There is little precedent for the criminal charges against the parents of a Michigan teenager alleged to have fatally shot four of his high school classmates with a handgun.Experts weigh in on prosecution's case »
Then there's the matter of what the obligations these companies have when it comes to providing vaccines not only to U.S. citizens but to the rest of the world. Note that the fight against COVID-19 also entails tests and medicine, but I'm just going to focus on vaccines, as it's a critical and deep topic that also happens to be rich with drama. First you should know that the U.S. government has been in the business of funding vaccines long before COVID-19.
A Taco Bell manager is leaving after 20 years for a non-food service job. Workers are also burnt out and pushed to their limits, he says. After 20 years of working at Taco Bell, a worker told Insider that he's leaving because customers have gotten too difficult in the past year.
Ghislaine Maxwell was a boss who made almost impossible demands. No detail was too small — from ensuring that every tissue box was full to checking for holes in Epstein's fence so that Maxwell's Yorkie, “Max,” wouldn't escape. Maxwell — Epstein's former girlfriend — was Epstein's “number 2” and managed Epstein's households, doing most of the hiring and firing of the staff for his homes in Palm Beach, New Mexico, New York and on his private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is asking the White House to cut back a big Medicare premium hike set to take effect in weeks and tied to a pricey Alzheimer's drug whose benefits have been widely questioned. In a letter Friday to President Joe Biden, the Vermont Independent called on the president to act immediately to prevent the portion of an “outrageous increase” in Medicare premiums that's attributable to Aduhelm, a newly approved Alzheimer's medicine from drugmaker Biogen, priced at $56,000 a year. If Biden agreed and found a way to do it, a planned January increase of $21.60 a month to Medicare's “Part B” premium for outpatient care would be slashed closer to $10.
The spectaclecase mussel is known for having a lengthy lifespan, but the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it has found a bunch above the St. Croix Falls dam that are at least a century old. That means they were born around the time Warren G. Harding was president of the 48 United States of America, Amelia Earhart bought her first plane and Albert Einstein got a Nobel Prize in Physics. Native mussels can live a long time, but these mussels were pushing the limits,” Wisconsin DNR biologist Lisie Kitchel said in a news release.
When Sarah Bole got home from work one evening this week, she was greeted by a mountain lion on her patio. Her 13-year-old Shih-Poo was in a stare-down with the cougar from the comfort of its home in Grand Lake, Colorado, Bole told Storyful. The mountain lion stared back, video recorded by Bole shows.
Other videos shared by emergency officials showed residents running as towering plumes of smoke and ash blanketed nearby villages in East Java province. The deputy chief of Lumajang district, Indah Masdar, told a news conference at least one person had died and 41 people had suffered burn injuries. Authorities were setting up evacuation tents, the country's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said.
Chester Doles is running as a Republican for a spot on the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners. Doles was jailed in 1993 after being convicted of beating a Black man in Maryland. Chester Doles, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazi National Alliance, is running for office as a Republican in Georgia, per The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
He combined different data sets that were previously kept in separate domains, to align to this new location in the Southern Indian Ocean. Mr Godfrey said it was a "complicated exercise", but previously there was simply a lack of lateral thinking, across multiple disciplines, to bring this together. "No one had the idea before to combine Inmarsat satellite data, with Boeing performance data, with Oceanographic floating debris drift data, with WSPR net data," he said.
With the Omicron variant of the coronavirus having made landfall in the United States and with public discontent with the economy on the rise, the White House blamed Republicans for its woes. “There are some forces against us,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki conceded at a Friday afternoon press briefing, which followed a lackluster November jobs report, as well as the fact that coronavirus infection rates are rising across much of the country. With only 60 percent of Americans vaccinated and Omicron likely able to break through natural immunity from a previous coronavirus infection, those rates could rise ever higher.
A man presented at an emergency room in Gloucester, England, with a "munition in his rectum," police say. Doctors removed the World War II artillery shell from inside of him. Bomb disposal experts confirmed that the shell was "not live," per a police statement.
A 3-foot rattlesnake would seem unmissable in a yard, but a photo taken by an Arizona snake wrangler shows how easily they can blend into landscaping. The image, taken in the backyard of a Tuscon home, features a western diamondback that is tough to see at first glance. It was shared on Facebook by Rattlesnake Solutions, a snake relocation service that invited viewers to find the snake.
A Montana prison inmate serving a 100-year sentence for killing his wife in 1983 has confessed to strangling, sexually assaulting and dismembering a 19-year-old Helena woman 15 years earlier, authorities said Friday. Courtney Brooke Atlas, 79, confessed to killing Pamela Ann Dorrington, who disappeared in 1968. Part of her torso was found near the boat dock at Gates of the Mountains Marina on Holter Lake four months later.
Elon Musk suggested that an age limit should be set for running for political office. The Tesla CEO tweeted on Thursday, calling for those over the age of 70 to be barred. Elon Musk recently suggested that anyone over 70 years old should be barred from running for political office.
Envelopes full of cash and checks were found behind a loose toilet by a plumber doing repairs at celebrity televangelist Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Texas, according to church officials. The plumber detailed the bizarre discovery, made on Nov. 10 at the Houston megachurch, on the morning show of 100.3 The Bull, a country music radio station in the city. There was a loose toilet in the wall, and we removed the tile,” the caller said, NBC affiliate KPRC reported.
Tori Spelling is going back under the knife to have her "expired" and "recalled" breast implants removed. During a recent appearance on "Jeff Lewis Live" on SiriusXM's Radio Andy, the 48-year-old revealed her she plans to undergo surgery in February 2022 and have her current breast implants removed. The "Beverly Hills 90210" alum said she will have them replaced with bigger ones that will actually "look smaller" due to their new and improved shape.
A Tarrant County jury on Friday convicted an Arlington man of murder for strangling his wife in their apartment in 2019 just days after she arrived in Texas. Hours later, jurors sentenced 39-year-old Tareq Alkayyali to 23 years for the murder of his wife, who had asked for a divorce a day after their wedding in 2018, prosecutors told the jury. Alkayyali was found guilty of murder Friday morning in Criminal District Court No. 396 in Fort Worth.
A moment of triumph turned frightening for one Pennsylvania hunter, when she downed her first deer and watched as a group of bears surrounded it and started eating. It happened Sunday, Nov. 28, when Jordan Zabinski was hunting with her husband, Mark Zabinski, in the La Jose area, about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Closer inspection of one video shows there may have been as many as five bears, including two cubs, she says.
The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 likely acquired at least one of its mutations by picking up a snippet of genetic material from another virus - possibly one that causes the common cold - present in the same infected cells, according to researchers. This genetic sequence does not appear in any earlier versions of the coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, but is ubiquitous in many other viruses including those that cause the common cold, and also in the human genome, researchers said. By inserting this particular snippet into itself, Omicron might be making itself look "more human," which would help it evade attack by the human immune system, said Venky Soundararajan of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based data analytics firm nference, who led the study https://osf.io/f7txy posted on Thursday on the website OSF Preprints.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning until Sunday morning on the Big Island of Hawaii. NWS also warns residents to stay indoors as forecasters predict winds gusting over 100 mph. Aside from the blizzard warning, a Kona low is expected near the islands starting on Saturday night.
A wildfire tore through the small town of Denton, Montana, destroying dozens of structures on December 1, local media reported. According to the Fergus County Sheriff's Office, 25 residences in the town were a “total loss. This footage, uploaded by the sheriff's office on December 1, shows flames engulfing buildings, as well as a large smoke plume wafting over the area.
A six-year-old boy, the sole survivor of an Italian cable car disaster who was kidnapped and taken to Israel by his grandfather, flew back to Italy on Friday night following a nearly three-month custody battle, the boy's aunt said. Israel's Supreme Court this week rejected a request by Eitan Biran's maternal grandfather to appeal previous court rulings which said the boy must be sent back to his paternal aunt in Italy. It ordered him returned by Dec. 12.
Archaeologists discovered the skeleton of a Roman man who was fleeing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Scientists believe the man was possibly trying to get on a rescue ship. The skeleton was lying facing upwards, which suggests that he had turned to face the onrushing cloud.
The fatal shooting of a Black man in a trailer park is rocking a rural community in Missouri as neighbors who say they witnessed the killing dispute the police narrative of events. Justin King, a 28-year-old Black and Filipino man, was shot Nov. 3 at 11:45 a.m. in the small town of Bourbon, located about 73 miles southwest of St. Louis. The Crawford County Sheriff's Department said King was shot "after forcing entry into a neighboring residence where an altercation took place."
A CVS customer recorded an employee who allegedly engaged in unsanitary behavior at work, in an incident the shopper referred to as her "final straw" with the pharmacy. Jessica Lasirena (@jessica.lasirena), the patron in question, shared footage on TikTok of a pharmacy employee at an unknown CVS location touching her medication with bare hands after allegedly tending to the cash register and handling money from other customers. In her caption, Lasirena explained that when she went to pick up her medication from the pharmacy, staffers had prepared the wrong prescription.
“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.”