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This is one of those times: During the entire month of December, Amazon is giving away a whopping eight games and tons of free loot to Amazon Prime members. Not a member? Believe it or not, you can still get the goods.
Authorities on Wednesday identified the teenage suspect in the mass shooting a day earlier at Michigan's Oxford High School as 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, painting a picture of a clear-eyed teen who planned and executed a rampage that left at least four students dead and seven others, a teacher among them, injured. Crumbley, a sophomore, was previously flagged by administrators for “behavior in the classroom that they felt was concerning,” Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said Wednesday. Nathan Swanson, a 10th grader who was in some middle -school classes with Crumbley, told The Daily Beast that he was “really quiet, he would never talk to people.”
It examined nearly 20,000 viral samples from the league's occupational health program. A new study of NBA players, staff, and household members provides yet more evidence that fully vaccinated people who get a breakthrough case of COVID-19 may be less infectious than their unvaccinated peers. At the time, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky cited the rise of the highly transmissible Delta variant and "worrisome" new science that indicated vaccinated individuals "may be contagious and spread the virus to others."
A woman rejected a potential roommate but is second-guessing her decision. No shade, but it's time to stop mooching off your parents' Amazon Prime — here's why She shared the dilemma on Reddit's “Am I the A******? AITA)” forum.
One of Minnesota's black bears has become a subject of debate on social media for putting on so much weight, its belly is almost dragging on the ground. The rotund animal lives around Northern Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park and was recorded on a trail camera set up by the Voyageurs Wolf Project. “This might be THE fattest bear we have ever seen in our area!” the program wrote on Facebook.
The Denver Post editorial board did what Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has so far refused to do: It offered a sincere apology to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). The newspaper has “mostly tried to ignore” the antics of conspiracy theory-endorsing Boebert since she was elected to Congress in 2020 because “they add little to the public discourse,” the editorial board wrote in a stinging editorial Monday. The board said it was “embarrassed a Colorado representative is engaged in widening” divisions in the country.
WATCH: Yahoo Finance's new Elizabeth Holmes documentary here During his cross-examination, Leach pressed Holmes on her efforts to kill a 2015 investigative report in the Wall Street Journal by John Carreyrou that exposed Theranos' flawed technology. That report arguably accelerated the demise of the startup Holmes launched at age 19 after dropping out of Stanford University. Leach also showed jurors previously sealed text messages that Holmes exchanged with her former boyfriend and Theranos COO, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, expressing a goal to “get ahead” of the Journal's report.
The family of Sativa Transue, a 26-year-old American woman from Spokane, Washington who was found dead in her Cancun hotel room while on vacation with her boyfriend, said she looked like she had been “beaten to a bloody pulp” when Mexican authorities discovered her body on Saturday. “I received a call from the Mexican consulate letting me know my daughter has passed away and that she's been found dead,” Jayme Bolieu, Sativa's mother, told The Daily Beast in an interview. Sativa's mother and sister are still trying to make sense of what happened that Friday night and Saturday morning.
Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is skeptical that Donald Trump will run in 2024. But the former president continues to hint at a possible second run for the White House. "He will not run," Kelly told The Atlantic.
City Council member Andre Dickens won a runoff election Tuesday to become Atlanta's next mayor, riding a surge of support that powered him past the council's current president, Felicia Moore, after finishing second to her in November. Dickens won a campaign dominated by concern over rising violent crime in the city, arguing he would be more effective than Moore, who had often been a sometimes-lonely critic of previous mayors in her 20 years on the City Council. Moore had been the leading candidate by a wide margin in the first round of voting on Nov. 2 among 14 candidates in a nonpartisan race.
A London medical conference attended by hundreds of the UK's leading cardiologists has sparked a worldwide health alert after a heart specialist contracted the omicron variant. Organisers have issued a warning on its website to 1,200 delegates - about a third of them British - following a positive test for the new Covid-19 variant by a doctor from Israel. Dr Elad Maor, 45, who was fully vaccinated with three shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, told The Telegraph he believed he contracted the omicron variant during his trip to London for the three-day conference that ended on November 23.
Jailed porn star Ron Jeremy has a new trial date in his serial rape case — and a new lawyer on his defense team. At a hearing in Los Angeles Wednesday, the adult film industry veteran agreed to push the start of his planned jury trial from February to May 2. His defense lawyer, Stuart Goldfarb, also tells Rolling Stone that Kate Hardie will help represent the actor at trial.
In 2018, astronauts aboard the International Space Station plugged a 2mm "hole" in a Soyuz MS-09 vehicle that had docked with the station in June of that year. While the pressure leak never posed an immediate threat to those aboard, it set off a bizarre turn of events that saw Russia open an investigation to find out if the incident was the result of sabotage. Per an RIA Novosti article spotted by Ars Technica, the country's Roscosmos space agency recently completed its probe of the event and sent the results to Russian law enforcement officials, opening the door for them to announce criminal charges.
A skier died after colliding with a snowboarder at a Colorado resort, police said. Ski patrol at the Eldora Ski Resort found the skier unconscious and not breathing after the collision Nov. 30, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said. He was pronounced dead at the resort after officials tried multiple resuscitation efforts, including CPR, the sheriff's office said.
Square - a payments firm led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey - is having a rebrand. The fintech company announced Wednesday it was changing its name to Block in a nod to its growing interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency. The move comes days after Dorsey stepped down from his role as CEO of Twitter.
In fact, the price correction is borderline comical, per Courvalin's calculations. "The lack of discretionary buying activity in the face of an uncertain new COVID variant has therefore left prices in free-fall and pricing in a dire demand outlook. We estimate based on our pricing model, that the market has now priced in a mammoth c.
A Capitol riot defendant who traveled to D.C. on Jan. 6 with his mother and stormed the U.S. Capitol while wearing a ”(F**k) Your Feelings” sweatshirt was sentenced to 30 days behind bars on Wednesday. Russell James Peterson was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who imposed a sentence more than twice as long as the two weeks of incarceration requested by federal prosecutors.
Dr. Anthony Fauci listed eight steps that people should take in their daily lives to address the Omicron variant. In a Tuesday briefing with the White House's COVID-19 response team, Fauci — the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases — said existing pandemic measures should work against the newly detected variant. "These things we have been doing, we need to keep doing them," Fauci said.
Laos, a nation of 7 million people wedged between China, Vietnam and Thailand, is opening a $5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links China's poor southwest to foreign markets but piles on potentially risky debt. The line through lush tropical mountains from the Laotian capital, Vientiane, to Kunming is one of hundreds of projects under Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative to expand trade by building ports, railways and other facilities across Asia, Africa and the Pacific. The 1,035-kilometer (642-mile) line opens this week to cargo but no regular passengers due to anti-pandemic travel curbs.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed two patent challenges from Moderna over key components involved in making its COVID-19 vaccine. Why it matters: The court's decision to side with Arbutus Biopharma means Arbutus could potentially sue Moderna for patent infringement and demand royalties from Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, which is expected to generate up to $18 billion of revenue this year. Details: The patent cases have been ongoing since early 2018 and involve Arbutus' small lipid particles and other related mRNA drug technology.
The FBI conducted 687,788 background checks related to firearm purchases during the week leading up to Black Friday. The bureau processed 187,585 background checks on Black Friday alone, topping the 2020 gun sales record. Police in Oxford, Michigan said the firearm used in Tuesday's deadly high school shooting was a pistol purchased on Black Friday.
The remains of a man found on Fire Island just west of Anchorage in 1989 have been identified through DNA and genome sequencing, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. Troopers said the victim was Michael Allison Beavers, who owned an excavation business in Chugiak. A DNA profile entered into the national missing persons database in 2003 came back with no match.
The 101st Airborne Division has launched an inquiry into the planning and execution of a helicopter flyover of Nashville's Nissan Stadium before an NFL game on Nov. 14, Army Times has learned. An investigation from Nashville's NewsChannel 5 released Monday sparked scrutiny of the operation, and the Federal Aviation Administration will reportedly review the incident to see whether the flyover violated any aviation rules. Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Terence Kelley confirmed that the 101st Airborne Division's commanding general, Maj. Gen. Joseph McGee, “has directed [a] preliminary inquiry into this event.”
General Motors took another step toward vertically integrating its supply chain for electric vehicles, disclosing a plan to work with POSCO Chemical to build a North American factory to manufacture materials for battery cathodes. GM has big plans for EVs: It wants to sell only electric vehicles by 2035. Along with traditional assembly plants, GM plans to build battery factories with partner LG Chem (051910.
Leaders in the Black community of Virginia Beach called Wednesday for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Black man, saying his right to carry a gun for protection was ignored during a night of violence earlier this year on the city's oceanfront. The Second Amendment does not work when it comes to African Americans,” Carl Wright, an activist and former local NAACP chapter president, said at a news conference. He was a legal gun carrier.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”