Russia's first mobilisation since World War Two, declared by President Vladimir Putin on Sept. 21, has led to widespread discontent among officials and citizens over the way the draft has been handled, including complaints about enlistment officers sending call-up papers to clearly ineligible men. "In 10 days, several thousand of our countrymen received summons and arrived at the military registration and enlistment offices," Mikhail Degtyarev, the governor of the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East, said in a video post on the Telegram messaging app. Degtyarev said the removal of the commissar, Yuri Laiko, would not affect the mobilisation plan set by Putin.
What's more, your student loans, car loans and mortgage are all likely less than 9%, so it's not likely that consolidation via a HELOC would save you money. You may want to start somewhere different, like the snowball method, where you focus on one loan, usually the smallest one, and direct all of your resources to pay off that loan while maintaining payments on the others,” says Chen. This method could work to finish off your student loans and maybe one of your car loans, to start with.
Marco Rubio on Sunday said he would fight against a Hurricane Ian relief bill if it included unrelated spending projects. Rubio said the extra spending would deter other lawmakers from voting for disaster relief. Recovery efforts are continuing, with more than 1,100 people rescued as of Saturday morning.
KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian forces achieved their biggest breakthrough in the south of the country since the war began, bursting through the front and advancing rapidly along the Dnipro River on Monday, threatening supply lines for thousands of Russian troops. Kyiv gave no official confirmation of the gains, but Russian sources acknowledged that a Ukrainian tank offensive had advanced dozens of kilometers along the river's west bank, recapturing a number of villages along the way. The breakthrough mirrors recent Ukrainian successes in the east that have turned the tide in the war against Russia, even as Moscow has tried to raise the stakes by annexing territory, ordering mobilisation and threatening nuclear retaliation.
Most Myrtle Beach attractions tend to be intentional, placed on or near the beach on purpose. The Grand Strand's newest attraction was brought to shore by a force of nature — Hurricane Ian. A shrimp trawler, named the Shayna Michelle, washed ashore on Friday after losing power the day before the storm arrived, according to a GoFundMe set up to help pay for the boat's removal.
A duo that had been declared winners of a fishing tournament series event were caught in a cheating scandal after a tournament official discovered weights stuffed inside their fish. Videos from the Lake Erie Walleye Trail Championship event show teammates Chase Cominsky, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, and Jake Runyon, of Cleveland posing for a photo with fish just minutes before an official discovers something inside the animals. The two were the season's leaders for “team of the year,” according to The Herald, a newspaper in Western Pennsylvania.
"It's tense, let's put it that way," Vladimir Saldo, the Russian-installed head of Ukraine's Kherson region, said on state television. "Where the Kakhovka (reservoir) is, there is a settlement called Dudchany ... it is in this area that there is a breakthrough and there are settlements taken by Ukrainian troops," he said. Dudchany, on the west bank of the Dnipro river, is about 40 km (25 miles) downriver from where Russian troops had opposed Ukrainian forces a day earlier.
Feeling increasingly isolated in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Fort Myers Beach residents and renters continued to exit their devastated island by foot Sunday, four days after a 10-foot storm surge driven by 150 mph winds inundated Southwest Florida's coastal communities. All access to Estero Island from bridges on its south and north ends has been blocked by Lee County Sheriff's deputies to prevent vehicles and visitors from interfering with search and rescue efforts. Mounds of mud line Estero Boulevard, as people trickle out from their homes or buildings where they sought shelter wearing backpacks and towing suitcases filled with belongings they could salvage.
If you're keen to save now, we've got good news: It's a better time to put that money in a savings account than it has been in years. As Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate, recently pointed out: The rates on high-yield savings accounts are sometimes the highest they've been since 2009. Indeed, while even higher-paying savings accounts were only paying about 0.50% this year, many are now paying more than 2%.
Polygraph could possibly be used in an independent investigation into an accusation of cheating in poker. One of the most famous cash game players in the world, Garrett Adelstein, made an accusation Thursday. An independent investigation into an accusation of cheating in one of the most famous high-stakes poker games in the country could include lie-detector tests.
Willie Nelson had a hope-filled message for the parents of a victim of this May's shooting massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde County, Texas during a campaign event for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke on Sunday (Oct. 2) in Austin. According to the Houston Chronicle, Nelson's remarks were addressed to the family of Jackie Cazares, a fourth grader who was one of the 19 children and two adults killed during the May 24 mass shooting. “To you folks there, the parents who are going through some incredible sad times: Remember that it's not something you get over, but it's something you will get through,” Nelson said after performing a set at the event in support of former presidential candidate O'Rourke, who is challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is charging Kim Kardashian for "unlawfully touting" a "crypto security," the agency announced on Monday morning. The SEC says that Kardashian was in violation of its rules when she promoted a "crypto asset security offered and sold by EthereumMax" without the necessary disclosure that she was paid to promote it. Kardashian has already agreed to settle the case, with a $1.26 million penalty payment, and to help the SEC with its ongoing investigation.
Former DC Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone is set to release a memoir on October 11. Fanone was assaulted during the riot and has repeatedly pushed back against those who downplay it. Former Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone has frequently spoken out against the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol — and at great personal expense, according to him.
Bottles of medication designed to keep blood pressure down contained medication designed to help prevent strokes and blood clots in people with heart conditions, causing a recall of one lot of each. This packaging mixup comes from Golden State Medical Supply, which said in its FDA-posted recall notice that it learned that a bottle labeled as having 25 mg tablets of hypertension drug Atenolol actually had 75 mg tablets of Clopidogrel. Patients and caregivers should take the recalled drugs back to their pharmacy or contact the prescribing medical professional for instructions on what to do.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Former President Donald Trump's administration has not turned over all presidential records and the National Archives will consult with the Justice Department on whether to move to get them back, the agency has told Congress. A congressional panel on Sept. 13 sought an urgent review by the National Archives and Records Administration after agency staff members acknowledged that they did not know if all presidential records from Trump's White House had been turned over. "While there is no easy way to establish absolute accountability, we do know that we do not have custody of everything we should," acting Archivist Debra Wall said in a letter Friday to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Hurricane Ian, the massive storm that swept through Florida earlier this week, has apparently flooded both Daytona International Speedway and the nearby area. The area around Lake Lloyd, the full-time reservoir built into the track's infield when the circuit was originally constructed in the late 1950s, is also visibly underwater. While buildings and other facilities are still being evaluated, that means the track surface itself should still be ready for January's Rolex 24 at Daytona, February's Daytona 500, and qualifying races for both events.
A pair of handcuffs hung from one of Edwards' wrists as he told officers Dahmer had tried to kill him. A subsequent investigation led police to an apartment full of preserved human heads, body parts and photographs of mutilated men. Police said Dahmer confessed to killing 17 people since 1978.
The defense team in the Capitol riot trial of the Oath Keepers leader is relying on an unusual strategy with Donald Trump at the center. Lawyers for Stewart Rhodes, founder of the extremist group, are poised to argue that jurors cannot find him guilty of seditious conspiracy because all the actions he took before the siege on Jan. 6, 2021, were in preparation for orders he anticipated from the then-president — orders that never came. Rhodes and four associates are accused of plotting for weeks to stop the transfer of presidential power from the Republican incumbent to Democrat Joe Biden, culminating with Oath Keepers in battle gear storming the Capitol alongside hundreds of other Trump supporters.
A pair of disturbances are in the Atlantic, and both have a chance of turning into tropical depressions soon. The disturbance with a high chance of turning into a tropical depression this week is several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands in the eastern Atlantic early Monday. The National Hurricane Center, in an advisory at 8 a.m. Monday, upped the system's formation chances from 40% to 50% through the next 48 hours.
Hackers released data from Los Angeles Unified School District on Saturday, a day after Supt. Alberto Carvalho said he would not negotiate with or pay a ransom to the criminal syndicate. The release of data came two days earlier than the deadline set by the syndicate that calls itself Vice Society — and happened in apparent response to what it took as Carvalho's final answer. "What I can tell you is that the demand — any demand — would be absurd," Carvalho told The Times on Friday.
Thousands of people in hundreds of cars took over northern Nevada parking lots and intersections Friday night and into Saturday, performing stunts in souped-up vehicles and leading to crashes and arrests, police said. Police beefed up nighttime staffing after social media posts urged people from San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, to come to the “sideshow” in Reno, Police Lt. Michael Browett said. The disturbances started late Friday as several hundred cars and their occupants met in the parking lot of a still-open Walmart store.
Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke at a rally for Donald Trump in Michigan on Saturday night. A video shows her accusing Democrats of murdering Republicans, saying the "killings" have already begun. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene deceptively claimed at a rally for former President Donald Trump in Warren, Michigan, on Saturday that Democrats are murdering Republicans.
Social Security's cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is the biggest announcement of the year The easiest way to think of Social Security's COLA is as a mechanism to account for the inflation -- i.e., rising price of goods and services -- program recipients are contending with. If retired workers rely on their Social Security income to buy a certain amount of goods and services, and those goods and services increase in price, ideally, we should see benefits rise by a complementary amount. COLA is simply the "raise" passed along most years to keep Social Security payouts on par with inflationary increases.
U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin in Istanbul on Sunday and discussed "progress on NATO accession for Finland and Sweden", the White House said in a statement. The two, whose meeting was unannounced to the media beforehand, also discussed Turkey's condemnation of Russia's annexation of Ukrainian territory. Turkey, a NATO member, has conducted a diplomatic balancing act since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.
“They give voters the chance to hear candidate views. In their own words. In real time.”
“There is campaigning, and there is governing. Two different things. … In the end, it is governing that really matters.”
“We are in a crisis of democracy, and we need to be able to figure out how to disagree.”
“In very close races, small mistakes can prove decisive, or at least knock a campaign in the wrong direction for a few days.”
“The debates themselves are shaping up to be major campaign issues. It’s tedious, and it does not serve the voters.”