The stridently pro-Kremlin editor of Russia's state-run RT news channel expressed anger on Saturday that enlistment officers were sending call-up papers to the wrong men, as frustration about a military mobilisation grew across Russia. Wednesday's announcement of Russia's first public mobilisation since World War Two, to shore up its faltering invasion of Ukraine, has triggered a rush for the border by eligible men, the arrests of over 1,000 protesters, and unease in the wider population. Now, it is also attracting criticism of the authorities from among the Kremlin's own official supporters, something almost unheard of in Russia since the invasion began seven months ago.
The White House switchboard called one of the rioters on Jan. 6, 2021, a former House staffer told CBS's "60 Minutes." Denver Riggleman, a former U.S. House of Representatives member from Virginia, military intelligence officer and senior technical adviser to the House panel investigating the Capitol attack, said he knows who received the call, but not who placed it. "From my perspective, you know, being in counterterrorism, you know, if the White House, even if it's a short call, and it's a connected call, who is actually making that phone call?" Riggleman asked.
A woman who was filmed hurling racist remarks at a group of Indian American women outside a restaurant in Plano, Texas, last month is now facing a lawsuit from one of the victims. The group of four Indian American women were heading back to their cars after having dinner when the perpetrator, later identified as Esmeralda Upton, approached them and said, “Go back to India.” Plano police arrived that night and allowed Upton to leave.
You could pick almost any military in the world — including the U.K., France and Germany — and these losses would exceed their total inventories. According to the open-source database Oryx, Russia has lost 1,183 tanks and 1,304 infantry fighting vehicles since its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. Even more extraordinary is that Ukraine has captured a good percentage of them: 389 tanks and 415 infantry fighting vehicles, many of which, in both categories, have already been repurposed for combat against their former owners.
Newly-retired SCOTUS Justice Stephen Breyer said he did "everything" he could to stop the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Recently-retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said that he did "everything" he could to stop the nation's high court from overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion.
ABC's Shark Tank went live Friday night for its Season 14 premiere, culminating in an offer unlike any other. For the first time ever, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary were joined by a studio audience as they were presented with unedited, unfiltered pitches from hopeful entrepreneurs — and for one night only, home viewers were asked to weigh in on whether our Sharks should take the plunge and make an investment. 1: COMPOSTABLE UNDERWEAR | Jeff and Stacy Grace enter the Tank seeking $200,000 in exchange for five percent of their company: Kent, maker of the world's first compostable underwear.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday that Moscow was not threatening anybody with nuclear weapons, and that open confrontation with the United States and NATO was not in Russia's interests, state news agencies reported. "We are not threatening anyone with nuclear weapons," the Interfax agency quoted Ryabkov as saying at a conference on Friday. "The criteria for their use are outlined in Russia's military doctrine."
"We have to keep our country gay," Donald Trump stammered at a campaign rally in North Carolina on Friday. Clearly reading from a teleprompter, Trump misread the canned words sent his way. Trump was at the rally in Wilmington, N.C., to support Republican Senate candidate Ted Budd, a congressman who's stated the pro-LGBTQ+ Equality Act, currently awaiting a vote in the Senate, was "the triumph of cancel culture over facts, reason, and empirical knowledge."
A caller reported seeing someone throw a plastic tote over a Central Florida bridge from a moving vehicle this week, according to a Thursday Facebook post from Orlando-based Orange County Animal Services,. An incident report from the Orange County Sheriff's Office said the witness, who was out walking her dog, flagged down a deputy for help. The concerned resident, looking from the top of the span, said a dog could be seen curled up inside the bag.
ROME (Reuters) -Russian President Vladimir Putin was "pushed" into invading Ukraine and wanted to put "decent people" in charge of Kyiv, former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has said, drawing fierce criticism just ahead of Italy's election. The Italian leader, whose Forza Italia party belongs to a right-wing coalition expected to win Sunday's parliamentary election on Sunday, is a long-time friend of Putin and his comments are likely to alarm Western allies. "Putin was pushed by the Russian people, by his party, by his ministers to come up with this special operation," Berlusconi told Italian public television RAI late on Thursday, using the official Russian wording for the war.
"Mind you, there is almost a coup in Russia,” she said. Putin announced a "partial mobilization" in Russia on Sept. 21. According to the Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu, Russia has plans to send another 300,000 reservists to the front lines in Ukraine.
Charles couldn't simply step away from the throne There are two scenarios in which Charles is alive but no longer king, royal historian Marlene Koenig told Insider. The first comes under the Regency Act, Koenig said, which could be triggered if Charles was physically incapacitated, meaning he could no longer speak or move. Dr. Bob Morris, an honorary senior research associate at UCL's Constitution Unit, told Insider the monarch's inability to carry out their duties would also have to be certified by various people including their spouse.
BUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) -A U.S. aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea on Friday for the first time in about four years, set to join other military vessels in a show of force intended to send a message to North Korea. Its arrival marks the most significant deployment yet under a new push to have more U.S. "strategic assets" operate in the area to deter North Korea. Strike group commander Rear Admiral Michael Donnelly told reporters aboard the ship that the visit was designed to build allied relations and boost interoperability between the navies.
Three Stoughton police officers who have since resigned from their roles with the department engaged in inappropriate relationships with a teenage girl who died by suicide years later, the town's top cop said Friday. Stoughton Police Chief Donna McNamarra on Friday announced the “deeply troubling” results of an 18-month internal affairs investigation and condemned the “serious misconduct” of former officers Matthew Farwell, his twin brother William Farwell, and Robert Devine. McNamarra said all of the officers formed relationships with and exploited Sandra Birchmore, a 13-year-old who was enrolled in the Stoughton Police Explorers program in 2010.
OLHA HLUSHCHENKO – SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2022, 01:52 President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine said that he was "shocked" by Israel's lack of aid for Ukraine since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion. Source: President Zelenskyy in an interview with Ouest-France, quoted by Suspilne Quote from Zelenskyy: "I am shocked and I do not understand [this]. Israel gave us nothing, nothing, zero…I understand that they have to defend their land, but I have received information that Israel is exporting its weapons to other countries."
The tide of international opinion appears to be decisively shifting against Russia, as a number of non-aligned countries are joining the United States and its allies in condemning Moscow's war in Ukraine and its threats to the principles of the international rules-based order. Western officials have repeatedly said that Russia has become isolated since invading Ukraine in February. The tide had already appeared to be turning against Russian President Vladimir Putin even before Thursday's U.N. speeches.
Denver Riggleman, a former GOP congressman and former senior adviser for the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, told Bill Whitaker that someone at the White House called a rioter during the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Watch more of the interview Sunday on "60 Minutes."
What is daylight saving time? According to timeanddate.com, "daylight saving time is the practice of setting the clocks one hour ahead of standard time to make use of more sunlight in the spring, summer, and fall evenings. Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to save energy and make better use of daylight.
Champagne went on to explain how "challenging" Lyme disease made Amélie's life after years of waiting for a diagnosis. "We were witnesses as to how challenging life had become for her in dealing with the evolving Lyme disease symptoms (after years of medical errance and finally getting a positive test in the U.S. this past June, over time and despite the recent treatments, the disease had evolved way beyond the numerous physical symptoms and was now severely impacting her brain)," he continued. Champagne ended the post by championing his daughter's courage.
Former President Donald Trump said Presidents could declassify documents "even by thinking about it." CNN political analyst Maggie Haberman said former President Donald Trump may have inadvertently deviated from the narrative that classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago ended up there accidentally. In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, Trump made the unfounded claim that Presidents are able to declassify documents simply by "saying: 'It's declassified'" or "even by thinking about it."
As Hurricane Fiona heads north to Atlantic Canada, experts are anticipating it to be a historic, record-breaking storm in Canada. "Where it fits in the history books, we'll have to make that determination after the fact, but it is going to be certainly a historic, extreme event for eastern Canada," Bob Robichaud, warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada told reporters on Friday. Robichaud added that the storm size is bigger than Hurricane Juan from 2003 and comparable in size to 2019's Hurricane Dorian, but Fiona is stronger.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich insulted a Capitol Hill reporter after the journalist asked him to comment on the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. “What do you think about the January 6 committee,” Scott Wong, a reporter for NBC News who previously worked at The Hill, asked Gingrich during a press scrum at the Capitol on Thursday. “You have no thoughts about the committee itself,” the reporter pressed Gingrich, who is helping House Republicans craft and promote messaging ahead of coming elections.
Stephen A. Smith is calling out the circumstances surrounding the alleged leaking of information regarding the potential suspension of Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka. During an ESPN broadcast on Thursday, the First Take commentator spoke both to the nation at large and directly to the Celtics organization. Because I got news for you, America.
A former police officer in a small Texas town was found not guilty of murder Thursday in the slaying of a Black man who offered a handshake as the officer arrived to respond to a call about a fight at a convenience store. The Hunt County jury deliberated for more than five hours before acquitting Shaun Lucas of the death of Jonathan Price. Lucas was an officer in Wolfe City where Price, who had played football for Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, was a city employee, personal trainer and bodybuilder with dreams of starting his own fitness center.
“A mass student loan forgiveness scheme is an essential policy correction to a worsening social crisis.”
“There is no possible definition of ‘need’ in which college graduates in the United States of America would rank first.”
“A lot of working-class people carry a lot of student debt.”
“This is a college graduate bailout paid for by plumbers and FedEx drivers.”
“A comprehensive student-loan debt-cancellation program will have a valuable economic upside.”