After nearly six months in Russian custody, Brittney Griner was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison and will begin her stay in a Russian penal colony. The WNBA star and her lawyers had asked for leniency after officials at a Russian airport allegedly found less than a gram of hash oil in her luggage in February, but a Russian court sentenced Griner to nine years, just below the maximum-possible sentence of 10. There's hope that Griner could leave earlier — her lawyers previously told PEOPLE that they're putting together an appeal to attempt to reduce her sentence, and the Biden administration confirmed that they are working on a potential prisoner exchange to bring her home — but for now, she'll live in a penal colony in Russia.
Jeff Bezos' yacht was spotted floating at a shipyard in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The vessel appears fully assembled, masts included, after it was towed up the river last week. Bezos' yacht sparked controversy after the shipbuilder asked to dismantle a landmark to let it pass.
A jury on Tuesday acquitted a commercial truck driver of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a horrific head-on collision in northern New Hampshire that exposed fatal flaws in the processing of license revocations across states. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was found innocent on seven counts of manslaughter, seven counts of negligent homicide and one count of reckless conduct in connection with the June 21, 2019, crash in Randolph. Jurors deliberated for less than three hours after a two-week trial during which prosecutors argued that Zhukovskyy — who had taken heroin, fentanyl and cocaine earlier on the day of the crash — repeatedly swerved back and forth before the collision and told police he caused it.
OLENA ROSHCHINA – WEDNESDAY, 10 AUGUST 2022, 18:46 A serviceman of the National Guard of Ukraine has brought down a Russian Su-25 attack jet during aircraft's sortie on the Zaporizhzhia front. Source: National Guard of Ukraine on Facebook Quote: "The Ruscists have lost another Su-25 attack jet. During an enemy sortie on the Zaporizhzhia front, a National Guard guardsman has used an Igla MANPADS [man-portable air defense system - ed.] to launch a missile on the Su-25 jet.
President Joe Biden had a private lunch with former president Bill Clinton in May. The two men discussed Ukraine, inflation, and the midterms, The Washington Post reported. Clinton told Biden to talk more about what he was doing to address inflation, sources told The Post.
How did Ukraine blow up Russia's Saki Air Base in southwest Crimea on Tuesday? Was it with supersonic ballistic missiles, perhaps made in the United States? Whatever it was, Ukrainians on social media haven't been this excited since their military sank the Moskva, the flagship cruiser of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, in April.
And he was almost made into mincemeat… Controversy is swirling around an August 5 incident in St. Paul, Minnesota which involved a 16-year-old speeding in a Dodge Charger and the methods Ramsey County Sheriff's Department used to try bringing the pursuit to an end. More specifically, the sheriff deployed a Stop Stick while the Mopar was doing 140 mph on a narrow city street. Everything started when a deputy saw the red Dodge Charger with no plates attached.
A man who helped Donald Trump write a book has a theory why Trump may've taken White House records. Charles Leerhsen speculated Trump might've taken documents to sell as "presidential memorabilia." An author who once helped Donald Trump write a book has a theory on why the former president might've taken some documents from the White House.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Harold Duane Poole was waiting with his semiautomatic service rifle — and an explanation — when deputies arrived at his sprawling wooded property on a warm spring night last year and found a bullet-riddled body near the driveway. A veteran of the DEA's military-style commando teams, Poole acknowledged he fatally shot a mentally ill neighbor just minutes after calling law enforcement to report the man was trespassing on his land – yet again – “out of his mind" and threatening him with a rock. “I'm going to kill you!” Poole recalled Chase Brewer yelling before he responded by firing eight high-powered rounds, striking the man in the chest, gut and hip.
WEDNESDAY, 10 AUGUST 2022, 19:08 A video of the damaged Kakhovsky bridge, which was hit by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 10 August has been shared online. Source: Mykolaiv Oblast online newspaper "News N" Details: A video shot on the bridge over the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station dam, which is under the occupation of the Russians, was published on social networks. On 10 August, the Armed Forces attacked it.
A New Hampshire father is thanking the community for offering support as he continues to grieve the loss of his wife and two young boys. Officers responding to a 911 call at a home on Wethersfield Drive in Northfield last Wednesday found the bodies of Kassandra Sweeney, 25, and her sons, Benjamin, 4, and Mason, 1, according to law enforcement officials. The New Hampshire Medical Examiner's Office has since determined that each victim suffered a single fatal gunshot wound.
But it also “actually has provisions that apply to essentially the mishandling [of classified material] through gross negligence, permitting documents to be removed from their proper place, or to be lost, stolen or destroyed,” Mary McCord, a veteran federal prosecutor who headed DOJ's national security division in the closing years of the Obama administration, told the Yahoo News “Skullduggery” podcast. McCord said that the Espionage Act is one of two federal crimes that prosecutors may be focusing on in their warrant to search Trump's home.
At Benjamin's one-week appointment, doctors noticed that his head was small. They thought he had microcephaly. They sent us to a city four hours away for more appointments.
That's mainly because of the bill's requirement that, to qualify for the credit, an electric vehicle must contain a battery built in North America with minerals mined or recycled on the continent. And those rules become more stringent over time — to the point where, in a few years, it's possible that no EVs would qualify for the tax credit, says John Bozzella, CEO of the Alliance of Automotive Innovation, a key industry trade group. As of now, the alliance estimates that about 50 of the 72 electric, hydrogen or plug-in hybrid models that are sold in the United States wouldn't meet the requirements.
Ukrainian saboteurs and special forces are said to be causing chaos against Russian targets behind enemy lines—with their most spectacular operation to date going off with a bang Tuesday. After a series of explosions ripped through a Russian air base on the occupied Crimean peninsula, the Russian defense ministry said that detonating aerial ordnance at the site was to blame and that no one had been hurt. Questions about the Kremlin's version of efforts were immediately raised based on videos of the blasts shared on social media, which analysts said looked much more like the result of a coordinated attack than an isolated accident.
John Kelly once had to tell Donald Trump that wounded war veterans "are the heroes," after Trump said he didn't want to include them in a military parade. According to an excerpt from an upcoming book by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, Kelly was shocked by Trump's request. "I don't want them.
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Blasts rocked a Russian air base near seaside resorts in the annexed Crimean peninsula on Thursday, injuring five people according to local authorities in what Moscow attributed to detonations in ammunition stories. Local witnesses told Reuters they heard at least 12 explosions around 3:20 p.m. local time (1220 GMT) from the Saky air base near Novofedorivka on Crimea's western coast. Crimea has so far been spared the intense bombardment and artillery combat that have taken place in other areas of eastern and southern Ukraine since Feb. 24, when President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian armed forces into Ukraine - including some based in the peninsula.
After caring for the infant for five years, a Texas State University student, 27, who discovered a baby boy in a trash can and covered in ants while on vacation in Haiti has announced that he is adopting the child. Jimmy Amisial traveled to his native Haiti in 2017 to see his mother. #HAITI: When communication and electronic media student Jimmy Amisial heard a baby screaming during a holiday here, he did not expect to find the noise was coming from a bin and the child had been abandoned.
In a growing challenge to Russia's grip on occupied areas of southeastern Ukraine, guerrilla forces loyal to Kyiv are killing pro-Moscow officials, blowing up bridges and trains, and helping the Ukrainian military by identifying key targets. The spreading resistance has eroded Kremlin control of those areas and threatened its plans to hold referendums in various cities as a move toward annexation by Russia. “Our goal is to make life unbearable for the Russian occupiers and use any means to derail their plans,” said Andriy, a 32-year-old coordinator of the guerrilla movement in the southern Kherson region.
A woman who went to wash clothes in her laundry room in Central Florida never made it out Monday, authorities say. According to the Leesburg Police Department, officers responded to a call about a “suspicious incident” at the residence around 2:30 a.m. The caller told the dispatcher that they believed their friend, 37-year-old Melissa Smith, was dead.
President Joe Biden met with historians at the White House last week, The Washington Post reported. People familiar with the conversation said they warned Biden about the rise of totalitarianism around the world. President Joe Biden privately met with a group of historians at the White House last week who warned him about ongoing threats to democracy, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection interviewed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and met briefly with Pennsylvania's Republican nominee for governor Doug Mastriano on Tuesday as it probes Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Pompeo is among several of Trump's former Cabinet officials the committee wanted to talk to after it was disclosed that some of them raised concerns about former president's actions — going so far as having considered invoking the 25th Amendment process to remove Trump from office after the riot. Pompeo's appearance was confirmed by a person familiar with the situation but unauthorized to discuss it publicly.
“The media has anointed men who have sex with men as the biggest threat to our survival from monkeypox.”
“Rich countries have ignored endemic monkeypox in West and Central Africa for far too long, despite having effective vaccines.”
“The biggest worry for Americans is not the disease: It’s that our response to it shows how little we have learned from COVID-19.”
“Monkeypox should be a relatively easier virus to control, but only if the United States takes the needed steps now.”
“Global health officials must advocate for and enact a unified, coherent approach to fighting the monkeypox pandemic.”