White House press secretary Jen Psaki deployed some sarcasm when pressed on the hurdles Americans face in getting rapid, at-home coronavirus tests.Reporter: 'Why not just make them free?' »
Nearly 17 years after being sentenced to die, Scott Peterson will be resentenced Wednesday to life in prison in the 2002 slayings of his pregnant wife and unborn son that gripped the world then and since. Wednesday's hearing is expected to be brief but could be emotional, with statements from some family members of 27-year-old Laci Peterson, who was eight months pregnant when she was killed carrying the boy the couple planned to name Connor. “You are going to burn in hell for this,” Laci's father, Dennis Rocha, who died in 2018, yelled at Peterson during his first sentencing.
Allan Ali and his newborn-holding partner, Kamia Hoilett, had a negative interaction with a flight attendant Sunday on Philly-bound plane. A Black family traveling with a newborn baby was kicked off an American Airlines flight on Sunday as they headed home to Philadelphia from Charlotte, North Carolina. As seen in a now-viral video, Allan Ali and his partner, Kamia Hoilett, were asked to leave a Sunday afternoon flight before departure after a brief, negative interaction with a white male passenger and a white female flight attendant.
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, they catapulted the United States into World War II in one swift stroke, removing from the international playing field the bulk of the American fleet, which had been strategically moved to Pearl Harbor only 18 months prior by President Franklin Roosevelt. The damage to Pearl Harbor and the surrounding area was astounding. The Japanese hit Pearl Harbor, located on Oahu, Hawaii, just after 8 a.m. The entire attack lasted a mere 75 minutes.
Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. The five-year agreement was made when Cook made visits to China in 2016 to quash a host of regulatory action against the company, the report said, citing interviews and internal Apple documents. Cook lobbied Chinese officials, who believed the company was not contributing enough to the local economy, and signed the agreement with a Chinese government agency, making concessions to Beijing and winning key legal exemptions, the report added.
People who have previously had Covid or been vaccinated have far less protection against omicron than they do for other variants, according to the first data of its kind. Scientists from South Africa grew live samples of the omicron variant and performed lab experiments to see if, and how, omicron was affected by antibodies in blood samples from 12 people who had been vaccinated. The world has been waiting for these neutralising studies to gauge how pre-existing immunity from both vaccination and prior infection will hold up against omicron.
In July, Matt Gaetz pledged during a Florida rally that he would nominate Trump as House Speaker. A Trump spokesperson said the former president has "zero desire" in becoming Speaker of the House. During a news conference on the imprisonment of January 6 rioters, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said that he has spoken with Donald Trump about making him speaker of the House of Representatives if the Republican party wins a majority during the 2022 midterm elections.
(Reuters) - Kellogg Co said on Tuesday a majority of its U.S. cereal plant workers have voted against a new five-year contract, forcing it to hire permanent replacements as employees extend a strike that started more than two months ago. Temporary replacements have already been working at the company's cereal plants in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee where 1,400 union members went on strike on Oct. 5 as their contracts expired and talks over payment and benefits stalled. Kellogg also said there was no further bargaining scheduled and it had no plans to meet with the union.
Prosecutors in Ghislaine Maxwell's trial have presented previously unseen photos linking the socialite to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The evidence to show their closeness came as a third accuser testified that Ms Maxwell, 59, set up paid "massages" for Epstein that turned sexual. Ms Maxwell is accused of grooming underage girls for abuse between 1994 and 2004.
A man's newly purchased couch was carted out to the yard over the weekend — after he realized a large snake was coiled inside the padding. The disturbing discovery was made Saturday, Dec. 4, at Clearwater's Marilyn Pines Condominiums and the homeowner resorted to calling the police. It was “a call you don't see every day,” the Clearwater Police Department wrote on Facebook.
The roommate has to wake up at 5 a.m. for three months due to her schedule. Because of this, she banned her housemates from using the kitchen after 6:30 p.m.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Saturday shared an image that shows two bobcats camouflaged in a wintry landscape, and asked its Facebook followers: “There are two bobcats in this snapshot from Lincoln County! Can you find both? It's probably not so much a matter of if viewers will spot both bobcats, but how long it will take them.
Then, @angel.edge95 stated that locating the tracking device may not be possible because there was a chance that law enforcement or Apple Support wouldn't be able to assist without the device's serial number. After, she received a second “unknown accessory” message. In the comments of her video, @angel.edge95 said she's working with law enforcement to resolve the problem and noted that they didn't want her to share an update just yet.
A man accused of racially profiling a Black worker in a Tennessee parking garage with his white mom has been charged with assault after a video of the altercation went viral on social media, the Nashville Metro police said. According to an arrest warrant filed Dec. 2, Edward Brennan took a swing at Johnny Martinez, who was checking cars for parking permits in the Nashville garage, after his mom called the police because Martinez refused to show them identification. Martinez told The Daily Beast that he was working in the River House apartment building's parking garage on the evening of Nov. 27, when he saw the white mother and son monitoring him.
Mark Meadows said Trump was "despondent" when the Supreme Court tossed out Texas' election lawsuit. The suit was a brazen and dubious bid by Texas to throw the 2020 election to Trump. "Can you believe this?" Trump said after the court struck down the suit, per Meadows' memoir.
An Amazon delivery driver is drawing all sorts of praise after a customer captured his “hysterical” encounter with her husband. The exchange, captured on a Ring doorbell camera, comes courtesy of a TikTok user named @Stephanielerin. With holiday shopping season in full swing, TikTok has been flush with popular clips involving delivery drivers and their customers.
Jussie Smollett testified Monday at his criminal trial over accusations that he staged a hate crime against himself. Jussie Smollett took the witness stand on Monday at his criminal trial over accusations that he staged a hate crime against himself to gain publicity, saying that he previously did drugs and "made out" at a bathhouse with one of the men authorities say he hired to attack him. The 39-year-old ex-"Empire" actor testified in his own defense on day five of the high-profile trial in an attempt to demonstrate that he was actually a victim of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago in the early morning hours of January 29, 2019.
The U.S. flight demonstration squadron will perform its first show of the season March 11 in El Centro, California, where the team trains during the winter. As is tradition, the final show of the season will take place in Pensacola. That show, named the Homecoming Air Show, is scheduled to take place Nov. 3 and 4 at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
An “investor presentation” the company recently filed with the Securities and Exchange commission is provoking guffaws among business analysts, with laughable evasions and barely any business strategy. It does feel like every public action by this company is designed give the impression that it is a joke,” Bloomberg analyst Matt Levine wrote on Dec. 7. The oddest part of the TMTG presentation is the “technology team” listed on Slide 21.
Psaki was asked during her daily press briefing by Fox News' Jacqui Heinrich to weigh in on comments by Ocasio-Cortez, who cast doubt on the existence of mass smash-and-grab robberies, and Lightfoot, who appeared to place part of the blame on retailers for not better protecting their merchandise. "We don't agree," Psaki responded bluntly, adding that the Biden administration has been working with the Justice Department and FBI in providing resources to boost local police departments. "We have seen some of these extremely disturbing videos showing retail theft," Psaki continued.
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes spent another five hours on the witness stand Tuesday sparring with a federal prosecutor aiming to prove criminal allegations that she misled investors, customers, and patients about a flawed blood-testing technology that she spent years touting as a medical breakthrough. Much of Holmes' second day of cross-examination by government lawyer Robert Leach mirrored what happened during the first day when she struggled to recall key events that triggered the fraud charges facing her. As he did last week, Leach repeatedly tried to jog her memory by pulling up her own emails from six to nine years ago, as part of his efforts to persuade a jury that Holmes knew about serious problems with Theranos' blood-testing equipment, even as she continued to hail it as a major step forward.
KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday said his armed forces were capable of fighting off any Russian attack, as the country marked its national army day with a display of U.S. armoured vehicles and patrol boats. U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged his "unwavering support" to Ukraine in its standoff with Moscow and will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to try to defuse the crisis. Zelenskiy is set to speak to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday.
Meet Lauren and Solomon. And, although the kidney stone looks enormous in the video, it actually measured five millimeters (which FYI is still big for a kidney stone!). "Five millimeters may not seem big, but when it's a jagged rock making its way through your ureters and then out the urethra, it sure does feel big," Solomon said.
Then-Rep. Mark Meadows said he was "nervous" when he first saw a red call button on President Donald Trump's desk in the Oval Office. Pressing the button would ensure a Diet Coke was delivered to Trump. In his new book, Meadows wrote that he "braced for whatever sonic boom, breaking glass, or cloud of smoke" would come when it was pressed.
At first, Henry Bridger II supported Kshama Sawant, Seattle's combative socialist city councilmember. A liberal voter in one of the most liberal neighborhoods in an extremely liberal city, he liked her fresh outlook and support for a $15 minimum wage. Seven years later, Bridger is leading an effort to recall Sawant.
“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.”