Putin was addressing a government meeting about restoring destroyed housing and infrastructure in regions of southwest Russia that border Ukraine. Ukraine does not claim responsibility for strikes inside Russian territory but has described them as "karma" for Moscow's invasion, which has razed Ukrainian cities and systematically targeted the country's energy infrastructure, leaving people frequently without power and water in the depths of winter.
Raymond Babaian, Valiant Law A former beverage cart attendant is suing a golf club for over $15 million after she says she was groped and sexually harassed by members while working there. In documents obtained by PEOPLE and filed in Orange County Superior Court on Jan. 24, 26-year-old Peyton Stover claims that management at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, California, failed to protect her from harassment and assault by its affluent members. "A lawsuit filed today says a Seal Beach golf club forced a young beverage cart attendant to endure club members' ongoing sexual advances," reads a release from Stover's law firm obtained by PEOPLE.
Nikki Haley—former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador—is set to announce her intentions to run for president later this month. Barring any other last-minute eager beavers, Haley will be former President Donald Trump's first official challenger for the 2024 Republican nomination. Personally, I will always remember Haley for her steadfast belief that “women don't care about contraception.” When on The View in 2012, Haley made that bold statement to a room full of women who...seemed to disagree.
A U.S. woman was detained and fined by a Russian court on Wednesday for walking a calf on Moscow's Red Square that she said she had bought to save from slaughter, Russian state media reported. Alicia Day, 34, was fined 20,000 roubles ($285) for obstructing pedestrians in an unauthorised protest and sentenced to 13 days of "administrative arrest" on a separate charge of disobeying police orders. "I bought the calf so that it wouldn't be eaten," TASS news agency quoted her as saying.
Alina Habba is withdrawing from representing Donald Trump in E. Jean Carroll's rape claim. Trump got a new set of attorneys, but it's not clear why Habba and her law partner are pulling out. Habba told Insider she continues to be dedicated to Trump.
Prisoners recruited by Russia's Wagner Group to fight in Ukraine seem to be increasingly realizing they've been duped, and that no one ever counted on bringing them back alive. One inmate recruited by the group back in November has absconded from his team in Ukraine's Luhansk region and fled to Russia by bus and ride-sharing app, where he says he is now hiding out in fear of revenge. Troshkin said he had a couple years left to serve at a penal colony in Siberia when Wagner Group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin visited in the fall and “colorfully” told prisoners about their chance for a pardon.
KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian state security officials searched the home of billionaire businessman Ihor Kolomoiskiy on Wednesday, in what several media outlets said was an investigation into possible financial crimes. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) did not immediately reply to a request for comment about the reports, and Kolomoiskiy could not be reached for comment. A senior governing party official confirmed Kolomoiskiy's home had been searched - as well as that of a former interior minister - but did not state the reason for the search.
Florida's highway drivers might see an end to left-lane cruisers if a bill filed in the State Capitol Becomes law, but the bill is sparking some mixed reactions. “It's dangerous out there,” said West Virginia's John Baker, who was traveling to Bradenton. Technically in Florida, you can drive in the fast lane, so long as you move out of the way if another car is trying to pass.
That left the São Paulo circling off the Brazilian coast, until Jan. 20, when Brazil's navy announced that it had pushed the ship out to international waters, where it remains. The navy says it had to do so because the aging ship, which incurred damage to its hull during its odyssey, could have run aground or sank on the Brazilian coast, threatening other boats and coastal wildlife. The navy's solution is to abandon the São Paulo at sea.
Nearly one in five new cervical cancers diagnosed from 2009 to 2018 were in women 65 and older, according to a new UC Davis study. In general, if cervical cancer is diagnosed after it has spread to nearby tissues, organs or lymph nodes, the five-year relative survival rate is 59%, according to the National Cancer institute (NCI). Current screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend that individuals over 65 years old who have had cervical cancer screenings with normal results within the past 25 years and have tested negative in the 10-year period before age 65 should not be screened for cervical cancer.
Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail this weekend ― and his “Daily Show” tail was along for the ride as Jordan Klepper spoke to supporters outside the event. First billed as a rally, the gathering was downgraded into something more “intimate,” Klepper noted. But while it might have been smaller in size, the levels of oddity were off the charts, with attendees offering wild conspiracy theories on everything from who's actually president (Trump) to Ukrainian refugees (actors, since there's no war and “the whole thing is fabricated”).
A federal judge awarded more than $10 million to the family of a Ugandan human rights activist who was decapitated while on a visit to Arches National Park in 2020. Esther "Essie" Nakajjigo's husband Ludovic Michaud will receive $9.5 million while her mother Christine Namagembe will receive $700,000, according to the judgment filed in federal court. Essie's father John Bocso Kateregga will receive $350,000.
Freddy Versluys does not like to be called an arms dealer. Standing next to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the chilly warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys stressed he is the CEO of two defence companies with a broad range of activities, such as making sensors for spacecraft. While other Western nations have pledged in recent weeks to send main battle tanks to help Ukraine repel Russia's invasion, Belgium has not joined that group, for one reason above all: It doesn't have any tanks left.
Members of a small New York community are furious at their local school for sharing a painfully tone-deaf social media post in which a dirty snowman was praised for its “diversity.” The Coxsackie-Athens Central School District posted an image on Tuesday of three elementary-aged students proudly standing behind a snowman they had built, local radio station WRRV reported. “I would like for Coxsackie-Athens Central School Districts to explain the meaning of this post?” a Facebook user from Hudson, New York, wrote.
Chick-fil-A restaurants average $8 million a year in sales. One city recently ordered the chain to demolish and rebuild a restaurant to address traffic woes. Chick-fil-A's snaking drive-thru lines, which frequently spill into city streets, are notorious throughout the US.
STORY: Israel is saving its main freshwater reservoir from the effects of climate change The Sea of Galilee was being lost to droughts So Israel built a chain of desalination plants along its Meditteranean coast They turn seawater into freshwater, to refill the lake when water levels get low (Yoav Barkay, Manager of the national water carrier) "With this environment of climate changes, you don't know what to expect next year and the year afterward. We are standing now in the January and with very little rainfalls during this winter in Israel, arid winter basically with no rainfall.
Tesla owner Philip Benassi has experienced it on cold winter days, but like other Norwegians, he has learned to cope with it. With temperatures often falling below zero, rugged terrain and long stretches of remote roads, Norway may not seem like the most ideal place to drive an electric car, whose battery dies faster in cold weather. A record four out of five new autos sold in Norway last year were electric, in a major oil-producing country that aims to end the sale of new fossil fuel cars by 2025 -- a decade ahead of the European Union's planned ban.
A massive group of elk made its way from snowy mountains to a city and dashed alongside drivers on a Utah freeway for a second time in a week. A herd of about 40 elk was spotted Wednesday, Feb. 1, near the Interstate 215 and Interstate 80 interchange in Salt Lake City, the Utah Department of Transportation said on Twitter. The elk slowed drivers and caused delays as wildlife officials tried to herd them back to the mountains.
The Genesis X Concept 2+2 grand tourer that debuted in March 2021 began as an internal design exercise. Over the next 18 months, we were treated to follow-ups in the X Speedium Coupe Concept, a shooting brake with more accommodations made for back-seaters, and the X Convertible Concept shown at last year's L.A. Auto Show. Now Automotive News has been told by Peter Lanzavecchia, chairman of Genesis' national dealer advisory council, that the X Convertible Concept is going into production.
Matthew Jackson, 33, will spend a minimum of 10-30 years in prison for what prosecutor Zack Stempien called, “the most significant domestic violence case that I've ever seen.” Jackson provided the evidence, video surveillance in their Glenn Avenue apartment in Quincy, because he thought his girlfriend might be cheating on him. Circuit Court Judge Bill O'Grady imposed the prison term after Jackson pleaded no contest to unlawful imprisonment as a second offender.
MAGA-boosting radio host John Fredericks has turned on Donald Trump, telling the former president in no uncertain terms on Tuesday that “nobody cares” about his petty media feuds and “grievances” anymore. Fredericks, a longtime supporter of the twice-impeached ex-president, largely took issue with how Trump has seemingly ignored political issues while focusing his attention on far-fetched lawsuits and complaints about “fake news.” Additionally, Fredericks grumbled about Trump privately backing Ronna McDaniel in her successful re-election bid for Republican National Committee chair.
Ukraine's defense minister said Wednesday that Ukrainian lives will be saved by a sophisticated air-defense radar that France is supplying and which is powerful enough to spot incoming missiles and exploding drones in the skies over all of Ukraine's capital and its surrounding region. The minister, Oleksii Reznikov, was so enthusiastic about what he called Ukraine's new “electronic eyes” that he quickly coined a nickname for the Ground Master 200 radar — the “Grand Master." Speaking through an interpreter at a handover ceremony for the radar with his French counterpart, Reznikov described the French-made GM200 as a "very effective” improvement for Ukraine's network of about 300 different types of air-defense radars.
Hypersonic missiles are weapons capable of traveling at speeds of Mach 5 and beyond. The U.S. Air Force successfully tested and concluded its Hypersonic Airbreathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) missile, a technology demonstrator. The U.S. Air Force is hard at work on a next-gen hypersonic bomber, and even commercial aviation is looking for ways to push planes into Mach 5 and beyond.
A data scientist thinks he's solved the mystery of Bigfoot ― not by searching for the creature out in the wilds, but by examining the math instead. In a new preprint study published online in bioRxiv, data analyst Floe Foxon says many sightings could actually be black bears, which can be roughly the size and shape of a Sasquatch when walking on their hind legs. He's even come up with a simple formula: Sasquatch sightings were statistically significantly associated with bear populations such that, on the average, one 'sighting' is expected for every 900 bears.
A Chicago prosecutor said Monday that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly following federal convictions in two courts that should guarantee the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced the decision a day ahead of a hearing related to state charges accusing him of sexually abusing four people, three of whom were minors. Foxx, who in 2019 had pleaded with women and girls to come forward so she could pursue charges against Kelly, acknowledged that the decision “may be disappointing” to his accusers.
“Streaming is beginning to look an awful lot like the old-fashioned analogue TV it was supposed to replace.”
“Streaming isn’t going away … You’re still going to have a lot of choice for a long time.”
“In the future, [streaming] likely will cost more, have a little less library content and cancel more shows more quickly.”
“Streaming is still a game of content … It’s not a matter of who’s spending more, it’s who’s spending smartly.”
“Streamers are retreating from any sort of creative risk in favor of humdrum, lowest-common-denominator shows.”