The Florida judge who oversaw the penalty trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be publicly reprimanded for showing bias toward the prosecution, failing to curtail “vitriolic statements” directed at Cruz's attorneys by the victims' families and sometimes allowing “her emotions to overcome her judgement,” a state commission concluded Monday. The Judicial Qualifications Commission found that Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer violated several rules governing judicial conduct during last year's trial in her actions toward Cruz's public defenders. The six-month trial ended with Cruz receiving a receiving a life sentence for the 2018 murder of 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the jury could not unanimously agree that he deserved a death sentence.
First son Hunter Biden is embroiled in a legal battle over supporting his four-year-old daughter. Lunden Roberts, the child's mom, accused him of mischaracterizing his wealth in a child support suit. A judge has ordered Biden to appear in court next month to answer Roberts' questions.
It's official: Former Vice President Mike Pence (R) is running for president. And I, for one, think that a man who still can't bring himself to condemn former President Donald Trump—despite Trump recently suggesting his supporters who chanted “Hang Mike Pence” on Jan. 6 might have been justified—is exactly the tough guy we need to get this nation back on track. In an impotent little video shared on Fox News and on Twitter on Wednesday morning, the sentient dish rag declares that “different times call for different leadership.
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.
A man walking from Atlanta to Greenville, South Carolina has been arrested and is facing sex charges after deputies say he assaulted a woman. Taylor Judson Hutcherson was walking with a woman northbound on Interstate 85 towards South Carolina on Sunday, June 4. According to their investigation, deputies said the victim told them the pair stopped at a convenience store in Oconee County to get food and water around 4:30 p.m.
KHARKIV OBLAST, Ukraine—When Yulia's husband, a Ukrainian soldier fighting on the front lines against Russia's invasion, told her that 25 men in his unit had died in a single day of fighting, she was absolutely furious. The Ukrainian woman—who lives in Kyiv and spoke under a pseudonym—told The Daily Beast she had seen photos of one of her colleagues sipping drinks in Berlin on social media earlier that day. At the beginning of the war, a patriotic fervor overran Ukraine, with men and women volunteering in the tens of thousands.
Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it is expanding and issuing a new recall for 125,000 sport utility vehicles and trucks because engine failures may cause a fire. The recall covers various Escape and Lincoln Corsair SUVs and Maverick compact pickup trucks from the 2020-2023 model years with 2.5L hybrid or plug-in hybrid engines, according to a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Ford said isolated engine manufacturing issues can cause the engine to fail prematurely and in that event engine oil or fuel vapor may be released, increasing the risk of fire and injury.
Over a stream and under a bridge lies of a one of the 10 properties sold in Los Angeles County for under $250,000. Compass Real Estate is selling a one bedroom one bathroom apartment in Alhambra that's sought after despite – or possibly because of – its unique location. Built in 1949, the 450-square-foot apartment includes a terrace above the stream and a rooftop patio separated from a road bridge with a fence.
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.
Filipino Americans on TikTok are defending a college graduate after she was criticized by a Filipino creator for allegedly breaking the law by wearing the Filipino flag on her graduation stole. On May 24, TikTok creator Soph (@sansophs) shared a video detailing the mistake she made of incorrectly wearing her Filipino stole for her college graduation photos. “So I took my grad photos this past weekend, and I sent this to my parents, and my Ninong texted me saying that the Filipino stole is wrong,” Soph says.
Major CNN talent voiced concerns about CEO Chris Licht, The Wall Street Journal reports. Citing those close to the matter, WSJ said several hosts spoke to incoming COO David Leavy. The report follows a disastrous profile of Licht in The Atlantic by Tim Alberta.
She fears that if remote or hybrid work continues then America will suffer—criticizing European counterparts who have a more flexible work-life balance. In an interview with Footwear News, the lifestyle expert said, "You can't possibly get everything done working three days a week in the office and two days remotely. "Look at the success of France with their stupid…you know, off for August, blah blah blah.
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.
A longtime business owner who has sent thousands of tubers down the Chattahoochee River for the last 20 years says he may be going out of business. Shoot the Hooch owner Bill Odrey says after having to move his business earlier this year, he doesn't feel the part of the river he is in is safe for his clients. In March, the National Park Service moved river recreation businesses from Powers Island to about 20 miles north near Duluth.
Jay Johnston, who has appeared on “Mr. Show,” “Arrested Development,” “Bob's Burgers” and in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” was arrested Wednesday in California and charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. According to documents obtained by TheWrap, he faces charges of felony obstruction of officers during civil disorder as well as several misdemeanor offenses, according to court documents. Johnston voiced the character of Jimmy Pesto Sr on “Bob's Burgers” and in December 2021, The Daily Beast reported that he had been banned from the series after his suspected involvement with the attack.
Tesla stock (TSLA) is surging today, up as much as 4% in early trading and hitting highs not seen since early October of last year, as investor bullishness grows following news that all Model 3 sedans now qualify for the full federal electric vehicle tax credits. Tesla stock is on track for its ninth straight day of gains, its longest winning streak since January 2021. Earlier this week Tesla announced on its website that all versions of the Model 3 sedan now qualify for the full federal EV tax credit of $7,500; previously the cheaper Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) version qualified for half the amount.
Mike Pence opened his 2024 presidential bid Wednesday with an unusually forceful denunciation of former President Donald Trump over Jan. 6. Pence is the first vice president in modern history to challenge his former running mate. (June 7)
A teenage girl in China spent her family's life savings on mobile-game transactions. A 13-year-old girl in China spent around $64,000 of her parents' money on mobile games this year, wiping out their savings account without their knowledge. Gong Yiwang learned about the spending spree in late May after receiving a call from a teacher at her daughter's boarding school, who worried the child was addicted to pay-to-play games, according to Elephant News, a regional TV channel in the Henan province.
Iran claimed on Tuesday that it had created a hypersonic missile capable of traveling at 15 times the speed of sound, adding a new weapon to its arsenal as tensions remain high with the United States over Tehran's nuclear program. The new missile — called Fattah, or “Conqueror” in Farsi — was unveiled even as Iran said it would reopen its diplomatic posts on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia after reaching a détente with Riyadh following years of conflict. The tightly choreographed segment on Iranian state television apparently sought to show that Tehran's hard-line government can still deploy arms against its enemies across much of the Middle East.
Afterward, the 18-year-old suspect started to "steadily" cut his own throat, according to an arrest warrant. year-old stabbed 15 times: Arrest warrants says girl stabbed 15 times in Ponte Vedra restaurant before suspect sliced his throat Four people stabbed: Four people taken to the hospital after stabbing at a Ponte Vedra Beach restaurant Here's what we know so far. Who was injured in the attack?
He said he tried to squeeze her thigh but got her crotch as he didn't have his glasses on. A Georgia doctor who was charged after allegedly groping the crotch of a passenger sitting beside him on a Delta Airlines flight blamed poor eyesight, and said he was just trying to squeeze her thigh. Jake Namjik Cho has been charged with abusive sexual contact aboard an aircraft, according to court records seen by Insider.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy expressed shock at what he said was the failure of the United Nations and the Red Cross to help after the destruction of the massive Kakhovka dam as his prime minister called for aid from international agencies. Although the catastrophe happened many hours ago, "they aren't here", Zelenskiy told German newspapers Bild and Die Welt and also Politico. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal urged international humanitarian organisations to provide urgent assistance.
Fox News Tonight guest host Harris Faulkner gave her primetime audience Tuesday some revisionist history regarding the 1918-19 influenza pandemic when trying to make a point about school closures due to COVID-19. To Faulkner, these are “pandemic lockdowns and keeping our own children home from schools when a virus was hurting them far less often than adults”–a clear reference to the curtailed aspects of public life brought on by COVID-19. In an apparent attempt to contrast the wise decisions of government officials in 1918 with the ones made a century later, Faulkner then wrongly claimed that schools did not close back then.
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.
Making its debut in Milan, Italy, on Wednesday, the 2025 EX30 is Volvo's smallest SUV, yet it's also the company's quickest production car ever — by a long shot. Priced from $36,145 including an $1,195 destination charge, the EX30 will be the least expensive model in Volvo's U.S. lineup when it arrives next year. It'll even spawn Volvo's first fully electric Cross Country offering, which we can't wait to see.