Protesters briefly scuffled and punches flew Tuesday as a Southern California school district decided whether to recognize June as Pride month. Several hundred people gathered in the parking lot of the Glendale Unified School District headquarters, split between those who support or oppose exposing youngsters to LGBTQ+ issues in schools. It was the same slogan used by some demonstrators last Friday outside Saticoy Elementary School in Los Angeles to protest a planned Pride assembly.
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.
“Mommy, I'm so excited,” my daughter Gabby exclaimed as we rolled our bags out of our building and headed toward our ride. This other mother and her daughter were among the nine pairs gathering in Florida to support one of Gabby's bunkmates dancing in a regional production of “The Nutcracker.” While Gabby never officially took dance lessons, she'd recently gone through a ballet phase, mostly consisting of twirling in our living room for what seemed like hours.
Despite the number of headlines that blame Gen Z for “quiet quitting” — or doing the bare minimum at work — “corporate girl summer” is upon us. Corporate girlies have accumulated millions of views on TikTok with their get-ready-with-me videos, what's-in-my-bag compilations and weekly outfit looks filmed in fluorescent office bathrooms. Insider dubbed them “generation quit” and “the hustle generation“; BBC warned about Gen Z not caring about “prestigious jobs” like previous generations; Vox quoted a TikToker for a lede in an article about Gen Z's supposed aversion to jobs that said, “I don't have goals.
STORY: The body camera footage showed a mechanized assault operation involving armored vehicles. The 3rd Assault Brigade wrote on Telegram that it undertook "coordinated work of M113 storm troops, 60 mm mortars, tanks and aerial reconnaissance. The result: they pushed back the Russians for a kilometer."
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.
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.
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.
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers are opening a store, featuring clothing, hats and other items centered on their family name, at a new downtown hotel. The Antetokounbros Shop is planned for the first floor of the new Trade Hotel, 420-434 W. Juneau Ave. That's just across the street from Fiserv Forum, where Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to the National Basketball Association championship in 2021. The plans for the shop are mentioned in a building permit application filed with the city Department of Neighborhood Services.
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.
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.
"I don't think this is very safe for migrants here in America," she said. Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene bizarrely tried to use climate change as a reason why migrants should be prevented from entering the US — despite the fact that she's previously claimed that climate change in itself a scam. Speaking at a border security and enforcement hearing on Tuesday, the Republican tried to argue that migrants should steer clear of the US given how unsafe it was due to climate change.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 Staten Island, New York, homeowner raced back to his house to confront an alleged burglar after his phone alerted him to activity on his doorbell camera. "I checked out the motion alert and saw that there was a gentleman in front of my house," the homeowner, Christian Schlager, told SILive in a report Sunday. Schlager said he was on his way to Brooklyn when he received the alert on his phone, prompting him to call police to report the suspected break in of his home.
Earlier this week Tesla (TSLA) 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. The federal government's requirements for the EV tax credit mandate that 40% of the critical minerals be extracted in the US or a country with a free trade agreement, and 50% of the value of the battery components must be manufactured or assembled in North America. Prior to the announcement, Tesla was reportedly using LFP (lithium ion phosphate) battery cells made by China's CATL.
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.
Tucker Carlson launched his promised new show on Twitter today with talk of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, UFOs, who killed JFK and what really went down on 9/11 — and the one-time Fox News host was a hit. In just over four hours, the low-tech 10-minute video posted on the Elon Musk-owned social media platform has attracted 27 million views. Broadcasting from what looked like a wooden cabin home studio and postulating that “American citizens are the least informed in the world,” and his well-trodden take on the failings of the American media, Carlson essentially delivered what counted for a more echoing and caffeinated version of his nightly monologue on FNC's Tucker Carlson Tonight.
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia's defence minister said on Tuesday his forces had thwarted the first three days of a Ukrainian counter-offensive, alleging that they had killed or wounded more than 3,700 Ukrainian soldiers. Unusually, Sergei Shoigu read a statement himself rather than leaving it to the ministry's regular spokesman. Ukraine has maintained deliberate ambiguity about whether its long-expected counter-offensive is under way, and Reuters could not independently verify the battlefield claims.
Employees at Farmers Group are staging a revolt after the insurance company's new CEO has reversed remote work policies they say were promised to them last year. The Wall Street Journal reports workers have logged more than 2,000 comments complaining about the about-face decision from Raul Vargas on the company's internal social media platform. “I was hired as a remote worker and was promised that was the company culture moving forward,” said one worker quoted in the Journal.
Ariana Sutton, a dancer and mother of three whose husband is a Massachusetts police officer, took her own life on May 31, after giving birth to twins. Catherine Sutton, sister-in-law of Ariana, said the family wants to make sure mothers don't feel shame about attending to their own mental health. "If another family's able to avoid what we're going through right now, it's worth it to share our story."
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.