LONDON (Reuters) -The withdrawal of Russian forces from a strategically important town in eastern Ukraine has prompted two powerful allies of President Vladimir Putin to do something rare in modern Russia: publicly ridicule the war machine's top brass. Russia's loss of the bastion of Lyman, which puts western parts of Luhansk region under threat, touched a nerve for Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of the southern Russian republic of Chechnya. Kadyrov, who has been close to Putin since his father and former president of Chechnya, Akhmad, was killed in a 2004 bomb attack in Grozny that also killed a Reuters photographer, suggested that Russia should consider using a small tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine in response to the loss.
An illicit early morning joy ride ended in tragedy Sunday in Southwest Florida, an area still reeling from Hurricane Ian. In a news briefing, in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said that three teen boys checking for unlocked cars, found a Maserati with the keys inside in a driveway, and took off. Deputies in a patrolling chopper investigating an unrelated burglary nearby spotted the teens from above as they were entering the high-end Italian performance vehicle.
Marco Rubio on Sunday said he would fight against a Hurricane Ian relief bill if it included unrelated spending projects. Rubio said the extra spending would deter other lawmakers from voting for disaster relief. Recovery efforts are continuing, with more than 1,100 people rescued as of Saturday morning.
Russia's first mobilisation since World War Two, declared by President Vladimir Putin on Sept. 21, has led to widespread discontent among officials and citizens over the way the draft has been handled, including complaints about enlistment officers sending call-up papers to clearly ineligible men. "In 10 days, several thousand of our countrymen received summons and arrived at the military registration and enlistment offices," Mikhail Degtyarev, the governor of the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East, said in a video post on the Telegram messaging app. Degtyarev said the removal of the commissar, Yuri Laiko, would not affect the mobilisation plan set by Putin.
A duo that had been declared winners of a fishing tournament series event were caught in a cheating scandal after a tournament official discovered weights stuffed inside their fish. Videos from the Lake Erie Walleye Trail Championship event show teammates Chase Cominsky, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, and Jake Runyon, of Cleveland posing for a photo with fish just minutes before an official discovers something inside the animals. The two were the season's leaders for “team of the year,” according to The Herald, a newspaper in Western Pennsylvania.
Amy says that when her 16-year-old son, Jed, vanished from their home in Idaho in 2018, she and her husband, Allen, did everything they could to find him, including contacting their local police, but the trail soon ran cold. Then, after more than two years of waiting to hear what had happened to her son, Amy was contacted by Jared Leisek and Doug Bishop of Adventures with Purpose (AWP). AWP is an Oregon-based specialty search and recovery dive team dedicated to helping the families of missing loved ones.
SVIATOHIRSK/KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian forces achieved their biggest breakthrough in the country's south since the war began, bursting through Russian defences and advancing rapidly along the Dnipro River on Monday, threatening supply lines for thousands of Russian troops. In a sign Ukraine is building momentum on two fronts, 300 km to the northeast Reuters saw columns of Ukrainian troop vehicles heading to reinforce rail hub Lyman, retaken at the weekend and a staging post to press into the Donbas region. Kyiv gave little information about the gains in the south, but Russian sources acknowledged that Ukrainian troops had advanced dozens of kilometres along the river's west bank, recapturing a number of villages along the way.
California has pretty much always paid much more than the nation for gasoline at the pump, in part due to higher taxes and a more expensive blend of fuel, but an average price that's nearly 70% more than most everyone else in the U.S. is a bit extreme. The national average price for regular gasoline is little changed from a month ago, but drivers in California have seen a jump of nearly 20% from Sept. 3, as refinery issues tighten supplies of the fuel in the Golden State. The average price for regular unleaded gasoline stood at $3.765 a gallon early Monday afternoon, down 0.4% from $3.779 a month ago, according to data from GasBuddy.
Trump and Greene make it clear that no one disloyal is safe Saying a Republican has a “DEATH WISH” because he did his job and voted for legislation puts a target on the back of that Republican. Saying Democrats “have already started the killings” provides a justification for violence against anyone who happens to be a Democrat. Openly spouting a racist nickname against a woman of Asian heritage tells people, during a time of rising anti-Asian hate crimes, that it's OK to be hateful.
The U.S. Supreme Court, which expanded gun rights in a major decision in June, on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a federal ban on devices called "bump stocks" that enable semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machine gun - a firearms control measure prompted by a 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. The justices turned away appeals by a Utah gun lobbyist named Clark Aposhian and firearms rights groups of lower court rulings upholding the ban as a reasonable interpretation of a federal law prohibiting machine gun possession. At issue was action by former President Donald Trump Trump's administration to reclassify bump stocks as prohibited machine guns under U.S. law in a policy that went into effect in 2019.
Most Myrtle Beach attractions tend to be intentional, placed on or near the beach on purpose. The Grand Strand's newest attraction was brought to shore by a force of nature — Hurricane Ian. A shrimp trawler, named the Shayna Michelle, washed ashore on Friday after losing power the day before the storm arrived, according to a GoFundMe set up to help pay for the boat's removal.
Polygraph could possibly be used in an independent investigation into an accusation of cheating in poker. One of the most famous cash game players in the world, Garrett Adelstein, made an accusation Thursday. An independent investigation into an accusation of cheating in one of the most famous high-stakes poker games in the country could include lie-detector tests.
Trump and his allies often dismiss suggestions that he advances conspiracy theories or condones violence. The continued attempts by the media to invent and amplify conspiracies, while also fanning the flames of division, is truly sick," his spokesman, Taylor Budowich, said in a statement. America is a nation in decline and our people are suffering, President Trump and his America First movement will not be distracted by the media's nonsense, and he will instead continue fighting to Make America Great Again.
A pair of handcuffs hung from one of Edwards' wrists as he told officers Dahmer had tried to kill him. A subsequent investigation led police to an apartment full of preserved human heads, body parts and photographs of mutilated men. Police said Dahmer confessed to killing 17 people since 1978.
If you're keen to save now, we've got good news: It's a better time to put that money in a savings account than it has been in years. As Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate, recently pointed out: The rates on high-yield savings accounts are sometimes the highest they've been since 2009. Indeed, while even higher-paying savings accounts were only paying about 0.50% this year, many are now paying more than 2%.
"It's tense, let's put it that way," Vladimir Saldo, the Russian-installed head of Ukraine's Kherson region, said on state television. "Where the Kakhovka (reservoir) is, there is a settlement called Dudchany ... it is in this area that there is a breakthrough and there are settlements taken by Ukrainian troops," he said. Dudchany, on the west bank of the Dnipro river, is about 40 km (25 miles) downriver from where Russian troops had opposed Ukrainian forces a day earlier.
Former DC Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone is set to release a memoir on October 11. Fanone was assaulted during the riot and has repeatedly pushed back against those who downplay it. Former Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone has frequently spoken out against the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol — and at great personal expense, according to him.
Feeling increasingly isolated in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Fort Myers Beach residents and renters continued to exit their devastated island on foot Sunday, four days after a 10-foot storm surge driven by 150 mph winds inundated Southwest Florida's coastal communities. All access to Estero Island from bridges on its south and north ends has been blocked by Lee County Sheriff's deputies to prevent vehicles and visitors from interfering with search and rescue efforts. A growing fleet of bulldozers and dump trucks is clearing debris.
A woman took to TikTok to warn others after she found an Apple AirTag attached to her car. Decode and demystify Gen Z's latest online slang terms with In The Know's new glossary. An AirTag is a small tracking device — around the size of a quarter — that customers can attach to objects they lose easily.
Prior to leaving office in 2017, Barack Obama had a private, candid conversation with reporters. The interview's transcript was published by Bloomberg News on Friday. Obama expressed concerns that Trump would politicize law enforcement agencies during his presidency.
What's more, your student loans, car loans and mortgage are all likely less than 9%, so it's not likely that consolidation via a HELOC would save you money. You may want to start somewhere different, like the snowball method, where you focus on one loan, usually the smallest one, and direct all of your resources to pay off that loan while maintaining payments on the others,” says Chen. This method could work to finish off your student loans and maybe one of your car loans, to start with.
The zoo followed its standard safety protocols to prep for Hurricane Ian, which might not be what you expect. For instance, the visitor bathrooms served an important purpose in protecting some of its larger birds. See this bedroom turn into a vibrant oasis after an incredible one-day renovation: “Storks in the bathroom!
Willie Nelson had a hope-filled message for the parents of a victim of this May's shooting massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde County, Texas during a campaign event for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke on Sunday (Oct. 2) in Austin. “To you folks there, the parents who are going through some incredible sad times: Remember that it's not something you get over, but it's something you will get through,” Nelson said after performing a set at the event in support of former presidential candidate O'Rourke, who is challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Nelson officially endorsed O'Rourke at the “Vote 'Em Out” rally at the Moonwater Saloon, which served as a reunion for the pair after former punk musician O'Rourke joined the country icon on stage at Nelson's annual Fourth of July picnic to sing “On the Road Again.”
Watch the change of heart that Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican from Florida, has had when discussing the Biden Administration. Hurricane Ian, a nearly Category 5 storm, recently hit Florida, causing immense structural damage and casualties. The conflict between President Biden and Governor DeSantis has been a prominent talking point by the media while covering Hurricane Ian.
Thousands of people in hundreds of cars took over northern Nevada parking lots and intersections Friday night and into Saturday, performing stunts in souped-up vehicles and leading to crashes and arrests, police said. Police beefed up nighttime staffing after social media posts urged people from San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, to come to the “sideshow” in Reno, Police Lt. Michael Browett said. The disturbances started late Friday as several hundred cars and their occupants met in the parking lot of a still-open Walmart store.
“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.”