NEW YORK (Reuters) -A U.S. appeals court on Thursday refused to reinstate a lawsuit by Amy Cooper, the white woman who became known as "Central Park Karen" after calling police on a Black bird-watcher, against the employer that fired her following the encounter. In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Cooper did not prove that Franklin Templeton illegally dismissed her on the basis of race or defamed her by branding her a racist. Cooper had been an insurance portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton, a unit of San Mateo, California-based Franklin Resources.
A 13-year-old girl shopping with her mother at a South Carolina Walmart was shot at random Wednesday night, according to WJBF. The shooting happened at the Walmart store in Aiken, which is about 15 miles from the Georgia border. A witness told WJBF that the shooter walked straight up to the victim and shot her.
Just two days after being sworn in, a Marion police officer said bye-bye to his new job after a few of his racist social media posts were found, according to the IndyStar. The posts were published before he even got his uniform. The case of 48-hour Officer Chaz Foy is precisely why Black people believe police departments are riddled with racists.
After consuming 2 tablespoons of raw chia seeds every day, a woman claims she experienced horrible digestive issues — and she's warning others not to make the same mistake. TikToker Jade Amber (@@jade.amberrrrr) gained over 5.4 million views, 715,000 likes, 60,000 saves and 11,000 comments when she shared her PSA online. Now, much like the firefighter who took to TikTok to reveal what can happen when you sleep with your bedroom door closed, Jade's PSA has people rethinking their everyday habits, especially those within the clean eating movement.
Real estate investment guru Grant Cardone says Americans should “quit saving” if they want to build true wealth. Cardone, who goes by the nickname Uncle G, recently shared his two cents on Twitter: “That full-time job won't bring you wealth. Saving, saving, saving won't bring you wealth.
The incident occurred on the beach of the Dream Beach hotel, according to Russian media reports, which said the victim was a Russian citizen. Russia's consul-general in Hurghada, Viktor Voropayev, told the country's TASS news agency that the deadly attack happened Thursday. A Russian died as a result of the shark attack,” he said, identifying the victim as 23-year-old “V. Popov,” who he said was not a tourist but had been living in Egypt for several months.
However, the footage lives on thanks to another TikTok user, Kelsi (@kbuffhen) — who claims to be a very close friend of the people recorded in Heather's video. Now, Kelsi is clearing the air, along with her friends' good names, and slamming people like Heather for violating people's privacy and spreading false rumors, all in the hopes of going viral. Kelsi's video response begins with Heather's since-deleted footage, in which viewers can see two dressed-up people smiling and chatting at a bar.
With more and more Republican presidential candidates who once supported Trump now publicly turning on him, “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough has a hunch as to why: According to the MSNBC host, it might me they know that more charges are coming. As part of Thursday morning's discussion on “Morning Joe,” the hosts marveled at the fact that both former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Trump's own former VP Mike Pence have effectively come out swinging against him in their campaigns, with Pence saying on Wednesday that Trump “should never” be president again. “I must say, I didn't expect Mike Pence to be as aggressive as he was yesterday,” Scarborough said.
Former New Jersey Governor and GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie reacts to a post made by former President Donald Trump on his Truth Social account.
An early bird El Nino has officially formed, likely to be strong, warp weather worldwide and give an already warming Earth an extra kick of natural heat, meteorologists announced. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday issued an El Nino advisory, announcing the arrival of the climatic condition. It formed a month or two earlier than most El Ninos do, which “gives it room to grow,” and there's a 56% chance it will be considered strong and a 25% chance it reaches supersized levels, said climate scientist Michelle L'Heureux, head of NOAA's El Nino/La Nina forecast office.
Elizabeth Holmes had an emotional reunion with her family just five days after she went to prison. Holmes is serving an 11-year sentence after she was convicted on four counts of fraud. Elizabeth Holmes shared an emotional reunion with her husband and her parents just five days after she reported to prison.
Extremist Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) on Wednesday faced criticism after she joined the right-wing freakout over the U.S. Air Force's celebration of Pride Month. Boebert took offense to this USAF tweet showing the silhouette of a saluting soldier and the rainbow flag, which celebrates queer pride.
A relative previously told The Associated Press the boys' mother was working at a nearby convenience store when she heard gunfire and ran back home to find they had been shot. The boys were “very close” and always together playing, mostly with superhero figures, according to their uncle, Felix Muniz Torres. The shooters apparently targeted the third person who was killed, 19-year-old Joshua Lugo-Perez, over what authorities have called “a previous argument.
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A 4-year-old Tennessee boy is recovering after he was bitten by a copperhead snake during a camping trip. Jad Pollom was camping with his family in Highlands, North Carolina, just across the Georgia border, over Memorial Day weekend when he was bitten by a snake while playing on the front porch of a cabin, WTVC-TV reports. Jad was rushed to a nearby emergency room where he received 10 vials of antivenom treatment, the TV station said.
Many of us have questions we're too shy to ask our OB-GYNs — so in this episode of ITK: Hack the Cycle, host and co-founder of lifestyle period brand August Nadya Okamoto (@nadyaokamoto) does it for us. From dispelling myths about pap smears to understanding vaginal hygiene, Dr. Nicole Sparks, MD (@nicolealiciamd), gives Nadya the answers we've all been looking for. First, Nadya takes to the streets of New York City to gather the public's questions about gynecologists.
In 2022, Brett Kavanaugh let Albama use racially gerrymandered maps in its midterm elections. Kavanaugh joined the liberal justices and Chief Justice John Roberts in ruling against the maps. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh flipped sides in a pivotal voting rights case, ruling on Thursday that Alabama district maps that diluted Black votes violated the Voting Rights Act.
A study from Australia is the first to scientifically document blue whales' killings by orcas. Orcas were observed devouring the nutrient-rich tongues of the giant blue whales. "This is the biggest predation event on this planet," a marine scientist said.
A poster at Rivian Forums started a thread with EPA documents detailing range for a new R1S configuration. The company recently announced availability of its new Enduro motor developed in house, and the 135-kWh Large battery pack; the Large pack is the middle unit beneath the Max and Standard batteries. The documents lay out estimated ranges for the R1S on 20-, 21-, and 22-inch wheels.
Paige Ortiz had just carried a load of groceries inside on Monday evening when she looked out the window and saw a stranger grab her 2-year-old daughter. The Crowley mother picked up her phone and a knife and ran out the door to where her husband, Carlos Ortiz, was struggling with a man. “I immediately dialed 911,” Paige told the Star-Telegram in a phone interview.
Fox News hosts on Wednesday made light of the public health warnings issued over the hazardous haze engulfing New York City, much like some of its personalities dismissed the risk of COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic. Jeanine Pirro, Jesse Watters and Sean Hannity all dismissed the city's atrocious air quality — caused by wildfires in Canada — and mocked official advice to wear face masks amid the smoke that is expected to last for days. “While Americans choke on the smoke, the far left smells an opportunity,” said “The Five” co-host Pirro, who turned the haze into an attack on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her signature Green New Deal.
India's foreign minister on Thursday hit out at Canada for allowing a float in a parade depicting the 1984 assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her bodyguards, perceived to be glorification of violence by Sikh separatists. "I think there is a larger underlying issue about the space which is given to separatists, to extremists, to people who advocate violence," S. Jaishankar told reporters in New Delhi while commenting about the tableau in a parade. "I think it is not good for relationships, not good for Canada," he said.
The son of a former Boston Red Sox star was found dead in a New Bedford, Massachusetts home and is believed to be the perpetrator of a murder-suicide that has rocked the small community. Authorities were conducting a welfare check when they found the bodies of George Scott III, 54 — the son of former Red Sox first baseman George "Boomer" Scott — and his 8-year-old son, Dante Hazard, on Friday, June 2, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office said in a press release cited by NBC News. A relative of Scott had asked the police to check in on him and his son after days had passed without hearing from them.
Members of the Russian elite are turning against the Ukraine war, Bloomberg reported. Many members of Russia's elite are growing doubtful about the ability of their president, Vladimir Putin, to win the war in Ukraine, Bloomberg reported. The best they can hope for is a "frozen" conflict or a loss in which Russia isn't humilated, the report said.
Republican lawmakers rallied with more than one hundred Bible-toting parents and children at Utah's Capitol on Wednesday to protest a school district's decision to remove the Bible from middle and elementary school libraries in the wake of a GOP-backed “sensitive materials” law passed two years ago. Concerned parents and children holding signs that read “The Bible is the original textbook” and “Remove porn, not the Bible,” said they were outraged after the Davis School District announced that a review committee concluded the Bible was too “violent or vulgar” for young children. The committee ruled that it did not qualify as obscene or pornographic under the sensitive materials law, but used its own discretion to remove it from libraries below the high school level.