing maintenance on a faulty water well unknowingly disturbed what was apparently a popular watering hole for snakes, Iowa photos show. The worker, an employee of Mort's Water Company based in Latimer, went out to check on a well earlier this month, the business told McClatchy News. When he arrived at the site, he pulled a pipe up from the underground well and was greeted by a slithering bundle of serpents.
Mevs and others dismiss nearly everything Barbecue says as posturing -- especially his claims that he is not corrupt but an enemy of corruption. He has been accused -- by the United Nations and other international organizations -- of participation in three massacres between 2018 and 2020. The bloodbaths, said to have been sponsored by high-ranking officials in the Moïse administration, left more than 200 people dead.
“Covid-19 placed systemic problems in sharp relief … What was a raw deal before became, for many, untenable.”
“It’s now going to be a workers’ market, and they’re empowered. I think they are starting to flex their collective muscle.”
“The Great Resignation is not a mad dash away from the office; it’s the culmination of a long march toward freedom.”
“Everybody, particularly if they are young and have a low income, has more freedom to quit jobs they hate and hop to something else.”
“The boost we’ve seen over the last several months could be the result of more than a year’s worth of pent-up resignations.”