The Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooter had charges dropped in a 2021 bomb threat case after family members who were terrorized in the incident refused to cooperate, according to the district attorney and court documents unsealed Thursday. The charges were dropped despite authorities finding a “tub” full of bomb-making chemicals and later receiving warnings from other relatives that suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich was sure to hurt or murder a set of grandparents if freed, according to the unsealed documents. In a letter last November to state District Court Judge Robin Chittum, the relatives painted a picture of an isolated, violent person who did not have a job and was given $30,000 that was spent largely on the purchase of 3D printers to make guns.
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A woman in Sonoma County, California, shared video showing a mountain lion standing over her dog in her backyard after she says the predator burst into her home and dragged her pup outside by its neck last month. Rebecca Kracker, of Bennett Valley, told FOX2 KTVU on Tuesday that she went to check on her border collie, Sherman, after she heard him yelping and growling. To her shock, Kracker said she found a mountain lion inside her home with Sherman's neck in its jaws.
This is made up entirely of shipping containers stacked on top of each other. The improvised wall - topped with concertina wire - was ordered built by Republican Governor Doug Ducey in August in an attempt to fill gaps in the U.S.-Mexico border used by migrants. Border communities had been overwhelmed, he argued, saying the double-stacked containers would reach 22 feet (6.7 m) high.
Authorities were called to Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's Texas home Tuesday over reports that a teen had self-inflicted stab wounds, police told ABC affiliate KTRK. Cruz has two daughters, ages 11 and 14. The outlet reported that Houston police responded to a call that a 14-year-old had stab wounds on their arms in the River Oaks neighborhood.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being investigated by the House ethics panel for an unknown matter. It may pertain to a complaint from a conservative group over her attendance at the 2021 Met Gala. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee, a statement released Wednesday said.
A Twitter user went viral after sharing his wild experience being alone on a flight to Singapore. The bizarre turn of events comes from user Alex Svanevik. Svanevik, who is the co-founder of the blockchain analytics platform Nansen, found himself traveling internationally with only the plane's crew.
Chicago police went to the apartment on the 8100 block of South Drexel Avenue before 11 a.m. on Dec. 7, according to a police department report. Officers found a 27-year-old woman and 79-year-old man dead, and a toddler alive and unharmed in the apartment, Deputy Chief Senora Ben said at a news briefing, adding that an investigation is underway. The victims are Javonni Jenkins and Curtis Hardman, daughter and father, WGN reported.
For anyone who enjoys the free ebb and flow of ocean air and currents over their bare skin, the coast is now clear for people of all genders to legally go topless on Nantucket beaches. Seven months after Nantucket voters approved a bylaw amendment specifically to allow all people – including women – freely to eschew torso coverings while spending time on the island's beaches, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has given the change her seal of approval. Nantucket is the first town in Massachusetts specifically to address this issue in its bylaws, giving beachgoers a blanket green light to go topless on all of its beaches if they choose.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal judge to hold Donald Trump's office in contempt of court for failing to fully comply with a subpoena to return all classified documents in the former president's possession, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell has not yet held a hearing or ruled on the request, the newspaper reported. One of the key areas of disagreement centers on the Trump legal team's repeated refusal to designate a custodian of records to sign a document attesting that all classified materials have been returned to the federal government, the report added.
After Herschel Walker's defeat in Georgia in the tightly contested runoff race for a U.S. Senate seat, his son Christian, who earlier in the year supported his father, tweeted the following: “Don't beat women, hold guns to peoples heads, fund abortions then pretend your pro-life, stalk cheerleaders, leave your multiple minor children alone to chase more fame, lie, lie, lie, say stupid crap, and make a fool of your family… And then maybe you can win a senate seat. Christian Walker, once considered a “Warrior for the Right” by The New York Times and a self-described “free speech radicalist,” is a conservative social media star and staunch Trump supporter.
If the average CPI-W reading in the third quarter of the current year is higher than the comparable period of the previous year, beneficiaries can expect a raise in the following year commensurate with the year-over-year percentage increase. In 2023, Social Security recipients are looking at their biggest raise in 41 years. The largest nominal-dollar benefit increase in history is on its way Although the U.S. inflation rate peaked at a more than four-decade high of 9.1% in June, it didn't exactly trail off much in the third quarter.
At least two items marked as classified were found in a storage unit in West Palm Beach, Florida, after lawyers for former President Donald Trump arranged for a firm to search for additional classified material, according to a published report Wednesday. The items were provided to the FBI. The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources, reported that the items were discovered by an outside team brought in by Trump's representatives to search his other properties after the FBI recovered roughly 100 documents marked classified during an Aug. 8 search of his Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago.
Breanna says she and her husband were urgently looking for a new home for themselves and their 9-month-old daughter when they found a house on a popular, trusted website. As soon as I received the key, I toured the home, just like I would any other home. And I loved it,” Breanna says.
A Missouri school district is investigating after a viral video shows a teacher involved in a fight with a middle-school student. The fight happened on Monday, Dec. 5, at Westview Middle School in St. Louis, according to Riverview Gardens School District Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt-Adams. The district did not identify the teacher or the student.
A team that Donald Trump hired to search for White House documents found at least two classified records, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. A federal judge directed Trump's attorneys to look for any classified material still in his possession. The Justice Department is investigating whether Trump broke the law by retaining U.S. government records, some marked as top secret, after leaving office in January 2021.
A FedEx driver panicked after striking a 7-year-old girl in Texas with his work van and threw her in the truck, where he killed her, authorities said. Tanner Lynn Horner, 31, who is charged with capital murder and aggravated kidnapping, told authorities he placed Athena Strand in his work truck after he struck her with it, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Thursday. Horner allegedly told investigators the child was not seriously injured when he accidentally backed the truck into her.
A 10,000-year-old slab discovered in Turkey is the earliest known set of narrative carvings, and it is giving researchers new insight into prehistoric society. Discovered in the Turkish village of Sayburç, the wall was found under two modern homes and is part of a larger Neolithic mound rife with prehistoric relics, researchers said. Excavation of the site began in 2021 and unearthed two pre-pottery Neolithic finds: a set of communal buildings and a set of residential buildings about 230 feet apart.
RIYADH (Reuters) -Saudi Arabia and China showcased deepening ties with a series of strategic deals on Thursday during a visit by President Xi Jinping, including one with tech giant Huawei, whose growing foray into the Gulf region has raised U.S. security concerns. King Salman signed a "comprehensive strategic partnership agreement" with Xi, who received a lavish welcome in a country forging new global partnerships beyond the West. Xi's car was escorted to the king's palace by members of the Saudi Royal Guard riding Arabian horses and carrying Chinese and Saudi flags, and he later attended a welcome banquet.
Kotb discussed the pros and cons of going commando with Jenna Bush Hager. Hoda Kotb shared a pretty personal detail about her co-host Jenna Bush Hager during a recent episode of Today with Hoda & Jenna. Kotb revealed that she recently learned Bush Hager "never wears underwear," when the two were changing before a show.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri begged members of the House to vote against the bill. "I hope and pray that my colleagues will find the courage to join me in opposing this misguided and this dangerous bill," Hartzler said through tears. GOP Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri broke down crying on the House floor on Thursday as she begged her colleagues to vote against the bipartisan bill aimed at protecting same-sex marriage, the Respect for Marriage Act.
BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany on Wednesday detained 25 members and supporters of a far-right group that the prosecutor's office said was preparing a violent overthrow of the state to install as national leader a prince who had sought backing from Russia. Prosecutors said the group was inspired by the deep state conspiracy theories of Germany's Reichsbuerger and QAnon, whose advocates were among those arrested after the storming of the U.S. Capitol in January 2021. Members of the Reichsbuerger (Citizens of the Reich) do not recognise modern-day Germany as a legitimate state.
The pictures are captioned, "Hilary Duff still looking great at age 35," which, like, makes her seem like old Rose on Titanic.
Tammy Myers The Myers family (from left: Ellison, Tammy, Eames, Corryn and Jordan) in 2022 Tammy and Jordan Myers — the Michigan couple who have been fighting to adopt their own biological twins, born via a gestational carrier — are relieved after a judge legally made them the parents of Eames and Ellison on Thursday, the Myerses exclusively tell PEOPLE. "Words cannot express how excited we are to put this adoption process behind us," says Tammy, 41, of Grand Rapids. "This ongoing whirlwind has become our normal, and this craziness has all led to this special moment."
A sister of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has condemned his crackdown on nationwide protests and called on the widely-feared Revolutionary Guards to lay down their weapons, according to a letter published by her France-based son. Iran has been gripped by unrest since the death of 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman Mahsa Amini in police custody on Sept 16., and is facing a three-day general strike movement which started on Monday. Badri Hosseini Khamenei, who lives in Iran and is the sister of Ayatollah Khamenei, criticised the clerical establishment starting from the time of the Islamic Republic's late founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to her brother's rule, the letter, dated "December 2022", said.
“Essentially none of the things conservatives warned would happen actually transpired.”
“On the most prominent battlefield of the past few decades, same-sex marriage, [the GOP has] all but conceded defeat.”
“Marriage is no longer a means of harnessing the brute facts of biology into the service of children.”
“Same-sex marriage is a conservative issue at its core, but one some conservatives have chosen not to accept until now.”
“A variety of suburban voters who were more traditional at one time who now care more about economic issues.”