"I am gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague, Halyna. She was kind, vibrant, incredibly talented ... and always pushed me," Joel Souza said in a statement.'Humbled and grateful' by support »
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata. The envoys, including the U.S., French and German representatives in Ankara, issued a statement earlier this week calling for a resolution to the case of Osman Kavala, a businessman and philanthropist held in prison since 2017 despite not having been convicted of a crime. Describing the statement as an “impudence,” Erdogan said he had ordered the ambassadors be declared undesirable.
As port congestion worsens, local officials and logistics executives are seeking ways to alleviate clogs. The City of Long Beach issued a statement on Friday that it will temporarily permit additional container stacking. The policy came after a logistics CEO took to Twitter to make suggestions following a three-hour boat tour of the port.
With a hint of confusion in his eyes and a whiff of failure in the air around him, Joe Biden is watching his approval ratings continue to plummet to the point where just 42 percent of Americans approve of his job performance. Which makes sense, since at least so far Biden really doesn't seem very good at this whole being president thing despite dreaming of and preparing for it for decades. With his staff trying to hide him from the press, and his penchant for saying confusing things, Biden isn't rhetorically equipped to talk himself out of this mess.
Rie Hachiyanagi is convicted of beating and torturing a longtime co-worker because her "love" for the woman was unrequited
And you're not really saving much in terms of charging costs ... you may be paying more. EV charging: Finding an electric vehicle charging station shouldn't be a scavenger hunt Costs to drive an EV compared with a gasoline car are detailed in a report Anderson Economic released Thursday called "Comparison: Real World Cost of Fueling EVs and ICE Vehicles."
The Laundrie family's lawyer pushed back on speculation about how Brian's remains were found. The lawyer for Brian Laundrie's family vehemently rebutted speculation about the circumstances in which the 23-year-old's remains were found, saying that "the public doesn't understand simplicity." Laundrie's remains were found on Wednesday in Florida's Carlton Reserve, the FBI said on Thursday, concluding a five-week search in the vast nature reserve.
An attorney for members of the San Carlos Apache tribe on Friday asked the the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to back a nonprofit group's efforts to keep a copper mining company from gaining federal Arizona land the Apaches consider sacred. “We are talking about the survival of the Apache people,” attorney Luke Goodrich told the panel, arguing that an end to religious activities on the land known as Oak Flat would help spell an end to the tribe. Joan Pepin, an attorney for the U.S. government, argued the land transfer must go ahead because it was part of legislation approved by Congress.
A man was sitting in his backyard in Windsor, England, when raw sewage suddenly fell from the sky. According to a local councilor, his "whole garden, garden umbrellas, and him" were "covered" in poop. A man was enjoying the sun in his backyard in Windsor, southeast England when a passing plane dropped toilet waste over him and his garden furniture, a local councilor said during a recent meeting.
And while it's true that those are also prop guns, the term also applies to real guns that are used as props. The reason a production would use a real gun is simple: Verisimilitude. As firearms instructor Dave Brown wrote for American Cinematographer magazine in 2019, real firearms add authenticity to close-up shots in particular.
But as it turns out, the process of stacking baggage under a plane is both complicated and fascinating to watch. For that knowledge, TikTok users can thank @djsugue. In a now-viral clip, the TikToker — whose bio says he works at the Vancouver International Airport — revealed just how much goes into the luggage-loading process.
An investigation has been launched in a New Orleans suburb after a video captured a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputy flinging a 4-foot-8 Black woman just minutes after she had been attacked by a group of boys. It's unclear who captured the graphic footage, but in a clip that has since gone viral, the unidentified deputy could be seen grabbing Shantel Arnold by the wrist and dragging her along the pavement. At times, the deputy could be seen lifting Arnold up and slamming the 100-pound woman to the ground repeatedly.
They were created by a Facebook researcher to explore how the social media platform deepened political divides in the U.S. by recommending content rife with misinformation and extremism. The experiment shows that Facebook, which had 2.9 billion monthly active users as of June 30, knew before the 2020 presidential election that its automated recommendations amplified misinformation and polarization in the U.S., yet the company largely failed to curtail its role in deepening the political divide.
A plea deal between British rock icon Rod Stewart and Florida prosecutors fell through Friday, meaning he and his adult son are again scheduled to stand trial on charges they battered a security guard during a New Year's Eve bash nearly two years ago. Neither Rod Stewart nor his son, Sean, were present when Judge August Bonavita announced that a hearing in which a deal was expected to be finalized had been canceled. The pair are now scheduled to stand trial on misdemeanor battery charges on Jan. 25.
A researcher on Friday cautioned that a 17-foot great white shark was cruising just beyond the shore of El Capitan State Beach near Santa Barbara. She is not your everyday Southern California juvenile; she's a massive adult that you should avoid,” Michael Domeier, Executive Director of the Marine Conservation Science Institute, stated via Instagram. The white shark's name is Poe Girl, named by Keith Poe, who tagged the shark in 2017 as part of an ongoing MCSI tagging and monitoring project.
A Frontier Airlines pilot has been arrested over allegations he spied on a Florida college student. The suspect was accused of cutting a hole in the student's window to record her, WKMG reported. A Frontier Airlines pilot has been charged over allegations he recorded a 19-year-old Florida college student with a hidden spy camera hidden in her apartment, university police said.
A private jet that ran off a runway and crashed through an fence before bursting into flames at a Texas airport had not been flown since December and investigators are looking into maintenance performed on the plane, federal authorities said Thursday. National Transportation Safety Board member Michael Graham said the plane left 1,200 feet (365 meters) of tire marks on the runway at Houston Executive Airport in Brookshire, Texas, on Tuesday. There was a heavy braking event, which appears to be an aborted takeoff, so we do know that the brakes were effectively working before the aircraft exited the runway,” Graham said at a briefing.
A 7-year-old boy was killed Wednesday when his family's new pet dog attacked him, Oklahoma officials say. Deputies in Creek County were dispatched around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a missing child, the sheriff's office said. The boy was identified by KOCO as James McNeelis, who was playing outside with the dog before it attacked him.
Oklahoma State Senator David Rader, a Republican, is under fire for referring to Asian American families as “yellow families” when speaking to a criminal justice policy analyst testifying before the legislature about the racial wealth gap, KFOR reported Friday. In a presentation to the state senate, Damion Shade, who works as a policy analyst at the Oklahoma Policy Institute, shared information about the history of racism in America and how it has caused a widening gap between white families' wealth and wealth accumulated by families of color. I believe [the racial wealth gap is widening] largely because of the multiplying effect that happens with the diminishment of capital over time.
Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema faced more defections Thursday from the broad base of support she built to win her seat in 2018 when five members of her veterans advisory council resigned over her opposition to parts of President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan and refusal to ditch the Senate filibuster. The resignations come as progressive groups are ratcheting up their pressure on the first-term moderate, who along with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is seen as holding back progress as Biden sharply scales back his once-$3.5 trillion plan to win their support. Democrats need their support to push the legislation through the 50-50 Senate.
Donald Trump is "hungry" to announce a 2024 presidential campaign, a former advisor said on CNN. Political commentator David Gergen said his interest in running jumps when he sees Biden in trouble. Republican voters show strong support for Trump as a potential presidential candidate in 2024.
A Weatherford man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was caught on video smashing a computer with a hammer in an attempt to stop authorities from seizing it because it may have had child pornography, the Parker County district attorney said Friday. Weatherford police later seized his cell phone which contained a child porn video Judge Graham Quisenberry sentenced Joe Eddie Stephens, 71, on Wednesday to 12 years for promotion of child pornography and 10 years for tampering with evidence. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Afghanistan plunged into crisis after the hardline Islamist Taliban movement drove out the Western-backed government in August triggering the abrupt end of billions of dollars in assistance to its aid-dependent economy. "The country is on the brink of collapse and that collapse is coming faster than we thought," Swedish development minister Per Olsson Fridh told Reuters in Dubai. He said economic freefall could provide an environment for terrorist groups to thrive, but that Sweden would not channel money through the Taliban, instead boosting its humanitarian contributions through Afghan civil society groups.
A man died after a 911 dispatcher hung up on him when he wouldn't speak in English, a lawsuit says. Heriberto Santiago Jr. called 911 to report a fire last year but spoke in Spanish on the call. A forklift operator at a Pennsylvania Walmart died after 911 dispatch hung up on him when he called in and didn't speak in English, a lawsuit filed in federal court says.
A 15-year-old boy set out for the Oregon coast from Idaho in the spring of 1971, looking for “job opportunities. His family never heard from him again. Winston Arthur Maxey III hitchhiked to Oregon and did end up in Coos Bay, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
A 25-year-old woman shared a strange encounter on TikTok. Bobbie Prestes explained in a now-viral TikTok that she and her husband first met the Uber Eats driver in question in August 2021. Months later, Prestes claimed on TikTok that the same driver showed up at her house with a bag of Taco Bell at 1 a.m., uninvited.
“Like tobacco, Facebook is a dangerous product one uses at one’s own risk.”
“A key reason why this latest scandal feels more significant is that politicians on both sides of the aisle feel deceived.”
“These are clearly problems of scale, which Facebook has had many years to deal with and has been fundamentally unable to.”
“We need to recognize the danger we’re in. We need to shake the notion that Facebook is a normal company.”
“Facebook is in trouble … It’s a cloud of existential dread that hangs over an organization whose best days are behind it.”