Joe Petito, whose 22-year-old daughter went missing on a cross-country road trip with her fiancé, made a heartfelt plea for assistance.Family lost contact with her in August »
Inside the Democrats' forthcoming package of proposed social spending is a host of significant changes to how Americans might save for retirement in the years and decades ahead. The provisions – if enacted – would be one of the most impactful changes to the private retirement system since the SECURE Act was passed in 2019. Susan Neely, president and CEO of American Council of Life Insurers, supports the proposals and told Yahoo Finance that "the punchline is it will be a huge leap forward in closing the retirement savings gap which was a problem in this country pre-pandemic."
Brian Laundrie, 23, and Gabrielle Petito had been on a cross-country trek together in a white 2012 Ford Transit Connect, documenting their “van life” via a shared YouTube channel. Florida police have seized the van Tuesday as part of their investigation. “On behalf of the Laundrie family, it is our hope that the search for Miss Petito is successful and that Miss Petito is re-united with her family,” he continued.
The reason is that August's official inflation figures came in below expectations—thanks in part to the effects of the “delta” variant of COVID-19, which caused a slump in the prices of things like air travel and hotel tickets, and some weird looking numbers on housing (more on this below). Each year's Social Security COLA is fixed by looking at consumer prices for July, August and September and then comparing them to the prices during the same three months a year earlier. July and August of this year are running 5.9% ahead of the same months last year.
A South Texas teen who said he killed his family and posted graphic images of their bodies on social media killed himself after officers found him at his home, authorities said Thursday. The Aransas Pass police and San Patricio County sheriff's office say they started investigating after being alerted to the images on social media. They say the teen, identified as 15-year-old William Quince Colburn III, had also threatened to continue the violence at a school.
McConnell's final remark to Trump was, "You lost the election," according to a new book. Trump has railed against McConnell for not embracing his lies about the 2020 presidential contest. On December 15, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated President-elect Joe Biden from the Senate floor after the Electoral College solidified his victory.
Six months after a 7-year-old girl's hair was cut by a school worker without her parent's permission, her father has sued the Michigan school district. Jimmy Hoffmeyer seeks $1 million from Mount Pleasant Public Schools, alleging it violated his biracial daughter's constitutional rights. Two staffers at Ganiard Elementary School were also named in the lawsuit, in which the father makes racial discrimination and ethnic intimidation accusations.
Twitter users are freaking out after discovering the existence of an abandoned McDonald's on an island in Alaska. The fast-food location, which has seemingly been untouched since the 1990s, is on Adak Island, a remote place in the Aleutian Islands, far out into the northern Pacific Ocean. The abandoned McDonald's, meanwhile, spread widely on Twitter thanks to a user named @RealJezebelley.
A Texas police officer remembered for her “soft-spoken manner” died Thursday of COVID-19, officials said. Georgetown Police Department officer Michelle Gattey, 44, joined the force less than a year ago after serving 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, officials said. “Officer Gattey will be remembered for her wonderful smile, her soft-spoken manner, and her commitment to our country and our community,” the Georgetown Police Department said in a Facebook post.
A real electric pickup truck has been a long time coming. Sure, we've had a couple in the past, made in small numbers and mostly limited to fleet purchases, but a modern EV that regular drivers would consider buying over a gas-powered Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado? While MotorTrend gave a glowing review of the electric truck in their exclusive coverage, the jury is still out on whether the vehicle lives up to the hype and can match the performance of the EVs produced by Tesla, Rivian's logical analogue.
A U.S. judge on Wednesday said former President Donald Trump cannot delay a lawsuit accusing him of defaming former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll after she claimed he raped her in the mid-1990s. In a one-sentence order, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan refused to put the case on hold while Trump appeals an earlier ruling he made. The order could let Carroll obtain documents and other materials from Trump during the appeal.
Chris Hemsworth's ripped arms were iconic in his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hemsworth says he achieved these results by using blood flow restriction in his arms. This technique can help boost muscle size, endurance, and recovery.
In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death. “It's a natural process where the body is returned to an elemental level over a short period of time,” said Viddal, who likened the practice to backyard composting of food scraps and yard waste. “This is the same process but done with a human body inside of a vessel, and in our case, in a controlled environment.”
Trump told Lindsey Graham that Giuliani was his lawyer because no "sane lawyers" would represent him, a new book says. "None of the sane lawyers can represent me because they've been pressured," Trump said, per the book. President Donald Trump said in November that he picked former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to lead his election legal challenges because no "sane lawyers" could represent him.
GoFundMe David K. Jones with his family The family of a Boston University professor who died after falling through a gap in a closed public staircase is speaking out. In a statement issued through BU, Dr. David Jones' family — including his wife Sarah Sacuto and their three kids, Olivia, Anne and Thomas — said they were devastated by his sudden passing. "Our lives were changed forever last weekend with the sudden, tragic, and preventable passing of our beloved father, husband, son, brother David Kline Jones," the statement read, in part.
A judge ruled Thursday that the will of the late Prince Philip should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of his widow Queen Elizabeth II, who is Britain's head of state. Philip died in April at the age of 99 after more than seven decades of marriage to the queen. Wills are usually public documents in Britain, but for almost a century it has been customary for the wills of senior royals to be sealed on the order of the High Court.
A 50-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl behind an outbuilding in Spokane Valley. The girl told deputies she met the suspect, Terrence Kelley, Tuesday night and the two went into an access alley behind a row of businesses between Mansfield and Indiana avenues, according to a Spokane County Sheriff's Office news release. She told deputies Kelley gave her methamphetamine, which she had never taken before.
A teenage city council member in Morgan County, Alabama, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday after railing against mask mandates said he's now battling coronavirus-related pneumonia in the hospital. “I am still shallow in breathing but my oxygen remains okay for now,” Decatur City Councilman Hunter Pepper, 19, wrote on Facebook Thursday. On Wednesday, Pepper—who's repeatedly slammed mask mandates and refused to get vaccinated— said that he took two rapid tests and a PCR test for the coronavirus after he started to feel sick on Monday.
A 64-year-old fugitive walked into a Sydney police station to give himself up almost 30 years after he used a hacksaw blade and bolt cutters to escape from prison, police said on Wednesday. Darko Desic decided to go back to prison because Sydney's COVID-19 lockdown made him jobless and homeless, media reported. Desic surrendered at Dee Why Police Station at Sydney's fashionable northern beaches on Sunday morning and was denied bail when he appeared in a downtown court on Tuesday charged with escaping from lawful custody in 1992, a police statement said.
Rescue crews in Grand Canyon National Park found remains believed to be of Scott Walsh, a man who was last seen in 2015. The crew was looking for Hungarian national Gabor Berczi-Tomcsanyi when they found Walsh's remains. Berczi-Tomcsanyi's body was also eventually found by the search crew.
Jon Stewart admitted the mistake he made when Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for president in 2015. Back then, the then-host of “The Daily Show” figured the reality TV personality was a comedic “gift from heaven. But in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday, Stewart said he misjudged, failing to consider that Trump's “certainty, his ridiculousness, his shamelessness is what made him dangerous.
Amid a major student loan debt crisis in the U.S., a new report by the Texas Public Policy Foundation found that some degrees cost tens of thousands of dollars more than others. The report — which uses new data released by the Department of Education (ED)'s College Scorecard to examine typical college debt by credential and program — contributes to a burgeoning trend of transparency that's aimed at scrutinizing the cost of tuition generally. The analysis "is really quite revolutionary because up until now, everything had just been institution level," Andrew Gillen, senior policy analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, told Yahoo Finance.
The claim: Hundreds of thousands of votes from the California recall election disappeared live on CNN In a historic statewide recall election, Californians voted this week to keep Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in office. But online, some are repackaging old election conspiracy theories to cast doubt on the outcome. A video posted Sept.
A 56-year-old St. Paul man was arrested and a second man is being sought in connection with the quadruple murder discovered Sunday in a western Wisconsin cornfield, the Dunn County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday. Darren Lee McWright (Osborne) was arrested by the St. Paul Police Department after Dunn County issued warrants. The second man, Antoine Darnique Suggs, 38, is believed to be in the Twin Cities area, according to the sheriff.
When the world's biggest facility for sucking carbon dioxide out of the air and burying it underground opened in rural Iceland last week, it may have sounded like a miracle cure for climate change had finally arrived. Crucially, scientists say, it will prevent catastrophic climate change only if it is used in addition to, rather than instead of, massive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other technologies that are cheaper. “It's a baby step, but it's a baby step that will be remembered if the industry ever develops into a mature industry,” David Morrow, the director of research for the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy at American University, told Yahoo News.
“It’s time for a late-stage empire to sober up a bit and refocus on building a functioning nation-state here on the home front.”
“The response to evil abroad cannot be to throw up our hands. Failure is not inevitable.”
“The United States keeps insisting that it must do that which it cannot do.”
“When the U.S. blames others, it doesn’t recognize its mistakes, so it repeats them.”
“Nothing has been resolved, no lessons have been learned, no meaningful assessment of the war on terror has been passed.”