A Southwest Airlines pilot is suing the company, her union and a former colleague who pleaded guilty last year to dead-bolting the cockpit door during a flight and stripping naked in front of her. Christine Janning alleges that Southwest retaliated by grounding her after she reported Michael Haak to the company and the FBI, that it kept him employed despite an alleged history of sexual misconduct and that managers disparaged her in memos. Haak's attorney, Michael Salnick, said Wednesday that his client disrobed only after Janning encouraged him to and never did anything else.
Vice President Harris and the director of the Secret Service have reportedly expressed concerns over an accident on Monday involving the vehicle Harris was traveling in after the agency initially did not disclose details about the minor collision, according to The Washington Post. The motorcade was delayed in transporting Harris to the White House after a Secret Service agent-driven vehicle hit a tunnel curb in Washington, D.C., but the incident, which occurred in Foggy Bottom, was reportedly logged in an electronic alert to agency supervisors as “a mechanical failure.” Harris was examined by medical staff and determined to be unharmed, but damage to the vehicle's tire was significant enough that the vice president had to be transferred to another vehicle in order to complete her transit to the White House, according to the report.
CNN anchor and reporter Jim Sciutto has been off the air this week for a “personal leave” after an investigation by the network related to a serious fall he had earlier this year in Amsterdam, according to reports. Sciutto had been traveling back to the United States after covering the war in Ukraine and was injured during a stopover in the Dutch city, according to The Daily Beast. Sciutto had since recovered, and CNN directed Sciutto to deal with a “personal situation,” the report said.
LYMAN, Ukraine (Reuters) - The bodies of two Russian soldiers lay bloating in trees on opposite sides of the road, close to the blasted hulks of the cars and the van in which Ukrainian army officers said the dead men's unit was retreating into the eastern town of Lyman. Unaware that their forces already had withdrawn from the key rail junction, the Russians last weekend drove into an ambush by Ukrainian special forces, their flight and lives ended by a storm of gunfire, the officers said. The bodies, the ruined vehicles and carpets of bullets, torn uniforms and metal shards testified on Wednesday to Moscow's loss of Lyman to a Ukrainian counteroffensive that has reclaimed parts of Donestk province overrun by Russian forces earlier this year.
A teacher in Iredell County is accused of sending a nude image and sexually explicit video of herself to a student, according to the sheriff's office. According to authorities, the victim was a former student of Viney's as an underclassman at West Iredell. After interviewing witnesses, processing a cellphone and searching Viney's social media accounts, the sheriff's office arrested her Tuesday.
After touring areas of Fort Myers, Fla. devastated by Hurricane Ian, President Biden engaged in a conversation with Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy and appeared to say, "No one f***s with a Biden." Murphy responded, "You're goddamned right," and laughed.
Russia is lobbying for a secret ballot instead of a public vote when the 193-member U.N. General Assembly next week considers whether to condemn Moscow's move to annex four partially occupied regions in Ukraine after staging what it called referendums. Ukraine and allies have denounced the votes in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia as illegal and coercive. A Western-drafted U.N. General Assembly resolution would condemn Russia's "illegal so-called referenda" and the "attempted illegal annexation" of the areas where voting occurred.
While Ukraine's military has been successfully chasing Russian troops out of one territory after another, Vladimir Putin's foot soldiers have apparently been turning their weapons on each other as the Russian leader's “special military operation” continues to come apart at the seams in spectacular fashion. The Kremlin's flailing bid to get an edge on the battlefield by deploying mercenaries from the Wagner Group—which now includes hundreds of prison inmates—has reportedly backfired as the private military force butts heads with the Russian military.
The US Navy's first-in-class aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, deployed Tuesday. President Donald Trump once ranted about the ship's look, a book says. The US Navy's most advanced aircraft carrier – which was commissioned and later critiqued by President Donald Trump, according to a book – deployed Tuesday from Norfolk, Virginia, to head to the Atlantic.
Eric Weinberg, a co-executive producer and writer for the 2000s TV comedy Scrubs, was arrested again on Tuesday and charged with 18 counts of sexual abuse and assault by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. The arrest was made days after charges — including rape, oral copulation, sexual battery, false imprisonment, assault by means to cause great bodily harm and six counts of forcible penetration by a foreign object — were filed. District Attorney George Gascón is expected to hold a press conference later this afternoon to detail the charges against Weinberg, who also was a producer on Showtime's Californication and FX's Anger Management.
Channel 9 photographer Ulen Hodges captured an interesting photograph Tuesday while covering flooding in Orange County's Orlo Vista neighborhood. The community, which sits south of West Colonial Drive between North Hiawassee and North Kirkman roads, has endured ongoing flooding. Neighbors have begun to assess the damages left behind by the hurricane, and at one home, Hodges spotted a seemingly ancient fish called the Florida gar.
Keith Papini had been one of his wife's biggest advocates, but when investigators revealed in 2020 that her kidnapping four years earlier had been an elaborate hoax, the dad of two told investigators he was “in shock.” “I'm the idiot husband that stayed around the whole time,” Keith said in August of 2020 as he sat down to talk with investigators after the stunning revelation, according to interrogation footage included in an episode of ABC's “20/20,” which aired on Friday. Sherri Papini was sentenced to 18 months in prison last month for lying to the FBI and claiming that two Hispanic women had abducted her at gunpoint in November of 2016 while she had been out jogging near her Redding, California home.
One month after their counteroffensive began, Ukrainian forces have gained significant ground following months of Russia's advances in the south and east of the country. According to the Institute for the Study of War, Ukraine's counteroffensive made substantial headway from Sept. 4 to Oct. 3 in regaining territory from the northern city of Kharkiv to the border with Luhansk as well as several pockets in northern Kherson. In his nightly address on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said more than 450 settlements had been liberated thanks to the “defense operation that began in September and is still ongoing.”
In case you missed it: Boil water notice lifted for City of Naples Useful links to help you with post Hurricane Ian challenges in Collier County Damages to buildings, homes and business estimated at more than $1.5B in Naples Like buckets from 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' water kept coming The next seminal moment involved duct tape. Shtereva began plastering it over her doors and windows, including the garage door into the kitchen. And still the water rose.
Bloomberg News got emails revealing information about boxes packed during Trump's White House move. Trump said the FBI found classified documents at his home because federal workers packed them. Donald Trump's boxes may have already been packed when movers arrived at the White House after his presidential election loss, according to emails and documents that Bloomberg News obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Like nearly 50% of Americans, Talia (not her real name) had gained weight over the pandemic and wanted to do something about it. After a friend lost 40 pounds using semaglutide — a prescription injectable weight-loss medication that's garnering a lot of buzz right now — her interest was piqued. The New York resident made an appointment with her friend's doctor and asked about any potential risks and whether she needed to follow a specific diet while on the medication.
There's not much that can send a grizzly bear running scared — especially not a mother with cubs in tow — but a nature guide recently witnessed just that, and it's only the second most surprising thing he saw that day. As many as 13 wolverines were gathered, chasing a grizzly and three cubs across the steep, rugged terrain of the Grand Tetons, according to an Oct. 2 Facebook post by ecotourism agency Yellowstone Insight. Doug MacCartney snapped pictures of the distant figures rushing through a band of snow on Aug. 8, the post said.
The attorney for LAPD Officer Houston Tipping, who died in May in what police claim was a training accident, believes his client was targeted for being a whistleblower. As reported by CBS Los Angeles, Bradley Gage, the lawyer representing Tipping's family in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city in June, claims Tipping's death occurred while Houston was investigating an alleged gang rape committed by four LAPD officers in 2021. Gage said in a press conference on Monday that one of the accused officers was present at the training exercise the day Tipping died from his injuries.
LONDON (Reuters) - As soon as Vladimir Putin announced his military call-up for the faltering war in Ukraine, Timofey and Andrey, two brothers from Moscow, tried to book flights out of the country. There, they got a flight the next morning to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. "We thought we might have to cross the [Belarusian] border illegally through the forests if they didn't let us out of Russia," said Andrey, 26, speaking from Tashkent.
Hours before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that emergency road and bridge repairs to Pine Island had been completed ahead of schedule on Wednesday, cheers and a little laughter greeted some of the first motorists to cross a temporary bridge built to restore access by land to the island, which took much of the brunt from Hurricane Ian. Work on the bridge that connects Matlacha to Pine Island began Monday, and Florida Department of Transportation crews finished the repairs in less than three days, DeSantis and FDOT Secretary Jared W. Perdue said in an FDOT statement from Tallahassee.
Greene, who recently made headlines for saying Pride Month “needs to end,” has previously targeted the transportation secretary with bizarre and nonsensical homophobia. In March, she told Trump rally attendees in Georgia that “Pete Buttigieg can take his electric vehicles and his bicycles, and he and his husband can stay out of our girls' bathrooms. The following month, she said that “mom and dad have been replaced by Chasten and Pete Buttigieg and their designer babies.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday appealed for national unity and tried to allay anger against the country's rulers, even as the anti-government protests that have engulfed the country for weeks continued to spread to universities and high schools. Raisi acknowledged that the Islamic Republic had “weaknesses and shortcomings,” but repeated the official line that the unrest sparked last month by the death of a woman in the custody of the country's morality police was nothing short of a plot by Iran's enemies. It's a familiar tactic for Iran's leaders, who have been mistrustful of Western influence since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Throughout the war, Russia has repeatedly complained about Western countries arming Ukraine. Ukrainian advances, meanwhile, have seen it claim a massive haul of abandoned Russian weaponry. Throughout Russia's war in Ukraine, which has lasted over seven months with no immediate end in sight, Kyiv has received tons of military assistance from a number of Western countries — including billions of dollars in weapons and other aid from the US.
Alligators and snakes are swarming around Florida homes destroyed by Hurricane Ian, an official said. "There are a lot [of] places that are not livable," Sanibel Fire Chief William Briscoe told CNN. Briscoe added, "There are alligators running around, and there are snakes all over the place."
When she asked why he couldn't stay for the rest of the day, Manwell said the school told her they would call child protective services if she didn't take him home. The call was just one of a dozen that Manwell received last fall telling her John couldn't stay in school because of behaviors she says stemmed from his disability, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Many schools have promised to cut down on suspensions, since kids can't learn as well when they aren't in class.
“They give voters the chance to hear candidate views. In their own words. In real time.”
“There is campaigning, and there is governing. Two different things. … In the end, it is governing that really matters.”
“We are in a crisis of democracy, and we need to be able to figure out how to disagree.”
“In very close races, small mistakes can prove decisive, or at least knock a campaign in the wrong direction for a few days.”
“The debates themselves are shaping up to be major campaign issues. It’s tedious, and it does not serve the voters.”