The image of three men discovered balancing on the rudder of a ship for 11 days across the ocean from Nigeria to the Canary Islands has left people in shock. The three men were picked up Monday by Spain's Maritime Rescue Services from the rudder of the Alithini II ship. After displaying acute symptoms of disorientation, dehydration and hypothermia, they were all taken to a hospital on the island of Gran Canaria.
An administrator with the Murray County School District is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student and supplying alcohol to minors. Dr. Rachelle Louise Terry, 43, of Chatsworth, was arrested and charged with child molestation and statutory rape. Terry was also charged with 10 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors during a Halloween party earlier this year.
Deadline has confirmed that the NYPD has identified a body found dumped outside a Bronx sheet-metal manufacturing factory Monday as Frank Vallelonga Jr., a sometime actor most notable for his role in 2018's Green Book. In Best Picture Oscar winner Green Book, Vallelonga Jr. portrayed a relative of Viggo Mortensen's bouncer character Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga. Vallelonga Jr. was the real-life son of the bouncer portrayed in the film, who also was an actor best known for playing crime boss Carmine Lupertazzi in The Sopranos.
A motorcyclist was badly injured and the driver of a stolen SUV was killed in a horrific chain-reaction collision on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu near Los Angeles, when the Lexus SUV careened into a pickup truck, causing the pickup to spin and crash into the rider. The crash was captured in a dramatic video by the motorcyclist, Stephen Levey, who was recording his ride on a phone hanging around his neck. “All of a sudden, there's a truck coming at my face,” Levey told station KTLA.
Do we really need to say, 'don't hit golf balls into the Grand Canyon? That's what Grand Canyon National Park posted on social media one day after a social media influencer posted a video of herself golfing on the edge of the Grand Canyon's South Rim, east of Mather Point. In the video, which appeared on 20-year-old Katie Sigmond's accounts on Oct. 26, Sigmond hit a golf ball and subsequently lost most of her club when the driver's shaft flew into the canyon after the ball.
Florida will pull $2 billion worth of state assets managed by BlackRock Inc. accelerating Republicans' fight with the world's largest money manager over its ESG investing practices. Most Read from Bloomberg Musk's Neuralink Hopes to Implant Computer in Human Brain in Six Months An Arizona County's Refusal to Certify Election Results Could Cost GOP a House Seat New York, Singapore Are the World's Most Expensive Cities Right Now Scientists Revive 48,500-Year-Old 'Zombie Virus' Buried in Ice FTX Missing Billions Remain Mystery After Bankman-Fried Grilling The state treasury will immediately have Florida's custody bank freeze about $1.43 billion worth of long-term securities and remove BlackRock...
Florida backup quarterback Jalen Kitna was expected to be released from jail on $80,000 bond on Thursday, a day after he was arrested on five child pornography charges that police said included images of a prepubescent girl having intercourse with an adult man. Judge Meshon Rawls set the bond and as conditions for Kitna's release ordered him not to have any unsupervised contact with minors and not to have any internet access. Kitna sobbed into his hands when his parents, including former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, address the court during a 75-minute appearance.
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office told WJBF investigators responded to a home on Nellie Drive on Tuesday around 10:30 p.m. after they received reports of a victim of false imprisonment. Authorities told WJBF that a witness had seen the woman locked in a dog cage inside 32-year-old Shawna Sue Powell's home while he was there to pick up some of his belongings. According to WJBF, the witness told deputies that he knew two people inside the home were armed and that when he first arrived, one of the men pointed a gun at him due to not knowing who he was.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, who was elected Wednesday by House Democrats to succeed Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said during the 2020 presidential election that Tara Reade's sexual assault allegation against President Biden "needs to be investigated seriously." Jeffries made headlines in April 2020 after he broke with his party to lend credibility to the claims made by Reade, a former Biden staffer who accused Biden of cornering her in a Senate office building in 1993 and sexually assaulting her. Multiple people have corroborated parts of Reade's story since she first spoke out on March 25, 2020, but Biden and his campaign vehemently denied the claims.
Sandra Brown is one of two employees accused of helping Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters allow a copy of a hard drive to be made during an update of election equipment last year in search of proof of the false conspiracy theories spun by former President Donald Trump. Brown, 45, pleaded guilty to attempting to influence a public servant, a felony, and official misconduct, a misdemeanor, but will not be sentenced until right after she testifies at Peters' trial next year so her performance on the witness stand can be considered. “There were things going on that I should have questioned and I didn't,” Brown told Judge Matthew Barrett.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 17. A Republican congressional Twitter account quietly deleted a tweet shouting out Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, after the antisemitic superstar praised the genocidal Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Alex Jones' InfoWars show Thursday.
A piece of rock 'n' roll history, waiting to be dusted off in the New Mexico desert, could be yours next month. Elvis Presley's 1962 Lockheed 1329 JetStar is going up for auction in January. Presley bought the red-and-silver-liveried JetStar—then considered the jet of choice for celebrities and CEOs—in 1976 for $840,000, or about $4.4 million in today's dollars.
Just before a midair collision that killed six at a Dallas air show, a group of historic fighter planes was told to fly ahead of a formation of bombers without any prior plan for coordinating altitude, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The report did not give a cause of the crash. A P-63 Kingcobra fighter was banking left when it struck a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber behind the left wing during the Nov. 12 air show featuring World War II-era planes, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its preliminary findings.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration believes classic La Niña conditions could take hold in December, with below-average temperatures expected in the northern tier of the country and much of the South escaping the onslaught of Old Man Winter. A recently released outlook by NOAA depicted the probability of regions experiencing above or below-average temperatures and precipitation during the final month of 2022. Forecasters believe the cold air will stretch from the Pacific Northwest into the upper Mississippi Valley thanks to a series of high-pressure systems in Canada.
Hawaiian Airlines is launching a new nonstop route between Honolulu and the Cook Islands. The new service will be the only airlink between the South Pacific nation and the US. American tourists previously had to stop in only New Zealand or Tahiti to get to the island.
In science fiction - think films and TV like "Interstellar" and "Star Trek" - wormholes in the cosmos serve as portals through space and time for spacecraft to traverse unimaginable distances with ease. Researchers announced on Wednesday that they forged two miniscule simulated black holes - those extraordinarily dense celestial objects with gravity so powerful that not even light can escape - in a quantum computer and transmitted a message between them through what amounted to a tunnel in space-time. It was a "baby wormhole," according to Caltech physicist Maria Spiropulu, a co-author of the research published in the journal Nature.
The proposed merger would combine the first and second largest supermarket chains in the US, and would allow the new company to operate nearly 5,000 stores across 48 states and the District of Columbia. This combined presence, experts say, would serve 85 million households, accounting for approximately 13% of the market. The merger comes just years after Albertsons bought out Safeway for $9 billion in 2014—a deal which, despite FTC intervention, ended up driving down competition for the chain.
STORY: The benchmark S&P 500 is down nearly 15% for the year, as stock prices have been battered by the Federal Reserve's interest rate increases in 2022. But Demmert said stocks are in the "last third" of the bear market, "where the consumer really gives up that confidence and that consumption," adding that equities could backslide to "the old low or maybe a little bit lower."
Closing arguments at the Trump Organization's criminal tax fraud trial got off to a rocky start Thursday as a lawyer for the company was caught showing jurors portions of witness testimony that had previously been stricken from the official court record. The judge, Juan Manuel Merchan, admonished Necheles and halted arguments so she could remove any other precluded testimony from a slideshow she was showing to jurors. Necheles said she didn't intend to show any testimony that had been stricken as a result of a sustained objection.
Brittney Griner could spend her life in prison We all know Griner's predicament could end tomorrow with a U.S.-Russian prisoner swap. But what few are saying and must know is that it might never end, that Brittney Griner is caught in the awakening gears of a changing world and could conceivably spend the rest of her life in captivity. Even before the Russians seized upon her as a bargaining chip exactly one week before its Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, people were writing and speaking about what she is facing.
Under New York law, prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney's office must prove that Weisselberg committed his many felonies “in behalf of” the Trump Organization, a clunky phrase that the judge overseeing the case has, in something of an understatement, called “a confusing area of the law. Ordinarily, when a company's financial whiz becomes a star witness against it, things are not looking great. But if the Trump Organization has any hope of an acquittal or a hung jury after weeks of embarrassing revelations, it rests on this phrase, which has set off fierce semantic debate.
Florida has suspended backup quarterback Jalen Kitna indefinitely after his arrest on child pornography charges. “We are shocked and saddened to hear of the news involving Jalen Kitna,” a statement from Florida said. “These are extremely serious charges and the University of Florida and the [University Athletic Association] have zero tolerance for such behavior.”
After a North Carolina fire department was called to a house fire on Nov. 29, officials said they had never seen anything like it. “It was a new one to us,” the Burlington Fire Department told WGHP. Homeowner Anthony Mebane said he was stunned to learn what caused the fire, too, he told WFMY.
Sam Bankman-Fried told Axios he doesn't know what happened to his $100 million stake in Twitter. Last week Elon Musk said SBF "certainly does not own shares in Twitter as a private company." Sam Bankman-Fried, the co-founder and former CEO of collapsed crypto exchange FTX, says he isn't sure what happened to his $100 million stake in Twitter.
The changes follow Bob Iger's return as Disney's chief executive officer. As he sets a strategic direction for the company, Disney said it anticipates changes in the coming months. On the first day on the job, Iger announced plans to restructure the Disney Media and Entertainment Division, a unit his predecessor created in October 2020 to centralize the distribution of content.
“Democrats succeeded again in making the former President a central campaign issue, and Mr. Trump helped them do it.”
“If you work…to install a Supreme Court that will eliminate constitutional rights, prepare to live with the electoral consequences.”
“Trump pretty reliably put his thumb on the scale for the riskiest and most flawed candidates.”
“The Republicans should have done much better on inflation and the economy. They lacked an effective and transparent message.”
“Where does Trump end and the far-right begin?”